(x) In order to feel guilt, one must be residing to a set morals and violate them. However, since “all values have to be gained and/ or kept by men’s actions” ,(Selfishness), Equality had been following not his individual moral code, as he had not developed his own morals, but the group morality of his society. Ultimately, Equality still believed in his society, as it was all he had ever known. “Tomorrow in the full light of day, we shall take our box and leave our tunnel open, and walk through the streets to the home of the scholars. We shall put before them the truth.
With an inquisitive nature, an innovative mind, and latent desire, Equality possesses the traits of a visionary. Every step Equality takes, is one away from the public-spirited system; another towards personal identity. Each step is an internal struggle, due to the machine’s brainwash and eloquent reprogram of Equality’s instinctive mind. But nature tells Equality that his DNA is nothing save himself. Nature tells Equality that individuality is man’s birthright, man’s one true victory.
What if everyone was finally equal in every which way; it sounds like heaven, right? Well as Barry Goldwater once said, “Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences; wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.” In the texts, The Giver and “Harrison Bergeron” equality is greatly misunderstood. The community in The Giver restricted color, music, feelings and more to keep anyone from being themselves, or different. The Community in “Harrison Bergeron” forced people to wear “Handicaps” to make everyone completely equal. Handicaps are restrictions, for example, weights if your strong, or a mask if you are pretty.
Tell us what will emerge.” P.13 Oedipus questions Teiresias, curious to know what he knows. “Oh gruesomely clear it has all unraveled… I was bonded with the people I should have never killed.” P.40 Oedipus sees what he has done wrong and feels vulnerable and horror. The audience clearly sees that heroes are very human and how real their limitations. Most people would have felt that same vulnerability if the gods had made us their plaything and tormented us, writing a prophecy of our doom. 2.
His father wanted David to be a man, and while David is appalled by the idea he also would strive for the rest of his life to meet his father’s ideals, whether or not David realized it. In the first chapter David states that his father believes they were like buddies and goes on to say, “I think my father sometimes actually believed this. I never did. I did not want to be his buddy, I wanted to be his son. What passed between us as masculine candor exhausted and appalled me.” The expression of need for a father-son relationship is evidence of why the wishes of his father are so central to how David constructed the facade he remains trapped behind.
The only reason Creon began to change his ways were because of the advice he was being given. He was told by his son Haimon, “never yield to [your own] reason!” (Scene 3 l.79). Since Creon believes that his reason is the only correct one and that he doesn’t need to yield to anyone’s ideas, Haimon tries to explain to him. But he doesn’t take the word of his son and ends up jeopardizing everyone's life. Creon finally begins to take diligence to the words of Teiresias, the gods’ prophet, due to the fact that he is warned that the he will be punished.
Throughout the story of Beowulf, there are many examples of leadership. The most prevalent example in Beowulf is Hrothgar’s Sermon. In the speech Hrothgar talks about God making a leader, “Sometimes He allows the mind of a man of distinguished birth to follow its bent, grants him fulfilment and felicity on earth and forts to command in his own country. He permits him to lord it in many lands until the man in his unthinkingness forgets that it will ever end for him” (McArthur). Hrothgar said that God made leaders who were of noble birth, and let these leaders to control control their own country.
In the book Anthem, the readers will discover that these rules and restrictions become a reality. Everyone in the book is expected to follow these extremely strict rules. These rules exist because the government does not want “ordinary” people to out-smart them. The government did not want the truly brilliant people thinking that they were more superior than the
Seeing that part of Him was separated, He sent Jesus Christ to die for our sins to redeem the relationship that once was. Jesus Christ is a man who has baffled and transformed the new age with his life and legacy. The question arose if He is just a man? Many speculated that He was just a prophet who was profoundly inspired with scriptural revelation. The truth is that He actually is the Son of God and everything he did reflected that of the Father, the
Nonetheless, he learned that “The laws of the gods are mighty, and a man must serve them to the last day of his life” (Scene 5 ll. 107-108). Even Creon, after all the pain and suffering he’s gone through to ensure that Polyneices’ body isn’t