Essays Tagged: "Repentance"

Greed, vanity, and repentance in "Moll Flanders" by Daniel Defoe

Three recurring themes in Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe are greed, vanity, and repentance. Theme is defined as an underlying or essential subject of artistic representation. These ... ty and of being beloved by such a gentleman' (Defoe 27).Another important theme in Moll Flanders is repentance. Moll shows the desire to repent on many occasions, but it often seems forced. Until the ... he desire to repent on many occasions, but it often seems forced. Until the end of the story Moll's repentance seem insincere, although she does show moral strength.Moll's first repentance appears whe ...

(5 pages) 102 0 2.0 Dec/1999

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Scarlet Letter. Christian based term paper. Excellent coverage of many different topics. Includes quotes.

ses this book to state that with sin comes consequences and guilt, but the guilt can be erased with repentance without pride.The book begins as the narrator, presumably Hawthorne, makes a discovery. T ... e acts like he has repented and is making penance. He replied that he may have the outward signs of repentance, but his heart was still heavy with the sin. There is more ambiguity in this segment, as ...

(13 pages) 127 0 4.8 Jun/2002

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

"The Hubris of Albion" is a brief attack on common historical stereotypes of Aficans as savages who were brought to civilization by American slave traders.

t is doubtful if they ever get out."Lord JefferyFor as many years as America and Europe have sought repentance for their atrocities to Africa, we have also searched the annals of history to find how s ...

(3 pages) 71 0 4.4 Oct/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

A two page essay on symbols which reoccur in Shakespeare's Macbeth

tudinous seas incarnadine,Making the green one red. (2.2.60-63)Later Macbeth gives up any chance of repentance, while he relates to the murder as a river of blood "[...] I am in blood/ Stepp'd in so f ...

(2 pages) 23 0 3.0 Nov/2002

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

A book critique on "The Cost of Discipleship" by Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

he sinner. He goes so far as to say, "Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession, absolution without pers ...

(6 pages) 79 0 4.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

The Manciple's Tale: The Journey The placement of the Manciple's Tale before the Parson's Tale is intentional on Chaucers part.

Chaucer's decision to place a tale teaching sin and silence just before a tale preaching truth and repentance surely has a meaning far beyond chance. A tale of evil followed by a tale of good matches ...

(8 pages) 41 0 4.5 Jan/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

What are salvation and resurrection? How do we reach salvation? Will we be resurrected?

a person to have a combination of belief or action. The most general combination is baptism and/or repentance.There is consistency through the Synoptic Gospels, Mark, Matthew, and Luke. It is said th ... God. These gospels state that salvation is relies on how people behave towards one another and that repentance, belief in Jesus, and baptism are immaterial. Lets start with Matthew.The actions and att ...

(8 pages) 190 1 4.7 Jan/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Finding Motivation For Ministry In the Words of the Apostle Paul

ll impacting people today. Preachers throughout the world use his blessed words to bring sinners to repentance. His letters lay out many of the fundamental doctrines of the Church.The impact of Paul's ...

(6 pages) 58 0 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Prison and the Alternatives: Is Incarceration the Answer to Crime?

ent was adopted and the belief that if inmates were forced to examine their conduct in confinement, repentance and religious conversion could occur. David Cayley, a reporter for the CBS show Ideas, su ...

(8 pages) 377 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Was the punishment that Hester Prynne recieved in The Scarlet Letter a fair punishment?

too harsh of a punishment. The lifetime sentence to wear the "A" did not leave any possibility for repentance, forgiveness, or recognition for a lifestyle change. Hester deserved to be punished for c ...

(2 pages) 41 1 5.0 Apr/2004

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

Chaucer, Canterbury Tales, Pardoners Tale ii: 463-572. Write a critical and rhetorical analysis of the passage. Giving regard to its work, function, audience, circulation etc.

72In this passage Chaucer sets up a contrast between the Pardoner and the sins he supposedly offers repentance for, to show the Pardoner is more sinned than sinners. He does so through a group of youn ... aracter by pointing out his make-up full of hypocrisy and vice. Of all the vices the Pardoner sells repentance for, he is guilty of commiting himself. As Kellogg notes, 'what he collects he spends in ...

(5 pages) 114 1 4.6 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Jewish Holiday Yom Kippur

day is, essentially,your last appeal, your last chance to change the judgment, to demonstrate your repentanceand make amends.Yom Kippur atones only for sins between man and G-d, not for sins against ...

(2 pages) 22 0 0.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

"The House That Broke Into Me": An autobiography by Anthony McKee

, I managed to get arrested as a teenager for second-degree burglary and spent a year of my life in repentance. I was devoid of all of the freedoms I had always taken for granted. Though my actions wo ...

(6 pages) 31 1 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

How are ideas of salvation explored in 'The Rime of Ancient Mariner'?

Through stages of penance, repentance, absolution and redemption, Coleridge is able to depict the idea of salvation in 'The Rim ... mariner to restate the journey he had to undergo.In order to undergo any of the stages of penance, repentance, absolution or redemption, there of course needs to be a sin. The ancient mariner "stoppe ... cross-bow I shot the Albatross." This act of sin leads the ancient mariner on to stages of penance, repentance, absolution and finally redemption but whether or not it follows on to means of salvation ...

(8 pages) 57 1 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Hamlet's Hesitations

of killing Claudius, wanting to choose a more suitable moment where Claudius is not expressing his repentance to God. He thinks that if Claudius has the ability to pray then it means he will go to he ...

(3 pages) 16 0 1.0 Jun/2005

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

Opinion Essay: Luther was right to break with the Church. (other topics covered)

by thinking their loved ones have been forgiven. In reality, all that would be needed is faith and repentance, which is what Luther was saying. He was definitely right, giving him reason to separate. ...

(2 pages) 11 0 1.7 Nov/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Repentance (Taubah).

The Arabic word for repentance is Taubah which translated literally means 'to return'. Repentance means to leave what Al ... d and to return to what he has commanded.Allaah has encouraged the believers to repent with sincere repentance.O you who believe! Turn to Allah with sincere repentance![Surah At-Tahrim Ayah: 8]In anot ... "Rabbi-ghfir-lee wa tub `alayya innaka anta-t-tawwabu-l-ghafoor."(My Lord, forgive me and accept my repentance, verily you are Acceptor of Repentance, Oft-Forgiving.)[Ahmad, Abu Dawood, Ibn Maajah]And ...

(4 pages) 15 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

"The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

but of a spiritual nature as well, with the ultimate destination of enlightenment obtained through repentance.The Mariner's tale begins several days into a voyage at sea. At this point, the Mariner a ...

(5 pages) 47 0 4.3 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Daniel Defoe's "Moll Flanders", Is her repentance at the end of the novel genuine?

The repentance of Moll in 'Moll Flanders' by Daniel Defoe, and the subsequent question surrounding the s ... Defoe himself lived. In writing Moll Flanders, he is in many ways trying to find his own version of repentance. However in trying to persuade us of the mitigating circumstances and events that surroun ... d events that surrounded his and Moll's sins, one always has to wonder at the true sincerity of his repentance and thus that of Moll's.Furthermore later during her first theft, Moll offers up to us a ...

(4 pages) 19 0 0.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Really Good Antigone Creon Tragic Hero Essay

, yet not exceedingly, having an evident tragic flaw that eventually leads to his downfall, and his repentance; these are all in accordance with Aristotle's view of a tragic hero. First, Creon is born ...

(3 pages) 10 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers