In the book “ Johnny Tremain” written by Esther Forbes, the theme pride really stands out in the beginning of the book. In this book, it repeatedly shows pride as a bad thing. Pride is one of the few things in the world that isn’t just good or evil. Pride is only evil if you let it become more important than everything else. This is a quote by C.Lewis “ pride is a spiritual cancer: it eats up the very possibility of love, contentment, or even common sense,’”
Pride is an aspect of life that has the ability to either improve or impede on one’s life. It is a reality that many despise. trans……… In the captivating novel, Johnny Tremain, a young boy struggles with the idea of pride. Gifted in every way imaginable, especially silver smithing, the young boy, Johnny, let’s it go to his head. This results in conceited actions, haughty remarks, and an overall arrogance which illuminates from the young boy’s body.
According to Dictionary.com, pride is “a high or inordinate opinion of one's own dignity, importance, merit, or superiority, whether as cherished in the mind or as displayed in bearing, conduct, etc”. In the Christian religion pride is one of the deadly sins that are punishable in the after life. The characters that Flannery O’Connor uses to attack the sin of pride are Joy Helga in “Good Country People” and the grandmother in “A Good Man is Hard To Find”. In “A Good Man is Hard To Find” the grandmother is very prideful and this actually leads to the death of her family. When the family’s car breaks down the grandmother identifies the Misfit.
When discussing and analyzing Immanuel Kant’s philosophical perspective on moral law and the duties of us as people, it is interesting to see the connections his views have with many real live situations. Although the film Gone Baby Gone is fictional, the up taking plot is based upon real life situations we face in personhood. The film revolves around the disappearance of a four year old child named Amanda McCready, who disappeared from her home under the care of her mother, Helene McCready. Patrick Kenzie is one of the detectives who is hired by Amanda’s aunt to investigate the case, he plays a highly significant role in the case because he discovers the true horrors of Amanda’s mother. Immediately Patrick trusts his instincts and is suspicious of Helene and begins to notice how neglectful she is as a mother.
Glaucon’s point of view on the true justification of morality coincides with the beliefs of a vast majority of humanity, and while I do believe that there is a rather large portion of humanity that maintains a desire to be moral solely for the sake of the enticing consequences, I also believe there is a group of people who also desire and act in a manner of pursuing a strong moral filled life simply because they want to be an innately good person.
The American University in Cairo Philosophical Thinking Law vs Morality Ahmed El - Omla Dr. Jason Blum November 16th, 2015 According to Socrates, it would never be justified to break the law, Socrates believed in the idea that if you live in a place you should abide by its laws. Socrates would say that those who created the laws have a better understanding of what is right and wrong.
One reason survivors should not feel guilty is because survivor's guilt is illogical the survivors did not cause this tragedy. In the text “The Moral Logic” by Nancy Sherman, is about traumatic events that happened to individuals who believe it's their faults for what happened. In the text it says, “But as Bone Berger's remarks make clear, we often take responsibility in a way that goes beyond what we can reasonably be held for. ”(page 154) People can take responsibilities for something that wasn’t their fault and they will soon believe it was.
Morality coincides with choosing right from wrong. However, right and wrong is not so clear cut when your life is on the line. Similarly, in the post-apocalyptic setting of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, a man and his young son must decide to put forth morals or choose the route that benefits themselves the most. The latter is prevalent throughout the novel, as the man guides his son to survive and make decisions based on his best interests. The characters in the story The Road to put survival over morals, which is attributed to our basic instincts trumping morals in instances where our wellbeing is in danger.
Morality and Religion: A Psychological Perspective The relationship between morality and religion is a common topic of debate, across cultures. Many argue that without religion one’s moral compass will be askew, while others view morality as being based in autonomy and real life experiences. In this article, Anca Mustea, Oana Negru, and Adrian Opre explored approaches to morality, types of morality, and religion’s role morality.
Despite being primarily known as an economist, Adam Smith assumed the role of a moral philosopher in writing The Theory of Moral Sentiments. In the work, he develops a unique moral theory that intertwines a reality based on human observation with an ideal that arises from Smith’s thoughts on the way people should be. In order to establish a foundation, Smith begins by describing the feeling of sympathy as being one that is shared by all humans. His discourse on sympathy, formed predominantly on observations, shifts to the theoretical topic of judging the propriety or impropriety of others and ourselves. These judgments are what ultimately form the basis of what is just and what is unjust, often being abstracted into general rules about justice.