A real hero would have taken the route that wouldn’t have killed any of his crew like the route with Scylla and Charybdis did. Another example of a bad decision Odysseus made was when he made his crew stay in polyphemus’ cave, when they wanted to take the food and leave. Here is an example of someone on his crew discussing this, “Let 's make away with the cheeses, then come back-/ hurry, drive the lambs and kids from the pens/ to our swift ship, put out to sea at once!/ But I would not give way-” (9. 252-255). If Odysseus was a good leader he wouldn’t have risked anything happening to his crew, he would have just taken the food and left.
After the three murderers killed Banquo, they go to recount the news to Macbeth. Showing no reaction to the news of his former comrade’s death, Macbeth only thinks of himself: “Then comes my fit again. I had else been perfect” (Shakespeare 99). Macbeth, asking if Fleance is dead, is only tormented after hearing that Fleance escaped and remains a threat to his crown. Macbeth’s quick transition of concern from Banquo to Fleance exhibits his disregard to the people close to him, a distinct behavior often tied to sociopathic people.
The two arguments at hand are- “Lifeboat Ethics: The Case Against Helping the Poor and A Modest Proposal.” Lifeboat Ethics is written by author Garrett Hardin. Hardin is known for his theory of “the tragedy of the commons.” Hardin’s ironic approach made the reader become disconnected while reading the article. He believes that the rich people should not help the poor people. Hardin states an old Chinese proverb: “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day; teach him how to fish and he will eat for the rest of his days.” (177) Even though his approach is harsh, he believes that the outcome for future generations will be better. Hardin uses logic but had no empathy for the people in regards of whom to let in the boat and whom to let drown.
Piggy is trying to satisfy and calm Ralph since he is able to see that Ralph is losing his leadership skills. Fear is setting into Ralph because he is neglecting the fire and is beginning to accept the island as somewhere he will stay. Through Ralph the pull and instinct to lean into destruction becomes more noticeable in the story. The final scene is the biggest tell of how far humans, even at a young age, can go. The hunters turned against Ralph and immediately their savage instinct took over.
When General Zaroff offers Rainsford a chance at a hunting expedition on the island, Rainsford turns down his offer, “Thank you, I’m a hunter, not a murderer.” Rainsford believes that there is a difference between hunting and murder, even though they both involve killing other beings. Once they see someone else doing the same job to a more extreme level, people may begin to doubt for their actions. As General Zaroff tried to convince his guest that they were playing the same game together, Rainsford argued that they were not, just because of the different tastes in prey. This leads to Rainsford’s change in seeing how hunting is dangerous in all
While Odysseus proves to be good leader by saving his crew from trouble with his wits, he is ultimately a bad leader because he refuses to listen to advice. Odysseus is a good leader in that he uses his wits to get his men out of trouble. As Odysseus and his men prepare to face Kharybdis and Skylla, his men are nervous, so Odysseus reminds them “‘Have we never been in danger before this? More fearsome, is it now, than when the kyklopes penned us in his cave? What power we had!
Elijah disregards human lives by treating humans as a motivation for his own satisfaction which results in mental instability. This is seen when the squadron was short on food and Xavier asks Elijah if he is hungry. Elijah responds by saying, “I have found the one thing I am truly talented at and that is killing men. I do not need food when I have this.” (Boyden, 320). This quote signifies that Elijah views killing men as a sport rather than an assigned job.
(Golding, 69) This shows that Ralph cares about the others and actually wanted to escape when the idea of escape in Jacks mind was not even there. Jacks blood lust is starting to affect the group and the others chances of being rescued from the island. Without the fire, they would never be rescued and it would not have be good because the group would have become worse. Ralph would follow these rules and he just expected others to pull their weight. When Ralph does not follow the rules, nothing good comes from it.
“Food can enliven social relations, enrich spiritual affairs, and enhance an individual’s sense of well-being, it can be used to threaten, reward, cajole, or punish and in other ways manipulate behavior” (Ramsay). Miss Emma, Tante Lou and Grant visit Henri Pichot to ask if he would be able to make Jefferson into a man before he gets into that chair. On the way back, Grant and Tante Lou get into fight and instead of staying for her cooking he rejects it to eat in town. She felt hurt when he turned down the offered food. “By rejecting food, one also rejects the person offering it” (Ramsay).
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. (I Cor. 13.4-8) The passage reminds, or rather tells, the reader what love should be and what attributes love has.