Although she embraces her new found freedoms, she commits suicide at the denouement of the book due to her frustration with the world around her. Many philosophers have dealt with the question of whether to live a life of servitude or to pursue ones greater happiness. Immanuel Kant stipulates that the more people cultivate their reason, the less likely they are to find happiness. Kate Chopin's character Edna tries her entire life to fit in the prescribed mold of the women of her time. She invests so much time into duty and responsibility that she loses any happiness that she could hope to achieve.
Being ethical means doing what is right in terms of virtues, fairness, duties, responsibilities, obligations, and moral believes all which derived from cultures and family backgrounds. To be ethical also meant that one has to be reasonable. Although most people would relate the term ethics with feelings but feelings can be unstable making it hard to make rational decisions. No doubt that emotions are powerful, but they’re also temporary causing regrets if unwanted actions does take place. When one is angry, frustrated, jealous, or sad, it’s hard to separate what is right from wrong.
If the world did not have goodwill, then one may argue that no good can exist. Because people would not be willing to do good things unless for their own purposes. Harrison claims that,“A Kantian follower would say that the maxims are important because it gives us all a foundation for the differences between being morally good or bad”. If one can do an action in some sort that can be put into a universal maxim. Therefore, you are acting ethically.
While speaking with Dr. Lanskell Delia learns that Jim knew all about Tina's birth and her eyes are filled with painful tears, realizing that she killed him and he knew. And after this realization Delia leaves Tina with the instructions to give the last kiss to Aunt Charlotte, perhaps realizing the wrong she has put on her cousin. This was not my original topic to write on, but I could not help but entertain these ideas after going over my original paper I decided to go with this idea. It seems that every page in the book I could read into this but will end here. Although I may have read way to deep into this plot I believe that Delia, in this way is a wonderfully crafted character.
She was not onl... ... middle of paper ... ...er emotions are and is also clearly a contribution to her committing suicide. It is very clear that Madame Bovary’s emotions often times get the best of her when she is caught in any problematic situations and lose control of her temper and do something she know she will regret. Considering the earlier said reasons, one can only conclude that Emma controlled her destiny, as we all do to a great extent. There is no guiding hand that told Emma to go ahead and marry Charles, have his baby, cheat on him with Leon and then kill herself. She did all this for selfish reasons, to fulfill her own fantasies and needs.
As the narrator describes how people line up to see the character due to the fact that she comes back after every suicide attempt the narrator explains why her character does it. Plath reveals that the character does it “so it feels like hell. /I do it so it feels real” (46-47). The narrator is using a hyperbole to explain why her character commits suicide, we can understand that she does it in order to flee from everyone who sees her as a showcase. Moreover, it is a hyperbole because no one would want to feel the pain of hell which makes it exaggerated.
Morals could, in a way, be considered subjective. A certain society of people may have different morals depending on their culture, religion, or overall experiences in life. However I feel that the concept of at least basic morality is an important one in the survival of the human race. Without basic morals the world would fall into more chaos than it is already in. Morality is important for society to partake in because it sets boundaries so that we may, in theory, live in harmony with others.
The issues are not always clear. For example, in some dilemmas the protection of life is more important than breaking the law. Stage 6: Universal Principles people at this stage have developed their own set of moral guidelines which may or may not fit the law. Example: human rights, justice, and equality. Some people will defend their principles even if it means going against the rest
Edgar Lee Masters uses unhappy marriages as a common factor in the deaths of many of the characters including Margaret Fuller Slack, Amanda Barker and Tom Merritt in order to reveal his own discontent toward romantic relationships. First, Margaret Fuller Slack’s loveless relationship with her husband is a main factor in her death. In the poem, Margaret Fuller Slack, Slack speaks about her wish to write. She then tells of how she must choose her future and that she was lured into marriage under the pretense of writing her first novel. Unfortunately, things did not work out as she planned.
Throughout the play Blanche repeatedly hears Varsouviana Polka in her head, nobody else can hear it. The Varsouviana Polka symbolizes Blanche’s paranoia and guilt, the death of her husband was the instigator of her troubled path. However Banche may also feel guilty for the death of her husband because the tune of the Varsouviana Polka suddenly increases when Blanche tells, she told her husband that he disgusted her. The audience understands that she is still struggling with her past and sees this as a justification for her selfish behaviour. When Blanche was younger, she lost her husband to suicide and she lost Belle Reve because several relatives died.