Many would call such a driving force, God. This is more so the case when many of us are wrapped up in our busy day to day lives with little time for reflection. Then we do not take time out to ponder how the bigger scheme of things might be because it has little bearing on our busy every day life with all its commitments, responsibilities, and distractions.
Of course the alternative, that there is no survival of consciousness, is all too hard to believe for many of us also. However, for the large part, this fear of death exists in most people to varying degrees. Why are we not aware of where we came from and where we are going when we die? Why do we exist at all?
What is the purpose of our existence and our life in this world? If we are reincarnated so that we may improve our souls, then should we not know this?
If, as taught by Christianity this is our only life on earth, then why do we not have direct knowledge of this? Why is God not in direct contact with us? In other words, having direct knowledge of the afterlife would mean we would be motivated by reward spiritual improvement in our actions and would not suffer as much and therefore would not improve as much spiritually. For if it had, then surely we would all be believers.
It all seems to be part of a greater plan to have it all this way. For mankind not only has a great understanding of many difficult and complex areas of say science, but also made the discoveries to make it possible. At the very least, if all were to be revealed, the essence of it all should be understood by most. The person must feel that there is a significant possibility that they will be caught and punished for their crimes.
In many cases,…… [Read More]. Death Penalty Pros and Cons. It violates the right to life It is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment. There can never be any justification for torture or for cruel treatment" White, n. In addition to the argument that it is a denial of human rights, abolitionists have an equally strong offender-centered argument of innocence White, n. They argue that innocent people are often put to death, in what can only be termed a heinous denial of justice.
Further arguments against the death penalty consist of its use against primarily poor offenders, its inconsistent use, and the fact that convicted criminals, even murderers, can reform in prison and be reproductive once again White, n.
White uses the example of Stanley "Tookie" Williams to show this is true. Williams, a former gang member and founder, was executed in , but only after he had sincerely reformed of his ways during…… [Read More].
Death Penalty Ethics and Effectiveness. However, sociologists argue that the retributive justice theory suffers due to the lack of appreciation of circumstantial causes involved in the commission of crime.
By counting 'free will' as the only factor involved in a crime the deontological thinking lacks in the comprehensive analysis of criminal behavior. For instance the disproportionate number of crimes by the economically disadvantaged African-Americans when compared to Caucasians is a clear instance for external factors that could influence the behavior of a person.
In the words of philosopher Thomas. Mappes, "Pure retributive thinking seems to presuppose a radical sense of human freedom and its correlate, a radical sense of personal responsibility and accountability for one's actions. Opponents also provide evidence that the death penalty is unjust. Data show that death row prisoners are disproportionately low income, minority, and under-represented by the legal system.
Thus, we many wonder if those who can't afford the best lawyers are more likely to be sentenced to death, and if so, then we may have effectively put a price on the life of a criminal. Similarly, if the flawed legal system convicts an innocent person and sentences him to death, there is no opportunity for justice to prevail when the prisoner's innocence is ultimately proven.
Two states, Maine and Rhode Island, discovered that they had likely executed innocent men and subsequently abolished the death penalty. Many note that the time and expenses associated with the death penalty are reasons enough to disallow it. Extensive review and judicial process is guaranteed for death row cases, with the intent of ensuring that innocent…… [Read More]. Death Penalty Society's primary responsibility lies in working towards assuring the physical and psychological well-being of its honest and upright citizens.
Implicit in the preceding statement is that government and other social institutions must bring about a social environment that is safe and free of crime, especially serious offenses that can endanger lives. Viewed from this perspective, it appears that perhaps the death penalty is a necessary recourse for any society, which wishes to prevent the reoccurrence of severe crimes. Further, and more important, imposing the death penalty plays a pivotal role in society being able to uphold the values of justice, innocence, and social well being.
The ongoing debate on whether the death penalty should be retained or abolished concerns itself with the issue of justice from differing perspectives.
The abolitionists, for instance, argue that the death sentence runs the risk of executing some convicted people, whose innocence is…… [Read More]. Death of a Salesman Tragedy in Prose. Death of a Salesman: Tragedy in Prose Tragedy, can easily lure us into talking nonsense. Willy's obsession with the superficial qualities of attractiveness and likeability are at odds with a more granular and beneficial understanding of the American Dream that identifies hard work without complaint as the key to success.
