The middle policy won lots of support, she said, ‘I will not make a window into men’s souls, there is only one Jesus Christ, and all else is a dispute over trifles.’ This decision was so important to her and England because if she would of chose the wrong choice for example make England Protestant then there would have been a religious war and the Catholics would rebel. Over all I think Elizabeth handled religion the best way she could because she made two
By examining the views on abortion of Marry Anne Warren, this paper will argue that abortion is morally permissible on the grounds that early fetuses, though they are genetically human, are not persons (members of the moral community). In this paper I will introduce Warren’s argument on why abortion is morally permissible followed by a counter argument by Don Marquis. Furthermore, this paper will analyze why Warren’s argument is more persuasive than the counter argument offered by Marquis followed by criticisms of the analysis. Lastly, I will discuss why the objections to the analysis are unconvincing. Warren beings her argument by acknowledging that abortion “…usually entails the death of a fetus.
However, source 1 comes from The Christian Library and so the ideals of womanhood were heavily based on Christian faith which greatly restricted the role of women as through this faith women were seen as weak and so the source’s religious background indicates an underlying belief in women’s inferiority. On the hand, source 2 declares that ‘it’s impossible to assert the superiority of man or woman’ as the spheres that they occupied were ‘so different’ suggesting that there is equality between
Explore the presentation of women in ‘A Woman of No Importance’ in light of the conversation between Kelvil and Lady Hunstanton (Lines 178-185) Morality is a fundamental theme within Wilde’s ‘A Woman of No Importance’. Wilde explores the morality of many of his characters throughout the play in obvious and in subtle ways, using their actions and words to present different concepts of morality. Wilde also uses and explores deeply the influences of both society and religion heavily in the play in order to portray both how women, in particular, were expected to act and how they acted in reality. Written at the turn of the century, however, the play also raises important questions as to the position of ‘modern’ women in a society that is still very traditional, when women were beginning the fight for their rights. Wilde explores the subject of morality frequently within the play and the conflicting ideas surrounding the topic.
Notable philosophers like Marquis identify as pro-life because of their views of the personhood of the fetus while Warren identifies as pro-choice. Pro-choice advocates argue that a woman’s right to choices concerning her own body is as important or perhaps even more important than the fetus’ right to life. The moral status of the fetus is one of the most prevalent arguments to the abortion debate and the main difference between pro-life and pro-choice advocates. Warren is a prominent figure in the abortion debate. In “On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion,” Warren’s main argument centers around determining what exactly makes a genetically human being a morally human being.
The Prioress of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales is a kind, pious, and gentle nun- at first glance. However, Chaucer’s characterization of Madame Eglantyne reveals that she is not simply a devout nun. Through the description of her character and the tale that she tells, it is possible to infer that the Prioress is not as kind-hearted or pious as she would have others believe. While she is not mean or malicious, she is cognizant of the effects of the way comports herself. She unwittingly contradicts the image of the utterly devout Christian nun by being shallow and superficial.
The fallacy method devices that Margaret Sanger used in “The Morality of Birth Control” were scare tactics, argument by force. The “scare tactic” technique was used to keep women in fear and ignorance. The “argument by force” was used based off of her attacks against the Christian church teachings claiming that women were treated unfairly throughout history. The rhetorical devices that Margaret Sanger used in “The Morality of Birth Control” were stereotypes and the slippery slope. The “stereotypes” have stated “women are no longer to feel like baby making machines”.
This parody, set in the early nineteenth century, shows the constraints of culture in England, and the tendency to judge others, but not one’s self. In Jane Austen’s Emma, the protagonist influences others into making decisions that fit her beliefs, because of her lack of perception to other’s beliefs, and her disposition to think highly of herself. Emma’s lack of perception that a person could possibly think different than she, ultimately leads to several great mistakes that affect the lives of others. From the start of the novel, Austen explicitly states the character flaws of the perceivably perfect Emma: “The real evils indeed of Emma’s situation were the power of having rather too much of her own way, and a disposition to think a little too well of herself; these were the disadvantages which threatened alloy to her many enjoyments” (4). This revelation made by Austen hints at the future: though Emma appears to be consistently right, her opinions do not always have other’s best interests at heart.
The Seneca Falls Declaration and the Declaration of Independence are very similar in many ways. Elizabeth Stanton felt strongly about womens rights and how unfair they were compared to a males rights. She set up the first suffrage for the Sentiments on the Declaration of Independence. Stanton and her group wanted to prove to not only the men but to everyone that womens rights were completely unfair and there needed to be a change. A genius idea came to her and she decided that she would go off of the Declaration of Independence which was written about how Great Britain tried running our country and how they completely took advantage of us.
Readings in British Literature The Condemnation and Attempted Redemption of Woman in “Eve’s Apology in Defense of Women” In “Eve’s Apology in Defense of Women,” Lanyer strives to invalidate the blame and culpability which she argues women have unjustly borne for centuries. Reinterpreting two of the most well-known biblical stories to suit her purposes, Lanyer explicates the letter in which Pontius Pilate’s wife begged her husband to spare Jesus’s life, and expounds on the truth of the story of creation and Adam and Eve. It is through these narratives that Lanyer explores the undeniable error for which man refuses to assume responsibility, and explores the unpremeditated nature of Eve’s actions. According to Lanyer, it is man who must pay for his disobedience, not woman. She carries this motif throughout the entirety of her poem, using the literary device to create a platform for promoting gender equality.