Creon’s conflict involves two choices that seem equally righteous—that is, between the stability of the state and obedience to divine law. Initially, he wants to protect his people and stand against all odds. He is willing to listen to advice, take no man who does not support Thebes as his friend, and bury all bodies according to divine law. Instead, Creon opposes the gods’ law and does not follow through with his initial plans. Therefore, his tragic flaw is hubris, or excessive pride that causes his transgression again the gods.
They use intellectual virtue by their wisdom of the Bible and what they believe God asked them to do. Plato believed that a just life is superior to an unjust, intrinsically and instrumentally. I believe that Plato would agree with the MacManus brothers ways somewhat. They are fighting for a just life for everyone around them. I don't think Plato would agree with how they are going to achieve this by killing everyone who is evil.
The Grandmother has a sense that reality should revolve around her and that she should manipulate tools such as religion to benefit her outcome. The Misfit is seen as being a part of reality and only believing what he sees with physical evidence. He also stays true to his morals of what he believes is right and wrong, especially when it comes to showing the equality of no mercy among the family members. Both characters reveal their use of Jesus, the spiritual battle that inhibits them and their concepts of reality. All of this gives insight to how there are no good or bad characters at the finale of this story.
By repeating and capitalizing Nature multiple times throughout “Self-Reliance”. Emerson using this capitalization shows how strongly he feels that the most important idea is that the ultimate wrong towards being self-reliant is going against your Nature but also makes the audience look at Nature as a person and not just an element. Emerson’s transcendentalist ideals show his belief that God speaks to people through Nature. By connecting to this belief it appeals to the religious people of that time. Emerson uses Nature in all of his surroundings and especially in young, innocent children to connect innocent things to his beliefs to persuade readers.
At the end of his letter, he assures that he is willing to forgive the religious leaders for their misguidance and would happily work alongside them to abolish racial oppression. This served as one of the strongest points of his letter by allowing those who have wronged his people for so long to rectify their injustice. King’s use of religious knowledge gave him the tools he needed in order to not only castigate the stance of his opposition, but to show them that they lost the meaning of the religion they devoted their lives
The insights I gain from the book is that God loves us more than anyone and we should love him only in return. Question 4: “Suffering is the consequences of our sins”. Humans disobey God and if God does not do anything about it because of our nature we will keep doing it. God has created with free will therefore we choose to disobey him, which means unconsciously we
Salvation is preservation from harm, while perdition means eternal punishment. Wigglesworth worries about himself and his sins. He is very religious and wants to be faithful to God. Cassell shows this when she says "His motivation for his private work is to empty himself of pride"(1). Cassell also shows that " Wigglesworth 's public works also encourage men and women to put away their personal pride and to submit themselves to the sovereignty of God"(1).
Romans 12:16 says, “Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position.” As shown in this verse, living in harmony requires one to put away their pride, and undertake an attitude of humility in order to abolish the prejudice, misconceptions, and divisions that tear society apart. Just as we have been unified with Christ in His death, we now must stand united against the temptations common to mankind in order to accurately represent Christ. Similarly, Proverbs 18:6 says, “The lips of fools bring strife, and their mouths invite a beating.” While Dante writes Dante’s Inferno with a pagan worldview in mind, in this verse we can see Biblical justification for Curio’s punishment. Additionally, this verse provides evidence of a Spirit-driven conscience that provides all men with a basic understanding of right and wrong which furthers a desire for the unity found in Christ Jesus.
Emerson repeats “Trust thyself” throughout the selection. This motto ties the first section of the essay together. To rely on someone else’s opinion or judgment is cowardly, but someone who is self-reliant exhibits originality and is child-like – free from selfish needs – yet mature. Emerson also said it is important for an individual to resist the pressure to conform to societal norms, which conspire to defeat self-reliance in its people. “Whoso would be a man, must be a nonconformist .
The main difference between a collectivists society and Equality’s philosophy of Objectivism is priority. Collectivists believe everyone should live for their brother, and we should give our love away, whereas Equality believes love, honor and respect should be earned. Equality believes you should have the right to choose your friends and ones you will love, but you should neither command or obey