He risked his existence, his wealth, and his men. Beowulf did not think of the safety of his men, he was not aware of others' lives, but instead focused on his own victory. Through his thoughts, one may see how far Beowulf would go to be successful, and can see his selfish ways. As for modern Christian values, pride is seen as a deadly sin, in which Beowulf seem to be doomed to hell if judged on twenty-first century ethics. Excessive pride is frowned upon as for the sinner only sees himself and leaves no room for God.
In each story immortality is lost because of human folly. The biblical version is harsher on humans though. In the beginning the humans already had immortality. They lose their immortality through an act of disobedience. Gilgamesh is only seeking immortality, he doesn’t start with anything.
His fickle favor toward his servants, and not to mention his family, proves his inconsistency and instability. Although appointed by the gods, his reign has exposed the abused and misused privilege of representing the gods in his earthly position. King Creon’s irrational edict stated that any man who dares to bury Polyneices would suffer death by stoning. Is it a mere human’s prerogative to determine another man’s eternal fate? 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.
While the master plan to blind the Cyclops was incredibly successful, he did something severely wrong while leaving the island. Not knowing of the consequences that might occur, Odysseus shouted his real name to the Cyclops, which essentially caused him a great deal of trouble afterwards. ”Hear me Poseidon…Grant that Odysseus / Son of Laertes, / May never reach his home on Ithaca. “ (Book 9, 22-25) prays Polyphemus. Thus Poseidon further delays Odysseus’ trip and makes it just that much harder for him to return to Ithaca.
Christianity teaches that people should not work on the day of Sabbath as God himself didn’t and that it should be the day of rest. However, Jesus didn’t follow these rules and decided to do the most loving thing and heal a sick person on this day even though he wasn’t supposed to. Some could argue that situation ethics and its ideas about love fit into Christian theology perfectly because even Jesus broke rules to do the most loving thing possible. Johns part of the gospels state that “God is love” and from this we can interpret that Christians must live their lives by trying to be Omnibenevolent and doing the most loving thing in all situations no matter how extreme. Fletcher incorporated the quote from the gospels into his ethical theory and devised six propositions and four principles.
He was trying to scare her to get the truth out of her. Proctor is a strong Christian and really proves it in the quotes. Another one of the qualities of Proctor being a tragic hero is his quest for truth. He wants the truth about everybody. The quote “But I know the child’s sickness had naught to do with witchcraft" (Miller 169) shows that he is sure the child is not sick due to witchcraft, but to natural causes.
| In the book growing suspicions of witches and witch craft surrounds many characters in the book | Religion | Strong Christian belief religion wise any other religion was not welcomed | George was a free thinker and did not really follow any religion as he believed in illicit love | The meaning of the character’s names – The names of the main characters have been chosen very deliberately by Brooks to reflect their characteristics. Look at the meaning of the character’s names below and brainstorm three ways for each character that their name reflects their nature: Anna: the meaning of the name is grain. Michael: When God cast Lucifer out of heaven and into hell the archangel Michael was the one God used to do it. He is the soldier of
Nobody in Olympus knew who the thief was but they all knew that if this continued that it would break out in war, and that would not be very pretty, but they also knew that none of them, the other ten Olympians could touch the trident or any of the other symbols of power unless it was their own, they would have to get a human to do it or a half-blood. Not knowing who to get they sent out a satyr to find one. When he returned he brought back a half-blood,
Donald Trump demonstrates a character that is shrewd and uncaring for his employees. Donald Trump is about establishing an empire here on the earth more so than one in heaven. The Scripture says, “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” (Mark 8:36). Although he does profess to be a Christian his character unlike Coach Dungy does not validate it. The Christian worldview understands that everything is the Lords and we are to treat it as such.
Though Romans says that human nature is that we are sinners. Human beings are slaves to sin and seem to be powerless against it. We understand that we are not righteous at all, and that we need a relationship with God, so that we can be empowered by His righteous. His righteous comes through our faith in Jesus Christ. Only he can redeem, justify, and sanctify us, and we need all three for our salvation.