The 7 deadly sins

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The 7 deadly sins Envy, Pride, Negligence Gluttony, Luxury, Avarice, Anger

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An introduction to the topic for English classes.

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The 7 deadly sins

Envy, Pride, NegligenceGluttony, Luxury, Avarice,


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24/04/2010Sources: 1. The Seven Deadly Sins and the Four Last Things is a painting by Hieronymus Bosch, completed in

1485. The painting is oil on wood panels.

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The 7 deadly sins

Intellect Envy, Pride, and Negligence

Salvador Dali, Lúcifer

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The 7 deadly sins


“Neither shall you desire... anything that belongs to

your neighbour”The Ten Commandments

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“a desire to deprive other men of theirs.” Dante

Merriam-Webster Online: 1 : painful or resentful awareness

of an advantage enjoyed by another joined with a desire to possess the same advantage.

The Thieves tortured by SerpentsGustave Doré

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As they say, Envy never smiles, except at the sight of someone else's troubles. She never sleeps either, because she is too disturbed with wakeful cares. She hates the success of others because at its sight she pines away. She is herself her own punishment because as much as she gnaws she is herself gnawed.

Athena visiting Envy. Detail0425: Athena visits Envy. Painting by Karel Dujardin 1626-1678.

Gemäldegalerie der Akademie der bildende Künste, Wien.








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Time Saving Truth from Falsehood and Envy,François Lemoyne or François Le Moine (1688 – 4 June 1737)

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"the beginning of all sin“ Ecclesiasticus (10:15)

Merriam-Webster Online: : excessive appreciation of one's

own worth or virtue

Dante looking at the Spirit of Arachne Gustave Doré

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Aracne was so proud of her weaving arts that she said she was better than Athena, was turned into a spider as punishment.

Lucifer, the most beautiful angel , started a rebellion against God and was banished.

The mighty Nimrod, who built the highest tower of the world, Tower of Babel, saw it smashed to the ground.

Lucifer, King of HellGustave Doré