Hamlet would have been an exceptional king because of his character and his willingness to sacrifice for his country. His actions throughout the book can be described as brash and extreme but his decisions are not uninformed. The challenges he faces are unimaginable and difficult but he perseveres and acts in a way that he believes will serve his country best. These are the actions of a mature and able leader who is fit to run a country. Hamlet is aware of plots against him and he believes this will be bad for Denmark.
While I understand the views of both men, I believe that Machiavelli’s perspective is more prevalent and useful in the world today. Machiavelli rights that a leader needs to show his prowess and confidence in his decisions which helps make people want to follow the leader. He writes with a more realistic but cynical point of view. Lao Tzu writes from the side that all humans are inherently good. Lao Tzu trusts all people to do the right thing and says not to force any expectations into people as that will cause them only to backlash.
So I quit.” (95) In the face of Jim’s final question, Huck seemingly is out smarted. He decides to end the argument because he knows that Jim was right and had a stronger wit than he did. In a broader scheme of things, Huck does not like being proven wrong which is what civilization does when trying to force upon him what is the right thing to do. Huck portrays the idea of independence from others ideas and sticks solely to what he believes is
As Holly Martins, Joseph Cotten shows a strong sense of morality, justice, and loyalty; he ends up struggling to make the right decision in a constantly changing situation. Even in this ambiguous situation, Martins acts readily on his moral sense, making him a predictable but volatile character. Trevor Howard as Major Callaway makes a good counterpoint for Cotten. He shows a strong morality himself, yet he's not above manipulating Martins into helping him. The film steadily constructs a curious picture of the missing Lime through the comments of those who knew
This shows the distinction between the battle of right and wrong and how characters are either on one side or the other. Terry’s is influenced by his conscience throughout the film such as; when Joey Doyle is thrown off the roof, he thinks it’s unnecessary and that the guys were just going to talk to him but he trusts Johnny that it was the right decision. Another instance where Terry’s conscience effects his decisions is where he gives the tokens to Edie as he feels empathic of her brother and the damage he helped instigated. The sides of right and wrong are clearly
As we examine the main characters from both films we can easily draw a parallel connection between Scorsese's Travis Bickel and Ford's Ethan Edwards. Each of these men is an outsider who doesn't seem to fit in very well with family or community. Additionally, they both harbor racial hatred and pursue morally questionable resolutions through violent action. Each man is also on a mission to rescue a girl from a circumstance defined, at least in the mind of the main character, as evil. The reality of evil however is relative, based on prejudice and point of view.
From this, the morally sound character, Stan, tells the audience that stereotyping people is wrong, but it is also good to be cautious of certain things. This doesn’t just appeal to one argument; it takes both viewpoints and acknowledges each one as if both are equally important. This kind of show plays a big impact on our lives because it teaches us how to be a better person. I myself have learned much from South Park, and each time a reminder is needed I just look back and have myself a nice laugh or
And the next is that Ralph said my hunters are no good” (129). Jack is slowly turning the littluns away from Ralph and twisting his actions and words to show that Ralph is really the bad guy. Although this does seem desperate it does work on the littluns because at this point of time due to all of the fears, the role models arguing, and the mixed messages they are receiving they are very open to any opinion. It is evident that they do not want to turn on Ralph though when Jack is about to leave because they don’t want to be the only ones who do it, and Ralph still holds their super ego in place. “Hands up,’ said Jack strongly, ‘whoever wants Ralph not to be chief?’ …… ‘I’m going off by myself.
In a world full of hatred and crime, people often look towards the light. In A Good Man Is Hard to Find, such light is shed from the characters as they try and claim values about themselves that don’t seem all but there. Through some confusion within morals standards, the grandmother seems to contradict herself with the other characters in the story, and vise-versa. Moral revelations are depicted through the greater good, grace and the God-forgiven values. This proves true throughout the story as the “good man” is sought for.