Why did the Pope call the crusades in 1101? One reason the Pope Urban called the crusades in 1101 was to stop fighting amongst the European nobles. In desperate attempts to keep or gain land and therefore power nobles would constantly battle against each other for their land, killing and pillaging surrounding villages, peasants and church property. The Pope disapproved of this unchristian behavior and the harm it was doing to Christian property but saw that they needed something to vent their aggression and distract them, which the crusades were perfect for. The nobles were happy to comply as there was a lot of worrying about their ‘tarnished’ souls and the crusades were seen as a way of redemption for the afterlife.
Frankenstein is an ambitious and determined character with obsessive tendencies, and poor judgement but also a character who sometimes lack clear understanding and it is these character flaws which result in his ultimate demise. He is describes as having the appearance of one who’s ‘spirit had been broken by misery’ and having an “expression of wildness…even madness”. In Frankenstein’s first appearance in the novel, he emerges from a ‘very thick fog’. This fog could be seen as symbolic- Frankenstein’s ‘vision’ is clouded and the fog could be considered a symbol of this. He is exceedingly ambitious and acknowledges that it was the knowledge of life and death that he sought.
The Morality of Violent Revenge in Titus Andronicus Titus Andronicus is renowned for being one of Shakespeare’s more violent and torturous works. Many characters undergo gruesome mutilation as well as inflict physical pain against their fellow man. Some of the most notable scenes of violence include the rape of a young woman, a triple homicide and a live burial. With all the acts of violence one must step back and try and understand why this work involves deaths of more than a dozen characters. Was Shakespeare trying to simply tell a story of revenge?
Families are full of love and hope but to annihilate that all is a complete act of putrid evil and hate. War gives illusional rights to these inhumane beings that these acts are a part of life which they aren’t. Natural death should be the cause of all these lives, not innocent murder. War is the reason these families blood has been spilt. After all these past events, the 1800’s wars, The Boer War, WWI, WWII and The Cold War, you’d think we’d all have learnt our lesson that war was destroying people, along with the world.
The descriptive label given to Macbeth is very deserving. It is to be notified that Macbeth’s evil intentions arose very early in the play as he contemplated the murder of King Duncan. This thought is seen in Act 1, scene 4 as Macbeth says, “My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical, shakes so my single state of man that function is smothered in surmise, and nothing is but what it is not. Macbeth continually developed unworthy thoughts as he drifted from an impressive and an ambitious warrior to an unjust and overly ambitious ruler. Many may argue that this title given to Macbeth seems very harsh and many may use examples such as in Act 1, scene 4 for justification of his feelings of trepidation.” The prince of Cumberland!
This explains why Stoker introduced this feeling in his novel. Harker, Holmood, Seward, and Morris were all afraid the problem would spread, and eventually kill everyone. Fear persuaded the men to try even harder to erase any trace of evil the count had bestowed upon the world. People often wonder how Harker, and the others had the bravery to carry out their task. Metaphorically speaking, compassion was a fuel used for building this hidden courage.
The poet is saying that people should not talk about war as enthusiastically as it gives the impression that war is glorious. Furthermore, he says that the idea that ’it is sweet and right’ to die for your country is entirely untrue. Through this, we are able to form the opinion that war is not okay because it is a serious thing that carries many negative consequences. In Wilfred Owen’s poem Dolce et Decorum est, the use of similes conveys the harsh reality of war on soldiers as it changes them dramatically and kills the majority of them. In the first two lines of the poem, Owen uses the similes “Bent double like old beggars under sacks, knocked kneed, coughing like hags” to paint a grim picture in readers minds of how the soldiers were.
Captivating someone’s emotions is most effective to catch and keep their attention. In the accomplished sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” Jonathan Edwards applies extensive use of rhetorical strategies, but the most persuasive are metaphors utilized through pathos in an attempt to sway the acts of sinners, the natural men to be morally correct. While discussing the natural men’s wickedness, Edwards states “All your righteousness, would have no more influence to uphold [the natural men], and keep [the natural men] out of hell, than a spider’s web would have to stop a fallen rock” (Edwards 8), giving his unconverted audience the idea that God is the single force who is the deciding factor of whether they are saved, or dropped to eternal damnation. Edwards compares sinners to spiders, creatures despised by humans just as sinners are detested by God, displaying to Edwards unconverted congregation how poorly God thinks of them. Righteousness is showcased as the natural men’s sin and weakness.
Frankenstein Written by Mary Shelley What is the overall idea of your book? The overall idea of Frankenstein is “nurture is more powerful than nature.” This theme is supported by the fact that the monster was naturally a good thing but because of Dr. Frankenstein’s irresponsibility, the monster was evil and killed people. If Frankenstein would have stayed with the monster after making him then the monster wouldn’t have gone and killed so many people out of revenge. This is debatable though. Some may say that the monster had an evil spirit or and evil nature.
"(Beowulf line 464-466) Beowulf’s unusual and courageous method of killing Grendel demonstrates his bravery and physical strength. Before, Unferth had taunted Beowulf about his foolish bravery, but when he and all the rest of the Geats saw that Beowulf’s strength and power were worth boasting about, they were humbled. To prove Beowulf was powerful, he hung Grendel’s arm, claw, and