Betrayal is a subject one of the greatest Novelists in English history knows very well. Joseph Conrad believed that “all a man can betray is his conscience.” He had faith in this statement and stood by it. As one of the greatest novelist in English writing history, his assertion was greatly questioned. Joseph’s statement is true. Throughout life we see more and more than we betray our own conscience and it can hold its own prices and consequences. Betraying your conscience is basically going against what you stand for and against your morals. His statement is held true because the hardest person to convince is yourself, and the worst thing you can do is betray yourself. We are what we make ourselves to be. Weather we are good, bad, or evil, our decisions influence how others perceive us and most importantly, how we perceive ourselves. You are your own person no matter who stands in your way or who try to change you. You can make bad decisions and cover them up with more lies, but just remember the hardest person to convince is yourself. No matter what we tell others, its easier to let them believe what you tell them but the only person who knows exactly what you’ve done is you. To try to lie to yourself Is the greatest challenge of all. By betraying your conscience you are going against your mind and trying to convince yourself what you did what right. People experience this kind of trouble every day in life. For example Landon Donovan, a famous MLS soccer player, was offered a spot on a European soccer team that offered him more money and twice the fame, but he declined it. Still now he is trying to convince himself if that was the right decision to stay with his club in America. This shows Donovan betraying his conscience telling him to go with the other team. Another example is from the book “Hoot”. This book is a fascinating daring story about a few high school kids trying to rally a group of protesters to prevent a new company from building on a site where an endangered family of owls lives. In this book a man, who is engineering a bulldozer, is about to destroy the family of owls home. He knows in his conscience that it is very wrong what he is doing, but he knows for his job. When he kills the family of owls he feels bad and knows he betrays his conscious and still tries to convince himself he did the right thing. Have you have that feeling if regret and remorse? This is the worst feeling ever. People set morals and standards for themselves. When they go against their feelings, it can be a pretty tough thing to deal with. The worst thing you can do is betray yourself. Betraying yourself is going against everything you believe in. Wither it be small to big it’s never a good feeling to have. By betraying your conscience you betray yourself. Betraying others can be a bad harmful
believe in the absolute power of the church. After the French Revolution, they started to look for reason. It helped science. It indicated that people not only be aware of their rights of live and freedom of speech, but also their freedom of thought, conscience and religion. It is a big leap of people protest against their right in different aspects as a human being. |
1929-1968 | Martin Luther King | Martin Luther King, as a American activist spent his whole life against racism and fights back the human…
should have the right to all of the above things without interference from other citizens or the government. Democratic beliefs also honor the freedoms of the individual freedom to worship as he or she may choose, freedom of thought, freedom of conscience, freedom of assembly, freedom of inquiry, freedom of expression, and freedom to participate in the political process.
The Democratic Party goes all the way back to Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe, (anti-federalist). The name democrat…
initial high of Obama’s election there is now a changed atmosphere in the country. Violence is an inescapable companion to racism. And violence or violent outbursts racially motivated ones certainly in increase in the U.S. Threats against President Obama have increased by 400% since President George W. Bush left office, the highest number on record.
What makes this situation particularly worrisome is that they come not only from fringe elements in society. They also originate from certain political…
ACA- Affordable Care Act- Debate
Subjective: Small Business
For small business, profit is the top issue. Small business used to struggle to offer the health coverage to their workers because of the cost. Under the practice of ACA, small business is eligible to be likely to get tax credit to help with the cost of the health coverage for their workers . To maximum the revenue and protect the workforce…
corporation has the same innate rights and individuals. Currently the Supreme Court is hearing arguments from both sides.
The ACA and Reproductive Health Concerns: The Affordable Care Act was passed by Congress and then signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. On June 28, 2012 the Supreme Court ruled to uphold the health care law. As part of the ACA:
Plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace must cover contraceptive methods and counseling for all women, as prescribed by a health care…
Research Essay #1
Tupac once said “the blacker the berry the sweeter the juice,” but society says “lighter is closer to whiter (Goff).”
Colorism, an expression coined by award winning novelist and activist Alice Walker, has been present in the American community since slavery years. Defined as the “prejudicial or preferential treatment of the same-race people” (Walker 290) colorism is used within ethnic groups as a method of discrimination as well as a form of privilege based…
A compromise on the Highway Trust Fund is coming – it would raise the gas tax and stave off transportation collapse
[Kevin. Staff Writer for Overdrive. “Fuel tax hike proposed in Senate to shore up highway funding” 6/19/14 http://www.overdriveonline.com/fuel-tax-hike-proposed-in-senate-to-shore-up-highway-funding/ ]
A proposal in the Senate is pursing the oft-cited and trucking-backed solution for shoring up the Highway Trust Fund: an increase in the tax on diesel and gasoline at the…
SEARCH FOR CONSCIENCE
Conscience of Man
Dictators and their Followers
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Nature in its constituent creation of man impressed various personality types upon us. Some people are simply nice, others not so much. And then there are men of evil, a product of social insolvency. It can be said metaphorically that its mother is also its child. In other words, what it springs from (pain, ruins) is also what will in turn spring forth (pain, ruins). And that devastation…
Women in the Workforce
Facing Major Challenges
Professor Randolph Boothe- Pharr
May 4, 2009
Women in the Workforce
Thesis Statement: Women have always contributed to the workforce in formal and informal ways, but their labor has not always been recognized.
I. Elements of Struggle in the Workforce
A. Being Treated Differently
B. The Right to Vote
II. Racial Displacement
A. Complexity for African American Women…
The Legality, Morality, and Social Responsibility of the
Affordable Care Act and Florida Blue.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law on March 23rd, 2010. The Act is a daring attempt by President Barack Obama to reform the healthcare system in the United States. The new healthcare reform act is historical because of its scope and size. Opponents to the healthcare act state it is an attempt to increase the size and power of the federal government and…