justice for instinct….and gives his actions a moral quality’ and describes the civil state as having ‘transformed him from a stupid, limited animal into an intelligent being and a man’ (Unit, p109). He believed that it is not right that you should obey someone just because of force and that for the state to be run properly the power it has must be legitimate. He say’s ‘authority is legitimate if the person (or institution) possesses the right to command others’ (Unit, p.97), in other words,
intellectual or moral, but only through his body, his senses. It is not armed with superior wit or honesty, but with superior physical strength.” (Thoreau) At a certain point, government does nothing but put fear upon its subjects, so that they would rather obey the law than risk the consequence of not. Such an example in seen in Sophocle’s renowned play, Antigone. In the story, Ismene portrays the role of a submissive sister, who’s obedience to law blinds he...
time the sword came to possess a very strong symbolic meaning, different virtues were assigned to the two edges of the sword. "The two edges of the sword show that the knight serves both God and the people, and its point shows that all people must obey him." (Barber 36) The cross or quillion (a popular 16th century term) is another part of a sword. It was given this name because of its shape; the quillion resembles a Christian cross, which subsequently furthers the symbolism of the sword.
the covenant with Noah, promising that God would never destroy the earth by flood again. 6.) What motivated the people to build the Tower of Babel? a) The people were proud of what they had accomplished on their present land, so they didn’t want to obey God’s command to spread abroad the earth. The disobedience of the people motivated them to build the Tower of Babel. 7.) Trace the steps of disobedience in the story of the Fall of the human race. Compare and contrast this with human behavior today
towards the people of those countries. In 1849, General Wolsely wrote from the Gold Coast, "The Africans are like monkeys. They are a good-for-nothing race." In 1849 Thomas Carlyle pronounced Europeans wiser than Africans and said inferior races must obey the superior. It was an idea that by 1900 most English men and women held, one that fit the paternalism of the governing classes and the prejudice of the lower classes. The Empire had created a nation of imperialists. The commercial spirit has always
play is matched in its construction: in performance it can at times seem riotous and out of control, and yet the structure of the play shows a clear interest in symmetry and patterning. Confronted by the "sharp" law of Athens, and not wishing to obey it, Lysander thinks of escape. But he has no idea that the wood, which he sees merely as a rendezvous before he and Hermia fly to his aunt, has its own law and ruler. As Theseus is compromised by his own law, so is Oberon. Theseus wishes to overrule
journey he grows from a boy to a man. He finds in himself what true heroes really are and becomes one that Redwall has never seen before. Cluny who represents Evil in the story is a rat that tries to take over Redwall. He controls an army of rats who obey his every desire. In this book Good verses ...
more big achievements on the part of the government. In the month of April of 1862, the government issued the first draft of the Civil War. Throughout the war, they put out drafts because so many men were needed to fight. Citizens were expected to obey these orders, and as the war progressed, it was harder and harder for men to avoid fighting for their country. Towards the end, the government began forcing almost every able man to enlist in the army. Men of ages 17-50 were drafted in the South (20-45
their mead-benches. He terrified his foes; yet he, as a boy, had been found a waif; fate made amends for that. He prospered under heaven, won praise and honor, until the men of every neighboring tribe, across the whale’s way, were obliged to obey him and pay him tribute. He was a noble king! (BEO 4-11). At first glance to any reader, the above passage that opens Beowulf may seem perplexing. Why is this poet rambling about some other great ruler? In fact, another 50 or so lines are dedicated
loving and nurturing for either of his women. He cheats on his wife, and beats his mistress. If he truly loves either of them, he sure has a bizarre way of showing it. He likes being able to control Daisy the way he does, and he loves having Myrtle obey him because of his money. It seems he loves controlling them, not being with them. Another example is Myrtle. She obviously does not love her husband or she wouldn’t be cheating on him, and trying to leave him. She has two men in her life. One