There is more evidence to support the good versus evil or God versus Satan motif in ``Sweat . Many words are indicative of religion and morality in the story `Sweat . The very name Delia seems to be derived from the Biblical Delilah who emasculated her Samson by having his locks cut off . In this story Delia is shown to be the stronger of the two though physically weaker - and she supports her husband Sykes by doing white people laundry . The ``whitest pile of things ' referring to the white clothes Delia washes in the story are symbolic of her character .
She only concentrates on personal benefits so that everything else can be sacrificed. In addition, Lady Macbeth acts more self-composed, confident, and governable in an unexpected condition. Both Macbeth’s feminine character and Lady Macbeth’s masculinity are shown in the vehement conversation between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth as they are arguing whether to murder Duncan. As soon as Lady Macbeth receives Macbeth’s letter about Three Witches’ prophecy, she makes a determination of murdering the King, Duncan, and makes a perfect scheme. Opposite to Macbeth’s scariness and cowardliness, Lady Macbeth shows her aggressiveness, ruthlessness, and resolution, which actually are contrary to traditional gender convention.
The Goddess holding two double axes is a symbol of her rulership over life and death. She decides who live and die. The shape of the double axe looks like a butterfly. One representation of the butterfly is the image of the soul, so the two has a special connection especially since the word for butterfly and soul in Greek were the same—psyche. The sacred axe is use as a ritual instrument in sacrificing the bull, which is the animal who incarnated the regenerative power of the goddess.
Furthermore, when Gaga refers to Beyonce as “Honey Bee” before they pull of their poison murder spree in the diner, this is a clear reference to “Honey Bunny” in Pulp Fiction; again highlighting the intertexual referencing. It can be argued that one of the major examples of postmodernism is within Lady Gaga herself where she is seen as a simulacrum of Madonna in a significant number of ways. This is evident through not only Gaga’s clothing, but also her music style, persona and also image. Examples of this can be seen within one of Lady Gaga’s song “Born this way” which many argue has considerable similarities with Madonna’s song “Express Yourself”. As a result, Gaga is seen as a replica of Madonna
Johnathan Liu Ms. Zymajtis English 10A 16 December 2011 Courage In this novel, there was a lot of courage expressed in many of the characters. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee uses the characters Mrs. Dubose, Atticus, Jem, and Scout to say that those who are truly courageous stand up for what they believe in no matter the consequences. Mrs. Dudbose was an elderly, ill tempered and racist woman. She was very courageous in the novel. “It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what” (Lee p.112).
This description of Bastet causes people to mistake her for Sekhmet, her twin sister. Sekhmet has a head of a lioness and a body of a human with the sun disk upon her head. “Her name is derived from the Egyptian word "Sekhem" (which means "power" or "might") and is often translated as the "Powerful One".” She is known as the goddess of war, upholder of universal law and represents the destructive aspects of the sun. A oppose to Bastet, who represents the positive aspects of the sun, fertility, protection, and pleasure. In many of the myths, Sekhmet and Bastet will be referred to as the “eyes of Ra”.
Crucible: Test of Pride Honesty and Love A crucible is a word that symbolizes a test or trial. The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, deals with a witch hunt that took place in 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts. In this witch hunt, Miller found parallels to the “Red Hunt” that was being conducted in the 1950’s in Washington D.C., by Senator Joseph McCarthy. Arthur Miller is often considered to be one of the greatest play writers of the late 20th century. In the play entitled, The Crucible, four characters including John Proctor, Abigail Williams, Elizabeth Proctor, and Giles Cory, all endure a test of which all pass except for Abigail Williams who fails.
Pearl is also described to one day be a "blessed soul in Heaven" which reinforces Puritan religious values. Although Hester has sinned, her child can still be pure and go to Heaven. This shows that Puritans have some mercy, even though Pearl was a product of sin. Hester was still held with "apprehension" about all of these thoughts and ideas jumbling in her head. She was surprised Pearl "would be for good," since her sin "had been evil."
When most people think of witches, you think of the Salem witch trials, evil, and Satan. Or on the other side you think of the old woman with green skin and warts on her face. In fact, this is the very thought that came to my mind before someone explained to me about what Wiccans are and what they believe. In doing so I have found that Wiccans are not only different than what most religions make them out to be but the exact opposite. I found that the group of friends I have who are Wiccan celebrate life and worship the Triple Goddess who is the symbol of virginity, fertility, wisdom and encompasses love.
Karma is the universal law that what you put out into the world whether it be good or bad, comes back to you. Married women often wear a bindi red dot on the forehead protects them from the evil eye and wards off sickness. Prolonging life after a person's time for death has come interferes in the karma of that person and does not allow the soul to move back into the cycle of reincarnation. Hindus prefer to die at home and death rituals are performed such as facing the body south, and holy ash or sandalwood paste applied to the forehead. Incense is kept burning near the head of the body; cremation is required after death (Loma Linda University Health System, n.d., p.