Les Miserables and A Dolls House
The essat topic is :Compare and contrast the theme of law vs. morality with the movie and the play A Dolls House.Decide which of the characters you should compare, decide if they are justified in their actions, and decide which character you would most identify with and agree with.Discuss the problems that lead upt to the question of obeying the law and maintaing moral values. I dont understand what law vs. morality is?
Re: Les Miserables and A Dolls House
"Law" is a set of behavioral prohibitions set up by a society to maintain order, promote the public welfare, and protect the population from harm. In a moral society, most/all of the laws will have a moral basis.
Originally Posted by annagoodman
"Morality" is a philosophical perpective, based on the religious or inherent principles of right and wrong.
At times, these two structures are at odds with each other. For example, we have a law against "stealing" the property of others. Suppose there is a father who has starving children and he steals bread for them. There is no question that his action is illegal. But is it immoral? That is a question.
We have a law against taking the life of another unless we are in fear for our own lives. Suppose, however, that you shoot an unarmed burglar in your home and you knew that the burglar was unarmed. That would be legal (in most places), but would it be moral? That is another question. Moral arguments are usually more difficult than legal ones, because the law is written and detailed. Morality is a bit fuzzy and is often individualistic.