The devil tries to trivialize our day to day life and make our choices seem unimportant. This can be seen in how flippantly The Patient treats his mother. The Patient makes the decision to become irritated with his mother instead of trying to witness to her. This seemingly small choice might’ve changed the course of his mothers life, but The Patient gives into the desire to avoid his mother at all costs (Lewis 6). The devil makes humanity over complicate easy decisions. He makes people put their needs over the needs of others, so that when easy choices present themselves, like witnessing to a close family member, people refuse to because it’s an inconvenience to them (O’Flaherty
how groovy it is to be Satan. Never has it been sung in a more appropriate setting.” The
punishment. “ ‘Only . . . I want to die as myself. Does that make sense?’ he asks. I shake my
Infernal world, and thou profoundest Hell Receive thy new possessor: one who brings A mind not to be changed by place or time...Here at least We shall be free; th' Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence: Here we may reign secure, and in my choice To reign is worth ambition though in Hell..." (page 9, lines 251-253, 258-262) Satan encourages his followers and reminds them of their original cause. He shows great leadership skills by re-emphasizing their ideas that at least when they are reigning in Hell, G-d doesn't interfere, and although it is Hell it is still worth ruling rather than serving in Heaven. Satan is dwelling on his power which could be seen as his tragic flaw. He is allowing his pride and ego to surface by glorifying Hell (calling it "profoundest") and declaring himself in possession of Hell. He starts to think of the idea of Heaven and Hell as a mindset. He starts to believe that the mind is what creates a place as Heaven and a place as Hell. Satan feels as though Heaven is Hell because he must serve G-d there, but in Hell, he has a true Heaven because he is served and worshipped. This could be determined as his tragic flaw.
“Think what you are doing you madmen! Stop your bloody outrages! Your acts are not merely cruel, they are the works of Satan, for which you will burn in hell fire in the life hereafter and will be cursed by future generations in this life.”
Throughout The Crucible many of the characters experience changes to their personality. The change in John Proctor is quite prominent In Act IV Proctor says, ‘I cannot mount the gibbet like a saint. It is fraud. I am not that man.’ At the end of the play he goes to execution saying, ‘Now
there's always a better way to cope with it. He argues towards the sinners to express the way he feels about them and what he'll do to
The room is fill with stuff about Satanism, books and props are everywhere around the storage room and there are even statue of the horned goat which resemble the Satan. Louis is feeling shocked and at the same time happy because he has always been interested in these stuffs. Louis then go around reading those book titles and search if he might find something else but mostly are the stuff for Satanism. Louis then decided to take a few book and read since he is always been interested in Satanism stuff. Reason why Louis is interested is because when he was small, he always get bullied by his schoolmate and he never dares to fight them back because he was not smart and strong and as he grew up he learned from a lot of TV show that Satanism stuff can help him to get the revenge he always wanted, but he has never been able to learn about such thing until today he finally gets his chance to learn more about it. Louis then thought of reading more in order to gain deeper
William felt the weight of Mary’s accusatory glare. He wanted to remind her that she had never particularly liked the idea of voting for a Mormon, but he decided it wasn’t worth the argument, so he changed the subject. “I found out where I’ll be student teaching.” “Where?” “Cheshire High School.” “Nice and
"Yes sir," Pike answers back. "And had he ever said that same thing to you' if anybody asked you haven't seen him'?"
The Existence of Evil Ten children are killed every day in the United States by guns; people are murdered senselessly; Columbine High School; Over one-third of middle school children in Cascade County have used illegal drugs and over one-half have tried alcohol; innocent people in foreign countries are being wiped out
. . ."My Faith is gone!" cried he, after one stupefied moment. "There is no good on earth; and sin is but a name. Come, devil! for to thee is this world given."
speaker uses that to take his argument one step further and explain how since it is so easy and guilt-free to kill the flea, the same could be said of her going to bed with the him. The structure In the next phrase, “Me it sucked first, and now sucks thee, And in this flea our two bloods mingled be; Thou know’st that this cannot be said A sin, or shame, or loss of maidenhead”(3-6), we learn that the flea has bitten the two subjects and the author feels that through the flea, they have been joined together and the author indicates that that is what his beloved is not giving him – herself. He also feels that this act of the flea having both of their blood in its body is
Satan is so high in his own esteem; he cannot bear to be a servant and must be a leader, as he says in Book I, “Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heav’n” (line 263).
Satan was unwilling to back down, no matter how great God’s power. This mission stands out as an element of the epic hero. In almost all epics written the hero has to stifle past guarded boundaries in order to complete goals. Satan’s bravery in trying to learn answers concerning his existence in heaven and his damnation to Hell is noble. Determination to derive truth is an admirable quality. Though his bitterness creates negative characteristics, his core purpose is not entirely blasphemous. He considers all that is placed before him and says in book 1, “Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven” (263). He knows that Hell is a place of doom and torture, but he is committed to living there with dignity and hopes to eventually rise above the creator and gain back what he feels he is entitled to as a living being. This acceptance of his conditions and determination to overcome makes him the underdog that an audience cannot help but root for. Everyone knows what it’s like to be in dark place with no visible escape. People want to be able to relate to a character that remains hopeful. In this sense Satan seems very heroic and critics have even gone as far as interpreting God as the villain.