God's Many Splendored Image Analysis

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In the first chapter of God’s Many-Splendored Image, the theme of freedom is obvious because that is the title of the chapter. Being free implies that we are like God, and God does not have a limitation of freedom, so we don’t either. On the same note, mental/spiritual freedom turns out to be more valuable than the physical that most adore. Human freedom does allow us to choose, due to the fact that we are divine beings made in God’s image, and that we can determine the mental happenings in a hard situation. Harrison starts out by conversing about how people wondered how much freedom they really had. All of these questions that were asked back then are still asked today. An example relevant in the United States is that we have freedom, but …show more content…
This is so, because when one takes a look around at the society today, it is seen that most strive for physical freedom. This includes, freedom of doing whatever one wants, freedom in money, and also freedom in fame. In her example she casts the physical freedom part to the slave owner. The owner has all of these physical attributes and more. Therefore, in terms of society sees as freedom, he is privileged. As it turns out though, this physical freedom is more of a harm than a reward. Their internal freedom is limited, because they are never satisfied. As for the slave, with an outward glance, he looks like he has no chance for any type of freedom. Although after contemplating how the master whose had everything destroyed his internal freedom, it can be seen that the slave it truly the one who is better off. He exercises his freedom by being kind and loving his master, which allows him to have full freedom internally. The slave has true freedom because when in a hard physical situation hits him, he will be able to handle it, but in the same situation, the master will crumbled due to lack of mental and physical …show more content…
This is so, because we are made in God’s image, and so we have received part of his divinity. In the beginning, God created humans. First off, the fact that we have free will is blatantly obvious in the beginning when Adam and Eve committed the first sin by eating the forbidden fruit. If God were determining their fate, he would have not let them eat the fruit, let alone put that choice in the garden to begin with. The bottom line is that God is only pure, and since we are sinners, it is obvious that we have choice in our

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