The first-hand experience of cruelty gave him credibility in discussing the dangers of indifference; he was a victim himself. His introduction and conclusion included both the thesis and main points. His thesis was clearly stated: Choosing to be indifferent to the suffering of others solely leads to more heartache, more injustice, and more suffering. Indifference threatens the world of those who are indifferent and those who are suffering due to the indifference. It is a sad, endless cycle if action is not taken.
With a few exceptions, people simultaneously embody evil and good in their life; Hosseini demonstrates this with Amir, who is convinced that he himself is evil, and spends most of the book struggling to redeem himself so he can finally realize he is not wicked after all. A person is truly evil when they have a lack of morals, or morals unbelievably skewed from the rest of society. Hosseini presents
His appearance scares the people he encounters, and his only desire is love. Further in the novel, there are many situations where the Monster is the victim. Shelley uses words that provide imagery for her readers. Readers will think Victor is the antagonist. He realizes if he would show the Creature love, the Monster would not kill the people.
“What can we do to accept one another through our differences?” Being different from one another is a positive thing because it gives us something unique or special, unlike a world that is full of boredom. In the book “The Chrysalids,” by John Wyndham, people who are identified as abnormal or have deviations are symbolized by the image of the devil. Therefore, they are either killed or abandoned at birth because of their abnormality that people disapprove of. The intolerance that people show in the story and the actions David displays against it reveals the definition of being human. Intolerance should not be permitted.
Humans lie and steal without hesitation to survive. That is how man is. However, human nature does not allow for cruelty to exist without the other end of the spectrum - kindness. In his novel, The Book Thief, Markus Zusak reveals the extreme malice possible in humans, along with the tenderness that stems from it. In times of hate and paranoia in Nazi Germany, ones who live morally are rare.
Finally, Twain mirrors the flaws of his own self-centered 19th century society through the world of his fictional book. In Huckleberry Finn, lying is a self-serving act that everybody does. Despite the idea that many readers see Huck as a moral sinner, he ultimately lies for his own self-interest and protection. With Huck as the narrator, the reader is more likely to sympathize with him and his motives and agree with his thoughts and morals. But, if Twain told the story from the perspective of a character whom Huck portrays negatively, the reader could realize that his or her motives are similar to those of Huck.
In "The Cask of Amontillado" Edgar Allen Poe illustrates that evil can be revealed through revenge, and it only brings malice and cruelty to this world. Even in today 's age, these two stories still affirm the evil that manifests inside humans. In these two stories, both Young Goodman Brown and Monstresor see the evil in others, which motivates their actions. No matter how we try to be faithful, loyal, or pure, we as humans cannot escape the evil that is concealed in our hearts and minds. The
While the Commandant and the Nazis did terrible things, it also shows them as human. We see them in a family setting and as human beings, and while they are still awful, it shows that they have emotions other than hate, loathing, anger and disgust. It shows them as bad people who are still human, other than just figures of evil with no real personality. This is interesting because not many other novels portray the German side, so it makes them a more realistic evil. I think it is unique to portray some of the story from the nazi side, because it gives understanding on why the nazis acted as they did.
Mark Twain had once mention in his satirical essay,”The Lowest Animal”, how man is born with a defect; moral sense. He also mention how moral sense was the reason why man was the cruelest animal. Mark Twain is correct, even though man has done a few good deeds in the past, man was born with moral senses that have continually demonstrated how cruel he could be. Man’s moral sense tells him what is right and what is wrong. He can be taught to change his views but still there are a few who never know the difference and some who disagree on what is right.
Sometimes, when we are afraid, we make up something tangible to characterize our fears. We tend to believe that it exists, when in reality it is just a manifestation of or a way to cope with our terror. Similarly, in Lord of the Flies, the beast begins as a figment of the boys’ imaginations as a representation of their collective fears. Their notion of the beast is one that evolves over the course of the novel, eventually manifesting itself as the Lord of the Flies and illustrating mankind's’ intrinsic capacity for evil. The boys' changing belief in the beast indicates their steady loss of innocence, a journey that reveals the corrupt impulses hidden deep within all human beings.
As I see it Wiesel is trying to say that when he remembers what has happened to him so far, he feels hopless. But because he remembers, he must not feel hopeless. Memory is power and it will save humanity and in this case the Jews. In the book Wiesel shares his memory of many people warning the Jews about the coming of the Nazis, which the Jews didn 't believe in and act upon. These mistakes of neglection caused them to loose their loved ones.
While it is becoming common knowledge spanking has negative impacts on the emotional and psychological health of children, the practice still endures in American society. This is because our society regards the practice as one rooted in the saying, “Spare the rod, spoil the child.” In addition, this concept of discipline is believed by some to be a means of teaching a child their place in the world. Though this phrase and system derives from Judeo-Christian faith, in modern times it has become a senseless punishment tradition. The way in which religious customs turn into pointless ideologies or means to obtain the upper hand is frightening. As seen in “The Lottery,” by Shirley Jackson and, “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” by Flannery O’Connor,