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    In Goethe's first part of Faust, Faust does not hold a relationship one would expect with the spirit of evil known as Mephistopheles. The play suggests that the devil should not be misconceived as being a pure source of evil, but rather it is mankind who holds some responsibility. Through their relationship, Faust reaches the capacity to have a greater satisfaction in life than ever which pushes him to have an understanding and connection with Nature he did not hold. Mephistopheles indirectly helps

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    Mephastophilis is the devil that Faustus summons through his initial magical experiments. He is the same devil that was cast from paradise with his master Lucifer. In `Dr Faustus,' Marlowe creates Mephastophilis' personality from his own imagination, which causes Mephastophilis to be almost human at times. Mephastophilis is bound to Faustus because Faustus sold his soul to Lucifer for twenty-four years of Mephastophilis' service. During this time Mephastophilis sometimes openly despises Faustus'

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    Christianity there are various ways that good and evil are represented. In the Holy Christian Bible, the actions of God and the Devil are either moral or immoral. God is pure, innocent, and it is morally right to follow his word. God is known to be a higher power; a person that is believed to guide his saints through life. It is immoral to follow the rebellious ways of the Devil. The Devil is believed to bring people down and create a pandemonium for those who let him control them. In literature, good and

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    The Devil, while acting as the shadow, represents the Devil within every human being. Hawthorne’s story illustrates how every person will encounter the Devil and there is a bit of evilness in everyone. By having Faith act as the anima, she reminds others that there is an epitomical image of goodness for every human to strive for. Faith, acting as the soul-image, begs Goodman Brown to not venture into the woods to bargain with the Devil. Nevertheless, the persona acts

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    The Existence of God and the Meaning of Life

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    Canadian author, W.O. Mitchell, is fascinated with the meaning of life. Whether this is a result of growing up during the depression or simply indicative of Mitchell’s deep philosophical thinking, this theme constantly shows up in his work. In both his humorous drama, The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon and the eloquent children’s Canadian classic, Who has Seen the Wind, Mitchell tackles the age-old question with grace, humor, and care. Not only is Mitchell concerned with the minute details

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    to test the resolve of his faith. Goodman ventures out on his expedition deep into the sinister forest, in order to repudiate the attempt of the devil to sway him from Christianity; a test he believes his devout faith is prepared to confront. Goodman Brown is forever altered in ways unforeseeable by taking a stroll with the ultimate antagonist, the devil himself. The prevailing theme in this literary work, which is common in Hawthorne’s gothic writing, is the realization that evil can infect people

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    The Tiger Bride Analysis

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    to imagery of Hell, devils, and Death. It open for

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    all negative, insensitive, uncaring, jealous, angry and evil thoughts and feelings are from the devil. And we often tend to accept these negative thoughts and feelings without fighting them off like the Bible tells us to do. It 's one of oldest and simplest strategies of the devil to suggest negative things to us and let us run off with it until it gets out of control. The oldest example of the devil using this strategy in the Bible is the story of Cain and Able. Cain killed Able because he meditated

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    Symbollism in Goodman Brown The Symbolism in Nathan Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown" begins before the story starts. The first sign of symbolism is in the title of the story. The word "young" is used in saying that Mr. Brown is young in his marriage and in his maturity. The next word "Goodman" was a term used in Hawthorne's day as a man under a gentleman. This fits Mr. Brown because he is no one special, only to his friends and family. Symbolism is strewn throughout the story in what seems

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    Cotton Mather's Son Dbq

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    This is exemplified in Document 12. Parris states, “Thus Christ in our text calls Judas a devil, for his great likeness to the Devil. . . a devil for quality and disposition, not a devil for nature, for he was a man” (Godbeer 62). This quotation is a reflection of the fear that the Devil could be amongst them, disguised as a man- or in the case of the Puritans, disguised as a witch. Witches were so deeply feared that even before the witch

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