Martin Luther King a famous social activist once stated, “we must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.” When referring to these words it is shown how forgiving we can be for people that we hate or dislike. In William Golding's book The Lord of the Flies his character Jack shows the actions of power, fear, and acceptance. People in power are more afraid of losing that power because it may show you as a failure, and to take control is much easier than taking responsibility for actions because there may be consequences, but most of all forgiveness is the hardest to do because it is just too hard to let go. Jack was a different type of leader than Martin Luther
I believe this because of the existence of so much judgment among Equality 7-2521’s fellow men. They believed it should be a certain way of living and completing conventional tasks which was absurd and irrational. “The moral principle to adopt in the issue, is: Judge, and be prepared to be judged.” stated by Rand. I feel that Equality 7-2521 wanted to escape this concept. The motive powers of his fellow men were to keep everyone as single-minded as possible which led to the many rationalizations of Equality 7-2521’s distinctive ways.
Another character who is used to show the dangers of acting without integrity is Reverend Parris. Throughout the whole play, Parris exclusively looks out for himself while letting others take the fall. He shows his lack of honour by allowing others to be harmed by the hysteria in Salem while attention is diverted from him and his wrong-doing. By the end, he does come to understand that the hangings of John Proctor and Rebecca Nurse would be detrimental because they are still respected in the town, but he comes to this conclusion for the wrong and dishonourable reasons, as he is still only trying to protect his
John later admits to his affair to save the lives of his loved ones. He goes from an individual who is prideful in himself, to someone who believes that showing loyalty and respect for others is superior to being a selfish person. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible John Proctor changes in his willingness to confront the court, admitting to his affair, and altering his perspective of himself, which demonstrates Miller’s emphasis that too much pride causes selfishness but pride is acceptable when it shows respect for others. John Proctor is unwilling to confront the court at all because he knows the legitimacy of the court and does not want to admit to his mistakes. John struggles to do what he knows is right, which is to reveal his affair to the court.
Creon has the appearance of good, but when he chooses to not bury Polyneices, which goes against the beliefs of the Gods by not honoring him, he shows his tragic flaw. He says, “But Polyneices, killed as piteously, an interdict forbids that anyone should bury him or even mourn.” (192). Through disobeying the Gods, Creon implies that his laws are more important than the Gods. Creon’s disregard towards the Gods, explains why he dismisses Tiresias’s power. Creon’s overall power grants him his free will.
It is a struggle for people not to be able to think freely. However, the Council in Anthem has forbidden individual thoughts. They worked to create a society where everyone is supposedly defined as equal. These rules cause Equality to believe he is evil for not being able to prevent his individual thoughts. Equality thinks he is a sinner for thinking outside of his
“We wished to know… about all the things” (23). He has asked so many questions- unlike the others- which the teachers forbade it. According to the council, curiosity is selfish- since it cannot give rest and once answered, more questions come. The Council does not like curiosity; it could lead to the revelation of the Unspeakable Times. Equalitys intelligence was also one of the reasons why he was given the job he did.
Even though it seems like Oedipus hates him, Oedipus trusts Tiresias deeply. Oedipus wanted to talk to Tiresias personally because he cares about what Tiresias has to say. The citizens and Oedipus himself know that Tiresias is equally, if not above, earthly kings. Tiresias comes against his will and does not backdown when threatened by Oedipus. He stands unflinching before the fury of King Oedipus.
The government is removing the link between man and the divine. Another aspect that angered Thoreau was the fact that “Unjust laws exist: shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them” (393). This again goes along with the belief that man has the ability to know what is just, given by God, and does not need a government to decide for them how to live, especially when those ways are not true. In summation, Thoreau wants the government to lose the power it holds over the people so they can practice the morality and justice they know to be true due to man's connection with the
Ironically enough, the dream goes against Raskolnikov’s initial belief that superior and extraordinary men don’t need order or law. A world full of these men results in total anarchy. Raskolnikov, through this dream which points out the flaw of his belief, realizes that he is not a nihilist. He steps out of his blind belief that left him with more harm than good. Character development in Crime and Punishment is essential to follow Raskolnikov’s progression of ideas and conflict regarding the murder he committed.