I don’t consider your / Pronouncements so important that they can / Just…overrule the unwritten laws of heaven. / You are a man, remember” (Sophocles 12). This seen illustrates, that Creon does think he is god, and has no respect for the real gods. Antigone in so many words is explaining to him that he is wrong, and a person should not be denied burial rights for any reason. Creon does not like her explanation, and explains that “I don’t care if she is my sister’s daughter.
In a CBC Commentary, Rose Kemp speaks against what she terms as a backlash against children. Children are necessary for life itself is the thesis for the article “No Kidding?” by Rose Kemp. One could hardly argue that point since in the Middle Ages, Christians thought celibacy a virtue but if everyone practiced celibacy there would be no society at all. The nineteenth century Shaker sect disappeared for this reason. In this article, Kemp aims to discredit an organization called No Kidding.
I believe these two viewpoints in this chapter are equally convincing and valid, they demonstrate how puritan’s attitude toward the Indians changed over time. From John Eliot’s account of his interaction with the Native American tribes, we can tell that he viewed the Indians as subjects for conversion to Christianity and treated them fairly. “It may be they are better soil for the gospel than we can think”, said John. It’s necessary to take into account the motivation of puritan colonists here. They believed that they are “God’s chosen people”, called by God to build a “city on the hill” in the newfound land.
You can’t pray a lie-I found that out” (Twain 227). Huck is trying to follow what society views as normal. Although he attempts to pray for it, he knows he cannot because it is not what is right. The reason Huck is unable to pray what he wanted is because, in his heart, he knows it is wrong. He knows that he should not turn in Jim because Jim has done nothing but help Huck in his adventure and has done nothing wrong to Huck.
He doesn’t know every little detail of everyone’s life, so how is he to know? What gives him the right to take God’s judgement seat and choose where everyone goes? That’s not the kind of image or message you want to send to someone who you’re trying to save. If the only reason they joined is because they were terrified out of their mind, then it was kind of pointless. They don’t really believe in it, they just did it to save their own skin.
John looks at both worlds through the lenses of the religion he got from the Reservation-a mixture of Christianity and American Indian beliefs - and the old-fashioned morality he learned from reading Shakespeare. He tries to adapt; he deludes himself into thinking that the world he entered is a better one. He faces civilized society with a bright outlook, but eventually comes to hate it bitterly. His beliefs contradict those of the brave new world, as he shows it in his struggle over sex with Lenina and his fight with the system after his mother dies. In the Matrix, conflict between technology and individuality is more hidden in the intricate illusion of the world woven by the
Being a woman who thought "the meaning of life is centered in our Redemption by Christ," it would be very surprising if she didn't feel on some level that she was undeserving of her lupus. The Misfit serves as a way for Flannery O'Connor to make statements that she didn't feel she could get away with in real life. The Misfit challenges Christ's resurrection ability saying "He shouldn't have done it. He thrown everything off balance. If He did what He said, then it's nothing for you to do but throw away everything and follow Him, and if He didn't, then it's nothing for you to do but enjoy the few minutes you got left the best way you can" (O'Connor).
Winthrop formed the Massachusetts Bay joint stock company and governed the colony. For those seeking change from corrupt England, this charter became a chance to establish a “true Christian commonwealth” (Breen 35). They sought to create a society where “the will of God would be observed in every detail” (Morgan 69) because they felt as though England failed them by deviating from Gods’ word. Ultimately the Puritans wanted to emphasize that the Bible was the supreme law of the land as well as the only source of instructions to live by as a Christian. They wanted to establish the New World as a region free of sin.
Baldwin doesn’t agree the white man is the devil, but “according to Elijah, that [he] failed to realize that the white man was a devil was that [he] had been too long exposed to white teaching and had never received true instruction” (Baldwin, 66). Baldwin was given the opportunity to become an influential part of this Islamic movement, but Baldwin does not agree with what they preach and believe. Upon leaving Baldwin “wished to be able to love and honor [Muhammad] as a witness, an ally, and a father” (Baldwin, 78), but “…would be strangers, and possibly, one day, enemies” (Baldwin, 79). Because he was so opposing to the movement’s principles to be best friends with the leader of the movement would be seen as contradictory. Being friends with Muhammad would be like Martin Luther King, Jr. befriending Malcolm X.
The colonizing Society also has the pessimistic attitude of hostility and unfriendliness with the Indians and they advised Ms. Carr not to visit Kitwancool. “ White men told about the Kitwancool poles too, but when I told them I wanted to go there, they advised me “keep out” (138). No, I would certainly have said, ‘keep out’