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Leaving home Note: I think u should define the authors definition of obligation and loyalty in the introduction or ur understanding of their definitions in terms of ur thesis cuz sometimes its hard to understand the difference b/w the two..and that shouldn't really happen cuz that is the focus of ur essay Red: corrections (make sure u read the sentence wit read stuff cuz the whole sentence had to change sometimes) Blue: comments Yellow highlight: erase those things (not needed) Leaving home is a difficult choice for any individual to make. A decision of this caliber contains conditions of no obligation, enforced obligation, and obligation in conflict with loyalty. Under these circumstances, a citizen's loyalty to his/her country ceases to make sense, which is supported by Shklar's article, "Obligation, loyalty, exile". Judith Shklar, in her essay has evidently analyzed the argument of 'obligation, loyalty and exile', in regards to emigration. Though there are many unconditional matters to be questioned, the focus of this essay will be on the in my interest to structure (structure of wat, exile?) and define the chosen reasons for exile argued in Shklar's article. "In ordinary talk the two words loyalty and obligation are generally used interchangeably as if they were identical", but it is ...read more.


(this is to tie in the two arguments together, as for the beginning of the sentence, that's wat I understood of the first argument, if its wrong, then change it....jus wanted to give u a idea for a concluding sentence) The emotional attachment to loyalty varies that from obligation. Sklar points out that "[t]he emotional character of loyalty also sets it apart from obligation. If obligation is rule driven, loyalty is motivated by the entire personality of an agent. Political loyalty is evoked by nations, ethnic groups, churches, parties, and by doctraines, causes, ideologies, or faiths that form and identify associations." (Shklar, 184). Thus, loyalty is deeply affective and not primarily rational. (Shklar, 184) These are all characters that enhance a person's beliefs and values, and are very essential to one's personality, and, most importantly, affect the person's judgment regarding loyalty. The above mentioned characteristics also give the individual a sense of 'identity' (if this is a quote from the article, it needs to be referenced). As the author argues, "political loyalty may survive, but not obligation to obey the law. That is why I assumed that exiles have no obligation to the country that expels them illegally and unconstitutionally", demonstrating how loyalty exceeds obligation. ...read more.


The struggle to seeking an ethnological society led to a search for a better land, where freedom to be oneself was considered as an important right. This is how I ended up in POL81A at the University of Toronto. My parents packed up everything they had worked hard for over the last twenty-four years and migrated to Canada. Being able to attend Friday prayers at mosque or celebrate Eid with joy or simple things like being able to say "I am Muslim", were characteristics that mattered the most for my family. Being able to live in an environment of tolerance, acceptance and multiculturalism is like living in peace after war. It is important to note that my parents always obeyed the state, but they lost their loyalty as they lost their identity. The restricted conditions which forced my family to hide their identity, forced us to exile into a strange country, but in hope for a promised land. Politics has formed its behavior into a universal religion, where its faith depends on loyalty and obligation. Comments: ur last argument was very well written....and made up very well might I add :) neways, I hope my comments help, cuz sometimes I really didn't no how to change some if without really knowing wat the article was about. Good luck! ...read more.

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