Philo makes a point that you simply cannot measure the amount of happiness or pain man has to go through. Thus, you cannot conclude which they have more of, which Cleanthes mentioned in his argument. Thus, Philo says that since Cleanthes’ argument is based on improbable facts; Cleanthes is left to admit his argument on the compassion of a “Deity” is just as deprived as Demea’s. (p. 65). Following, Philo states that he will approve of all the arguments Cleanthes has presented thus far, because at the end of it all, Cleanthes cannot compile a working argument.
It is hard for her to go back where she has been so far away from for so long that “she seemed not to realize that she was in the city where she had spent her youth, the place longed hungrily half a lifetime” ( Carter 546 ). She has been away for so long that all the things that happened, now feels like they never really happened. Anyhow, she never talked about her passions to Clark, but he always knew that she gave up something so big that it was too painful for her to talk about. Now that she is back Clark decided take her to see A Wagner Matinee orchestra even though he “ felt some trepidation least she might become aware of her attire, or might experience some painful embarrassments at stepping to the world she had been dead for a quarter of century” ( Carter 546 ). He is scared that all the memories might be too overwhelming for her.
Daisy is incapable of giving him the new dream he really wants. This is when he loses Daisy. When Gatsby is not satisfied with his original goal, “He gave that up, and only the dead dream fought on as the afternoon slipped away, trying to touch what was no longer tangible, struggling unhappily, undespairingly, toward that lost voice across the room” (Fitzgerald 134). His asking for too much leaves him longing for Daisy’s affection. Fitzgerald makes Daisy’s love for Gatsby a sparkling jewel beyond the reach of Gatsby’s fingertips (Kuehl).
And my happiness needs no higher aim to vindicate it. My happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end. It is its own goal. It is its own purpose.” In the final chapters of Anthem Prometheus thinks that the goal of any individual is to make oneself happy.
Therefore after punishing the king, Dionysus says “And if you had known how to be wise when you did not wish to be, you would have acquired Zeus' son as an ally, and would now be happy.” The author explains that peace and happiness can only be achieved by praying to the Gods and that making the Gods your enemy never a good thought. When the grandfather of the kings asks for forgiveness saying, “Gods should not resemble mortals in their anger.” Dionysus replies, “My father Zeus approved this long ago”. From the above we can say that even a God could be unforgiving and unsympathetic. Gods, like mortals, in anger can be very punishable and prejudiced. Also a king cannot rule without the favor of the Gods.
His life had been confused and disordered since…" the day he fell in love with Daisy (110). Gatsby’s life no longer fulfills his hopes, and after falling in love, his mind never dreams about the impossible. Instead, he dreams about what it would be like to turn back the hands of time. By chasing the wrong thing, Gatsby is left with a life of regret. Everyone has a moment where they have to make a life changing decision, think about it carefully.
Judgemental happiness is when we express our beliefs about things. As happiness is subjective we can never be 100% certain that our experience of happiness will be same as other’s experience of it. According to me happiness can never be compared as the reasons behind be different. The intensities of it are different. No matter how hard you try to generalize happiness it can never be generalized.
He wonders what would happen if everyone in need were to make the same decision as him such as promising to repay debt while knowing one will not be able to. He then realizes that this could not become a universal law because if people were to only think about themselves