First off, right in the beginning of the book Iago points out that Othello is venerable by saying, “The Moor is of a free and open nature, that thinks men are honest that only seem to be so; And will as tenderly be led by the nose As asses are.”(Othello, Act 1 Scene 3 Line 336) Essentially what Iago is saying here is that Othello, or the Moor is always presuming that people are honest, and good people allowing him to be deceived and led falsely. The second example of Othello being vulnerable is his vulnerability to love. Towards the end of the book Othello says, “I think my wife is honest, and think she is not; I think that you are just, and think you are not. I
In chapter seventeen, the sage is someone to “love and praise; (l. 2) and …is greater than ‘one they fear’ (l. 3).” In chapter twenty-eight, discernment and temperament are viewed as virtuous attributes such as those seen in the Bhagavad-Gita and The Book of Genesis respectively. The Daodejing, chapter twenty-eight speaks of the forces found in this world. Those forces, the passive, female, yin force, and the active, male, yang force are not necessarily in opposition but rather work in harmony for the balance of the whole universe. The different forces are discerned as to which is best to use and at what appropriate time when two or more entities engage. In the case for compassion, the yin or female force may be the better choice because of Mayhew 4 its cool temperament and not too hasty call to action.
Included in it are stories that teach simple lessons of morality, and are analogous to parables. Jean Valjean experiences events in which something may be learned or taught, and through these stories, we see the transformation of a galley slave become an honest moral minded man. We can first see this change when Jean Valjean meets the Bishop. The Bishop tells him to “Forget not, never forget that you have promised me to use this silver to become an honest man” (Hugo 39). It is the first step that causes a domino effect for Valjean.
He is also, unsurprisingly stunned by the inconsistent description of the “All loving, yet rage-filled God”. “How can the All-loving, and caring God mandate one of his followers to kill his only son?” Dawkins desires the reader to understand that the Bible is just “a chaotically cobbled-together anthology of disjointed, historically inaccurate documents”. He claims that believers use a two-edged sword when only taking certain sections of the Bible literally. “It is as much a pick-and-mix philosophy”. According to his text, God is simply an illusion that does not exist.
But at that moment he felt willing to change, because he lived a sinful life, and ask God to save him, a dramatic moment where he felt lost and asked for mercy. Everyman realized that his fortune material had no value and that it was more important the fortune of God. Everyman acts representing humanity, fighting for morality inside, although he thinks that death is evil because it comes from hell. Death is ironically a messenger of God. Everyman had discovered that while he was successful in life, the afterlife was a different story because his wealth could not go with him or count in the Book of life.
Namely, Inferno excluded hypocrites and those who commit violence against themselves. While both are biblical sins, neither are suggested as being so heinous that the sinners are denied redemption by Christ. Joseph Kameen believes that ¨Dante primarily intended to explain biblical justice through his contrapasso,¨(Kameen), but ¨inevitably added some of his own invention,¨(Kameen). It could be possible that Dante was more focused on making ironic punishment for sinners than fair ones. Circles with more malevolent-minded individuals were allowed redemption, while these two were eternally
He particularly suffers when he an ought-in the normal order of things-to have share in this good and does not have it. Thus in a Christian view, the reality of suffering is explained through evil, which always, in some way refer to good. Suffering is the process of undergoing a painful experience and also we can say that it is the result of evil. The problem of evil and suffering always creates objections for God’s goodness and His omnipotence. Yet, from Christian point of view, these questions lead man to see suffering in a positive way rather than negative.
Choice makes us human. In “The Genealogy of Morals” Friedrich Nietzsche makes an interesting point when he attempts to explain why we use God as a coping mechanism. “Then this guilt-ridden man seized upon religion in order to exacerbate his self-torment to the utmost.” We, humans, stand below God but above animals that way we can blame our animal like instincts for our mistakes instead of ourselves. However, at some point in our life the guilt we carry around with us will become too much and according to Nietzsche the reason we practice religion. The light of religion dissipates the darkness of our animal like instincts.
Goodman is the best representative of people who have lost their beliefs in the true, the good and the beautiful things on earth; they would rather submit themselves to the evil sides. Many of us are simply a copy of Goodman Brown, swaying back and forth between truth and wrong. Sometimes we can make a righteous decision but other times we are like Goodman Brown destroyed by our own human nature. At the assembly, Devil, who disguised as an old man, says to Goodman Brown, “Evil is the nature of mankind. Evil must be your only happiness.” That is to say evil dwells in everyone’s mind.
The article discusses the moral-scheme of Henry Fielding’s novel Tom Jones that has been labeled as corrupt and immoral by most of its contemporary critics. It analysis the reasons for being treated as such. Seemingly immoral characters Tom’s admirable qualities are highlighted and what forces him to behave vilely is also studied. Instead finding him unrighteous, the author argues that he is normal human with its equal share of goodness and weakness that makes tom’s character a lifelike, a welcome change from divinely pure, pious and one- dimensional characters as portrayed by fielding’s contemporary novelists. Fielding did not want to create a necessarily moral text that ignored the truth of how people are.