Born into Sin
You are born into it and there is no way to escape it. It happens to everyone no matter who you are or what you do. Ever since Adam and Eve took that first bite into that apple, sin has been a part of the human race. The Punisher portrays an idea that Satan is always after you, trying to get you to sin so that you go to hell. According to The Punisher: Born, sin is there and out to get you, and will eventually take control, and the only thing you can do is follow the lord. It’s hard to think of Jesus and religion when you think of the Punisher, but are more related than many would think.
Frank Castle was as close to normal as he would ever get before he went into Vietnam to fight for his country. He fought and killed not realizing that it was all for no reason. Frank kept coming back to kill more and more. It satisfied his lust for sin, and he was getting away with all the killing because it was “war” and not murder. The Bible says “thou shalt not kill” (Exodus 20:13), being that is carries a bloodguilt with the person who commits this sin.
In this graphic novel, Frank Castle could be viewed in the sense of righteousness, and the hand of God. If you look at some of the actions others do during this story, you see that God punishes them by using Frank. For instance, McDonald has the word “Bad” written right across his helmet and decides it’s okay to rape a prisoner. God/Frank seeing that there is only one way to truly save this woman would be to shoot her in the head to stop any further pain. If she was captured, the men would not only disrespect Frank as a leader, but he knows that when she got to the base she would be raped and killed anyways. After that man raped her, Frank found a chance and he took the evil man’s life by drowning him in his own sin. The blood on his face represented sin, and while he was washing it off Frank stepped on his neck and pushed his head into the stream. This whole scene shows that when you disobey God’s...