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    The writers treated nature like it was almost a religion, they worshipped it. They spoke about nature in the most positive way possible. Nature was very informative to the writers, they say it taught them life lessons. To William Wordsworth nature was his one only teacher. The majority of the writers prefer nature over anything artificial or industrial. They explain that nature proves to be overpowering and is seen to be greater than anything artificial. Nature is a visionary for the writers and…

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    The Education of a Monster: The Role of Literature in Frankenstein In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, books provide Frankenstein’s creature with much of his understanding about the outside world, and also contribute to his own self-awareness. The three books that the creature takes from the De Lacey home Plutarch’s Lives, The Sorrows of Werter, and Paradise Lost, as well as Victor’s journal, expose the creature to “an infinity of new images and feelings that sometimes [raise him] to ecstasy, but…

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    The Tragic Ending of Faust: An Interpretation of Faust II, Act V, Lines 11678-11829 In Part II, Act V, line 11678-11829 of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s tragic play Faust, Faust’s soul is rescued by angels. There have been many scholars that have interpreted this scene as representing the redemption of the protagonist after a life of evil and destruction (Van der Laan, 67). That view has now largely been rejected. An alternative reading of this scene would be to deny Faust any identity at all,…

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    The Prelude: Wordsworth’s Mental Conflicts and His Imperfect Solution The Prelude, an autographical epic poem by William Wordsworth, describes not only a journey of the author’s life and experience, but also a process of how he “fixes the wavering balance of” his conflicted mind, by seeking comfort in the “spots of time,” or, in other words, his memories of childhood and nature (Book I, L622; Book XII, L258). Just as Martin Gray notices, “The poem is itself a therapeutic exercise” (Gray 62). To…

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    of masonic symbolism in the story, maybe motioning toward the Masonic-Catholic clash that cleared the United States at the season of the story's arrangement, and in addition the thematic gadget of walled in area, which Poe utilized as a part of numerous other stories, despite the fact that its essence in "The Cask of Amontillado" may imply the fame of live-entombment writing in Poe's period (Anna Sheets Nesbitt, 2000). Pride or Repentance: Pride is known as man's most noteworthy sin since it was…

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    An Infernal Predicament Many people are intimidated by hell, yet Dante uncovers the after life, as he perceives it to be. Dante’s Inferno is an interpretation in guiding one through the importance of fulfilling a morally virtuous, Christian-belief enduring lifespan. Circle I, Limbo, is a valley filled with souls who allegedly never did anything morally wrong, but were not baptized and therefore not allowed into heaven. Dante’s beliefs in Inferno upon salvation, the afterlife and sinful nature…

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    Throughout the novel, Mary Shelley hints at the similarity of the relationship between Frankenstein and the creature, and the relationship between God and humanity in deism. Deists believe in an unreachable and distant God who created nature and humanity, then stepped out. They believe in the principle that God abandoned the world, and the laws of nature now govern humanity. Evil and corruption only enter the world when humanity fails to live up to their potential or to the laws of nature.…

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    Many view Satan as an abstract concept, but what is not realized is that Satan is real and that he wants our human souls. The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis is a novel of thirty-one letters, written from an experienced devil, Screwtape, to his inexperienced nephew, Wormwood. In these letters, Screwtape suggests various ways Wormwood can distract his “patient”, specifically a middle aged male, from his faith in God. Screwtape's instructions include tempting the patient to rely on realistic…

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    Upon entering the deepest part of Hell, the reader is introduced to an unorthodox depiction of satan. To most, this depiction of Satan may be unsatisfactory. Most picture Satan as being completely red, with two horns, a tail, and a pitchfork; the Ruler of the Underworld. However, Dante provides another image. Initially, Dante, from a distance, sees what he believes is a windmill. As he gets closer, he realizes the forceful winds are created by the flapping wings of Satan; the wings being a…

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    Lucifer, the prince of dawn, and holder of light. He was an archangel and walked amongst the stones of fire, the thrones of god. Lucifer led a rebellion against God, he thought he was more beautiful than God, so he desired to be worshiped as God. 1/3rd of angels in heaven followed Lucifer's rebellion, then God cast out Lucifer, he fell like lightning from heaven. This ended the preadamic race. God judged the preadamic world by catastrophic effects, this killed every living thing. God came down…

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