Grendel is described as being completely inhuman, a ferocious beast that has no capacity to think or act rationally, and is instead driven to destroy and feed on human flesh. When introducing the ravenous demon, the poem states, “Grendel was the name of the grim demon haunting the marches…he had dwelt for a time in misery among the banished monsters, Cain’s clan, whom the Creator had outlawed and condemned as outcasts. For the killing of Abel….” It is no wonder then that the Christian scribes had this disgusting creature symbolically descend from Cain, the first murderer on Earth. And while Adam and Eve are the first sinners, thus passing on the sin to their offspring as well as to the thousands of generations to come, Cain was the first to sin on his own, murdering his own brother in cold blood due to an act of jealousy. Grendel’s blood is completely tainted with Cain’s sin, as well as his own, thus symbolizing all that is evil in this world.
• “Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy.” (235) Reasoning: This quote that was stated at the end of the book shows the reader and myself that the world of savagery only leads to murder and sorrow. That in fact, humans are not naturally civil. They’re naturally evil and animalistic. And this quote alone could destroy Rousseau’s idea that humans are naturally
If you were a sinner and you did not follow the church you will blemish in hell forever. You can relate this too the book Dante Inferno. Dante Inferno informs you about hell and what’s it like to anguish over love ones. Dante also painted a picture saying he was in hell contemporary hell and saw a black devil that was grotesque and had wings that he described as the devil. The Earthly basically are humans that cannot Encounter god.
Saying the night is "dreadful, very dreadful" could be interpreted as Victor's homosexuality. This, at the time of being published, was still a crime punishable by death and these hidden desires we see Victor show could be seen as a 'darker' aspect to his psyche, even if a modern audience would see this as nothing out of the ordinary. We also see a broader view of this dark nature through the story of the DeLacey's. The DeLacey's who feel only dread at the sight of the monster, drive him out after he has helped them with their day to day occupations and leave him heartbroken. Saying that 'my protectors had departed and had broken the only link that held me to this world' the monster perhaps speaks of the link in human psyche, that because he is childlike he does not realise that there even is a
Because all this will happen after Gog and Magog, when Satan is loosed there will be unsaved upon this Earth during the time of Gog and Magog have their fight with God. The Battle of Gog and Magog is going to be the worst battle that this planet has ever seen. We thought World War I was bad, this battle will be even worse. There will be many more deaths and even more weapons burned for a long time. The thing that we have to remember that this is prophecy and that no one knows when it will happen.
However, the book Inferno only focuses on his travels through the circles of Hell. As Dante views punishments in Hell, he often faints from the gruesomeness of them. Over time, his reaction to torture changes as he reflects them as a justice for sins. Another main character, Virgil, is a ghost that guides Dante through the depths of Hell. Virgil receives orders from an angel to lead Dante through Hell on a spiritual journey.
Also he says “you hang by a thread with the flames of divine wrath flashing about it and it and ready every moment to singe it” meaning that if sinners keep sinning the flames of hell will burn the only string they have to righteousness. He also tells them that if they keep disobeying God that he would “withdraw his hand, they would avail no more to keep you falling than the thin air” and at any moment that God feels as though you do not deserve to be in heaven he will drop you to the pits of hell. In addition, Edward also uses powerful diction that emphasizes God’s power. For example, he is a “sovereign” and has complete control over mankind. God is also very “discontent” he sees that mankind is not following the puritan community and feels as though they shall be punished by not being accepted into heaven but sent to hell, lastly God was “inconceivable”.
Odd enough in Beowulf he fights three demons or monsters. This would imply that Beowulf is Jesus. Now if Grendel is all power he must be the anti Christ, and Grendel mother would be the opposite of God the Father, and finally the Dragon would have to be the unhallowed spirit. Rev 20:10 “The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.” In the book Beowulf we could relate this passage to Grendel’s mother being killed in her cave, which Beowulf swam through three days through and died
“I found myself accepting whatever was told to me with equanimity and a detachment I would have never believed possible…I felt lonely, but it was an animal loneliness. I became part of the darkness of the night…,” quoted Hiroshima bomb survivor, Dr. Hachiya (Steele). Burns, fires, and radiation-related diseases hovered over the survivors. Compared to the mental and emotional ailments, the physical damages were nothing. Images of death combines with nightmares disturbed the citizens relentlessly (Chaitin-1).
Edwards negated the fact that salvation could be attained through good works, emphasizing that the only way to salvation was depending on God’s grace. In his sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” he vividly describes the tortures of hell. While describing hell, he said, “It is a great furnace of wrath, a wide and bottomless pit, full of the fire of wrath that you are held over in the hand of that God whose wrath is provoked and incensed as much against you as against many of the damned in hell”(handout). Edwards had a very strict preaching style, but it was his vivid imagery of hell that inspired many people to work their hardest to reach salvation. Several years after Edwards began preaching, George Whitefield started a different style of evangelical preaching.