According to the commentaries of both Eric Weiner and Juliet Schor, happiness may be so elusive. In summary, the aspects of pathos in this paper according to Eric Weiner and Juliet Schor have been included.
Life is both a scene of nothingness and one of infinity, and it is this duality that drives the characters in Beckett to desperation: "Endgame is a despairing study of despair".
The paper is concerned with the national differences in the culture of death provided by the author, the rising role of euthanasia in modern medicine, the approach to the state program "Obamacare" and the problem [...]
Socrates was only out to defend his philosophical views, not that he preferred death to life. These utterances are not from a soul convinced that death is better than life, if not so, he would [...]
In the writings published in 'unfashionable observations,' there is a general observation that Nietzsche criticizes the kind of society that has emerged in Germany.
Thus, the manly virtue of ancient Greeks was an attribute of the male and female parts of the society that was implemented since childhood and related to the norms of ethics and aesthetics.
Having based the main propositions of his work on the categories of inherent abilities and education of Plato's Philosophy, the contemporary American scientist adapted them to the present-day realities and used Plato's ideas as axioms [...]
This is restated in the next line of the passage: "The name that can be named is not the eternal name".
The first three chapters must be devoted to the Earth creation, people's and Gods' changes, as well as the changes of world understanding; the reader is allowed to see the beauty of metamorphoses of the [...]
In particular, the poet touches upon the creation of the world from the beginning of the universe formation up to his times.
Zeus' opponent, Cyniscus, succeeds in setting traps for the god and becomes the unquestionable winner of the argument due to his eloquence and because of Zeus' wrong conduct and the disadvantageous position he adopts in [...]
Augustine, the film shows the perversion of free will and the fall to the inferior level of God's creation, Abelard would note that the true justice is executed in the film, whereas Heloise would focus [...]
The main spheres where the author tries to involve the issue of science and our "inherited ways" of knowledge in the area of science are archeology, history, and music. John Broomfield suggests the nature and [...]
In this way, Agamemnon presents imperfections in the family under consideration with the tragedy of this family rooting in the wife's unfaithfulness to her husband and the father's sacrificing his daughter in exchange for the [...]
In the play Antigone, it is an interesting fact that the actions taken by Creon, the King of Thebes, is unsolicited by the citizens of Thebes but hardly anyone has the courage to utter it.
In 95c, the author assumes that Sophists are also not qualified to teach virtue, due to the fact that one of the respected philosophers is quite critical about those who make some promises and believes [...]
It is clear from the beginning of the story that McMurphy successfully feigns insanity to escape the hard work at the Pendleton Work Farm, "Do not overlook the possibility that this man might be feigning [...]
The difference in how the dream is defined lies in how one sees the shape and color of the concoction, whether the texture is just right for the shape of the taste buds assessing the [...]
Collins also states that the flaws present in human could never have been a handiwork of God, as the almighty is perfect and can never give rise to a flawed character.
Of these, he would be able to study the things in the sky and the sky itself more easily at night, looking at the light of the stars and the moon, than during the day, [...]
In his famous work "The Leviathan", Thomas Hobbes refers to the natural mode of people's existence as "war of everybody against everybody", while suggesting that such war comes as a result of individuals taking a [...]
In Season of Migration to the North by Al-Tayeb Salih and in Midaq Alley by Naguib Mahfouz male dominance is one of the main ideas.
The first is that both are in a way predictions about the future of mankind.'Single Minded' is about people wanting to live alone and '1984' about the state of society being policed by a dictatorial [...]
This paper analyzes the knowledge based on the book "Knowledge and its Place in Nature" by Hilary Kornblith, and the arguments presented by the author that knowledge should be approached naturalistically, as it is a [...]
The point about his defense is that he wanted to stick to the speech he had prepared and it was planned and was well prepared.
The scientific literature teaches us the rules of life, but most will not be met, and most knowledge will not be used in our everyday life. The balance of art literature and scientific one should [...]
In case of the abovementioned Swift's work it is the problem of poverty and other social problems of Ireland of the 18th century.
It comforts the reader by assuring that death is not the end; it is the continuation of Life. Death is the continuation of the journey".
The slaying is the catalyst to a downward spiral of events. Montgomery is forced to kill several of the beasts in self-defense.
In his role as the principal character in Albert Camus' novel The Stranger, Meursault is a threat to society that upholds the death penalty because he is looked upon as a bad and dangerous example [...]
Today, the lines are blurred as to determine whether it should be an east or west conflict as it could also be any form of war against one ethnic group by a whole nation or [...]
He believed that befriending a man for sensual pleasures is the ideal of brute beasts; that is weak and uncertain with caprice as its foundation than wisdom. It is this that makes such carelessness in [...]
In the story's retrospection we learn that Hagar's father Jason is elite, a store owner who built a brick home in a town of mostly shacks and shanties.
The story revolves around Oedipus and his search for the cause of the blight on his city finding it to be himself while Iocaste is Oedipus' wife and mother who was very supportive of Oedipus' [...]
