They believe that people learn about themselves best from their experiences. The Existential movement opposes the traditional ways of thinking in contemporary philosophy. It lays emphasis on the individual experience and the formation of essence through the act of living. One of major principles in his book Existentialism and Human Emotions is that “existence precedes essence” (Sartre 15). For the existentialists, Man is “thrown” into a godless universe, but he realizes himself through his free will and actions.
The gentleman knows and understands the power of words. In order to not let others down it is best to allow his actions to speak for him then allow words to further shape his actions. MLK was a man of words, he allowed his words to encourage others to want change and take action. Although, MLK was not a man of actions as Malcolm X was one can argue that his words were action enough. Confucius also mentions, “ The gentleman [junzi] understands what is morally right.
In a similar fashion, what is emphasized here as Greene’s existential bias, may be regarded by some as religious bias. Religion is not simply a detached observation of rituals for its own sake. Rather it is a way of life. It always stands in need of existential verification in the lived life of man. On the other hand, through the dual need of handing it down, religion produces schools of thoughts and bodies of beliefs which lead in different directions from man’s concrete existence.
They appear too restrictive in terms of the theme of isolation. Considerable evidence, however suggests the probability that politics was a motivating factor in the genesis of the novel. The theme but also to the tight construction McCullers claimed and reviewers have so often questioned in that the parable is a key not to broader implications. The situation and setting and dramatized through character and action in the thematic patterns are delineated. The parable’s theme is an affirmation of the democratic process, but its implications are the universal problems of illusion versus reality and the nature of man himself.
“The Redress of Poetry” is Seamus Heaney’s thesis statement that is proved by him with logical reasoning and apt critical references. The word ‘redress’ has a few etymological meanings such as reparation, consolation, confirmation, defence, reevaluation, satisfaction, compensation of a wrong sustained or even atonement. The other multiple interpretations range from being literary to intellectual or from being philosophical to spiritual such as to remove a misconception from the minds of the people, to defend the positivity, to reassure and to console the people in misery and sufferings. So, according to the above-mentioned interpretations, “The Redress of Poetry” stands
"To think or speak poetically is to adopt a distorted stance toward the ordinary world..." and to do so is with the use of figurative language (Gibbs 1). Figurative language is the point at which you utilize a word or expression that does not make use of its literal meaning. Authors who utilize figurative language, use this to make their work more fascinating or more emotional than the exact language which essentially states simple facts. Authors frequently use figurative language to make unfamiliar things, settings and circumstances more relatable for the reader. Poems, specifically, depend intensely on figurative language.
But a mystery is something in which I am myself involved…" (Marcel, 1949, p. 117). Regard for problematic man, life is a string of chances that hold, and the body is repelled from the problematic man's materiality. Marcel believes that there is no problem more important or difficult than determining how to overcome unhopeful in personal turn. Hope in the moral life serves as a ground for relationship with the self, others and
Hegel thinks that a moral principle needs content in order to choose between two different concrete states of affairs or between different systems of property. But it is clear that the CI is a supreme moral principle not limited by or to any particular world, but instead covers all possible worlds. ‘‘It must hold not only for human beings but for all rational beings as such, not merely under contingent conditions and with exceptions but with absolute necessity’’ (Gr 4:408). It has often been pointed out by Kant’s defenders that there is far more to his moral theory than simply satisfying this formula. In fact, Kant offers several different versions of this formula to help draw our consideration of morality away from an empty formalism charge.
That is why understanding of his poetry requires the understanding of his imagery. His imagery mostly contains word play, fractured syntax and personal symbolism that could be essential for our psychoanalysis. In his poetry, he is using a mixture of various techniques. To name the most important of them we could say surrealistic, imagistic and metaphysical techniques. Over and above
Paul Durcan’s intensely lyrical poetry was incredibly thought provoking to study. He offered us memorable, striking, and powerful insights into both his personal life and his view on society. He reflects on personal issues such as marriage, familial relationships, and also on his deep sense of personal failure. All of this is conveyed through an exquisite array of metaphors and beautifully crafted symbols. These insights into human experiences are enriched by his ability to use dark humour in his poems and startling, provocative language to make his work incredibly memorable and appealing.