Bloom Willy's interpretation of likeability is perfunctory -- he childishly hates Bernard because he thinks Bernard does not embody the qualities that he admires. Willy's faith in his warped version of the American Dream leads to his psychological decline when he is unable to accept the incongruity between the Dream…… [Read More]. Death Penalty Is the Use of Death. Death penalty is the use of death as a punishment for the crimes committed by an individual.
In most cases, death penalty is administered by lethal drugs or by electrocution. There has been a lot of debate on the moral and ethical aspect of issuing death penalty to criminals and many human rights groups are advocating the use of long-term imprisonment without parole LWOP as an alternative to death penalty. But, are they really justified in opposing the death penalty?
In many cases, this justification is not valid as it leads to more crime and higher taxes for the society. Death penalty has been present in the United States from colonial times. The first ever recorded execution was in Jamestown in and since then, it has been used as an effective tool of punishment Supreme Court Debates, Dec With such a long history, it is no surprise that…… [Read More].
Death Penalty Whether Capital Punishment. If the court puts a man in prison and later discovers his innocence, he can easily be released. It is tragic, but he is able to get at least some of his life back, largely dependent on how long he was incarcerated.
If a man has been executed, however, and then it is discovered that he was innocent, there is no compensation that can be given. His life is already over, and the people that he has left behind are involved in as much pain and grief as the family of the victim. Meanwhile, the real criminal is still out in the world, getting the chance to do harm to others as well.
This is not something that happens often, but it has happened in the past. If the death penalty remains in effect, it will quite likely happen again. Another issue to be considered is that many people who…… [Read More]. Capital Punishment and Sexual Crimes. To help such victims, the Florida Department of Health had set up several billboards in Tampa and the billboards say, "Sex without consent is rape.
This increase in the number of crimes as well as the lasting effect it has on the victim qualifies it as a potential case for death penalty. This is not excessive when compared to the nature of the crime and the use of the eight amendment of the constitution to this crime should be removed. It was written in the constitution to protect people who are likely to be charged with death penalty for minor offenses and rape or sexual assault is by no means a minor offense. This is the reason it should be removed for this gruesome…… [Read More].
Capital Punishment Justified Justice the. Politically correct or not, criminals should pay for the crimes they commit. In no society do we see no punishment for crimes. Walter Berns notes that Aristotle taught anger is just and those who kill should be held responsible. We do not live in such a politically correct society that executing justice is perceived as wrong. Justice is never wrong and we as a society should never feel guilt or wrong when we feel angry because someone has been murdered.
Anger is a "human passion" Berns qtd. In White , states Berns and murderers are "properly the objects of anger," In some cases, anger is healthy and no one can argue that anger over murder is not justified. Berns understands that angry men are also capable of respecting life. Supporting the death penalty does not make one less human it defends life. Defending life and the sanctity of life…… [Read More]. Death of a Salesman. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller Willy Loman finally realized, to an extent, that he had been living a life of illusion and self-deception.
Towards the end of the play he concludes that would be worth more to the family dead then alive, "After all the highways, and the trains, and the years, you end up worth more dead than alive. This causes clash between the two as Willy still believes that Biff will amount to something and Biff finally confronts his father about his low station in life and the fact that the two of them will always be nobodys.
Willy developed the theory that if a person is well liked and is very good looking then doors, i. In essence Willy believes in style…… [Read More]. Death of a Salesman the New Millennium. Death of a Salesman The new millennium has brought with it new and interesting challenges. Our values and ideals have evolved along with the changing times. This is also true of business and the things that constitute success.
For these reasons, many have questioned the relevance of literature created during the previous century to the world as it appears today. Such questions have also been raised about Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, which appeared in the period after World War II, during which the United States as superpower attempted to sell the benefits of capitalism as such to its citizens Siegel, In a New York Times review, Siegel makes the claim that the only meaning the play has for today's audiences is to give them a sense of superiority over rather than identification with Willy Loman.
