Evolving Faith

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“There’s always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down” (Delillo). In the quote above, Delillo is speaking of three different religious periods. The first sweet smelling breeze is representing the Classical time period, because it was blooming with religion. The period in between symbolizes the Renaissance era, because it was a time filled with confusion and curiosity. Lastly, the time when the rain comes cracking down relates to modern day society, because today’s world is distracted by material objects. Society today cannot seem to find its way back to religion because often time’s religion is very labyrinthine. In the painting... View More »

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Her faith is strong, and she has not let the world get the best of her. She is also in the highlight of the picture, which illuminates the color of her clothing. The light emphasizes the fact that she is wearing white, showing the innocence of her faith. The light also symbolizes that she has a clear goal set and has both her hands working together to reach for the same goal. Phaizulline proves that the era reflects on a person’s faith by depicting the Classical woman in the highlight of her faith, as was the time period.
In order to show confusion, Phaizulline paints ignorance, the Renaissance woman (appositive phrase), in the center of the painting, torn between light and darkness, which corresponds to the periods evolving beliefs and changing ideas. During the Renaissance era, the Catholic Church, the church of Europe (appositive phrase), was losing power and faith, but religion was still important and a main focus across Europe. Priests were using their power to lie and cheat money out of the members of the Catholic Church. Many people began getting frustrated and had confusion for what to believe. The betrayal within the church lead people to believe that life is better without religion, because it only caused them problems in the past. The reform in the church, during the Renaissance period, resulted in a slight loss of interest, and small decrease in faith. The Renaissance woman is depicted moving out of the stagnant water and stepping into the rushing waterfall. She is curious about strong faith, and wants to dive into the waterfall. In other words, she is ...

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