Were honourable soldiers (lions) led by incompetent leaders (donkeys)? One of the most greatly asked questions after the great war is whether or not were the commanding officers incompetent in leading honourable men to battle. A commonly held belief is that the officers were notoriously inept and well hated by their subordinates. However, the opposite can also be correct. The main objective of this essay is to prove the point that the officers were not inept and did their best considering their extraordinary circumstances they were placed in.
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
Satire is used by many famous writers to create humor and to criticize people’s unwise, and senseless actions. As George Orwell once said, "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." (Orwell, 1945). People will always be greedy and think they are smarter than others but this is untrue. The one who thinks he is smarter or better than the other will always end up losing in life.
Richard Connell does an exceptional job with incorporating the theme into his writing, and by this citation, he reveals to us the moral of The Most Dangerous Game; you must have empathy for all living creatures. Since High Noon also has several themes, but they are vastly different, it is quite difficult to compare the two. Because the movie takes place in a lawless town, most of the messages include the topic of society, such as who has the right to kill in law and order and the responsibility to your community versus your own self-interest. "I say we 're not peace officers here! This ain 't our job..."(Foreman 114).
“An irrational society is a society of moral cowards – of men paralyzed by the loss of moral standards, principles, and goals” (86) says Rand, and I feel that too far have the men in the society sunk away from moral standards, like putting their knowledge to use and expanding it, simply because they do not believe in judging others for fear of what others may see in them, especially Equality since he always abides by the strict standards with fear of the civilization itself. Equality would certainly agree with Rand’s advice, “One must never fail to pronounce moral judgement”, as Equality did by leaving the controlled society that brainwashed
Odysseus is temparmental and it impairs his ability to be a successful leader. For example, Odysueuss states “I began to taunt the Cyclops-men around trying to check me, calm me, …‘so headstrong,…why rile the beast again’”(Homer 9.92-94). No good leader would endanger his men because he couldn’t control his temper. A leader should always have a level-head and be sensible
But not everyone agrees with the dogs regrettable image, these people strongly believe that no dog is naturally violent and aggressive. They are wholeheartedly convinced that any neglected animal can be rehabilitated and rehomed. The second a person offhandedly comments about their pit bull everyone images a large vicious dog. The stigma surrounding the breed, deflects many from even wanting to be in the presence of one. The humerus thing is a pit bull is not technically a breed of dog, According to Charlotte Alter of Time magazine “A Pit bulls is thought to be an actual breed, but is considered multiple different breeds.’’ "The Problem With Pit Bulls."
Even in safety, Harold was presented with a new intense situation that happens when suddenly the tables turn and the prey takes the upper hand. With this superiority many will take the chance to gloat or celebrate, however only a certain few fully comprehend the complexity of the situation. Now that the prey holds the power should they be at liberty to use it? Harold was not a killer by nature and dealt with “real regret for the way things were” (pg 29, Valgardson) but when his moral understanding was put to the test he gave into his conditioned response to protect the ones that he love rather than risk the safety of others. The author uses the flashback of the wife to demonstrate the ultimate reasoning for Harold’s decision - this idea that most people search for something from their past experiences to justify their actions in the present.
Also in voting the majority always wins and minority always suffers. The civil disobedience allows the minority to stand up for what they believe in and continue to have a conscience. Thoreau’s position is similar to Zinn’s in agreeing that there is a need of civil disobedience but he adds on that the majorities vote is not always right and is not a good guideline between right and wrong. “Must the Citizen ever for a moment, or in the least degree, resign his conscience to the legislator? Why has everyman a conscience, then?” He is implying that men have a conscience for a reason.
According to Machiavelli’s standards, Adolf had part of a good leader right. Adolf was extremely fierce like a lion, which is how Machiavelli wanted a prince to be, but Adolf was just too fierce by going to the point where he was killing people for no good reason. When Machiavelli says he wants a prince to be fierce he isn 't talking about killing people, he is more so talking about having the courage to make a risky law change or do something people may not like, but will help them in the long run. He was not smart in any way like a fox is. Throwing people into
Now Ponyboy has to deal with more than his over-responsible brother, Darry. After reading this book, one idea stood out to me the most. I believe that the best theme for The Outsiders is that communication is better than violence because it solves nothing, there 's no reason to do it, and it always has negative consequences. First of all, violence rarely solves any conflicts. On page 117 in the book, Randy the Soc states, "I 'd fight if I thought it 'd do any good."
I 'm a pacifist, if you want to know the truth" (46). Without doubt, this exemplifies Holden’s ability to make observations. Holden doesn’t wash his face because the gore made him look tough and he likes it but he also proclaims that he’s a “pacifist”. Holden does one but says the opposite, this demonstrates Holden’s poor observation skills. Furthermore, in the novel, Holden says “I 'm the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life.
People say pit-bulls are dangerous and that they are monsters; however, humans are the real danger and the real monsters. Pit-bulls should not be blamed for their owners mistakes; therefore, people should not blame an entire dog breed for the few who have been trained to be aggressive and mean. The owners should be at fault, not the breed of the dog; the breed’s owners have raised them to be aggressive and mean. Although, in certain people’s opinions, they are mean to others, but they are actually great dogs to have as pets. Humans have always been the real monster in these situations, yet most people do not see it that way.
Karma is the concept that if you do something bad, you have bad coming for you. It is a fact that indeed, truly finding yourself is all about what you do to make the world a better place, and by helping people. You can 't make an impact on this world unless you impact other people. Nothing good comes from only helping yourself, you will not get anything accomplished in life. President Nixon was one of the best presidents out there.
Beowulf was stunningly brave, courageous and put his abilities in the service of others. However, he was too conceited and obsessed about his reputation. Macbeth was a brave warrior, but his Achilles heel, his ambition, turned him into a tyrant. Macduff loved his country and did his best to save it from a tyrant, but at the same time didn’t exercise good judgment in safeguarding his family. Rather than judging people and their actions purely in black and white terms, we should recognize that human beings are complex creatures and have lots of shades of gray.