However, perhaps the play still has more depth to offer, even…… [Read More]. It is actually the third part of a much larger work which also includes Lancelot, the Quest for the Holy Grail, and of course, The Death of King Arthur. The first two parts of the story deal with Arthur's establishment of his kingdom, the formation of the Round Table, and the quest for the Holy Grail. The final part of the story deals with the aftermath of the quest, the betrayal of the King by Lancelot and Guinevere, and the final battle on the plains of Salisbury; which results in the death of King Arthur.
Throughout the tale the theme of religion plays an important part in the story, from Arthur's insistence that his knights swear to uphold the teachings…… [Read More]. Death Comes for the Archbishop. Latour takes several steps to repair the damage done to the church by the moral misdeeds of rogue priests and, to a certain extent, the American and Mexican governments. Latour dispatches Valliant to Albuquerque and, in Valliant's travels, he performs sacraments and admonishes a priest for gambling with parish funds.
Latour, for his part, helps rescue Magdalena from the abusive Buck Scales and orders the founding of a girl's school - another important symbol of permanence and the church's commitment to the community.
Latour also replaces Gallegos, a corrupt priest who drinks, gambles and left his parish in a "scandalous state," with Father Valliant p.
Latour's house cleaning continues throughout the story, as he is determined to conquer the book's moral setting, as he conquered its natural setting. Death of a Salesman Fails.
In conclusion, Death of a Salesman tells the tragic tale of Willy Loman's life. We do feel pity for this man as we watch him fail and we do understand that he makes tragic mistakes throughout his life that have brought him to this point. Many critics want to make allowances for the play because it represents the world in which we live.
In doing so, they seem to forget that we are surrounded by people of great stature every day. While we do not operate in a world of nobility, we still have persons of great respect that speak for our groups and cultures. The modern argument wants to redefine Aristotle's definition but by doing so, it assumes that we are all only capable of the common life that Willy experienced. While Willy is an excellent representation of the common man, he is not every man.
His life was…… [Read More]. Death of a Dream Arthur. Throughout the play, Willy longs for the wealth, privilege, and equality the America was alleged to have been built upon until he can no longer deny that the promises of the American dream are just an illusion. While this is without a doubt a scathing critique of capitalism, at the same time, the play seems to be trying to show that nothing is truly real and once you remove all of the 'bells and whistles.
No one is immune to putting on a 'front' for other people, but when the opinions of others dictate your life and your decisions, this is when the human soul begins to deteriorate. Willy Loman is the characterization of this corrosion. The death of the American Dream portrayed in the play, as well as the constant comparisons between the rich and the…… [Read More].
Death of a Salesman by. Willy's "psychopathy," he explained, is a manifestation of his being "other-directed" -- or possessing a value system entirely determined by external norms…evidence that goes beyond normal human inconsistency into the realm of severe internal division" 3. The author's analysis illustrates that Willy's "psychopathy" is an inevitable and consistent result of his constant dreaming about success and wealth using the wrong approach.
Knowing that he has failed himself and his family, Willy tried to compensate for this by holding strong to the belief that he will eventually prevail, that personality and charisma would save him and his family from poverty. As a result, Willy isolated himself from his family, simply by not sharing the realities that his wife and sons are experiencing, being poor and in constant conflict with Willy's ideals.
Indeed, the psychological trauma that plagued Willy upon realizing that he has grown old and did not succeed in the…… [Read More].
Death of the Ball Turret Gunner by. Death of the Ball Turret Gunner by Randall Jarrell Without knowing that a ball turret is small place in a B, we would not understand the central metaphor analogizing the mother's womb to the ball turret, which is essential to understanding that the poem is about the contrast between the warmth of a mother's love and the cold dehumanizing treatment of the "State" where he is just another soldier.
Common Ground by Judith Cofer Before reading the poem, the title seemed quite self-explanatory, I figured the poem would be about finding common ground between people, and in a sense it is, but the message, after reading the poem, is much starker. It is more about the inescapability of aging, the common links that tie generations as the young get old and realize the commonalities they share with their parents. Death of a Salesman Failure. He cannot provide for his family financially, and emotionally he feels bankrupt.
