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Furthermore, the cross has been represented by numerous authors to depict the crucifixion of Jesus (Kozlovic 45). This is symbol of the Christian faith which is used in most of the churches. For instance, the bible asserts that Christ Jesus died on the cross for our sins. According to the book of Colossians chapter one in verse 20, Paul posits that, “Through his blood, shed on the cross” (Lewis 29). In addition, there are several symbols of cross which have been used in art and history. For instance, the Roman Catholic, and the protestant churches have been implied in various ways.
In literature, several authors have alluded to the Garden of Eden in various works. For instance, the early American literature alludes to Christopher Columbus as the first man who discovered America in 1492. In addition, Shakespeare has incorporated both the snake and the garden as recurrent images. Through these images, Old Hamlet is viewed as a very good man who is a victim of the vicious deceptive murder of Claudius. The murder is abhorrent because Old Hamlet is a brother to Claudius, which is a similar incident to that of Cain and Abel in the Bible. Furthermore, when Hamlet is asked about the murder he alludes the Eden images. More so, due to corruption and sins at the court, the garden has been choked by weeds (Dasterdi).
In addition, literary authors have also incorporated paradise as religious symbols in literary texts. For instance, in the novel, “Paradise Lost”, there are varied images about the loss of the true paradise. These images include the Garden of Eden. According to Milton, the Garden of Eden emerges as the best. He also asserts that heaven is another paradise which is ever bright. In book 12, Michael reminds Adam that it’s through Christianity that one can have a perfect life, as Christianity had not been invented. Furthermore, anyone who learns to love God, shall posses an inside paradise. That is paradise
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Vampirism has been a subject of great interest and the concept was vitally covered in various folklores and literature. From folkloric representation, the notion has now transcended into popular culture, providing fodder for mass media. With respect to various myths, the word “Vampire” automatically projects an image of an unholy creature that survives by feeding on the blood of living creature.
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