In Barbara Lazear Ascher’s essay titled “On Compassion” Ascher considers the concept of compassion by utilizing her own encounters with the homeless as a vehicle to make her argument. In her argument, she interprets compassion as an abstract concept, and portrays empathy as a building block to compassion; making the argument that to be a more tolerant society one must first learn empathy in order to demonstrate true compassion. When analyzing Ascher’s rhetoric, her style, diction and rhetorical devices reveal a skeptical tone and serve a greater purpose in appealing to the reader’s sense of ethos and pathos. Namely, Ascher’s use of first-person narrative and word choice like “we” appeals to the reader’s sense of ethos, which eventually builds
As we read the sentence we can interpret that the main character may be thinking of vengeance. Later, we are able to understand that Doug was speaking about a man who has ruined his life. In conclusion, Ray Bradbury expresses that being afraid causes self damage and the need to take back what was once lost; one can not allow the past to haunt the
In “What Makes a Serial Killer”, La Donna Beaty aims to provide an evidence regarding the most vital characteristics of a serial killer. Mainly, the information given in the article is based on eight different sources with the help of which the author supports her primary argument. There are four essential characteristics that the author distinguishes as being the most influential in terms of becoming a serial killer. Concretely, according to the presented theories, these characteristics include the impact of society, the general atmosphere within one 's family, the heavy use of alcohol and mental illnesses. Beaty 's essay is fairly an informative piece as suggesting what might form a serial killer, she does not say what she thinks may
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?
In the chapter “The man I Killed,” O’Brien narrates an incidence which had permanently destroyed his life, murdering an innocent man. He had a lot of difficulties describing the man he killed, and that is why he avoided using the first person in his narrative. The reason for doing this was to relieve some of his guilt which had possessed him. Nevertheless, O’Brien could not hinder himself from picturing a complete imaginary life for the Vietnamese soldier. He outlined the similarities that he possessed and those of the dead man.
What is the value of revenge if you get punished at the end for what you did ? Many people use the term “an eye for eye, a tooth for tooth, hand for hand, and foot for foot.” as a way to justify revenge. Most post-consequences aren’t just the death penalty or getting put into jail. An example is from “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet”, Romeo killed Tybalt because Tybalt had killed Mercutio beforehand , this lead to Prince ordering the banishment of Romeo from Verona .
The voices he hears that threaten: “Macbeth shall sleep no more” indicate a relationship between guilt and madness. Therefore, the manifestation of the dagger suggests that he feels guilty because of his attempt to murder Duncan. There are three major transitions of thought. First, he contemplates about the dagger’s existence; the second is the invocations of dark images; finally, there is the bell that cuts off Macbeth’s contemplations. The transitions between topics indicate that while Macbeth feels guilty for the murder, his determination makes him ignore
‘The Kite Runner’ encourages the readers to wonder what is redemption and who is worthy enough to correct the wrongs from their past. Furthermore, through this text, readers should be able to acknowledge the difference between individuals and concede that guiltiness has primary impacts to one’s
As Jane Goldman once said, “Vengeance is the act of turning anger in on yourself. On the surface it may be directed at someone else, but it is a surefire recipe for arresting emotional recovery.” (www.brainyquote.com). Vengeance is seen as a way to relieve one’s resentment for a person. This relates directly to Medea since she consumed by her vengeance for her husband Jason.
What reductionist efforts have done though, in relation to the understanding of experience, has taken out any form of analogous comparison. In order to understand an experience, one cannot only study the brain, but also has to make connections to the subjective experience that would be relatable. Similar mistakes in reduction have been made in studies like optics in wave-particle duality theory. For awhile, we weren’t willing to look from a binocular perspective, when in reality light acts as both a wave and a
When this is violated, the response is punishment. The second one is compensatory, and in this case, the offender is obliged to pay the victim in order to compensate for the harm caused. The third one, therapeutic, uses therapy to help individuals return to previous normal state. Finally, conciliatory seeks to reconcile the conflicting parties such that mutual harmony is restored. These social control styles, therefore, are applicable to the case of murders in the US.
Final Exam Nathanael Vitkus • What type of issues should the therapists be aware of issues that started after genocide & forced assimilation? Individuals who have survived genocide and forced assimilation might have survivor guilt; a condition brought about by being a survivor of a horrific event, in which the individuals who “make it” might question why they survived whereas others did not, they might feel guilty or somehow unworthy (not that worthiness is a factor to surviving a genocide). For therapists addressing this issue they should tread carefully, primarily by listening to them but being mindful of the effect of silence might have, engaging in their questions if therapeutic (but mindful yet again that sometimes there really isn’t an answer that suffices), and by putting them in contact with other genocide and forced assimilation survivors and/or a support group for survivors of a genocide or forced assimilation. Because while listening might help out the genocide or forced assimilation survivor, the support that can be provided by other survivors might be more beneficial because of it being an experience they survived together in a way, that they aren’t alone in the struggle of surviving.
Mary Gordon, a famous author who was born in 1949 in Far Rockaway, New York. She was born into a strict Catholic home by Anna Gagliano and David Gordon (Gordon). In Mary’s younger years she had wanted to be nun, but it all changed after the death of her father David. After David died from heart failure in 1957, Mary’s mother sold the house and took Mary back to live in the house that she has grew up in. They both went to take care of Mary’s grandmother, but not long after the grandmother had passed away Mary’s mother became alcoholic, which lead to Mary being alone most of the time since Mary’s mother’s side of the family never liked her (Gordon).
In The Crucible written by Arthur Miller, one theme demonstrated was that revenge does not always work in your favor. Revenge is the action of causing hurt or harm on someone for an injury or wrong suffered at their hands. In The Crucible this theme is represented by the character Abby wanting to be with John Proctor, since they had an affair. Due to the affair Mrs. Proctor, Elizabeth, fires Abby making Abby want seek revenge on Elizabeth. In order to gain revenge, Abby accuses Elizabeth of witchcraft and being a witch.