That is why the brief, transient sense that Biff likes him provides him with so much joy -- it is the proof, however small, that he has succeeded at something in life. However, even his language of 'liking' echoes the language he uses when speaking of being 'liked' at the office, and almost immediately after speaking to Biff, Willy is dreaming once again of diamond mines, and easy money.
Willy is incapable, unlike his son, of truly deep self-awareness. Willy, Biff, and Happy seem ignorant of the American dream's demand that people work hard to move ahead. Willy and Linda blame Biff's math teacher, not Biff, for their son's failure in school, while brainy, hard-working Bernard grows up to argue a case before the Supreme Court Miller Biff and Happy never concoct honest schemes to earn money,…… [Read More].
Death of a Salesman Linda: Are they any worse than his sons? When he brought them business, when he was young, they were glad to see him. But now his old friends, the old buyers that loved him so and always found some order to hand him in a pinch - they're all dead, retired. He used to be able to make six, seven calls a day in Boston. Now he takes his valises out of the car and puts them back and takes them out again and he's exhausted.
Instead of walking he talks now. He drives seven hundred miles, and when he gets there no one knows him anymore, no one welcomes him. And what goes through a man's mind, driving seven hundred miles home without having earned a cent?
Why shouldn't he talk to himself? When he has to go to Charley and borrow fifty dollars…… [Read More]. Death of a Salesman Arthur. He can't let go of the idea that popularity and wealth are what are most important in a man.
In the second act, Willy receives a terrible blow. He explains to his boss, Howard, how he met a salesman when he was about 19, and admired the man's skills, and decided that sales was the very best job a man could have. But he tells Howard he's tired, and he wants to work in the store instead of on the road. Howard keeps telling him there's no opening for floor sales, and then finally tells him the truth: I think you need a good long rest, Willy And then when you feel better, come back, and we'll see if we can work something out.
He tells Willy that this is no time for false pride and that he should…… [Read More]. Death of a Salesman Questions. Discuss the scene between Willy and Ben, consider what advice Willy is asking of Ben, note Bens reply "let me think about it. What importance does this scene have in the play? What themes are evoked in it? Ben's relationship with his brother Willy throughout the play exemplifies Willy's longing for the success that never comes.
Ben profits from diamond mines, while Willy dies an unremarkable salesman, valuable, Willy thinks, only for his life insurance policy. Unlike Willy, Ben seemed to care less for the opinion of others. He struck out on his own in Alaska in search of riches, while Willy was more attracted to the idea of being a well-liked salesman.
In this final scene with Ben, however, the viewer becomes aware of how much Willy's mind is unhinged. Life of Bees Both the. That day is always in your possession.
That's the day you remember," p. Thus, both stories keep alive the romantic vision of love as a positive and enduring force.
The most extraordinary aspect of both of these stories is the way in which love is portrayed realistically. Love is never easy, whether between interracial couples, between parents and children, or between lovers. For example, "The worst mistakes I've made have been the ones directed by sweet-natured hopefulness," suggests that love is often over-idealized Baxter, p.
In Feast of Love, marital infidelity is dealt with and so are other forms of betrayal including the perceived betrayal of death. Similarly, death is dealt with deftly in Secret Life of Bees. When May commits suicide, the grieving process is an extraordinary expression of love by her sisters and also by Lily and Rosaleen.
As Lily states, "People who think dying is…… [Read More]. Life of an Immigrant Explored. Jurgis is filled with grief and despair when thinks of how "they had put their very souls into their payments on that house, they had paid for it with their sweat and tears -- yes, more, with their very lifeblood. Perhaps the most dreadful of all things is Ona's death. Her death marks a brand new low for Jurgis. Personal hardship is the backdrop for Jurgis' dream.
He is learning that things do not always turn out the way we expect them to turn out. Jurgis is realizing that hard work and a good heart do not always lead toward wealth and a better life. Jurgis also sees his American Dream die to the ways of socialism. As he begins to learn more about socialism, he gains a different sense of self. He is not shy about it and, in fact, he is very vocal about his beliefs.
