After Ender destroys the bugger planet in the final simulation, Graff tells him the truth, that he has been killing real buggers, that the simulated games are not actually simulations. Graff’s reasoning is this: “Of course we tricked you into it. That’s the whole point, [...] It had to be a trick or you couldn’t have done it. We had to have a commander with so much empathy that he would think like the buggers, [...] So much compassion that he could win the love of his underlings [...] But somebody with that much compassion could never be the killer we needed.” (Scott Card, 342) His explanation demonstrates how he believes that sacrificing Ender’s feelings by lying to him is necessary to defeat the buggers to save humanity from possible destruction, emphasizing the theme of manipulation for the common good. They make Ender do what he hates most, hurting others, by isolating him into not trusting anybody, moulding him to the perfect commander, then tricking him into believing he was only battling simulations.
Goodness and nobility is determined by an individual’s morality and their willingness to follow a virtuous path in their life. It is also determined by the ability of an individual to acknowledge their shortcomings and become more self-aware. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proctor is a good man as he showcases righteous morals and principles. This is shown, as he ends his affair with Abigail, protects his wife and his friends’ wives, and dies to preserve his integrity and honour. First, John Proctor shows his goodness, by refusing the physical advances of Abigail, who wishes to continue their love affair.
The philosopher Ayn Rand believed that an individual’s life is of the utmost importance, as is her well-being. She knew that altruistic ethics require individuals to sacrifice their own wellbeing and lives for the sake of others. With ethical egoism, and will value their own wellbeing above all others. So, she was for ethical egoism. Ayn Rand also had an argument against ethical egoism believing it is a mistake to treat the interest of some individuals as being less important than the interest of others.
He didn’t tell his men what the Bag of Winds was. Odysseus’ men-thinking it was treasure-opened up the bag only to find wind, leading them farther away from Ithaca. He didn’t tell his men what Circe said about Helios cattle. So the men killed the cows for food. Odysseus was also irresponsible because he never told the truth and he disobeyed the gods.
“If civilization is to survive, it is the morality of altruism that people must learn to reject.” -Ayn Rand. To be compassionate and unselfish seems to be a noble and magnanimous pursuit. Altruism is admired, it is beautiful, and it is praised. And yet, it goes against our very natures. There is no reason we should sacrifice ourselves to save a dying child.
For that reason, Charlie was determined to commence with the operation and willing to overlook what risks he was aware of and unable to examine those he was unaware of. The doctors exploited Charlie’s loneliness and desperation and made him feel like being chosen was an honor, whereas they were conscious of the dire consequences. They performed the same surgery that doomed countless mice on Charlie with complete disregard for his life, as if he were just another mouse. The doctors’ pretense was to cure man kind of lower-level brain function in people like Charlie. However, the doctors’ true motive was to gain prestige in the field of psychology, so they recklessly sacrificed Charlie for their goals.
However, he remained loyal to his sense of goodness and tore up the document. John Proctor’s execution followed his decision. Although he was deemed evil, John Proctor cannot be judged as good or evil after his death. Proctor decided to remain loyal to his ideals that his beliefs of honesty were worth more than his life, ultimately proving that his actions cannot be judged as good or evil after his death. Cathy Ames from John Steinbeck’s novel East of Eden is also a prime example of this.
As murder, rape, and act out against the hero group is against the morality code in culture, the Justice league almost fought against the hero code when they dealt with new conflict inside the group. As for the Watchmen, the antiheroes dealt with similar standards. The antiheroes not only dealt with conflict within the group, attempting to solve The Comedian’s murder case, but Dr. Manhattan was accused of causing his ex girlfriend of developing cancer. This leads Dr. Manhattan to therefore isolate himself onto Mars after seeing little purpose of himself on Earth accused of discord. This leads to the possibility of some rules within the code becoming unrealistic for the
It 's clear at the end that they felt stupid about saying all those negative things. I have to say that I agree to some point, most people only think about themselves and only saving themselves and their own loved ones in times of tragedy. It 's hard to believe that if something like this were to happen, that we would even waste our time saving a stranger let alone a whole planet of aliens. I guess this goes to say that the alien "Rescue Party" has more concern for saving other races and putting their own selves in danger. I can name 10 people off the top of my head that wouldn 't even help a neighbor if something like this were to happen.
I wanna go into space.” If Homer did not follow his dream of creating rockets, he would have been stuck coal mining which is something that he hated to do. We can also see that if we have dreams we won’t end up getting stuck doing something that we hate in a video about Ed Bray titled On The Road: Beating illiteracy - at any age. Ed Bray could not read and if he did not follow his dream of learning how to read he would have had to keep having to have other people tell him what things said and he would not be able to read any books which he hated. These examples show that dreaming is important because if we don’t we 'll end up doing something that we