Before starting the topic as such, I will tell you the definitions exact of these two words that we will speak today. fairness and justice about two poems we read before in class.
Definition of fairness: the state, condition, or quality of being fair, or free from bias or injustice; evenhandedness.
Definition of justice: the maintenance or administration of what is just especially by the impartial adjustment of conflicting claims or the assignment of merited rewards or punishments.
We are presented with two values, fairness and justice, which both have very similar definitions but can be applied to different contexts and situations. Both circle around equality, and recieving what one deserves. In both the two poems, "The Psalm of Life" and "The tide rises, the tide falls" their writing consists of life and its cycle, and how humans interact with it, althought very different to each other, both values are not discussed clearly but can be implied when talking about life and its meaning. In the first poem, "The Psalm of Life" life is shown as a long list of possibilities and that we humans have to act upon them instead of just going through life without a path or destiny, the values are not clear here, but the poem does talk about good men, and we can say that a quality of good men can be both these values.
In the second poem "The tide rises, the tide falls" it presents an imaginary life cycle, who we see as fair, since it is the same regardless of who's life it is. It talks about the theme death, and also it show three stanzas, in the first stanza speaks about death as an approaching guest. In the second stanza, we find that the traveler is finally accepting his fate. He is unable to resist the call of death. In the third stanza we find that, the traveler accept the death and find out that this is a new step on a life cycle. To conclude, even if the values are not mentioned in the poems, we can take inspiration from their teachings to live life like good people, with fairness and justice surrounding us.