This quote demonstrates the deadly sin of pride because the foolish rioters think they can avenge their friend against an unknown enemy. This sin is used in order to show how pride in one's own self may lead to unwanted repercussions. Because this tale was written in this time period, boasts and pridefulness were common. The use of pride develops the characters from being a band of brothers to becoming each other's murderer.
Ayn Rand also had an argument against ethical egoism believing it is a mistake to treat the interest of some individuals as being less important than the interest of others. She thought on the fact that your interest is yours is not relevant to their importance relative to the importance of the interest of others. So, it is a mistake to treat your own interests as if they are more important than the interest of others. Personally, I agree with Ayn Rand’s view supporting ethical egoism. I’ve realized that I only do whatever I choose to do for my own self benefit and self-interest.
Cesar Chavez, in his excerpt He showed us the Way, utilizes strong pathos, ethos and logos statements, precise diction, and valuable patterns of development to convey the power nonviolence has in fights for freedoms and rights. First, Chavez provides strong pathos, ethos and logos to convey the power nonviolent actions have to change the world for the better. He applies ethos to show that nonviolence is something that people are drawn to. In fact Chaves presents a great nonviolent advocate who lived during the segregation: “Dr. King’s entire life was an example of power that nonviolences brings...” (Chavez 1) His nonviolent approach to difficulties still have a huge aftermath in our world and change it for the better.
The play Julius Caesar is about conspirators who plan to kill Caesar for the good of the people but instead cause a whole battle on the actions. The play focuses on mainly two of the conspirator Brutus and Cassius who believe in different things. Brutus is stoic and Cassius is epicurean. Stoicism is and Euperiunism are two different things but still brought the mean together. Stoicism is selflessness and epicureanism is selfishness.
Primary Drama Posting: Act V, Scene ii Othello makes a careful distinction between “a murder” and “a sacrifice” (65). What is the difference, as he sees it? Othello starts the scene thinking Desdemona’s death will be an honorable “sacrifice”(V.ii.65), but her denial of guilt “dost stone [his] heart, ”(V.ii.63), and vilifies his murderous intent. The “sacrifice” (V.ii.65) is just and moral because Othello believes his indignant jealousy is warranted. Vengeance must be enacted to restore right to the world.
Amir is selfish and cowardly, but he is not to blame for his flaws. Discuss. For the question whether Amir is to blame for his flaws, it is fundamental to understand when someone is truly selfish and cowardly. Being selfish is best defined as being concerned with one´s own profit only, without considering the possible effects this has on others. Being or acting cowardly can be defined as lacking the ability to act in the right way at the right time, especially on moments when you are most vulnerable.
Caesar had his flaws, but he was only human. Caesar was seen as a serpent who was ready to strike and create a society that revolved around himself and would keep him at the top. On the contrary, even though the conspirators claim to have had the best intentions of Rome in their conscious and actions when assassinating Caesar, Rome still plunged itself into a civil war that disrupted the peace in the nation. Therefore, was Caesar a menace to society even though he led Rome to victory over Pompey, brought peace and created a sense of nationalism in Rome, and enforced the laws strictly in the case of Metellus Cimber in Act 3, Scene
In Alan’s mind, Equus is a personal God, his “Godslave,” that he feels obligated to protect and ride into battle against his materialistic foes (I. 21 70). If he were to fail this mission by say, desecrating the temple, then Alan would feel immense guilt for betraying Equus. Since Equus and Alan have such a deeply passionate bond, Equus would never forgive selfishness or adultery. Clearly, Alan has had to repress his burning feelings for Equus, and on the night of the crime, those pent-up feelings burst into hopelessness and violent rage against the six horses.
Bentham already faced this no easy task, as holding that pleasure motivates every action could explain how a moral principle that is characterized by selflessness and attention, however, to the generality of men? His response (broadcast until today all hedonism) is that there is also a pleasure, which also tend, coupled with altruism involves promoting the happiness of others. Thus, the principle of hedonistic utilitarianism is possible, but why is a moral duty? Bentham simply responds that this principle is unprovable, because it is a simple and first principle. Mill also defends the unprovability the utilitarian axiom.
• Sense of Mission: The Treaty of Versailles was a sense of mission or a goal that Wilson had for America by “making the world safe for democracy.” He had a strong desire to strengthen and improve other countries and in essence, the world. In his opinion, the great blessings that America enjoyed were something that every country should experience. Therefore he fought for the ratification of the Treaty as it would support his belief, with one of his strategies being the League of Nations. This was a step away from isolation and neutrality and America would become more involved in the affairs of other
It is an aspect of our human makeup that we must resist. It is an example of man’s complete and utter capacity for abstract thought. Society should be against hatred and revenge because it causes violence and chaos and is inevitably a destructive motive for actions. When we act out of revenge, revenge is what we will receive in return. This was the reason behind the 9/11 attacks on the
His characters showed his audience that lack of a civilized life can lead to the destruction of a society. There is no way of stopping savagery even if it has only taken over one mind. In society, humans influence others so heavily and savagery can spread like wildfire; needing just a spark to set a society ablaze. Humans have a natural instinct to do what is best for them, no matter the cost. Golding, like his character Simon, realized that the beast