At the outset, I did not somehow agree with his judgement but as I go along, I really managed to read what he really stands for. From my own discernment, I conceived that what Malcolm tries to deliver is that when people attack us in any manner, we should somehow attack them back in a way to protect ourselves so that others will not simply oppress and use up an action to
The works of Dittmann and Golding imply that people will be more violent in a survival situations that are difficult to exit because they provide the person with an ideology to justify their actions so that they will not be held accountable. In the article “What makes good people do bad things?” the author states that situations can foster evil by “Providing people with an ideology to justify beliefs for actions”(Dittmann) and by making “exiting the situation difficult”(Dittmann). Golding examines these points in his novel through his character Jack, one of the older boys who fills a
Speaking of Courage and Cowardice… In the novel The Things They Carried Tim O’Brien brings up the subjects of courage and cowardice in a number of situations. O’Brien elaborates on both, the concept of cowardice, and the concept of courage, generally, and even brings examples of cowardly actions, and courageous ones. Although, something that is notable in his description of courage and cowardice is that he does not draw a clear line between the two. In fact, he makes it seem like in some cases courageous act is the same as cowardly act in other cases. Author contradicts himself, since he implies that the same action can be both courageous, and cowardly.
This vengeance scheme is essential to “The Purloined Letter” as it undermines Dupin’s seemingly moral integrity and devotion to justice, and his revenge plan demonstrates that he has an underlying selfish motive to his work as a detective. Although Poe’s use of evens and odds appears to echo game theory and the intricacies of investigative thinking,
While some people argue that art censorship is for the good of humanity, others contend that is is injustice and it takes away freedom of expression. Before researching the topic, I swayed heavily on one side; however, after going into depth in the topic and becoming educated in the topic, I lay on the fence. I realized the censorship of art will last just as long as it has been around, but there does need to be better ways to take down someone else’s creation. Art censorship is commonly given with the excuse of necessity. Some argue that pieces of artwork are able to support and enhance stereotypes.
When one is left in a secluded environment, natural selection and perseverance force people to make rash decisions, and this can lead to mental instability as clearly demonstrated in the man’s actions and resulting behaviours. But one may question, why did London use such discreet means to convey what seems to be such an important trait of the character? London has used discreet and pattern based writer’s craft that requires close attention from the reader. A simple glimpse past the text would not reveal the world of psychological delusion and mental misconduct that can only be shown via subtle yet grandiose means. By using such methods to describe the mental state of the man, London is effectively enforcing similar means of insane behaviour on the reader, leading to moral questioning akin to the man’s thoughts in the
While Montresor pretends to be a good friend to Fortunato, it is strange that Fortunato does not realize the problems between them. In order to be believable for readers, the insults must be very painful for Montresor, so it urges him to commit such a crime. “The Cask of Amontillado” is missing an important element of Montresor’s motivation to punish Fortunato by burying him alive. Montresor neglects to explain how Fortunato insults him as the story lays the foundation at the opening paragraph, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge.” (Poe 866); however, no evidence to be found in the story to support Montresor’s claim. No one would not know what Fortunato did to Montresor and should the insults lead to
He to strike. My scars were the emblem and symbol of our love” (1). Here it seems that the author used verbal irony which allows the reader to understand how traumatized the character is. Verbal irony deals with something that is said, however it is meant to be completely different. Doug knows that the permanent marks he has does not have to do with love,
As related earlier, catharsis aims to elicit pity and fear in order to purge such emotions from the audience. As such, the tragic hero’s punishment must not be considered entirely deserved otherwise it would be seen as justice and the cathartic effect would not take place. Instead, the punishment must be somewhat excessive so that pities the tragic hero for his misfortune as well as fears for their own lives after seeing the world is not always fair. However, in order to confirm that Oedipus’ punishment exceeds his crime, both must be identified. Oedipus’ crime is quite simply his attempt to escape his own fate.
These harms are: (a) harms to certain individuals which consist in their coming to have false beliefs as a result of those acts of expression; (b) harmful consequences of acts performed as a result of those acts of expression, where the connection between the acts of expression and the subsequent harmful act consists merely in the fact that the act of expression led the agents to believe (or increased their tendency to believe) these acts to be worth performing” (Scanlon. 213). We can see the influence of Mill’s Harm Principle which states that the only justification for intervening or restricting the actions of an individual is to prevent harm to others (Mill. 94). Another important concept is Scanlon’s description of the interests of the various stakeholders in the right to expression; these incudes participant interests which is to speak to and bring something to the attention of a wide audience, audience interests include
Positive-: to change a testimony by removing parts that might offend people “ Dewey admits it, but he adds that except for an apparently somewhat expurgated version of his own conduct, Hickock’s story supports Smith’s.” (243) Expurgated - (verb) to purge or cleanse of moral offensiveness; to amend by removing words, passages,etc.,deemed offensive or objectionable. Effect = This passage implies that Dewey expurgated the real version of what really happened with Nancy Clutter because he thought that saying the true would offend others.But knowing that that Dewey did not said the identical version of what Perry and Dick did to Nancy to the others investigators for the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI),expurgated seems the best to word to
Macbeth is obligated to conceal his thoughts and feelings of guilt to prevent further suspicion among other characters. Oxymoron of ‘bloody and invisible hand’ also demonstrates a contrast between appearance versus reality by comparing guilt and innocence. Strong imagery of blood on Macbeth’s hand symbolises guilt by showing level of cruelty. ‘Invisible hand’ is a representation of hiding the thoughts and feelings
Research from Conley indicated that Gorgias rhetoric was evil and unethical. The research done by Vailvaitcharka suggested that previous researchers are wrong to combine evil with the way in which Gorgias uses his rhetoric in the encomium. I think that both researchers have valid points. For the purpose of evaluating whether or not I agree with using rhetoric in this what, I would respond yes in regard to circumstance. Whenever an individual is educated on the subject matter at hand speech is a useful tool to guide people in making the right decisions.