One of them and perhaps the most important one through the novel is his theory of the “ordinary” and “extraordinary men”. He explains his theory to Porfiry and Razumihin as such: “The second category all transgress the law; they are destroyers or disposed to destruction according to their capacities. The crimes of these men are of course relative and varied; for the most part they seek in very varied ways the destruction of the present for the sake of the better.” (pg. 207). For Raskolnikov, extraordinary men are the ones allowed to break the law because they are capable of living with the consequences of their crimes.
This can be seen through the officer’s reasoning when he makes his decisions and the traveler’s disapproval of the apparatus. Throughout the story, the officer appears as a man with values and principles, yet acts with total ignorance of either compassion or sympathy because of the power he holds with the apparatus. The officer does not feel responsible for his immorality and in fact, does not see himself as being immoral. He also does not see the point in telling a prisoner the reason why he is being executed. He proudly informs the traveler: “the principle on which I base my decisions is: guilt is always beyond doubt” (Kafka 199).
It was fatal at least in two ways _first; he arrived at the knowledge of a few random and isolated facts about his future and this gain of him is without pain, without labour and struggle which means that he doesn’t deserve this knowledge according to the standards of the rational world where he lives. This undeserved knowledge makes a coward of Macbeth as this knowledge replaces what is heroic in life, that is, to fight against and live with the uncertainties of life. Secondly, from this moment onward, therefore, Macbeth is discomfited with any sort of uncertainties_ physical, mental, psychic or whatsoever. From this moment of surrendering to the standards of the irrational world of the witches, Macbeth would continue to be haunted by a fear for uncertainty from which he would recover and regain his warrior-honour only in the
Rorschach, one of the heroic characters who is determined to fight for the goodness, dies by giving up his moral standings. The villain Adrian Veit kills and frames innocent people, however, he has the intention to create goodness in the world. The moral contradictions in Watchmen fails to make clear what values the dystopia is criticizing. In conclusion, the masked heroes emerged to work for America driven by patriotism in order to protect citizens from themselves. The masked heroes are normal humans too and most of them have pessimistic view of humanity that human nature would always bring problems to the world and the peace is impossible.
The motifs of religion, judgement, and death inspire Meursault’s heroism through his sincerity and rejection of these absurd social norms. Camus’ use of religion as a motif emphasises the absurdity of seeking solace in it, triggering Meursault’s heroism through his disbelief in God. Meursault refuses to fall under the absurd influence of religion. The magistrate “took out a silver crucifix which he brandished” in front of Meursault in hopes of evoking a religious birth in him. But Meursault understands that he “[is] the criminal” and no amount of repenting to God will free him from his death sentence (68).
He is striven for the wrongdoing of murder, however isn't judged exclusively on his activities amid the previously mentioned wrongdoing. He is judged on his particular acts that society sees as foolish as per its social measures. Meursault's diverse point of view separates him from the people around him, and thus, he is seen as a danger to society's ethical standard. Indifference is perceived as abnormal since no one is used to being “different”; therefore, society sees Meursault as strange when he does conform to these normalities. He is unwilling to give up his logic and, along these lines, is indicted because of his powerlessness to accommodate as society plans.
However, that doesn’t mean that there should be oppression towards making decisions, for that would be the neglect of free will. “A Clockwork Orange” depicts a raw image of what could happen to the internal mental state of a person if he or she loses the right to have free will, only able to do what is “good” for the society. Of course, murder and rape are serious crimes and need punishment. However, the Reclamation Treatment that was operated on Alex didn’t change him from the insides, but was forced not to act from his desires. As Alex lost his way of expressing his id, he has become nothing but a “clockwork orange”, a man without free will, a man that is
How can someone be a killer yet a compassionate person? Well, he is not by nature a bloodthirsty murderer; he actually has a soft heart and is tormented by the sight of human suffering, which he is unable and unwilling to get used to. "Man grows used to everything, the scoundrel!" he mutters, but then directly embraces the opposing position: "And what if I 'm wrong … what if man is not really a scoundrel … then all the rest is prejudice, simply artificial terrors and there are no barriers and it 's all as it should be." Stating that man cannot be a "scoundrel" because that is a moral category, and morality is simply "artificial terrors" imposed by religion and sheer
This forces Carl to become very impatient and look for a decent house to live in, with a very low budget that increases throughout the story. After an argument he has with his wife about finishing his research, he says, “That is enough of that...(pg. 61).” Then the narrator states, “He felt hopeless, blamed himself for
Mama doesn’t know what she wants to do with the money, but she does know one thing for sure, that the family needs to move out of the cramped unit because the family is starting to fall apart. They are constantly fighting and Walter is always drinking so that when he gets home he won’t be angry and he drinks to forget the pain of what is going on back at home. Mama sees that Walter and Ruth’s marriage is falling apart, that Travis needs his own space and that he needs his own bed instead of sleeping on the couch, that Beneatha is tired of being in a space that is suffocating. Mama and her husband said that when they got married that they wanted to move out of the unit and get a house of their own but then when they had kids they didn’t have to money to move out a get a house. She saw that it was tearing him apart.