A friend of Frankl’s in the camp warned him and others to shave and look fit to avoid being sent to the “showers,” or gas chambers. Soon enough, Frankl realized that apathy was a “necessary mechanism of self-defense” (28). When Frankl mentions of a time an officer hit him, he noted that the verbal insults one may receive was much worse than the physical injury. Frankl 's survival of his prison term was, in part, the result of his will to survive, along with other pre-destined factors. To quote Nietzsche, he had a "Why to live for" (page).
The main actor is Matt Damon as William “Will” Hunting , is a labor hunting and an unrecognized genius. Other character are Robin Williams as Sean Maguire is a psychology teacher at Bunker Hill Community College, Ben aflleck as chuck “Chuckie” Sullivan , Casey Aflleck as Morgan O’ Mally , Cole Hauser as William “Billy” Mcbride , they are Will’s friends , Minnie Driver as Skylar a Will’s girlfriend and Stellan Skarsgard as Prof. Gerald Lambeau , a Math teacher in Massachusetts Institute of Technology. When I saw the tittle, first come into my mind is all about a Man who Fear in God , he always pray everyday and he always wanted help to
Another compelling argument in "Civil Disobedience" is when Thoreau uses logos as a tool to compare his idea to an acclaimed scholar of the time, Paley. Instead of avoiding Paley 's popular argument altogether, he takes advantage of his argument and flips it to support his point. Not only does he provide sound reasoning for his opposing views, but he provides an example for which most people can relate: "If I have unjustly wrested a plank from a drowning man, I must restore it to him though I drown myself. This, according to Paley, would be inconvenient" (Thoreau). The simplicity of Thoreau 's words here serve to his advantage, as those with less political experience can connect with this straightforward, concise
One of these cons is the guilt that will haunt Macbeth for the rest of his life: “Let not light see my black and deep desires”(Macbeth Act 1 Sc 4 li. 59). Macbeth realizes that he is human, and he asks that he will have courage to follow through with Lady Macbeth’s callous plan. Macbeth also realizes how good of a person the King is which leads him to reevaluate the plan. The
It was known at the time that Montresor comes from a very proud family, and of course he had to punish Fortunato so he does not appear weak. The greatest example of Montresor’s pride is when he said “I must not only punish but punish with impunity.” (179). Although this is Montresor’s judgment, he will not accept it if it was for him “A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong.” (179). Furthermore, Montresor obviously has planned for this revenge ahead of time and been waiting for the day that Fortunato will show up.
We know people like him and that is what makes hims such an interesting person that can be related to. The character is also consistent throughout the film, and we can watch his change, and understand that it makes sense, and is believable with what we know of his values and tendencies. His actions are not predictable, but we can definitely understand where he is coming from and comprehend the decisions he makes after the makes them; nothing shocks us and takes us out of the narrative. The story itself also follows Aristotle’s understanding of the most effective plot, one where a basically good man suffers bad fortune through his own weakness or ignorance; along the same note, is the fact that the drama also reaches its ultimate goal according to Aristotle, bring
Even his most noble of actions, fighting in the war, is shown to be an action to gain him personal profit. He has a love for revenge, whether the revenge is well suited or not. Overall, he gives the impression of a slimly, cold individual. I was repulsed by his character, during my first go around with the story. The second
Dark Romantics choose to write about how the main character knows the difference between right and wrong but still chooses to do the wrong thing. In “The Tell-Tale Heart”, Poe writes that the main character, “loved the old man” (“The Tell-Tale Heart” 189). He or she had nothing against the man other than that he did not like his eye and that was his motive to kill the old man. Transcendentalist also believed that men should follow their intuition even if it deviated from the social norm, but they also saw people as inherently good. Emerson believed that man should learn how to, “watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages” (“Self-Reliance” 1).
Fool me … shame on who? There’s a famous quote that goes “Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.” It’s attributed to a Randall Terry but we’ll never forget—and always be grateful for—George W’s mangling of it. Video below https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ux3DKxxFoM Now I’m not picking on George W, but his maimed quote is important because it implies that individual responsibility for the truth is as much the listener’s as it is the speaker. Said another way, if I discover that you lied to me in the past then I must assume responsibility for your telling me the truth in the future. But what if you never discover that I’ve been lying to you?
In the book, redemption is so important because sin is lasting. A great quote from the book is “It 's wrong what they say about the past, I 've learned, about how you can bury it, because the past claws its way out.” It’s Amir who says this, referring to his betrayal of Hassan, and how he always is reminded by his
George’s actions towards Lennie are seemingly cruel; therefore, it is understandable why one would be unwilling to condone his actions. However, despite the immutable cruelty of taking someone’s life, George does this to Lennie out of love and care for him. This is demonstrated by George’s understanding of the lack of alternate options. When Steinbeck’s character, Slim, says to George, “S’pose they lock him up an’ strap him down and put him in a cage” (97), to George, Steinbeck is assuring the reader that George is aware of every other possible outcome of the situation. With this knowledge, George ultimately decides that taking Lennie’s life is unequivocally the most merciful way to remedy the egregious situation.