The stories by Poe and Hawthorn prove that Evil is widely accepted in the fact that humans are corruptible and sinful creatures, that even the most faithful and humble people have a capability to lie, cheat, criticize, and murder without passion. The two stories summarize man 's scope for evil as being boundless and display that evil is present inside all, no matter how good or righteous they may appear to be. Montresor and Brown are motivated to see the evil in everyone because they, themselves, are corruptible and capable of evil. Evil is a force that rules and threatens our world. Evil is a personified power that deceives humans both internally and externally.
This gives a lesson to the human race that all should listen to. Idols are what lead to sin, which leads to hell. After reading the Inferno every man should drop their idols, in fear of hell. God should be the only one worshiped and if this is followed then the human race will live with God eternally in
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde deals with the awareness of the duplicity of the life, that evil resides within the human. Also, the religion that is dualistic admits not only that the universe comprises good and evil, or light and darkness, but also that though these are eternally opposed they are coeternal, coexistent, and equipotent. Evil has to exist in order to the goodness exist because the appearance related fundamentally to the contrast. These two forces are at constant war and only at the end will good finally vanquish evil. Finally, we have to accept the fact that every human on earth contains both sides evil and the good one, also every community as a whole, some of it seek for self-savage desires and the others seek developed society.
Wiesel pinpoints the indifference of humans as the real enemy, causing further suffering and lost to those already in peril. Wiesel commenced the speech with an interesting attention getter: a story about a young Jewish from a small town that was at the end of war liberated from Nazi rule by American soldiers. This young boy was in fact himself. The first-hand experience of cruelty gave him credibility in discussing the dangers of indifference; he was a victim himself.
The Seven Deadly Sins, also known as the capital vices or cardinal sins, are pride, lust, envy, wrath, gluttony, sloth and avarice. The seven deadly sins are a grouping and classification of Catholic vices. These sins are often thought to be abused or excessive versions of one’s natural faculties or passion. Now even though these sins are not directly listed in the Bible, many believers still count them as the sins you must avoid or sins that the Lord hates or disapproves.
Elie Wiesel went through a lot as a holocaust survivor. Because he had to suffer in concentration camps, I think he should be one to know a lot about the perils of indifference. Elie Wiesel’s book Night, released in 1958 and his magnificent speech, The Perils of Indifference from 1999 both share and try to convince the audience about his main message, which is that indifference is dangerous. In his speech, he explains how indifference about others is much easier than caring about them, and so much easier to look away from victims. His book Night is a haunting tale about the horrors Jewish people experienced during World War II.
Adultery and infidelity go hand in hand when the talk of being unfaithful comes up. In the Puritan religion, when having an affair with someone who’s not your spouse, there are no blurred lines. They’re known for their strict standards of all affairs in life, but especially in the area of sexuality. Meaning, anyone caught cheating on their spouse will be punished by the community; the punishment will be swift, harsh, and often times deadly. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proctor evolves from the beginning, going from a liar, to telling the truth about his affair.
This example shows that Schindler is heroic because he realizes that the Jews are being mistreated and makes him realize that he has to do something about this and shows his emotions when talking to Goeth after the incident. Someone might say that this is unheroic because this example shows no action of him being heroic or saving anyone. This is heroic because this could be considered as the Call to Adventure/Increased awareness in the Hero’s Journey and is basically the turning point in his life. Schindler starts to become a better person and take action like how Spider Man realizes that he must stop crime after he sees his uncle die from a criminal and use his power for good. Schindler’s “power” could be his money that he used in order to save the Jews and even buying/providing the Jews with food.
It is extremely important to prosecute the criminals as a way of remembering the Holocaust victims and knowing what they went through. “Everywhere in the world, there is an obscene attempt by people who call themselves historians who dare to deny the deaths of the victims. Who dares to tell me my parents were not killed in the camps” (Wiesel 6). This shows that many people disbelieve in the Holocaust; therefore they are forgetting the horrendous things done to the victims. It is very important to remember the tragedy that the Holocaust caused in order for it to not happen again.
Numerous bystanders claimed to have no other options when faced with a moral dilemma, and in doing so, they gave the perpetrators permission to hurt others. Bystanders enable perpetrators to commit atrocities; therefore, they are just as guilty of the crimes that the Nazis committed during the Holocaust. Bystanders do not know how to stop following the perpetrators’
Moreover, Edwards had a powerful impact on his puritan audience of his puritan audience because of his use of a complex figurative language in the passage. In paragraph 2, it states that “They are now the objects of that very same anger and wrath of God, which is expressed in the torments of hell”. It also states that “Is not at present very angry with them as he is with many miserable creatures now tormented in hell”. Theses quotes reveal that God power is fear so that it can shut the sinners down and destroy sinners who made him angry.
Wiesel emphasizes the point that the holocaust impacted others to the point where they were content with death. He wanted others to know that no one should ever have to endure a terrifying situation like the holocaust or even have the thought about choosing death instead of living. World War II affected Wiesel immensely, where he thought that surrendering his life is the only option left since he was tired from all the hardships that the Nazis inflicted on the him and the Jews. By chapter 7, Wiesel said, “My mind was invaded suddenly by this realization-- there was no more reason to live, no more reason to struggle”. The audience can feel Wiesel is in pain.
God has a right to be angry at the human world. Humans make mistakes left and right, but we don’t sin in purpose. God forgives us for our sins, but the Author of “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” said something different. Jonathan Edwards told many that even the smallest sin, even a sin that can easily be set right, deserves the same punishment as killing someone.