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  • Atticus Relationship With His Children
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    Atticus Finch represents the rational man ina world of highly emotional people. Atticus is a stable and mature figure who is able to cope with the unreasonable and highly emotional element of the town. He can handle the prejudiced white masses and still deal justly with the underprivileged Negro population. He is one of the few people of the town who understands the individual worth of a person regardless of the color of skin. He is able to defend Tom Robinson solely on the basis of justice and ...
  • Solon's Views On Divine Justice
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    Orestes, the Furies, Croesus, and Cyrus - What do all these disparate characters have in common The answer is that divine justice decides the course that their lives will take. Divine justice plays a large role in both of the works that these characters are from - the Oresteia of Aeschylus and The Histories of Herodotus. However, the two works differ on what exactly constitutes divine justice, and how divine justice operates. Aeschylus would argue that divine justice is reactive. In other words,...
  • Different Views Of Justice
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    Justice of America The Greek philosopher Plato thought that there were four virtues: wisdom, courage, temperance, and justice. The most important of these is wisdom, which is knowledge of that which is truly good. People who have wisdom and, as a result, know what is truly good will tend to do what is right. These people will act in their own true interest and be in harmony with themselves. This harmony is the basis of all justice. People who have justice, in Plato's view, will tend to have othe...
  • Agamemnon's Father
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    Justice in the Oresteia In today's society there are trials to insure that justice is done. But, that was not how justice was served in the past. In Aeschylus's Oresteia, The view of what is just is very different than today. Through the curse of the house of Atreus the different characters in the plays show the old view of "Blood for Blood", and how this old system can be altered into real justice. The troubles of the house of Atreus began long before, but in these plays, the killing begins wit...
  • Republics Presents Three Fundamental Views On Justice
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    Plato's Book I of The Republics presents three fundamental views on justice which are exemplified in Thucydides' On Justice, Power and Human Nature. Justice is illustrated as speaking the paying one's debts, helping one's friends and harming one's enemies, and the advantage of the stronger. In both their works, Plato and Thucydides write of the view that justice is honoring one's debts. In The Republics, Cephalus asserts that justice is "the truth and giving back what a man has taken from anothe...

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