In Plato’s The Apology, he arises a standpoint about death. He thinks that death is not what people usually think as a horrible, unacceptable thing. Instead, death can be a blessing. In order to support his viewpoint, he also has two concrete reasons that explain the advantages of death explicitly. The first one states that death is like a dreamless sleep for it is complete lack of perception, and then death would be a great advantage.
The evidence is showing that the more honorable characters never lie as much as Decius. An example of this is how Brutus is completely honest with his reasoning for killing Caesar. It is very unhonorable to lie and say that the nightmares mean nothing at all, when one does not even know that for a fact and when one knows that someone is going to be killed. According to the play, Calpurnia’s dreams of Caesar getting killed were foreshadowing his death, yet Decius was unhonorable and claims that the dreams mean nothing at all. Another piece of evidence is how Decius told Caesar to still go to the
Verbal irony is when a writer or speaker says one thing, but really means something completely different. The first example is when Montresor says to Fortunato, “You are luckily met.” (page 288). In this statement, Montresor actually means that Fortunato is unlucky, because Montresor knows his fate. Another example is when Montresor says to Fortunato, “Your health is precious.” (page 289). This is ironic because his health is not precious to Montresor because he is going to kill Fortunato and doesn't care about his well being.
Shakespeare does this mainly to show that being confident is good and virtuous, but that arrogance causes many problems and is best if just left alone. Arrogance is not the only cause of Caesar’s death, but it is Brutus’s justification. Cassius is arrogant and that is part of the whole plot to kill Caesar in the first place. These are just some of the examples of this motif in the
Victor believed that “[his] tale was not one to announce publicly” (Shelley, 78) in order to keep himself from receiving blame and criticism, even though Justine was being tried for his creature’s wrongdoings. Victor was correct that “[the Creature reproaches him] with [his] behavior” (97), but he fails to realize that it is rightly so. The Creature would never have been so obscene if it weren’t for Victor’s abandoning him. Still, Victor places all blame onto his creation, because when you’re an “innocent and helpless creature bestowed [from] Heaven” (29), you can do no wrong. It is much later that Victor truly begins to take responsibility for the deaths of “William, Justine, and Henry” he
For instance the innocents should live while the accused should be the one to die. Situational irony grabs the reader’s attention because what the reader thinks is going to happen doesn't necessarily happen. The readers were not looking for Abigail to be lying, deceiving and guilty of committing adultery. Irony is the most important piece in a
In Pursuit of Knowledge Ignorance is bliss, which means people that choose not to know live happier not knowing the truths and dangers the world holds. People who have knowledge and know what is going on in the world can choose to fix the problems most of us fear but they always tend to overthink things and live a safer, more reserved life because they know the outcome. Knowledge must be pursued at all costs, even when it is far more convenient to stay ignorant. In the story “By the Waters of Babylon”, the quote “A priest must know many secrets-that was what my father said”(45) relates to how knowledge must be pursued at all costs because the son feels like he needs to have that knowledge. “If I went to the Place of the Gods, I would surely die, but if I did not go, I could never be at peace with my spirit again”(46).
Since simplistic duality means there is no in between for any subject matter, in Beowulf’s eyes, Grendel can only be evil and not a mixture of both. This ultimately leads to Grendel’s demise. His simplistic duality view of everything and everyone also inhibits him from feeling compassion for anyone, especially Grendel. Seeing in only black and white limits a person from seeing through the lenses of compassion and equality. The Beowulf in the epic does not reflect the same cultural values that we have
This represents the idea of how people saw McCandless was, but Krakauer contradicts that by saying what McCandless was not that or this. This is noble because all the traits Krakauer listed are negative and insults, and by saying that McCandless did not have or exhibits these traits, it is implied that McCandless had more noble and positive traits. Smiling in the picture: This portrays noble because Krakauer uses this phrase to demonstrate the strength that McCandless had even when he knew his time of death was coming soon. In the face of death, many people are afraid and scared, however, Krakauer, shares with the readers that McCandless was smiling. This shows how Krakauer, saw the bravery and courage that McCandless had even up to his inevitable end.
It’s a very very sad event. A very very sad event, but that’s the way I view it.” This demonstrates another example of someone “pro-guns” saying, Guns don’t kill people- people do. Yes, weapons like guns do require human actions in order to harm, however, the problem is not whether or not guns can do any harm spontaneously. The issue is that guns provide a blisteringly simple way to fulfill the shooters aim. Therefore, yes, people do participate in ending other’s lives, but, without the dangerous weapon we would not need to worry as