Socrates would rather suffer from injustice for the sole reason of not being shameful. This a turning point of the people welcoming injustice as they would realize that their actions have effects not only to the sufferer but to themselves. In an event where suffering and doing injustice has happened, two types of pain are inflicted on both sides. The sufferer would feel the unjust pain that was given to them. As for the doer of injustice, they would feel emotional pain.
Several instances in Tom Walker’s life suggest that became a corrupt and immoral human because of his overbearing trait of greed. Irving uses these instances and Tom’s life on the whole to caution readers of the results of greed. By making Walker’s personality rotten and full of greedy intentions, Walker’s life can be viewed as shameful and unappealing. This perspective makes an impression on readers and enhances Irving’s message explained in the last paragraph of the story. Using Tom Walker’s life as an example of what life choices not to make, Irving warns reader to steer away from their personal greed in order to remain good people.
Cruelty in Us Cruelty is an enemy to the morals of people; while purposely inflicting sufferings on others, cruelty is done with no feelings of concern. Cruelty can manifest from anger, irritation, or defeat. Moreover, it is driven by self-interest. Commonly when a person feels threatened, cruelties in the form of aggression are even used to force others to submit.
This enrages Othello and confirms his suspicions, which leads him to seek vengeance. Unlike how fate is controlled by Iago in Othello, fate in Oedipus Rex is determined by the gods. “What has God done to me” signifies that Oedipus’s end was determined by gods, and his free will actions to avoid it were pointless because his fate was always unavoidable (Oed. Exo.1263). It may seem to others that Oedipus’s downfall was mainly due to his fate, but Oedipus chose to leave Cornith, allowing the prophecy to become a reality.
An example of how his internal conflicts reveal his arrogance is the way that he acts about those he thinks he cannot trust. Caesar thinks that he cannot trust Cassius, but when he speaks of Cassius, he seems to be at war with himself to not show his fear. Caesar shows arrogance by saying that Cassius is a dangerous observer that cannot be trusted, then goes on to say that he is not afraid of Cassius. Caesar faces another internal conflict that shows his arrogance when his desire for the crown is aroused. Caesar did not want to seem desperate or power hungry when offered the crown at first, so he declined it three times.
The stories of Arachne, Hippolytus, and Odysseus consistently show the disastrous effects of defying social hierarchal norms like irreverence toward one’s superiors. The epic of Odysseus showcases the potential of reward after the dismissal of hubris and the reinstatement of devotion to the gods. While one may be justified in one’s egotism, these stories in classical mythology send the message to citizens of ancient Greece and Rome that above all, one must abide by the rules within hierarchal power structures and pay due respect to those at the heads of
Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend’s book, It 's Not My Fault: The No-Excuse Plan for Overcoming Life 's Obstacles, it can be quoted, “We live in a culture of blame. People will blame anyone or anything for their misery sooner than take the responsibility to own it and make it better.” In simpler terms, people naturally would not take responsibility for their own actions and make it better, but instead put their fault onto someone else. The quote refers to the idea that blame is because of how people do not want their character to hurt, but would rather see others hurt. The mentioned quote completely agrees with the idea of Friar Laurence and Tybalt at fault.
Whilst Shakespeare explores the negative connotations of unresponsiveness to discovery, Wells explores the corruption of an individual’s ethical values ensuing from an individual’s response to provocative discovery. Prendrick, upon initially arriving on Dr Moreau’s fictitious island, adopts a firm stance against vivisection accentuated in the dialogue “Where is your justification for inflicting all this pain?” to Moreau. However, Prendrick ironically empathises with Moreau’s unethical valuing of scientific progress over life through one of the monsters, Montgomery, who rhetorically questions “We can't massacre the lot, can we? I suppose that's what your humanity would suggest?” before repeating “The creatures are sure to change.
“There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. ‘Good pride’ represents our dignity and self-respect. ‘Bad pride’ is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance.” John C. Maxwell, enlightens the reader about the faces of pride. One is beautiful and the other is ugly.
In addition, these spiritual horses will use the stings of their tails as artillery of warfare to punish the idolaters. Notwithstanding, the idolaters will still choose to cling to their dumb and blind idols. This shows that the venomous sting of the antichrist’s untruth and deception would have permeated these people’s minds so deeply that they’d rather cling to idol worship and never repent than forsake it for true worship of Heavenly
“Civil Disobedience” by Henry David Thoreau talks about the importance of virtues and how the virtues of an individual create the very means for a society to thrive. Thoreau explains that these values give individuals a voice and power over their government, which is how a true democracy should function. In a healthy democracy, the government values and respects the individual. Due to this, Thoreau believes that the individuals in society should learn that they must choose to do what is right in order to control their government and be free. Ethics of an individual creates the idea that the people’s morals have influence with the government and brings the truth to correct the wrongs.