Fear And Trembling Analysis

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In the novel “Fear and Trembling” by Soren Kierkegaard, one of the main topic discussed was ethical and how it was associated with the universal. Also, how ethical is related to tragic hero and the knight of faith. For instance, the action of a tragic hero, like agamemnon sacrificing his daughter is still ethical because his action was done publicly and for common good. Ethical is temptation for the knight of Faith because they have the choice to do something right. For instance, abraham had the choice between doing something ethical like not sacrificing his son or listening to God 's command. Ethical is a consolation for the tragic hero because people feel bad for the lose and the tragic hero will lose the love one forever. Ethical is a temptation …show more content…
This was a test to see if he had faith in god, but not just to see if god existed. Abraham believed that no matter what happens to Isaac, he will have Isaac back at the end. Since Abraham withstood the test, at the last minute when he went to sacrifice isaac, he was allowed to sacrifice a ramp instead. Therefore, Kierkegaard described Abraham as the knight of faith because his action was not universal. He did everything as god commanded without anyone 's advice or without telling anyone. Abraham was not a tragic hero because he did not follow the ethical rule. No one know why he would do something like that. He couldn’t prove to everyone that god commanded him to kill his own …show more content…
That’s because tragic hero 's sacrifice their children for the community. People can understand why they are committing the murder. In their views it’s not a murder because they performed the sacrifice for the people of the state. A tragic hero is someone who is willing to do anything to save the nation because he is the leader and everyone trust him. Knight of faith can’t be understood because it’s a private matter between the person and God. People in the community does not understand or know why they are sacrificing their child. Abraham wasn’t a tragic hero, although he did sacrifice his son just like Agamemnon sacrificed his daughter. That’s because his action was done to prove his faith, therefore it was for his own

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