“...We often take responsibility in a way that goes beyond what we can reasonably be held responsible for”(Sherman 154), says Nancy Sherman in “The Moral Logic of Survivor Guilt.” Sherman believes that people blame themselves too much when something goes wrong in a dangerous situation; and even when something happens that is out of their control, they cannot forgive themselves for the outcome of the event. Should people in life-or-death situations be held accountable for their actions? Someone might argue that people should take responsibility for what they do, even in survival mode. However, in life-or-death situations, people should not accuse other, and make them feel remorse for their actions, because, in survival mode, a person wants to save themselves before anyone else.
If George just kept on moving with Lennie, sooner or later someone could have found Lennie’s well hidden disability. People knowing about Lennie’s disability could create more pain for Lennie because they may have sterilized or killed him for being unuseful to society. Some may say that George made mistakes too. Yes, George made mistakes such as telling Lennie to hit Curley, but none of his mistakes caused deaths. Furthermore, he didn’t have a disability.
Surely, immediately after the plane crash any survivors would be fretful for their life. Rosenblatt claimed that this ‘man in the water’ had a duty that needed to be fulfilled, and that duty was to put others before him. This man wouldn’t have even imagined that an ordinary flight such as Air Florida Flight 90 would end up in a disaster generating a duty for him to save others. Rosenblatt uses specific language that effectively explains the significance of the man’s actions. He said that the man felt an unnerving fact that if he continued to give the rope to others, he would die in the river because of how frigidly cold the Potomac River naturally is.
“Brother” believed Doodle could run and catch up with him but “Brother” still did not fully understand Doodle’s condition. The narrator says, “I purposely walked fast, and although he kept up, his face turned red and his eyes became glazed. ”(422). In Brother’s mind, he thought he was doing a good thing for Doodle. With this in mind the condition of Doodle’s poor health did not worry “Brother”.
Huck finds himself in a number of situations where he needed to lie. Although lying is wrong according to society, Huck knows it is the right choice to make in the moment. One example is when he and Jim are travelling on a raft and run into some men who are looking for runaway slaves. Huck has to quickly fabricate a story about his “sick father” on the raft so they would not approach Jim (Twain 72). Huck knows he must not tell the truth, again to help his friend escape slavery.
“The dangerous mysteries of the ocean” are the inspiration behind Robert Walton’s deadly quest to the Arctic (Shelley 6). Instead of listening to the people who tried to “[persuade him] that the pole is the seat of frost and desolation”, he allowed himself to be inspired by the idea of conquering an insurmountable exploration (Shelley 1). Often people are motivated by the idea that other people do not believe in them, but this is not necessarily a good thing. When he left, he expected his homeward journey to be one of celebration, but instead he felt “ignorant and disappointed” in himself and in the journey (Shelley 160). If he had listened to the warnings, he would have never taken the disheartening journey to the Arctic that eventually destroyed every bit of confidence he once had in himself.
If he did he would have been happy, however, it ended up leading to his downfall, even if it was not his fault. Daisy could not handle the dream that Gatsby tried to force upon her, and in the end, this made Daisy choose Tom. Gatsby’s green light was never something that he could reach, no matter how hard he struggled and fought. The people he wanted to include in his dream did not hold up to his high
This decision would not have had to be made if he still had the ones around him he loved, but his selfish actions ended their lives along with his happiness. While Victor’s journey ended in his death, the Mariner is burdened “with a woeful agony / which forced [him] to begin [his] tale” (Coleridge 14). Although the Mariner’s story did not end with his own, he carries with him a pain that he cannot escape unless he tells his story. This is the effect of the seclusion he had to endure and does not want anyone to meet the same fate that he experienced. The isolation of these characters eroded their minds and ultimately led to their demise.
Friar should have taken a bigger role in his plan and gave himself more responsibilities. There was a lack of communication between Romeo and Friar Laurence because he didn 't speak to him right before he left for Mantua only the night before. In addition to that Friar also should have warned Juliet about anything that could have went wrong and not manipulate her into thinking it was going to be easy. If Friar Laurence would have not been so worried about covering up his mistake of marrying them when he knew it was not approved of he would have been thinking clearer and the friar could have made a better plan that was not so complicated, If it wasn 't for that Romeo and Juliet would still be
Callarman’s argument is that Chris McCandless made a lot of mistakes because he was arrogant and that he had no business going into Alaska with his Romantic silliness and he says that he was just crazy. I disagree with Callarman’s argument because I think that Chris McCandless (Alexander Supertramp) was not arrogant I think that he just wanted to learn new things. I also disagree because I think that Chris did have a reason to go to Alaska or else he would not have done it even if it just to go because he likes nature, and I don’t think that he was crazy at the beginning but I agree that he did start to get crazy when he was stuck in the wild on the bus. I don’t think that Chris is arrogant I think that he is just a guy who wants to learn new things about nature and just the world in general.
Why is Chris McCandless is noble, or brave? He is like this way because he is going to go against the status quote. He is doing actions that people would not normally do in today 's society. People today would not think of doing the sort of things that McCandless did, and ended up losing his life over it. He did things that we would consider slightly insane; mad, but he adhere to a doctrine of no safety and constant adventure, or he went, “Into the wild.
There was more pressure on him because if he failed to defend himself, then he would’ve failed to protect everyone else and they would all go down with him. Additionally, I do think that his doubts are reasonable. This situation was very different from the others, because even the smallest things can make a great
On the journey they bond, but Gene comes to believe that the closer they get to the shipwreck, the more dangerous it becomes. Gene is convinced the relics are cursed. He wants them to stop and go back, but Hal can’t. Hal dives and finds the shipwreck and eventually finds the alidade. A storm and heavy waves knocks his boat around, plunging Gene into the ocean.
The thought of desertion has been a dilemma for young Henry, and been plaguing the entire march. After an adrenaline rush of a first battle he came to senses and ran away, doing the action that had been plaguing his mind. Giving into his fear, and deserting his comrades whether they might live or die without him. In the end Henry ran.
I would try to do the same thing so they wouldn’t know it was me. When Huck found out that they were looking for Jim he ran back to the island to tell him so he could escape. I would do the same thing to help my friend escape. Now they have each other and are not out there by their selves.