8 Deadly Sins in Literature: Lust
Beyond the 21st century, both ancient and modern literature gives examples of the lust in literature with consequences that are still possible today.
8 Deadly Sins in Literature: Sloth
A look through literature for examples of the deadly sin of sloth.
8 Deadly Sins in Literature: Anger
The Catechism defines the sin of anger as a desire for revenge. Here we disect three examples of anger and its repercussions in literature.
8 Deadly Sins in Literature: Envy
The sin of envy usually comes from the belief that you have been treated unfairly. Literature shows readers how envy can grow and consume its victims.
8 Deadly Sins in Literature: Pride
The deadly sin of Pride is known as the first sin, however, literature tells of more of the dimensions of pride. Here are three examples.
8 Deadly Sins in Literature: Gluttony
The deadly sin of gluttony, is an excess intake of food, alcohol, or drugs, preventing one from reaching higher levels of meaning and purpose.
8 Deadly Sins in Literature: Greed
In the 8 Deadly Sins, 'greed' is the excessive desire for material possessions/wealth. Here are 3 literary characters and their freedom from greed.
8 Deadly Sins in Literature: Vanity
In many lists of the 8 deadly sins, vanity is included in pride. However, some scholars kept it separate. Here are some examples of vanity in literature.
The Deadly Sins
Whenever we see injustice and hatred, there we may also see the 7 Deadly Sins. These vices form the heart of darkness and oppose self-sacrificial love.