Brit K. Shakespeare Period 3 Quote analysis “Ignorance is the curse of god; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven” (Henry VI, Part 2). Shakespeare talks about wisdom, and how a person lives their life. A person who lives their life in ignorance your life will be far worse “the Curse of God”. As opposed to a person who lives their life with knowledge, your life will be exquisite or just a better life “the wing wherewith to fly to heaven”. This is a far more delicate way of saying if you end up with ignorance you were not highly favored by God, but if you have knowledge you were and will be favored by god and will end up in heaven.
The second horn says that since God is on the side of something therefore it is considered to be right or pious. Now, Socrates and Euthyphro was follower of the first horn of dilemma. They both thought that since something is pious therefore God loves it. It is evident from the statement, “Socrates proposes to amend the definition, and say that 'what all the gods love is pious, and what they all hate is impious.' To this Euthyphro agrees” (Plato, 2008).
Through writing the novel, Candide, Voltaire sought to satirize the idea of philosophical optimism. More specifically, Voltaire was attacking the principles of the philosophical optimism of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. Leibniz believed that we live in the best of all possible worlds and so everything that happens must happen for good reason; and since this is the best possible world, it is impossible for anything to get better. Panglossianism is a term describing optimism without reason and those mirror the beliefs of the aptly named Pangloss, who is a main character and companion/teacher of Candide throughout the story. The story begins with Candide living in a great castle in Westphalia with servants and presumably under the rule of his uncle.
Thus we can see that his arrogance and ego reached such a level that he thought of himself as god and forgot that he was a mere mortal. His disdainful challenge to the mighty of the world, allude to his excessive arrogance and pride. This bottomless pit of pride, arrogance, haughtiness and self-consuming narcissism is so apparent that it has been used by many an author as a metaphor when comparing and analyzing characters as illustrated by Allison (2012: 106) for the character of “Daniel Dillion” in “The Cinema of Michael Winterbottom”. The poet uses this juxtaposition in order to add vividness and to enhance the contrast
This postulate of God has origin in one’s own reason which would necessarily mean that submitting to will of God is submitting to one’s own reason. The need of God arises because the relationship between moral law and happiness is not guaranteed in this world. So here God comes to the rescue and thus necessitates the compatibility of virtue and realization of highest good. The postulate of immortality is very much interwoven with the postulate of God. Taking into account the sensuous nature of human beings, Kant states that it is very difficult for a man to be righteous without hope.
Evolution of Torvald’s character is shown from a man in control of his life, his wife and his household, to a man in front of whom his whole perfect life falls apart all thanks to one woman. Ibsen showed the future of many husbands who do not take into consideration their spouse’s desires and needs. When comparing Torvald and the shallowness of his character to Nora’s, it would be like looking at an informatory pamphlet vs. a two thousand page book. Torvald is very plain; he knows what he wants and expects everyone to follow his orders. He enjoys being the patriarch - the head of the family, enjoys holding all the strings in the household; he views himself superior emotionally and intellectually and he treats his wife as a foolish child and a plaything.
In the end the title did not bring the lasting happiness he had hoped for, he reevaluates his understanding of happiness and chases it without pause. Talking to happy people he sees, reading ancient philosophical texts. All to answer: is the maxim "no pain, no gain" true. Pleasure, bliss, ecstasy were not the true descriptions of his definition of happiness. 2.
A perfect world is described as a place in which there is happiness and peace for all, but peace comes at a cost. Even the most perfect thing has it's flaws. “Never Let Me Go” shows a dystopian world, a utopian future that is overwrought with social dysfunction, where clones are used to make the world better. Are clones really how a Utopian society is achieved? "Never Let Me Go" is a novel which asks a significant question: does possessing humanity make the world imperfect, and should the human race give this facet of their lives up in order to achieve perfection?
But it takes the ability to be yourself and not conform or follow others. Emerson alludes to many great historical figures such as “Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton.” This says you could be misunderstood today but your ideals and thoughts are great. Don’t hide yourself. Like Diplo, “express yourself.” Emerson feels the plagiarism of another’s own character and qualities to be an outrage and how each and every person should have their own unique identities that are meaningful to them saying, “Envy is ignorance…”and “…imitation is suicide.” Emerson also uses a powerful metaphor, stating, “…no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him
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 . The contrast he uses shows us that Edmoud had everything he needed to be good, he had the look and he had the attitude , but ultimately he chose to wrong path, he was blinded by power and his need to be treated as an equal. Later in that scene  after his brother is wounded Edgar affirms his belief that the gods play no hand in the evilness of the world through his dialogue “The gods are just, and of our pleasant vices make instruments to plague us” he states that the gods are fair and only punish us with our own wrong doings, even Edmoud agrees with him. Edmonds good side does make an appearance, towards the end of act 5 scene 3, “ Despite of mine own nature. Quickly send – be brief in it – to th’castle; for my wit is on the life of Lear and Cordelia” , in this remorseful dialogue Edmond`