Odysseus lacked leadership skills when they were planning for revenge on the Cicones, from The Odyssey Book 9 Pg. 212-213. Odysseus ended up using his creativity and cleverness to escape and leave the Cicones, from The Odyssey Pg. 278-279 (P. 264-270). Odysseus was dishonest and didn’t inform his men that 6 of them were going to be eaten up by Scylla.
After Ender destroys the bugger planet in the final simulation, Graff tells him the truth, that he has been killing real buggers, that the simulated games are not actually simulations. Graff’s reasoning is this: “Of course we tricked you into it. That’s the whole point, [...] It had to be a trick or you couldn’t have done it. We had to have a commander with so much empathy that he would think like the buggers, [...] So much compassion that he could win the love of his underlings [...] But somebody with that much compassion could never be the killer we needed.” (Scott Card, 342) His explanation demonstrates how he believes that sacrificing Ender’s feelings by lying to him is necessary to defeat the buggers to save humanity from possible destruction, emphasizing the theme of manipulation for the common good. They make Ender do what he hates most, hurting others, by isolating him into not trusting anybody, moulding him to the perfect commander, then tricking him into believing he was only battling simulations.
When Grendel says “The world resists me, and I resist the world” it is proof of his inertia (Grendel pg). Which is another characteristic of the Taurus pertaining to the fact that he does not do anything positive to improve his relations with the humans and his mother. In fact his confusing relationship with his mother is what leads to his demise at the end of the
The evidence is showing that the more honorable characters never lie as much as Decius. An example of this is how Brutus is completely honest with his reasoning for killing Caesar. It is very unhonorable to lie and say that the nightmares mean nothing at all, when one does not even know that for a fact and when one knows that someone is going to be killed. According to the play, Calpurnia’s dreams of Caesar getting killed were foreshadowing his death, yet Decius was unhonorable and claims that the dreams mean nothing at all. Another piece of evidence is how Decius told Caesar to still go to the
His loneliness and false belief in nihilism drove him to become the very monster humans thought him to be. Grendel truly wanted to fit in, when he was stuck in the tree he attempted to speak with the humans, but scared them when he spoke old English. His mother tried to warn him of the humans, but because she couldn’t speak his tongue he couldn’t heed her advice until it was too late. Grendel was never necessarily a wicked being, but a misguided one. Grendel’s personal philosophy changes drastically throughout the novel.
This quote means that the narrator believes the old man would have been wise to suspect that his caregiver( someone who takes care of the incapable) would kill him but he doesn’t because the narrator helps him with everything and treats him like a dad. This quote supports the thesis because the narrator cares enough to premeditate his murder. He also believes that he is slick enough to get away with the crime without the old man knowing
“Great men are never good men.” To be great is to be considerably above average in terms of ability, quality or eminence. To the British, Sir Winston Churchill was indeed a great man and he is most well known for rallying and leading them during World War II during his term as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. However, not all of his actions were “ethically sound”, or morally good, possessing and displaying moral virtue, as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary, even though his intentions were for the good of his people and country. Therefore, I agree with the quote and in this essay I will be evaluating the extent to which some of his decisions and actions were ethical or not. One of the most controversial actions taken by Winston
Our Founding Fathers were merely men, but they utilized their strengths and conquered their weaknesses to propel themselves into godlike statuses that molded each and every one of them into prominent historical figures. Katori Hall explained this perfectly when she said “We expect our leaders to be godlike. But I feel that when people try to sanctify leadership it puts it out of the realm of regular people. And that’s where the greatest leaders come from – from the people.” Our Founding Fathers harnessed their personal strengths and weaknesses, but this alone wasn’t enough to help them to succeed. They exploited the assistance of anonymous individuals to aid them in acquiring these statuses and their success.
However, Kant’s Deontological Theory offers the most well-founded analysis because it absolutely precludes necessity as a reason for murder and cannibalism. From the perspective of Mill’s Utilitarianism, Dudley and Stephens’ act of killing and eating the boy is morally right. Utilitarians would infer that their cannibalistic act produces greater happiness and lesser pain for the three men who fed upon the boy’s body. On the other hand, had the boy not been killed and eaten, all four on ship would likely have died. One can also reasonably assume that the three men, unlike the boy, have wives and children at home.
The 1798 Rising, and its aftermath achieved a considerable number of things. Yes, it was potent and as Alvin Jackson mentions, it combined many things including an intellectually coherent and accessible ideology of Liberation. But what Jackson doesn’t mention is that the 1798 Rising shattered relationships within Ireland and evoked the gory memories of 1641. The people of Ireland had high hopes for the forthcoming years before the Rebellion, they wanted an end to the sectarian bitterness but unfortunately, this would not be the case. Although the 1798 Rebellion ended in failure, it did cause inspiration for some, that would lead to future rebellions.