It is a continuous cycle that never stops. No matter how different we think that we are, as a human race, the feelings that are brought out in Shakespeare's plays bring us together in spirit.
This act is awfully brave, as Cordelia is made out to be the daughter who knows Lear the most. This means she knew his reaction would be one of anger and harshness, yet still refused to change her answer to one similar to her two sisters. As Lear prompts her to say something, Cordelia politely refuses. She says that while he is her father, it is impossible for him to be the only one she loves. Cordelia’s defiance and refusal to give her father what he wants creates tension and disrupts the overall order of things.
In “King Lear” different characters contribute to the very opposite Cordelia and Edmunds downfall. From the start of the play Shakespeare gives us a sight on Cordelia’s trait of honesty, a trait that would attain respect for such a quality, unfortunately it’s the very opposite. The conflict begins when Cordelia is honest to her father about how she feels about him. Throughout the play you know what Lears two daughters are up to but there was one daughter who had a different motive, Cordelia. She never took part in trying to win her father over.
An example of these speech patterns is, “obey you, love you, and most honor you” (1.1.98). She is silent on stage as her father gives all the land away to her sisters, as Kent stands up against the king’s mistake, and as her suitors enter. After her father has disowned her and insulted her to her suitors she finally tells her father, “If for I want that glib and oily art, to speak and purpose not,” meaning she is at a lack of words to describe her love (1.1.243). She then continues to say, “But even for want of that for which I am richer: a still-soliciting eye and such a tongue as I am glad I have not, though not to have it hath lost me in your liking” (1.1.243). She truly believes that this lack of words makes her honorable, even if it causes her to lose her father’s love.
The Moral Permissibility of Lying Missing Works Cited The question of what constitutes morality is often asked by philosophers. One might wonder why morality is so important, or why many of us trouble ourselves over determining which actions are moral actions. Mill has given an account of the driving force behind our questionings of morality. He calls this driving force “Conscience,” and from this “mass of feeling which must be broken through in order to do what violates our standard of right,” we have derived our concept of morality (Mill 496). Some people may practice moral thought more often than others, and some people may give no thought to morality at all.
Title: Origin of Dog Domestication: How Dogs Evolved to Become Man’s Best Friend Background and rationale: Dogs as a man’s best friend has been a prevalent view point among modern day humans, and some even accept it as fact. However, the genetics behind what makes dogs so compatible with mankind, and the history of domestication are not well known to most. The time of divergence, and geographic origin of dog domestication has been greatly debated, though many firmly believe they are of Asian origin (research article). Many researchers have studied the effects of breeding programs on genetics (pure breed), however the genetics behind initial domestication of dogs from wild wolves has not been well studied. The three following publications focus on these areas, and most show similar findings.
Most have never even seen a wolf, yet human’s fear of the animal is seemingly as natural as being afraid of the dark. Might these fears be caused by the mind’s interpretation of the literature and stories that have been told over the centuries? For hundreds of years, the wolf has been greatly mischaracterized and it is time to put these out-dated notions to rest. Writings depicting wolves as evil creatures are present in every era of history and began very long ago. As far back as 500 BC, the Greek fabulist Aesop often used wolves as characters in his short stories that are today known as Aesop’s Fables.
Not only this but there are also other activities such as dog fighting, cock fighting, and other types of animal fighting which is illegal but still happens behind closed doors. These activities harm animals while people use them for their personal entertainment. If animals do have feelings and emotions what makes them different from humans, should they have rights too? Every year millions of animals are used for experimentation, thousands of which are rabbits, dogs, cats, and primates such as monkeys and apes (Day, 1994). Researchers claim that these studies are beneficial, but if they’re so beneficial why have they not found a cure for cancer or AIDS yet?
Opponents of animal testing are wrongfully determined that this process is completely unethical. Animals have been used for experimentation for around 2,000 years. In the third century BC in Alexandria, Egypt, the philosopher and scientist Erisistratus used animals to study the human body. Five centuries later, the Roman scientist Galen used apes and pigs to prove a theory about veins being full of blood and not air ("Animal Experimentation . .
There is always some part of the theory that can not be answered. Science Mag says, “The geographic and temporal origins of the domestic dog remain controversial.” Works Cited Viegas, Jennifer. "World's first dog lived 31,700 ago, ate big." Science on NBCNEWS.com. NBCNEWS.com, 17 Octob 2008.