Every person no matter how bland or how empty is a multi faceted human being and therefore focus on a singular topic, leads to the ignorance of all the other aspects in a person life. Take for example the story of Prince Hamlet, Hamlet a man destined for greatness, smart courageous and in a position of power, who decides to throw all his prospects and goals to the wind in exchange for the opportunity to revenge his father, murdered in cold blood. Such a single minded focus begins to quickly harm Hamlet mentally as it should, clouding Hamlets ability to do what is best for himself, and to think clearly, because then Hamlet could have realized the impossibility in murdering someone without being a murderer. A man should live before all for himself, "To thine own self be true And it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man." The world of Hamlet becomes a death ridden tragedy because no one lived for themselves, each character had an agenda a singular focus, that narrowed their view and opened them to an untimely death.
The Communist philosophy quite literally expects its citizens to live merely as machines, serving their purpose to the greater good, yet never experiences the pleasures of being alive. Leo is left frustrated and despaired, as many bourgeois were, and began to partake in illegal private trade. This sense of desperation to return to the life of amenities which were at one time rightfully and legally his own, lead him to his arrest and later death. Like Kira, he became consumed with anger and desire to defeat the USSR’s
There should be no exception to the rule! If it is wrong for one person to kill another, then why is it justifiable for innocent men, women, and children to die at the hand of our government because the president of this country says it is the right thing to do? Many nations, including our own, have won their independence in battle, but these victories are only temporary (ML King Jr., 2003). Violence can never bring permanent peace or solve any social problems; it only creates new and more complicated ones (ML King Jr., 2003). .
Henry David Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience shows his dislike of the government. We live in a world where everything we do is related to the government. There are many things that happen in which the citizens do not agree with but we have to or get ourselves killed or into jail. There are many things that the government has not done right but I do not believe that we should have a government at all as Thoreau suggested. The government should not be used to control the people but to direct them in the right direction.
Leaders like Adolf Hitler believe that brutality and physical strength is indeed needed to gain respect from the people and to win the war. In Adolf Hitler’s eyes “brutality is respected.” Germany feared Hitler, and the world let him go as far as the Holocaust. The causes of this belief lead to well over 6 million deaths of innocent people. Yet neither Hitler nor Germany has gained anything from all the deaths. Instead, after World War II, Hitler committed suicide, and Germany plunged into years of living in destruction.
Christopher Columbus wrote in his log stating that the natives traded everything they owned willingly, and without force. Columbus also wrote that the natives would be fine servants. He noticed the lack of technology, and his opinion of a savage like society, which gave him the feeling of superiority. Columbus took a few natives by force for information as he sailed around in the search of gold. It appears that Columbus is an impatient man, for when he did not get what he wanted, when he wanted, he released his wrath by brutally killing the natives, and so they could recognize his authority.
Hunger for complete control and raw power makes for inattentive leaders who make unwise decisions due to the ignorance of the important problems. Adolf Hitler, for example, made the wrong choices when it came to WWII and his distraction led to the downfall of his empire and the victory of the war by the Americans. He became obsessed with creating a perfect society, and in doing so he created the biggest genocide the world has ever seen- The Holocaust. Hitler was obsessed with making sure that everyone was a follower of his rule, and anyone that went against what he said was executed. The same is true in the novella Animal Farm, when Napoleon ruthlessly slaughters many animals because he is under the impression that they are in cohorts with is enemy, Snowball, and are sabotaging his rule by committing crimes that Snowball has told them to
He tries his hardest to fight for his salvation and prove to the white men that they are no hog. In Both stories no one ever had the courage to go against society because they were so use to doing what they were told. Humans should never be given to much power because they wont know how to use it wisely. For example, look at Hitler, Mussolini, Napoleon or Stalin. The people gave them to much power, and they became power hungry tyrants.
There are few that may be questionable, but is it necessary to punish an entire race, every man, woman, and child, when none of them have done anything wrong? These people are being forced to sign, yes, to a loyalty act, when their own country doesn’t even accept them and that is not American, and simply not right. And lastly, these people have been removed from their previous lives, left everything behind and were forced to start over. These people have nothing but one another to build up a stable community for themselves, because they sure do not have your support. They are now just
Or like I’ll give away that I don’t deserve anyone’s gratitude and really they should all hate me for what I’ve done but everyone loves me for it and it’s driving me crazy” (Powers, 143). What makes this so powerful, is the fact that Bartle, the narrator of the book, feels like a monster, feels like a murderer, while the outside world views him as a hero; an image he believes is wrongfully painted upon soldiers who have killed and done injustice to humanity. While one can argue that the war was one huge injustice to humanity, the reasons why we started the war were to fix even greater