Mill’s critics would likely say that Utilitarianism as a whole can function to create selfish people because all are striving towards a life of more pleasure than pain, but Mill shuts this down with the idea of happiness being impartial. Basically, a person must choose an action that yields the most happiness or pleasure, whether that pleasure is for them or not. Mill would recognize that, “Among the qualitatively superior ends are the moral ends, and it is in this that people acquire the sense that they have moral intuitions superior to mere self-interest” (Wilson). By this, it is meant that although people are supposed to take action that will produce the greatest pleasure, the do not do so in a purely selfish manner. Mill goes on to argue that the happiness of individuals is interconnected; therefore one cannot be selfish in such a way.
He did not know until then that there were white women who would take a man with a black skin. He stayed sick for two years (...) He was in the north now, in Chicago and then Detroit” (Faulkner 225). Joe had to run to escape the racism of the South, mainly because of the judgment coming from society that disagrees with the relationship of Joe and Miss Burden. An apparent, black man involved in a sexual relationship with a white woman is frowned upon within the South, which causes Joe to flee. This tires Joe, forces him to depression, and adds insult to injury in his harsh situation; mostly caused by the racial prejudices found within the South.
Racism will take a long time to cease existing in the world that is if at all this is ever achieved. The two groups that conflict most are the white and the black of African descent. The blacks are still bitter about the mistreatment that their ... ... middle of paper ... ...s the centuries have gone by that demand these changes. For instance, black people are no longer viewed as the backward and uneducated ones because some of them have gone on to secure high offices or positions in the country. Another reason is that it has become increasingly difficult to classify people according to their skin color or race.
In the beginning of the story, the narrator’s grandfather says that the only way to make racism become extinct that African Americans should be overly nice to whites. The Exhorter named Ras had different beliefs of the blacks rising up to the whites and take power from the whites. Even though these thoughts come from the black community to take the freedom from the whites, the stories reveals that the are just as dangerous as the whites being racist. The narrator has such a hard time throughout the whole story exploring his identity. While doing so, it demonstrates how so many blacks are betraying their race because the have such a hard time dealing with it.
He is married to Emilia, and although the reader would see marriage as a sacred bond, Iago manipulates it for his selfish ways. It may be his careless marriage that causes him to feel that he must destroy Desdemona’s and Othello’s. This would show his childish, jealous mentality towards others. The reason he treats Emilia so badly may be that he blames her for their dysfunctional marriage. From this, she has gained a perhaps not so tainted image of men and husbandry.
Some may say, because Othello was possessed by evil that he is counted as a tragic hero when he dies. But since the fact that he had been faithful and honest to his wife and lieutenant he would have figured out the truth of the whole dilemma. Therefore, Othello could lead, but he could not reason with his given circumstances. “When he is not removed from the web of circumstance, and the fabric of convention and structure, Othello reveals the truth of human nature” (Mikesell & Vaughn 6). Works Cited Mikesell, Margaret Lael., and Virginia Mason.
He helped Fernand and Villefort do this because he then would be able to become captain of the Pharaon. Danglars also let Dantes father die of starvation. Dantes got his revenge on Danglars in what might be one of the most intricate ways throughout the whole entire book. Danglars took away his freedom by making the false letter, all just for a little personal gain. To a man like Edmond Dantes, freedom is one of the things he valued most because he wasn’t considered a wealthy man like Danglars.
Have you ever thought about how much Othello’s race and the racism around him affected his life? Othello struggled a lot during the play because of his dark skin color. He was called several racist names like “the Moor,” “old black ram,” “Barbary horse,” and “thick lips” (Shakespeare 1.1.40; 1.1.88; 1.1.111; 1.1.66).The term “racism” has been around for several years; it started in the twentieth century (Bartels 433). By the way the Elizabethan era viewed black people was similar to how racism is today with all of the racial comments, and stereotypes. Being a black person in a mostly white ethnicity area at that time had to be challenging based on Othello’s experience.
Lessons from the play intend to shed light on how racism can affect the mental and physical lives of Troy Maxson and his family. The trials of Troy’s life are filled with racial discrimination which mentally scars him. His attitude and behavior towards others are governed by experiences and in most cases he uses the symbol of death in his fictional stories to represent the oppression of the white man. The play Fences, which is largely about Troy, begins with Troy entertaining Bono and Rose with an epic tale of his struggle with death or in other word... ... middle of paper ... ...fence it was already too late. His actions and decisions had already destroyed his family to the point where the meaning of the fence was rendered inert.
It is no coincidence that Iago manipulates racial issues to feed the tragedy, for he too is motivated by racism. Granted, Iago has strong feelings of personal inadequacy and is envious of the love shared between the Moor and Desdemona. Surely, Othello is not the only happily married man in Venice. Why, then, does Iago seek to destroy Othello? It might be argued that it is because Othello passed him up for the lieutenancy, but becoming lieutenant is not Iago 's ultimate aim; once he gains the position, he still seeks the complete destruction of Othello.