For thousands of people, what is holy and what is moral comes from religious texts that act as a guide for individuals for how they ought to live their lives. This idea of holiness and morality for many is deeply rooted in the understanding that it originates with God; it is a necessary condition for it to be binding. However, what if what is holy and moral didn’t originate from God’s goodness, rather it comes from other mediums and is itself good thus being approved by God? This idea of existence and thought is a question that can be outlined in Plato’s, The Euthyphro. In the Euthyphro, Plato sets the stage for what will turn out to be one of the most pondered questions in philosophy.
Morality is the basis on which people make their decisions every day. People have the ability to decide for themselves what is right or wrong. Since morality can be argued as being personally subjective, mental state is obviously an important factor in moral decision making. In her novel, Frankenstein, Mary Shelley uses Henry Clerval as a foil to Victor Frankenstein in order to emphasize Victor’s own mental state, and ultimately question the morality of Victor’s actions, thus highlighting how state of mind affects choices on what is morally right or wrong. One of the important functions of Henry as a foil to Victor is to highlight Victor’s state of mind in the novel.
People are often judged or treated differently depending on their appearance. Dolphus Raymond, a white man who lives among the black community, is seen as an evil man who drinks; however, Dolphus’s appearance throughout the neighborhood is deceptive. This is a prime example of how appearances are misleading in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Dolphus lives a, not bad, but different lifestyle. He drinks from a sack and acts drunk to let others conjecture that he is, indeed, drunk.
of great importance since it gives way on how creation from its creation (exitus) would return (reditus) to God through the example or aid of the Virgin Mary. Langston, Douglas C. Conscience and Other Virtues. U.S.A: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2001. In this book, the author delves more on conscience and virtues and by that it becomes crucial in this research. This book is comprised of three parts namely the historical background, the contemporary dismissal of conscience and conscience as a key to virtue ethics and that which makes it crucial in this research for it presents some important topics.
In the Victorian Age, women were seen as part of the household and unable to function in the work force. This view was especially applied to middle class women. Patmore then compared the ideal marriage to poles on opposite ends of the earth that’s magnetic pull keeps them together. This metaphor illustrated the view that women and men are distinctively different. Patmore argued that the differences between man and woman, such as dominance versus submissive, held the household together.
There are two different kinds of love” “need love” (such as the love of a child for its mother” as distinguished from “gift-love” (epitomized by God’s love for humanity). Lewis happened upon the insight that the natures of even these basic categorizations of love are more complicated that they seem at first. He prepares his topic by exploring the nature of pleasure, and then divides love into four categories (“the highest does not stand without the lowest”), based in part on the four Greek words for love: affection, friendship, Eros, and charity. Lewis states that just as Lucifer – a former archangel – perverted himself by pride and fell into depravity, so too can love – commonly held to be the arch-emotion – become corrupt by presuming it to be what it is
This also represents how the couple is acting irrational due to conflict. Since they break the flowerpot recklessly, it shows how they are not thinking about what they are doing, and do not realize the effects of their actions. This is due to the couple becoming filled with the desire of wanting the baby, they become recklessness and obliviousness. Through actions of the characters, Carver reveals significant character qualities of the mother and the father, which ultimately reveals the theme of Popular Mechanics. In an exchange between the couple, the mother “tried to hold the baby over in a corner behind the stove” and both the father and mother “grabbed for the baby’s arm” in an attempt to have the baby.
In his contemporary short story, “Cathedral,” Raymond Carver tells the story of an unnamed narrator, his wife, and an old friend, a blind man named Robert. Robert has come to visit the narrator’s wife, who is quite excited to see this man whom she hasn’t seen in ten years, yet the same can’t be said of the narrator who is noticeably and vocally uncomfortable about his visit. The story is told through the narrator’s first person point of view, showcasing his thoughts and the events that take place when Robert comes to visit. Carver highlights the theme of having the ability to see, but not truly seeing, through his use of colloquial language, and creation of relatable characters. “Cathedral” begins with the narrator informing the audience
The hardships of an American family as seen in Raymond Carvers text, "A Small, Good Thing", similar to "Cathedral", show the importance of building a relationship with someone who understands struggle. The couple has a young son and prepare to celebrate his birthday by buying a special cake. When Scotty is unexpectedly hit by a car, the couple is blindsided and does not know what to do. They stay by his side constantly, seeking answers and unintentionally pushing each other away. "For the first time, she felt they were together in it...she hadn 't let Howard into it though he was there and needed all along" (Carver, 1983, p. 4).
The conflict between morality and religion. After having those arguments and discussions, I learnt to respond them in a proper way. No matter which of the religion or morality they stand for, we should respect and stand on their shoes. We would found that we share so many common values, if we open our mind to them. Self-leadership Self-leadership is one of my weaknesses.