The comment presents an issue of Utopia, the controversy of More's discussion that affects the commonwealth of the state that will be analysed to argue that the statement is true.
The purpose of this paper is to compare and contrast how Medea and Socrates respond to injustice or unfair accusations. The following section discusses how Medea and Socrates respond or react to adversity by comparing [...]
The Monkey is one of the masterpieces of literature that contains the ethics, morality, religion, and culture of the Eastern world.
The purpose of this paper is to explain why Monkey is an allegory of Buddhist teachings in the selected novel. The reader also observed that Tripitaka is a representation of the physical outcomes and experiences [...]
In The Monkey & the Monk: an Abridgment of the Journey to the West, the Monkey is one of the main protagonists of the book, as is apparent from its title.
The Monkey and the Monk is not an ordinary story with a list of characters with the ability to develop particular relationships, grow in their specific ways, and demonstrate necessary lessons to the reader.
The work is truly unique as the author used it as a tool for declining the view of the history of Western civilizations.
Despite differences in the interpretation of features text as a whole, the data remained of the most ancient Indian religious texts allows restoring some elements of mythology and cosmology of the Vedic Indians. Altogether, it [...]
Due to the fact that Cannery Row tells a story of different characters with a range of aspirations it can be argued that Steinbeck showcases various aspects of the human condition in his work by [...]
They appear in the story as the teachers of Candide and express two points of view on the world. Pangloss is optimistic in the assessment of what is happening, while Martin, on the contrary, adheres [...]
The first chapter of the book addresses the issue of language in day-to-day conversations between white and black French people of the 1950s.
Peter Bergen's book, Holy War, Inc: Inside the Secret World of Osama bin Laden, tries to understand Osama bin Laden psychologically and the way his influence over the Muslim world controls and leads al Qaeda.
The purpose of the author is to reveal to the reader of his book the hidden truth about the plight of women in certain states of the world.
Lord Krishna is believed to be the inspiration behind the book known as the Gospel of the Lord. From this knowledge, the history of the Gita, the purpose of yoga, and a guru becomes significant [...]
There are 700 verses in the Bhagavad-Gita, which reflect the philosophical aspects of the dialogue between Prince Arjuna and God Krishna before the battle Kurukshetra.
I took the liberty of talking to some of my old pals, and surprisingly enough, I realized we were actually not communicating. At the end of the day, they are all literacy arts and you [...]
Zarathustra argues that, wandering in mountains is a pleasant experience, which is going to shape his fate, for he believes that he has control of his life and will not allow fate to overtake him.
He is guilty of murder because he killed the Arab, but this is not the only crime he is guilty of.
The narrator means that time and space are incorporated in the current decision-making processes and the truth that generated the historical actions is revealed in the present century.
Turning to the discussion of Camus' The Plague and the relation of people to absurd, it is possible to refer to some quotes from the text and the overview of the whole situation.
One of the first examples of satire as the possibility to introduce some philosophical ideas was the description of the professor's activities.
When Meursault is asked by Raymond to write a letter that the latter can use to torture his mistress, he unsympathetically consents to the request because he "did not have any reason not to".
Exploring the apparent conflict pertaining to the burial of Polyneices I am of the opinion that Antigone had a right to bury her brother.
Wilde uses the character of Dorian as a symbol of his ideas regarding the interaction of art and ethics. In it, assertions are made as to the inability of moral judgments to be made on [...]
Raphael Hythloday, in books one and two was of the view that the government and the state operate within an economy for the benefit of the societies, they are given power and authority to dictate [...]
The mind of an imprisoned person will want to free itself in spite of the fact that it is tightly coupled to the body of the person.
I will use the texts of Plato's "Apology, the Trial and Death of Socrates" and Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "The Grand Inquisitor" in order to comprehensively analyze the theme and consider the questions of who I am, [...]
By carefully selecting the characters in the novel, Camus can develop a philosophy of absurdity by illustrating that the universe is marred with absurdity as demonstrated by the absurdist opinions of the protagonist, the judge, [...]
Gandhi stated that he was sorry due to the Mob's ignorance and narrowness. Gandhi believed that it was not possible to change the convictions of a person by use of violence.
One should note that Antoine Roquentin, who is the main character, is obsessed with the search of the meaning that the surrounding world should have. This is one of the main issues that Sartre examines [...]
Hobbes managed to overcome all the political and social havocs that affected his life and which were the major things that shaped the way he was thinking.
The author is a trained psychologist and she employs her vocation in her analysis of the relationship between the inanimate computers and human beings.
If the notion of 'evolutionary baggage' can be explained with references to the concepts of the development of the world and progress of a man in it, in order to understand its wouldangerous' character, it [...]
One of the reasons why Franz Kafka is considered one of the 20th century's most prominent writers is that the reading of his masterpieces leaves very few doubts as to the fact that, while pursuing [...]
In fact, the way of life in the world is substantial and the meaning of life is exposed through events that are being experienced at that particular time.
It permits the author not only focus on the subject matter and revolve around the themes of the story, but implement the entertainment function of the writing and provide the reader with an in-depth understanding [...]
