However, I do agree that when making laws the state must believe that man is evil. I believe this because some people do learn to be evil and it is necessary to keep that in mind while making laws. This is necessary, so the state can keep its people safe. This is the only point Machiavelli has made that I can agree with on this subject. We will never know for sure if man is born inherently good or evil.
“rain had called up tall recruits behind the shed,” this quote shows the father cannot destroy them .They differ in the way they felt powerless however as in Nettles the father is feeling powerless because of a physical threat whereas in Harmonium it is an emotional threat of the inevibility of death and unspoken feelings that makes the writer feel powerless. Furthermore they both include the reality of family life as the poems are realistic and the poems, especially Nettles, have both the love and misery of family relationships. In Nettles the love in the poem is the protective instincts of a parent towards his son but the misery is the Nettles that had hurt his child and the fact that being protective isn’t enough to stop him from getting hurt. The realistic relationship in Harmonium is the family resentment and frustration from a son to his father. We can tell that the writer resents and is frustrated by his father as it says “and he being him can’t help but say.......... and I, being me” which shows that he is frustrated at their relationship.
Was honor and certainty shown in The Kite Runner? Source: “Discuss the ideas developed by the text creator about the ways in which individuals struggle to restore honor and certainty.” In the book “The Kite Runner “by Khaled Hosseini, the major theme in this book way the way in which individuals struggle to restore honor and certainty. It is evident in the story with Amir and his journey for redemptions for the sins of his past mistakes. Amir dishonored himself by not helping out his half-brother in his time of need. Amir is the character that is extremely similar to his father Buba, because they both have committed sins in their past.
In the world we live in, it seems that every other person is out for self gain They will step on anyone and do whatever it takes to get what they want, but does that make them purely evil? What if in their final moments they go something good? Or if their evil ways are result’s of circumstances that they can no control over? It’s a hard line to draw and in King Lear Shakespeare explains why through the use of conclusions. The most important conclusion Shakespeare has drawn about the nature of humanity in King Lear is the fact that evil is not something the gods have cursed you with at birth but it is something that you choose for yourselfACt .
Unfortunately, Doodle was no match for his brother’s aggressive and selfish actions. In the end, Brother’s pride is to blame for Doodle’s untimely death. Brother’s pride was responsible for his opinion of Doodle. At times, Brother was kind and loving to Doodle, but the reader soon realizes that the narrator was mostly harsh and cruel to his brother. In the beginning of the story, Brother recounts the day Doodle was born, saying that he was a disappointment as soon as he entered the world.
Clearly the hatred that they feel for one another is expressed through their behaviour and the words they use for each other, such as when Oliver insultingly calls his brother a "boy" and he tells the Duke that he hates Orlando just as much as he does, knowing that this will be bad for his brother. However, the power of the Forest of Arden to transform characters is shown strongly in Olvier's change of heart and his softening of his attitude towards Orlando. Through what he sees and learns in the forest, and through meeting Celia, he comes to love his brother and regret his past actions towards him, even wanting to give the estate and wealth of their father, that previously he had kept to himself, to Orlando alone: It shall be to your good, for my father's house and all the revenue that was old Sir Rowland's will I estate upon you, and here live and die a shepherd. Thus by the end of the play, one of the central conflicts, that between Orlando and Oliver, is resolved as they are restored to loving siblings, which is in direct contrast to how they began the
Yet the reality of it is that this man is a king of great power whom they will soon bow down to. Another example of how characters can be perceived throughout the novel is shown throughout the journey of the main protagonist, he was also perceived by his appearance as a small, witless, futile and incapable to carry the great burden before him. Yet as the novel heads towards its crucial climax, he completes the task that many people perceive as impossible for him and rose to be the only one capable of such a task. Another Internal representation of perception is a main character who is perceived as a vile and psycho creature. It is later on shown that the story of this creature is a sad one and he is not at all what he is perceived to be.
"And so Okonkwo was ruled by one passion- to hate everything that his father Unoka had loved. "(17) Nwoye is presented as being similar to his grandfather, or at least that is Okonkwo's greatest fear: "Nwoye was then twelve years old but was already causing his father great anxiety for his incipient laziness. At any rate, that was how it looked to his father." (17) Here the narrator interferes in defense of Nwoye; what it looks like to his father may not be the truth about the boy. But who is Nwoye?
Always doing the right thing by others led Beowulf to his death, showing that what is believed to be a virtue will not help a kingdom to thrive, but destroys it. However, the Prince was willing to cross the lines of moral goodness in order to maintain his leadership and increase opulence of his kingdom. People are not always committed, and when they don’t believe, they must be made to believe by force. (Bondanella and Musa 258). The Prince’s authority was more effective than Beowulf, due to the nature of morality, or lack thereof, necessary to be a prosperous leader and his judgment was directly affected by the environment and size of the community.
While he was looking for Jean, he saw that the right thing to do was not to arrest him, but to come to realization that he had changed. However, in Javert’s mind, the right thing to do was to arrest Valjean for being the convict that he is. But what Javert had to understand was that people really could change. You just have to look harder. Searching for something that seems to be the “truth” can cause blindness on what is the “real” truth.