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?
(“quoted” captions brought to you by TheAnglophileChannel’s RA interview teaser 😉 )
17 thoughts on “Chastity vs. Lust”
Love this! That last caption…did he say that during the interview too?
the one about the hair? yes, it was at the very beginning of the interview 😛
Nice one – and organically includes the latest tidbits.
I LOVED that teaser vid, so I had to include it somehow 😀
Love this! I love the choices, pictures, quotes and comments. So happy you have another “project.” I look forward to the rest. Thanks, Tree
I’m glad you liked it! 😀
LOL. You are so funny and creative! Love the interview quotes.
Your description of Thornton just makes him more perfect! That little smile after he takes off his top hat is sweet.
my description of Thornton sounds like I’m trying to sell him on QVC or something 😆 he also enjoys misty walks through the graveyard and baskets of fresh grapes…
I would so answer that post on match.com..
and oh, he drinks tea too 😉
This is great! LOL! I love the way you matched the quotes to the photos. What a “teaser” of an interview, huh? What’s the interview gonna be like? Good character choices.
I think the interview will be a good mix of silly and bashful 😀 they hinted that his “acceptance speech” was very moving too 😎
Awww. Can’t wait! He was in such a good mood. Lovely!
What Evie said!!!
I might pick Paul for lust, but that would probably be wrong.
I did consider him, but I think in his instance he was using sex in place of other things.