For example, in the third paragraph Emerson proclaims, “Henceforward it is settled, the book is perfect; as love of the hero corrupts into worship of his statue” (Emerson 3). Loaded words such as “perfect” and “corrupt” provide the audience with both positive and negative emotions books can bring about. The author includes this impactful statement in order to prove that while books and writers may satisfy the views of some, other people believe certain books and writers are wrong and corrupt. Emerson also includes loaded words into his speech in the final sentence where he states, “Books are the best of things, well used; abused, among the worst” (Emerson 5). Emerson strategically applies words such as “best” and “abused” to yet again prove his point of the different views on books.
This process was theorized by Friedrich Nietzsche a German philosopher in the late nineteenth century that believed the universe is never ending and it will continue to occur identically over and over. This 2004 movie is a romantic science fiction that is filled with comedy and drama. It also utilizes psychological thriller elements to help analyze the essence of romance and memory. This film
In the text ‘The Gay Science’ by Friedrich Nietzsche he sets a heavy tone through his negative dialogue while Stephen Crane, Author of ‘A Man Said to the Universe’ offers a more unconcerned tone. In contrast to Nietzsche and Cranes’ writing, King David in Psalms twenty-three completely worships God and sets an adoring tone. The purpose of this essay is to provide the audience with a clear understanding of each narrator 's viewpoint of the divine and how they significantly differ each others. Friedrich Nietzsche gives the narrator of ‘The Gay Science’ a very ery and maligning tone as he speaks to this nonexistent co defendant in the murder of the divine. The narrator sees god as figurative corpse that has suffered in death.
Although he derives the journey of a hero from Virgil, Spenser converts this concept into something his Christian and English audience could relate to. The hero of Spenser is different from Aeneas who is depicted as a just, devoted and brave king with a godlike
Hogan pointed out that Milton’s prototypes of Satan, Eve and Adam and the story of the fall influenced John Dryden, William Blake, Shelley as well as the novelist Daniel Defoe (op.cit.). Nonetheless, Milton’s paradise Lost initiated a more significant debate about who (if any) was its hero. Joseph Addison, in one of his famous essays in The Spectator, argued that Milton had no hero in the classical sense, and if there is one it must be Christ. John Dryden named Satan as its technical hero and both William Blake and Shelley relied on Milton’s description of Satan to declare him on the side of Lucifer, who; “…above the rest// In shape and gesture proudly eminent,// Stood like a tower…”(Paradise Lost; I.598-91) As a matter of fact, Milton’s debatable hero drove Childs and Fowler (ibid; 105) to announce that “getting rid of ‘the hero’ seemed a critical necessity since the concept (of hero) was a barrier to the understanding of literary structures…and critics preferred the slippery term ‘character’. But, with novels like Wuthering Heights, and the writings of Vladimir Nabokov and Samuel Beckett, there emerged villainous or insane narrator-heroes who forced the term ‘antihero’ to fill a gap that the term ‘character’ could not fill.
“Elizabethan mind was much influenced by the philosophy of Plato who assured it that there was a permanent and eternal Being which was the reality; on the other hand, the change, mutability, was only phenomenal, illusory and unreal. The daimonic Plato told the Elizabethan poets of the permanence, but they saw only mutability all around. Therefore, they questioned themselves: could mutable things be mad eternal? And they found the answer: only in art could beings be eternal…Shakespeare was also certainly and morbidly aware of the destructiveness of Time. In Sonnets 12, 15-19, 39, 60, 63-65, 100, 115-116, 123-124 and 126, and some other sonnets, he has expressed his utter concern over the corroding action of Time over the beauty of his friend, the Fair Youth.” (Sarkar, 78-79) Shakespeare’s Sonnets comprise a collection of 154 poems replete with themes like love, beauty, mortality, time and its destructiveness.
He goes even further and identifies the Goths with the ancestors of the English people. The interpretation turns into a religious and political comment upon Shakespeare’s criticism of the Catholic Church (Bate 20). If not totally supported by criticism, Bate’s reading justifies a further look upon the hidden values expressed in the play. Smith calls Titus Andronicus “a metatheatrical defense of drama’s relevance to society in his [Shakespeare’s] time”, a reaction towards “the tyranny of tradition and an unquestioning allegiance to an orthodox humanist intellectual heritage” (288). What Titus does at the beginning of the play is a blind consensus to a rigid pattern that triggers the whole series of bloody events.
PLS 325 Ancient Political Theory Dr. Shu-Shan Lee Sagynysh Yeltayeva December 11, 2015 Term Paper #2 Practical wisdom of hero and a villain: comparison of Forrest Gump from the film “Forrest Gump” and Hans Landa from the film “Inglorious basterds” Aristotle in his compilation of books “Ethics” described his perception of happiness, which lies in the exercise of the virtues. He describes rational and irrational part of the human soul. Irrational part consists of virtues of character, developed through habit. Rational one is further divided into invariable and variable parts. Invariable part of rational side of soul is concerned with knowledge which is eternal, such as mathematics.
John Scotus Erigena (810-877) [Ireland, Paris]. After Gottschalk, the next outstanding personality in Western philosophy is John Scotus Erigena, widely regarded as the first great philosopher of the Christian Middle Ages. He translated the Neo-Platonic mystical work supposed to have been written by Dionysuius the Areopagite at the time of St. Paul, and that work had great influence upon his ideas. His most important writing was On the Division of Nature. John Scotus Erigena held that philosophy and religion were really the same, the functions of philosophy being to divide, define, demonstrate, and analyse.
Plato believed that “absolute, objective Truth” should “be housed in a particular privileged individual,” taken in the form of a philosopher-king (Salvatore 155). The character of Rev. Nathan Price in Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible attempts to evangelize a country as a religious philosopher-king, acting as a prime example of Plato’s work. Throughout the novel, Kingsolver shows us the inherent problems that occur when an individual takes it upon himself to be the sole deliverer of truth and the road of destruction that position leads to when Truth is mistaken as the authority of one rather than the entitlement of