Penance Essays

  • The Mariner's Penance

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    is the point that everything turned for the worst for the ancient Mariner. In Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner the Mariner must deal with his penance, a young man is stunned and becomes wiser, but sadder, and there is a lesson to learn from the entire story. In Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner the old man penance is to travel around land to land telling his story to any young person who would listen. Seeing how the Mariner was the only one spared by a tragedy he

  • Sacrament Of Penance Essay

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    reading from you after very long time. My I recap the content of your letter to be certain I understood what you shared. You shared your concern and the decision you have arrived at about the sacrament of penance. After reflecting for one year, you realized that the sacrament of penance is not necessary because you can confess to God directly; after all, God is mercy and you cannot keep confessing to a mere human being who is also a sinner. You feel that God forgives you during mass, for the

  • Analysis: Penance Of Rodrigo

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    Theology 2nd Trimester Paper The penance of Rodrigo was where the movie started to get very exciting. This penance demonstrated that even the most hardened person can be changed. Rodrigo undertook the sacrament of reconciliation. A sacrament is a symbol of “Christ’s love made visible.” A symbol is something that contains the reality it signifies, and also captures a meaning difficult to explain with words. The bishops of Vatican II (according to the “sacraments” reading) said that “purpose of

  • How Does Nathaniel Hawthorne Define Penance In The Scarlet Letter

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    The words penance and penitence are often associated together, and even sound similar, but it does not mean they have the same meaning. Penance is a punishment for a sin- a physical act showing repentance, but penitence is the feeling of sorrow for committing a sin. Therefore, it is possible to commit an oct of penance, but not truly feel penitence. In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, the main character, Hester Prynne is forced by her Puritan community to wear a lavishly decorated scarlet

  • The Reforme And Indulgence And The Development Of The Protestant Reformation

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    indulgences, making penance and indulgences a key issue leading to the reformation. This was because the reformers viewed indulgences and penance not of the authority of the Church and distancing the people from God by encouraging sin. The major argument of the reformation was that the Church and Pope did not hold the authority that was said they held, and that there was corruption in Rome. The development of the printing press was significant in the development of the

  • Forgiveness

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    attention primarily on the Sacrament of Penance as the means to obtain forgiveness of sins after Baptism. We have come to focus on it so much that it has come to be, for most Catholics, understood as the only sacrament though which forgiveness of sins is obtained. This belief as we will see is an incorrect understanding because we encounter the saving presence of the Lord in other sacraments and ways not only in the Sacrament of Penance. However the Sacrament of Penance is always to be understood as the

  • Wrong Actions in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

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    Wrong Actions The idea of people making wrong actions and having to pay for them afterwards is not new.  The Christian religion centers itself around the confession of sins done by men or women.  Luckily, they have the power to repent and do penance to receive God’s forgiveness.   God sends people this power and people around the world mimic this cycle of crime, punishment, repentance, and reconciliation in court systems and other penal codes. "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" helps implement all

  • Sir Gawain And Green Knight Essays: Allegory And Irony

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    known,/ And bear the plain penance of the point of my blade,/ I hold you polished as a pearl, as pure and as bright/ As you had lived free of fault since first you were born . These words are uttered by the Green Knight almost immediately after he delivered the third blow on Gawain s neck (l 2391-2394). They should be understood as referring to events which began with Gawain s arrival at the Lord s castle. The words  confessed  and  penance  appearing in the

  • Retribution in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

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    Canterbury Tales Retribution is essential to a balanced humanity, acting as an offset for immoral deeds.  Although retribution remains a necessary part of existence, it can be circumvented through penance, as exemplified in The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer.  Upon entering the process of penance, the sinner must take the initial step and feel repentance for their immoral actions.  However, without contrition, avoidance of punishment can only be achieved through a display cunning maneuvering

  • Catholic Confession

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    alternatives, such as: Confession: A Roman Catholic App for iPad’s and iPhones; and the importance of this ritual for all Catholics. The online alternatives to Catholic Confession will never be able to take the place of the traditional Sacrament of Penance. Firstly, we must establish what a ritual is. A ritual is the performance of traditional ceremonial acts. Rituals can be a formal ceremony that is performed in a series of acts that are continuously performed in the same way. Lovat established a

