Antigone understands that honor and responsibility to one’s family have equal distribution in her defense. She clarifies that she doesn’t fear the condemning she is unfortunately sentenced to, but the penalties from the divine, if she does not act on the evil doings that besieges her poor life. She emphasizes on the notion, "But if I left that corpse, my mother 's son, dead and unburied I 'd have cause to grieve as now I grieve not" (Sophocles 123). It is obvious that Antigone is willing to do whatever it takes to make sure that her divine duty is fulfilled even if it leads to her own death.to Antigone death prevailed to be a far more attractive option. Because of this Antigone understands the idea of the law and civil disobedience and what it can do to her if she does not adhere to it, but she has to make a conscious decisions based on the merit that divine law supersedes that of civil disobedience, and burying her brother is the right thing to
Political laws help determine what is just and unjust to prevent the chaos that might occur if everyone did what they think is right. Kreon and Antigone exhibit both their negative and positive qualities throughout the play. Antigone is a strong, courageous character and she has no fear towards death. She believes that the burial of Eteokles must take place because she loves her brother, and family royalty is very important to her. For example she says: "I love my brother and I'm going to bury him, now."
Altman appeals to his own morals in which giving individuals the equality that is due to them and the right to not be treated as a lesser member of society are of ultimate importance. Albeit good morals, I am more inclined to appeal to my own; to fight for yourself, to find strength in discouraging situations, and to reduce the evil of ignorance by rising above and against it. When people can learn to accept that hate is never going to disappear so long as everyone is different then maybe they might stop taking ignorant speech personally. Until then, regulation of hate speech should not be permitted to occur.
Accordingly, while admitting that it is reasonable and necessary to disobey unjust laws undermines the interests of the pubic, we should also recognize the value of laws, deeply respect it and behave strictly as the just laws. Otherwise, a society without the limitation of laws would undoubted come into disorder and chaos. In conclusion, it is indeed every one’s responsibility to respect and obey just laws. But whether to disobey unjust laws calls for a prudent consideration about whether it is for any higher purpose.
One key difference that will, if we read their works casually, make most readers assume that Marx and Locke are incompatible, is Marx’s critique of private property. Even with that said, we can still argue that Locke complements Marx. Looking at their theories from the perspective of a linear spectrum, a question and answer standpoint, we can infer that Locke’s promotion of property rights based on one 's own labor is later challenged by Marx to argue against private property. Even though Marx was opposed to private property, in a capitalist sense, he still believed that there should be property owned, in a collective sense. Marx states that true freedom is achieved when man is able to contemplate himself in a world he created.
Since this c... ... middle of paper ... ... is the only means of preventing greater violence would be responsible for the greater violence they fail to prevent” (Singer 307). Pacifism can be seen in the same way as the omission approach to euthanasia. Although you are not directly killing, by refusing to step in you are allowing to die. Since the ends can justify the means, even something as radical as violently breaking the law can be the moral thing to do. Above all we desire a meaning to life.
Kant considers it moral because of the idea that no person is above any other person, which is consistently generalizable. Hume considers it moral because it is emotionally sound to treat others well, as love begets love. Another issue that arises with Kant ethics is when a person confronts a conflict of duty, that is – when two duties present themselves simultaneously, and each is deserving of my attention. Under Hume’s morality of passion, one can simply go with which feels better, but under Kant’s Duty Ethics one would be possibly paralyzed into inaction. Lastly, because Kant believed emotions were too inconsistent to fit into his reliant-on-consistency morality, there is an issue of moral coldness – that is, a focus on reason alone with emotions disregarded.
From the very beginning of the play, it is abundantly clear that Antigone would do anything for her family, even risk her life for them. In a line to her sister, Ismene, she says “I will bury him. I will have a noble death and lie with him, a dear sister with a dear brother.” (71-73). The noble death she refers to is the death penalty that Creon promises to anyone caught disobeying his decree that, “No one in Thebes may bury him or mourn for him” (204-205). Antigone is a strong believer in the fact that family is more important than anything which explains why she is so comfortable with blatantly disobeying Creon’s orders.
In the end, Steinbeck’s book The Grapes of Wrath will continue to be debated for many years to come. However, the issue of whether or not it is a working critique of capitalism is settled. His practical criticisms of capitalism are many; his support for socialism in an illusion brought on by further attacks on capitalism, and he demonstrates the damage such a system does on the human spirit. Alas, it is obvious that Steinbeck’s intentions were to conceive a novel that accurately criticized capitalism without any heavy support of a socialist
Though this is an important question, it is not addressed in The Communist Manifesto. Ultimately, Marx's answer to this question depends on his ideas about human nature and his clarification of the ethical consequences of capitalism and his theory of alienation. With no expansion on these particular theories, Marx's eagerness to incite violence to benefit the proletariat is without understandable rationalization. Works Cited ClassicNotes: Karl Marx http://www.gradesaver.com/ClassicNotes/Authors/about_karl_marx.html