This contradicts Nietzsche’s ideas that humans should be competitive and pursue their own interests, and not follow a herd because in reality, not everyone is equal or the same. Neighbor love is simply giving up the will to power over your neighbor and competition is no longer involved in society because of equality. The democratic principles are what all of these ideas are based off of. Nietzsche has multiple problems with democracy. First of all, he believes in the pre-moral period.
Huxley asks his readers to look at the role of science and literature in the future world, scared that it may be rendered useless and discarded. Unlike Bradbury, Huxley includes in his book a group of people unaffected by the changes in society, a group that still has religious beliefs and marriage, things no longer part of the changed society, to compare and contrast today's culture with his proposed futuristic culture. (THIS IS A RUN-ON WHICH NEEDS FIXING!) But one theme that both Brave New World and Fahrenheit 451 HAVE IN COMMON is of individual discovery BY refusing to accept a passive approach to life and refusing to conform. In addition, the refusal of various methods of escape from reality is shown AS a path to discovery.
Because society has raised Huck to obey what is taught, Huck is scared to go against the community although he disagrees on what is truly just and what is truly immoral. Even today, this is something humans still struggle with; standing up for what one believes in, even if it means they are alone. Twain recognized this in humanity and used Huck’s naivety to show how senseless it seems to sit back and not take a stand against an unethical problem, and also to poke fun at how egotistical and blind mankind can be. Furthermore, Huck’s gradual growth spans out for the majority of the novel. Complementary to the fictional character, it is of likewise value that humans grow, develop, and thrive.
Hillman further insists that although the senex (paternal figure) falls into the category of authoritarian figure, it does not take away the impact the myth made about the figure. It is crucial for the soul to enable its acceptance of its archetypal characteristics as strongly suggested by Hillman that “negativity is neither denied nor repressed; it is shown to have an important place in the relations of the family members” (195). Sociological development has hindered the family in our modern/contemporary society. Hillman argues that “nothing has abused the family more than our psychological theories of development” (196). Therefore, he addresses four important emotional moments in family life that affects the soul and its development: False Identity, Relatives and in-laws, Family meals, and Going back home.
It is clear that Spock adheres to the Prime Directive because of the adverse consequences it could have for the development of other species. It is not that the Prime Directive is good-in-itself,... ... middle of paper ... ... comply with orders then nobody would follow them. The overall message of Star Trek: Into Darkness is that ethics is complex, with multiple possible interpretations and often no clearly delineated boundary between definitively right and wrong. Spock often reasons from a utilitarian perspective, and yet at the same time seems to hold to a Kantian-duty principle of never lying. Kirk saves Spock, violating the Prime Directive by reasoning from a care ethic, but later risks his life seemingly on utilitarian grounds.
This is what made Ibsen’s ending extremely controversial. Nora is “given” a mind and uses logic to realize what has become of her past and present lifestyles. She does the opposite of what was expected from female characters in this time. The ending challenged what rights women had at a time where it was thought they were nothing more than a man’s wife, or a father’s daughter – always under the control of men and unable to make right decisions on their own. Ibsen was strong enough to keep this ending, the better of them, for the text instead of succumbing and changing the conclusion just to be accepted and approved by
From birt... ... middle of paper ... ...n't want change. Every change is a menace to stability"(224-5). The idea of keeping an individual preoccupied with meaningless or unnecessary tasks so that he might never question his own individuality is an important one and forms the base on which their society is built. When Bernard criticized this social order in his report to Mond on the Savage, the World Controller vowed "to give him a lesson"(159), which he ultimately did. Huxley attempts to unsettle the reader's uncritical faith in progress and technology.
In the novel, Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen, Charlotte Lucas possesses limited self-awareness; she is aware of the consequences that can come from her choices, but doesn’t choose to apply action for her own self-contentment. Mr. Bennet is also aware at times of his behavior, which is evident through his intelligence and wit, but doesn’t choose to take action, therefore lacking practical wisdom. Through the various conversations and narrations, Austen takes a resolute stand about the need for men to not only understand others, but to know oneself enough to turn we... ... middle of paper ... ...ove his lack of responsible action, and Charlotte Lucas’s inability to take action on achieving contentment, serve as character foils to Elizabeth, illuminating her ability to evaluate her mistakes and take action for the better good. Bennet dismissed his chance to change not because he couldn’t, but because he did not want to. Although he was an intelligent man, it does no good to be smart if one cannot apply intelligence towards self-awareness and towards applying action in turning foibles into strengths Charlotte, also an intelligent character, failed to apply a balance of reasoning and action in her decision, sacrificing a lifetime of happiness for comfort and economic stability.
Although the general realizes later that his notions on the Morland family were false, Catherine still carries the satisfaction of singlehandedly realizing the desires that so blatantly oppose societal norms. Catherine portrays feminism as she disengages herself from the socially accepted image of women and refuses to be dominated by the male race. She differs from the female characters of this novel in her tendencies to push the boundaries of her gender by expressing herself and pursuing that which she desires without dependence on men. She refuses to be suppressed by the males in her society and treats them as equals. Catherine is a woman far too advanced for her times, but where would modern society be without the free thinkers of the past?
"Reason, far more than the affections, guided his actions, and while he sought after One who would satisfy his intellect, he seems to have never felt the need, and therefore never the power of adoration and self-abasement." (Paul 27). Having such a standing, love and passion would never be enough reasons for him to lead a person to marriage. As mentioned at the beginning, he saw marriage as a law, a law that would restrict a person's actions and furthermore impose on him what actions to take. Thus he said: "Whatever our understandings may tell us of the person from whose connection we should derive the greatest improvement, of the worth of one woman, and the demerits of another, we are obliged to consider what is law, and not what is justice.