Discoveries within an individual’s life involve a notion of duality, presenting challenging obstacles, however acting as a catalyst to the maturing of one’s perspective. Both, Ang Lee’s film The Life of Pi and poet, Robert Frost’s Road Not Taken, explore this concept as Lee portrays the astray protagonist, Pi Patel, as he experiences a development in his personal identity as well as a spiritual internal conflict, whereas, Frost conveys the indecisiveness of human nature and creates a notion of choices having consequences. In nuanced way, the two texts underpin that undergoing the challenges are necessary to enlighten an individual’s mindset.
Everyone is growing and changing, but they are staying the same, forever! These examples show that when you live for eternity, you will be stuck and longing to change. Miles is an example of a loss of friends and family. He once had a wife and two children. However they left since they realized they grew old
Billy Pilgrim was an ex-soldier who had experienced very harsh events which caused him to get stuck in time and revisit them. Revisiting time can cause one to ignore and find the mishaps and the happiness of life meaningless. Tralfamadorians’s ideas of this phrase was that even though one can die, events in that person’s life can be visited many times only through the invention of time travel. Being unstuck in time, Billy can visit the many events in his life including his death. Due to being unstuck in time makes Billy careless about the importance of life, death, and time.
b. How does the question relate to existential themes such as the significance and individuation of pain and suffering, the notion of authenticity and the absurd search for meaning in a finite world? • From an existential point of view, the Eternal Recurrence is a that everything inside the universe is reccuring. It measures the authenticity of our lives and makes us aware of it. Authenticity makes us ask the question “what really matters”, which relates in a way to the main question of the Eternal Recurrence, which
yet how can the end of life be evil if no one is dissatisfied. Second, once someone is dead there is nothing left, so who is there to suffer? Third, if the time before we were born wasn’t horrible how can the period after death be? His replies to these objections are as follows. The experiences of a person whether they are bad or good can depend on their history, not just the current state there in.
This phenomena has Socratic irony in the sense that that what is best for current humanity is not achievable since we are mortal and currently living. Our mortality is our greatest limit. This poises the question that, since there is no way of achieving this divine wisdom and being alive, then are we trapped by this limitation? Furthermore are we trapped by
Today we try to keep everyone alive for as long as we can. We give them medicine or even get special help for the elders of today. Even though we all know that everyone is going to die it seems as though we try to forget that. I even think that even if it may be someone 's time to go we just won 't let them go. Sometime we can get caught up in
Steve Jobs’ assertion, “ Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart,” is valid because by remembering that in the end, we will all die. We should not contain our way of thinking and how we want to live life. By remembering that life is short, our minds will begin to think differently and perceive life differently.
In like manner, Joseph Campbell stated in “The Hero’s Journey” that “Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be” (Campbell). Campbell elucidates the key to understanding meaning in life: the meaning we bring to life is shaped by our
In chapter 5, “The Problem of Personal Identity” from Problems of Philosophy, authors James and Stuart Rachels discuss the everlasting wonders of what makes you, you. Rachels speaks about the question, of who we are and how we define our identity. The chapter discusses theories that philosophers have come up with to help us get a better understanding of what defines us and gives us an identity. The authors described the theories like The Bundle-Theory, The Same-Body Theory, and The Memory Theory and examined the argument and counter argument.
How do you think about death? As Steven Duin says, "life can change in a moment, a moment that never leans in close or calls for our attention" in his novel review, death is concealing around people all the time so that they do not even know when and how it will come. The graphic novel Daytripper tells us a story about death, which is an unpredicted event in human 's lives. Since people live on the earth, they would experience a lot of incidents, which could change their lives, such as success, failure, love, and death. People might think value of life is the list achievement or some beautiful moment and important events.
Only a very sick bastard would come up with this idea. I would always choose to die slowly and painfully rather than living like this. I would’ve been dead a long time ago, if I didn’t have a plan. Rule Number 4: Don’t talk to Bob Who the fuck is Bob? – you would ask.
The story leaves the reader pessimistic of the future. This is so because, at the end of the story they killed Harrison and made everyone put back on their handicaps. Therefore, everything will go back to normal and technology will probably improve which means that as time passes, the handicaps will probably get
Towards the end of the book, Camus starts to describe his feelings right before his is going to be killed. He first says how he doesn’t care and is going to die anyways at some point. As he nears the guillotine he describes it as something that is automatic and always the same so basically it doesn’t matter, he wishes that it would not work one time and let someone live. Saying this he is trying to describe our lives, our life isn’t always the same forever, it is short and we can change it so that’s what matters. Our life is the opposite of guillotine we can change it instead of it being the same our whole life so therefore it does