Friday, March 22, 2019
The Pearl :: Pearl
The Pearl     Microsoft Encarta defines superstitious notion to be an irrational but usually deep-seated belief in the magical effects of a particular action or ritual, in particular in the likelihood that good or bad luck forget result from performing it. Religion is defined as peoples beliefs and opinions concerning the existence, nature, and worship of a deity or deities, and divine involvement in the universe and tender life.   In the first chapter, we find out that Juana does not know whether to avow her original polytheistic religion, or the newly introduced monotheistic religion (most in all probability Catholicism). Under her breath Juana repeated an ancient magic to guard against such evil, and on top of that she muttered a Hail Mary between her prehend teeth.(4) This could have different meanings about what is, and what is not superstition, depending on your point of view.   integrity who studys the native religion would believe stro ngly that the ancient magic would inspection and repair Coyotito. The Catholic idea of just one god is ludicrous and irrational, which doer that from this point of view, Catholicism is a superstition.   A Catholic will believe that saying Hail Mary will help Coyotito, but it is not a good thing to pray to the other gods. In the Catholic religion, God is always testing your faith. Believing in two religions center that your faith is weak, so God might punish Juanas family.   If the person showing this is an atheist they will believe that there is no god or gods and will consider it irrelevant. That means they think that both the methods of prayer atomic number 18 mere superstitions, and doing one or both will have no positive or negative effect.   The last point of view is Juanas. Juana is handsome authoritative that there is a higher power, but is not sure to trust her history, or this newly proposed god. She doesnt know what to choose, so she decide s not to cultivate a choice, and pray for both gods. She wants Coyotito to have the highest chances of surviving, so she prays to all gods.