“For whoever killed Laius might decide to raise his hand against me. So, acting on behalf of Laius, I benefit myself, too”(Sophocles 10). The intended meaning is that Oedipus wants to find the murderer of Laius not only to save Thebes, but incase the murderer decides to kill Oedipus since he is king as he did Laius when he was king. The unintended meaning is that Oedipus himself is the murderer so he is trying to protect himself from himself, which ultimately fails because he pierces his own eyes. “I shall make a proclamation, speaking as one who has no connection with this affair, nor with the murderer”(Sophocles 14).
In lines 90-91 of Act 1, Scene 2, Brutus says, “For let the gods so speed me as I love the name of honor more than I fear death.” This states that not only would Brutus take someone’s life for the good of Rome, he would also give his own. He would rather die with dignity, than run from death. An actual evil man would be Cassius, who cares solely about his own personal needs and nothing else. Brutus, however, was truly in the conspiracy only to benefit Rome. Once Brutus had convinced himself that there was no other way to handle the matter of Caesar’s corruption of power, he refused to hurt anyone else.
Second, Creon abused his power by thinking that he can change or break the laws of the Gods and not allowing other people to break his laws. He did not want to burry Polyneices' body because he believe a traitor who fought against his home land doesn’t deserve the sane burial as a son who died defending his homeland , but one of the God's laws is that every
Augustine defends the god of theism by rejecting the existence of evil as a force or power opposed to god as it would reject the premise that god is omnipotent. Below are the ways in which he justifies moral and natural evil, which respectively mean evil caused by human acts, and evil events caused by the processes of nature. To justify evil, he solves the problem by defining evil as a ‘privation’ – which means when something is ‘evil’, it is not defined to contain bad qualities but is seen to be falling short of perfection, or what it is expected to be. Take a rapist as an example. Adopting Augustine’s idea of ‘evil’, we are to say that he is not living up to standards expected of human beings.
God is not limited by the laws of logic, since God created these laws and could abolish them if he wished to do so. This view is the strongest affirmation of God’s power. Descartes considered that if God had to conform to the laws of logic and non-contradiction, this would be a limit on God’s absolute power. He held that God created this world with its laws of logic but God would have been capable of creating different universes within different laws of logic. According to Descartes, we simply have no idea what is and what is not possible for God, so we cannot lay down any limitations on God’s absolute omnipotence.
He was not able to convince the republicans to accept this treaty because he did not include them in on it. He did successfully campaign for this treaty by going around the nation but he ended up suffering a stroke and not be able to continue. Although Wilson collapsed on his successful tour, he motives must still be questioned. He did not follow the same ideals as the Founding Fathers at all. He went against them and tried to lead the world.
The Chorus rejects Teiresias’ accusations against Oedipus saying that they believe in the knowledge of the gods and not lesser wisdom of someone like Teiresias. The Chorus therefore bluntly denies that Oedipus is the killer they are looking for. 17. …. 18.
Brutus publically confesses his love for Rome, and by doing so, he reveals that he holds the welfare of the people over his own desires because he knew that assassinating Caesar would make him lose everything. Altruism is the rejection of one’s own desires for selfless concern of the well-being of others. The intentions of Brutus were purely altruistic, and altruism is the highest form of nobility. In Act III, sc. I, line 77 of the play, Brutus delivers Caesars deathblow at which point Caesar exclaimed: “Et the Brute!
Although Brutus was one of his best friends he was also the one who delivered the final blow to Caesar in his assassination, he is the tragic hero of this story from William Shakespeare. The definition of a tragic hero states that the hero has learned from his mistake. Also the tragic hero is a leader of men so that his people experience his fall with him just like Brutus. “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings. Brutus, and Caesar: what should be in that Caesar?
Explain the nature of the problem of evil The problem of evil was first formulated by the ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus who identified that the qualities of the God of classical theism (omnipotence, omniscience and omnibenevolence) cannot be reconciled with the undeniable fact that there are evil calamities striking all the time in the form of natural and moral evil, and metaphysical (as Leibniz also suggests, originating from the concept that the world although created by God is imperfect). Is God willing to prevent evil but not able? Then he is impotent. Is he able but not willing? Then he is malevolent.