• Elegy is also considered an epic poem: ordinarily concerning a serious subject containing details of heroic deeds and events • In the elegy, mention of Mercutio was left out and positive comments of Romeo’s behaviour, believed that Benvolio was homosexual. • Situation: Mercutio and Tybalt verbally and physically fight, resulting in the deaths. • Importance of passage: scene is considered the turning point of the play because it is where Romeo becomes exiled and the plan created by the Friar and the deaths come into play. • Structure: Component of elegy: dactylic hexameter followed by dactylic pentameter, with iambic pentameter for the second stanza/paragraph (from line 165) • Dactylic hexameter: meter used in an elegy, for the first line. Follows this pattern: — U | — U | — U | — U | — u u | — X (note that — is a long syllable, u a short syllable and U either one long or two shorts and X is an ancep (long) syllable).
He curses the day of his birth as well as the night of his conception, stating “Why is life given to those who find it so bitter?” (p.512). Although Job announces some controversial questions, his faith continues to insist that God does know what is best for humans, he simply wants to know and understand God’s agenda, as asked “Why should the sufferer be born to see the light?”. Job had great confidence concerning his goodness, though challenged by his friends as they ignorantly assume that one only suffers if he has committed sin. More specifically, Eliphaz further claims that every human commits sin in God’s perspective, “Can a human being be righteous before God, a mere mortal pure before
Ileah Glenn ENG 2110 M&W 3pm Dr. Voss Dante's Inferno chronicles a strange journey through hell, seeming familiar at times but shocking at others. As an American and a Christian, I think that my opinion on this could be crafted from my religion and our society, particularly its media. In my mind I’ve depicted hell as this place of immense torment bestowed on all sinners. My faith has taught me that those who sin go to hell to be punished. Dante's adventure clearly shows that the souls of hell are punished, as I thought.
Ladies and gentlemen, today I am going to speak to you to unveil the corruption and unholiness of your beloved Roman Catholic Church but also why this should make you follow the ways of the renowned martyr John Wyclif and his lollard teachings. As a religion we derive from the mid to late 1300's (1382) when John Wyclif asserted his ideas on the Catholic Church to the very foundations, his initial argument was that the Bible was the only sure basis of belief and that it should be translated into the vernacular, he denied that the ridiculous traditions of the church were as important as scripture. He therefore rejected transubstantiation, advocacy of clerical marriage and denunciations of the wealth and power of the clergy. To us Lollards those arguments are correct, justified and fair. It is true that we should doubt this miraculous transubstantiation as each time this miraculous event happens it is done by a corrupt and unholy priest behind a screen.
Racine did not want the laughter and comedy that most writers were covering things up with, to show in his work, Phaedra. He wanted every bit of the wrong moral values to come to light through his characters, and he most defiantly succeeded. Racine showed through his characters that this was a time where instead of people taking the blame for their own actions and wrong doings, they would put the blame on the gods. Nobody of this time took the fall for their own downfalls. In Phaedra, Readers want to blame Oenone for Phaedra downfall and Phaedra claims she is cursed by the gods, but in reality it’s Phaedra’s own fault.
Jonathan Edwards' purpose for writing Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God is to explain how people need to be aware that God is the only person savying them from hell. People don't recognize this and feel that God is soley protecting them from sickness and danger. In effect, God is building a warath of madness that can become loose at any moment. Edwards' use of metaphors in the passage was to portray the power that God has. These mataphors sent a message to his audience back then, and convey a powerful meaning to society today.
Furthermore, what is denounced here is not religion as such, but religiosity and the abnormal conduct of supposedly devout believers. And finally, what is at stake is, beyond the attack on Willie Fisher himself, an indictement of strict Calvinist theories. 1. Holy Willie, a Satire. The speaker The humour here seems to arise from the discrepancy between what the speaker says, the “I” of the poem, and what one would expect from such a man as Burns.
Roman society worked by everyone submitting to the emperor and sacrificing to the gods. That these Christians would not accept societal norms must have been infuriating for many romans, and is the starting point of their hatred towards the Christians. The roman religion which saw seeing forgiveness as performing a set of rituals had no interest in some morality or a set of dos and don’ts, which the Christians lived by. This was considered to be the realm of philosophy. There was no great concern for the afterlife here, and Polytheism with its acceptance of an unlimited number of gods meant that the society that practiced it was adaptable to change.
Sin is an act frowned upon by most but done by many people anyway. It is unavoidable by some but others see those sinners as unfaithful and shall be condemned to hell. Through a palpable use of imagery, Donne pleads for his salvation and forgiveness of his transgressions from his God – a God which, in fact, echoes the wrathful lord of the Old Testament rather than the benevolent one of the New. Donne’s use of words like knock, blow, burn, break, imprison and ravish all give his poem a clear picture. He selects these choice words to depict how intense his prayer to be forgiven really is.
Andrew Tuloca Mrs. Zalock AP Lang 3/4/11 Paradise lost is a work which explains god reasoning for allowing suffering in the world, and depicts Satan, the devil, pitted against God in a civil war. Specifically in the section read from our textbook, Milton writes story as to the downfall of Adam and Eve and continues on to depict and explain Satan’s reasoning behind his gradual progression towards waging war with heaven. Despite his negative connotation however, and the clear evil that is associated, Milton portrays Satan as a hero throughout Paradise lost (The section we read). Satan does not necessarily perform heroic acts of kindness as the common day idea of a hero does, but is rather depicted as fighting and working towards a cause he believes in. Likewise, Satan does not seem scared of the power of God, nor does he seem phased at the consequences of death, or eternal damnation which makes him seem courageous and bold; two crucially important characteristics of a hero.