They resisted to the system, knowing that the demand for troops and solders are increasing massively and that death and wounds needed replacing. Of course the most despised amongst the conscientious objectors are the absolutist who did nothing to aid the war. Although Conscientious Objectors were not seen as a good example back in the day, in the modern world they are considered as one of the bravest people. They were the ones who are willing to voice out their opinions on the war, even with a death threat hanging directly above them. They were the ones who stood their ground, no matter how harshly treated, abused and tortured their lives were.
for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?” (Ecclesiastes 6:12, King James Version). There is no book of literature (such as the Bible) to use as a guide to live by, so there is really nothing to gauge morals or ethics by other than a gut instinct. Because of this mindset, relativism is a way of life, as there is no such thing as absolute truth. Truth is symbiotic and subject to change according to the individual and society at large. Secular Humanists believe when you die, that’s the end of everything; there is no afterlife.
That final Justice/ That rules the world below makes no such laws” (2.65-67). Also Antigone says, “Living, as I live, with evil all about me, Think Death less than a friend? This death of mine Is of no importance; but if I had left my brother Lying in death unburied, I should have suffered. Now I do not. You smile at me.
187 The fact that this man, a man of integrity and heart died because he didn’t fallow America’s way of business is distressing. This man’s whole goal was to help the people in need in his land, and America hated that. Because he refused to bow down to America our presidents thought he was a liability and he lost his life. How can we as Americans not feel like we are the world’s whole issue? We are the reason our world is crashing right before our eyes.
Sadly Nathan’s inability to provide his family with more right then wrong began when he was a soldier during World War II. There, Nathan escaped the Battaan Death March, and almost faced the death it brought. Because he escaped the fate of death the rest of his battalion, he views himself as a coward who is despised by God. He vows never to be a coward again and he devotes his life to saving as many souls as he can, through his missionary work. It becomes increasingly clear as the novel progresses, that Nathan is not brave but cowardly, and not a man selflessly devoted to a cause but a man devoted to nothing and no one but himself.
John had to make a decision between life and death and he chose to die. He chose to die because he didn’t want to live a lie while other innocent people were killed. The fact that John decided to die made him a strong and righteous person. Although John made the wise decision and died to protect his family from accusations at the same time he didn’t make the wise decision because once he is hung the state owns his property and his family doesn’t have
They’re lives had completely changed with no slaves and their southern way of life extremely altered. Bayard was one of the only people who was not gravely effected by this and opted not to follow the “southern code” when he chose to let the man who shot his father live. He realized that his father had done a lot of things in his life and eventually it would come down to him being killed. Bayard didn’t feel it was right to kill him and avenge his father when his father lost a duel, and had killed so many people already. By ignoring the southern code he comes to defeat time because he changes his morals as time progresses unlike most southerners and Bayard
The Cask of Amontillado I believe that no individual is ever justified to take justice into his or her own hands. Even though many people do take justice into their own hands, I believe that they are not actually aware of what they are doing. So in that case I believe that they are justified. In the short story "The Cask Of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe, Montresor takes justice into his own hands. He actually buried one of his best friends alive because he embarrassed Montresor in public.
No pleasure but meanness.” He was an extremist—a black or white thinker. If he had believed that Jesus had raised the dead he would have been good only out of compunction and not from a sincere heart. At one point he had been a Christian but apparently lost his faith. However, he ended up fulfilling his father’s prophecy that he was not good like his siblings were but was instead predisposed to getting into trouble. Perhaps this is why he killed his father.
However true that may be, that he did commit a final act of loyalty for his father, along the way he still continuously lost and found an inconsistent faith that lead him along a questionable heroic path of glory. Hamlet did not die as he lived; he accomplished his task but not admirably so. He disregarded everyone that sincerely cared for him, igniting a series of events that would eventually lead to their suicides and or murders. Hamlets did what he was meant to do, but the way in which he went about leaves many wondering at the true nobility of his