they lead their country by a short route to chaos” (Bolt, 1990:6). By analysing this quote, one can certainly identify that Thomas More relies on his conscience to be a guide to him. His conscience is the part of him that shapes his morals and inspires him to be a man of integrity. Merrigan (2017:25) states that “to be faithful to conscience means to act responsibly in the light of one’s knowledge of one’s duty.” Sir Thomas More has the knowledge and insight to know that it was unethical to involve others into his decisions before and during his trial. He deliberately decides to keep quiet and also not involve his family in his predicament even though they were also suffering the consequences of his
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald could show Creature that an individual, such as Jay, is ultimately the deciding factor in morality, not an individual's species. Jay chooses his fate, rather than is given it. In Plutarch’s Lives, though, the moral of the story point towards a natural tendency for good or evil instead of
Leong Jing Yi (11) 4 Truth LIT AA 1 Brutus’ downfall was his own doing. Do you agree? “ Stoicism’s primary tenets state that we should not wish for things to be other than they are. Acceptance of fate and the realization of providence lead to complete freedom from the passions.” (qtd Gann) Brutus does not submit to the natural world, instead, he makes choices to change certain outcomes in his life. To answer to the reason for Brutus’ downfall, which was ‘his own doing’, the term is specific to the actions of Brutus himself, thus Brutus experienced downfall due to his attempts to change fate, ultimately due to his failure as a Stoic.
He becomes attached to them, and then one day he must collect their soul when they die. Memories of those select few haunt him forever as he knows it was his fault they have left. Surely this could drive one to insanity. Therefore a final example of this theme is found where Death is always coming for himself. In conclusion, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak contains the theme ‘Death Is Inevitable’ in three prime examples.
John said, “I believe in non-violence as a way of life, as a way of living” (“Do one thing-quotes for a better world”). John believes fighting should not be a part of life that it will not solve anything. He believes to go about things in a non-violent way. Lewis explains how staying peaceful everyone will be happier when he said, “If you’re not hopeful and optimistic, then just give up. You have to take the long hard look and just believe that if you’re consistent, you will succeed” (“life hack quotes”).
There is something in this idea that can be applied to morality. Some actions, like journeys, have value regardless of the outcomes they produce. Williams brings this point about to show how the utilitarian’s focus on consequences might not be the best way to assign value to actions, since it has no way of accounting for the intrinsic values actions may have. Here I have to agree with Williams. The manner in which consequentialist judge actions does not seem to allow any room for considering a person’s intent behind choosing to commit that act.
It is Hobbes’ belief that the State’s responsibility is to ensure peace and to protect its citizens and that it will follow through with that whether its power is attained through force, which he calls a “Common-wealth by Acquisition”, or by by agreement, which he calls a “Common-wealth by Institution”. This is at odds with Hobbes’ general pessimistic view as believing the sovereign power will act out of the best interest of the people, in the sense that it will protect their lives and ensure the people’s survival without any oversight, is naive and optimistic. If Hobbes’ view is that humans act only out of survival, self-interest, and need for more power, it should follow that the individual leading the common-wealth would do the same and corruption would ensue. So although one may protected from the violence of his neighbor, there is no guarantee that he is protected from the
In this statement, Ishmael states that humanity is not flawed or wrong, it is just misleaded. Humanity will follow whatever path if given a story it 's supposed to fulfill. We call it future or our destiny. He uses examples of us following a story that states humanity following according the the law of nature. The other story he uses is the one that the narrator claimed was humanity 's story.
Dr. Seuss said, “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” He is saying that one should not care what others negatively think about them because it is irrelevant to the significance of their life. Civil-Disobedience and Walden by Henry David Thoreau, and Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson also give advice on how to make life as meaningful as possible. These pieces of literature all present diverse ways of creating a meaningful existence. Thoreau and Emerson express their opinions about creating a purposeful life through Civil-Disobedience, Self-Reliance, and Walden. In Civil-Disobedience, Henry David Thoreau advises his audience to follow what they think is right, no matter the consequences.
If a person saw someone do something, they might act differently than if that person didn't do anything. One example of this is on page 97 where it says, "When you see 'um, don't give 'im no chance. Shoot for his guts. That'll double 'im over." When George heard this, he decided that if Lennie was going to die, he wanted him to die peacefully and painlessly; therefore causing George to shoot Lennie.
In conclusion, we can gather that the mentality of Lennie’s guiltless soul cannot be blamed for his wrongdoings when he can’t control himself. Lennie’s ulterior motive was never to destroy, rather just blatantly hold onto what he loves. We know that the flaws within us shape us and actions we do have consequences