He is also, unsurprisingly stunned by the inconsistent description of the “All loving, yet rage-filled God”. “How can the All-loving, and caring God mandate one of his followers to kill his only son?” Dawkins desires the reader to understand that the Bible is just “a chaotically cobbled-together anthology of disjointed, historically inaccurate documents”. He claims that believers use a two-edged sword when only taking certain sections of the Bible literally. “It is as much a pick-and-mix philosophy”. According to his text, God is simply an illusion that does not exist.
Locke states that if the punishment is unjust and exceeds the weight of the crime, the State of War is going to arise. “Force without Right, upon a Man's Person, makes the State of War, both where there is, and is not, a common Judge.” (Locke 1689) He doesn’t equate the State of Nature and State of War like Hobbes does, which highlights the main difference between Hobbes’ and Locke’s approaches to decision making and consequently the State of Nature – Hobbes’ passions and Locke’s
How far do you agree that Oliver Cromwell led an evil regime but left a great ideal? For centuries there has been a debate as to whether Oliver Cromwell was a murderer and a tyrant or a conquering hero. As a very religious man who relied heavily on signs he thought were of God to take action, Cromwell’s strongest wish had always been to get to an agreement before having to resort to more ruthless means to achieve his goals. Thus, it could be argued that the demonization of Cromwell is only well-founded and deserved in the eyes of those who suffered the consequences of his acts, or lack thereof. However, his actions, for better or worse, shaped the future of the land, which no English ruler had ever achieved.
Revolution tried to debunk the ox trick, but Mubarak and his entourage were clever enough to outmaneuver them and aborted any attempt of political reform. Because they lacked sufficient experience and a clear vision, it was foretold that they would be imprisoned and received punishment as terrible as that of Prometheus, while “Mubarak 's generals and policemen who have the last laugh” (Alexander). Aeschylus’s Prometheus Bound Whether the trilogy of Prometheus Pound, Prometheus Unbound and Prometheus the Fire Bringer were written by Aeschylus or not (Ruffell 14-5), Prometheus Bound reflects both a rebellious spirit and a belief in human progress. Though Prometheus was against the tyrant, they were eventually reconciled. In Aeschylus’ trilogy,
The main argument supporting the idea that Caliban is a monstrous being is when Caliban states that, “Thou didst prevent [him]. [He] had peopled else this isle with Calibans” (Shakespeare I, ii, 350-351), bluntly admitting that he would be willing to rape Miranda. Although this is an act that deems unforgivable, Caliban treats Miranda like this and harbors these inconsiderate traits because he does not know any better. He had no mentor, nor a guide to teach him to act civil and polite. Just as Prospero wishes revenge onto those who betrayed he and his daughter, Caliban wishes revenge upon his master by violating his daughter.
It was, then, Richelieu’s object, not only to get rid of an enemy of France, but to avenge himself on a rival.” (Dumas, 329) In an effort to prove to the queen that he is worthy of her love, Cardinal Richelieu shows that he is a better man than the Duke of Buckingham. Unfortunately the queen still has no interest in Richelieu and declaring war on England just causes more
Why did the Second and Third Crusades fail to replicate the resounding success of the First Crusade? For Latin Christians at the time, the answer was obvious: Christian immorality had led God to stop favoring them in battle against the infidels. Upon hearing of the dismal failure of the Second Crusade, one anonymous individual in Würzburg wrote, “God allowed the Western Roman Church, on account of its sins, to be cast down.” Bernard of Clairvaux, the preacher most directly linked to the messaging of the Second Crusade, noted in explaining its failure that, “the Lord, provoked by our sins, gave the appearance of having judged the world prematurely.” While it’s impossible to definitively disprove that God’s hand played a role in the failures of the later crusades, an inspection of available evidence reveals a variety of factors that explain the differing outcomes of the first three crusades. One reason the first crusade succeeded was the disunified state of dar al-islam at the time of the First Crusade. The original 11th-century crusaders were able to exploit these divisions to quickly seize territory in the Levant.
Satan admits, “pride and worse ambition threw me down”; he is prone to hubris (4.40). God describes Satan to his Son, “so bent he [Satan] seems / On desperate revenge, that shall redound / Upon his own rebellious head” (3.84-86). Satan’s prideful disposition leads him to making brash decisions that worsen his position instead of advancing it. When he is calling the fallen to retake heaven, Satan declares, “More destroyed than thus / … What fear we then? What doubt we to incense / His utmost ire?” (2.92-95).
You’re the mighty King and someone dares to oppose you. Of course, you would not want that to occur, so you try to obstruct them from transgressing more edicts. Well, this is how Creon tries to prevent Antigone, which led him to his own defeat. Creon is the most tragic character in Antigone because of his actions. Antigone wishes to honor the Gods and bury Polyneices, but Creon has other thoughts.
Given the heavy influence of his Catholic background, Burgess viewed communism as an unfair, immoral system that neglects its peoples’ freedom (Ingersoll & Ingersoll, 2008). This distaste for communism is highly evident in A Clockwork Orange, as he illustrates a strikingly unfavourable representation of a government that expels its people’s freedom when in face of social