Of course, the tale is well known as an anachronism; however, the main protagonists emulate the ancient Romans in mythological and pagan practiceof reverence. Amongst the temples of Diana and Venus; Mars takes lead in interest. Chaucer depicts Mars as a figure who induces, or promotes, the conflicting and chaotic elements of destruction and warfare.However, his depiction of war falls into two categories. Chaucer illustrates the good and the bad elements of war in his description of the artisticwalls in the temple of Mars. Temples are known to represent otherworldly figures presiding over man and his actions.
Robert Gray’s poem ‘Flames and Dangling Wire’ is a didactic poem in which the reader is warned of the consequences of humanity’s devastating overindulgent materialism. Gray makes heavy use of allusion, symbolism and imagery, but also uses irony and personification to emphasize and develop his warning. The most effective technique implemented by Gray in ‘Flames and Dangling Wire’ to warn the reader is imagery. The city is described as being ‘driven like stakes into the Earth’, symbolizing the merciless and violent imposition of humans on their world. This is also ironic, as humans themselves are a part of the earth and nature, yet are destroying it for their own ends.
There both almost identical to one another. However, some of the story was tweaked of course. Both stories share the same tempter or devil, whos only desire is to break “Gods Law” and bring the wealth of knowledge into their worlds. By breaking “Gods Law”, all the characters experience a fall from grace. They are either feeling guilty because of their subconscious or they are being punished by a being of “higher” power.
Poseidon’s destruction of the wall was justifiable since the king of Troy breached his agreement to compensate Poseidon and Apollo with vines of gold for the year of strenuous labor. The king of Troy’s actions was an outrage, especially towards a god who frequently received praise and offerings for this blessings upon humans. When a mortal breaks a promise to a god, it could result in the utmost punishment, death. Poseidon showed mercy to the kind of Troy by sparing his life, but destroying the wall. “When the king of Crete requested a gift from Poseidon, a fine bull to sacrifice, Poseidon generously sent him the very finest from his herd, so fine in fact that King Minos decided to keep it himself instead of sacrificing it.
As the Bible says, the just shall live by faith (Hab. 2:4). Second, God may be letting evil run its course in order to prove that evil is malignant and that suffering, which is the unfortunate product of evil, is further proof that anything contrary to God’s will is bad, harmful, painful, and leads to death. God gave Adam dominion over the world (Gen. 1:28). When he rebelled against God, he set in motion an entire series of events and changed the very nature of man and creation.
Oedipus and Creon are similar in this sense, that their differing characters allow us to analyze one character at a time. Creon serves as a foil character to Oedipus in Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex through his personality, style of power, and views of their lifestyle. During the time of the play, Gods were worshipped not in the theological sense, but in the belief of them being the forces of nature. When Oedipus is informed of his city’s turmoil, he expresses concern for his people, but when he hears the Chorus desperately crying to the gods, he answers with “You pray to the gods? Let me grant your prayers.
Lucifer’s fall was due to him rebelling against God’s authority with the assumption of feeling entitled to the glory and power of God. The building of the Tower of Babel was an example of pride on behalf of King Nimrod of Babylonia; the purpose of the giant construction project was based on an egocentric mentality of the Babylonians. Assuming that they can make a name for themselves due to the fact that they share one language, live a lavish life and decide to create a huge tower—God punished the population by making them incomprehensible to one another (the beginnings of a new language and eventually ethnicities) In the inferno Dante meets King Nimrod and was told by Virgil that this individual deserved all the punishments that came with being in hell and in the Purgatorio we see how Dante pities the prideful penitents who are burdened with enormous sized stones on their backs which force them to keep their heads bowed as a way “belittling”
Believing that their gods had great powers and controlled their world, they than knew what they had to live up to, and provide. They concluded that their hardships and misfortunes were the result of human deeds that displeased the gods - in a word, sin. They believed that when someone displeased their gods, these gods let demons punish the offender with sickness, disease or environmental
He was one of the few mortals honoured by the gods, but he foolishly and cruelly wanted to test their omniscience. During the feast he gave to the gods, he killed his son, Pelops, and served the flesh of his son to the gods. All but Demeter recognised human flesh and was repulsed by the horrid crime. According to the Boeotian poet, Pindar, he wrote that his crime was not only those mentioned above, but also that Tantalus had abused his privileges, by trying to share