This will display he will avoid the penalty of the law to his convenience when he had followed it for his entire time in Athens, which will further many people’s belief of his bad character. However, the Athenian justice system was flawed. It is not right for Socrates to accept his death as his punishment when many people did not comply with the requirements of the jury to uphold the law because they decided to convict an innocent man to his death with no strong evidence needed. The laws are established with the sole purpose to establish justice. Instead of establishing justice, many people in the trial let their personal judgments of Socrates establish him as the criminal when he was innocent.
Not believing in Gods Socrates did not recognize the gods, which were generally accepted in Athens. As it is known, in the community of that time some traditions and regulations were formed, and if person did not compliance them, this person acts against society. The charge was formulated as follows: "Socrates breaks the law not recognizing the gods, which recognizes the city, but recognizing the believing in some new genius" (literally "new demon"). So if in Athens laws was also traditions, and tradition was to believe in generally accepted gods, not believing in gods Socrates was breaking the law. (Modus Ponens) Socrates is like Jesus: both of them did not believe in gods of that time and both were just speaking to society, but in those speeches were hidden the great idea.
Blame is a theme that has been coming up in stories for generations. Many a character (and readers) have been faced with finding who is at fault. Sophocles, ancient Greek tragedian crafted the play Antigone that is a perfect example of answering the question: Fault or Fate? Blame can be defined and viewed in many different ways. The official definition of blame is: to find fault with; to replace responsibility for (Merriam Webster Dictionary).
While creating Prometheus’ myth, he focused on the ominous interactions between Zeus and Prometheus that lead to abhorrent events such as the creation of Pandora. On the contrary, Aeschylus lived in the sixth Century B.C. amid a time of great stir and movement in matters of religion and speculation. Hesiod’s Theogony was no longer able to satisfy the higher minds among the nation. Thus, inspiring Aeschylus to write tragic poets such as Prometheus’ Bound in order to express his own ideology and pointing the moral of tragedy.
Irony is often thought of as entertaining, but it also serves a different purpose. In the play of Sophocles titled Oedipus the King, irony is present in every scene, if not every line. When the protagonist runs away to avoid killing his father and marrying his mother, only to kill his father on the road and go on to marry his mother, it can only be ironic. He is a brave and smart man. He killed four men by himself and outsmarted a Sphinx, and became the great king of the city he rescued from her claws.
One of Antigone 's tragic flaws is being loyal to the gods and her disloyalty to Creon. At the beginning of the play, Creon puts out an order that Polyneices, Antigone 's brother, may not be buried because he was a traitor. Antigone is not going to put up with this, she is going to honor the gods and give her brother, Polyneices, and rightful burial, even if it means being executed for her doing. Antigone 's determination to honor the gods and her brother is one of her tragic
No more, Ismene. You are alive, but i belong to death.” This also proves that antigone uses logical and emotional appeals because ismene didn 't commit the crime so antigone not letting her take the blame is logical and also antigone stating she belongs to death is emotional because who would want their sister to die especially there last sibling. Teiresias uses logical and ethical appeals to persuade creon to let antigone free from the tomb before she dies. For example Teiresias tries to persuade creon to release antigone from the tomb by insulting him true
In Euripides’ Medea, although the Chorus does not have any participatory role in the action of the drama, their dramatic significance arises from their role in exposing Medea’s character, the norms of Corinthian society and in underlining Medea’s contradictory response to Jason’s betrayal of his marriage vows, thereby illumining the Colchian, Medea’s, isolation from Corinthian society. As a representative group of civilized Greek society, the Chorus also serve as the voice of justice and morality, condemning their hero, Jason. Furthermore, despite common gender woes binding the Chorus of Corinthian women to Medea, their moral censure of Medea’s horrific revenge highlights Medea’s implacable hatred. As the Chorus of fifteen high-born Corinthian women march onto the orchestra in the parodos, they reveal their distance from Medea, referring to her as the ‘Colchian’. However, by also referring to the outsider as a ‘neighbour’ they have befriended, they highlight Medea’s cleverness in establishing affiliation with the Corinthian women as a benefactress with her power of sorcery and foreshadow her ability to win their support despite being an alien.
In the beginning, “When Lady Macbeth is trying to convince him to do the murderous deed,” Macbeth only becomes convinced to do it after, “she first impugns his courage” (Berquist, 111). But now, Macbeth is won’t even let her be apart of it and he is the one that convinces himself of his own wrongdoings. He tells her, “We have scorched the snake, not killed it,” meaning that they still have more to do to keep the throne, but he won’t tell her. Because of Lady Macbeth not having a part in Macbeth’s works of cruelty anymore, he is no longer being manipulated to do wrong, and he henceforth is no longer a tragic character. Macbeth even says “O, full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife!” This literally means that his head is filled with beastly intentions to do evil
However, taking a concubine as a war prize is considered normal. In war-time, killing is celebrated in cases of victory, but in times of peace the unprovoked killing of another person is a crime. After a victory over the Trojans, the Greeks not only mourn the life of Patroclus by also have a tournament in memory of Patroclus. Although The Iliad is an epic poem driven by war and heroism complemented by wisdom in war. Although The Iliad is known as an epic poem, the poem contrasts the conflict of war as the sole method to further understand wisdom in humanity.
It also restricts the government 's use of troops and makes it illegal to station troops in people 's houses without their permission. It also allows militias because the founding fathers believed that the government needed to be kept in check by the people. The rest of the amendments keep the government from detaining Citizens for no reason and keeps them from convicting them under false
But what I took from Postman’s “centre of the universe” comment is that Visigoths think for themselves before anything or anyone else. In an Athenians perspective this is wrong and that people should put other people before themselves. I do not believe that though. I think that I should always look out for myself before I start looking out for anyone else. If I were in danger my initial instinct would be to save myself before saving other people.
He begins by trying to encourage the people to see that the constitution will take away what they have fought so hard for. He continues by giving the reasons as to why the people should question the constitution. He mainly points out that there is a reason the Constitutional Convention was held in secrecy and that the people should recognize and be unsettled about this. Another reason he has no faith in the constitution and suggests that the people should not either is because they want it ratified quickly. He believes this is because they do not want the people to look over the constitution too thoroughly and find flaws or areas that will take away from the people having control.
Therefore, the law set by Creon is overruled by the gods’ law and Antigone did nothing wrong by burring Polynices even if Creon said he’s a traitor. Now some may say that Antigone’s simply should not have buried Polynices, but as stated before; the laws of the gods’ and goddesses’ are above all others. In addition to this, there are
In his view, if the judiciary is inconsistent with their theory of ruling of the majority, he claims the supremacy of Court will become “illegitimate” (1971). To add, he explains that enabling the minority freedom upon the constitution may overrule the majority and will undermine the power of the judiciary. I do not agree with Bork’s statement since it only concerns the power structure in the political sphere. The foundation of law should not be interpreted based on power but, solely on the Constitution and how it is translated through fair and fundamental values that should most importantly reflect an individual’s right and