Beatty, still trying to convince Montag that what firemen do is good and that you don’t want to be a misfit and think otherwise. He explains to Montag that “If you don 't want a man unhappy politically, don 't give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none" (Bradbury 58). Him saying this makes you think it’s better to give people no decisions. Rather don’t let them worry about anything so they don’t feel like they should have
I continued, as was my in to smile in his face, and he did not perceive that my to smile now was at the thought of his immolation” (Poe). He is only acting in this way because he wants to kill him. Because of this exhibited affection,
Oscar Wilde is a satirical writer, and while he did not disapprove of marriage and other social customs, he does makes fun of its traditional sacredness—because its happiness eluded him also in his personal life. Some people would say that Oscar Wilde did not agree with marriage because that’s the obvious take-away from the book (and also because of the decisions he made in his own life). Good writers are able to poke fun of certain social mores, by relaying their opposite points of view. When Jack mentions he has come to propose, Algernon says, “I thought you had come up for pleasure?...
[he’s] known lots of people that have it done”(53). After all of these comments he made to convince her of his decision he tries to play it off like he wants her to do whatever she feels is right. The final key to manipulation: make it seem like it was her decision when in reality he manipulated her into making this choice all along. Manipulation is unfortunately a common theme in relationships and this short story does an incredible job by shining light on that issue in human relationships.
Greed and wrongly sought contentment will cause people to wander away from the faith. Saint Paul was not just warning people with the love of money but these harmful desires will eventually lead people to deny the faith. With this literal interpretation Father Gee explained the sermon morally.
In the Bible homosexuality is wrong and the baker doesn 't want to be associated with gay people because God “said” being gay is bad. If you look at it from this standpoint, the baker’s discrimination is justified because he is only doing his duty by obeying
To others, taking away Shylock’s religion and livelihood is not considered being merciful because they are punishing Shylock for trying to get what was rightfully his. This shows that the value of mercy is subjective, and differs from person to person. Furthermore, there is the important question of when and how much mercy should be shown. In this scene, Shylock is asked to give mercy when he has to reason to. However, the duke claims that he is merciful to Shylock, even though he is not obliged to.
Antigone sees this pride as damaged, and believes that he does not use logic in his reasoning. The logical way to handle the situation, from Antigone’s point of view, would be to bury Polyneices because doing so would please the gods. Antigone is not afraid of Creon because she recognizes that Creon’s order is coming from his disillusionment of the power he holds. This magnifies Antigone’s determination to resist Creon’s decree. On the other hand, Antigone knows that the gods are not prideful.
Playing god isn’t frowned upon because of religious or moral objections. Instead, it is a feared because of the unintended social consequences that might occur. Victor’s failure to even consider the possibilities, both bad and good, of what his scientific discovery might create clearly violates the code of ethics pertaining to social responsibility. In this case, reviving the dead didn’t promote social welfare or prevent harm. It did quite the opposite actually, as Victor’s creature ended up bringing fear into the hearts of many, and death to the special
Critic Mark Van Doren adds that Hawthorne did not believe there is no such thing as sin, but he did believe that to sin is a violation more against oneself than against God. Hester’s punishment is not the business of the townspeople because it is impossible for them to determine how she should make her soul right with
Collin’s. He describes how blinded he is by such strong compassion for the woman and is solely acting on emotion. In his proposal, he narrows his focus on the benefits of marriage as he states that his reputation would shield hers and that although she could draw him towards any exposure and disgrace, she could also lead him towards “any good and every good” because that is how much her presence impacts him on a more personal level. Unlike how Mr. Collins was encouraged by Lady Catherine de Bourgh’s desire for him to marry, Bradley Headstone seems to act only by his emotions and by his perception of how strong a love he holds for this woman that he is addressing. When he says “if you saw me at my work, able to do it well and respected in it, you might even come to take a sort of pride in me…” he presents himself as strong-willed, stable, and someone of good reputation.
They are aware that what they are doing is wrong but they don’t really seem to care because the risk is worth the reward and they could care less about these small towns and what happens to the people in them. For example GRACE admits to Jan when he goes directly to the NYC Corporation that his disposal of chemicals is incorrect but he is not going to take a hit on his company to admit it because the media will destroy
Worshipping anyone other than the Christian God or worshipping through anyone but the Pope would have been heresy at the time so the Old Charges of Freemasonry are relevant. The Charge says that “no Mason should reveal the secrets of a brother that may deprive him of his life and property.” Since being a stonemason did not involve heresy, there is little chance that this rule applied to
What if you were in a relationship that had been going great, nothing but happiness, your partner gets a little jealous of other people who have some interest in you and they have their own opinion on what they think you should be doing? That’s usually normal and it might be cute and reassuring that they care about you and they just want you to be theirs. But what happens when they want something from you that you don’t feel comfortable with and they have no other way to force you to do something as small as what they want you to wear or to make you go to a new step in your relationship that you don’t agree with and might not be ready for? They might go to the point where the only option to get what they want is to hurt you.