Life of the Buddha: What was the Buddha's name? How else do Buddhists refer to him? His name is Siddhartha Gautama and he is often referred to as the 'awakened' or 'enlightened' one. What are the circumstances in which the Buddha grew up? Siddhartha was born in B. He lived in a place called Lumbini and then was raised in Kapilavashtha, Sakya Kingdom's capital.
During this time, Northern India was made up of various small and independent states. It is during this period, people came to challenge and question Vedic philosophy through a number of new religious and philosophical schools.
There was a strong moral vacuum present. What are the "four passing sights"? The first is an old man that reminded Buddha of aging. The second was a sick person that reminded Buddha of pain and disease. The third was a corpse that reminded Buddha of…… [Read More]. Life of Paul Daily Living. Life of Paul Paul the Apostle is one of the most significant figures in early Christian history. He was born soon after Christ was, and Paul's conversation to Christianity remains one of the central allegories in all of scripture.
Therefore, Pauline texts are at the heart of the Christian canon. Paul was born in Tarsus, the "principle city of the lush plain of Cilicia in the southwest corner of Asia Minor," which is modern-day Turkey Pollack, , p.
Paul's early daily life was formative for his later intellectual and spiritual development. Pollock describes Tarsus as a "city between the mountains and the sea," p.
Born in "a city between the mountains and the sea" provides an apt symbol for the spiritual…… [Read More]. Life Coaching Listening Is an. Preconceived notions or biases are signs of poor listening. The life coach cannot project personal values onto the client's words and expect to be listening well.
A good listener also does not jump to conclusions or finish the client's sentences. Instead, the life coach erases all preconceived notions and listens with a fresh mind. The life coach also does not interject judgment or opinion, especially when none was solicited.
Judgment is one of the greatest obstacles to good communication. The life coach seeks to connect with the client while suspending all judgment. A life coach learns about the client in a state of attentiveness and presence of mind. By emptying the mind and releasing the need to be right or superior, the life coach listens with an open heart.
Asking open-ended questions to establish…… [Read More]. Capital Punishment Also Called Death. The opponents of the death claim that death penalty is used disproportionately against minorities and the death row in the U.
This is disproved by the Bureau of Justice Statistics report, which states: Conclusion In conclusion, it would be fair to say that the arguments put forwarded by the opponents of death penalty are neither based on solid reasons nor on verifiable facts. On the other hand, as we saw in this essay, capital punishment is an effective deterrent against serious crime, is morally justified,…… [Read More].
Death Penalty Thirty-Eight States in. The victim is unable to make peace with himself, say goodbye to his family or have his constitutional rights seen too. When a murder is committed, I believe that the perpetrator does not forfeit his rights, but rather some of the respect and convention which is usually given to a dying person.
After all, what respect and convention was awarded to his victim? Many of the states which currently allow the death penalty have victim services via the department of Corrections. The services which they provide range all the way from family support and counseling to the provision for family members of the victim to watch the execution should they so desire.
This ability is limited state to state, however.
Life after Death Essay Words | 9 Pages. Life after death is a topic of controversy in which Bertrand Russell and John Hick discusses the idea of whether it is possible to have life after death.
The After- life is an area of human consciousness we all enter upon leaving the physical world at physical death. Throughout history we’ve questioned if there is a life after death. Related Articles: Essay on the Spiritual Life of Buddhist Monks.
The Catholic believers look life after death in a prospective of three different worlds, such as Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise according to the deeds committed during life. If a person during his or her lifetime committed any sins, this person’s next world will be the Hell. Ideas on Life After Death in Different Religions People living under the education and belief structures of different religions consider the idea of life after death differently, but all religions claim that the life does not end up with death, and it is continued in different perspectives. 3/5(8).
Life After Death Essay a) Examine the key concepts for the afterlife associated with Resurrection and Reincarnation (18) Different cultures and traditions all have many different concepts and ideas about life after death, many are similar and a lot are very dissimilar. - Life after death is a topic of controversy in which Bertrand Russell and John Hick discusses the idea of whether it is possible to have life after death. Russell addresses his argument against the idea through his brief essay titled “The Illusion of Immortality” ().