Krishna replies "You grieve those beyond grief, and speak words of insight; but learned men do not grieve for the dead or the living" (Miller p31). Krishna explains to Arjuna that it is his sacred duty to fight, for the warriors who fulfills their duty leads them to the gates of heaven. If Arjuna gives up now, he will be full of shame, and a man who has given up his duty, is worse then dying, for he will become vulnerable to evil (Miller p34). Krishna main objective through out the story is, as long as you follow the paths of discipline, knowledge, action and devotion, Arjuna has nothing to loose in battle, for his soul will become eternal. Arjuna can't be killed nor can he kill, because the soul can not die nor can it be reborn, for his salvation will be responsible for his actions.
Destroying the dark ring and foiling the plans of the Dark Lord is not an easy feat but Frodo, like the hero he is, shows in the movie that he will accept the task. Choosing to risk his own life to take down the Dark Lord shows that he truly is a hero. Frodo’s experiences are universal to humankind. For some, a fight against your own evil that tries to bring you down can relate to both Frodo and the humankind. Facing challenges and tasks that you may not w... ... middle of paper ... ...us that no matter who we are, anything is possible as long as we go out there and try out best to achieve it.
Beowulf does not slay the monster to protect his people, despite the fact that this was a direct result of the battle. According to Florman, “The quest for fame is of the utmost importance to a warrior trying to establish himself in the world.” (Florman) It is due to a prideful heart and a thirst for fame that Beowulf defeats
Thus, his most enthusiastic feelings are focused around little else than dreams, making him appear vain and egotistical. Henry's purposes behind needing to win radiance in fight are a long way from honorable. The philosophical underpinnings of the war do not spur him; not, one or the other does any profoundly held, particular feeling of good and bad. Rather, Henry craves notoriety. He trusts that a great execution on the front line will deify him as a legend among men who, in light of the training impacts of religion and instruction, infrequently separate themselves so drastically.
"Higlac is my cousin and my king…(142)" says Beowulf in his preparation to do battle with the threatening monster, Grendel. Loyalty to the Anglo-Saxons was heroic; however, the tale of Beowulf has lived on so many years for a greater reason than Beowulf being a loyal individual. Heroes today, as well as heroes of yesterday, such as Beowulf, all share the characteristic of their willingness to die in their attempt to accomplish their heroic act, thus making the act in itself heroic. Beowulf knows that there is a chance that he may die in his great battle against Grendel when he says, "No, I expect no Danes will fret about sewing our shrouds, if he wins. And if death does take me, send the hammered mail of my armor to Higlac…"; yet he is still willing to attempt to conquer Grendel.
Beowulf takes on the challenge of killing Grendel and later Grendel’s mother because he wants to show everyone how tough he is and that he can take on anyone if he wanted to. In other words, he is trying to be this powerful man who no one can ever defeat. Beowulf does not look at the task as a challenge, but rather a way to show everyone that he is the strongest and heroic man of them all. When Beowulf goes into any sort of battle, he refuses help from anyone. He does not want to feel or look, he is so focused on himself and his pride that he does not see the elevating problem in himself.
When he speaks of values, he means not only moral values but any sort of values that may be believed objective, such as aesthetic ones, though his focus is on the moral ones. He also wants to make it clear that he is not setting forth a theory prescribing how to act or how to look for values, which he says is the business of first order ethics. His position concerns second order ethics, which is about the status of values. Importantly, he feels that major philosophical questions have been overlook... ... middle of paper ... ...l of human life. He shows that such a source is susceptible to both of his previous main arguments and feels that his only threat here is a viable theistic doctrine, so he brings no new sort of arguments to the table.
Thus, the only time a person can be sure he is right is if he is constantly open to differing opinions; there must be a standing invitation to try to disprove his beliefs. Second, there is the criticism that governments have a duty to uphold certain beliefs that are important to the well being of society. Only "bad" men would try to undermine these beliefs. Mill replies that this argument still relies on an assumption of i... ... middle of paper ... ...s beliefs are not reflected in their conduct. As a result, people do not truly understand the doctrines they hold dear, and their misunderstanding leads to serious mistakes.
“A good will is not a good because what of effects or accomplishes because of its fitness to attain some proposed end but only because of its violati... ... middle of paper ... ...ately lights upon what is in fact in common interests and in conformity with duty and hence honorable, deserves praise and encouragement but not esteem; for the maxim lacks moral content, namely that of doing such actions not from inclination.” (Page, 11, Kant) Second, possessing and maintaining one's moral goodness is the very condition under which anything else is worth having or pursuing. Intelligence and even pleasure are worth having only on the condition that they do not require giving up one's fundamental moral convictions. The value of a good will thus cannot be that it secures certain valuable ends, whether of our own or of others, since their value is entirely conditional on our possessing and maintaining a good will. Indeed, since it is good under any condition, its goodness must not depend on any particular conditions obtaining. Thus, Kant points out
Initially, his theory seems to be logically sound based on the premises presented. However, upon closer analysis, the theory weakens due to flawed reasoning. Parmenides attempts to refute the existence of certain concepts when, according to his theory, those concepts must necessarily exist. Also, Parmenides writes off the senses as deceptive, but no thoughts could be had without the senses, thus creating a paradox. Since Parmenides presents both sound logic and flawed reasoning, his argument can only be partly right.