Clockwork Orange Thesis

Topics: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov, Last Judgment Pages: 3 (1266 words) Published: April 9, 2013
1)Corporal works of mercy: To feed the hungry, To give drink to the thirsty, To clothe the naked, To harbor the harborless, To visit the sick, To ransom the captive, To bury the dead. The Corporal works of mercy that appear in Matthew's Gospel of Christ's prophecy of the last judgement are: To feed the hungry ("I was hungry and you gave me food" 35), to give the drink to the thirsty ("I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink" 35), to clothe the naked ("I was naked and you gave me clothing" 36), to harbor the harborless (" I was stranger and you welcomed me" 35) and to visit the sick (" I was sick and you took care of me" 36). The Corporal works that do not appear in the passage are: To ransom the captive and to bury the dead. Corporal signifies: "of or relating to the body" that is why they are called the corporal works because they concern with the material/bodily needs of others. 2) What Himes means when he says "that it is an astonishing point is that no religious motivation is the basis for the last judgement" he means that it is incredibly because too often there is an ulterior motive, usually religious besides the fact of doing good for the sake of doing. He is astonished as well because too often people preached or have preached doing good actions for the sake of a reward such as entrance into heaven, being blessed, making The Lord proud, not dying an utterly painful death and going to hell, etc. Ultimately the only relevant question at the final Judgement will be whether or not you did good for the sake of doing good and not because you seek a reward of some sort. Himes says that the final question at the judgement will be "Did you give yourself away to those who needed you" in short doing good for the sake of doing good. Himes says that whether you did good because you are a Christian, because Jesus told you to do so, because you cannot stand by and see someone starve, or because you simply enjoy helping others is is all completely...
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