And in response Simonides argues that there are some ways that the tyrant can redeem himself and get the love and attention that he craves and tries to advice him and show him these ways. In general, tyrants are sovereign rulers who rule over unwilling subjects by force. They have control over almost everything and everyone in the state, meaning there is no consideration for law. Tyrants always think of themselves
Although literary scholars of The Odyssey have argued that Odysseus has the qualities of a hero, it turns out that he would most certainly not be considered, at the very least, a respectable hero in this century. The way Odysseus treated his men, family and even enemies was overly expectant and rude. He used many stereotypes and skewed rumors to judge his views of other people. He also accomplished many unnecessary goals that ended up putting other people in danger because of his actions, just so that he could boast about himself, saying that he overcame a great obstacle that was, most likely, not a threat to other
Vaulting Ambition in Macbeth “I have no spur / To prick the sides of my intent, but only / Vaulting ambition, which o 'erleaps itself, / And falls on th’other. . .”. Macbeth like a horse has no spur, he does not want to commit murder but his vaulting ambition causes him to overleap himself and carry out actions which he regrets. His ambition is his major flaw as it makes him desire things which most would find impossible to achieve but with his sometimes crazy eagerness he rationalizes his actions for his unachievable goal. Macbeth 's blind ambition is the main reason he is crowned but it is also the main reason for his fall.
Another example of Cassius not compromising is when he said, “I have moved already / some certain of the noblest-minded Romans / to undergo with me an enterprise / of honorable-dangerous consequence,” (I. iii. 129). Meaning he has already convinced many noble Romans to carry out this dangerous and honorable deed. At that point, Cassius thinks it is wrong to tell these noble romans they are not needed, so he can’t compromise or else he would not be a noble roman. Cassius decided not to compromise in many situations where he could have done the right thing, therefore he was not a very successful leader. This is shown when he finds out Brutus killed himself and he decides to do the same thing, because he lost his friend and would have nothing to live for without
Being yourself is the most important thing. All in all, repetition is the main transition used in Polanco’s poem. These quotes show, how if you do or say something just because someone told you to do, does not make you feel free. Being yourself is better even though people don’t like you.
He argues that the British’s support for social control, meant renouncing the individual alone, and given his propensity towards anarchy, he disapproved of their socialist nature. He denounced the cultural homogeneity of American society, their heedlessness and indifference, and the crooked, nefarious nature of law enforcement. Deemed as his most famous novel, A Clockwork Orange has been regarded considerably influential in areas of literary, visual, and music culture. However, prior to its release there was hesitation on publishing the novel due to worries of being an ‘enormous flop’ (Independent, 2012).
As a social climber, M. Jourdain 's imitations are absurd to anyone but himself. The political lesson implied in La Fontaine 's fable "The Stomach and its Members" is that sometimes the one holding power may be the only one tending to the demands of the society, as the other members may be too busy fulfilling their own, individual needs. However, he also praises the King by indicating that his presence is necessary for the country to operate in a proper way. Despite the differences between the two writers, the main purpose of their works was to praise the Sun King and his absolute monarchy. Failure to do so, often resulted in harsh punishments, such as being sent to jail.
Frequently, Winston questioned the motives of the government and often engaged in thoughtcrime (thoughts that oppose the ruling party). Winston could recognize that the people do not think for themselves, instead they simply believed and thought what Big Brother told them to. “Prodded by his natural need for reflection and critical analysis, Winston finds it hard not to make use of his inborn talents. He starts questioning the wisdom of Big Brother and moves hopefully toward his own liberation” (Nytimes.com). Due to his personality and own freedom of thought, he had the unique ability to recognize the injustice and lack of freedom around him.
Inspector Javert is a character whose personal philosophies may easily be related to ideas of other philosophers. As an inspector, he is working on the government’s side. While it is quite clear in the film that the government is not moral or ethical (to a certain extent), Javert feels that his job is extremely important and anyone who breaks the law is immoral and, in a sense, evil. Javert would agree with Jeremy Bentham’s philosophy that human behavior is controlled by imposing sanctions. Javert even tried controlling his own behavior by strictly following the law his entire life.
I am not, and never been, the sort to cheat.” (Line 82-84), Neoptolemus tried to defend his personal morals, but finds himself being bombarded by his superior, Odysseus. It is assumed that you may live up to your parents’ legacy, and since Achilles was such a brave, and noble man, his son must be too; “You will win a reputation for wisdom, as well as bravery.” (Line 123). Unlike Ancient Greek, today, people are expected to define their own life, and what makes them happy without the burden of being a disappointment.
Creon once suggests how “[a person] cannot judge unless [one] know the facts” (Sophocles 515) when he is the one being accused by Oedipus. And yet, Creon commits the same action that he advises others not to do which reveals his dishonesty and insincerity as a monarch. Moreover, Creon does not value the guidance that his subjects has to offer; instead, he values his own opinion, which consequently hinder him from knowing his own mistakes. Creon once trusted Teiresias’s advice, but once Creon becomes a monarch and hears what he does not like to know, he accuses, “But old Teiresias, among human beings the wisest suffer a disgraceful fall when, to promote themselves, they use fine words to spread around abusive insults” (Sophocles 22). Creon becomes arrogant to admit his own mistake to keep his reputation as a wise prince.
In the book bystander by James Preller I believe a very prominent theme is ignoring the situation even if it doesn 't affect you is not the right thing to do. In chapter 18 of the book, the very wise Dr. Martin Luther King Junior is quoted " In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends". This quote can be strongly associated with the theme of the book. What does "means in the simplest terms, is that it is far more important to us, the people who look at as friends defend us, then the petty insults of our enemies.
He was definitely an enemy of the government but he wasn 't an enemy of the nation. I believe that he didn 't just want the power of being king. He wasn 't very good at being king and he probably could have still lived in luxury without that title. For that reason, I believe he was trying to restore his power because he thought it
Beowulf was stunningly brave, courageous and put his abilities in the service of others. However, he was too conceited and obsessed about his reputation. Macbeth was a brave warrior, but his Achilles heel, his ambition, turned him into a tyrant. Macduff loved his country and did his best to save it from a tyrant, but at the same time didn’t exercise good judgment in safeguarding his family. Rather than judging people and their actions purely in black and white terms, we should recognize that human beings are complex creatures and have lots of shades of gray.
Mr. Miller had had more trouble with this one, perhaps because he is too conscious of its implications. The literary style is cruder. The early motivation is muffled in the uproar of the opening scene, and the theme does not develop with the simple eloquence of "Death of a Salesman."---------By BROOKS