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  • Irony In 'The Life You Save May Be Your Own'

    There are no elements of writing that can compare to the brutal twists of irony. It is like a torture device used on the characters of a story for our entertainment. In reality, we have no control over the ironic torments life hands to us, and that is why it is so prevalent in fiction. Not only can we control something so elusive, but we can use it strategically to create tales that shock and captivate an audience. This strategic use of irony in story telling can be seen in Flannery O’Conner’s…

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  • Moral Dilemmas: Video Analysis

    In the video, Moral Dilemma…what would you do? (Warring, 2013), the situation is presented that I am stranded on a deserted island with the Pope and the world’s best heart surgeon. There are only enough building materials to build a two-man raft. Would I go and take the Pope with me, leaving behind the heart surgeon; go and take the heart surgeon with me, leaving behind the Pope; or stay behind and allow the other two people to go? Using the “ethical decision-making model” (Burkhardt &…

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  • Essay On Duality And Paradox In Othello

    Playing on his insecurities, Iago, the antagonist, uses Othello’s love for his wife, Desdemona, and his own reputation for honesty as mean to enact his revenge for Othello’s alleged affair with his wife, Emelia. Honest to a fault, Iago embodies the paradox of a truthful man who is an even more cunning manipulator because of it, which contradicts a core human idea that honest people are the most righteous or virtuous. Iago rightfully earns his reputation for honesty by being honest in the face…

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  • Theme Of The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas

    The mere mention of martyrdom may arouse an array of reactions because of its association with killing, violence and/or death in everyone who is familiar with the practice; and although martyrdom is not limited to any person, religion, or society and often, we find ourselves faced with a moral dilemma. But at what cost, are we willing to sacrifice in order to be happy and/or to find what we consider true happiness? Many like to say true happiness is dependent upon various circumstances and/or…

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  • Stream Of Consciousness Essay

    The primary experimental features of my piece pertain to tone and narrative voice. Mainly, this is evident in the story’s third person stream of consciousness narration, and innately contradictory tone. In undertaking such experiments, my writing exists within, but also develops and challenges, broader social, cultural, and literary frameworks. Thus, to contextualise my project, it is necessary to examine influences on my thematic approach, and the technical intricacies of my writing. Firstly,…

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  • John Stuart Mill Utilitarianism Analysis

    In certain extracts of John Stuart Mill’s “Utilitarianism,” he argues, “that the only ends of human life are pleasure and the avoidance of pain, so that anything else is bound ultimately to turn in some way on these ends” (Mill 127). Essentially this means that Mill believes that pleasure and the avoidance of pain are the guiding source when it comes to making decisions regarding moral dilemmas. This claim also involves stating that utility is the ultimate source for decision making. Utility is…

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  • Ethical Dilemmas: The Infant Baby Walker Case

    In the case stated, there are several possible ethical dilemmas. The ethical dilemmas that are relating to this case consist of, Hiding or divulging information, taking an unfair advantage, giving or allowing false impressions, condoning false impressions, balancing ethical dilemmas, and buying influence. The manufacturers of the “infant baby walker” stated that at the age of four months a baby would be able to indulge in upright movements, well before their cognitive skills will allow them to…

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  • Two Paradoxes Analysis

    First and foremost, I want to clarify that a paradox has two separate meanings. Firstly, a paradox can be a statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet is perhaps true; and secondly, it is something, such as a situation, that is made up of two opposite things and that seems impossible but is true or possible. Both definitions, although close to each other are much different upon closer look. I argue that the gray zone is more in line with the second definition…

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  • Passions And Moral Habits In William Shakespeare's Macbeth

    The namesake of the play, “Macbeth” is a man who faced a decision between his own personal passion and his moral obligations and duties. The two choices pulled at him and seemed to torment him even after he made a decision. Through the conflict that Macbeth felt because of his decisions, the reader can better empathize with him, and can obtain a more profound lesson from the story concerning decisions between personal passions and moral obligations. Macbeth is not what one would call “perfect.”…

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  • Ethical Dilemmas In Leadership Essay

    The leadership role is a position that has many pro and cons. The main concept about being a leader is to have the knowledge and ability to lead groups in the direction, where the groups desire to go. It is difficult at times to maintain the wants and needs of each member in the groups. There are some members that will disagree with methods that some leaders use. It is understandable that not every member in groups will agree with how the leaders are leading their groups. There are various ways…

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