The full text of this article in PDF format can be obtained by clicking here. Many theists agree, but the real issue is whether atheism can provide a justification for morality. A number of leading atheists currently writing on this issue are opposed to moral relativism, given its obvious and horrific ramifications, and have attempted to provide a justification for a nonrelative morality. Three such attempts are discussed in this article:
Walter White as Tragic Hero "This is the first day of the rest of your life, but what kind of life will it be, huh? Will it be a life of fear, of 'Oh, no no no I can't do this'? Of never once believing in yourself?
At times, it has been my favorite all-around play. I have a personal theory which I have absolutely no interest in proving that a significant factor in Hamlet's continuing popularity is that it hits so many young men at just the right time in their lives for identifying with angst, indecision, patricide, and so much else.
It is a truly great work of literature, and it's a great play - though that latter is as much for flaunting the rules as for any decent playcraft.
What I find extremely interesting about people's responses to the play, however, is something that I believe they tend to neglect in their interpretation of it. That is, the concept of divine order or justice that permeated Shakespeare's life at the time he wrote it.
Very few people question the morality of Hamlet's actions in the course of avenging his father's death, apart from perhaps having some qualms about how it all works out for poor Ophelia. Yet the play is mercilessly just. In his pursuit of a murderer, Hamlet becomes a murderer, and is thus killed himself.
When Breaking Bad first premiered, the concept was so bizarre I and Wife Megan felt we had to give it a shot. AMC was just transitioning into its phase of incredible original programming, and that as much as the critical buzz and series conceit was so strange we just had to see what it was all about.
Embarrassingly, I don't believe we made it through the first episode. I found it too bleak by half. Maybe if I had lasted the 45 minutes or so, I would've clued in to what makes the show so amazing but - as it is - I chose to leave it to the critics and cynics.
I'll admit I was wrong. I enjoy knowing when I'm wrong, even when admitting it is difficult.
In this case, the admission is easy as pie. Breaking Bad is an exceptional example of drama and cinema, even outside of its television milieu, and I was a fool to wait as long as I have to catch up on its four seasons available to me.
I'm now contemplating renting the first half of season 5, just to get caught up and experience the final episodes in real time - something I have never been compelled to do before. I have another theory, one specific to Breaking Bad and its writers, and one that I've been debating a bit with a few people lately.
This theory represents my personal hook into the series, which means I have a ready bias about it.
If I'm wrong, I lose interest in the series or - worse yet - whenever the series finale rolls its way around I am bound for horrific disappointment in its story-telling.
My bias is of course what leads me into debate about it. I need to test my theory against others' perceptions, to learn if I'm fooling myself.
It is so easy to fool oneself. You need only pay attention to yourself above all others.
My theory is this: Walter White is a character cast in the mould of the classic tragic hero. Furthermore, the writers know it, and use tragedy as their guiding principle for their tremendous, unified story arcs. Many of the disagreements I have had with people on this theory have I believe sprung from one word: People seem very invested in the idea of Walter as a gradually developing villain, and when I call him a "hero," they take umbrage.Frequently wrote, directed and starred in films that feature the rise and fall of main characters (Charles Foster Kane in Citizen Kane (), Gregory Arkadin in _Confidential Report ()_, Detective Hank Quinlan in Touch of Evil ()) who, in classic Shakespearean style, are unmade by their own vices.
Jun 01, · Scene from Roman Polanski's "Macbeth." God reveals the father of her child after being unknown (Accurate prophecy with Alph LUKAU) - Duration: . HitFix is creating a unique offering by bringing the world of insider entertainment to fans of movies, television and music while providing an insider view on the .
The Tragedy of Macbeth and Hank A character's downfall is likely to result from weakness and circumstances. This is clearly seen in the character of Macbeth in Macbeth by William Shakespeare and Hank in the movie A simple plan directed by Sam Raimi.
Macbeth This is the original general-release version, not the more recent restoration, of Orson Welles's cheapie, expressionist adaptation of the Shakespeare tragedy, shot in three weeks at.
Below is a list of Orson Welles films in total broken into films where Orson Welles served as director and as actor. WELLES CITIZEN KANE OUR WELLES FILM REVIEWS FULL LIST OF WELLES FILMS In each section here at Classic Movie Favorites we like to highlight films that are the best or important for the actress or actor.