Throughout the story Huck has had to deal with other people’s views on religion. At the beginning of the story when Widow Douglass was sivilizin’ Huck, she explained all about the good place and the bad place. But, Huck, “Didn’t think much of [the good place],” because Tom Sawyer wasn’t going there “by a considerable sight. [He] was glad about that, because [he] wanted [Tom] and [him] to be together.” (Twain, 5). Since the beginning, Huck was wary of religion.
He went to church every Sunday and even though he heard the words the preacher was saying he did not learn a thing, which made his parents worry and they prayed for him often that he would soon find his way to the Lord. He was also, like many of us, he hated going to school. It wasn't until he got the hang of it that he started to enjoy going. He started to notice that math was starting to make sense and that geography was not just colors on a map but real places. His parents were starting to notice how smart he was and they thought that maybe he was to smart for the 6th grade so they moved him to 7th grade which turned out to be a bad idea because that is when he started to hate school and it was soon after that, that at the age of 14 he would drop out of school.
Luke doesn’t know that no one will find out about what happened. He is acting in the present and disregarding the future. How will his daughter be affected by the decision he made? She will always have the death of that young man on her conscience. Luke is a Christian man, but does he care about what God will do to him?
Abraham's servant prayed that God would select the appropriate bride, and was done accordingly. The weakness in Abraham's leadership was he did not always seek God's counsel, or listened to wrong advice, rather than sole reliance on the provisions of God. An example of not seeking God's counsel happened twice when he lied that Sarah was his sister, first to the Egyptians, then to Abimelech. In both instances, Abraham feared for his life, yet he took matters into his own hands. Did Abraham lose sight of God's blessing and promise?
Just forget it.’ This denial following a serious accusation shows the extent to which the family members have denied the past situation. This denial is a prime example of the twisted way in which the family goes about this issue. Helge suggests that Christian he contacts the police to report his father, yet Christian turns it down and instead keeps says that it should be forgotten. Family denial is also conveyed in the form of Else who clearly sides with her husband over the issue. Having been accused of knowing about the events since Christians states that she ‘saw your (her) husband without his trousers on’ and ‘that you saw your child on his knees’.
Joseph also taught the craft of carpentry to Jesus. His life is recorded in the New Testament Gospels, but the exact years of his life are uncertain. Since Joseph does not appear in Jesus’ public life, at his death, or resurrection, many historians believe Joseph probably had died before Jesus’ public ministry. Saint Joseph was a compassionate, caring man; when he discovered Mary was pregnant after they had been betrothed, he knew the child was not his, but was just as unaware she was carrying the Son of God. He planned to divorce Mary, but was concerned for her suffering and safety.
Another religious reference is that of repenting your sins before death, “I would not kill thy unprepared spirit;” by telling the Desdemona he will not kill her when her spirit is unprepared shows Othello’s Christian faith. If Desdemona admitted she had the apparent affair with Cassio, when she died she would go to heaven, and seemingly, this is where Othello wants her to be. The use of this phrase hints to the audience that he feels apologetic that he has to go through with the murder, and that he still loves his wife. This is also shown in the way that Othello says “I will walk by:” by giving her privacy, he is keeping her dignity, and this portrays his respect for her. Also, he states he will not kill her soul, suggesting that he knows her soul is pure, and
In the first flashback we are taken to a Church in Manchester, where Charlie is confessing his sins in a confession booth. Charlie tells the father that he will not commit these sins again; ironically his brother is waiting for him at the church to tell him about their new recording contract. Charlie doesn’t want to sign the record contract because he has uncertainties about the sex and drugs the band participates in. But of course Liam talks Charlie into signing and that he can pull the plug when Charlie says so. This is around the time where Charlie’s conflict begins and develops into an internal conflict.
On the way Brown learns that the devil knew his father and his grandfather. Brown thought that these two relatives were disciples of God that would never deviate from God’s path. After he learns this information, Brown was wary about attending the ceremony but states that even if he went he “will stand firm against the devil,” even though he found out that his father and grandfather did not (Hawthorne 329). However, when he suspects that his wife would be in attendance he went to the ceremony. When Brown arrives he is very perturbed with what he sees.
There he meets a strange man with a staff that resembles a serpent. Goodman Brown expresses his doubts about his mission and the man, who seems to be a devil figure, accompanies him while trying to persuade him to carry through his mission. The fact that he hears and sees various supposedly upright figures of the community, including men of the cloth and his own catechism teacher, persuades him that his disillusionment with the Puritan faith is justified. However, he is truly shocked to see his own wife at the meeting. At the moment of baptism he calls her to look up to heaven and resist, at which point everyone disappears and he finds himself alone in the forest.