Out of the quotes listed, I found one rather intriguing and agreeable. A quote by Herman Hess states, “We kill when we close our eyes to poverty, to affliction, or infamy. We kill when, because it is easier...we approve of atrophied social, political, educational, and religious institutions, instead of resolutely combating them.”. I find this to be true in today’s society. People chose to look away and follow the crowd rather than to feel like they are obligated to take action, even though they encourage others to take action.
How someone feels is determined by rules that everyone has, and these rules are often quite arbitrary because they are picked up from various sources like parents, friends, teachers, books, movies, and so on while growing up. Once learned, these rules tend to stay fixed and whatever you learned first will become your rule and everything else will be considered weird and you won't
The works of Dittmann and Golding imply that people will be more violent in a survival situations that are difficult to exit because they provide the person with an ideology to justify their actions so that they will not be held accountable. In the article “What makes good people do bad things?” the author states that situations can foster evil by “Providing people with an ideology to justify beliefs for actions”(Dittmann) and by making “exiting the situation difficult”(Dittmann). Golding examines these points in his novel through his character Jack, one of the older boys who fills a
In future situations my copying strategies will be try to see the situation not only from my perspective because now I realize that I looked at members of staff behaviour without understanding whether or not it was normal for them once they were in their comfort zone. At the time I did not realize that they were just being themselves because that is their culture and as hard as it is to admit I was being defensive and it definitely made me built a barrier to resist adapting to the new environment, which was TEPO organisation. In addition to the named strategy I could also talk to someone, specially the head of the depart or a personal tutor about my situation and say what I am not understanding about the module teaching process, study units or any other enquiry. I could also ask a student adviser for help or any other source that the university provides for student in my
Golding answers this question by symbolising the main characters and their descent into savagery. He uses Ralph and Piggy to describe the well-educated that attempt to grasp civilisation, but ultimately fail to deliver. His symbol of Roger as an ordinary person that breaks loose of the chains of society once disconnected from it. Finally, the nature of Jack is a depiction of the power hungry that will do anything to lead. Firstly, Golding uses Ralph and Piggy to portray that human nature is hidden by society to continue civilisation.
Question No. 10 Answer: The furthest point of Hobbes' state of nature is embodied as the war of each man against each man. This one line aggregates up the seriousness of the situation introduced by Hobbes and illuminates why the life of man must be terrible, brutish and short. This position of Hobbes is landed at systematically that maybe makes him the father of political science. Regarding human organization Hobbes saw movement as creating enjoyment or displeasure inside of us.
Thoreau thinks that “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation”, meaning they appear content yet are constantly in a state of distress which they put upon themselves; attributing this to the way in which humans obsess themselves with certain things (Thoreau, 7). I associate Thoreau’s objections to fashion, architecture, philanthropy and red meat with a line from the Economy chapter, which reads, “So much for a blind obedience to a blundering oracle…”, reminding one of the fact that we simply follow the actions of others without ever pausing to question society or think about what is truly necessary (6). This has a strong connection to the way in which Thoreau sees fashion. Simply because others start wearing something, we follow in suit
“Who is in Control?” 1. What is the main idea? The episode “Who is in Control?” addresses the idea that our brain secretly controls what we do without our awareness. When we wake up, we may have many things going through our brain and think that we are aware and in control of many things but in reality our brain controls countless other things that we are unaware of. If a task is performed long enough then neuronal circuits are hardwired in the brain that allow us to perform tasks even while unconscious.
The specific question Machiavelli raises is thus: “whether it be better to be loved than feared or feared than loved” (Blackboard p. 1). The conclusion to which Machiavelli arrives is one best understood through examination of his own personal experience and sociopolitical context, as the statesman concludes that, “it is much safer to be feared than loved, when, of the two, either must be dispensed with” (Blackboard p. 1), and further goes on a diatribe against mankind, calling them, “ungrateful, fickle, false, cowardly, covetous” (Blackboard p. 1). Machiavelli’s language here reflects an opinion formed in the politically unstable context of his contemporary Italian city-states, in which a prince’s best protection against the machinations of others was their fearing him. Machiavelli’s statement regarding the nature of man is significant to his political ideology, as the author later goes on not only to undermine the security of friendships secured by financial reward, but also to regard those secured by love itself, saying that, “love is preserved by the link of obligation which, owing to the baseness of men, is broken at every opportunity for their advantage; but fear preserves you by a dread of punishment which
Work is an activity involving mental or physical effort in order to achieve a purpose or result. To work, is the engagement of certain mental of physical work in which one preforms in oder to achieve a result. Joseph Conrad starts off by stating that he does not like work and then expands, explaining that no other man does. By stating this, Conrad alludes that man is either; one lazy, or two, work is hard reverting him and the rest of society to not like it. The next two sections of Conrad 's quote: " but I like what is in the work--the chance to find yourself", contradicts his first statement.