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    Raskolnikov Suffering

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    Written Assignment Salvation in Suffering Suffering embodies a natural part of life. The extent of suffering, however, depends on the set of circumstances that surround a person. Upon this point, the age-old argument of nature versus nurture may be deliberated. In Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, all characters inevitably suffer. Some endure suffering induced by poverty, while others suffer through unhealthy mental states caused by their role in society. Dostoyevsky centers his characters around the socio-economical conditions of the time to impress upon the reader how the suffering of the characters leads to salvation. Their suffering aids in the development of various coping mechanisms, such as questionable ethics, religious fervor, and self-sacrifice for the sake of others. The motif of salvation can be seen through the suffering of Raskolnikov, Sonia, and Dounia. Throughout the novel, Raskolnikov suffers through his struggle of mental stability and morality, with his pride being his greatest weakness. He provides a claim about extraordinary people; they are not bound by moral law, and they are superior to others.…

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    Gilgamesh's Suffering

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    Christian Mystic of the 14th century said this of suffering:”If God could have given to men anything more noble than suffering, He would have redeemed mankind with it.”Indeed, suffering has an innate ability to advance mankind along the human journey. From enduring suffering and surmounting the obstacles that cause it, mankind becomes more noble, more virtuous and more better people. This happened to gilgamesh of Gilgamesh:averse narrative, as he lost his friend enkidu, to Holden, in Jd…

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    Job's Suffering

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    There comes a time in the life of every person where they hit rock bottom, it is in this moment that a person discovers how strong their faith really is. Job is the epitome of this statement. His faith was truly tested by suffering, but how he handled it is what earned him a place in history. During consequential tests and trials a person begins to need love and comfort, such as Job did. In the Book of Job, in the Bible, Job had three friends, Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar that traveled great…

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    In his essays titled “On the Vanity of Existence”, “The World as Will and Representation”, and “On the sufferings of the world”, Arthur Schopenhauer discusses the inevitability of suffering in life, what causes it, and what we can do to ease it. In this case the suffering refers to our constant un-satisfaction with our lives because of our need to always have and want more. Throughout this essay I am going to be answering the questions of why suffering is inevitable and what we can do to ease…

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    Two questions have made many arguments and many people leaving the church is: Why is there suffering and why does God allow it? If God was all loving and peaceful, why doesn’t he stop wars, poverty, killing, drugs, and death? Well, as Catholics and Christians alike, we need to know why or else our faith will become susceptible to destruction... Suffering is the result of human sin, original sin. When Eve and Adam bit into that fruit, suffering, sin, and pain was unleashed upon the Earth. There…

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    The Importance of Suffering The Aeneid by Virgil is an epic story about a man's struggles and adventures to found Rome. Aeneas, son of Anchises and Venus, is the protagonist throughout The Aeneid. Throughout this epic there is many books that tell the story about how Aeneas finds and founds his new homeland after Troy, his original homeland, is destroyed. Throughout his adventure he ends up in Carthage. Little does he know there would be an impactful woman by the name of Dido. Dido, the…

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    Krishna in Bhagvad Gita says, "Four types of virtuous devotees worship me: the distressed; the seekers of wealth; the one who seeks knowledge of God; and the Jnani (wise)." A distressed person is the one who has never yet given a serious thought about God. And hence there comes a time in his life when he suffers a tremendous amount of suffering. This is a result of his or her previous Karma. And then, his suffering alleviates day by day by performing even more Karma. Eventually at some stage in…

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    For awhile, I contemplated the meaning of suffering and tried to find something in my life that went along with the aspect of what one would consider suffering. Then, I realized that I did not have to do that because what I consider personal suffering may not be the same as someone else. I pondered on what to write about, what would catch your attention the most, or what would help you relate to me because that is what the best writing does. What should I write about, I asked myself. Should I…

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    1.4.3. The Meaning of Suffering Suffering is a primeval problem. From the very beginning of humanity itself the face of man is marked with wrinkles. Men of all ages have tried to solve this problem or at least to smoothen it. Man wants to be happy and what hinders his happiness most is suffering, of one or other form. Something that which curtails man’s easiness or joy may be called suffering. If suffering is a problem and it must be solved some way. But if it is not, suffering is to be taken…

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    Suffering Make Sense

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    Is suffering supposed to make sense? Why do we suffer? At first this question seems intuitive. However, after the first spontaneous outburst of answers, we start to question why there is suffering in the world and how we can make sense of it. Generally, when these ultimate questions are asked we tend to assert conclusions based on God or our personal values. It goes beyond that. Religion provides a guideline for these questions, and our values are extremely important for a sense of identity,…

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