Even despite his creation of the world if we are to agree and follow God’s guidance without question this theory shows us that we are actually instead only undermining God’s goodness. Another major issue with the Divine Command Theory is the non–moral commandments listed in the Bible. If we were to strictly abide by the theory we would have to follow every command God makes as if it were moral code. Certain commands God makes are still applicable in every day life, the 10 commandments and even others can easily be followed by a dedicated individual.
Historians may argue that Julius Caesar helped rome to make it better and stronger for the people. While this might be true this is misleading because all of Julius Caesar's good actions like giving people more jobs,but it just covered up his worse actions that hurt rome. Also Julius Caesar was named a awful man throughout history from not persevering in hard situations, hurting not helping rome, and doing things for himself. To begin with Julius Caesar was named a awful man from how he didn’t persevere in hard situations. One way he didn't persevere was when Sulla (the emperor of the time) ordered Julius to divorce Cornelia (his first wife) because she was from the family of Sulla's enemies.
By showing how Greed ruins lives, he then tells them that they can avoid having the stain of sin on their soul if they die, all for the cost of a few coins. By telling this story before asking for people to come to him for forgiveness, it almost eliminates their need to keep their money, because they can already see how sin can be their immediate downfall. By telling his story after the other tales, which were filled with the cost of their own sins, he can show how they need his services to have the purity to be in God’s Kingdom. When he tells them that he can wash away their sin, he is falling victim to his own lesson though, of his own Pride, which makes one think that perhaps there is no reason to even get absolved at all, which is precisely what the host tells him in so little
In the play Antigone, the four choral stasima play an important role in establishing the theme of the play and helping the audience relate to and comprehend the struggle of characters. One shared theme between the stasima is the influence of the gods on human affairs. The first stasimon speaks about following human laws but also honoring divine law by swearing on the gods. If the human laws conflict with the laws of the gods, there is no justice. The second stasimon also speaks of following laws especially those of the gods.
As Simon Armitage mentions, “For man’s crime can be covered but never made clean; once entwined with sin, man is twinned for all time.” With these words, it is easy to interpret Sir Gawain was trying to opine that he will possess his sin with him for all time to make sure he doesn’t repeat his mistakes. This emphasizes the conception that the value of this fault is eminently greater than the value of perfection. If the Lord of the Manor deemed Sir Gawain as perfect because he did not have any fault, Sir Gawain would not have come back to Camelot and received as much respect and people would not have a lesson to take away from this
The murder of his friend forces Dorian to evaluate the severity of his sins and also reconsider his lifestyle. The portrait he once found fascinating now looms over him with a “loathsome red dew” (Wilde 146) on one of the hands. As his sins weigh upon him, Dorian attempts to repent through good deeds, but nonetheless, he finds no change in the portrait. The lack of transformation in the portrait suggests that Dorian still feels influence from evil, and does not truly want to change himself. Lord Henry mocks Dorian’s attempts to “moralize” and tells him that it is no use.
Creon finally realizes that his hubris has not let him effectively deal with his conflicts. Creon has his epiphany and even says, “I have been rash and foolish.” He finally acknowledges that he has let his pride take over for the worse. Creon also realizes that it was his fault Haemon dies. He would not listen to Haemon and take his advice.
Also major part of revenge on his creator, he quotes “If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear” (173). To cope with every confrontation with humans and to accept constant rejection the creature will result in causing fear if he is not loved as he deserves. The point he is making is that from his point of view, the conscience cannot handle anymore rejection and he will get attention another way. Just as discussed in class “bad attention is better than no attention at all” (Mesa). From a physiological standpoint, it is completely logical that the creature would come to this conclusion, even if it is meant to do more harm than
Huck feels nothing but guilt for doing such a thing when in reality, he is just being a good friend. The law forces Huck to question his actions time and time again, to the point where he almost betrays Jim. It poisons people’s brains into believing they are above different races. Although Huck looks down upon Jim, he truly did care about him. He cares about him so much, that he disregarded what his conscience kept telling him.
For instance, Pangloss saw that the demise of thousands of individuals is generally helpful, however, Martin saw the passing of a couple of travelers is something agonizing. Martin has depicted that those pure must not be taken by the wrongdoing of a criminal, yet Pangloss saw that if those were not dead by the tremor then others would be in a better place. The perspective of Pangloss is unreasonable and has no proof, yet Martin's has an unmistakable confirmation that great is for one and discipline are for all that is not reasonable by any stretch of the imagination. In this way, he saw that detestable has won the fight with great as "the Villain has suffocated the rest" (Voltaire, 2015, p.59). Pangloss saw that circumstances and end results are equal and prompt the best "the city of Lima in South America met a similar a year ago; a similar cause, similar impacts;" (Voltaire, 2015,
His wrong decisions lead him to regret. his pride makes him blind after when he decide to kill Antigone because she buried her brother. and then became the most tragedy story ever. The major error in judgment that Creon makes is his decision to give Eteocles a proper burial and not Polyneices.
Some people of this time period obviously considered women to be weak. From previous knowledge about the society, men had more power than women did. King Hammurabi evidently felt that because of this, he needed to provide a way to protect women from overbearing males. As you read these laws, you come to a few that mention divorce. Apparently this was a huge problem in the Babylonian society, and King Hammurabi wanted to fix it.
People followed the laws because they would be punished and also be disobeying their religion and Hammurabi, which brings bad luck, according to Hammurabi. Nevertheless, they didn’t know it was just Hammurabi, and only Hammurabi, who created the laws for everyone to
He wasn’t promoting rebellions. Instead he believed when one breaks an unjust law they must do it on their own will and accepts whatever happens to them. By doing so, King himself stayed in Birmingham jail for breaking the unjust law. Hoping to ignite a fire in people to see the injustice happing in Birmingham and in other places across the
Had Rick apologized for his brash and insensitive remarks and demands, the damage that he had done to his host’s pride would have partially been undone and his answer may have been different. Yet this would not last, Rick has proved himself time and time again that he is toxic to the survival of anyone around him. The acceptance of Glenn proves that Hershell is capable of compassion and is lenient in his demands. If Rick had appealed to him in a way that come across as nonthreatening instead of unleashing his emotional and hormonally unstable wife on an already grief stricken man, he seals his fate on the farm and ensures that he is no longer, by any means welcome there.