Steinbeck writes about them in a way causing readers to like them, even just a little, regardless of their actions. Readers are prompted to look at Mack and the boys lives differently. Steinbeck presents them and their situations in a way that causes readers to consider other hidden variable and circumstances, instead of society’s usual way of jumping to conclusions. On the surface level, most of Mack and the boys’ actions would be unwanted and probably reprimanded by today’s society, but Steinbeck is urging readers to give people they would normally deem as lazy or troublesome the benefit of the
While not righteous or honorable in any traditional sense, the Pardoner argues that he is appropriate to preach against his personal vice of greed due to his understanding of the sin and that in the process he is able to truly assist others in the relinquishment of their faults. In correspondence, the Pardoner “preach for nothing but for greed of gain… from it, I can bring them to repent” (p. 243). The transparency of the Pardoner’s confessions is without a doubt
Paterson also argues that we usually justify our lies to escape punishment, avoid disapproval, or to spare someone’s feelings. At the same time that I believe it is acceptable to lie to spare someone’s feelings, I agree that those small fibs help society function. According to Paterson, “white lies are the oil for the machinery of daily life.” In other words, those little white lies comfort us. White lies are reassuring and make us feel secure, so we accept them. Although Paterson does not say so directly, she apparently acknowledges that for the right reason, white lies are fine.
He’s using this idea to propel his ruthless plans. He begins his response to Cassio’s lament of the loss of his reputation with: “As I am an honest man” (2.3.243). The choice of these words could simply just mean “I could have sworn” or “honestly” as one would say as a nicety. However, Iago carefully chooses the sentence structure to reflect on his desire to be seen as honest. This is a version of dramatic irony as the
He makes the reader want to be a part of the “we”, and not the “those” when he contrasts the plural pronoun with other, non-inclusive words. Overall, by using the plural “we”, and contrasting the violent majority against the compassionate, “we” minority he is showing that with he use of this emotional appeal, the audience will be greatly swayed towards his side of the
they lead their country by a short route to chaos” (Bolt, 1990:6). By analysing this quote, one can certainly identify that Thomas More relies on his conscience to be a guide to him. His conscience is the part of him that shapes his morals and inspires him to be a man of integrity. Merrigan (2017:25) states that “to be faithful to conscience means to act responsibly in the light of one’s knowledge of one’s duty.” Sir Thomas More has the knowledge and insight to know that it was unethical to involve others into his decisions before and during his trial. He deliberately decides to keep quiet and also not involve his family in his predicament even though they were also suffering the consequences of his
Through taking risks, wanting to be happy, and understanding their inferred backgrounds, the reader can assume that this belief of “cause and effect” significantly changed their way of life, which highlights how free will is not so free. Clearly, many theories arise while analyzing Neo and Eve, but the main judgement that can be made about the two are their desire to be successful. Although Neo himself believes in free will, his ambitious attitude to be successful rejects his belief in free will because he is rather unquestionable. Neo and Eve share their willingness to experience the unknown, illustrating their risk-taking
The most dangerous type of person can be the most charming and witty. People are often warned to be wary of abusers who initially seem trustworthy and friendly, but really are simply using the person for their own gain. Iago, from Othello, extensively follows Machiavelli’s advice as laid out in The Prince in manipulating and maintaining friendships for gain, but he does not understand Machiavelli’s reasons for this advice, as Iago’s motivations are fueled by irrational jealousy while Machiavelli 's goals are driven by unity. Iago closely adheres to Machiavelli’s advice on forming partnerships and allies. When Machiavelli explains the necessity of allying with someone, he writes: “if your ally loses .
However, even though Brutus already trusts Cassius, Cassius knows that he needs to get Brutus to trust not only his character, but also trust his judgments of the importance of Brutus being a co conspirator. He does this by telling Brutus that he should trust Cassius and his judgements because he can see Brutus better than he sees himself, for “you have no such mirrors as will turn your hidden worthiness into your eye” (1,2,56) and further emphasizes his point by asserting “well as by reflection, I, your glass,/ will modestly discover to yourself” (1,2,68-69). Cassius also appeals to Brutus’s ethos by emphasizing the fact that if Brutus were to not trust Cassius, he should “then hold me dangerous” (1,2,78) as a way to make Brutus feel more secure in trusting Cassius. These examples show how Cassius combines Brutus’s trust for Cassius’s character with reasoning to convince Brutus to trust his opinion regarding Brutus, in order to cement the idea that Brutus is a chose one to save Rome. Moreover, Cassius gives Brutus the option ignore Cassius as a way to provide Brutus security in placing his trust in Cassius’s