To do this he resolves to search within himself (Descartes 9). First though, since he decided to doubt everything, he had to put aside all of the knowledge that he supposedly knew, to search out the truth (Descartes 13). He did this blindly, not knowing whether the truth is the knowledge that he already knew and was forcing himself to put aside, or that the truth is some knowledge he did not know that would replace his previous forms of knowledge. Descartes decided that he did not need to prove that all of his knowledge was false, but only that all of his knowledge was not certain. He did not, however, spend time examining every one of his bits of knowledge.
If he was sensible and not ignorant, he would think that there would be people out there who would want to take him out. If he was not ignorant he would have at least asked someone to spy on Cassius just to make sure he was not up to anything bad. If he was not ignorant he would have heeded the many prophecies given to him by total strangers, because they were all relevant to one another but alas he was ignorant. A right-minded person would have considered all of these freak coincidence into account before going on with his/her plan, which Julius failed to do. In his final speech he said, “I could be well moved, if I were as you; If I could pray to move, prayers would move me; but I am constant as the northern star… Unshaked of motion;... ... middle of paper ... ...eeting Mark Antony’s army.
He describes how the prosecutor illustrates him, “He said the truth was that I didn’t have a soul and that nothing human, not one of the moral principles that govern men’s hearts was within my reach” (The Stranger, 101). The prosecutor labels Meursault soulless, without ethics and consciousness. The prosecutor neglects the possibility for a different understanding towards the terms ‘soul’ and ‘moral principles’ by defining it under the majority’s value system. Camus expresses his dissatisfaction towards this neglect in his story, “Despite my willingness to understand, I just couldn’t accept such arrogant certainty” (The Stranger, 109). Camus points out that many are not willing to understand subjectivity because if the majority does not agree with it, it is wrong.
Conrad is questioning society for its flaws but while doing so he must also question himself. After all the crimes he's accusing society for he must prove himself a worthy judge. Society nurtures the recognition of these crimes but it does not encourage the correction of these problems. Both in Africa and in London, Marlow sees corruption and the paths to chaos but yet it is so much easier for him to condem the events that take place in both places than to hold someone accountable for the injustices. There is no way to finish reading The Heart of Darkness and not wonder why Marlow did not tell his tale to the owner's of the company.
He does bring up the details of th... ... middle of paper ... ...nd at some points seemed like he actually cared about him, while on the other hand he made an illegal decision to hold court on the ship and didn’t even bother to look at Billy’s motives for killing Claggart in trial. This is why Vere is so controversial since there really isn’t one clear way of looking at him like some of the other characters in the book. For example, when looking at Claggart you can see the evil in him and truly see he is out to destroy Billy. With Vere, the way he thinks isn’t as clear making him more of a controversial character to readers and critics everywhere. Works Cited Martin, Robert.
Even before Meursault’s impending execution, he was clearly content with what had become of his life because he was living for himself. Ultimately, Camus conveys the idea that society is unreasonable because a fear of seclusion is a motivating factor in blindly conforming to common ideals rather than one’s true passions in life. Life is seemingly futile if no true happiness exists within, yet many people live to unnecessary standards regardless. Camus does not comply with societal standards, and would not be able to understand the idea of blind belief, such as that in
Habakkuk sees strife in the world around him and it bothers him, because he doesn't understand why God would allow these things to happen to His own people. He wondered if God would ever allow justice to rule the world, and if so, when it would. This book is different than any of the other minor prophet books, as it is not God addressing His people through a prophet, but rather the prophet represents the people, and addresses (even challenges) God. The people of Israel had been wicked, and God was once again punishing them for their heresies. It seemed to be a constant cycle with these people to fall away, fall into persecutions, and repent.
Pierre’s use of language through Lally illustrates Lally’s lack of sincerity. Lally’s inability to give a direct answer shows that he is lying because surely if he was not lying he would have no trouble saying ‘no’ straight away. Also the reader can infer that Lally is suggesting that Vernon’s accusation is not serious and that no one would believe him. Lally says ‘Oh p-lease’ as th... ... middle of paper ... ...n’t you know that?” In conclusion, deception was presented in both All My Sons and Vernon God little to a fair extent. Keller makes it seem as though he has not done something wrong although this is not true and Lally is someone who is deceptive in order to manipulate others for his own gain.
And opinions are dismissal. Just because Clifford doesn’t have any faith, doesn’t mean that he has to tell everyone to not make any decisions without concrete and sufficient evidence. The reason is because people shouldn’t lie to themselves. The man who lies to himself doesn’t understand himself. I think that Clifford did make a mistake in saying that anything without sufficient evidence is considered wrong.
Meursault never has any reasons for his actions, such as his decision to marry Marie or kill the Arab. Society struggles to find rational explanations to Meursault's irrational actions. Yet Meaursault is known for his reluctance to indulge in words, leaving the readers unable to judge nor comprehend the protagonist. The absurd man is meant to reject everything he is not certain of. He will not want to die but becomes more willing to live in the present since everything is lawful because there is no God.