  • What is the lesson learned from Ancient Mariner

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    The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is the first of many stories in this time era of the Romantics. It is a very different story from any other authors in this era for the dark and eerie sense that is told in the story. Samuel Taylor Coleridge gives his readers a new look on the Romantics in the rimes. There are seven rimes, which could be seven chapters to tell the story. First we are in the present day; at a wedding the ancient mariner is telling his story to all the people. Then, we jump into the

  • Mr. Dimmesdale's Feelings of Guilt and Shame in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s "The Scarlet Letter"

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    the seven years of torturous internal struggle that finally resulted in his untimely death, Mr. Dimmesdale is the character who suffered the most throughout Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. Mr. Dimmesdale’s ever present guilt and boundless penance cause him an ongoing mental struggle of remorse and his conscience as well as deep physical pain from deprivation and self inflicted wounds. The external influence of the members of his society In choosing to contain his deep sin as a secret, Mr

  • The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

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    Coleridge, the mariner is willing to repent. After committing his sins against nature, he comes to realize that it is not to be taken for granted. By realizing and expressing the beauty that nature is, the mariner is granted his forgiveness in return for penance; his telling of this story. The mariner commits his sins right at the beginning of his voyage. He has no respect for nature and does not realize that it is nature which provides him with his business. He does not respect the one thing that he depends

  • Ancient Mariner

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    However, his penance is not fulfilled yet. He is tossed and turn more on the open ocean by angels inhabiting the bodies of his crew. Jonathan Wright explains, “The sins of the mariner put his crew to death, and he paid the price to return home,” (Wright). After a great struggle, the Mariner is allowed to return home, and is freed from his torment at sea. Wesley Mercer says, “If a man sins, the only true way for him to atone for his crime is to confess and commit sincere acts of penance, and only then

  • The Ancient Mariner Is a Wise Man (An Essay About The Rime of the Ancient Mariner)

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    poem again. “He prayeth best, who loveth best All things both great and small; For the dear God who loveth us, He made and loveth all.” If everyone understood these lines, and took them to heart, Coleridge would be very pleased, and the mariner’s penance would have not been served in vain. The world would be a better place. Man and nature would no longer be “out of tune.” This is the romantic poem of romantic poems.

  • Rodrigo’s Reconcile

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    sacrament of Reconciliation. We were granted this sacrament so whenever we turn away from God we have the choice of asking forgiveness so we can be reunited with Him. The four steps in the sacrament of Reconciliation are confession, contrition, penance, and absolution. The first step is confession which allows people to reunite with God by admitting their sins. Before you can heal mentally and spiritually you have to admit your sins. Rodrigo, who was a former slave trader and mercenary, committed

  • Redemption in Silas Marner Silas Marner Essays

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    Redemption in Silas Marner   Two characters are going to be in "redemption" and "re-generation", in their concepts and beliefs in life. The main character of the novel, which the plot builds on, is "Silas Marner". His penance is him living lonely and cut off from the world for 15 years, till he finds Eppie. Eppie, is like the fairy genie, which will be the cause of his "re-generation".   Silas's redemption is evoked, when he takes Eppie the little child and raises her. By doing that, he

  • The Fall Of Man Research Paper

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    baptism, penance serves as one of the seven catholic sacraments. Penance is the act of admitting any wrong doings to a priest. Christians are freed from sin after baptism. However, mortal sin can still occur in one's daily life. Mortal sin is a wrongful act that could condemn a person to Hell. Mortal sin disturbs a the personal relationship with God. Unlike eternal sin, a mortal sin can be repented. Adam and Eve inflicted sin on the world which created a need for repentance. Penance would not

  • Ancient Mariner

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    of man’s human nature and the salvation of Christ. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is an allegory which represents the natural and spiritual world of man, it also demonstrates the imprisonment and retribution of sin, and contains the symbolism of penance and redemption. Samuel Coleridge demonstrated physical and spiritual nature throughout his longest poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. To the Romantics going against nature was as immorality to God. In The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, the Mariner

  • Symbols in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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    'Instead of the cross, the Albatross About my neck was hung.'; (ln. 142-43) This macabr... ... middle of paper ... ... albatross, the blood that the Mariner sucks in order to announce the ship, the game between Death and Life-In-Death, the penance that the Mariner serves, and the cyclic nature of the poem are only a few of the symbols that add meaning and depth to the poem. If it were not for the symbols, the poem would simply be the story of a Mariner telling his tale to a hypnotized wedding