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    History Of The Devil Essay

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    Almost every educated person in the modern world has an understanding of who the devil is. Most people would describe the devil as a red-horned devil who resides over the fiery underworld called hell. The problem with their description of the devil is that the people before the first century a.d did not believe in a devil who was all-powerful and evil; they would have described him as either an angel who did God’s dirty work or a demon ruling over the cold hell with black features. The question then becomes, how did the devil transform in to the beast that the modern world knows him? The earliest reference of the devil is in the Old Testament. According to Reverend Tom Wright, from the documentary The History of the Devil, Satan “is a title meaning the accuser”. In the Old Testament, the accuser works for God. Without any power of his own, Satan follows the command of God and does “the dirty work’. He was an angel in the book so he did not have his red skin or horns or goat hooves. Satan appears in the book of Job in which Satan claims that Job is only a pious man because he has a good life. God allows Satan to test the piety of Job by putting Job through certain trials. Although Satan reeks havoc…

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    Not everyday does one get the pleasure to spend the day with a person some people consider to be the devil. A man so hated by some that he’s depicted as Satan himself. Yet at the same time this man has a following so large it’s considered to be a threat to the Catholic Church in Rome. Who is this controversial man? None other than Martin Luther. The same Luther who had the audacity to nail 95 Theses to the door of our very own Wittenberg Church doors. This was a day with the devil, kind of. To…

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    Revenge for the Devil I never thought I’d be running through hell with only one arm; fleeing the demons that get off on torturing the souls of the damned. Let’s clear one thing up, they don’t carry around little pitchforks. They prefer tools that can cause more damage, like a hatchet or a sharp blade or two. As I run madly, I get a whiff of the oceans filled with vomit, bile, and the blood leaked out of the tortured. I don’t know if I’ll ever find a way out. You see, Dante was wrong.…

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    The Jinn’s characters are similar to the Christian entities of the Devil and his demons. However, the way that the West portrays the Jinn are caricatured, comic, and supernatural creatures. The Jinn are depicted as beings that grant wishes as the Disney’s version of Aladdin. In these accounts, the Jinn tricked humans and acted in a superficial matter. In a contrasting view, literature in the East represents the Jinn as frightful and sinister due to the Islamic religious beliefs. The divergent…

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    The devil has been tantalizing with people’s lives since the beginning of time. Often times making deals with people in order to make their wishes become a reality, but there’s always a twist when it comes to working with the devil. This type of situation has been used in many stories throughout the years, especially in the story “The Devil and Tom Walker” and the movie “Snow White and the Huntsman”. In Washington Irving’s story “The Devil and Tom Walker” Tom Walker had shown signs of interest…

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    ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.” Even in fictional stories characters have their own reputations and integrity. In “The Minister’s Black Veil,” “The Devil and Tom Walker,” and The Crucible, a reader distinguishes the thoughts and perceptions of the protagonist’s of themselves and can compare them to the reputation given to them by the community. In “The Minister’s Black Veil,” a reader follows Reverend Hooper as he has begun to wear an eerie…

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    Continuing, “If I Were The Devil” was one of the chapters that hit home in my heart. It really revealed to me how serious I take missions, and awaken a deeper understanding of God’s heart for His mission. This chapter specifically showed me the devil’s tactics, to stop me from following through with God’s command. One area of awakening I needed was to take missions out of the margins of life. For some reason I noticed myself drift away from missional living. I became to complacent. “I would…

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    Many people imagine the devil as a black mass or a demon with red horns. But what would he appear as if he were to come to earth to speak among humans? In the two short stories “Young Goodman Brown” and “The Man in the Black Suit”, the devils serve as the main antagonists and torment two young men. The devils in these stories use a mix of cunning behavior, dapper appearance, and persuasive dialog, to trick the character into believing there motives and turning them against their own. To convey…

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    The essay consists of the traits of how the characters are archetypes. Archetypes are a recurring symbol or motif in literature, art, or mythology. Irving shows the heroism and greed in Tom Walker as he accepts the deal with the devil. In Washington Irving’ short story “The Devil and Tom Walker” the characters Tom Walker and The Devil are archetypes, by showing the greed, and heroism behavior. In the short story the character Tom Walker is the main character that shows greediness by accepting…

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    There are various types of devils described in Milton’s Paradise Lost. Left to their own devices, after Satan embarks on his journey to find God’s new “creation”, the devils form cliques and divide themselves up by interests. One group of Milton’s devils heads Mammon’s advice and seek to improve hell, a group of “false” philosophers ponder their circumstances, another group heads off to explore every corner of hell, and the “more mild” (2. 546) devils decide to seclude themselves from the…

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