She is bounded to him emotionally and inwardly, thus she invariably believes the best of him. Her utmost loyalty to him is a result of her naive, obedient and passive nature. Her love for him is unconditional, and her senses are dimmed due to her absolute devotion to Othello. Consequently, she approaches and analyzes his anger, and their arguments emotionally rather than logically. She was loyal to Othello even after he committed murder to her, which is utterly against the moral values .
Huxley's ideas that our society is numbed by things that we love and that everyone is almost happy to be somewhat oppressed is almost too real. It is pretty easy to see and make connections after evaluating our society that we live in. I agree with Neil Postmans assertions claiming that Brave New World is most relevant to our society. One of Postman’s claims that i related to is “people will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think.” this is expressed in the book by the simple quote “community, identity, stability”(1).
We all are guaranteed to fall into Death’s grasp, and we all must act for or against God’s existence. Pascal believes that the intelligent choice is the belief of God - we all have the ability to acquire the possible infinite gain of heaven, with only the small but difficult sacrifice of some things in life. Descartes’ writings also talk about the belief in God. Descartes states that there are generally no undeniable beliefs or propositions, and that the existence and nature of the external world cannot be fully known or understood. Pascal believed in heaven as possible infinite gain, however Descartes believed that the nature and existence of an external world as something that cannot be fully known or understood.
He is aware of his otherness and knows that he is “shut out from intercourse” (84) with the people he holds so dear. It can be argued that this is the point where the creature’s humanity is the strongest throughout the course of story. He has a basic understanding of human societies, he speaks and reads their language, shows compassion and, most importantly, seeks their company and friendship. In his knowledge that social belonging is the missing component to his own happiness, he confronts the people he secretly observed only to, once again, be met with fear and anger (94-95). He comes to realise that he
Ironically, men mostly fall in love by women’s appearance at first and soon get disappointed easily when they reveal something unexpected or unfavorable. If it still does not affect his decision, it may be called ‘true love’, because nothing can interrupt his confidence. However, Dorian begins to doubt what he saw and finally neglects his first feeling, which is nonsense. Does it can be called love? Definitely
Miss. Amelia let her hair grow ragged and it was turning gray. Her face lengthened and the great muscles of her body shrank until she was thin as old maids are thin when they go crazy. And those gray eyes slowly day by day they were more crossed and it was as though they sought each other out to exchange a little glance of grief and lonely recognition. She was not pleasant to listen to; her tongue had sharpened terribly.
Creon’s “moral imaginations” and “deliberative rationality” causes him to have a complete absence of internal conflict towards the aspect of familial ties. Nussbaum points this out as a contradiction with the state and civic interest and Creon’s “practical wisdom”. Unfortunately, this led to his downfall due to his rigid outlook and simplification of his ethics as Nussbaum reveals. Creon’s downfall is presented by the death of his son Haemon. This ultimately leads to Creon’s rejection of his “practical wisdom”, as Nussbaum accentuates, and the disharmony caused by deinon; meaning, as Nussbaum says, that Creon was portrayed as “awe-inspiring” but is later confronted with a dilemma that he no longer could control, which lead him to abandoning his narrow sighted
Before he vanishes from the text, he has given up making any impact on the world or lives around him: “Decisions are never really made—at best they manage to emerge, from a chaos of peeves, whims, hallucinations and all-round assholery. […] It does annoy him that he can be so divided, so perfectly unable to come down on one side or another” (GR 802). Since he does not support any side, Slothrop is described as one of “the glozing neuters of the world” (GR 802). Historically, for Puritans neuters are people “that halt betweene two opinions […] the Lord abhorres such lukewarme tame fooles” (Hooker qtd. in Miller 58), and whose “‘[d]eadness of heart’ was the most insupportable curse” (Miller 58).
Shelley indicates that his teachers also deserve a cut of the blame, as they quickly disregard the principle that highlights responsible mentoring. They were meant to help “educate, mentor, and advise students” (Resnik) such as Victor, but clearly failed to do so. They dismiss his interest in alchemy without explaining why such a study is dangerous or harmful, not only to individuals, but to the whole of the community. At the school, M. Krempe dismisses alchemists as “nonsense” while M. Waldman tells Victor that these studies “promised impossibilities and preformed nothing” (Shelley). Never once did they discuss the dangers, they just spoke of their dislike for the field, and how they found it to be worthless and unhelpful in relation to their studies.
The forgotten dead only reinforces Kessel’s idea that the book is written to make readers feel bad for the Speaker for the
She believes the growing political correctness in our country and government censorship solves nothing and actually causes more problems than it solves (660). She claims that such actions “selectively [erase] history” (660). Reynolds claims that political correctness and censorship are actually hurting efforts to overcome racism and other acceptance issues. She states not being able to freely discuss issues such as “race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation” is harming the efforts for understanding and acceptance because individuals are not discussing them at all and therefore it hinders them from gaining new perspectives (660). She finishes her argument by stating that the bill will smother our freedom and ability to have productive conversations about Native American history in our culture (660).
Humanistic Societies Ignore Biblical Morals “Community, Identity, Stability” (1): this is what a perfect society is in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. But having stability is no easy task, especially when humanistic and biblical morals collide; a stable society is possible but only with the sacrifice of one or the other. This stable society is still fragile though. Creating a stable society with humanistic morals requires the complete destruction of biblical morals and the idolization of earthly obsessions. This destruction redefines what beauty is from a biblical standpoint, to a humanistic point of view.
True happiness cannot be manufactured through artificial means. In the novel “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley, artificial happiness is used as a means of control over the world state through the use of “soma”. Citizens use this drug regularly as a form of artificial happiness to satisfy their superficial need for pleasure hence keeping them controlled, satisfied and ignorant. Considering this, they lack passions in both love and personal interest. Furthermore, they lack endeavors and are thus bound to their everyday lives.
In the novel Fahrenheit 451, firehouse captain Beatty remarks, “ Someone’s writing a book on tobacco and cancer of the lungs? The cigarette people are weeping ? Burn the book. Serenity, Montag. Peace, Montag.
Happiness is defined as ‘the state of being happy.’ Happiness has such a loose definition that it can be interpreted in many different ways. In fact, most people use the word to describe a range of positive emotions. Once the barrier of positive emotions is broken down, people believe that the things that contribute most to their happiness are money, love, and power. Money is seen as the root of all evil.