The chaplain, the novel’s clearest advocate for Christian morals, addresses the dangers of Alex’s “Reclamation Treatment” when he tells Alex that “goodness is something chosen. When a man cannot choose he ceases to be a man.” F. Alexander echoes this sentiment, albeit from a different philosophical standpoint, when he tells Alex that the treatment has “turned [him] into something other a human being. [He has] no power of choice any longer.” Burgess’s novel ultimately supports this conception of morality as a matter of choice and determination and argues that good behavior is meaningless if one
However it does not end there, in Act 4 a further change occurs in the behaviour of Reverend John Hale. Hale begins to visit those who will not confess and persuades them to lie to save themselves. He turns completely against the Puritan rules and persuades people to do something that they know, to be good Christians, they must not do. When he tells Elizabeth to persuade Proctor to lie he puts forward his main argument: “God damns a liar less than he that throws his life away for pride.” This point in “The Crucible” shows how just how Hale has changed from the cold strict scholar, to the worried man looking only for what he believes to be right. Eventually Elizabeth persuades Proctor to confess and Hale encourages Danforth to speed up the process of the confession: “(quickly to Danforth) Let him sign it,let him sign it” showing that Hale wants to get it over with to prevent Proctor from getting too annoyed.
By taking the time to answer his critics (or persecutors, as he is in prison) with patience, logic and intelligence, as opposed to retaliating, King was also able to justify his actions. Another important aspect to his letter was to show how disappointed he was with the Church. For example he said “In deep disappointment I have wept over the laxity of the church. There can be no deep disappointment where there in not deep love”. One of the best parts of this letter was that it was created out of political conflict.
During the course of the novel of ‘Deadly Unna?’ the readers are exposed to the negativity between the father and his son. This affects Blacky in way that his self-esteem is almost non-existent, and the negativity is prominent throughout the novel. Examples of the neglect shown by his father are that of the time when Bob refers to Blacky as a ‘gutless wonder’, and the journey we take through the story of Blacky’s deteriorating respect for him. The ‘gutless wonder’ incident was a influential part of the novel, as Blacky realises that his Dad isn’t one to take advice of someone he feels is inferior than him, thus saying, ‘My own son, a gutless wonder. A gutless fucking wonder!’ When Blacky explains to his father about the storm, Bob insults him rather than swallow his pride and takes his son’s advice on board.
Lauren Slater states ''The fact is,'' Emler says, ''we've put antisocial men through every self-esteem test we have, and there's no evidence for the old psychodynamic concept that they secretly feel bad about themselves. These men are racist or violent because they don't feel bad enough about themselves. ''(Slater 860) Lauren Slater also met with Roy Baumeister of Case Western Reserve University. Essentially, Roy believes that the unexpected notion that self-esteem is overrated and to suggest that it may even is a culprit, not a cure. In Lauren Slater’s “Trouble with Self-Esteem” Baumeister and his colleagues write: ''People who believe themselves to be among the top 10 percent on any dimension may be insulted and threatened whenever anyone asserts that they are in the 80th or 50th or 25th percentile.
Through its portrayal of human experience, Welles’ Citizen Kane reinforces the significance of perseverance. To what extent does your interpretation of Citizen Kane support this view? Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane tells the story of a flawed man whose thirst for power and love lead to his lonesome demise. This portrayal of a common human experience has much to teach the audience about the significance or perseverance, or more importantly when to give up as Charles Kane’s stubborn persistence to attain his goals was the thing that caused him to lose them. This can be inferred by an examination of Kane’s goals, his motivation for his goals and then looking at the choices Kane makes to persevere and how they affect his future.
Though Huck's guardians, Miss Watson and Widow Douglas constantly tried to "sivilize" Huck, he repells, therefore exposing his lack of maturity. This lack of maturity however, is shown mainly in the beginning of the novel. Kohlberg spent years researching how an individual develops their own moral codes. He believed that a person's moral judgment is motivated by a need to avoid punishment. Though Huck knows his relations with Jim will be shunned by society, he takes a huge chance and puts his reputation on the line.
Gatsby becomes corrupted as a result of his surroundings and participates in evil things. In the end, however, he is a good man with a passionate heart, merely broken down by the dark world he lives in. Throughout the novel, Gatsby was often compared to Christ. This is because the way in which he is so passionate for the subjects of his heart. Jay Gatsby is deeply in love with Daisy Buchanan throughout the story and is constantly putting her first.
He is disgusted by human physicality, which leaves him isolated and lonely towards adults and leads him to sexual impulses with little girls (Spring). The narrator ironically describes his as “a very clean man” instead of a dirty old man, but his implications are clear: his obsession with bodily purity has made him more perverted than simple lust life (Spring). Soaphead Church can be labeled as a ‘people hater’ who prefers objects to people. While, writing his letter to God we find him even crazier then before. Morrison not only wants us to see how Soaphead is a bad person but he wants us to see another way to deal with racial self-hatred (Spring).
Millions of sperm cells begin the long march to fertilize the egg, but usually only one actually succeeds and fertilizes the egg. Birth gives everyone a winning experience at the beginning of life. However, many people seem to lose how that first focused vectored when life’s many choices overwhelm them. Being focused and undistracted towards a specific single goal separates winners from the crowd. Success is personal, but the degree of a person’s focus distinguishes the uppermost achievers from the rest of the mass of humanity.