Socrates didn’t corrupt the youth. Meletus tells Socrates that he does not believe in gods at all. Socrates shows that a person cannot believe in divine activities but not in divinities. He cannot be contradicted; he cannot believe in the gods and not believe in the gods. Socrates uses reasoning and logic throughout his trial.
To accept the premise of the second meaning is to undermine Antigone’s commentary on authority and dissent. Antigone as her brother’s lover has no moral or thematic point, and it means that Antigone is listening to her own personal desires rather than following a mandate from the Gods or fulfilling a sister’s role in Greek society at the time. In essence, it invalidates the point of the debate between the mortal and godly laws and it paints Antigone as a weak character motivated by a man, which is an altogether too familiar narrative that lacks the depth of the real message of the play. Antigone as a feminist hero shows the potential for everyday people to stand up to authority in order to hold them to the standard of a more just cause; a higher power even mortal humans must answer to. Whether this is interpreted as God, Gods, natural laws or unalienable rights, there is always a greater power that we hold our leaders
Romeo 's nonexistent communication with Rosalind is a sign he is merely infatuated with her external appearance, “Oh, she is rich in beauty, only poor That when she dies, with beauty dies her store” (1.1.215-16). One of the attributes of narcissism is the “love of or sexual desire for one 's own body” (Merriam-Webster 824). His obsessive compulsion with beauty leads him into despair because he is unable to attain the beautiful object he desires. In Slavoj Zizek 's Courtly Love, or Woman as Things, “the Lady is thus perceived as a kind of spiritual guide into the higher sphere of religious ecstasy” (Zizek 1181). Rosalind is Romeo 's “Lady” and spiritual guide to his “religious ecstasy.” In a sense, his “love” for Rosalind 's beauty is a representation of his addiction for beautiful objects.
Meanwhile, Nicholas begs her for sex by yelling “sweetheart, love me right away or I’ll die, so help me God!” (Chaucer, “The Miller’s Tale” 94-95). This remark displays that he has shallow reasons in mind for going after Alisoun. Fortunately for him, intense physical attraction is less meaningful and therefore less detrimental than
Despite the fact that the philosopher attempted to defend himself and explain the reasons for saying and doing the things he did, it did not do any good for his justification. On the contrary, Socrates’ words seemed to make the jury harden their hearts and condemn him. The charges brought against the philosopher had nothing to do with true crime like we understand it today. He did not commit any physical or financial harm to anybody. Socrates insulted and angered many people more than any “legitimate” offense ever could.
Iago makes several false promises to Roderigo and he does not expose Iago because he is desperate for love. If Roderigo exposed Iago when he said he would, a lot of misfortune would not have occurred. Therefore, Roderigo demonstrates the dark side of human nature by being jealous and unintelligent. To conclude, the dark side of human nature is demonstrated by Iago who is selfish, Brabantio who is doubtful, and Roderigo who lacks cleverness. William Shakespeare’s Othello shows how easy it is to let emotions take over one’s mind.
Candide's carelessness can also come from his love for Cunegonde, his lover. The reader may assume that Candide’s love for Cunegonde blinds his judgement and results irresponsible and inattentive behavior. “When a man is in love, is jealous, and has been flogged by the Inquisition, he becomes lost to all reflection” (Voltaire pg 22). What Voltaire was trying to say was that a man is not himself when he is in love or is jealous. All Candide wants is to return to his lover so he would do anything to see her again.
I hate myself for it. Because I don't want the girl, and still, I take it and- I love it!” Similarly to Willy with business, Happy’s attempts at happiness fail to satisfy him. Happy has the same arrogance as Willy and belief that being well-liked and indulging in shallow acts will bring him success, inevitably leading to happiness. The same tragic pattern that occurred with Willys suicide is reoccurring with Happy with his refusal to see things as they truly are and break out of the same dissatisfying cycle as his
And the worst part, Troilus watches the scene play out. He witnesses the love of his life with another man. If only he wasn’t there, Cressida’s ultimate betrayal wouldn’t have lead to Troilus’s heartbreak and death. You see, love is not victorious, especially in this famous story. If love was victorious, then the nationality difference wouldn’t be too great a challenge for the love of Troilus and
Christians look down upon him because he lends money with interest, which the Christian faith deems unmoral. The nature of this love is negative because his love of his materialistic attitude which will only hurt himself. If one has lost friends and family, then material goods will soon mean little to nothing. In terms of romantic love, shakespeare displays Bassanio and Portia’s love as true love, Jessica and Lorenzo’s Love as young love, and Gratiano and Nerissa’s love as lustful. Finally, Antonio and Bassanio’s friendship is the strongest type of love in The Merchant of Venice.
What is perhaps most unconventional about this rhetoric style defense is that it is exactly that, a defense –not an apology. It does not mean an "apology" by our current, English understanding of the word. The name of the dialogue derives from the Greek "apologia," which translates to “defense”, or a speech made in defense. Plato’s The Apology accounts for Socrates’ defense at a trial which he is charged with not recognizing the Gods, therefore creating new deities and corrupting the minds of the youth in Athens.
They stat that “after having considered moderation, courage, and prudence, this is what’s left over in the city, justice” (Bloom 111; 433c). Also through the conversation he had with Glaucon and Adeimantus, they both accept Socrates’ assumptions about the nature and aids of justice at the end of Book IV. Which this turn meant they never responded to the argument and ignore they cue to refute Socrates’ claim on justice which can cause the argument to be misleading because of their absence in questioning his argument. Their failure to questions Socrates’ assumption may have contain some drawback to their search of such justice. Socrates’ attempts to define the word justice it meet with a roadblock because they it is not possible to obtain through such needs.
This is why she can never give him a real identity. He’s naught but a shadow of what should have been” (O’Connor). O’Connor is saying that since Jackie did not get to experience what true love was and what it would be like to be whisked away by prince charming, she created Fez in her subconscious to help her cope with loneliness. Fez’s “creation” is just a mechanism that they created to make themselves feel better about the things they don’t like about themselves. Maybe he
Death, with a night of bliss, or a miserable but powerful and wealthy life? The answer depends on a person’s perspective. Someone as grounded as Lady Capulet would choose duty, power, and money over love, while someone as hopelessly romantic as Romeo would willingly die for their supposed love. However, Romeo and Juliet did not know each other. Pyramus and Thisbe exemplify love and sacrifice far better.