Ambition is a common downfall for those who seek power. In literature, authors use characters to demonstrate the harmful effects of ambition. Shakespeare, in his play Macbeth, develops the character of Macbeth, who changes from a good-hearted person to evil because of his corrupting power and unchecked ambition. In Act I, Macbeth debates with himself on whether or not to kill Duncan. He considers that, even if Duncan’s murder could be completed without any negative consequences, like getting caught, he still would have to live with guilt.
He describes it “inhumane” that Gandhi would be willing to stand idly while his wife and children die instead of permitting them to eat animal food prescribed by a doctor. Apparently by eating it and staying alive, one would have committed a sin according to Gandhi. Being loyal to a close friend was not suggested by him, seeing as how it could evidently lead to making poor decisions and thus, committing a sin. Although Orwell agreed on this, he also thought that as social beings, humans must have precious people in their lives. Orwell then stresses the point that humans should not seek for perfection.
True, if he doesn't get an answer, he will lose his life. However, he doesn't think about the possibility that what the hag will want may turn out to be even worse, considering the fact that honor and personal integrity were valued more than life in those times. The knight is also an ungrateful person. The hag saves him from a certain death and then requests that he marry her. In light of the events, the knight should be grateful to escape death, but instead he views the marriage to his savior as another form of the same punishment.
He is happy to commit murder if that was to be the end of it but he fears the consequences and is concerned that the same fate will befall him, “Bloody instructions, which being taught, return To plague the inventor”. He is moral man, loyal to the King who has recently honoured him. Macbeth tells himself that he cannot escape the consequences of assassinating Duncan yet ‘only vaulting ambition, which o’erleaps itself And falls on the other”. This suggests that his own motivation is ambition, which he understands makes people rush ahead of themselves and ends in a downfall. This is a prophetic reflection of the final denouement of the play.
He wrote: ‘over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign’. It should be noted that Mill’s views are not straightforward as he was against voluntary slavery and against prostitution as both involve the decision of someone to give their freedom. It can be argued that euthanasia is the ultimate sacrifice of freedom. Both Jeremy Bentham’s hedonistic utilitarianism and Mill’s view argue that euthanasia is right. Bentham would say that if a person’s continued existence brings more pain than suffering, both to them and their family, then their life could be ended.
In the soliloquy, Hamlet is at first upset with himself about finding ways to avoid avenging his Father’s murder, like his spirit in ghost form told him to. This complaining turns into self hatred and then Hamlet is insulting himself outright. The main reason for this is he has agreed to get revenge on Claudius so his father’s spirit can be at peace, but he hasn’t done it yet. The fact that the Player seems to be more able to get into the mindset of revenge than he can further discourages him. This on top of the fact that Hamlet’s dad is dead and his mother married that man he hates most in the world makes for a pretty melancholy fellow.
12). This is the environment of the war that makes him want to leave to a more peaceful life. Later on after his mother dies Michael K has only on desire, to be left alone in peace, but the effects of war always catch up with him. "You get a choice and you choose Jakkalsdrif. Because we are not going to have people wandering around being a nuisance."
Though it can be interpreted in different ways , as a personal note , the poem summarizes his thoughts about the inevitability of death and the way people deal with it . He states that people know that death is for certain , that people already accept the fact that everyone will come to their end according to the will of God but , at the end of the day , they fear leaving the world and regrets start to bother them He mentioned in his poem about wise men that despite their wisdom cannot truly tell why death is inevitable and just accept the fact that they are dying of the good men who did good deeds but still end up with death and those men who lived with serious illnesses who should have enjoyed life more than just wait for their final hour . Then when their time comes , it would be too late to regret things and time wasted Thomas also addressed there his father as he witness how his father suffered from
He laments that “the Everlasting”, which is symbolic for the eternal God, has deemed it immoral to commit suicide, for he would rather commit suicide than endure pain. However, it is because committing suicide goes against the bible, that he continues his struggle through life, unlike Ophelia who upon losing her sanity, also loses her faith. This is the first time we see Hamlet contemplating death, which remains a very compelling idea in his mind. For example, in his “to be, or not to be (73)”, soliloquy, Hamlet is again contemplating whether it is a more noble task to bear all of life’s burdens or to escape it though death. However because there is much uncertainty in death, as no one knows what comes after, Hamlet declares himself too cowardly to commit suicide.
He knows what he should do, but he continues to deny, until his wife is put into jail. John cares about his reputation, but he must confess his sin, in order to stop the frenzy in Salem and save his wife. After he confesses, he encourages his wife to do the same, “Elizabeth, tell the truth, I have confessed it!” John says. John needs to muster up all his courage to confess the adultery, and it is not easy for Qu- Page2 him. John is a vainglorious man, but love makes him brave to face his sin.