Unformatted text preview: repenting. Though the means are much different in the sonnet, the intent is the same: to repay G-d for sins that one has executed. The difference in execution of repentance is that Donne looks straight to G-d instead of looking to humans who he has wronged. This first step in Judaism is impossible for Donne because his sin was against G-d, but it wasn’t really his sin. A paradox is embodied just within the poem as well: “But who am I, that dare dispute with thee?” Questioning G-d is well accepted in most Judaic practices, and this Christian poem is doing this. The connections are endless as well as the difference, but the main differences are the presence of original sin in the sonnet, and the process of repentance....
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- Summer '04
- Sin, Original sin, Adam and Eve