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Untraditional Christ Figure Essay Examples

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A Review of Flannery O'Connor's The Life You Save Can Be Your Own
"Tom T. Shiftlet: the Untraditional Christ Figure" As noted in class, Flannery O'Connor's Catholic faith dominates her writing style. Clearly demonstrated in "The Life You Save May Be Your Own," O'Connor reveals interesting parallels between Tom Shiftlet as an untraditional Christ figure in this notable...
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An Analysis of the Comparison of Piero Della Francesca's Resurrection of 1463 and Julie Rrap's Christ of 1984
Resurrection & Christ. Extended Written Response. For many centuries, artists throughout the world have aimed to capture and portray a particular theme or subject in accordance to their religious beliefs, personal influences, and mood, or based entirely upon societal influences. The figure of Christ and the manner in...
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An Analysis of the Image of Jesus in the Gospels
A Revolutionary Radical: Jesus in the Gospels Libenter homines id quod volunt credunt. - CAESAR Jesus might have existed as a mortal, but it is unlikely that he existed as the Holy Son of God. Since most of the writings about him were written decades after his death it is more likely that his legend was used as politic...
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An Analysis of Hatred, Tragedy and the Untraditional Happy Ending in Wuthering Heights
“Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest as long as I am living” (Bronte, 163)! In this quote, Heathcliff’s pain from Catherine’s death is obvious. Wuthering Heights is a Victorian novel regarding the lives of the Earnshaws and Lintons. Through three generations, they all experience wave after wave of tragedy all originati...
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An Analysis of the Christ as a Hero in The Dream of the Rood
1. How is Christ denoted the hero in "The Dream of the Rood"? What stated qualities mark him as a hero? There are several lines in the poem, The Dream of the Rood, that denotes Christ Jesus as a hero. The personified tree remembers clearly the events that took place at Calvary. He (the tree/cross) was seized fr...
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Prophecies Concerning the Second Coming of Christ
THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST The hope of all christians is the second coming of Christ, and to be with Him forever. The Bible speaks about this marvelous event, and I want to present for your consideration the well known scripture portions on this subject. I am not going to make this a doctrinal point of view, as the...
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An Investigation into Christ's Sinless Life
The New Testament authors had no qualms about declaring that Jesus was truly human and telling us that Jesus committed no sin. Bible passages such as 2 Corinthians 5:21, Hebrews 4:15, 1 Peter 2:22 and 1 John 3:5 “witness that He [Jesus] did not give in to temptation, nor violate the moral standards of God, nor was He incons...
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An Analysis of the Birth and Life of Jesus Christ
“Do you see Him, do you see Him?!” the little boy whispered, while tugging on his father’s robe. “Shh, Simon. Patience. He will be here soon. Can you hear the crowd getting louder?” John asked his son. He was trying to appear calm, but his beating heart and sweating palms gave him away. He and his son were in a crowd of...
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A Discussion About the Death of Jesus Christ
Keith R. Jackson February 16, 2000 NT 104, MWF 9:00am The Death of Christ EXAMINATION I chose to look into Jesus death and the people who were involved in it. The first group of people who got hold of Jesus was the Roman soldiers. They were probably the most innocent in the whole thing. Granted they did perform the a...
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A Comparison Between the Churches of Christ (ICC) and Church of Christ (CoC)
The Churches of Christ: A Comparative Essay Over the past ten years there has been much controversy in the Christian and secular media about the International Churches of Christ (ICC), and the United (or mainline) Church of Christ (CoC). This controversy has stemmed from the ICC's misuse of funds, doctrinal problems, me...
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A Description of The Similarities Between Adolf Hitler and Jesus Christ
The Similarities Between Adolf Hitler and Jesus Christ Many individuals hold the opinion that Adolf Hitler (1889 – 1945) and Jesus Christ (6 BC – AD 30) have nothing in common; however, similarities become apparent when one contemplates both Hitler’s and Christ’s objectives and influences upon the world. Adolf Hitler’s ma...
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Character Analysis of Simon William Golding's Lord of Flies
Throughout Chapters six, seven, and eight, Golding focusing on Simon for being unique, and different from the other boys. He depicts Simon as a black sheep in which the other boy's dislike. One such example is that the other boy's are always making fun of him, and despite that, Simon never retaliates with returning verbal a...
