In a simpler matter, you do what you do because of the way you are. To be truly morally responsible for what you do, you must be responsible for the way you are. But, you cannot be truly responsible for the way you are; therefore, you cannot truly be morally responsible for what you do. Strawson follows this explanation of the argument by stating that we are what we are, and no punishment or reward is "fitting" for us. He then goes on to expand on the consequences of the Basic Argument.
Hawthorne uses imagery to depict how Rev. Hooper sacrificed the representation of the veil. The black veil is thought to represent secret sin. Hooper exposed himself through the veil which caused him to banish himself because he upholds the community's sins. Hooper upheld the sins for the entire community and felt it would be seen as an ethical fluctuation by wearing the veil.
This shows American Romanticism because the main character died with the veil on and never took it off, now that's pretty exaggerating to keep it on until the end of your life. Another way this story can show American Romanticism is because the minister is trying to hide all the sinners of the world by wearing the black veil. Everyone has sinned so that the veil should be on everyone's face because everyone has sinned and should wear it like he does. Mr. Hooper is one of the characters that shows
It shows that they are really good people who don’t want anyone to get hurt. Most people would expect The Greasers to hurt others but they would never do that. For this reason, The Greasers should be characterized as honorable because they will protect anyone out in the
In each discussed work, a specific party is wronged by the immorality of the set law. Beginning with Antigone, both Antigone and Polynices receive negative affects from Creon’s law. Foremost, Polynices is wronged by the law because it deprives his body of receiving a proper burial and mourning from his relatives, specifically Antigone. In return, the law also forbids Antigone of mourning the loss of her brother and respecting the gods. The law created by man, Creon, clearly defies the laws set by the gods, which will result in negative consequences for Antigone.
I look around me, and, lo! On every visage a Black Veil!” Here he is clarifying that the veil has been a symbol representing sin; the sin we try to hide from those around us. Rather than covering up his transgressions, Father Hooper opted to “wear his heart on his sleeve,” or be open about his iniquities. Further emphasizing the importance of his message, he declares that only a man who makes no attempt to obscure his faults and shortcomings from his neighbors may cast judgment on his acts and call him a monster for masking his face all these years. “Tremble also at each other!” he exclaims earlier in the paragraph, reprimanding them for assuming in place of analyzing and interpreting his intents and purposes for the veil.
Correspondingly Hazlitt’s conceptualization of religion exemplifies the toxicity of society, because religion is so key to society, and religion is only a justifier to in act human hatred. Consequently society is toxic, because it heavily values and is defined by belief systems which are only there to condone human caused human suffering. Hazlitt also claims that the belief system of patriotism is “an excuse for carrying fire, pestilence, and famine into other
That aside not every student will take a pledge and feel obligated to stop cheating or to be completely honesty. This could be the flaw in the honor code, stating that the students take a pledge to not use plagiarism or cheat which means that not every student will have the integrity to not cheat when he/she didn’t study for a test and has the integrity to be honest to the educator that they have