The Coward Oedipus Is “A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit”. This quote by Thomas Jefferson portrays Oedipus because throughout ‘Oedipus Rex’ he quarrels with everybody about he truth and becomes blind to it. By blinding himself Oedipus becomes a coward because he doesn’t want to face his crimes. It all started when Oedipus hears a dreadful prophecy that he will murder his father and sleep with his mother. He leaves Corinth and travels to Thebes, and on the way he unknowingly kills his father during a quarrel.
Satan and his minions have corrupted the minds of those people who listen to his deceptive ideas so as to continue their hell-based schemes. In relation to the end-time situation it is prophesied by our Lord Jesus Christ that "Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow coldâ¦. "(Matthew 24:12). Like St. Peter, we must accept Jesus as the Son of the Living God and experience the citizenship of heaven kingdom while living on this planet earth (Mathew
Once the monster knows that Victor will not make his a friend, the creation says, "'from that moment [he] declared everlasting war against the species, and more than all, against [Frankenstein] who had formed [him] and sent [him] forth to this insupportable misery'" (121). Victor could have saved his loved ones but his fear caused the death of others. The Creation reaches a point where he has had enough of Victor and says, "'You can blast my other passions, but revenge remains -- revenge, henceforth dearer than light of food! I may die, but first you, my tyrant and tormentor, shall curse the sun that gazes on your misery'" (153). The Monster had done nothing to deserve what Victor has put him through, so the fact that the Creation turns on Victor was perfectly normal.
On the contrary, imprisoned in the Puritan way of thinking, the scarlet letter leads Arthur Dimmesdale to his fall. He is indeed gnawed by guilt and secrecy. *** The scarlet letter symbolises the Puritan’s stance on adultery and is considered as a deadly sin. The scarlet letter is referred to in almost every page. One has the impression that the letter represents the Puritan’s message that is drilled to the population in order to anchor it in their mind.
The true evil in this novel being Chillingworth, the spiteful husband of Hester Prynne. His entire presence in the novel is only to stir up mischief. From the first moments when he is introduced it is clear he is up to no good. “It was better to stand thus, with so many betwixt him and her, than to greet him, face to face, they two alone. She fled for refuge, as it were, to the public exposure, and dreaded the moment when its protection should be withdrawn from her.” (46) His involvement in the novel is purely out of spite for Hester.
Who's to hinder, I wonder?" And Legree clenched his fist, and shook it, as if he had something in his hands that he could rend in pieces. (40.6) 463| Simon Legree’s malicious hatred of Tom is utterly evil – and utterly unrestrained. No law, no person, no religion will stand in his way if he wants to vent his psychopathic fury on an innocent man. This is the moment at which Stowe wants every 19th century reader to realize the full horror of slavery.
Another example is the Furies, they were in Canto 9 which was the fifth circle, the circle for wrath and sullen. The Furies were very hard on themselves. They showed signs of early suicidal attempts and they cause self-inflicted punishment, “Each Fury tore her breast with taloned nails; each, with her palms, beat on herself and wailed so loud that I, in fear, drew near the poet” (Dante, 49-51). Virgil explains to Dante that they are here because it goes against God, they are inflicting wounds and hurting themselves. They are destroying what God made, which is a sin, and that is why they are in this level of
One of the more drastic punishments in the novel for sinners is for the Sodomites, who were violent against nature; they were punished by having to eternally walk under a rain of fire, constantly burning. They were described in the novel as homosexuals who are eternally “mourning eternal loss in eternal flame” (120). Another punishment that Dante uses vivid imagery to describe occurs in the 9th pouch, where the devil splits open every sinner who walks by him; one of the most painful punishments. It was so severe that whenever Dante first saw some of the victims he said “See how Mahomet’s mangled and split open! Ahead of me walks Ali in his tears, his head cleft from the topknot to the chin” (228).
Joe Vitale Mrs. Reganato English III – Academic 9 April 2014 Effects of Guilt Guilt, by definition, is an emotion that occurs when a person believes that they have violated a moral standard. It is the single driving force that can push someone off the edge thus into a spiraling downfall of tragedies. Through numerous centuries of literature, guilt has been one of the key themes repeatedly stressed. In this way, the morals of mankind are accentuated, explored and disturbed. In The Tragedy of Macbeth, guilt plays an immense role in the lives of Macbeth and his Queen; guilt is the single attribute that pushes them to the edge and tests their sanity.
Nathaniel Hawthorne makes his view on hypocrisy clear when he states: “No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.” Hawthorne makes it clear that man have two views: one that he truly believes, and one that he shows to the rest of the world. It is apparent in all men, and there is no way around it. Hundreds of years later, and hypocrisy is still present today. Whether it is a politician promising something that he cannot fulfill, or a mother yelling at her child for something that she has committed herself, it is clear that it is a theme that will forever be present as long as the human race lives. In the Scarlet Letter, the effect of judgment in the society was portrayed; which parallels the judgment expressed today.