Creon’s conflict involves two choices that seem equally righteous—that is, between the stability of the state and obedience to divine law. Initially, he wants to protect his people and stand against all odds. He is willing to listen to advice, take no man who does not support Thebes as his friend, and bury all bodies according to divine law. Instead, Creon opposes the gods’ law and does not follow through with his initial plans. Therefore, his tragic flaw is hubris, or excessive pride that causes his transgression again the gods.
“A White Man’s Burden” by Rudyard Kipling because Nathan and Kipling both believe they are doing what they have to do. They feel like it is their duty to “take care” of the uncivilized people of under developed countries, but in reality the native people don’t want their help. If he really wants to help people and spread God’s word with good intentions he would take notes from his foil, Brother Fowles. Brother Fowles basically does everything right that Nathan does wrong. For example, unlike with Nathan the native people actually like Brother Fowles and his family.
(14) This tells me that he was brave and he risked his life to save others. In the article “What’s With These Guys?” Kristen Lewis, it explicitly states, “They risk their lives to protect the innocent and the vulnerable, often against seemingly impossible odds.” (18) Another way superheroes inspire us to be our better selves is to have compassion about others. According to the text in “What’s With These Guys?” Kristen Lewis it says, “When we see Thor try to save his brother even after he his brother betrayed him, we are reminded of the power of compassion and forgiveness.” (18) This explains to me that people can have forgiveness on things that would be really hard to forgive and be compassionate about other things.
God in the Tanakh continuously distances himself from man’s actions with the intention of watching his Israelites obedience towards his principles in order to determine his people’s worthiness for protection. The shift God displays from a commanding ruler to a distant Lord highlights this message as the Israelites struggles to remain true to their Lord’s principles of life results in them controlling their fate; both individually and as a group. An excerpt from the book of Judges exemplifies the initial reaction to this development through the tale of Abimelech, a man who desires the position of nobility. His methods revolve around massacring “seventy men on one stone.”(Judges 9:5). This becomes more frightening when we consider these where
He compares their situation to Jesus’ parable of the good Samaritan, where the Samaritan was not expected to help the dying man out, but did so anyways out of the compassion in his heart, spending his own money to put the man into a good inn. He makes a great argument here for civil disobedience, showing the need for change in the country, even when it goes against what is commonly practiced.
(380) While his men were scared, Odysseus built his raw to blind the Cyclops even though he was scared. Odysseus told the men not to give up because there’s a chance that they could make it home. He motivated them to battle it out. Cummings also showed the heroic trait of courage. One example from the book The Good Soldier that shows he has courage is in lines 106-109.
The play uses allegorical characters to evaluate the question of a Christian’s salvation and how man must attain it. “The plot of Everyman obviously consist of a test of Friendship made by a worldly young man when he suddenly learns that God has summoned him to his reckoning” (Conley, 1969, p. 374). Author’s Perception of the Play In the morality play “Everyman”, the author shares his comprehension of death and how death’s treatment is a symbolic message that comes from God. The idea of the play is that God sends his message through Death, which humans can’t avoid
I don’t care what, it’s still a church” (O’Brien 116). Kiowa knows it is wrong to bring war into a place of peace. With this peace of mind, it shows how good of a person Kiowa is. It showed why people like him as a person. In a like manner, O’Brien discusses morality in the chapter “The Man I Killed.” In the chapter “The Man I Killed” O’Brien killed a man he felt should not have been killed.
The Poet asserts that worshiping God exemplifies wisdom, so worshiping God must make Beowulf wise. Before the introduction of Beowulf, the poet explains that “he who in time of trouble” and has “thrust his soul in the fire’s embrace, forfeiting help” curses himself, for “blessed is he who after death can approach the Lord and find friendship in the Father’s embrace”(183-188). The poet claims that some Danes who find themselves “in time of trouble” when the misanthropic Grendel attacks give their soul to “the fire’s embrace,” pagan gods, therefore “forfeiting help” from God. However, the “blessed” Danes do not turn
Both of these texts incorporate moral lessons throughout their stories in order to express human nature. For example, in Ovid’s Metamorphoses, he uses the story of Icarus in order to warn humans about arrogance. The speaker explains, “And the boy thought This is wonderful! and left his father, soared higher, higher, drawn to the vast heaven, nearer the sun, and the wax that held the wings melted in that fierce heart … Father! he cried, and Father!
He had thought of a fine revenge upon the officer who had referred to him and his fellows as mule drivers” (192). Henry’s intense desire for revenge is a moral flaw, but Crane leaves hope for Henry as he does not act on his hatred for the officer (192). Henry Fleming finally finds inner peace, and courage wins the war in his heart. Crane writes, “Yet the youth smiled, for he saw that the world was a world for him, though many discovered it to be made of oaths and walking sticks. He had rid himself of the red sickness of , battle” (232).
The temptations described in the Grand Inquisitor—miracle, mystery, and authority—were proposed to Christ to relieve men’s burden of free will and to bring upon the fall of mankind. Miracle is the trust in god and the belief in the mental suffering rather than the physical. Christ refuses to turn rock into food to show his trust in God and the insignificance in
He trusted in Him, and we should be like Job in this fact. No matter what trials and tribulations we encounter, we should never lose hope in God. But why did God allow Satan to torment His child so much? A better question that relates us to Job is why does God let good men suffer? Can we ever question God, His reasons and will?
As imperialism begins to shape the religions of the lost cultures, the idea of the Gods weighing down on the English is quite ironic since they are forcing people to rid their ideas of who God is. Finally, Kipling uses repetition with the phrase, “the white man’s burden.” in order to remind the reader that the white man taking over a foreign country is a burden to them, not the people who are being forced to follow new laws in which they do not necessarily agree with. The repetition of the phrase constantly reiterates to the reader the message of the poem, which displays that imperialism the moral responsibility of the white man. Kipling inspires the readers to take on the burden and continue the journey of imperialism even if it may require huge amounts of attention. Rudyard Kipling’s,