Their handwork is seen as vandalizing of property despite the effort and intricacy of their lines to execute a printed-like work of art that may be a remembrance portrait or sometimes just a word. In cases like these, Tolstoy advises his audience to divide the two because one has absolutely no effect on the other. He says “subject matter” that the artist is portraying through the art are “independent” and “set apart form the quality of the art” (155). Bad art depends solely on its level of effects on its auditor. “The stronger the infection, the better is the art as art” as it cannot be judged by the content according to Tolstoy (153).
Also, Wilde lets the painting of Dorian become a symbol of the young man's degeneration, showing very well the immorality of his life through a work of art. It is like Wilde means to tell us that art indeed has its important place among people, and beauty is seducing to the viewer. However it is temporary, dangerous, and powerful enough to spoil the life of a man. One must know how to look upon beauty to be able to love it without succumbing to it. As Oscar Wilde was a confirmed aesthete himself, this conclusion may appear paradoxical, but it should be mentioned that not much in this book is not.
If the jury’s values differ from that of the artist, who defiantly considers his work serious, the artist expression is limited. Another example was the criticism made by Dr. Judith Reisman who disagreed that Mapplethorpe’s photographs were art because they “failed to express human emotion” because of the sexual images(379). But this statement also requires the question, by whose values? Maybe they do not show human emotion to her because she believes only traditional “beautiful” things can invoke emotion, but they may invoke emotions in other viewers, which is the artist's purpose.
Hamlet denies his madness and urges Gertrude not to make his madness an excuse for her faults. He asserts that excuses would only cover the superficial faults and the soul would be corrupted deep within. He further asks Gertrude not to commit any more sins that make past faults even worse and to confess herself to heaven. After all, Hamlet sarcastically begs her pardon for his reproach. Hamlet explains that during the extremely rotten time, Hamlet, who is good and of virtue, must beg pardon to and get permission from Gertrude, who represents vice by committing many sins, to do good things such as urging her to repent.
In this short story, Nathaniel Hawthorne shows his view of mankind as insatiable and how this insatiability will eventually lead to our downfall. Critics say the short story is about the objectification of women and others say it is about illiteracy but Hawthorne’s message is about how man tries to correct nature but ends up causing destruction. He expresses this view through Aylmer who wanted to remove the taint on his wife’s cheeks but ends up ruining what he has. In this story, Aylmer is a symbol of the insatiable man and Georgiana is a symbol of the result of man’s attempt to correct nature. We as men try at all cost to remove all taints of imperfection from ourselves.
In this context, “because” is more likely as she genuinely seems to understand her illegality and willingly accepts the consequences it entails. Her response to the problem the Duke is so worried about in this scene; particularly that Juliet only conducts herself according to the law out of her fear for it, or possibly doesn’t follow it at all, is actually nonexistent and therefore makes his surveillance unnecessary. In turn, if his surveillance is unnecessary, then the tension that his leave of absence from ruling caused could have ultimately been avoided if the Duke had come up with other means to survey his people. Works Cited Shakespeare, William, and S. Nagarajan. Measure for Measure: With New and Updated Critical Essays and a Revised Bibliography.
Not only that, O’Shea’s argument ignores the psychological issues and the laws that are in place to regulate euthanasia. O’Shea (1996) argues that euthanasia, or assisted suicide is morally wrong as it is similar to murder in the following way: I do not want people who do not have the coping skills to manage disability and discomfort to make life-and-death decisions for me. Thinking of suicide is part of adjusting to being disabled. Assisted suicide has more to do with the survivor’s inability to manage misery than with compassion. If pain is the issue, consider that heroin is a perfectly good drug.
They also do not think about how they are hurting their loved one and friends, instead their minds are thinking about calories and ways to burn them off. 3. “Ordinary people can find themselves drawn into complicity with evil if they are not attentive to what they do or with whom they throw their lot.” Human trafficking is an issue where peo... ... middle of paper ... ... Human nature is evil, and goodness is caused by intentional activity. ~ Xun Zi. What Xun Zi is saying is that, it is in our blood to be evil.
Bob should confront Henry on his plagiarized work and convince him to stop. This is the best decision based on the principle that people should be honest, which is based on the value of trustworthiness. Therefore, if a person is in a situation in which a friend is producing work that is not their own then it is morally obligatory for them to confront their friend on their actions and tell them it’s wrong. For example, if you have a friend that wants to be an artist and they just copy art from other people online you should confront them and tell them their actions wrong because they could get in trouble. Additionality, they are not helping themselves in learning the skills they need to become an artist.
Raskolnikov’s introverted nature only worsens when he actively decides to separate himself from society. Dostoevsky is warning society of individuals who exhibit these narcissistic qualities. If Raskolnikov did not have all these negative, anti-heroic qualities, the detrimental effects alienation has on a person’s psyche and physical state would not have drilled itself into the reader. Staying away from creating Raskolnikov as a saintly protagonist, allows Dostoevsky to get his theme of alienation across successfully.