In Court he was well aware of his high position and he was not able to hide his indifference for those of lower rank. The moment he was convinced that he was about to die [...]
The act of confession is one of the central themes in Crime and Punishment, since it is the climax point of the novel signifying crucial changes in Raskolnikov's mental and physical state.
Such loss of traditional humane values like empathy, love, respect, loyalty, and honesty has affected Franz Kafka who illustrated the metamorphosis or transformation of customary values on the example of the family of the Samsas."The [...]
Thus, referring to Natsume Soseki's Kokoro, the reader can focus on the extremely emotional description of the person's feelings related to the ideas of suicide, responsibility, and guilt because Sensei, the protagonist of the novel, [...]
Symbolism is used in this scene because the protagonist visited the Birgawi residence, a symbol that he is found in places of despair and ruin.
It is the desire to fit in the culture that is particularly traumatic for Hata, as one can see from the review of the work.
In the Plato's allegory of 'The Cave,' the prisoners believe that the shadows projected by the light of the fire behind them on to the wall are a reality.
While the old man with enormous wings seems to be the central character in the short story, he does not clearly appear to be the protagonist in the story.
In Frankl's view, only the inmates who identified a meaning in their being and pursued to realize it were able to carry on the cruelty, dejection and detrimental surroundings of the encampments.
Furthermore, in this novel, Apuleius frequently stresses the role of coincidence and fortune as one of the key factors that affect the life of the main characters.
Definitely, the main character Okonkwo's consciousness and his endeavor to grasp and comprehend the necessity of change have driven the plot of the novel.
She is one of the main antagonists in the plot, and she is directly involved in the lives of the main characters.
Known mostly for his short story titled "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," Thurber wrote a number of unique fables, one of which, "The Owl Who Was God," is the subject of the given paper.
As an example of the uncanny, it is possible to refer to Kafka's novel The Trial through generalization and abstract representation of the archaic Court that interferes with Josef K's rational and conventional world. In [...]
In the Book VII of The Republic Plato introduces his famous parable of the Cave which is supposed to represent the illusory nature of human knowledge.
Jacinto is sure that the only way to lead a successful life is to leave Mexico and become a citizen of the USA.
In the Death of Ivan Ilych, Tolstoy presents one of the main characters, Ivan Ilych as a person who does not have a stand of his own but is dictated by the society.
The letters have been widely and intensively studied within the context of the history of Islam even though there is no unanimous agreement on whether the anonymous authors of the letters belonged to the Islamic [...]
The reading of a short story Jackals and Arabs leaves no doubt as to the fact that this story's foremost thematic element is being of clearly surreal nature.
This paper offers a brief analysis of appeal of logos as expressed in Dahl's 'Lamb to the Slaughter.' A perfect appeal of logos in Roald Dahl's 'Lamb to the Slaughter' is well expressed by Mary [...]
It is very important to be confident and to know what you want in life in order to succeed and to make the goals come to pass.
One of the foremost characteristics of Henrik Ibsen's play A Doll's House is that its plot appears linearly defined, which, in turn, explains the semantic realism of play's overall sounding.
This is because she compares her poor life with that of her rich friend and she is filled with envy and jealousy because she can not afford to live like her friend and yet that [...]
The book is a reflection of the Voltaire's enduring dislike of the powerful religious regimes and the superciliousness of the French nobility.
The absence of the name in the novel Notes from Underground by Dostoyevsky is symbolic as it shows that the protagonist is an ordinary person who tells the story which is not unique and there [...]
Thesis statement Though Camus' characters reflect his vision of life and its logic, each character's ideas can be used to support the position of other; thus, the character of The Plague has a duplicate in [...]
The account focuses on Genji's romantic life and illustrates the conventions of the aristocratic society of this period, a lot is referred to in relation to Genji's attractiveness.
Augustine of Hippo believes that the only real source of friendship is God, and he adds that it is only through this God-man relationship that people can understand the ideal meaning of friendship.
Although it is too early for me to advance any far-fetched arguments, I can say that Joseph is very much similar to Sisyphus; he becomes accustomed to the routine nature of daily life, and his [...]
He makes the readers understand that evil is a moral sin and it is regarded just like any type of sin because immorality is in contravention of the will of God; however, in the same [...]
In his play The Persecution and Assassination on Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade, Peter Weiss also makes an attempt to [...]
Although Machiavelli's view of human nature depends on his general vision of the balance between the people's virtues and vices, the historian emphasizes the difference between the monarch and the citizens and pays attention to [...]
The opening of the story clearly introduces the main story to the reader with the creation of a pathetic image in the mind of the readers.
The term "intellectual" in the Middle Ages We have seen the term "intellectual" itself as a word representing a certain kind of a person, a member of a special class."Intellectual" is also a modern term.
The study of every work of literature should start with the introduction in the epoque when the work was written and its peculiarities.
For Poggioli, "the school notion presupposes a master and a method, the criterion of tradition, and the principle of authority" [p.20].
The only purpose of his arrival to the village is to take his mother and sister to the larger, progressive city.