The 7 Heavenly Virtues vs. The 7 Deadly Sins
No, this isn’t a theology lesson 😛 I thought it might be interesting to assign different Richard Armitage characters to the various virtues and sins by matching up their individual traits. I will try to pick the character that embodies the definition best so no one character is used more than once; it’s not fair to use Guy for all the evil ones!
So, let’s start with: Chastity vs. Lust
abstaining from sexual conduct according to one’s state in life; the practice of courtly love and romantic friendship. cleanliness through cultivated good health and hygiene. to be honest with oneself, one’s family, one’s friends, and to all of humanity. embracing of moral wholesomeness and achieving purity of thought through education and betterment. the ability to refrain from being distracted and influenced by hostility, temptation or corruption.
That has John Thornton written all over it!
The Master of the Mill follows social etiquette when pursuing a lady.
He respects and values her friendship, not just her looks and status.
Mr. Thornton is a cultivated and upstanding citizen who maintains a loving relationship with his family.
He possesses a vigorous mind that is always striving for more.
This mill-boss will not be bullied,
neither by his workers or his colleagues.
can take the form of knowledge, sex, power, food, or fame.
lust is a powerful psychological force producing intense wanting.
My pick for this one is: Lee
Mainly because he’s ruled by his hormones,
Flirty Girty cheater that he is.
and I wanted to save Guy
for a different sin…
Is it possible to switch these around?
Does Lee share any of Chastity’s traits?
Good Health and Hygiene maybe, but that’s about it!
Does John share any of the Lust traits?
While he does strive for excellence, I don’t think he necessarily lusts for power or fame.
So, in conclusion: John Thornton is every mother’s dream,
is every father’s nightmare.
Which characters would you pick for Chastity and Lust?
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