Steinbeck describes him as “prince of the ranch” and he possesses such a position due to his calm and receptive demeanour. Slim is always able to assess a situation accurately and give a judgement. His authority is proven when “Candy looked a long time at Slim to try to find some reversal. And Slim gave him none.” This implies that Slim has the authority to override the decisions of the other workers, showing he is higher in the social hierarchy and has power over the workers. Steinbeck shows Slim to be the most authoritative of the pair when he says “Slim sat down on a box and George took his place opposite.” This quote suggests that Slim is dominant because he takes his seat first; meaning that he is the more important and that George respects him.
He makes himself seem as though he is more determined and capable than that of his peers; to be respected and admired for his achievements. He feels as though his peers would give up on a project too easily if it were difficult. In his mind doing so, is to just throw away your talents over “useless grief”, in his words. Another example of how he puts himself above his peers is in the next sentence. “When I reflected on the work I had completed, no less a one than the creation of a sensitive and rational animal, I could not rank myself with the herd of common projectors.” I take this sentence as he is saying; my creations and projects are far more superior to that of my peers.
Jesus chose these twelve for a specific reason. Though their faith waivered, their talent was average and there was no great leader among them, the one attribute they all shared was their willingness to obey Jesus. He understood the task at hand and the need for help, he also recognized that in them his ministry would continue. He endowed them with his authority, and they played a large role in the development of the early Christian church. Alone they were ordinary men but together the comprised a group who would serve God in a powerful way.
The way he has been treated and brought up makes him who he is today and how he relates to other people, especially white skinned people. Crooks, first of all, is the stable hand who works with the ranch horses. Along with Candy, Crooks is a character used by Steinbeck to show the effects of discrimination. This time the discrimination is based on race, and Crooks is not allowed in the bunkhouse with the white ranch hands, therefore he has his own place in the barn with the ranch animals, and he is treated as such. Crooks is a man, supposedly young but disabled, that likes books and keeps his small room neat, but has been so beaten down by loneliness and prejudicial treatment of that he is now suspicious of any kindness he receives.
The professor’s observations reveal that while Captain Nemo shows passive respect to God as the Creator of the natural world, he doesn't have true faith in The Creator nor revealed religion. Rather, he rebels against natural and man made law, and ultimately rejects human society, seeking revenge against humanity for perceived wrongs. The evidence that Captain Nemo respects God as the Creator is replete. Captain Nemo values the lives of those he holds dear, such as when he cried after his crew member died or when he saved the life of the pearl diver. In mourning and saving life, Captain Nemo showed a certain gratefulness for God’s creations.
Zaroff believe that there are men of lesser value, and calls them ,“… The scum of the Earth-sailors from tramp ships-lascars, blacks, Chinese, whites, mongrels- a thoroughbred horse or hound is worth more than a score of them.” Rainsford comes to understand he has no choice but to play the game. The reader now questions who will win. On the other hand Rainsford is also an educated avid hunter. He finds a large animal and next to it an empty cartridge, “A twenty-two.” As an experienced hunter he is surprised that the large animal would have been chased, with such a small gun. Rainsford recognizes that the animal fought, and was ultimately killed by the hunter.
This is supported by, “highly regarded…lose an hour’s sleep in order to hear what he had to say.” The animals, due to Old Major’s maturity, accept what he says as fact and believe that he will act on what he declares. Snowball, although arguing with Napoleon regularly, takes on the opinions of the other animals on the farm, and tries to make the future of the farm successful. This is shown by, “Snowball also busied himself with organising the other animals into what he called Animal Committees.” Snowball also decided to change the seven commandments into one single maxim, “four legs good, two legs bad.” Snowball puts his efforts into spreading the word of animalism on other farms, through the pigeons, and communicates with the others on Animal Farm for himself. Napoleon, however, uses other animals to send out his messages, so that he becomes an unknown character to the other animals. This leads them to believe that he is superior to themselves, and that all of the decisions he
What seems incomprehensible to reason is why God, an almighty and good being, would let Satan freely oppress Job, an innocent man. Despite the loss of his livestock and children, Job still displayed confidence in God’s will even though his gracious creator had let him suffer for no apparent reason. Disappointed and beaten, Satan, requests God to let him test Job once more. To let Job suffer in the first place seems unrighteous, however, God allows him to be tested again, even though Job still remained faithful to God after losing his children and means of living. In his second trial, huge and painful sores spread over Job’s body, but he continues to be loyal to God, in spite of his own wife suggesting to curse God for his suffering.
Anslem starts by pointing out that God, by definition, is the greatest conceivable being (something than which nothing greater can be thought) which is agreed and understood by both believers and non-believers. To illustrate this, Anslem presents the hierarchy of beings. Here, he states that there is an obvious ranking system which we can attribute to our surroundings. For instance, a block of wood is lower in the hierarchy scale to a horse, and a horse to a human, etc… He uses this to show that God is the top of this scale as the ultimate greatness. However, understanding alone doesn’t amount to much because an existence outside of just one’s understanding alone is not the greatest conceivable being.
In other words, a man’s presence depends on the power and the potential that he demonstrates to someone else in life. No one will notice him if he does not have enough confidence to show his potential. There are half of the world are man, only few of which are able to become famous. The reason why they are well known in the world is that they show their power and potential within strong confidence and be accepted by our society. It is a superficial way to look at men through the physical power, and the best way to treat men is to admire them with the deepest honor in the inner depths of our minds.