In addition, because of Ahab’s stubbornness and selfish reasons to take vengeance, he put the crew in harm’s way. This is one of the reasons why the author’s background affected the story of Moby Dick, one example can be when the book that Chase’s son gave to Herman talked about a vengeful whale and a man
Introduction When considering the various applications of David Hume’s moral philosophy, his discussion on the morality of suicide has a great effect on the discussion of ethics and morality more than two-hundred and fifty years later. Our modern Western society is reevaluating its moral code from the ground up year by year in various social issues, which means that it is also becoming unclear what actions are morally permissible. Thus, a critical analysis of Hume’s argument for the moral permissibility of suicide is rather timely. In his essay on suicide, Hume refutes a three-part claim of Thomas Aquinas, a Catholic philosopher and theologian. This essay shows that Hume believes that suicide can be defined as the killing of self that is intended to remove misery and which may or may not be morally justified.
This interactive oral discussion was about nihilism and its ability to foreshadow future circumstances in Yukio Mishima’s The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea. Before this oral discussion my knowledge of nihilism was very limited. The discussion was based upon Noboru’s nihilistic views on his lack of a masculine father figure. This discussion was able to connect the nihilistic perspective of Noboru to the nihilistic views of Mishima.The general gist was to discuss how the theme of Nihilism affected the book and why Mishima chose nihilism as such a major theme. The discussion began with some history about nihilism.
In the play, the character Creon uses the ship analogy to explain his situation to Antigone, who stubbornly insisted on the burial of her brother even though it was prohibited, and to convince her to live rather than facing the consequences of the burial. In my essay I will be exploring how the analogy is a critique of the society and a representation of the political scenario of France during World War II. Jean Anouilh uses the characters Antigone, Creon and the guards to convey the conflict of ideas between them. Antigone is portrayed as an idealist while Creon is portrayed as a pragmatist. This difference in the portrayal of these two characters can be seen when Antigone refuses to understand Creon, while
[However], it gives the element which receives an attack in many cases rather than estimated that it is individual that it is conspicuous by their community. In Japan where such peculiar human relations exist, the sailor suit can serve as a very symbolic motif.” Therefore, his works very much focuses on the forced loss of innocence as a result of time and society. Similarly, in Lord of the Flies, the boys in the island undergoes the same process, thus mirrors the theme of loss of innocence. During one of the boys’ meetings, Piggy emphasizes: “We’ve got to have rules and obey them. After all, we’re not savages.
It follows that the term ‘existential outcast’ best represents modern man, as depicted by existential thinkers. In other words, the figure of existential outcast shares the demand for reconciliation with the wanderer and the seafarer, but he departs from them in that he never submits to both social and religious norms.13 The term “Outcast” can be traced back to the old history, for example the ancient Greece were using it as a punishment, it was customary to write a person 's name on a piece of broken pottery, and later place it in a large container in a public location if one had behaved in a manner that was deemed overly aggressive or offensive. These broken pieces of pottery were
Cato possessed absolute moral principles, and all of his actions were determined by it. On one occasion, Cato relinquished his wife to someone else because it was a belief in the Stoic philosophy that, “A beloved person or object should be ‘taken care of as a thing that is not your own, as traveler treat their inn’” (119). Since Cato practiced and abided by his moral principles, including Stoic philosophy, he followed through with heroic integrity. Achilles, another man credited with the so-called “hero” title, faced a comparable situation. When Achilles was under the impression that he was not receiving his prize of a woman from Apollo 's temple, he became extremely agitated and refused to accept the outcome.
William K. Clifford’s “The Ethics of Belief” is an essay about justification and how we are morally required to prove our beliefs. Clifford’s theory throughout the essay was “It is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.” Clifford thinks that it is a moral obligation for you to confirm each of your beliefs with sufficient proof, no matter how questionable or insignificant the beliefs may be. I believe he thinks this because beliefs have serious effects and consequences on others. Clifford’s views are clear when he presents his two examples, a ship owner and about an island. He begins his essay with the story of a ship-owner doubting the safety of his ship, but he convinces himself that the ship is intact.
He did just as Viola did and assumed the other was long gone. “She is drowned already, sir, with salt water, through I seem to drown her remembrance again with more”. (pg726, 27) Sabastian, unlike Viola, is more realistic about the current situation, no pun intended, he understood that if she wasn’t rescued then she is long gone because the unforgiving ocean can so easily swallow her up without warning with its tremendous power. This is similar to viola reaction but almost more absolute because being the man society at that time and some would argue today men are expected to be tuff and strong so Sabastian wasn’t able to mourn his sisters died as openly causing him to instead try to forget about her altogether in order to get passed the pains of losing her. If he didn’t think about her he didn’t have to feel sadness for losing
Man vs. Society The short story "Two Fishermen" by Morley Callaghan depicts an important message about the relationship that conformity has with morality. Callaghan illustrates that the true nature of an individual 's being is only revealed when they are put under pressure. This message is portrayed through the characters Michael Foster, Billy Hilton, and K. Smith. In Michael Foster 's case, he is given a choice to stand up for and protect an innocent man with whom he had become acquaintances with. With reference to Billy Hilton, his choice to cast a blind eye to the law go against the very book that he swore an oath to.