Analysis Of ' The Hands Of Angry God ' By Jonathan Edwards Essay

1052 Words Apr 28th, 2016 5 Pages
Everyone in their life has already or will experience what guilt is. We always feel guilty when you know you are letting someone down. You always feel guilty, when you tell a lie to your friends and parents. You always feel guilty when you steal something that doesn’t belong to you. There are many ways that you can feel guilty. Many people ask “ What is the definition of guilt?” Guilt is an emotion that you feel when you done something wrong or bad. Guilt is feeling regret and wishing that you never did it. Guilt is feeling angry towards yourself, because you disappointed everyone in your life. Guilt is something that we feel everyday, but it is our choices that serve as a lesson and remind us not to do the same thing in the future. In Sinners in the hands of angry God by Jonathan Edwards, he emphasizes the idea of guilt within religion. In Putting a good word for guilt by Ellen Goodman she mentions that everyone must carry a type of guilt with them. Both authors describe what guilt is in their own perspective. Even though they have opposite opinion of what guilt is, they are able to persuade the reader. Both authors persuade the readers on what they believe guilt is by using rhetorical appeals and rhetorical devices such as ethos, tone, and imagery. During the 1700’s religion and government were identical. Puritans lived strictly under God’s rules. If you didn’t follow those rules you would be committing a sin and would be punished. As years passed, people started not to…

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