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    Nathanael Nading Mrs. Nading Shakespeare and Poetry February 23, 2018 Henry V: Alexander the Pig Among those who study and interpret Shakespeare, there is an ongoing debate over Henry V's title of, "...the mirror of all Christian kings" (Shakespeare, 39). Following the obvious meaning of the phrase, Henry is the model of a Christian king - valiant, just, bringing joy to all in his company. In a more twisted view, Henry is, as a reflection shows the opposite of the reality, the opposite of a…

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    In The Lord of the Flies, William Golding uses allegory to portray how the boys on the island represent the corruption of man. Lawrence Friedman, in his 1997 essay “Grief, Grief, Grief: Lord of the Flies”, states that “the island opens in Eden.” He uses this to show how the boys are allusions to Adam and Eve, being in paradise, bringing sin and evil, and then ultimately destroying it. In his essay, “Good Grief: Lord of the Flies as a post war rewriting of salvation history”, Marijke van Vuuren…

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    Grendel from Beowulf and Satan from Paradise Lost can be both compared and contrasted, shown by the text. Grendel is described as an evil, powerful monster (Beowulf 23). Satan in the story Paradise Lost, is also described as a monster born of cain and the archenemy of God (Beowulf 38-51). While Beowulf’s Grendel and Paradise Lost’s Satan exemplify power, evil, and unsuccessfulness, their tactics prove different. Grendel and Satan can be compared as powerful. We can see this in Grendel through…

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    Dante's Inferno Analysis

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    Intro-Dante Alighieri's narrative poem The Divine Comedy played an effective role in initiating the protestant reformation and revealing to the common person the importance of living a righteous life. In the Divine Comedy's Inferno, Dante and Virgil Journey through the nine fictional levels of Hell. Dante represents the human soul, and Virgil represents human reason. Throughout the journey they discover the punishments the sinners of Hell face eternally, based on their crimes. Each crime has its…

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    Future Event Number Eight: The Seven Seal Judgments Up to now, it has been the enemies of God wrecking havoc on the earth, but things are about to change dramatically. God has physically intervened, and will carry the battle to the wicked by a series of judgments. The first segment of judgments is called the seven seal judgments, which are, like all the judgments, aimed at the wicked with two objectives in mind. First, to let the wicked reap what they have sown, thus fulfilling God’s justice,…

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    a negative impact on his personality, making him despise the vices of mankind. There are other works that may have changed the Creatures outlook on life. Paradise Lost is a work regarding the early days of Earth in the Judeo-Christian tradition. Milton goes into greater detail than the Bible, explaining how Satan planned to take over Earth and banish Adam and Eve from Paradise. The book is filled with the sins of Satan and his demons, no doubt leaving…

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    A question that has been asked since the beginning of time, can a man be purely evil? Several famous figures have only made the question expand, due to their acts of terror upon mankind. Recent figures such as Adolf Hitler and Osama Bin Laden, along with a past historical individual, Elizabeth Bathory, lead us to believe there are people born with an evil filled soul. However, all of these ghastly personalities had to have families and loved ones that saw the true person inside of them. After…

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    Wegs, Mike Tierce, and John Michael Crafton have different critical interpretations about Arnold Friend but with the same viewpoint. Both sides make the excellent argument that Arnold is a substandard individual. Joyce M. Wegs views Arnold Friend as Satan. Arnold friend is like Satan in how he pretends to know what Connie wants and takes advantage of how naive she is. Satan is in disguise; trying to trick Connie into thinking she is ready for adulthood. Also, Mike Tierce and John Michael…

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    What separates the epic poem Beowulf and John Gardner’s Grendel is how the devil-spawn Grendel, is presented. Is he a monster set on destroying humanity, or is he a misunderstood creature that is just trying to make amends with Hrothgar and his people? Gardner’s Grendel is a retelling of the story of Beowulf, through the monster’s eyes in depth. On the other hand, the epic poem introduces Grendel briefly, yet assertively. He is described as a terrible, evil being spawned by the devil and shunned…

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    On January 20th, 2017 Donald J. Trump was elected as President of the United States. He has only been President for a couple weeks yet it feels like his four years should be over. With the Republicans in charge of the congress there is nothing in is nothing in the way of accomplishing whatever they want; not even their conscious and sense of moral. In his opinion piece "Republican Fausts" , David Brooks is successful in his attempt to persuade his Republican colleagues that they have the…

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