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“The fact that this sexual assault still occurs in our ranks is heartbreaking, and it’s antithetical to everything we value in this institution. And at the risk of stating the obvious, it is simply unacceptable.” – Army Secretary John McHugh A soul weak in character may be tempted to prey upon the vulnerable. Whether victims of opportunity or misfortune, the survivors of sexual misconduct carry the scar of the encounter for the rest of their lives. The number of reported...
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Sin is an immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine or natural law. With this being said, in the novel Child Of God by Cormac McCarthy, Lester Ballard can not seem to escape sin. Lester Ballard is described to look very rough and almost crazy. The novel calls him “A child of God much like yourself perhaps” (McCarthy, 4) which makes the reader believe that he could be any human, even them. As Lester commits his sinful acts...
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Envy the most relatable of the seven deadly sins consumes so many of us on a day to day basis, but what exactly is envy? Envy has many different versions of the definition but the most commonly used is, wanting something that someone else has because you feel like they aren’t worthy enough for it. Envy can be defined in many different ways based on the person explaining it.Most people don’t like admitting that they are envious, and that is...
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After a perilous journey through a savage forest, Dante reaches the foot of a hill and desperately desires to climb it: 'After I had a little rested my weary body, I took my way along that deserted slope, so that my halted foot was always the lower' (28-30). In the act of walking, Dante describes his left foot as dragging behind his right foot to reveal the relationship between the two components of the human soul: the intellect and the...
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The Scarlet letter by Nathaniel Hawthorn at its core, is a story of two supernatural forces battling each other to gain control. Every culture has a name for these forces: Ying and Yang, Good and Evil, but in the novel, they are known as sin and grace. The two forces are at work throughout the plot of the story, though it may go unnoticed. How each of the main characters: Hester, Pearl, Dimsdale, and Chillingsworth, let these forces influence their...
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In Christopher Marlowe’s Christian play Doctor Faustus, sin is a very notable feature in regards to the theme of the play. This play revolves around the topic of temptation and repenting following one’s decision to sin. The main character Faustus, is tempted by Lucifer to give him his soul in return for ultimate power and knowledge. Throughout the play, Faustus is constantly struggling with asking for forgiveness or continuing to move forward with his sins. There are multiple times in...
2 Pages 992 Words
The first book of bible leads us into the creation of earth and humankind but also shows the disobedience that follows with the free will of humankind. Here is what was said in Ezekiel “You used to be a model of perfection, full of wisdom, perfect in beauty; you were in Eden, in the garden of God. All kinds of gem formed your mantle... I made you a living creature with outstretched wings, as guardian, you were on the holy...
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In the story The Scarlet Letter by Nathanial Hawthorne has a plethora of thematic subjects, but the one that sticks out the most is the nature of sin, guilt, and blame. From start to finish the idea of sinning, and an inner guilt is prevalent in the entire story. Every character has something that they are holding in or have something against another. To go along with the obvious, Hawthorne presents the theme in many symbols and situations to make...
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In lots of novels, some characters’ functions in the story are being symbols. For instance, piggy in Lords of Flies and Gatsby in The Great Gatsby. In The Scarlet Letter, Hester’s daughter—Pearl not just play a simple child character in the story, she is also a constant reminder of the scarlet letter and Hester’s sin because Pearl’s dressing is similar to the letter, her drawing attention to the letter and she is banished by the society with her mother’s sin....
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Today in our modern world we, as people, often experience good, evil, forgiveness, healing and redemption. But what do all those words actually mean? People today know what these words mean in the English dictionary, but we are yet to discover these words on a religious level. Today we are going to discover the meaning of sin and healing and how it relates to Christianity and how we can act upon sin and healing on a spiritual level. Good, evil,...
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Envy is an intense desire to have an item that someone else possesses or desire of becoming like someone else. It arises when we see that another possesses something, we do not have but we would like to have. Envy is really a bad feeling which I think everyone has but to which no one admits. its not always intense but its normal for everyone to say like ‘I want be like that person’ may be because you love him,...
2 Pages 1062 Words
The short story entitled “Young Goodman Brown” by author Nathaniel Hawthorne suggests that everyone is corruptible. The Dark Romanticism story develops by Goodman Brown gradually giving into evil through the corruption of his wife, Faith, and his encounter with the devil. All the main characters are deceiving to Goodman Brown, and he sees they are corrupt. There appears to be also many instances in which symbols that portray the struggle of good versus evil, Hawthorne suggests that evil will take...
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The novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne shows the essence of morbidity quite adequately. The novel itself does a good job of showing a plethora of characters and the morbid nature of them, but the most morbid of them all is Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale. Dimmesdale has committed a grave sin, and the sin is wearing away at him throughout the course of the novel. The Scarlet Letter provides many quotes and excerpts that reveal Dimmesdale’s inner morbidity, and even...
2 Pages 825 Words
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