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A Literary Analysis of Teddy by J. D. Salinger
In "Teddy" by J. D. Salinger, Teddy is illustrated as a Christ figure. Many aspects of his life are similar to those of Jesus. Salinger created in Teddy a mirror-image of the real Christ. From a very young age, Teddy displays a profound understanding of the universe and life itself, exhibited by his deep conclusi...
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An Analysis of Beowulf as a Christ-Like Figure
Beowulf As A Christ-Like Figure
BEOWULF AS A CHRIST-LIKE FIGURE The epic poem, Beowulf, recounts the tale of a man named Beowulf who sacrifices his own safety to save the Danes from two evil dragons. Then, years later, Beowulf risks his life yet again to save his own people from a dragon. Throughout the story, Beowulf is pr...
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The Actions and Thoughts of Simon and Piggy in the Story of Lord of the Flies
Simon - "He was a small, skinny boy, his chin pointed, and his eyes so bright they had deceived Ralph into thinking him delightfully gay and wicked. The coarse mop of black hair was long and swung down, almost concealing a low, broad forehead... [he was] Always darkish in color..." p. 2 Simon is described as a ver...
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An Evaluation of Simon's Character and Actions in Lord of the Flies
Simon Simon is a character who represents peace and tranquillity and positivity. He is very in-tune with the island, and often experiences extraordinary sensations when listening to its sounds. He loves the nature of the island. He is very positive about the future. He also has an extreme aversion to the pig's head, the...
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The Use of Biblical Allusions in the Story of Lord of the Flies
References to various religions in novels are made to help the
author illustrate to the reader the situation in which he has placed his
characters. In The Lord of the Flies, William Golding uses biblical
allusion to enhance the reader's perspective on the story. In events and
metaphors, the character Simon stands out as the...
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The Dark Characters of Beowulf
Back in the day of the Viking, how they viewed and thought of themselves, is in some ways different than how we view them today. Beowulf was one of many of these so-called Viking "heroes", and even today people view Beowulf in different ways. Some people think that he was an Ideal Germanic hero; while others think...
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An Analysis of the Character of the Protagonist in Billy Budd
In Henry Melville s novel Billy Budd, the protagonist, Billy Budd, is a young impressed sailor aboard an English Battleship. Billy shows his actions toward a Christ Figure through his innocence and ignorance, which he shows while interacting with Claggart, the ships Master of Arms. Billy shows this Christ figure in his inn...
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An Analysis of Beowulf as a Christ-Like Figure
BEOWULF AS A CHRIST-LIKE FIGURE The epic poem, Beowulf, recounts the tale of a man named Beowulf who sacrifices his own safety to save the Danes from two evil dragons. Then, years later, Beowulf risks his life yet again to save his own people from a dragon. Throughout the story, Beowulf is presented as a Christ-like figure....
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Owen Meany, The New Christ Figure in A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving
Will You See the Twentieth Century Christ? [Owen Meany] is the reason I believe in God: I am a Christian because of Owen Meany. John Irving begins his mysterious novel, A Prayer For Owen Meany, by foreshadowing the entire book within his first paragraph. John Irving uses many literary devices, such as foreshadowing, to cre...
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An Analysis of the Christ-Like Figure of Beowulf
In the story Beowulf, the main character, Beowulf, is portrayed as a Christ-like figure. The reader knows that Beowulf is Christ-like through his actions, his personality, and some symbolism. Beowulf experiences some of the same or similar things that Christ experienced too. With a close interpretation and a deep analysis o...
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The Christ-Like Figure of McMurphy in Ken Kesey's Novel One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
When a person reads the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey, they are taking a different look at the corrupt side of society through the eyes of this intelligent and imaginative author. Kesey leads the reader through a mental hospital in the form of a mentally ill patient called ‘Chief’ Bromden. Througho...
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A Literary Analysis of the Deity in Beowulf the Epic Poem
BEOWULF AS A CHRIST-LIKE FIGURE The epic poem, Beowulf, recounts the tale of a man named Beowulf who sacrifices his own safety to save the Danes from two evil dragons. Then, years later, Beowulf risks his life yet again to save his own people from a dragon. Throughout the story, Beowulf is presented as a Christ-like...
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An Overview of the Various Religions in Novels and the Introduction to William Golding's Simon, the Christ Figure in The Lord of the Flies
Simon, the Christ Figure References to various religions in novels are made to help the author illustrate to the reader the situation in which he has placed his characters. In The Lord of the Flies, William Golding uses biblical allusion to enhance the reader's perspective on the story. In events and metaphors, the...
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