This is wrong. Creon’s way of law is proven wrong, because when Polynices dies, he does not want to bury him, which leads to Antigone hanging herself, and many more who commit suicide because of his decisions. Instead of accepting kingship as a responsibility for the entire kingdom of Thebes, Creon creates big
A famous businessman Mark Hopkins once said "Religion without morality is a superstition and a curse, and morality without religion is impossible." Mark Hopkins suggests that without God and set goals, morals are not possible and cannot be achieved without a religious background. Therefore, both works lack God and morality, leaving the people involved to have no purpose in life. Throughout the short story "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut, unlawful and unjustly actions are taken by the corrupt government. People such as Harrison and George are being abused by the government in the name of equality.
Creon of course though his execution of Antigone earns the hatred of his people and is unable to retain his rule because of the lack of support from his people. Machiavelli and Creon both agree that a leader should aspire to be feared however creon crosses into hatred and as a result he loses his
“‘Shall each man,’ cried he, ‘find a wife for his bosom, and each beast have his mate, and I be alone? I had feelings of affection, and they were requited by detestation and scorn,’” (Shelley, 20.11). Victor denies the monster humanity because he is appalled by his features, and that’s what makes Victor the true monster. He made early judgement on who the monster was before the monster could speak because he was terrifying, and society had made him believe that if it were different it was dangerous. Even when the monster promised to leave society forever if he were only given someone to love, to feel normal, the idea that anything outside their realm of societal norms being allowed to continue existing was just too much for Victor.
In Sophocles' Antigone, Creon falls into power due to a chain of events that aren’t caused by him, but by the crime Oedipus has committed. However, Creon decrees the law denying Polynices's burial to re-establish law and order in Thebes, and to establish himself as the new King of Thebes. In Creon's mind, since Polynices attacks Thebes, he is only a traitor to the state and does not deserve burial, whereas, Eteocles deserves it because of his defense of the country. This is Creon’s fatal flaw which causes the tragedy. Creon’s decision to keep his cousin from his natural birthright disobeys God’s will and goes against God’s rules.
For example, just before he finishes his work on the creature, Victor states that if your study “has a tendency to weaken your affections, and to destroy your taste for those simple pleasures… that study is certainly unlawful,” (Shelley 56). At this point in his narrative, he understands that there should be a healthy mix of the domestic and pursuit of knowledge, but he throws in a hypothetical that complicates what he knows to be healthy, “if no man allowed any pursuit whatsoever to interfere with the tranquility of his domestic affections” (56) then, he concludes, many evils of famous nations would not have happened. But his actions of abandoning his own health and the company of others to complete his work communicates a disconnect between what he knows and what he
The Stranger is a perfect example of an existentialist novel that was written for that time period, as during this time around the area of France and Europe there was an existentialist movement that Albert Camus, the author, was involved in. His views on this specific ideology are seen throughout this novel, but the main usage of this ideology to explain death from a nihilists perspective is in the form of the protagonist Meursault. One way that he exemplifies these traits is in his view that death is meaningless. Death is an inevitability that all life has to go through, so when someone dies, even someone as close as his mother, it is merely another death. Another way is how he sees life, shown in how he focuses on physical things in life such as touch over emotions.
In this case it is going against Ralph. Since everyone is made to go against Ralph, he feels secluded from everyone else. Towards the end, Jack and his tribe are on a manhunt to find Ralph and kill him. Ralph, thinking miserably of the near future, feels “fear and loneliness goading him” (Golding 210), revealing his isolation from the group due to Jack’s power. Since nobody is there to help or comfort Ralph, he feels
Tom looks down upon Jay for these reasons and deems him not worthy of his lifestyle or a girl like Daisy. After Jay’s death all the people who once used him for this party’s now judge him for his business and the false accusations of crime pinned on him. The message of the great Gatsby is that the infamous “American dream” represented by the reoccurring green light for Jay is an illusion that can ruin one’s life and make them take extreme measures to achieve it but in the end it is always out of reach never to be held by one singular
Our aggressiveness is a continuous and the most serious threat for civilization. Civilized society tried with no major success to use love for the other, restriction upon sexual life and even violence against criminals to stop our natural aggressiveness. Freud gives here the communists’ example who believe that they found the way to deliver us from our aggressive nature by abolishing private property. Unlike Marx who states that abolition of private property is the solution of any form of human conflict, Freud doesn’t agree, arguing that this doesn’t stop our aggressive nature and that there are other things too which would arouse our aggressiveness since “it forms the basis of every relation of affection and love among people”. It is hard to give up on our
Adolf Hitler’s, “On Nation and Race”, was not one of my favorite readings. The way he referred to a race of people was very disturbing to me. Wanting to completely get rid of a race is an awful idea and I will never understand how people actually followed him in his ideas. He acted as if only one race of people should be allowed on this earth which in my eyes is so very wrong. Hitler also compared human beings to nature and animals in a way that I did not understand.
He was dauntless to endure the United States government policies, and to participate in the tribal wars. Sitting Bull’s actions created a superior visualization of who he was as a person. The purpose of this will be retained in the present day of American
Humanistic Societies Ignore Biblical Morals “Community, Identity, Stability” (1): this is what a perfect society is in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. But having stability is no easy task, especially when humanistic and biblical morals collide; a stable society is possible but only with the sacrifice of one or the other. This stable society is still fragile though. Creating a stable society with humanistic morals requires the complete destruction of biblical morals and the idolization of earthly obsessions. This destruction redefines what beauty is from a biblical standpoint, to a humanistic point of view.