“Pap always said it warn’t no harm to borrow things if you was meaning to pay them back some time; but the widow said it warn’t anything but a soft name for stealing, and no decent body would do it” (65). It is this learned behavior, his desire to survive and “get out of jams,” and society’s negative influences, such as its view that slavery is right, that motivates him in doing wrong. Although Huck can sometimes be labeled as a miscreant, he is actually a very honest person. In a literal sense, Huck doesn’t always exhibit honest behavior. However, it is Huck’s realistic and slightly naive view of society that is honest--he sees things for what they truly are.
A person who realizes his life's mistakes and has a desire for change, can change the course of his life in the other direction, leaving behind their bad dependencies and habits. The story of "Babylon Revisited" by F. Scott Fitzgerald is an example of how a person can change from being materialistic to changing his life and overcoming his own "demons." The story of "Babylon Revisited" was written by Fitzgerald between 1920 and 1937, and it is about how the main character Charlie returns to Paris after the Great Depression. The purpose of his visit is to return for custody of his daughter who lives with his sister, Merion. A few years ago, being rich but addicted to alcohol and a luxurious lifestyle, in consequence of his way of life, he
How Shameful!"(Bronte,499). This situation along with the dreadfully cold sleeping quarters show that Mr. Brocklehurst although knowledgeable in biblical psalms and parables had no concern with the conditions these children lived in. Also, when Jane accidentally breaks her slate he punishes her by making her stand on a high stool as punishment. From this point onward in the novel, it is clear that Mr. Brocklehurst symbolizes hypocrisy and insensitivity. In particular, Mr. Brocklehurst was complaining about holes in stockings and expounding the virtues of a good Christian, he is interrupted by his fashionably dressed wife and two daughters.
They could do this how Gregory explained it, by claiming that a life inside the machine is as valuable as a life outside of it, and that humans are deluded in thinking otherwise because of their moral obligations to other people (p. 119). The issue with this refutation to the objection is that it seems intuitively unconvincing. In spite of that, when the experience machine is compared with Kagan’s businessman (1994, p. 311), this response seems more plausible. Kagan gave the example of a businessman who seemed to have a perfectly enjoyable life but that most of it was fake. The people around him were lying to him about how they felt, making him feel false pleasures.
Creon is the tragic hero because he uses his weakness pride to be looked as a great ruler and try to ignore his wrong judgment. But this makes it worse and causes something he does not want to expect. Creon expects that no o... ... middle of paper ... ...e because even if he has much power as king can have, he is insecure when it comes to choices. He does not have a side where the audience can see he cares, but instead he has self-importance and shows no pity because he is doing his own life. Antigone shows all she has got and takes risks on what she thinks is right out of love.
He is a brilliant man for making deals and increasing his wealth, but manages to be oblivious of manners and societal rules. A tendency to act is an enormous fault in him, and he leaves an impression of having no deeply personal feelings, only overzealous acting to fit his "role" at any given time. When Fyodor's first wife dies Dostoevesky explains, "What seemed to gratify and flatter him most was to play the ridiculous part of the injured husband and to parade his woes with embellishments"(4). Because he has little, if any personal feelings, this enables him be indifferent towards others' emotions. Happiness is the only cause worth pursuing to Fyodor, and he will cross anyone to achieve it.
Instead of taking responsibility for his own faults, Everyman places blame on Goods for his deception and misconceptions. Everyman loved Goods the best, but comes to realize that the best love should have been given to God. Everyman sees his fault and takes responsibility for his own decisions. Everyman walked on his Good Deeds. Good Deeds wouldn’t go until certain actions Everyman had to accomplish, but recommended her sister, Knowledge.
Due to their elevated position in the social order, they seldom have to pay for any wrong they cause or do. This insurance of sorts that they possess against the consequences of their actions, not only enables, but motivates them to think short term, and to put their own vested interests first. For example, consider politicians who knowingly push their countries deeper into debt for short-term gains. For these politicians, there are no consequences they face for making that decision, but it is eventually society that suffers (Magagna 10/26). One can argue that eventually, even elites would have to face the results of their bad decisions, but one often forgets that elites are shielded by their wealth or power even then, and thus suffer nominally as compared to the rest of the society.
Machiavelli writes in The Qualities of the Prince, that it is better to be a miser and slightly disliked for a while than to be generous and be liked for a while than hated. If you’re a generous prince you can only be so for a short time before having to raise taxes and having people realize that you’re not that generous in all reality. Once a prince gets a reputation for being hated he will feel any slight unrest of his people. On the other hand if a prince is miserly from the get go he will be received gratefully when he decides to be generous. Using this quality of miserliness he has the ability to expand and defend his kingdom and be ready for any unforeseen events without having to burden his people, which, in turn leads to economic growth.
Wishing a more equal distribution of wealth, Robin Hood helps the most vulnerable people in society. He does not keep the wealth himself, but rather, gives it away. It is his internal goodness and unselfishness that prevents him from violating the Principle of Retributive Justice. He does not deserve punishment, as his motivations were not immoral. Utilitarianism inspires Robin Hood as he strives to create a better world and a more prosperous society.