Equality finally gets to escape his miserable society and all the institutions, practices, and officials that are a part of it. He comes to the realization that there is more to life than serving other people, and that he owes nothing to his brothers or his society. Equality, after struggling and fighting for his freedom, finally knows why he lives and what has been missing in his life. “The moral purpose of a man’s life is the achievement of his own happiness.” (The Ethics of
The two stories, written in the BC era, governed by monarchs. The protagonist in the stories, similar in power, Gilgamesh a narcissist, no regards for the people’s feelings. Despite his position as king, he takes all, leaving no children, no virgin to her companion (62). On the other hand, Creon puts the law above family and friends, yet, demanding respect. Creon respects the law of the land, even though he only honors the friendly people (Sophocles 20).
“Preach Selflessness. Tell a man that he must live for others.”(The Soul of a Collectivist) By being one and the same, everyone is promised a sense of equality, something mankind fights over relentlessly. The rulers have appealed to their people with such idealism, promising a world free of jealousy or unfairness. “I owe nothing to my brothers, nor do I gather debts from them. I ask none to live for me, nor do I live for any others.
He believes that everyone in his society is on an equal playing ground, not one person is inferior or superior. These people Prometheus is surrounded by are far from egoists, they believe fitting in with the norm and using the word “we” makes them their own individual. However, Prometheus soon comes to the realization that he “owes nothing to his brothers. [He] asks none to live for [him], nor does [he] live for any
For instance, no citizen was allowed to wish for a specific job, yet Equality pictured his life with a job as the House of the Scholars (Rand 24). He did many things, all of which were not allowed, like trying to become a scholar, creating the light bulb, and choosing to fall in love with a woman (Rand 56 and 59). Equality may have gone against every rule, but it helped him find his true identity and eventually realize that he is not a “we”, but an “I”(Rand 94). Communism causes citizens to miss out on unique talents they have and to silence their own voices. Individualism is needed to have a spontaneous and happy life, or else a person's lifestyle becomes predictable and uneventful.
Othello: A Close Reading This is an analysis of the lines 260-279 of the third scene of the third act of Shakespeare’s Othello. In an attempt to fulfill the incessant need for comfortable dichotomies, societies tend to be divided into two groups: the ‘in-crowd’ and the ‘others’. These strict dualities, constructed upon the inherent need for adversaries, are often as arbitrary as they are false and based on nothing but fear. Regardless of their invalidity, however, simply the belief that these divisions are warranted is enough to render them truth, having a lasting impact of the health of a society and the individuals within it. In his work Othello, Shakespeare explores this concept—focusing on the city of Venice and the prejudices against the Moor.
Evidence from the characters in Macbeth demonstrate Shakespeare’s belief that human beings have free will to choose their actions, but these decisions become their fate, and they often lead to their downfalls. Shakespeare’s beliefs on the concept of free
Mistakes are universal, but everyone responds to being incorrect in different ways. The way that people choose to deal with their mistakes defines their integrity. The popular opinion is that apologizing makes up for the inaccuracy, but conversely, I believe that apologizing does not simply make a person ‘good’. A strong person is someone who proves that they intend not to make the same mistake again. An apology loses it’s meaning after it is repeated over and over.
Mill also defends the unprovability the utilitarian axiom. But also argues saying that, because we want happiness fact, this is the greatest good; and if it is for everyone, it will be for everyone. Sidgwick goes one step further by stating that the principle of utility is known by intuition; Moore also end up claiming the intuitive evidence for utilitarianism. However, and consequently, as was happened with the conception of the good in general, here empiricism has come to reject the intuitive evidence for it as dangerous sign of an arbitrary dogmatism, as they say, is one of private and subjective criteria. Thus, more recent utilitarian defend his doctrine from a position or non-cognitive justification, not rational.
Men living in the state of nature join voluntarily the civil state through the covenant they made upon themselves. Hobbes argues that men’s selfishness and will for self-preservation leads them to prefer to live in a civil state under an absolute sovereign where the risk of dying and being at war at all time disappears. The danger of the state of nature disappears under the rule of the sovereign. So Hobbes states that men are better off living under the sovereign where their risk of dying depends on their behavior (if they disobey the rules), their choice rather than in the state of nature where
You would lose the tongue that spoke your lies, lose the hand that struck another, or lose the eye that pried too much in what was not its business, etc. The death penalty was also used quite rampantly and was instituted in cases ranging from theft and fraud to rape and adultery. While many of the punishments may seem archaic and crude by modern standards, these laws did do their part in guiding the people towards acting in the interest of the community at large and striving towards a peaceful life. (Code of
Although most feel like breaking an unjust law might be the best solution to what they think is right, in reality, I agree to the fact that people are afraid to face the consequences that are given after their actions. We the people, have the freedom to believe in what we may think is right. People undertake the act of civil disobedience when a controversy
But he broke their chains. He was enslaved by his birth, by his kin, by his race. But he broke their chains. He declared to all his brothers that a man has rights which neither god nor king nor other men can take away from him, no matter what their number, for his is the right of man, and there is no right on earth above this right” (Rand 101-102). At this point in the book Equality knows the atrocities that his society committed by making all peoples one whole with no feelings of their own.
I also believe that with the support given to offenders who need that help, there will be considerate decreases of crime as criminals need specialist help to overcome the problems they have, as the reasons they have committed crimes such as robbery, theft, drug dealing, will be because of these problems and has a knock on effect to them becoming criminals. I do fear that the retributivist way of punishment may lead to innocent people being punished for crimes they haven’t committed and could therefore cause an outrage in