Rebecca is a woman of experience and knows how one must behave in such situations. What signs are there that resentments and jealousies will lead to scapegoating and accusations? When Putman is arguing over the land where the firewood was cut down is an obvious sign there is much resentment and petty arguments. Why is the devil so feared in Salem? What points does the playwright make about the Christian division of the world into good and evil?
They believed that god was punishing humans for their sins and that god uses plagues, miserable famines, conflicts, wars and others to make people suffer who have done any harm(Answers). During the late 1340’s, this reason shows that civilians were extremely religious which made them believe that this was true since they thought god was involved in everything.Also, it shows the lack of knowledge in medicine in the world because they were going clueless on what caused the disease. This made the belief more common which encouraged churches and others to believe that the most ideal and practical answer was that they were being tested on for their cruelty. Those who thought God was disciplining them thought that the cure was to pray and punish themselves until they got back on God’s good side which reapplies to the idea of people being super religious during the 1300’s. Religiously Committed Catholics would whip themselves and would cry for God’s forgiveness showing that they believed this belief by a lot.
Rusty only agreed with certain things Woroniecki believed. However Woroniecki had a major influence on Andrea, she was capatovated by his ideas. He preached bad mothers who go to hell and raise children who will go to hell too. Those words resonated with Andrea. At the time she killed her children, she believed she was possessed and that the sign of Satan was marked on her scalp.
All people are born sinners. Natural men must be reborn to be saved; “…hell is waiting for them…” (Edwards 46). These views are that of Jonathan Edwards in Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. Edwards belonged to a religion that was lingering and was close to disappearing due to the growing numbers of Christians, so he used figurative language and imagery in order to scare people back into the Puritan way of life. “Your wickedness makes you as it were heavy as lead, and to tend downward with great weight and pressure toward hell.” (Edwards 47).
Women were thought of as Satan’s bait and poison for the souls of men. For the act of lusting people from the twelfth century thought they’d be destroyed by God. Women were thought of as the devil’s gateway; after all it was “Eve” who disobeyed God and persuaded Adam to eat the apple. The church was offended by the idea of sexual pleasure. It policed sex and had confession manuals.
In Nathaniel Hawthorn's, The Scarlet Letter, Pearl is the symbol of sin and adultery as portrayed by society. She is the “living” scarlet letter that acts as a reminder to Hester of her sin. She is a unique child with traits that make the rest of the town believe she is the devil child. However she is also the connection that Hester and Dimmesdale have with one another, and the reason why they came out to the public. Pearl is the human
Certainly no one wants to go to Hell. So, the Puritans tried to better their lives, and go by rules or "resolutions." They believed if they followed these resolutions, even though God predetermined their fate, they could live a life of good and maybe prove they are meant to go to Heaven. One of the many detailed resolutions they had to follow was "To think much, on all occasions, of my own dying and of the common circumstances which attend death." I certainly would be frightened to think
If you were a sinner and you did not follow the church you will blemish in hell forever. You can relate this too the book Dante Inferno. Dante Inferno informs you about hell and what’s it like to anguish over love ones. Dante also painted a picture saying he was in hell contemporary hell and saw a black devil that was grotesque and had wings that he described as the devil. The Earthly basically are humans that cannot Encounter god.
Her response to the unjust accusation of witchcraft was similar to Christ’s reaction to his accusers - humbly and without defense. Rebecca’s death can be compared to a lamb lead to a slaughter, which is a direct reference to Christ, because she died so willingly in the face of great
Not just civil rights for women, or for immigrants, or for the elderly, but civil rights for our LGBT community. I was raised with a religious background, was raised not to question the Holy Bible, and to sit and listen and shut up as any woman should in the church. As a child this always bothered me… if God gave us free will to think our own, surely He would want us to question him? What is faith if you are merely blinded by things you are only told to be fact? Wouldn’t that faith be stronger if you were to research on your own?