Analysis Of The Tragic Hero's Story '

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Jerald Velicaria Vernon Martin PHIL 10 28 Nov. 2015 Short Essay 2 1. “To want to go on calling him the father of faith, to talk of this to those who are only concerned with words, is thoughtless. A tragic hero can become a human being by his own strength, but not the knight of faith” p. 78. Abraham can still be seen as both a murderer and someone to give you faith. According to Hegal, If Abraham is a “father of faith”, then he shouldn’t do something a human would do that is considered irrational, which is murdering people to prove God exist. God mustn’t tell us to do something irrational to society that can be labeled “evil to us, for he is above all and morally perfect. However for us human beings, we need to follow something that IS powerful than us and can lead us to something great at the end. Thus, we question when do we ignore something that is not considered ethical. Hegal wants to prove that he Abraham can be the “tragic hero” of the story, but he can still make rational decisions by his own and not by his “God” he follows. 2. “But it is the outcome that arouses our curiosity, as with the conclusion of the book; one wants nothing of the fear, the distress,…show more content…
What they really want is something that will not upset them. They want to ignore reality and think of the possibilities that COULD happen to them. Whether it is a false hope or not is out of the question to them. We want to follow this particular person, in this case, Abraham out of curiosity. These “prophets” would reach out to people who are “vulnerable”, and say what they want to hear. They blabber out outcomes which its probability is low as the lottery, however, people will see this outcome with hope. Hope is what drives people into believing things that are not considered “rational”. Hope is what gives some people the will to live on. It may be false hope to others, but to them it’s something that holds them
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