Julius Caesar Pre-Reading Research Fun 1. Attitudes towards suicide held by the Romans during the time of Julius Caesar were contrasting to the attitudes towards this sensitive topic in modern American life, but their thought process of why they wanted to commit suicide can also be seen as similar to how it is now. Various cultures did have different views on suicide that will either more closely relate to how it is now a days, or even further contrast. In some cultures, taking your own life was seen as a punishable sin, as well as a crime. In others, it went to the extent that people who commited suicide were not to be given a proper burial.
I see this as being extremely unethical on both religious and social morality levels. All healthcare providers follow the Hippocratic Oath that has been used for centuries to set out guidelines for our doctors and nurses and in the original version it states “I will not give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect”. In the modern version it states “Above all, I must not play God”. Just in these two sentences all caretakers partaking in this practice have directly broken their promise. Also religion and the role of God is completely taken advantage of when the patient decides to end their life themselves.
The Mormon communities believe “Euthanasia is condemned. Anyone who takes part in euthanasia, including assisted suicide, is regarded as having violated the commandments of God” (Religion and Spirituality 1). All these views are respected, but what is important is the value is what each terminally-ill and injured patient want out of the rest of their life. On the contrary, there are beliefs that no one should allow anything like
Danforth stated, “You misunderstand, sir; I cannot pardon these when twelve have already been hanged for the same crime.”(Miller 1156). After he hung twelve people, Danforth thinks that we shouldn’t stop because if they were to stop it, that would say that they were wrong in their judgement.Courageously, they kept it going, thinking that they were right and everyone who opposed them or the girls, were working with the devil. Worried that Hale was wrong, he left and came back, trying to get people to just give in, that living and lying is better than dying. So furthermore, Hale and people of the church has been somehow
The author of this play Therefore, to die for the truth is better than to live a lie. Some may view the death as unuseful when they may live to rebut that they aren’t apart of witchcraft. Hale tries to convince Elizabeth to tell John to live, “... that throws his life away for pride” (4, 358). Although John signing would mean there is witchcraft so all the deaths would’ve been justified to the village. Parris confirms how valuable Proctor’s name is, “It is a weighty name; it will strike the village that Proctor confess” (4, 659).
I have given you my soul now give me your name.” He doesn’t want to give them the only thing that makes him who his name. He doesn’t want to disgrace his family name and hurt them for generations to come. This is an example when it says in the definition “ He is then able to accept his death with honor.” In conclusion John Proctor is the perfect example of a tragic hero. He committed adultery and in a sense, ended up dying because of it. He is a hero though.
The Puritans believed any religious beliefs that did not heed to the Church’s law is ultimately satanic and against God. After Hutchinson’s banishment from their society, the Puritans rejoiced “it was a happy day to the churches of Christ here, and to many poor souls, who had been seduced by (Hutchinson)” (119). This statement by the Puritans helps indicate that any wrong doing against the Church was considered
Even before Bryan Stevenson started representing people on death row, he was opposed to capital punishment. To him, the act of killing someone who is found guilty of murder only to demonstrate that killing is wrong, does not make logical sense. He believes that the death penalty is a punishment rooted in hopelessness and anger. It’s because of his moral and religious background that he believes no one is just a crime, we are more than the worst thing we’ve ever done. According to Stevenson, capital punishment in America is a lottery.
Some people may say that Antigone chose to die. This is not right because Antigone was not choosing death, she was choosing to be loyal to family. Creon decided to make a law in which Polyneices, Antigone’s brother could not be buried. If someone broke this law they would be stoned to death in public. Antigone did not think it was right, and decided to bury him saying “ But I will bury him; and if I must die, I say that this crime is holy: I shall lie down with him in death…”.
The groupthink article states,“ Group members rationalize any resistance to the assumptions they have made no matter how strongly the evidence may contradict their basic assumptions, members behave so as to reinforce those assumptions continually.” Telling people they deserve to die is justifiable because the bible says, “If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death.” Physically harming and verbally harming other American’s is okay because of personal views. Slamming God is okay because there is no evidence he is real. Both heterosexuals and homosexuals justify horrific actions because of their believes and assumptions. Bringing down others because of a personal bubble, instead of keeping thoughts intact and considering where the other is coming from. America becomes divided, but they also