The Holocaust provides a glimpse into the sheer levels of death and inhumanity that we are capable of inflicting on one another and the level of danger in being uninterested or indifferent to the suffering of others whose beliefs differ from ours. Night, demonstrates how, in developing an inhumane nature, any civilization can use its resources to better facilitate and implement death in the form of genocide. In the very beginning of Night inhumanity is shown in the cramming of Jews into cattle cars. This is clearly inhumane because these cars were made for animals, with no provisions for sanitation or digestive release. Foss A closer examination of Night helps us to think about another part of humanities’ nature the gaining of, use of, and abuse of power.
As the reader, I took this as Kant saying that animals do not think like humans when it comes to repentance and compensation, and humans need to respect animals for their way of thinking and not take advantage of them for their lack of understanding. He then provides a quote from Aristotle, the exact contrast of his first quote that describes nonhumans as nothing but an existence for the good of the man in regard to his needed services and food. He then emphasizes the wild ones to take priorit... ... middle of paper ... ...le in freedom to the human rights system. If only all humans could recognize that we are truly treating animals today like we did in the years of civil rights for African Americans. Forcing animals to live in horrible conditions until they are slaughtered for cheap meat, in my opinion is truly comparable.
Many may contend that the novel’s main character, Grendel, is guilty of evil by virtue of his vile actions. However, Gardner’s description of Grendel’s resistance to evil impulses and capability of human emotions suggest that Grendel is simply responding to his environment. Furthermore, Gardner deftly accrues readers’ sympathies towards Grendel, making it difficult for the empathetic reader to condemn the monster ex officio. By forging connections between humanity and his protagonist, Gardner indicates that readers are equally as guilty of sin as Grendel. Through this implication, he insinuates that humans are unqualified to judge Grendel’s actions, and, perhaps, each other.
If you poison us do we not die?" This speech is where Shylock tries to show that it is unfair to treat the Jews in such bad ways as after all they are human too. Throughout the play Shylock and the Jews are spat on by Antonio and the Christians, who express true prejudice. Shylock is kicked and called a cur, dog, on many occasions. I feel that the evidence to suggest he is evil is much greater than the evidence which supports the concept that he is a victim.
These mediums, that reveal Twain’s attitude towards humanity, prove that his negative take on the human race is justified. According to Twain, humans are the lowest of creatures due to their war-like natures. At first, this statement may seem shocking, but the points proven in Twain’s, “The Damned Human Race,” show that this hypothesis may not be far from the truth. Throughout the essay, Twain takes over a persona that compares the behaviors of various species of animals and of man in similar situations. The results show that man is selfish, cruel, and greedy.
Albany points out that if left alone by the gods, "Humanity must perforce prey on itself / like monsters of the deep," expressing that justice and humanity do not house comfortably together. And how can there be meaning or purpose in life if there is no justice? Lear himself alludes poetically to this when upon Cordelia's death he asks, "Why should a dog, a horse, a rat have life / And thou no breath at all?" He also realizes that "I am a man more sinned against than sinning" when it is made obvious that the punishment for his mistake in scene one is harsher than it should be, making it unjust... ... middle of paper ... ..., man must make the best of his existence. Nowhere in the play is there a stronger message of hope - amidst all of the suffering and chaos in the world, Lear and Cordelia will sing.
Such snap judgment based on appearance made the creature snap. The confesses that finding himself misunderstood, prompted him to wreak havoc and destruction on him (Shelley 111) The emphasis on physical attributes triggers negative perception. There are an absolute discrimination and judgment between what society perceives as beautiful and that seen as ugly. Mary Shelley restructured the theme of appearance and attitude in “Frankenstein” to reflect what people face today. Victims become aggressors when the level of perception impacts their livers negatively.
Since animals suffer, they deserve our sympathy. There is no real gulf separating the species. We all can feel suffering in the same manner. A racist's reasoning is flawed because he claims that one race is undeserving of sympathy, despite that it may be capable of suffering. Similarly, to claim that an animal deserves no rights or sympathy is faulty on the same reasoning.
Of the many misguided beliefs pertaining to the creature, this is the one truth: the monster was treated unjustly by humanity. Such a belief is shared by Tropp as he writes in his article “The Monster” on the website, Bloom’s Literature, “If the monster is fully human, then mankind’s treatment of it is criminal.” An example of mistreatment is visible even when the monster saves the life of a drowning woman, finding his recompense to be gunfire. “I had saved a human being from destruction, and as a recompense I now writhed under the miserable pain of a wound” (Shelley 169). Victim as the monster may be to how others treat him, there is nigh an excuse for his actions towards those who have not harmed him. It is with his first crime that the monster steps outside the range of victim and into the territory of the wicked.
For “the like”, I propose he meant, other activities such as owning animals, using them for entertainment, or work. To support his argument, he poses the following three points. First, he asserts that our uses of animals do not justify our means. Second, he believes that it is our moral duty to not cause any unnecessary suffering on animals. Third and last, he claims that it is erroneous to think of a... ... middle of paper ... ... destroy the environment by destroying the animals.