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Susanna in the Beach, by Herbert Gold, presents a tale of those virtues characters admire rigorously contrasting with the vices for which characters are consumed. The characterization of the principal character, Susanna, is portrayed as embodying seven "heavenly pleasures" including chastity, temperance, diligence, patience, kindness, humility, and charity. Even though the other characters in the story personify the seven "deadly sins" including lust, gluttony, sloth, anger, jealousy, pride, and greed. Herbert Gold depicts a theme of virtues versus vices using the literary device of characterization in Susanna at the Beach as supported by the personality depiction from the biblical mention of Daniel and Susanna. The two chief characters portray the qualities of chastity; they are innocent, pure and maintain the capability to refrain from becoming diverted and affected by greed, greed, as well as corruption. The viewers are immediately introduced to Susanna, in the tale of Susanna at the Beach, and also a attractive young girl, intoxicating her spectators with her beauty and vulnerability; just as Susanna had together with all the judges of Daniel and Susanna. Gold describes Susanna, "She had fled all the billboard approaches of the lifetime span of a pretty woman. Lips soft and half-parted for a grand layout instead of a Lucky Strike, hands taking the action of ambition as opposed to the jar of a Coca-Cola, she has come to perfect for her diving in a worn black cotton bathing suit which was already too small after her summer growth" (Gold, 643.) Gold has been characterizing her as a young woman who exceeds the attractiveness of a media-driven picture and foreshadows a simplistic wholesomeness that defines chastity. As the reader proceeds, Susanna is clearly a character una...