The level of integration of persons in a society, and regulation of behavior are the key causes of suicide. Altruistic suicide is caused by excess integration while anomic suicide results from inadequate regulation. In this kind of suicide, individuals die for a reason. They are extremely dedicated to the norms and values of a group, to the extent that they view their lives as insignificant. On the other hand, anomic suicide occurs during a crisis or periods of rapid social modifications.
In the allegorical story, “The Masque of the Read Death”, Poe, tries to express the human desire to avoid Death. The place and the time of the story portray social ignorance, since in the past death was a taboo that provoked terror in humanity. The consternation causes motivation in issues such as death dissolution or prevention. Poe finds himself motivated by death; in this work, his character Prince Prospero has strange tastes that represent death symbolically and makes a great effort to avoid it. First and foremost, the name Prospero is a metaphor; closely related to wealth and material prosperity.
The first interesting discussion about the idea of the decision from citizens to accept the rules of the law can be found in Platon and Socrates thoughts, but Thomas Hobbes it is seen as the philosopher who firstly analyzed the modern Social Contract perspective. Hobbes´ theory generally it is divided in two sections: the human behavior or motivation and his social contract theory, burn from the idea of state of nature, which means in his own words “the liberty that each man has to make his own decisions about how to use his own power for the preservation of his own nature—i.e. his own life—and consequently the liberty· of doing anything that he thinks is the aptest”. At the same time, Hobbes built the theory of Subjectivism to explain how humans are self-interested, as we pursue our individual best interest, so our motivation is based on the desire to improve our situation, and generally satisfy our own, individually subjective desires as possible. In addition, Hobbes argues that we are rational.
Thomas Hobbes in his Leviathan and Jean-Jacques Rousseau in his Discourse on Inequality and Social Contract each attempt to explain the rise of and prescribe the proper management of human society. At the foundation of both philosophies is the principle that humans are asocial by nature, a precept each philosopher interprets and approaches in a different way. Hobbes states that nature made humans relatively “equal,” and that “every man is enemy to every man.” Life is “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short,” he says, and “every man has right to everything.” Rousseau outlines primitive asocial man having “everything necessary for him to live in the state of nature” from “instinct alone,” and being “neither good nor evil.” In contrast to Hobbes, who argues social bonds form to regulate human nature, Rousseau argues that the formation of the civil state results from and in a “change in man,” that humans must of necessity be denatured in the process of forming society. There are similarities between the two’s philosophies, but it is Rousseau, through his arguments that human nature can be changed, who articulates a political vision more consistent with the claim that humans are asocial by nature. In the beginning, the arguments of both Hobbes and Rousseau are similar.
Is Suicide Selfish? In Harry Browne’s article “The Unselfishness Trap,” he talks about putting other’s joy over your own and whether that is considered egotistical or not. This led me to consider the question: would suicide be considered selfish? I believe that suicide would be selfish because there is so much pain that it would bring to the family, friends, and community. In Harry’s monologue “The Unselfishness Trap,” Browne questions whether putting your own happiness over another’s is selfish.
Social norms can cause individuals hysteria and make them feel left out which causes them to break apart from society. Both Edgar Allen Poe and Jon Krakauer use different instances of conflict and foreshadowing to achieve a similar idea of the negative aspects of society. Society can cause individuals to think differently and cause them to make decisions whether they are good or bad. Edgar Allen Poe and Jon Krakauer illustrate internal conflict in differing ways. In his short story, “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Edgar Allen Poe uses conflict to show how Rodrick isolation from society shows his effort to be himself despite living with illnesses.
The conflict between the heart and the mind in Hamlet is relatable. The “To be or not to be” soliloquy highlights Hamlet’s inner conflict upon the issues of life and death. He speaks eloquently about his suicidal desire. But the fear of the afterlife makes him afraid to end his life. It is very common for the human race to be afraid of death.
In an article titled Masterplots II, by Ahlbrandt, Wm. Laird, he writes, "In this, the husband is as much to blame as his wife. Although Guy de Maupassant seems to be saying that such people are the victims of the society in which they live, dominated by the status-conscious in the early days of the Third Republic, he never prevents his characters from exercising their free will. It is precisely their ability to make such choices that lead to their own damnation. Maupassant shows how the Loisels are imprisoned in their loneliness and their lack of self-worth.
The phrase “do that to himself” is of the utmost importance because it means he claimed his own life which would sadden those that knew him. Suicide is one of the many results of depression. Syntax creates points of focus on the most climatic and terrifying sections of the
Organizations are taking action against the death penalty by researching, publishing, and exposing facts whenever officials want to abuse their power with the law. When the final sentence is being decided, the system they use to determine, is very flawed. The sentence is determined not by the gravity of the crime, but depending heavily on the person’s lawyer. Another thing that is used against the defendant, is race. As sad as using race to determine when someone else’s life is going to end sounds, officials really do that.