Divine simplicity

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  • Simple Life In The 1800s

    England ports also enjoyed this high-living merchant aristocracy. The preaching of leaders of simplicity continued even though their stance became more and more unpopular among the majority. The Puritans, as well as the later generations of simple livers, faced the problem of children being less inclined to live simply. For many of the younger generations growing up in relative comfort and stability, there was no real need for simplicity. The Puritans also faced the problems of growth in population and complexity. This along with urbanization, commercialism, and cosmopolitanism were leading the introduction of diversity into a relatively homogeneous social order (19). The constant flow of ships coming into ports brought new goods, ideas, and people. During this time of social change, the Puritan ethic became the minority. The appeal for the public to practice simplicity was seen by many as a “rhetorical cloak employed by those enjoying elevated status and material wealth to hide their covert selfish interests (19).” The attempt of the Great Awakening to bring back the traditional way of living…

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  • John Waters: The Prince Of Trash

    Did you ever have a friend growing up that made it his or her ultimate goal to gross you out? Wether it be by cracking their fingers, telling jokes, or tortures through smelly socks, it is guaranteed that you did not appreciate when your your friend teased you about such matters. Most people as they get older they mature and grow out of this kind of humor. What if I told you there was a man that never grew up. A man that became a director to channel his talent into what he considers an art form.…

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  • Comparing Frost's Inferno, The Tempest, And Paradise Lost

    image for hate and fire for desire. Robert Frost’s poem, “Fire and Ice,” is meant to be a witty response to a folkish claim about the end of the world. By adding to folk wisdom his own experience of two emotions, desire and hate, Frost begins a speculation about the relationship between emotions and their ultimate consequences. Although the simplicity of Frost’s poem does not show the complexity of desire of the destructive power of hate, an examination of the relationship of desire and the…

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  • Fire And Ice By Robert Frost Analysis

    California, Frost moved to New England at age eleven and came to identify himself as a New Englander. That self-identification would become a staple of his later works as he would invest “in the New England terrain” and make use of the “simplicity of his images” (Norton Anthology, p. 727) accompanied by uncomplicated writing to give his poems a more natural feel. Frost’s poems were generalized by certain types: nature lyrics, which described a scene or event, dramatic narratives or…

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  • Consequences Of Cheating In Dante's Inferno, By Dante Alighieri

    In the modern contemporary society, copying from another person, whether it be on a test or any other assignment, is frowned upon. However, there aren’t any consequences for this act in the period of time depicted in Inferno, by Dante Alighieri, as this wasn’t recognized as a punishable sin. During this period, the deepest and darkest parts of Hell was home to thieves and liars, where their souls were lost and tortured for eternity. One who cheats does so by committing thievery as they steal…

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  • The Consequences Of Sinners In Dante's Inferno

    to get his message through to the reader, he first describes/lays out the different types and severities of sins. In his poem, Dante writes, " 'Wherefore in such guise Are they condemned?’ He answer thus return’d: ‘Wherefore in dotage wanders thus thy mind, Not so accustom’d? or what other thoughts Possess it? Dwell not in thy memory The words, wherein thy ethic page describes Three dispositions adverse to Heav’n’s will, Incont’nence, malice, and mad brutishness, And how incontinence the least…

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  • Similarities And Similarities Between Dante And Inferno

    What Dreams May Come and Inferno by Dante Alighieri have many points that tie them together, yet there are many others that show the individualism between each component. The film and the epic poem are, agreeably similar, but many differences are in place between them. Similarities between the two include the introduction of a guide in the form of someone that the character trusts, the fact that both Dante and Chris have to make a journey through places of divine creation to get to their hearts’…

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  • The Importance Of Sin In Dante's Inferno

    Sin has always been an underlying aspect of Catholicism, outlining the disciplinary system of the religion. Committing one of these determined immoral acts is considered an offense against the divine law, resulting in some form of eternal suffering depending on the severity of the crime. In the first part of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy, Dante’s Inferno, the reader is presented an allegory telling of the journey of Dante through Hell, guided by the Roman poet Virgil. As the pair descend…

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  • Odysseus And Dante's Inferno Analysis

    The Odyssey and Dante’s Inferno The Odyssey is an epic written by Homer. This poem is based on a love story that describes the escapades of Odysseus and his son Telemachus. Homer tells of the hardships and struggle Odysseus encountered on his way back home to his family after the war. Homer tells of Odysseus’s expeditions as he was travelling home as a hero after the Trojan War. Odysseus faced many challenges and struggles from battling Poseidon, the creatures in the sea and battling the suitors…

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  • Jennings The Clown And Christ On The Cross Analysis

    Once again, as in “Friday”, and as in Catholic devotional tradition, these failures are the “daily wounding” that continues to nail Christ to the “eternal Cross” of the poem’s title. In one of Jennings’ early collections, Song for a Birth or Death a sequence of poems entitled “The Clown”, the circus clown becomes a clear image of the crucified Christ. The similarity is apparent in a variety of terms that include innocence “you seem like one not fallen from grace”, “helplessness” and the…

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