Even if I admit that some of my converts are abused and persecuted, it would be unfair to say that such abuse and persecution is all because of the Spanish Christians. Though you have intended that your story will rouse emotions, it is also vital that you have made the account more reliable, only if you did not avoid integral details in proving you claim. If in any case you want to talk to me privately about this matter, I will gladly oblige to do so. Sincerely, Francis Xavier References Allen, A. (2010).
John Stuart Mill called Jeremy Bentham’s idea of egoism the “philosophy of swine,” degrading it to something that only a lower species would ever consider partaking in. This original principle that Mill disagreed with was that of the pleasure principle, the evasion of pain and harm in favor of wanting pleasure. This coincides with the harm principle of the same regard; which advocates that anything that harms you or your personal goals is bad, whereas anything that does not harm you is good. Mill would subsequently alter this definition to be more concerned with the quality of said pleasure than just the pleasure itself, because so much of egoism is a situational affair that is difficult to rank on its own objective basis. The situational
And we can pick Caliban out and make a deep emphasis on him. Here are some lines from The Tempest. Caliban: "...When thou cam'st first, Thou strok'st me, and made much of me... And then I loved thee, And showed thee all the qualities o'th'isle..." When Prospero first arrived at the island, Caliban seemed like a kind person, or monster. But later on you would find the true side of him. After he humiliated the daughter of his benefactor, Miranda said the words below: "When thou didst not, savage, Know thine own meaning...
We can see the parallel with Equus, much like Socrates, Dysart and society in general are seen as the norm and most successful, but Alan forces us to reconsider that, and shows us the flaws in Dysart and society’s values. That is not to say we should all become Alan Strang, we should instead focus on finding a balance between madness and rationality, between the grounded science and the flight religions and beliefs. Becoming passionate, but still wise
Our opinions and actions seem justifiable, yet they may also come across as deceitful and immoral. The overriding internal conflict of choosing between personal desire and what is morally correct becomes the central aspect of many human trials. William Shakespeare, the writer of many well known
Although that might be the case in other tragedies, in Othello and Oedipus Rex both forces of fate and free will were present. However, even though both free will and fate contributed to the downfalls of the tragic heroes, the impact the forces had were not equally balanced. In Othello for starters, “I pray talk me of Cassio” exposes that fate drives Othello to his end because he was easily deceived by Iago, and anytime Desdemona spoke of Cassio he was further convinced of the fabricated affair (Oth. 3.4.87). In reality, Desdemona in this conversation was simply trying to convince Othello to give Cassio back his position, but Othello viewed it as her purposely trying to change the topic about the handkerchief to her “lover” Cassio.
It portrays the media as a predominantly unfavourable entity which either encourages inactivity and laziness, or encourages unsavoury behaviour such as violence and sex. Currivan and Gurevitch (1997) explain that there is controversy in arguments both for and against the effects model. The prospect of media effects can threaten self-respect, as the idea that the audience is a vulnerable, unsophisticated mass. It would also be suggestive that television, games and media in general must be the cause of a variety of social behaviours. Studies undertaken regarding effects have historically been inconsistent.
what she wanted. But she made the man do otherwise due to the incorrect way of exerting power. In persuasion, power and control of resources depend upon mutual influence within a group. Turner (2005) also identified “coercion” which is another form of power that depends on influence and authority, which leads to attitudinal change and also brings about resistance to the loss of freedom. This means that the source must have influence and authority over those that are willing to be its coercive agents.
Incestuous sexual desire is deemed immoral by the superego, yet the id can successfully repress the superego at times to form the Oedipal or Electra complexes, thereby introducing a darker dimension into the concept of familiar love, and probing readers to question love in relation to morality. The complexes also illustrate the repression of Lear’s masculine power as he loses his superiority in relationships and politics, which contributes to the destructive three-way relationship of love, power and morality. The Shakespearean notion of love is inevitably connected to larger ideas of power and morality, though the existence of each concept may also potentially cause the demise of
The presence of greed utilized by Chaucer in the Pardoner’s tale presents satire as his character is meant to be honorable, yet, behind the scenes is actually the most unethical one. The first example the audience is shown of this fraud is as the pardoner explains his motives, when he states, “Of avarice and of swich cursednesse/ Is al my prechyng, for to make hem free/ To yeven hir pens; and namely, unto me!/ For myn entente is nat but for to wynne,/ And no thyng for correccioun of synne” (114 – 118). The Pardoner is extremely upfront regarding his greedy motives as seen in the quote “For myn entente is nat but for to wynne,” (117). The sole reason he is in this game is no other reason than to make money. The revelation of this goal results in an ironic situation as his job consists of preaching against greed, while the only reason of his employment is driven by his own greed.