Silencing the enemy is a very fitting title for this book. It is fitting because the author, Robert Gay, explains how God suppresses the devices of the adversary through the praise and worship of His people. Although the term “spiritual warfare” is not found in scripture, Paul expounds on the concept throughout the New Testament. He encourages the saints to “Put on the whole armor of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil”. This scripture informs us that we are in a battle, a battle that has been raging since the beginning of time.
Since the North’s main goal was to abolish slavery, they are remembered to be a group of men who were well equipped and prepared for battle because they represented the morality of the war. However, the North is shown through Crane to be a group of amateurs who are untested, lack discipline, and do not appreciate the opportunity to fight for their country and their way of life. In this sense, The Red Badge of Courage relates to life for how it is instead of how people want to remember it to be. Contrary to Crane, Cicero once wrote “Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori” (It is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country). Stephen Crane’s The Red Badge of Courage begins as a validation of these sentiments of Cicero: although, the rationale of the sentiment is challenged throughout the story, Cicero outlook is ultimately shown to be true in the last battle scene.
Medieval Christianity used religion in order to force people to accept their standing in life, and to not ask for more, because religion taught that the meek would inherit the earth.￼ Peasants were expected to “ ”, while the nobility were expected to “fight for all”, and the clergy were to “pray for all”. This system allowed those who were in power to oppress those underneath them: “there had been a theology and a sociopolitical structure flowing inexorably out of religion that preserved the power elite who exploited the poor”.￼ This structure is comparable to that of the Indu... ... middle of paper ... ...to believing an illusion that seems to create a better life, but in reality does not. Medieval Christianity used religion to ensure the feudal society, in which their power was absolute. The church then used that power, as well as its control over their followers to supress the Jews, making sure that this minority religion would stay that way. Furthermore, Through the use of Inquisition, the church was able to spread fear throughout the lands through the use of torture, and confiscation of property.
MEDIA AND WAR The Just War theory has some moral contents, but it is significantly pragmatic in its character and application. Both sides of a war want to claim that their causes are just. They frame the war aims as ‘just’ to achieve support of the public and the international community. Even Generals project the justness of the war which tends the soldiers to fight longer and fiercer against the enemy. Hence, ‘justness’ or ‘rightness’ of a war are important for any military intervention.
The notion of personal honor is prevalent throughout the Iliad. The honor of every person in Homeric culture was important, but to the hero, his honor was paramount. He could not endure insults, and he felt that he had to protect his reputation — even unto death. The hero 's duty was to fight, and the only way he had of gaining glory and immortality was through heroic action on the battlefield; thus, he continually prepared his life for the life-and-death risks of battle. The Homeric hero believed that men had to stand together in battle; men had to respect each other; and they had to refrain from excessive cruelty.
The system the UN currently has offers some perspective on the idea of conducting and participating in war. But... ... middle of paper ... ...t do not have a utilitarian view and rather seek out the realism approach, then you have no regards for rules of war because you are the global power and can get away with it. In short, the only way the world is going to conduct war, is the way it is now. It will take a larger and more sustainable international effort to make universal guidelines for war. Sure, the Geneva Conventions established protocol for war, but those rules and ideas are only acknowledged by the countries that not just ratified it, but also follow it.
There was a strict code of conduct which these men were obligated to follow. It was a code designed to prevent the knights from committing the horrible crimes that many other soldiers unfortunately so often committed. It was brought into existence to make sure that the men who were sworn to protect the royalty would stay descent and honorable men. This code of chivalry was composed of three main ideas of how an honorable man should conduct himself. Knights were obligated by the code to be courageous, honorable, and polite to women.
He holds that any form of ordered government is preferable to civil war. Thus he advocates that all members of society submit to one absolute, central authority for the sake of maintaining the common peace. For Hobbes, this is the only sure means of maintaining a civil, peaceful polity and preventing the dissolution of society into civil war. In conclusion, conflicts reason is people’s instincts about competiton on material sources to be more powerful than others to avoid anticipation with obeying the law of nature to avoid fear of death and war is the best option for Hobbes. Moreover, monarchycial government which control the law of nature’s compliance with controling everything can prevent war and any conflict in the society.
The conduct is also very standard and prevalent. All warfare fought by honorable men had to be fought fair. If the opposing side bore no weapons, then the other side also used no weapons. The author of this poem depicts himself/herself to be an advocate of warfare. By idolizing Beowulf because of his heroic deeds during warfare, the poet makes armed conflict courageous and noble.
In the epic there is a talk amongst a bunch of brothers who contemplate if war is ever justified. As discussion ensued they came to an agreement on certain things that would justify the start of a war an approved war tactics. Criteria that were agreed upon consisted of just cause, chariots only used on chariots, no poison arrows, fair treatment of the wounded, as well as no attacking civilians. With this gives us a sense of ethical conduct in war and responsibility to abided by those rules if we want others to follow them. Saint Augustine and then much later Thomas Aquinas laid out their contribution to the Theory of War in the Christian perspective which can be found in the Just War Doctrine of the Catholic Church.