Leviathan Setting & Symbolism

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Nature

Nature is the state every person is in when they are born out of a commonwealth. They must fight with each other for survival which is why they agree to give up freedom to live in a protected commonwealth.

Commonwealth

The commonwealth is the nation established by the people. The first thing the people do is agree to a covenant of a commonwealth and establish a sovereign.

Christian Commonwealth

This is the same as above, though the sovereign agrees to follow the Christian doctrine and make it law in his nation.

Kingdom of God

This is where believers of Jesus Christ go after they have died and are judged. It is not on earth. The Kingdom provides security from evil, illness, and death and gives its members the joys of eternal life.

Kingdom of Darkness

This Kingdom is where the damned go once they die. People are...

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