However, excess of it turns it into a wicked society, into the death drive and making it susceptible. Dionysus acted as an alien to the land of Thebes, intimidating their constancy, however he unleashed Pentheus’ inner weakness .Pentheus’ suffers his own punishments for not being able to recognize his inner ego. It could be said that civilization does distinguish humanity, however, civilization is frightened by it, if at any time it takes control over reason . If we refuse to acknowledge the existence of the pleasure principle, it will find its way to destroy us, no matter who is right. These natural forces are within us, and they are needed together with order, to gain power for any other external threat.
Leaders that have/ have had lots of power realize that they can do what they want and their followers will not really notice, so they will start to misuse and abuse their power more and more often. Hitler abused his power by using weapons to get people to join his movement or become Nazis. Some others were so loyal to Hitler that they just went along with it even if they knew it was wrong. Hitler trained his followers to believe him to the point that they didn’t even question it anymore. And they became so into it and so loyal or terrified of Hitler that they killed millions no questions asked.
With injustice and cruelty running rampant in the world, it is unsurprising that people become determined to make things better for tomorrow. The cliché saying that the ends justify the means is often quoted by those aware of the moral greyness of their actions. Commendable yet unreasonable, leaders whose sole purpose in life is to fix what they see as “wrong” with the world fall prey to thinking there is only ally or enemy. In the long run, they harm those they try to liberate. This is the downfall of leaders in many works of literature, including Harrison Bergeron and The Lord of the Flies.
Aaron however, has a dark attitude every time he speaks. Even though Cassius does plot against Caesar, he does it for political reasons only, while Aaron obviously hates the world and tells Luscious that he enjoyed doing all the evil things he has done and would do it ten thousand more times. They don’t exactly show the same attitude because these characters are not part of the same play. Titus Andronicus is a revenge tragedy and Julius Caesar is a political play, therefore Cassius is a politician who does anything in his power to protect Rome and its citizens. This is also why Aaron does evil things to Rome; he had a dark tone every time he spoke because he needs to get revenge.
This is obviously how Catiline was able to get so far in his plans because many felt as though the leadership of their state was failing them. For example, “ In a city so great and so corrupt Catiline found it a very easy matter to surround himself, as by a bodyguard, with troops of criminals and reprobates of every kind.” This just shows that even though citizens owed Rome loyalty and honesty it was just too corrupt that people had to turn on it. The strength of Rome's relationship with its citizens suffered leaving some of its not so great people to actually side with Catiline only hurting it
Rorschach, one of the heroic characters who is determined to fight for the goodness, dies by giving up his moral standings. The villain Adrian Veit kills and frames innocent people, however, he has the intention to create goodness in the world. The moral contradictions in Watchmen fails to make clear what values the dystopia is criticizing. In conclusion, the masked heroes emerged to work for America driven by patriotism in order to protect citizens from themselves. The masked heroes are normal humans too and most of them have pessimistic view of humanity that human nature would always bring problems to the world and the peace is impossible.
What would life be without evil in the world? Many optimists believe there is an inherent goodness gifted to all people at birth and fundamentally embedded in us that dictates our actions, but the reality is exactly the contrary. People are evil, not because of a desire or choice but out of absolute necessity on account of none of the things we enjoy today would be available or even invented without some evil. Evil, within limitations and with restrictions, is productive for a group of people. Society, with all its art, culture, music, and glory, was created because there was evil present and now works to destroy its very creator through police departments and social initiatives.
Although it was unfortunate for all of the lives lost, life may have been worse without it. Something terrible always has something good hidden behind it. Furthermore, I think the King's execution was a very controversial event. He was killed for treason, which is betraying your country. This probably would have shocked some people because the Levellers (a political movement during the war) believed that the only crime you could be executed for was
It applies to white supremacist groups, right wing extremist groups, and other groups that have ideas that are not mainstream. Radicalization is still a terrible thing for our society and many others. Many people that are radicalized are people that have nothing to lose and are violent. This leads to the potential loss of life when these people decide to demonstrate their views, whether it is through riot or terrorist attack, it will always threaten innocent lives. Going into this I
Extreme propaganda and controlling of the masses can tend to be a very dangerous thing which can be seen in modern day in the republic of North Korea. They are a perfect of how to negatively use propaganda, with the use of limiting and having complete control over the media and what their people see of the outworld they are able to make their Leader Kim Jong Un seem like a God and it works because a lot of North korean people truly believe he is. This leads to the people being ready to die for their divine leader and will do anything for the pride of the nation. The people starve in North Korea and live in poor conditions because majority of the wealth goes to the top one percent of the country yet they still follow Kim Jong Un without question which shows the power of propaganda and media. Even though it's clear that North Korea is not a major superpower in the world or a major threat to the US the government is able to convince the masses that they are the great and most powerful nation that ever existed.