The water represents cleansing, so whereas in the bible the sinners drown in the flood, in the novel they receive the worst of the water damage. Robinson compares the homes of the people in Fingerbone to “foundered arks” because she does not think the people of Fingerbone are good Christians; their homes are not able to withstand the flood, but Noah’s ark was able to because he followed God’s wishes. Out of faith, “Noah knocked his house apart and used the planks to build an ark, while his neighbors looked on, full of doubt” (184). The criticism Noah received did not stop him from doing what he knew was right for himself. Similarly, Ruth and Sylvie continue to do what brings them happiness even though their peers judge them negatively.
Mother Nature wrought her fury upon the poor farmer; through grasshoppers, floods, and droughts. But farmers placed the blame of their problems on two key areas: the money supply and the railroads. Deflation became a major problem in the 1800s for famers. Suffering more and more losses, year after year, many farmers were forced into foreclosure by their “Eastern Master (Doc D).” The main reason farmers were blaming this “Eastern Master” was that no one seemed to be aiding them in their plight apart from certain specific institutions, such as the Populist Party and the Grange. So they naturally turned to the Populist Party, who felt that silver was the answer, and the refusal to coin it a “vast conspiracy against mankind” across “two continents” and subsequently supported legislation such as The Sherman Silver Purchase Act, and a rebuke of the Coinage Act of 1873 (Doc A).
Rip also missed out on America’s transition from colony to nation, so that when he enters the village and yells “I am a poor quiet man, a native of the place, and a loyal subject of the King, God bless him!” (2317). With that comment the villagers think of him as a spy and want to kick him out of the village or kill him. When Rip finds out his dog is gone he is saddened but felt an ease
In 1865, the white men wanted to open a road in the Powder River country, and none of the Indians were pleased with this because of how much land was already taken from them (Pg. 124 Brown). “..Our women and children will starve, but for my part I prefer to die fighting than by starvation,” (Pg. 130, Brown), Red Cloud said this at a peace conference, although Red Cloud wanted peace he cared for his people more and didn’t want them to starve so he took a stand against the white men. All through the summer of 1866 Red Cloud’s ally White Chief was involved in a relentless guerrilla war fare.
He only saw her four or five times before she died when he was about seven. The white slave owners thought that since God cursed Ham, slavery was right. They thought that the descendants of Ham were scripturally enslaved by God. They used God as justification for their sins. Frederick’s first master was an inhumane owner.
Saying "bless you" allegedly stops the devils from entering since they thought that no demon could stay in a place that a Christian has blessed. 2. A pot stirred counter-clockwise brings bad luck to those who ate the contents and this also caused the spoilage of food. 3. The seventh son of the seventh son is believed to have supernatural powers.
It is required to access such divinity. Thence, Brown in Young Goodman Brown cannot have access to divinity because although he once had it for his people and wife he decides to lose faith in trusting them after he finds himself standing alone in the forest. The evil Triumphed over the good. As evil defeated good, Brown had nothing to live for because there was nothing good coming so basically was stuck just living worrying of everyone around him. This is why he said: "And when he had lived long, and was borne to his grave...they carved no hopeful verse upon his tombstone, for his dying hour was gloom."
However, even among martyrs a good death is rare, because a real martyr never means to die for their cause, but is willing to do so. An example of poor martyrs would be the Jesuit missionaries who traveled to Canada in the 17th century. They intentionally caused conflict with the Indian tribes, believing that if they died for their faith they would go to heaven. That is not what a virtuous death should be. Mahatma Ghandi lived his entire life resisting the British oppression of India peacefully, but in the end he was killed.
It has been suggested that, in writing A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens was being a social reformer as well as being a novelist, Explain how Dickens tried to reform Victorian society through writing and publishing this novel In the story of A Christmas Carol Dickens describes Ebenezer Scrooge as living in London, a rich lonely and very mean man. His partner Marley had been dead for seven years. Dickens describes how Scrooge hated Christmas was unkind and refused to celebrate Christmas; he would not give to charity and would not join in with the Christmas spirit. London was a very dreary place with smog and a lot of poor people; it was Christmas eve and very cold with people trying to keep warm. Only rich children went to school, poor
It causes people to believe that the plague was a punishment from God. And this causes the church to weaken, because Christians began to lose faith in religion. It was as if the plague took everything out of them and all they wanted to do was survival. The mood during that time was very dark and in showed in everyday life. Before the plague death was accepted and welcome.