Kierkegaard and Johannes de silentio’s Religious Stages

Søren Kierkegaard, famously known as a ‘knight of faith’, was a religious author who later donned the title of the first existentialist philosopher in history. Furthermore, faith and religion played large roles in outlining many of his works and life. In his work, Fear and Trembling, Kierkegaard outlined the three stages of life: the aesthetic,…

Religious Victimization of Skylock in The Merchant of Venice

William Shakespeare is often referred as the greatest Scriptwriter ever. He truly has a skill, of creating unique characters that, create controversy, and give reasons for people to discuss and debate. Back in the Elizabethan times, Shylock, a character, from the famous Shakespearean play, The Merchant of Venice, would have immediately been seen as a…

Religious Symbolism In “Rime Of The Ancient Mariner”

Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” written in 1797, has been widely discussed throughout literary history. Although critics have come up with many different interpretations of this poem, one idea that has remained prevalent throughout these discussions is the apparent religious symbolism present throughout this poem. “The Ancient Mariner” contains natural,…