I'LL take it out of you. Who told you you might meddle with such hifalut'n foolishness, hey?—who told you you could?’ ” (chapter 5) | | | | The Role of Religion | Twain believes that… organized religion is a destructive force. He sees himself as a skeptic, and therefore uses Huckleberry Finn to demonstrate his apprehension. In the beginning, Huck ridicules the constant religious teachings of Miss Watson and the Widow Douglas. Miss Watson even tries frightened Finn into religion by telling him he will go to hell if he sins.
He orders Sam to address him as Master Harold and ridicules him on the basis of his skin color. Hally mocks Sam about his “nigger’s arse” and even spits in Sam’s face. This is an extreme blow to Sam, a surrogate father who simply wants the best for Hally. However, Sam continues to try to salvage Hally’s lost soul. He knows that Hally is continuously hurt by his father, an alcoholic and cripple.
Firstly, shylock is seen to be a racist person in this play who is being racist towards Christian people like Antonio. “I have him for he is a Christian” this is showing that he has something again Christian people. This is very appalling to the audience as he is very rude to Christian people. Shylocks speech “be nominated for an equal pound of your fair flesh,” I will have the heart of him if he forfeit” this shows that he wants a pound of flesh near Antonio’s heart.to be cut off and taken.” this proves to us that shylock is a villain as he is heartless and doesn’t think of others. This quote suggests that if Antonio the Christian won’t bring the money on time to shylock, then he will take a pound of flesh of Antonio’s body, showing cruelty.
With heavy satire, dramatic and situational, Lewis shows how the devils views Christian society and how he tries to manipulate Christians into losing their faith through subtle ways. In this satire C.S. Lewis exposes man’s great and tiny faults and how the devil tries to take advantage of each of them to make his walk with God miserable until the Christian falls. The worldview in the Screwtape letters is a Christian worldview. Lewis shows that Christianity is ultimately logical and that one of the main ways the devil tries to attack Christians is to avoid logic.
Lastly, Pearl’s abandonment from her father and isolation from society brings about the evil she demonstrates. Arguably, the Puritanical conception of sin confuses these main characters’ knowledge of the nature of evil. Hester and Dimmesdale’s adultery leads to Chillingworth’s transformation into a sinister being as he attempts to impose Puritanical evil on them. For example, Chillingworth’s idea of evil, influenced by the Puritans, helps him decide how to punish the lovers explaining, "I [will leave] thee to the scarlet letter. If that [has] not avenged me, I can do no more!"
One satirical event begins in the first chapter, Miss Watson would punish Huck Finn if he said or did anything that went against the bible and God. She is trying to be a better Christian with strong values; however, she still owns a slave and considers him as property. The purpose of this was so the readers can see the hypocrisy of society, the fact that they are hypocrites. Also, another example would be when Huck and Jim come across the two men who claimed to have been lost Kings. They pretended to be friends and like Jim, but really, they just wanted to sell him because they wanted money more than they wanted Jim.
While in the chapel, he says, “My fault is past, But, O, what form of prayer/Can serve my turn? ‘Forgive my foul murder’?/That cannot be, since I am still possess’d/Of those effects for which did the murder” (Act III, Scene III, Lines 52-54). Here, Claudius realizes that repenting for his action may hinder his Kingship. He loses his inclination to do what is right and to follow his Christian beliefs, simply because it may cause him to be less powerful. Therefore, Claudius’ pursuit of power causes him to neglect his morals.
However, Oedipus egotism character concerning autonomy depicts and fulfills his destiny. Oedipus becomes ignorant as Tiresias expresses that Oedipus is the murderer he seeks (10). However, Oedipus calls the blind profit a traitor and mocks the seer by calling him a cripple to his ears and eyes. Oedipus does not believe the prophecy is true as he contradicts what he hears. Tiresias is also equally disrespectful, mocking and provocative as Oedipus.
In the drama Othello, Iago is known to be a very evil and deceitful man to the audience but an honest man to the characters. His jealousy and hatred towards Othello and Cassio led to the deaths of many characters. Iago starts to destroy Othello’s life with mind games and lies, this he did by setting doubts in Othello’s mind, and deceiving him into believing that Desdemona was unfaithful to him. Iago’s attitude toward all the characters of the play is superior and he manipulates them for his own benefit. When Othello named his new lieutenant to be Cassio, Iago got angry and immediately plans to avenge himself by destroying Othello and Cassio together.
In other words, his tragic flaw would also be his hubris, or pride. Kreon’s arrogance directly leads to his demise, whether it happens whilst arguing with Antigone or yelling at his son. This stubbornness occurs as early as Scene I, when he shouts at the Koryphaios for suggesting that the Gods had a part in the burial of Polyneices, calling him an “old man” and “senile” and holds true to his opinion during his argument with Teiresias during Scene V. However, the actual tragedy of the play occurs during Kreon’s condemnation of Antigone due to her brother’s burial. As strongly as Antigone believes that burying Polyneices is the right thing to do, Kreon believes just as enthusiastically that Antigone’s brother was a criminal who doesn’t deserve a burial. This inflexible belief is what undoes Kreon in the scheme of things.