Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. The majority of people when reading this quote would say, "Well, duh that's obvious" nevertheless how many people would actually stand up and fight. I for one would find it hard to rebel when my life is on the line. Even though this quote is simple and uncomplicated to explain it has some deep and inspirational meaning.
The phrase, “The average man does not want to be free. He simply wants to be safe”, by H.L. Mencken, an American essayist and social critic, is an accurate and agreeable statement. What Mencken is trying to say here is that people in this society don’t really look for freedom to do whatever they want, instead they look for the feeling of safety because without safety you can’t live life to the fullest. What is freedom if you don’t feel safe?
Silence encourages the tormentor never the tormented”. These statements mean being neutral never helps the victim. In this case it helps Hitler and his men because they are getting what they want, and if they have to do neutral things to get what he wants he will do it. The other part of the quote means that being silent just encourages the tormentor (Hitler) to make more pain on you just to see the pain in the eyes
Epictetus’s handbook describes in detail what it means to be a Stoic, we find that it means to be detached from the things that one cannot change, and although it may seem contradictory, this very detachment is what allows or them to be such great members or society. I believe that a good member of society is one that can keep the peace and also can be able to get important things done and decisions made. The detachment the Stoic has allows for him to keep the peace by realizing that he cannot change other people instead the Stoic must, “…act conformably to them. Thus, at an entertainment, don 't talk how persons ought to eat, but eat as you ought” (#46). The Stoic knows and realizes that they cannot change others they can only be in control
Well, he is not by nature a bloodthirsty murderer; he actually has a soft heart and is tormented by the sight of human suffering, which he is unable and unwilling to get used to. "Man grows used to everything, the scoundrel!" he mutters, but then directly embraces the opposing position: "And what if I 'm wrong … what if man is not really a scoundrel … then all the rest is prejudice, simply artificial terrors and there are no barriers and it 's all as it should be." Stating that man cannot be a "scoundrel" because that is a moral category, and morality is simply "artificial terrors" imposed by religion and sheer "prejudice." There is only nature, and nature has causes, not moral purposes.
Stevenson portrays Jekyll as impotent against his temptations, due to his attempt to purify his soul. On the other hand, he portrays Utterson as one who does not succumb to his desires. Stevenson seldom ever speaks of Utterson’s temptations and instead, focuses more on Jekyll’s pleasure of the “thought of [the] separation of these elements” (61), in order to avoid jeopardizing his reputation. Towards the end of the novella, Stevenson reveals Jekyll’s belief and sole purpose to split humankind’s two natures. Meanwhile, despite the minimal mentions of how Utterson tackles his temptations, Stevenson primarily shows Utterson’s dominance over his desires.
All of the writings and speeches in his immense collection include a logical and emotional appeal to help persuade anyone reading or listening. Although King always seemed to appeal to the public’s emotions the most. One of Dr. King’s most well known public speeches is his “I Have a Dream” speech. This is known as one of the most influential and gripping speeches that was spoke during the civil rights movement. One of the reasons it reached so many people is in the speech it has an appeal to reason, and no one can refuse reason.
He starts by analyzing the past, saying that if any mistakes were made, they “have none to blame but ourselves” (IN TEXT). However, he counters this with the idea that they cannot change the past, but embrace its effects and move on. Next, he appeals to the logic of his Puritan beliefs. Paine says that he believes that “God Almighty will not give up a people to military destruction” (IN TEXT). This gives the reader a sturdy base to place their hope, which he later increases by calling the king out for his murderous and unethical actions, and claims that the king has no grounds to seek support or solace from
Out of the two personal appeals MLK used, I would say he mainly used pathos. This is because if you can reach the good in people you can truly move them. Dr. King realized this and often exploited it. He was a very good persuader and could twist your emotions at will. This is why his speeches were so powerful and why he’s famous.
Nonetheless these rumors, Lord Henry and Dorian seem to have no worries about them. Lord Henry states once in the book that “There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.” (9). Having this into account it can be said that being talked about is something good for a sinner such as Lord Henry, or Dorian. This event causes the reader to question itself if there are consequences for being a sinner. At a first sight, the answer could be negative stating that both characters do not suffer consequences for their actions.
Sincerity. According to Benjamin Franklin “Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly.” (Franklin pg 38). I think that I personally use hurtful deceit when I am angry. I also don’t think justly thoughts about my siblings when I am in trouble, or when they are