Her mother tried to arrange a marriage for her with a man who didn’t believe in God. Lucy tried to convince her mother that she didn’t want to marry because Christ would be a partner in life much more powerful than anyone. Lucy prayed and prayed for her mother to understand her desire. Then, one day her mother's deathly illness was cured. Her mother greatly appreciated what Christ had done for her, and had agreed to Lucy's
Lucy’s mother, Eutychia, tried to arrange a marriage for her with a pagan. Lucy knew that her mother would not be convinced by a young girl's vow so she devised a plan to convince her mother that Christ was the most powerful partner for life. During an early morning mass, Lucy and her mother heard the story of the famous Saint Agatha who cured a woman with dysentery. Lucy and her mother went to the tomb of Saint Agatha and her mother's long illness was cured miraculously.
She makes this decision to remain close to her secret lover, Reverend Dimmesdale. Even though her disguised husband is out to unfold the secret of this mystery man, she is determined to run away with him to be with his family. Hester accepts Chillingworth because she thought she needed the support from a man, like the other woman in that time period. Hester wanted Dimmesdale to love her so she remained under the harsh resentment that the townspeople had for
Catherine led an extremely pious childhood, devoted to prayer and penance, despite her parents' strong but intermittent opposition. Sometimes on her way up or down the stairs she would kneel on every step and say a Hail Mary. Catherine was six or seven years old when she had a remarkable experience. She was returning with her brother Stephen from a visit to the home of her married sister Bonaventura when she came to a stop. She stood spellbound in the middle of the road with her eyes to the sky.
When Kamps’ mother died and she was pregnant, she needed the church the most. However, even though the priest knew her, he did not unlock the church. Kamps felt this moment in her life “was a nail in the coffin of [her] traditional beliefs” (136). She began to follow nature and strive to be like the tree with “grace and elegant treeness”
As Antigone fights against the authority to bury polynecies she comes into conflict with her uncle, Creon. Creon decides that she is to be punished even though she is family. He also gives her a chance to say that it wasn’t her, but she takes pride in the honor of her brother, and pride in the struggle that she went through to stay faithful to her family. This leads to conflict between her and Creon which diminishes their relationship “I intend to give my brother burial. I’ll be glad to die in the attempt,-- if it’s a crime, then it’s a crime that God commands.” This is stated by Antigone and it is showing that she would give her life to stay loyal to her family and to give her unburied brother the proper
Kemmerich’s mother is not convinced that Paul is telling the truth, saying, “I have felt how terribly he died. I have heard his voice at night, I have felt his anguish—tell the truth, I want to know it, I must know it” (180). Paul deliberately continues being vague in order to comfort his comrade’s mother. She is relentless in investigating her son’s death, pleading, “Are you willing never to come back yourself, if isn’t true?” and Paul quickly replies, “May I never come back if he wasn’t killed instantaneously” (181). This is
Courtney Rausch Period 6th May 23rd 2012 Mr. Blair Lit/Comp Chapter 13: Carton asks Lucie to never forget him, to always remember hi as the person that has saved her children and her children’s children. He says this because he know that Madame Defarge is going to come after her and kill her and her children. He also tell her that he would sacrifice himself for her, and he was hoping to go talk to her that night and to know that she is the only person that cares was sad for him to know. It was sad because they have a “mother to son” bond not a “wife to husband” bond. She loved him unconditionally like a mother would do to a child.
Because Antigone had nothing left to live for, while knowing the sentence of stoning, Antigone defied King Creon’s edict in order to fulfill her duty. Bound by her dead brother’s last wish for a proper burial, Antigone could do nothing more than respect and honor spilt family blood. The defendant, Antigone, was also compelled to commit this laudable act by the higher and more demanding laws of heaven. When faced with King Creon’s irrational edict and the edict of morals and the gods, Antigone chose the righteous and selfless
Reb Molinsky is shown to be almost a slave of his own religion, to the point that he is willing to sacrifice the integrity of his household just to serve his God. Like Sara, his will and faith in his goals are so strong that he completely turn his head away from his family’s needs and chooses to lock himself in a room filled with his books while everyone else starves. This is perceived as an inhumane action, but we need to consider that Sara’s actions are no better than her father’s. Once she is an accomplished woman she goes back to her parents, just to find her mother laying on her deathbed. In other words, she turned her head away her family in order to study and fulfill her goals.