They both have a history and a past that influence some of the choices that they make but they essentially do it to protect themselves from getting hurt. Comparing them to one another allows us to see why they both have that evil trait and what causes it to come out. This provides insight as to why it is that they believe this is for the good of others or even for the good of themselves, when it’s all purely evil and malice. Emily Grierson and Adela Strangeworth are both rather complex characters who build a lot of walls and make decisions that others simply do not understand but in the end I think their hearts were in the right place, but they chose to go about it all wrong and instead they chose to embrace the
The hunger and desire for power can lead to relationships being damaged. However, bad relationships can lead to the loss of power. It is also seen that kind people make better rulers, whereas unkind rulers are easily overthrown. The Tempest does a good job of showing the effect power has on relationships, and the way it can either strengthen or ruin a bond. This is important because the way a ruler treats his subjects strongly affects how much influence he has over them.
When he is fed correctly the good does come. In relation to both of these men, Xun Zi ends up abounding his side and takin upside with the views and ways of Mencius. They each have the approach that affects their view of governing. I feel that Mencius is in the manner of governing oneself will ultimately allow others to follow in what is right. Though in contradicting or more so just differently Xun Zi believed that is was the ritual that the government will do things correctly, it practices that bring forth the good out of the evil in human
It is better to be punishing than kind. Machiavelli explains that cruelty can be well-thought-out if taken in one stab, the wicked deeds executed all at once, made essential for survival. Machiavelli argues, “We may add this note that when a prince takes a new state, he should calculate the sum of all the injuries he will have to do, and do them all at once, so as not to have to do new ones every day; simply by not repeating them, he will then be able to reassure people, and win them over to his side with benefits.” It is better to not make preserving them would be against one 's benefits. Leaders must avoid making themselves loathed and looked down on; the kindness of the people is a better protection than any stronghold. A leader’s job should be involved so that his reputation is boosted.
According to Rousseau, nature is man’s state before being influenced by outside forces. At the same time, he asserts: “If man is left… to his own notions and conduct, he would certainly turn out the most preposterous of human beings. The influence of prejudice, authority… would stifle nature in him and substitute nothing.” Humans in nature are good but when it comes to sharing goods with others, selfishness and egoism appear which creates the evil. While living in society, people observe what others have and they wish to own similar things, but if they don’t have the ability to possess those things, jealousy appears, and thus they seek bad ways like stealing, robbing, making crimes to achieve their wish. As we can see now, for example two developed countries fighting against each other for their own benefit, this is called selfishness.
Moreover, harassment and racism are very similar to each other, both of them leave their victims with very negative affections, also both of them are contributing to social unrest. However, the only difference between them is that their causes might vary in some situations. Society must get rid of these evil habits in order to get advanced into a better
He showed the aspects of “he is dependent upon endless affirmation from others in the form of approval, flattery…the more desperately he clings to the belief that he is his idealized image, the more violent the hatred” (Our Inner Conflicts p. 110~p. 111). Also he showed his tendency of “He must in his own mind feel superior in some way – regardless of any particular drive to excel” (Our Inner Conflicts p. 101). Some of the actual strengths and accomplishments that Sooyang had was not able to achieved. By eliminating his surrounding people that opposes to him, he was written as a cruel king of Chosun dynasty.
Hobbes explains, “The final cause, end, or design of men (who naturally love liberty and dominion over others) in the introduction of that restraint upon themselves in which we see them live in commonwealths is the foresight of their on preservation...getting themselves out from that miserable condition of war, which is necessarily consequent...to the natural passions of men” (106). The commonwealth arises out of passion and reason. Once man identifies self-preservation as important through passion, reason guides him to the action of “restraint” to achieve it. Even though man is able to agree to restrain themselves for the sake of self-preservation, such a trade is motivated selfishly through fear. Hobbes says, “And the same are the bonds by which men are bound and obliged, bonds that have their strength not from their own nature...but from fear of some evil consequences upon the rupture” (81).
The characters of The Life You Save May Be Your Own show extreme cases of selfishness and attempts to take advantage of people. In the same way, the attempt of Mr. Shiftlet to save a boy from committing his own mistakes is another form of interpreting the title. The instinct of survival that causes people to be willing to overlook any moral standard for their own benefit can be seen as other theme of The Life You Save May Be Your Own. Overall, title of Flannery O’Connor can have many interpretations, but one can not overlook the constant selfishness that resides throughout the story. Critiquing the title, quickly reveals the different intentions within a
Suffering to Nietzsche is necessary for cultivating excellence, but not to be understood as a value in itself . In this sense, a universal morality is detrimental precisely because it stifles the potential of those who can cultivate excellence by their internalising the norms of such a morality. The „revaluation of values” is aimed at the practical impact and origin of the virtues and moralities which they found. Those who adopt such „moralities”, that devalue suffering and value happiness, nurture a ressentiment not only for their lives, but for those who rise above it, who have the power to will so. For example, envy is deemed to be bad, and consequently, a form of eliminating the fact that one has more than the other is manifested through a norm which demands that all are equal (e.g in the eyes of
These people who usually exhibit special behavior, such as being antisocial, violent, and radical, they can be categorized as psychotic individuals, like Emily and Montresor, these individuals might transmit, simply copy the behaviors from family, or they are a genius meanwhile they think other people 's life is not important. The most similarity characteristic between Emily and Montresor that both their self-esteem are completely extraordinary high. They only care about themselves with their own needs and feelings. Emily cannot accept that she was abandoned by Homer; Montresor cannot bear that he insulted by Fortunato. So, they use the most unacceptable way of revenge.
“... humans should not try to attain knowledge, but rather that they should be conscious of the limitations of a purely intellectual approach to life.” (Telgen). Furthermore, this criticism reflects the boundaries of knowledge and intelligence Keyes explores, making a point against the abuse of science. Speaking out against the abuse of science in Flowers for Algernon is Fanny Girden, one of Charlie’s coworkers. “... she whispered: ‘It was evil when Adam and Eve ate from the tree of knowledge. It was evil when they saw they was naked, and learned about lust and shame… If not for that none of us would have to grow old and be sick and die.’” (Keyes 107).
There are two ways of interpreting his job; it can be perceived as evil, being in control of distorting and manipulating history. In contradiction to this point, he is simply doing what is required of him, his environment being what is compelling him to carry out this action. Another example of the moral ambiguity he lives in was whether or not he should of kept the article or was right to have disposed of it. Winston initially was tempted to keep the document, having it be the morally correct thing to do so, yet would be imposing punishment upon himself. Therefore, for this reason he decided that the states definition of morality was more important than his
Machiavelli uses King Agathocles as an example of how it is possible to rise to power maliciously; by crime, murder, and betrayal. Later in the text, Machiavelli talks about the importance of being loved and feared. He is quoted saying, “Upon this a question arises: whether it be better to be loved than feared or feared than loved? It may be answered that one should wish to be both, but, because it is difficult to unite them in one person, it is much safer to be feared than loved, when, of the two, either must be dispensed with… for love is preserved by the link of obligation which, owing to the baseness of men, is broken at every opportunity for their advantage; but fear preserves you by a dread of punishment which never fails.” Although it may seem immoral to achieve power through evil, one must decide between being loved or being feared. In the case of King Agathocles, he was clearly feared by many based on his journey to power.