This story becomes an allegory of a situation that could happen to those who refuse to live fearful of God and Puritan religion using symbolism as a way to exemplify such allegory. The character of Tom Walker and his wife symbolize greed; the journey to the Indian fort stands for the way to hell, and the devil’s offering is a sing of eternal damnation for men. Around mid-nineteenth-century, American Literary Nationalism began to emerge in the United States since the country was looking forward to develop their own true identity: an American culture. During that specific period, many literary writers helped to create this new identity, such is the case of Washington Irving with his short story “The Devil and Tom Walker.” This piece of literary work demonstrates thoroughly the practices and doctrines of the Puritan religion that would not stand an immoral and outrageous behavior of an oncoming sinner population. Irving clearly states that this new emerging American lifestyle is doomed unless the people summit to God’s will and destroy all kinds of sins from among themselves,
Anselm’s argument is the first ontological argument for God’s existence established in history; the a priori (logical) argument. The argument states that everything is greater in reality rather than dwelling in the mind. God is the “greatest being conceivable being” and takes form even in atheists, since God is greater than everything else, He must therefore exist in both reality and the mind. Gaunilo criticised this argument constructively by pointing out that if one imagines the perfect island, with this logic must it exist in reality? However, since Anselm then brought in a second argument to counter this criticism, Gaunilo couldn’t have succeeded in destroying Anselm’s argument without then faulting that one (of which he didn’t).
Once Juliet wakes up she finds Romeo dead, she then stabs herself in the chest. The Capulet’s and Montague’s end the feud. Friar Lawrence’s actions and decisions are the reason for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths because he showed he wasn't the holy man he was supposed to be, He also made very risky plans, and didn't stop to think of the consequences before marrying Romeo and Juliet. Friar Lawrence showed another unholy side to him in some parts of the play. For example he went on and married the two without their parents aware.
In Joseph Heller’s Catch 22, the protagonist, Yossarian, exemplifies a modern American antihero. From the first few pages, Heller presents Yossarian as a flawed man who is only interested in preserving his own life. Unlike the typical, altruistic, and courageous hero placed in so many war novels, Yossarian is instead bizarre, self-involved, and sometimes unethical. Heller purposely chooses to make Yossarian an antihero to imply there are only antiheros when it comes to war. As other novels dishonestly romanticize and glorify war, Heller does the opposite.
In real life I believe that the future is not set and only God knows what is going to happen. One could argue that if someone knows what is going to happen then it is inevitable. I think that the future is still not set because God only sees the outcome of free choices that people will make. The future is actually not set in The Odyssey because Odysseus chooses not to change his future when it is told to him, thus making it come true. I think that the only reason that the prophet Tireseas was able to tell Odysseus his future is because Odysseus sealed it by making a decision not to change it.
Iago feels that the best way to do so is by manipulating Othello telling him that his wife is cheating on him with Cassio, who Iago coincidently hates as well. Iago reveals, “That thinks men honest that but seem to be so, and will as tenderly be led by the nose as asses are. I have ‘t. it is sengender’d. Hell and night must bring this monstrous birth to the worlds light” (Shakespeare 1.
Romeo, in an act of revenge, kills Tybalt. The Prince, trying to maintain peace, banished Romeo from Verona. The Nurse brought the news to Juliet “Tybalt is gone, and Romeo banished; Romeo that killed him, he is banished” (Romeo and Juliet 2. 2. 69-70 ) This made Juliet miserable over Romeo's banishment, meanwhile her parents thought her unhappiness was over Tybalt's death.
True love is worth dying for, according to Romeo and Juliet. In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the young couple falls in love. Juliet is a Capulet, Romeo is a Montague, and the families are sworn enemies. In the end they both commit suicide because they can’t be with each other. The main causes of Romeo and Juliet’s death are the friar, their own emotions, and their feuding families.
Othello Rough Draft #2 In the play Othello, the protagonist Othello is a highly ranked general in the Venetian army. William Shakespeare writes about Othello’s great love for Desdemona, the daughter of a Venetian senator, Brabantio. As the play progresses, Othello’s ensign, the seemingly good and honest Iago, who aims to get revenge on Othello for not promoting him, and Roderigo, a man deeply infatuated by Desdemona and determined to have her for himself, plot to bring about the demise of Othello. Othello’s character flaws begin to unravel, bringing him down to the point where he loses everything he once had. Othello is the epitome of a tragic hero in that he rises to great heights and falls to great depths, has a tragic flaw, and learns
Look here it is.”(III.iii.) Iago’s manipulative ways have earned him what he needs to succeed in the demise of his counterparts. By being loyal to her husband, Emilia has caused a great deal of harm to the woman she cares so deeply for. Another conversation of Desdemona is brought up between the Ancient and his general and this time Iago explains to Othello that he had seen Cassio with his ladies handkerchief. Othello later questions Desdemona about the handkerchief and she cannot answer where it is.