This being said, Vonnegut uses characterization to display George’s loss of the will to fight. Most people would be angry or upset, however George cannot feel this way due to the consequences that may follow. When a character does feel a human emotion, they soon forget. “ ‘Forget the sad things.’ said George. ‘I always do,’ said Hazel”(44).
People have the tendency to take the First Amendment for granted, but some tend to use it to their favor. Stanley Fish presents his main argument about how people misuse this amendment for all their conflicts involving from racial issues to current political affairs in his article, Free-Speech Follies. His article involves those who misinterpret the First Amendment as their own works or constantly use it as an excuse to express their attitudes and desires about a certain subject matter. He expresses his personal opinions against those who consistently use the First Amendment as a weapon to defend themselves from harm of criticism.
He is deep in self-thought as he continues with his point that common patriotic phrases are not necessarily positive and may seem problematic for a reader. Sloan indicates that someone with issues of patriotism or issues of authority may have difficulty agreeing with the expression because some slogans demand that readers agree. Rather than dismissing what might be considered absurd, maybe even in his own mind, he explores and analyzes other various examples of these patriotic expressions in terms of actions as if they were acted upon. In the majority of the article, more than half, Sloan seriously questions patriotic slogans. He examines the words of each one that comes to mind and provides illustrations that question the particular slogans meaning.
John Stuart Mill’s essay, “On Liberty,” and Herbert Marcuse’s “Repressive Tolerance” each argue the value of tolerance in society. Their arguments converge in the belief that the majoritarian argument can be harmful, but diverge in their ideas about the value of free discussion of opinions. As a whole, Mill and Marcuse have contradictory arguments about the value of tolerance. Mill and Marcuse each assert that the opinions of a society 's majority can be repressive and harmful. According to Mill, the individual’s welfare suffers when a majority opinion is prefered.
Coinciding with the persuading throughout the book, there seems to be two types of gentlemen, Sir Walter Elliot, vain and self-centered, and Captain Wentworth, well-mannered and kind. The book Persuasion makes the reader think about whether or not the concept of persuading others and being persuaded is a positive or negative concept. The definition of persuade is to prevail on someone to do something, as by advising or urging. Throughout the book, decisions are being made because someone has been persuaded or has persuaded others into a decision. This concept of persuasion can be dangerous or helpful.
But there are also those who are displeased with the results, and who are currently exercising their right to protest in public. Those are the ones who are strong, and fearless enough, to go out into the world and protest against their government. They are the ones who do not sit around and allow others to “remedy the evil” for them. They are the ones who exercise their “Moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws”. And best of all, these are the people that know that one must fight for their own rights, for they will not be willingly granted to them.
The most important aspect of being an American and having freedom is the ability to protest the government in legal ways to have a voice. In a speech that Learned Hand, a federal judge, gave he talked about the spirit of liberty. Hand proclaimed, “The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right; the spirit of liberty is the spirit which seeks to understand the mind of other men and women; the spirit of liberty is the spirit which weighs their interests alongside its own without bias;” What he
In conclusion many people these days are concerned about what others do and this leads to less freedom, more conformity, and close-mindedness. As the government mold us into mindless sheep, we slowly lose the power given to us by our forefathers in order to protect ourselves from the government. As ignorant people remain close minded, those who are open minded cannot take action to prevent close minded laws and policies. Hypocritical people teach children there are no other options besides the accepted ideas of the masses, creating more hypocritical and ignorant adults for futures to come. Over time the government will gain control of rights that belong to the people, and the people will be too ignorant of their rights to
Being too emotional is really bad for our society because most of us get stuck with emoting — giving too much emphasis to how we feel just like Kris Aquino. Some of us end up putting too much meaning to something trivial. Some even make a big deal whenever they hear another person raising their voice and quickly assume that that person is being nasty even if they do not know the whole story. The concept of general semantics and emotional intelligence can be fitted or associated on how most Filipino perceive, understand and give decisions on a certain situation. Filipinos seem to be divided when an issue occurs.
It was believed that William Bulger was morally reprehensible in refusing to assist the authorities as family loyalty should not precede impartiality. This analysis of the case will be elaborated in the following paragraphs. To warrant my statement, the theory of moral responsibilities and utilitarian approach will be taken into consideration. To impartially resolve a moral dilemma, one ought to choose between the options that has greater weight. In order to determine the weights of moral responsibilities, a theory is greatly needed.
MLK justifies his actions through making problems in segregation clear to the reader, but there are details that weaken his argument. MLK puts into view the injustice of being discriminated by a law and the wrongs that happen to the minorities. The morality of segregation is put on the spot and thoroughly questioned by MLK. Although he make a great argument his comparisons and apology does not help his