Stephen King and Socrates show a great deal of similarities in their writing. King and Socrates are intellectual thinkers and both authors prove this to be true. In “On Being Condemned To Death”, by Socrates, the author delivers the speech in the belief that the speech wasn’t delivered for a lack of ingenuity, but more so lack of impudence. Socrates believed that he would be disgracing himself if he lowered his standards to not deliver one last speech. There is an ample amount of evidence that suggests Socrates delivered his death speech in order to not outrun death, but to outrun wickedness, which was far more dangerous.
“By this way no good spirit ever passes” (“Commedia: Inferno”). It is also very important to understand that the sins themselves are not the reason they are condemned to Hell. The reason they are condemned to Hell is due to their failure to repent and ask for forgiveness of these sins. “In Dante’s faith, a soul can only be saved by turning to God for forgiveness” (“Commedia: Inferno”). Someone
Karim Fleifel Philosophy 210 First Paper To Do or To Suffer? In Gorgias, Socrates was having a conversation with Polus and through this dialogue Socrates reached to establishing a hierarchy of wrongs. Socrates classified that doing injustice is much worse than suffering injustice. Another idea Socrates states is that doing wrong act and escaping punishment is much worse than being punished on that act since punishment can remove the evil from a person’s soul. I am going to discuss these ideas as I think that doing injustice is not as bad as suffering injustice.
He outlines the problem which is the death of Tanisha Henry, which he states is caused by the dance, ‘Dutty wine’ however , the solution is what is up for debate, as to whether or not the dance should be banned or just the contests. The writer uses suitable headings in conveying his opinions to the readers. His arguments are logical, sound and valid as he states that there are no proof to whether it is the dance which actually caused the death of the individual. The writer uses an anecdote to start the speech. The use of the anecdote was a good approach in starting the article as it helped to grab the readers’ attention and also appeals to the readers’ emotions.
Due to distinctions in various aspects mentioned previously, it is clear that the outcomes of their criticisms are also different. Particularly, the roles that Socrates and Jeremiah play in their societies is a determining factor. Socrates is an ingrained part of Athens and describes himself as a "gift to the city by the god." He is well-known for working with people, educating others, and guiding Athenians to adopt a life of goodness. This is exemplified by the close vote such that "a mere thirty votes had been [cast] different, [Socrates] would have been acquitted."
So follow where he leads!” (1.1, 68-69) Madame Pernelle is claiming that Tartuffe has the power to lead them into heaven, and if they do not follow him they are condemned to hell. Kant speaks about this type of behavior, “The tutelage is self-incurred when its cause lies not in lack of reason but in lack of resolution and courage to use it without direction from another.”(105) They were not willing to think for themselves which in turn would cause their demise when Tartuffe did not turn out to be the holy man they thought he
In C. S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce, Lewis is arguing that Hell is not necessarily a place where wicked people who detest God end up; Hell is a place that offers people exactly what they want. The Great Divorce presents “the reason for Hell,” which is people choosing their own wishes over God (Gibson 110). This novel reveals that the self-imprisonment of one’s greatest dreams can lead to infernal results (Gibson 113). In The Great Divorce, Lewis uses Dantean structure, the nature of Grey Town, and the various Ghosts’ interviews to prove that to live in Hell is to receive and accept everything except God and his will. The structure and organization of The Great Divorce can initially appear confusing and nonsensical, yet with closer investigation, it can be ascertained that Lewis actually drew from Dante to structure this work (Christopher 89).
Jillette looks for evidence, she investigates her questions, questions such as, “why is there no God”, and “why would there be a God?” This is what sets Penn aside from all of those whome considered themselves atheist. Not only does Penn believe that believing in one God takes away people’s sense of reality, it gives them a reason to ignore it. She suggest all of those who blame the invisible for their wrong doings, or for a better chance in life are rude. Penn also states, “It seems just rude to beg the invisible for more.” Therefore she doesn't ask for more. Therefore she is more than satisfied with what she has, and what she has gained
For this week's journal entry, I would like to bring up the idea of "wisdom" in reference to Plato's Apology. Personally, I find that the way in which Socrates defends is wisdom is admirable, and although it leads to the verdict of him being killed, I think that this decision and the reaction by Socrates helps define wisdom. Socrates, in essence, says that he does not fear death because he is wise. No one knows what death is -- perhaps it may be the best thing a person gets to experience. However, a person that is unwise would approach death into thinking that it is the worst thing that can happen in life.