He also stole from his people which suggested he is greedy. A quote from Matthew Paris states ‘He always took money from his people for all his wars’. John also wasn’t religious because in a source from Gervase it says that he argued with the pope. Also he said ‘all monks were public enemies’. Furthermore he imprisoned monks.
He uses the money to buy a house but nothing in it. As he ages he decides to use prayer to try to escape the devil in the afterlife. Throughout the story Tom does many villainous and unethical behaviors, this makes him an antihero. He is particularly an American antihero because he shows characteristics of the American portrayal of the British at that time; the British are the definition of a villain to the Americans. Tom Walker is specifically an American antihero as he is selfish and only wants money, unfaithful in his marriage and deals, and is trying to fight back when he realizes consequences of his deal.
Pilate could not afford a uprising in Judea as it would look poor on him from the perspective of the Roman Empire and the Jewish leadership could not afford the people to be swayed from their power as well as in fear of the Roman occupation over them that could take away their power, traditions and beliefs but all in all their way of life. Christ had many that believed in him, they believed in his miracles, they believed in his truth of character and the words he spoke. Jesus’ popularity threatened the relationship between the Jewish leadership and Roman Empire. Crucifixion came to being a way of shame for those that were crucified and then it was like a nuclear deterrent for those that would rise up against the power of Rome. Rome was
For most of his professional life, Ray Lewis has tried to expiate his sin from the year 2000. The fans have been particularly draconian, however, to Ray. Some fans are xenophobic, as others are racist, and the idea of a black man committing murder and getting away with it is unbearable to them. This raises a question of propriety, and, in this case, people are being unjust. The quixotic nature of the fans hatred is unbearable to say the least, impractical as can be.
At the time the play was written, puritans were not popular with the general public because of their miserable rules against most forms of entertaintment. Malvolio displays desire for expensive materialistic things in Act 2 Scene 5, such as “some rich jewel”. He is being hypocritical since he scolds others for having
Paul’s hatred for his middle class lifestyle is so strong, that he feels it is necessary to ‘artificially enhance’ his life by lying and stealing. Even though Cordelia street is a respectable neighbourhood, Paul views it as a poor and ugly area, because it lacks the extravagence that represents wealth and to him beauty. In Paul’s world, “the natural nearly always wears the guide of ugliness, that a certain element of artificiality seemed necessary in beauty.” (Paul’s Case, pg. 7). Paul despises his common life so much that he feels he must hid it from his peers through lies.
The most noticeable comparison between Christ and Socrates was that the charges against them, were for the “evil” influence they had on the townspeople, and for their beliefs on religion. Jesus was considered a heretic, because he preached monotheism, that he himself was divine, whereas the Romans were polytheistic. As the Roman Government didn’t like the fact Jesus questioned the oppressiveness and discrimination of the Roman law against people that were considered inferior, as he felt we were all equal. Socrates was charged with corrupting the youth, as he went around to see how little most people knew by asking them questions, and the fact he worshipped the gods of Sparta, rather than the gods of Athens. Both Socrates and Jesus generally drew large crowds when they preached their views.
Surely there were poor and rich people and sometimes they wanted to screw with them because they were rich or poor. They probably envied the rich and damned the poor and more than likely they exchanged words and did evil acts upon each other. Documents explain that most of the persons accused were lower income people who were not high ranking members of society. They probably saw the poor as lazy people who didn’t want to make more money or become a high ranking member in the church and to them laziness is seen as an act of the devil. Some of the poor probably had to steal items to keep them afloat, whether it was food, money, or Valuable items and of course if you steal you are already breaking one of god’s rules and they know that you are the devil as the bible leads them to believe.
The Czars were afraid of losing power so they created laws to persecute the Jews as well. In the middle of all these years was the fact that the nobility and the peasants were on both sides of the hatred of the Jews. When Paul saw the complete rejection of Christianity by the Jews, he was livid and that anger turned to hatred (Schloss, p. 89). This is really just an egotistical person unable to deal with rejection. The first crusade is another case where a power hungry pope decided to wage war in order to unite all to obey him.
Mass immigration was widely feared by many Americans due to a number of reasons. Firstly, there was a great amount of friction between those immigrating post 1900 and those who had immigrated pre 1900 due in many cases to a clash in religious beliefs, as those who had immigrated from Northern Europe before where mainly Protestant, whereas those after were mainly Catholics and Jews. This caused many of the Protestants who had already settled to blame the incoming Catholics for many things, and tensions were worsened by the construction of organizations such as the American Protestant Association, who’s sole purpose was to combat Catholicism. Furthermore, many of those who immigrated were of diversely different nationalities than the White Anglo Saxon Protestants (WASPs) who were already settled in America and had most of the political power. This predominantly Protestant power base caused disputes with the Catholics who immigrated to America, as the Catholics felt disenfranchised and apathetic due to the politicians in power not being able to relate to their culture.