While Oedipus slanders the gods at every chance given, Creon is more respectful, he listens to what the gods say and follow their instructions, so the chance of yet another plague due to the anger of the gods is unlikely. The destruction that hailed onto Thebes was due to Oedipus’ murder of Laius, but one has to think that perhaps the reason the gods even brought up now was because of his constant smearing of the gods skills and knowledge. Perhaps, if he was more respectful, the price of his murder may have been let off and forgotten, seeing as he is a hero. Yet he brought this anger down on himself, on all of Thebes, and Creon was the one who knew how to fix it not Oedipus. Creon was the one who called for Tiresias, who knew that the gods needed something in return for the cease of the
Thesis: Sophocles, in Antigone says, if we cannot control our fate we should live with the wisdom to focus on bettering ourselves as individuals, in order to obtain happiness no matter the unpredictable circumstances; by willing to yield to the helpful opinions of others, and putting our pride aside. Once someone begins to carry themselves with pride, it begins to lay a ground of irrationalism and arrogance in the way one thinks and processes, causing people to get hurt. Creon in the beginning of the play carries himself in a high and mighty manner in order to show his kingdom that he’s a fit ruler. This leads him to become blinded to the reason of others and causes him to make irrational decisions. Creon continues to ruin himself and those
Montag must abandon all previous views and principles he had about society to enable a change. Through the character of Montag, Bradbury suggests that individuals are courageous when they sacrifice themselves for the improvement of society, even when there is a risk of achieving nothing. Initially, Montag seems as static and obedient as all the others in this totalitarian society; however, through talking with Clarisse, Montag’s views change, causing him to question the rules around him. He realizes how dull and pointless his life is. Stealing the book from the fire is his first courageous act because it shows how much Clarisse has influenced him.
Ender care’s about his enemy he tries to understand them and why they do what they do why they attacked them.Ender love’s his enemy as who they are and why they do what they do . Ender destroyed the bugger world “I didn't want to kill them all”(Card pg 297) “I didn't want to kill anybody”(Card pg 297) Ender didn't want to kill the buggers or there homeworld he wanted to understand he wanted to help them move to another planet so that they could live there and not attack earth but he was tricked into killing all the buggers . Ender never wanted to kill the buggers he wanted to understand them and help them
According to John Locke, an effective government must respect its people’s natural rights, which he argues is necessary because he believes that people have the ability to reason and are inherently good to govern themselves. Because the boys fail to implement this key governing component, they face the consequence of complete chaos and anarchy, which leads to multiple deaths. In John Locke’s Two Treatises of Government, he mentions the idea that “Governments exist by the consent of the people in order to protect the rights of the people and promote the public good, governments that fail to do so can be resisted and replaced with new governments.” [Locke]. Since he says that “governments exist by the consent of the people”, he is saying that
Government officials agreed with the Espionage and Seditions Acts. The Acts were passed so that people could not say any statements that could interfere with the success of winning the war. People in the United States wanted to win the war, so they were willing to give up some of their rights. In 1918, Charles T. Schenck was convicted because he violated the Espionage Act. The Supreme Court said that “When a nation is at war many things which might be said in time of peace are such a hindrance to its efforts that their utterance will not be endured as long as men fight.” They upheld his conviction and sent him to prison.
However, this is not a bad thing, as this makes the character more relatable to the reader, which further encourages being like Brutus. One example of his idealistic views hurting him comes when he tells Cassius and the other conspirators, “Alas, good Cassius, do not think of him. If he love Caesar, all that he can do is to himself” (2.1.199-201). By stating this, Brutus tells Cassius that is not necessary to kill Mark Antony. This proves to be a poor decision by him, for Mark Antony later united the Romans against him and the other conspirators, though Brutus does this from this idealistic judgement.
George killing Lennie is justified. Lennie was either gonna get killed by the other men or George. The other men were only doing it because they hated Lennie, George would have done it for the sake of Lennie’s safety and mental state. George would have felt guilty if he did not handle it himself. One reason George was justified in killing Lennie was that George had realized Lennie would never get better and their dream would never come true.
Point of view can really have an effect on your beliefs, thoughts, and how you view the world. Just like this quote, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” (Lee, Pg.39) explains the effect of perspective outstandingly. “...It is a sin to kill a mockingbird.”(Lee, Pg.119) this one really proves something. That you it is wrong to just go and kill or discriminate against people for no reason, when they have not done anything to anyone. This last key point is about honesty and this quote is a good example, “Best way to clear the air is to have it all out in the open.”(Lee, Pg.366) To be honest with everyone is a good thing, it shows people that you're trustworthy and they do not have to worry about you hiding things about them.
Ultimately, Brutus just wishes to keep Rome safe, as a result of this he must eliminate a threat- Caesar and his rule. With all things considered, Brutus’s loyalty to Rome made him betray and kill Caesar, for he feared the damage Caesar’s rule would cause to the country where Brutus’ loyalty lies. While many see Caesar’s assassination as a betrayal, it should be seen as an act of patriotism. Brutus practiced all his actions with good intentions and a goal of protecting Rome. After reading into both sides and even though some readers can’t see past the assassination, Brutus truly saw his actions as pure