This means that letting the kidnaper go means that you may not be able to see your child again and such thought is dreaded by any parents. On the other hand, it also means that you choose not to save two other innocent lives. One can question the morality of this decision because if you had watched your son carefully, the kidnapper would have never had the opportunity to get him and the pedestrians would have never been involved. Therefore, you are morally obligated to save the pedestrians who are in a sense mere victims of your inattention. Moreover, you will have to live with this burden the rest of your
I think that when Ponyboy says " “I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.” He means that he always tells himself that he is not who he really is, but in the end he realizes that he is who he is and that he should not resort to lying. I think this because when he says that he lies to himself, he is trying to tell himself he is different than who he is. He want 's to be like the rest of the greasers.
When Victor broke his promise, describing how he, “left the room, and locking the door, made a solemn vow in my own heart never to resume my labours” (Pg 166), it seems that Victor is sacrificing the creature’s happiness for the greater good of humanity, justifying his actions by fabricating ethical validity; however, this can quickly be proven false. It seems that the real reason Victor denies the creature a mate is because his understanding of the creature is solely appearance based. Victor seems to have created the creature to live a life of suffering. The creature is left to take on the world all by himself, and seems to be destined by Victor for only one thing—pain. Victor unethically prohibits the creature from seeking any form of happiness for an arbitrary reason, proving that his first priority is not one of high moral
Maybe he was too immature to see that his actions were selfish. He could have notified his parents and sister, whom he claimed to love, about his plan. He could have explained why he chose to do what he did, instead of letting the family suffer in ignorance about his future. Like Janis Joplin indicates by singing: “Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose”, freedom is only achieved when you are alone and penniless.
‘’ You are always responsible for how you act, no matter how you feel. Remember that’’ unknown Ralph should not get Two Dog for these three reasons: Ralph went secretively went against his parent’s sound counsel, Ralph’s expedition could be a catastrophe, and lastly The first reason Ralph should not go is because he secretively went against his parent 's sound counsel. He initially rejected the thought about informing his parents of his decision. He didn’t evaluate the effect on his family, especially with his mother 's uncontrollable nerves.
Jack knows that he shouldn’t have sold any part of the team to Dick, but he just wasn’t thinking at the time. Later on, Jack takes more precaution when letting part of the team up for grabs. When there is something to be done for the team Jack is first to do it because he doesn’t want to things to get even worse. Now he makes sure to think deeply about all team related decisions and to keep Dick Miles under his radar.
The reader hears that he did try to escape from his adopted parents. At the time he did not know that they were not his real parents. Oedipus ends up killing his father out of fate. Although he did not mean to kill his father it was destined to happen the whole time. When he got two Thebes and fell in love with a woman he did not realize that it was his mother.
However, philosophically not everything we see is true. Our eyes can manipulate our way of thinking when questionable situation arises. These kind of situations particularly occurs when it comes to recognizing one’s identity. Sophocles ' Oedipus is about a man who is not conscious about his true identity: initially, he firmly believes that the parents he resides with are his original birth parents because they brought him up, but in reality they were his adoptive parents, he was abandoned by his actual parents because an oracle mentioned that he would kill his father and marry his own mother, Oedipus indeed married his own mother without any acknowledge . Thereby, everything is not always what it seems, and our eyes does not always reveal the truth to us.
He was too scared to do anything, as he never fought in a war before. This quote is important to the book because, Henry defines himself as a young boy that wants to be a man but runs away in battle. He would rather bleed and bleed, instead of not doing anything. I would agree and disagree with this quote. I agree because you are helping the army by at least doing
First of all, Beowulf would not have gone to Herot at all if he did not care about the well-being of others. Some may claim that Beowulf only helped because he wanted the fame and bragging rights. This is not the case. Line 116 of the poem explicitly states that Beowulf would go to Herot “Now, when help was needed.” He also could have left as soon as he killed Grendel, but he didn’t.