- In our class discussions, we entertained the hypothesis that The Bride of Brides was written as a response to The Arabian Nights. While the two stories address the same aspects of the human condition from different perspectives, they use similar narrative techniques, symbols, and themes. List ten similarities between The Arabian Nights and The Bride of Brides.
- The Arabian Nights offers a treatise on the human potential for enlightenment. The Bride of Brides, on the other hand, traces the human potential for degeneration. Discuss how Arous changes from an innocent victim to a merciless villain. How does she justify her actions? Why does she stop seeing the need to justify such actions? Your answer should not exceed one page.
- The story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves offers an interesting ethical dilemma. Ali Baba’s actions and those of his brother are nearly identical. However, the author steers us into believing that Ali Baba is an ethical individual while his brother is not. Using direct quotes from the text, list at least five parallels between the two characters and briefly summarize how each statement is used to manipulate the reader. Your answer should not exceed one page.
Consequently, jus ad bellum comprises several conditions but most importantly: just cause and proportionality. This gives people a guide whether it’s lawful to enter a war or not. However, this is only one part of the theory of the just war. Nevertheless, it can be seen above that jus ad bellum can be debated throughout, showing that there is no definitive theory of a just war, as it is normatively theorised. The second section begins deciphering jus in bello or what actions can we classify as permissible in just wars (Begby et al (2006b), Page 323). First, it is never just to intentionally kill innocent people in wars, supported by Vittola’s first proposition. This is widely accepted as ‘all people have a right not to be killed’ and if a soldier does, they have violated that right and lost their right. This is further supported by “non-combatant immunity” (Frowe (2011), Page 151), which leads to the question of combatant qualification mentioned later in the essay. This is corroborated by the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, ending the Second World War, where millions were intently killed, just to secure the aim of war. However, sometimes civilians are accidentally killed through wars to achieve their goal of peace and security. This is supported by Vittola, who implies proportionality again to justify action: ‘care must be taken where evil doesn’t outweigh the possible benefits (Begby et al (2006b), Page 325).’ This is further supported by Frowe who explains it is lawful to unintentionally kill, whenever the combatant has full knowledge of his actions and seeks to complete his aim, but it would come at a cost. However, this does not hide the fact the unintended still killed innocent people, sho>GET ANSWER