Alexander the Great is not so great because he slaughtered a bunch of helpless people. Alexander the Great is a villain because murdered and tortured innocent people and took over civilizations against their free will. Alexander killed for his selfish reasons and took land that did not belong to him. He took many people’s lives, tourchered and embarrassed them if they did not obey him or surrender. Alexander the Great was great in his mind, but was not-so-great in
“The source of the conflict between Victor and the monster starts when the monster knows that he has been the victim of foul injustice at the hands of humans and he wants Victor to correct these wrongs, and do in this way, justice” (Skuola.net). The unjust way to get back at Victor results in loss and brutal suffering from the hands of the creature. Shortly after Victor created the creature he abandoned the monster he made and ran away, hoping to never see the horrid thing again. The creature acts out and needs revenge against Victor because of the way his creator left him after just bringing him into the world. The way of revenge isn’t directly to Victor but to those who are meaningful to him.
A sociopath is someone whose social behavior is abnormal. Sociopaths seems to be normal people and are only interested in their personal needs and desires, without worrying about the effects of their behavior on others ("sociopaths"). An example of a sociopath is the character Iago from William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Othello. Iago 's motivation for his evil deeds is never specifically revealed in the work. He is troubled and jealous that Cassio was elected lieutenant for him, even though he, Iago, had more experience in the military service.
Since Meletus is not able to provide concrete evidence of what improves the young citizens, he says that Meletus is not concerned with the welfare of the youth and therefore concludes that Meletus is unmindful of the youth. Meletus has shown that he doesn’t understand corruption by claiming that everyone, but Socrates improves the young crowd. However, the statement is exactly contrary to the current scenario as only those
This mistake removed the thoughts and actions of individuals, which is what allows a society to flourish. While the city in Ayn Rand’s novella uses a complex system of laws and government controls in hope of suppressing ego, they ultimately fail due to the fact that there will always be someone whose ego cannot be suppressed, which is why the society that Equality 7-2521’s has envisioned creating would include none of these rules. Anthem’s community removes individuality and in its place instates a sense of togetherness and collectivism in an attempt to eradicate ego. First, the assault on the individualistic nature of mankind is overwhelming evident in the moss-strewn marble engraving above the Palace of the World Council: "We are one in all and all in one. There are no men but only the great WE, One, indivisible and forever" (19).
They couldn 't see colors and they didn’t have feelings. In “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut the community was forced to be the same. The government put them down to the same level of sight,speech,and intelligence. Samuel Johnson once said “It is better that some should be unhappy rather than that none should be happy, which would be the case in a general state of equality.” Samuel Johnson’s quote about equality is most related to The Giver and Harrison Bergeron because the quote illustrates a central idea that people don’t
Abominable action are executed by Scar, he murdered his own brother and king to seize his position as king; he also tried to murder his nephew Simba, the heir to the throne but failed and told him to run away. As a result, he became the king ruling the kingdom in with a lack of consciousness and ruthlessly s. Scar believed he was entitled to perform as he pleased; his behaviour was no longer the surviving behaviour to seize the position of king. There was a food and water shortage but he responded he would rather prefer death to come along to all of them in order to stay as king, in power of the whole kingdom. His main focus in life was being king and is above every other animal in the hierarchy and he behaved as he was not even concerned about his death but only his legitimate
He murdered his father, although he did not know it was his father. Oedipus was just an unlucky man with a horrible fate. He had to be banished, because he made a law that who ever di this would be banished, so he banished himself without knowing. He was only truly guilty of murder, not of incest or
When one person feels genuine emotion, the rest of the community falters. The website states that, “The key ingredient to stability that the novel implies is that individuality must be absent.” The government in Brave New World understands that fact that, "[there is] no civilization without social stability. No social stability without individual stability" (Huxley, 42). In order for the World State to survive and be at its best, there needs to be no chaos. The only way to achieve this is by having a society that never changes and is always balanced.
To start off man is born evil because they only focus on themselves and no one else when it comes to surviving. In the novel The Lord of the Flies, to survive they didn’t care about breaking the rules which made them corrupt because they didn’t take them into consideration (91). The point being made here is survival plays apart in men born evil and need society to keep them civilized because as they try to survive they don’t care about the rule breaking when it’s the only thing keeping them together and not against each other. As fear is part of surviving they’ll do anything, even the
He hunts humans because he wants to be challenged. The other character, Montresor, so looking for revenge. He tries to lure a man named Fortunato into a trap. He tries to trap Fortunato because he insulted him and Montresor wants to get his revenge. General Zaroff 's motive for killing is more evil than Montresor 's.
Imagine being free of the mental chain known as a conscience. Unpleasant feelings such as guilt or regret would no longer be felt, theoretically sounding preferable. In actuality though, a conscience is what makes us truly human, and without it we would not have any compassion or empathy for others. This is why people without a conscience, also recognized by the name of psychopaths, are such a threat to society; they care exclusively for themselves and will not hesitate to harm someone, especially if the result is them achieving a certain goal they sought out to accomplish. It is a proven fact that, much like how all squares are rectangles but not all rectangles are squares, all serial killers are psychopaths but not all psychopaths are serial
The superiors(intellectual people) are a bigger threat to the society, the so called “perfect” citizens are not a threat because they can’t process their own thoughts very well. The three classifications are handicapped, non-handicapped, and the government in this society. The system that the society used was called handicap, which was used to keep/make everyone the same as anybody
He believes anyone can rule a polis if they have virtu. Once a ruler, a simple rule to follow to maintain power and not to be hated by the people, is to “not take away a man’s possession or woman”, Machiavelli believes the people will not feel threaten by following this rule, thus maintaining a stable polis. He expresses how “human nature never changes”, and that people are self-interested and they can turn against you once you are not profiting them. A good ruler must have the strength to do whatever it takes to obtain and maintain power, which essentially means that even if they have to hurt some of the people for the benefit of the popular mass, then they shall do so for the greater cause. Both Plato and Machiavelli believe that there must be a government in order for human kind to survive.