The objective of attaining Kleos was the centerpiece of life. Kleos could only be attained beating your opponent, it could not be won if it’s offered voluntarily or as a dowry . On the flip side of the pursuit of glory and respect, is the avoidance of shame and humility for not taking part in war or not risking your life. To be shamed in life is far, far worse than to be killed in battle. A Homeric warrior would be greatly shamed if he were to turn his back on a battle or confrontation even if he is certain that if he fights, he will die.
He is very honorable but he still is not prepared for the corruption in the world. He can’t believe that anyone would take action without reasoning the effects that could take place. Brutus can’t see motives that are less noble then is own, “Well, Brutus, though art noble; yet I see thy honorable mettle may be wrought from that it is disposed; therefore it is meet tat noble minds keep ever with their likes; for who so from that cannot be seduced? '; Brutus makes two very grave mistakes because of his high principles, he lets Antony live and worse yet he lets him speak at the funeral of Caesar. He doesn’t stir up the emotion that the people were looking for when Antony did.
If he failed to recognize how much his action was ruled by the gods, he lost his heroic balance and made a tragic error. If he failed to follow the gods and made his own decisions, he had to live with the shame of his mistake, and when he erred, he lost approval and
Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!”(133). To such a proud man like Proctor, if he told his secret, it would ruin his name, the one thing he will always have, the one thing everyone will reme... ... middle of paper ... ...ud a man, he wouldn’t have been nearly as guilty. Throughout The Crucible, many characters have shown their pride for various reasons, whether it be for their own personal, selfish needs, or their undying devotion to their family.
Hanshiro bides his time for total revenge instead of striking while the iron is hot. He also lectures elders and those of superior rank on morality and also does not come out directly to state his complaint. The House Iye retainers are not honest about the loss of their topknots. The head of House Iye destroys the true history of the conflict which shows a lack of dependability. Neither side adheres to the ideals of the Hagakure, but even then, it seems conflicting to apply an idealized code to an almost Hegelian tragedy in which neither side could escape unscathed.
He also felt offended by the words of Baker and has the power to stop the company’s activity in Barracania. 2.3 Causes By wanting too much to connect with Rennalls and to find out about his racial consciousness, John Baker made some big mistakes. The issue of the racial discrimination is extremely sensitive in this case. Another cause of this conflict is the fact that Baker forgot about the position that Rennalls father occupied and acted as a foreign that only tries to prove that Barracanians are inferior. 3.
They were valued highly - the treasure gained in battles improved the well being but it was more of a common factor spiritually uniting the warriors and allowing them to fully realise their potentials. Still, family was the priority. King Hrethel (‘grandfather’ of Beowulf), however, may exemplify a clash in following the code and set values. One of his sons accidentally killed another; by code of kinship king Hrethel was forbidden to exact compensation from a kinsman, yet by the same code he was required to do one in order to avenge death. He was trapped in a situation without a moral way out and therefore Hrethel refused to face life any longer.
After all, even Kent attested to his fine demeanour. But, the steadfast notion of bastardy at the time drove Edmund to the point of betrayal because there was no hope for him in playing by the rules as they are fundamentally opposed to a bastard’s prosperity. With this soliloquy, Edmund positions himself as the more disserving
Quickly, Montraville finds himself unwilling to back up because he finds such an act “cruel beyond description” and unwilling to move forward if fear of violating his father’s advice (83). All of this is caused by Montraville applying the advice to experiences and understanding the father never thought he would
Pretending discrimination does not exists does not solve a problem, it makes it stronger. Until it is no big deal in the eyes of all involved it will still be an issue that no one is truly prepared to tackle due to the amount of hate that will then be heaped upon them. Dr. King’s example is also a tragic one, a man who preached love for all, equality for all, and a sense of the brotherhood of man, was gunned down by one man who didn’t agree with his views. So perhaps the individual approach will be the best for now as this shows us one man’s view changed a world and one man’s view ended a life.