Essays Tagged: "mortal sin"

The Power And The Glory by Braham Greene

e fact that the whiskey priest was an alcoholic, also that the whiskey priest lets himself commit a mortal sin. Greene shows this was an inaccurate statement because the priest doesn't think just of h ... d that the statement was accurate.To the extreme of not being a saint, the whiskey priest commits a mortal sin of having a sexual relationship with Maria and getting her pregnant. Later abandoning his ...

(3 pages) 96 0 4.6 Mar/1997

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Response to the short story 'A Good Man is Hard to Find' by Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964)

e family, everyone was disrespectful and just plain rude. In some families it would be considered a mortal sin to be rude to elders. Unfortunately this family seems to get a kick out of being cruel to ...

(3 pages) 187 0 2.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Argument Essay in favor of abolishing the death penalty with lists "Reasons For Abolishing the Death Penalty"

s this commandment. Murdering any person, no matter what the individual has been convicted of, is a mortal sin. Therefore, anyone who aids in executing people will be punished by God. I believe that r ...

(16 pages) 575 3 4.4 Jan/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty

Ending the Death Penalty Basic Argument Essay in favor of ending the death penalty.

religious beliefs. Murdering any person, no matter what the individual has been convicted of, is a mortal sin. I believe that religious beliefs, such as the Ten Commandments, are the corner stone for ...

(2 pages) 243 0 3.3 Jan/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty

"The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

in the book, she has the audacity to question the entire Puritan belief system. Hester committed a mortal sin through adultery and she also questioned her belief in the Puritan God. Those are appalli ... y no means a saint, but at the same time, she is not wholly a sinner. She fell in love, committed a mortal sin, and then reformed, although she kept her thoughts to herself. Hester is a prime example ...

(2 pages) 24 0 5.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

"How Would You Direct The Actors In Act 3, Scene 4 of Shakespeare's Macbeth?"

rongfully, as it was believed that the King was chosen by God Himself, and that to kill a King is a mortal sin. Shakespeare, however, managed to fit the murder of a king, the benefits and the down fal ...

(9 pages) 21 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

"Movie review" Ghost Ship

of reasons: writing, acting, dialogue, story--and, bafflingly, utterly unengaging visual effects. A mortal sin among his ilk. Speaking of sin, it plays a pivotal part in the goings-on of "Ghost Ship," ...

(1 pages) 18 0 1.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Close read of Hamlet's soliloquy "oh that this too too solid flesh..." shows that Hamlet's life is one of futility and despair.

f his desires to die: Hamlet wishes his "too too solid flesh would melt" and that suicide was not a mortal sin. Hamlet states "How weary, stale, flat and unprofitable, /Seem to me all the uses of this ...

(2 pages) 31 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Hamlet

Soliliquies in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet"

xistence.The Catholic Church was a dominant figure during Hamlet's time, and believed suicide was a mortal sin. Hamlet, along with his family, were very firm believers in the church, a force which I b ... en Hamlet states "...for in that sleep of death what dreams may come when we have shuffled off this mortal coil," Hamlet fears what may happen to him, to his soul, after death, if he was to take his o ...

(2 pages) 14 1 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Hamlet

Her Own Peace

. Roger Chillingworth, Hester's husband, is torturing Reverend Dimmesdale for his evolvement in the mortal sin. In the light of all this, Hester must also be judged by her only daughter Pearl, the out ...

(4 pages) 318 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Homosexual: Born Gay or Learned Behavior?

f homosexuality.Ever since, many have criticized being gay. To others, they consider being gay as a mortal sin. Others only realized that they are gay when they are only adults, but to others, since t ...

(3 pages) 43 1 3.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Shakespeare's Sly Manipulation of the Elizabethans

leads to eternal damnation. “Immediately after death the souls of those who die in a state of mortal sin descend into hell, where they suffer the punishments of hell, 'eternal fire" (Catechism o ... nal fire" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1035). Suicide, which is considered as wanton and as a mortal sin by Christians, would guarantee a free pass to Hell. The audience is swayed to support Ham ...

(3 pages) 2244 0 5.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Hamlet