nvestigation Although Inspector Javert was often introduced and portrayed as a villain or an antagonist, I’ve read an article that defend and expressed the author’s sympathy for him as he committed suicide once his definition of justice is disproven by the main character’s action. Thus, I’ve decided to investigate Javert’s struggle between legal laws and moral laws. The central philosophical issue was the problem of whether or not moral laws are more just than legal laws. When moral and legal laws are in conflict, which one should we obey?
Mark Twain’s creation of these characters gives an example of how bad people and bad situations can bring out the most compassionate qualities in those who can see the wrongfulness. The Duke and The King have the designation of major, static, antagonists, and they could also be described as foils for Huck. Throughout the novel, The Duke and The King are consistently bad influences for Huck. They would lie to and steal from innocent, unsuspecting families and towns; they had complete disregard for human life and dignity. While The Duke and The King are conspiring to steal $6000 from an innocent family, Huck sees the malice of their actions and mentally rebukes them.
To borrow the words of Tucker, “… Baudelaire 's intention was not to rhapsodize his mistresses as his forebears had done” (888). “Une Charogne” is an intricate anti-Petrarchan piece; Baudelaire not only mocks Petrarchan ideals of beauty, but he attacks the blason by making it his own and using the uncanny to highlight its flaws in dehumanizing women and reducing them to body parts and flesh. Baudelaire reminds readers that the reason his poem is unsettling is not only because it is about an aestheticized carcass, but because the conventions he borrows to describe the carcass, the very same ones used to describe women, are questionable and troubling. He uses Petrarchan conventions to implode its own system. By taking the blason to the extreme, he highlights its problems and showcases its true
The reader learns that survival is a different world in order to succeed, you need to use instincts, knowledge, and resources. In the exposition, the main character Sanger Rainsford uses his knowledge and instincts to fight against General Zaroff. The first scene uses foreshadowing to show how Rainsford is going to be in life or death situations. In addition, when Zaroff thought it was right about killing humans, but Rainsford knew it was wrong to kill humans.
Author John Bradshaw once said, “Evil is a source of moral intelligence in the sense that we need to learn from our shadow, from our dark side, in order to be good”. The dark side can be a flaw in human nature, which could be seen out of one’s control. Each piece explores the dark side of human nature in different ways. Shakespeare’s Macbeth portrays hunger of power, which leads one to do immoral acts.
Ultimately, Macbeth’s actions answer the essential questions of Shakespearean tragedies, namely, “What is a man? Of what is he capable? What are his moral…limits?” (Ramsey 285). Illustrating his answer through Macbeth’s downfall, Shakespeare shows exactly what man can become without morals; specifically, Shakespeare asserts that the loss of morality causes damage that cannot be undone.
On the other hand, John Kessel, a writer, thinks the book is about making the readers feel bad for the main character Enderx. Kessel’s evidence that the book is not a work of moral fiction is through the points of the defeated being ignored, intention-based morality failing to make sense, and Mr.Wiggins always receiving the sympathy of the victim.
The biggest thematic concern in this was faith. An example is used when Romeo yells out, “O, I am fortune’s fool!”(3.1.131). This refers specifically to his unluckiness in being forced to kill his new wife’s cousin. It also recalls the sense of fate that hangs over the play. Mercutio’s response to his fate, however, is notable in the ways it differs from Romeo’s response.
In The Tragedy of Hamlet, Claudius shows this remorse when he claims, “Pray can I not. / Though inclination be as sharp as will, / My stronger guilt defeats my strong intent, / And, like a man to double business bound, / I stand in pause where I shall first begin, / And both neglect.” (III.iii.2375-2380).
Evidently, Shakespeare argues that it is important to make decisions based on logical reasoning rather than let ourselves be influenced by strong emotions because it will allow us to truly understand the consequences, protect our loved ones, and maintain autonomy over our own lives. Making decisions when we are in a sound state of mind forces us to consider all the potential consequences of our actions. For example, when Romeo finds out that he has been banished from Verona for killing Tybalt, he is very distraught. “In what vile part of this anatomy / Doth my name lodge? tell me, that I may sack / The hateful mansion.
The Misfit’s belief in inevitable “punish[ment],” reveals his twisted view on life, a view that could only be created through undeserving pain. The final instance of the Misfit’s unjustified suffering becomes evident through the reason behind his name. In a final explanation to the grandmother, the Misfit states that he gave himself this strange title because he “can 't make what all [he] done wrong fit what all he] gone through in punishment” (O’Connor 15). The Misfit’s inability to explain his “punishment” reveals the thesis behind his murderous lifestyle, a lifestyle crafted from experiences past. Instances of the Misfit’s unjust punishment can be seen through his explanation of his imprisonment, his belief of inevitable punishment, and the thesis behind his crimes.
It shows that our flaws make up a large part of who we are which make it very difficult to separate the two. To remove it would only result in failure. Aylmer finally is able to remove “the last crimson tint of the birthmark -- that sole token of human imperfection” (13). The mark shows that people are inherently imperfect and it’s what makes us human. Once Aylmer removes that imperfection, Georgiana dies because it is impossible to obtain perfection as a person.
Aside from his relationship with Julia as a “political act” (129), Winston’s ultimate ruin can be traced to his intuition that has consistently led him astray, “It seemed to him that he know instinctively who would survive and who would perish, though just what it was that made for survival, it was not easy to say.” (63) This is a crucial example of how visibly disconnected Winston is, especially once the reader achieves the end of the novel, and each of the characters he had prophesied as a survivor of the oppressive regime is persecuted by Big Brother. While it can be argued that rebellion against political authority is another way to conform to a different authority, the same proponent may also remind us that government powers are capable
The Flaws in Modern System Beliefs Dovskeyesky uses Rodya and Svidrigailov highlight the flaws in Nihilistic beliefs and expose how the Nihilist's ultimate goal is to be viewed as superior and to accomplish Nihilist inner idea of elevated self-worth and how Sonya is the book’s symbol of morality and Christianity and how her beliefs helped to highlight these flaws even more. Crime and Punishment uses its most faulty characters to show us all the problems with Nihilism and the extreme effects that it can have live life based off of these beliefs. Both Rodya and Porfy had huge problems because of their self-centered belief they struggled both externally and internally because they felt as if they did not have to answer to anyone. The first