To Carroway, Tom and Daisy are guilty of using people and he, Nick, George and Myrtle Wilson are all victims of being used by Tom and Daisy. "—they smashed up things and people and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness.” This line states that it was their wealth, their indulgence of money that gave Tom and Daisy this arrogance to trample on people. Tom was powerfully built and
Source G suggests that the monasteries wrongly abused their influential power over the common folk, gaining money from the supposed religious relics they claimed to be in ownership of. Items such as ‘God’s coat, Our Lady’s smock’ and ‘part of God’s supper,’ this implies corruption because deception was being used against the ordinary worshippers. Source G also suggests that corruption was held amongst monks, telling us of their illegitimate children under their supposed life of celibacy and the holy fathers inability to life such a life ‘The Pope, considering this holy father’s weakness, has given him license to keep a whore.’ Source G is a report given by Richard Layton to Cromwell in 1535, providing Cromwell with ammunition for the Valor Ecclesiasticus. Source H is similar to Source G suggesting that there was corruption in the monasteries, stating that the monasteries live in ‘Manifest sin, vicious, carnal and abominable living.’ The source also states that such doing is on the increase ‘their vicious living shamelessly increases’ suggesting that the only way in order to stop such doings, was to dissolve the monasteries. Source H confirms the points made in Source G, suggesting corruption was at the heart of royal motives for dissolution.
Chaucer continues his disapproving characterization of the Pardoner by mentioning the Pardoner’s shady business dealings. The Pardoner preys on the innocent and gullible by selling false religious relics whilst claiming them to be genuine holy artifacts. Additionally, he charges huge sums of money that others couldn’t make in two months. “For in his trunk he had a pillowcase/Which he asserted was Our Lady’s veil…/And with these relics, any time he found/ some poor up-country parson to
He also said “it’s only wrong if you get caught. He didn’t care about lying to everyone he just didn’t want to get all the blame for what happened. In conclusion, Martyn Pig is a villain because he killed and covered up dad’s death, blackmailed Dean, and lied to many people. This shows that Martyn Pig is a definite villain.
How far was the Catholic Church in Germany ripe for reform before 1517? There are many contributing factors as to how ripe the Catholic Church was for reformation, one of these was the corruption of the Church. To the people at the time, priests were incredibly important; they had the responsibility of preventing souls from going to hell and were the only ones who could administer the sacraments which would guarantee salvation. However, usually priests would only do this in exchange for money which led the church to be riddled with abuses as the priests only seemed interested in amassing wealth rather than taking care of their parishioners spiritually. Other abuses included simony, nepotism, pluralism and absenteeism.
He believed that the indulgences were unjust because the indulgences were aimed at wealthy people who had the money to buy them while poor peasants were too poor to afford them. John Calvin believed in pre-destination, a belief that people were chosen to go to heaven or hell when they were born, and nothing can change that. He also brought reformation in the city of Geneva, restricting gambling and dancing. Martin Luther was born on November 10, 1483. He is famous for his 95 Theses, where he attacked the Catholic Church for selling indulgences and the corruption in the church.
Red is corrupted because of his business; the guards are because they accept bribes and the warden Sam Norton corrupted because of laundering money. Samuel Norton is a man who believes in god, and money. His "Inside-Out" program, which offered cheap prison labor, gained him finances, Even though he claims to be a devout Baptist, he accepts bribes from local construction companies. “Sam Norton…was passed a good many thick envelopes under the table during his fifteen – year tenure as Shawshank’s warden.” (King, 33) This shows corruption because he used his program as a way to laundering money but also deceived the prisoners thinking they were helping other companies in need. “Because people like you make me sick,’ Norton said deliberately.
Chaucer uses corrupt church officials and holy order members in his tale to illustrate the corruption and disloyalty in the church during the Middle Ages. He portrays this through characters such as. Through the portrayal of The Monk, The Friar, and The Pardoner, one sees that members of the holy order were not all innocent. Chaucer portrays these clergymen as dishonest, avaricious, greedy crooks in his descriptions of them. Chaucer uses clergy members to portray that religion for some was a tool for manipulation and wealth.
Most significantly, was he was a leader rather than a follower. For example, after his many ideas were spread it soon created a group known as the Lutherans were born. He also stepped out of the churches circle that used trickery to people to get some money and had the guts to risk is life just for the understanding of people and the bible. Though all leaders must fall martin did not he remained firm he also became so much of a trouble for his 95these he caused a peasants revolt which killed 100,000 people which is not a good thing but
[Minister:]'You don't deserve to eat. "(7) This shows the hypocrisy of religion. Although the minister had just been telling others to help the less fortunate, he himself doesn’t abide to his words. Furthermore, Cunegonde's money is stolen by a religious friar: " Reverend Grey Friar, who …came into our room twice, and he set out upon his journey long before us." (21) It is evident that he stole from Cunegonde because he left before they noticed, an act usually done by the guilty.