Gellburg’s response to Slyvia’s outburst is not evidently displayed through speech, but through the use of Miller’s stage directions: ‘He is stock still; horrified, fearful’. The words ‘horrified’ and ‘fearful’ suggest that the news of such events came as a shock to him and undoubtedly indicate that he is affected by such news and is also stricken by Sylvia’s powerful, unexpected revelation of her feelings. Miller conveys the message that that Gellburg finally comes to understand his ignorant attitude as one that has led to his self-denial and self-hatred. It later becomes clear in the play that Gellburg is suppressing an important part of who he is, and in scene eleven, he confesses to a bottled-up desire of ‘going and sitting in the Schul with the old men and pulling the tallis over my head’. Sylvia, in her frustration with Gellburg, says ‘Don’t sleep with me again’ in a rather commanding manner.
Therefore he believes that doubt should exist, but should be momentary, to be replaced by a decision. Although Pi seems to be so against agnostics in part one, it is shown that Pi, has the characteristics of an agnostic. In part one his hatred for agnostics is heavily stressed upon. However, in the rest of the book there is little mention of agnostics again. This is because Pi not intentionally has the values of an agnostic when he is confronted with his dramatic experience of the ship sinking.
While both Mel Gibson's and David Tennant's versions of Hamlet were both depressed and lamenting in their scene there were some major differences. In Gibson's he walked around, and moves during the soliloquy and he tries to "act out" the scene. By doing this he tries to show his emotions through the way he acts, by the way he kneels by the tombstone (which was a difference in the two variations), and he paces around the room. Gibson also Speaks with a “European” accent which is what you would expect Hamlet to speak in. Tennant on the other hand tried to show this through by being so depressed he won't even move.
Although not necessarily influential upon his principles, his priestly status causes him to regret his actions. From this, the message that I received was that his occupation was more of a burden that overlapped with his desires; being faithful to God is difficult when you're a drunkard. Another theme that was presented in the book was how treason was viewed as a crime comparable to murder and thievery. The fact that one of the ideas focused on in the book is the hunt for the priest shows how heinous his crime actually was. It's a strange contrast to the life that I'm used to, seeing as we are protected by liberties that allow us to practice any religion we want without worry.
Hardy confronts organized religion because of the lack of compassion toward less remarkable people and places humanism as a more pure notion to live by. Hardy's negative treatment of religion in Tess of the D'Urbervilles stems from his belief that if a higher power exists, it corrupts mankind whereas humanism proves to be the perfect substitute. The injustice of giving an innocent, bastard child an improper burial and abolishing their only chance of salvation after earthly life is Hardy's main comment on how the depraved religious system in phase the second infects a man of repute, causing him to change his morals for the worse. The Vicar finds himself rejecting innocent Tess Durbeyfield's request of giving her child a proper, Christian burial, admitting "I would willingly do so... But I must not," (Hardy 97) indicating how a man of the God and the church was turning away from justice in order to assimilate into an elitist, apathetic society.
The line exemplifies Eliot's own thoughts of society, which he believed was disintegrating, as the man's lack of sanity is a reflection of the world's own descent into chaos. In Rhapsody, Eliot writes “Rust that clings to the form that the strength has left/ Hard and curled and ready to snap” using imagery to build a tense atmosphere. Consequently, he is able to further his idea of a decaying society; the language used and the meter also build tension and also convey a sense of the rapidly disintegrating society. This belief that society is decaying is still present today, events like the Arab Spring are an example of this societal disintegration and continually evoke an emotional response from society as a whole. Susbsequently poems like Rhapsody remain relevant.
Blindness and Insight: Torvald’s Tragedy of Pride Pride has been the cause of many conflicts through the ages of time. It is said, that at the center of every conflict is a man’s pride. Pride is a human nature that clouds the thoughts and controls the emotions of people. Pride builds barriers of arrogance and vanity that blinds people of seeing what is really going on around them. In Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, the pride of Torvald blinded Torvald, and gave him a sense of manhood and superiority over Nora throughout the play until his pride was put to the test, and in doing so, revealed a weak and desperate man.
His disinterest in the world he knows is beautiful confirms the depressed state he is in. Hyperbole: Intentional exaggeration to create an effect. Example: “He would drown the stage with tears..” (William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 49) Function: The first player’s performance of the speech leaves Hamlet in an awed state. He then uses a hyperbole to say that if the player were to act out with the feelings that Hamlet himself had, “he would drown the stage with tears”. He uses this hyperbole to both show his admiration for the actor’s skill, and to reflect the passions that he is feeling toward his father’s death and his quest for
Shelley was described as selflessly devoted, misunderstood, and appallingly selfish. He was a risk-taker and could care less about consequences. Keats on the other hand, had different views about poetry. Shelley believed Keats to be a natural talent led astray by mannerisms and affection. Their poetry differed from each other in that their speakers had different feelings and desires.
The common masses were also unhappy with the Pope and church. They were not only unhappy with the prevailing corrupt practices in church and the flimsy grounds on which the church collected funds from innocent people but also disliked its interference in the secular affairs. Even the rulers were quite unhappy with the Pope and strongly protested against Papal interference in the affairs of their states. Perhaps the greatest religious leader the world has ever seen, Martin Luther is seen as the spark to the Protestant Reformation. Some viewed him as a heretic while others saw him as an advocate for religious freedom and truth.