He would have never chosen to stay based on the information he had because he thought that Polybus and Merope were his real parents. This shows the cause and effect that determinism runs on because when his parents decided to lie to him, that led him to the decision to runaway. He would have never made any other decision based on the information he had. Although Oedipus thought that he was making his own free choice, he wasn’t because his decision was directly in response to his adopted parents actions to lie. This is why his actions were not free will but
Nathaniel Bacon was not an honorable man that he perceived himself to be. He led the rebellion for his personal gain, to become general and act on my authority. He did not care about helping the citizens of our country. Once he died however, his rebellion was defeated because his followers had no one to lead them into corruption, and the council and I worked to restore peace, that was part of our country for thirty years prior to Bacon 's rebellion. In the end our country was uncorrupted and functioning the way it should have been for those three years that Nathaniel Bacon inhabited our
Gene did not set out to kill Finny, but because of his actions, that was the end result. Finny was his enemy and now Gene had won. Or had he? And it is this shred of doubt, that maybe there was nothing to win because it was never a competition, that explains Gene’s thoughts in the last sentence of the book, which are: “Maginot Lines against this enemy they thought they saw across the frontier, this enemy that attacked that way - if he ever attacked at all; if he was indeed the enemy” (204). In summary, Gene paints Finny as the ultimate enemy because his mind needs an enemy to defeat, but once the enemy is gone, so is the person who won because the entire situation was fabricated and the war was all in Gene’s
For example, others feel that McCarthyism created a safer America and protected it from Communism. However, it is clear that this is not true. In fact, Roberts states that “McCarthy never publicly revealed any list of alleged Communists.” which may mean that he never had a list at all (2). Another reason that others have a different view is because they believe McCarthy did what he did for the wellbeing of the American people. This is also clearly not true, as it has been proven that McCarthy accused others to gain political power.
In the novel The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien expresses to the reader why the men went to the war and continued to fight it. In the first chapter, “The Things They Carried,” O’Brien states “It was not courage, exactly; the object was not valor. Rather they were too frightened to be cowards.” The soldiers went to war not because they were courageous and ready to fight, but because they felt the need to go. They were afraid and coped with their lack of courage by telling stories (to themselves or aloud) and applied humor to the situations they encountered. The men who served in the Vietnam War were just barely men, some of them were just hitting the age twenty.
In my opinion, the United states was not justified in its policy of keeping Japanese Americans in internment camps. These people were Americans just like those who chose to put them in camps. By singling out these people in camps, the government essentially legitimized racism against them. Most of them had committed no crimes against the United States. Most of them had not involved in the planning of any crimes against the United States.
All is Not Fair in Love of War The novel Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut questions how war is perceived by mankind. Vonnegut in his first chapter describes the process of him deciding to use his experience of the Dresden Firebombing in World War II to be the main point of his dark satire. World War Two is one of many bloody conflicts and is certainly not going to be the last. It is ironic that there are so many regulations to the chaotic phenomenon of war because it is trying to give humanity to the destruction of human life. War is a time where we can justify the taking of another person’s everything.
“ Now you can admit you are guilty,” the chief said[...] “We won’t punish you severely provided you write a self-criticism[...] Mr. Chiu cried. “ I won’t write a word because I am innocent.”(Ha 472) Mr. Chiu still believes that his plead of innocence will help him win his freedom. He does not realize that he is not in a place of influence or power to sway their decision. His complaints have no impact on those in charge of him. “If he were able to, he would have razed the entire police station and eliminated all their families.”(Ha 476-477) Mr. Chiu has become a truly changed man.
Justin Bieber is an example of a modern day tragic hero. Justin's error of judgement was revealed when he defaced a photo of the former president Bill Clinton. This is important because Justin is not even from America so the least he can do to support he country is to respect the presidents. Additionally, he experienced fate greater than deserved, when his mug shots were taken after his drag race under the influence. Due to his actions he thought everyone loved him and nothing would happen, and nothing did.
Especially with France’s track record of bad leaders. After Russia’s current Tsar at the time refused to follow Napoleons British blockade, Napoleon decided to go after Russia. This Russian campaign was poorly executed because the length and weather were underestimated. By the time they got to their capital, it was burnt down and abandoned. Russian’s had such fierce pride in their country that they would not take any chances with Napoleon and they burnt their own city down.
In a “Vietnam Veterans against the war”, John Kerry’s comment on President Nixon not wanting to become, “the first President to lose a war,” illustrates just how insistent Nixon was on maintaining a superior Presidential image of power. Ironically, Nixon has one of the more, if not the most, tarnished Presidential image due to the Watergate scandal. Kerry’s speech drove the idea that the Veterans fighting in Vietnam did not believe that they were there to do good and did not feel that they were the “heroes” liberalizing the Vietnamese from the dangers of communism. As he notes, most people there did not understand the difference between communism and democracy. The freedom the Vietnamese sought was liberation from the helicopters, the bombs,
Not only did the reaction of Kitty 's neighbors demonstrate how gruesome this era was, but they also displayed a recurring theme in American history. Nobody that noticed Kitty 's altercation attempted to aid the helpless woman. When interviewed, most replied, "I didn 't want to get involved" (122) or some form of that response, such as, "I didn 't want my husband to get involved" (122). One woman even responded with, "We thought it was lover 's quarrel" (122). Although none of these are reasonable excuses, they do not reach the level of selfishness one man 's response does.
It is peculiar how even though the Native Americans won the battle, the Americans soldiers were the only ones honored and labeled as heroes to the American government and people. Utley later concluded that “most battlefields are not named for a person, much less the defeated leader” and how “Custer’s name attached to the place and monumentation there are deeply offensive to many people” (72). This represents how the Native Americans were viewed as being savages whose accomplishments were forgotten by the largely racist population of white Americans. Utley described the disregard for Native Americans during commemorative events where Native Americans were present, but did not have a voice to share their opinions and celebrate in their victory at the battle of Little
Father doesn 't like the war that is going on, he says that is it nonsense. Mother isn 't a big fan either, because she knows that the Patriots are going to lose to the british because the British have the strongest army in the world, she thinks that the patriots are putting their life in danger for nothing. Sam on the other hand thinks otherwise he thinks that it is worth dying to be free, he thinks that they will win the war and no longer be owned by england. In My Brother Sam is Dead, although both sides of shown author 's, Collier and Collier ultimately argue that war is not relevant. One way the authors argue for/against war is there is a division in the Meeker family.
We were planning on giving them their emperor, but we didn’t say anything.If the U.S. actually told Japan they were allowed to keep their emperor, japan would have surrendered, and the U.S. would have not had to drop the bomb. This one condition alone could have been enough to satisfy the American War Department’s conclusion that it was necessary to convince the Japanese that they would not be “annihilated” if they surrender. The U.S. could have waited for the Russians. If the U.S. waited for the U.S.S.R. the Japanese would have realized they stood no chance. A Soviet declaration of war on Japan would satisfy the first necessity.