However, Creon’s inability to compromise with Antigone shows how narrow-minded he is. Despite the fact that Eteocles is their brother, he will not listen or hear Antigone’s request for a private burial. Creon will not let anyone make a fool out of him, which is why he doesn’t listen to any
Don’t shoot him!” “Stay out of this, Murray,” [Will] said. Even though throughout the book Murray hated Sid, he decided to brave at the right moment and save his life whether he deserved it or not. Murray knew what was right and stopped his older brother from killing his arch nemesis. When Mr Barrett wanted Murray to shoot Paddy he knew he was disobeying his father. “[Murray] knew [his] father was looking at [him] but [he] refused to look up” Murray was brave but also cowardly in his own way.
In Bradbury’s novel the inhabitants cease to have a point to live, the people do not know reason for anyone or anything. Even the standard of that society is for people to commit suicide and kill each other without remorse because there is a lack of purpose to life. Additionally, the people are unable to have a complexity of thought and therefore make their existence and actions pointless. Even though our society can relate because we too have people intentionally overdosing, like the characters of the book, and are plagued with depression, we understand that life has purpose. Today, individuals are proud to be different and are breaking societal norms, changing the world to fight for what they believe in.
In Plato’s Apology, Socrates finishes the trial stating once again that he has done nothing wrong. If his accusers believe Socrates sons care more about money or virtue, the accusers should treat his sons the same way he treated them. Socrates thinks that if his sons are treated like he treated others, that it would benefit them. This fits into the Apology because he has made many arguments as to why he isn’t wrong. Although he has now been sentenced to death, he still makes one last statement to show that he believes he has always been in the right.
Characters like Tybalt can explain the reason why feuds last longer because they refuse to think that they are wrong and that there is always room for peace. Similarly, Montague and Capulet refuse to surrender since it makes them seem more powerful in Verona. The feud was also the reason for the end of the lovers’ lives, and once Romeo and Juliet died, the Montagues and Capulets realized that the feud they had held on to for a long time was wrong and uncivil. However, before this tragic event for both families, the Montagues nor the Capulets thought that the feud was wrong. They only reason they held the feud was because they had learned that they should continue it from their past generations.
Oedipus lived back in the times of Greek Gods where tragedy came from their curses towards the people who did something wrong. While Arthur Miller’s theory of tragedy is that “the common man is as apt a subject for tragedy in its highest sense as kings were”. He knew that tragedy is also something that occurs in modern times just as in Greek times. The common man could be anyone that decides to create his own free will. Miller believed that “the flaw…is really nothing and be nothing, but his inherent unwillingness to remain passive in the face of what he conceives to be a challenge to his dignity, his image of his rightful status” meaning that a flaw does not really exist but it is the will of a man to fail.
There would be no hell under us either. Also, there would be no countries the world would become only one place. There would be nothing to kill or die for. What if there wasn’t religion so we wouldn’t have wars over it, because we can’t accept each other. A perfect world would not have people that are living in greed or hunger.
A proud heart can survive a general failure because such a failure does not prick its pride. It is more difficult and more bitter when a man fails alone” (pg.24-25). The most prideful thing Okonkwo had done throughout the whole book was killing himself. We never really find out why he did it, but really it could have been because he was too stubborn to abide by the white man’s law. He knew it would most likely never change, so his solution was to kill himself.
In this he proves that painful understanding is better than blissful ignorance. Never questioning power and being submissive leads to wasted life. Thought it is wrong for society or the government to control the people, it is the people’s obligation to rise up against injustice as said in the” Social Contract” by Rousseau. Unfortunately in Plato’s Cave the prisoners “have been here from their childhood.” For their whole lives they stay ignorant and are unaware of the outside world.
In the very beginning of the Republic after Socrates poses the question, what is justice? Cephalus is the first one to answer. His definition of justice is that that a man must pay back all of his debts and legal obligations and live as honest of a life as possible. Socrates did not like this definition because if you barrow the sword of a mad man and then later that man comes to you saying that he is going to kill someone and requests you to give him his weapon back by that definition of justice you would have to return the sword. But that is crazy and wrong to return the sword to the man when you know he is going to hurt someone with it.