Essays Tagged: "sense of duty"

Relativism, The Tangible Theory

plies to everyone at any given time. The Kantian theory, on the other hand, states that a universal sense of duty, would most benefit humankind. I believe that the Cultural Relativist theory takes int ... eater happiness for all involved in the community. And the Kantians are looking for their universal sense of duty. However they all can be questioned with this single statement, 'if anyone, no matter ...

(8 pages) 234 0 4.3 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

"The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

rne, is a character whose mind is torn between two desires. The quarrel between Arthur Dimmesdale's sense of duty and passion for his lover creates two compelling forces that drive him to the brink of ... te the theme of the novel ,that is unconfessed sin destroys the soul.Arthur Dimmesdale has a strong sense of duty and obligation to the Puritan community. He knows too well how the congregation thinks ...

(2 pages) 19 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

How the poem "Saint Simeon Stylites" reflects Alfred Tennyson's interest in the 'Grotesque'

he character in the poem is pulled one way by something he or she wants to do, and another way by a sense of duty or obligation that must be performed. This is obvious in St. Simeon Stylites where he ... nterest in such a thing could portray a story like this in such intricacy and near intimacy. In the sense that he gets so into the character that he is almost enveloped by this idea of pain and suffer ...

(2 pages) 21 0 0.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Critical appraisal of 'futility', poem by wilfrid owen concerning the war-comparisons weaved in from other poems by Owen, Brooke and Pope.

Most people in Britain welcomed the start of the war. The feelings of excitement, patriotism, and a sense of duty and the romantic ideas of what war would be like persuaded many to join. People were c ... hat the soldier is still alive, for example, 'Full-nerved' and 'still warm' which does heighten the sense of loss when the soldier finally dies but at the same time leaves the reader with the sense th ...

(6 pages) 57 0 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Discuss the combination in Tess' character of passiveness and assertiveness

and trying to understand new experiences which are the major causes of her inconsistency.She has a sense of duty regarding family and often acclaims the role responsible head of the household when th ... a world with laws suited to men. She is subject to the wishes of her family and afflicted by their sense of irresponsibility.Perhaps if she wasn't so fatalistic then she would be more assertive, alth ...

(2 pages) 46 0 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Political Parties at the local Level

park more interest in their communities as well as by evoking party membership, people would feel a sense of duty to vote for the party of their membership. By introducing political parties at the loc ... ernment as well as to the issues facing local communities within the city. This would give voters a sense of choice between candidates not only in the mayoral race but also within the Aldermen race.In ...

(9 pages) 106 1 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Philosphy Introductory to Ethics By Ken Burgess The essay contains three questions that the Professor asked and we had to discuss. Areas of interest that I discussed were Kant, Ayn Rand, Rawl

espect must be considered before the individual will fulfill the obligation set forth. Fulfilling a sense of duty means that the act is the right thing to do and is aligned to your moral values. Unive ...

(6 pages) 123 0 3.8 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Motivations for Happiness: With Regards To The Planets of The Apes and John Mill

al to the US space travel operation, and when he was stranded on the foreign planet, he has a great sense of duty to get off the planet and come back home. But let's talk about what happen on the spac ... external motivation about pleasing other people. The alliance between Leo and the monkey caused the sense of duty for the rescue, making it an internal motivation. On the planet, Leo tries to pursue m ...

(4 pages) 33 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy


(1998) identified four factors most likely to affect the vote/no vote decision for young voters - a sense of duty, perceived personal benefits from the election's outcome, personal concern over the el ...

(6 pages) 80 0 1.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Freedoms and allowances here on earth

promised the people of Israel land and prosperity for the generations to come, there was a cohesive sense of duty to one's community. Even when people prospered, scripture and law commanded them that ... ion. Creation itself, the animals, plants, etc, is not ours to own, but ours to keep. Keep in every sense of the word meaning to honor and protect. With this comes great responsibility and duty. If pa ...

(5 pages) 14 0 0.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Macbeth, Shakespeare: Internal Conflict with Macbeth, Opposing Forces that influence him

he theme of right versus wrong in this work.As a general and great soldier, Macbeth has a developed sense of duty. Throughout the course of the play, he retains this duty, but to whom he is obligated ... s his wants for loyalty competing with his ambitious wants. Again, as a soldier, he has an embossed sense of loyalty toward Duncan. But that crown would look awfully great with Macbeth's new kilt. Aft ...

(1 pages) 14 1 0.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

Why Hamlet delays his revenge. ~Karma Sutra

being. He feels guilt, remorse and has responsibilities, yet at the same time he feels pride and a sense of duty. He is quick, in Act one, scene five to take on his role of avenger"Haste me to know't ... ue for passion That I have?" Hamlet is battling with his conscious, he has become more aware of his sense of morality; he seems torn between what is right and wrong, what he feels he should do and wha ...

(8 pages) 58 0 5.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Hamlet

Reservists and Armed Conflicts

he active duty soldiers, utilize the same equipment, deal with the same stresses, and feel the same sense of duty as any active duty personnel. The Army Reservists are the Combat Support, and Combat S ...

(2 pages) 21 0 2.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

Essay on the short story: "The Rattler"

e is torn between allegiances to his duty and his feelings. The man, at length, decides to obey his sense of duty, and proceeds to kill the snake. After killing the snake, he recounts his decision and ... mpathy because he had made the decision only because he felt it was his duty; if it weren't for his sense of duty, he might have let the snake go. The passage also arouses sympathy for the man by desc ...

(3 pages) 21 0 5.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

What heroic qualities are exhibited by the townspeople in their fight against the plague in the novel "The Plague" by Albert Camus.

sm, identifiable in certain characters throughout the novel. Whether such heroic deeds are due to a sense of duty, loyalty to the goodwill of mankind, or even the resistance to accept death and grasp ... actice of helping people that enables him to possess heroic traits. His loyalty to his job, and his sense of commitment to the townspeople, go hand in hand as he could be seen to become the foundation ...

(5 pages) 17 0 0.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Antony and Cleopatra

decadent life by Cleopatra's side.The news of his wife's death and imminent battle pricks Antony's sense of duty, and he feels compelled to return to Rome. Upon his arrival, he and Caesar quarrel, wh ...

(3 pages) 15 0 3.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare


e lot of arguing that can be done to shed bad light onto that point. Secondly, fulfilling one's own sense of duty makes society more like a brotherhood of peers with common interests. And lastly, if a ...

(5 pages) 21 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Platos Republic

not completely correct. He imposed the idea that the philosopher/king would come back to rule by a sense of duty. However duty may not be the right word. It seems to me that the most fitting word is ...

(1 pages) 6 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Evil Among Us

ng that most people find so appealing about the passion of a group following is the acceptance, and sense of belonging. In most cases the majority can deceive and make waver even the elite. In one exa ... to be blissfully neutral are no more than cowards. One has to have a good conscience and an honest sense of duty and honor, not only to his fellow man but also to his God.Sometimes wrongs can't be co ...

(2 pages) 480 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The Enlightenment Age

pulated for personal pleasure. Instead, they regarded them as trusts, which required them to show a sense of duty and responsibility." (413) Since this time, people require form their king much more, ...

(2 pages) 34 0 2.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays