Nicole Ruiz Mrs. Andrews AP Language and Composition/Period2 23 September 2013 During the late 1700’s, the colonies in America were upset and resentful of the British tyranny. In order to make the separation between the two groups official, Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. Two hundred years later, women were facing the same injustice, only it was from men; and to protest against the unfair treatment, Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote the Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions. Both parties of oppression fought against the same outcome, unjust treatment. Stanton's declaration was a parody to Jefferson's and closely resembled his work.
Once the grievances had been posted on the door of Wittenberg's cathedral, the idea of an alternative religion had been planted. The Puritans, from the ideas of Luther, believed that the bible alone was the only voice of God and with that, all men are equal. Similar to Luther, John Calvin also had varying views from the the church, but his were the idea of predestination. Predestination is the idea that God had selected the “elect” to go to heaven from the very beginning. The Puritans used these two men to help shape their unique and devote religion.
Simply stated, original sin is the condition that inclines human beings to selfishness and disobedience, even when they may want to act otherwise. Original sin is even evident in the tantrums and unreasonable anger of babies. To Augustine, even a baby may display jealousy of his own brother while his brother is being fed. Characteristically, Augustine views from everyday existence that this behavior must be wrong, because similar behavior in an adult would be instantly condemned. Augustine did believe though that people can overcome sin through choosing to be morally right and follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Ana Magaña LTAM 4600 Professor Rajagopalan May 03, 2013 The Abominable Sin in Colonial México In colonial Latin America, sodomy and male homosexuality were considered one of the greatest sins against God, nature, and society. The pecado nefando was the Spanish name for the abominable and unmentionable sin committed by homosexuals. The first bishop of Mexico, Franciscan Juan de Zumarraga defined sodomy as “a very abominable placing of the virile member in the dirtiest and ugliest part of the body of the person who relieves the man; that part is delegated for the expulsion of feces.” Once someone was charged with the pecado nefando he was taken to the royal audiencia of the inquisition, where his honor and social class were the main factors
The scarlet letter which stands for the ignominious Puritan punishment for Adultery is skilfully used by Hawthorne to denounce their rigidity. It is used as if it were a magical mirror, it magnifies the protagonists’ stances on the Puritans’ creed and judgement and has a deep impact on the characters’ development and how Hawthorne has lead them on different paths. First and foremost, the scarlet letter, as the symbol of the Puritan rigid conception of life, enables the narrator to depict the Puritans’ punishment as overreacting to a so-called sinful behaviour. As far as Hester Prynne is concerned, the scarlet letter, which first symbolises her sin, enables her to become, in the end, the embodiment of virtue and freedom of thought and to lie in sharp contrast with the Puritans. On the contrary, imprisoned in the Puritan way of thinking, the scarlet letter leads Arthur Dimmesdale to his fall.
Jefferson had so many disdained feelings when he was being abased by the British, but after his freedom was granted, he lost sight of what was right. Banneker uses Jefferson’s own words against him as a way to prove Jefferson’s wrong acts. Negative detail is used to create a criticizing tone. The “tyranny” the British put upon to the colonists is now, after the colonists are freed from British rule, being cast upon the slaves by the colonists; Jefferson is well aware of the “injustice” in which the slaves are “suffering.” Benjamin Banneker’s goal with this is to force Jefferson into the slave’s shoes. Jefferson has once been in a similar position and Banneker just wishes he can reflect and remember what its like and find compassion for the slaves.
“Satan sold them the lie that "unity" is the principal thing and thus they dethroned and eventually jettisoned purity and truth. Then they themselves taught the cultish lie, that to speak or even think negatively about anything is wrong.” (Stringfellow, 1997, p.1). The term The New Apostolic Reformation NAR was invented for the purpose of starting a new reformation movement in Christianity. The members of the NAR are all self-proclaimed apostles and prophets and many pastor their own church. Their mission is to unite all believers as they use the false teaching of Kingdom
Throughout history, people have committed all types of sins, and whether they are major or minor, people have been punished. In the novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, deals with a never-ending theme of sin. Hester Prynne is being publicly ridiculed for committing adultery and has to wear a red scarlet letter due to her sin. She also has a daughter with the name of pearl who is believed to be evil and also symbolizes Hester’s sin. Nathaniel Hawthorne, allows the reader to interpret the scarlet letter in his novel in many different ways.
Pope used various tools to convey his satirical views on society, such as the formatting of the story as an epic, hyperbole, and comparisons throughout the story to battle. Pope also wrote The Rape of the Lock specifically to diffuse the tensions between the family of Arabella Fermor, who is portrayed as Belinda, and the family of Baron Robert Petre, who is the real-life counterpart of the Baron. In addition, Pope intended to call attention to the main flaws of women during the 18th century and to the fact that society itself was setting uncomfortably high standards for itself by using the epic form when they were not, in Pope’s eyes, worthy of epic poetry and the intensity and seriousness that is involved with those poems. Alexander Pope used several important and prominent tools of the 18th century to achieve the satirical tool that is conveyed throughout The Rape of the Lock. The first tool Pope used to convey the use of satire was the format in which it was written.