All of these parallels present together signal that a sheer coincidence is unlikely. In addition, Pearl mimics the Empyrean section of Paradiso in a few significant ways. The problem, though, is there is no concrete evidence that the Pearl Poet had access to Dante’s works. The Pearl Poet wrote Pearl in the late 1300’s, so direct borrowing from Dante’s Commedia is temporally possible. That’s all that one can be absolutely sure of.
From today as mine by right.” Creon also now believes that as he is now king he is infallible and believes that his own laws should come above the laws of the gods. “But I am the law” Creon`s own attitude towards his own rule seems very autocratic, his opinion that a king does not need to listen to the people and make judgements he believes are the most beneficial to the state. “ I have never based my political principles on the opinions of people in the streets” “And I will act according to my own convictions” Creon believes that his actions to deny the burial of Polynices are justified because he believes that the gods will support his actions as Polynices was a traitor and Creon sees no reason as to why the gods would honour a traitor. “No, he must be left unburied, his corpse carrion for the birds and dogs to tear, an obscenity for citizens to behold! These are my principles.
Rand says “Reality, the external world, exists independent of man’s consciousness, independent of any observer’s knowledge, beliefs, feelings, desires or fears…” (qtd. The Ayn Rand Institute 1). Consciousness, therefore, is to distinguish reality, not to fashion or form it around a personal belief. Consequently, Objectivists reject all forms of a supernatural or any beliefs unfounded in fact. In the quote below Rand explains why she rejects religion outright, and she believes man himself deserves the attention: Just as religion has preempted the field of ethics, turning morality against man, so it has usurped the highest moral concepts of our language, placing them outside this earth and beyond man’s reach.
More refused to attend coronation of the Queen of England, and denied to acknowledge King Henry VII as head of the church of England. Before his sentencing More spoke freely of his belief that “No temporal man may be head of the spirituality.” For this being, he was charged with high treason and was later decapitated. Although More was given a second chance to save his life he decided to stay true to his principles. Four hundred years later Thomas More was declared the patron saint of lawyers and statesmen and now is celebrated and exalted as a saint in the Catholic church for his bravery. Another example against Hale’s is soldiers of the United States of America.
On the other hand, leaving the epic ending at the end of book 23, leaves us with too many loose ends: why would Odysseus reveal his identity to all his bellowed ones, apart from his father who has been suffering upon the loss of his son? Another is that the suitors' families would have been raging upon the slaughter of their sons - the resolution of which is only covered in book 24 which is appropriately resolved by gods' intervention, this time with Athena's help fulfilling commonly used 'deus ex machina' ending. Considering all the arguments, I am not going to offer any breakthrough ideas that haven't been achieved so far by so many scholars over the centuries. In order to reconcile the critical mind, reasoning with all the facts, and a romantic soul, supporting the mystery around Homer's identity and the Unitarian theory, I am inclining to the theory that even book 24 was done by Homer. Perhaps Homer was procrastinating with his duties, as
The Progressives viewed that the people have no permanent rights endowed by God, only changing rights by having a strong government that protects individual rights and property. According to Document A, the Founders viewed that all men are created equal, and all their rights are endowed by their Creator. While, the Progressives viewed that their Creator did not give their rights. A strong government was the only thing that protected people’s rights. In Document C, by James Madison, he said that if men were angels, no government would be necessary.
A. No family should be judged based on anyone’s idea of the “perfect family”, no family is perfect no matter how hard they try to make their family look to the rest of the world B. . People should and from what I think need to stop judging others before they actually know the entire situation 4. The third and final essay I’m discussing is “Family Values” which was written by Richard Rodriguez. A.
He basically degrades the entire Bible by saying that there is no fact in the world and everything is an interpretation. He claims the truth is unnecessary to be spoken because it is only necessary to speak the truth when the untruth is so false that it can be detected. Nietzsche shares his belief that a human’s life is 100% controlled by the individual and all success should be credited to that individual. Then he disrespects all Christians by claiming they are a species of weak failures looking for pity that shall parish to the strong-willed all-powerful being. I strongly disagree with almost everything Fredrick Nietzsche writes about in this section of the reading.
Roman society worked by everyone submitting to the emperor and sacrificing to the gods. That these Christians would not accept societal norms must have been infuriating for many romans, and is the starting point of their hatred towards the Christians. The roman religion which saw seeing forgiveness as performing a set of rituals had no interest in some morality or a set of dos and don’ts, which the Christians lived by. This was considered to be the realm of philosophy. There was no great concern for the afterlife here, and Polytheism with its acceptance of an unlimited number of gods meant that the society that practiced it was adaptable to change.
(Page 2) Continues with communists stating once aware of himself man cannot interact with others. This presents a direct conflict with communist dogma, for if man cannot associate with others once aware then the possibility of an equatarian society isn’t possible. Christian outlook is without God there is no moral compass, and thus humanity is free to do whatever they want, or simply doomed to destroying the fragile society built over the centuries. To them it is unfathomable that we as a species can continue without an overseer keeping us in check (aka God) by judging our every action. Sartre addresses both concerns for the first time stating that all truths and knowledge is only realitive through the lens of humanity.