Even tough we see him arguing with himself and feeling disgusted, showing that he is very much humane, and his only fault being way too ambitious. That was interesting because we get the feeling that something out of the ordinary is coming up and our anticipation gets into the story straightaway. At the very end, in the beginning of Macbeth’s downfall we didn 't expect that a murderer like him would, even in defeat, display conscience and bravery. "I will not yield to kiss the ground before young Malcolm 's feet,... And damn 'd be him that first cries 'Hold, enough! '" (Line 32-39, Pg 249).
It is revealed that as soon as he had an affair with Abigail, he confessed to Elizabeth the next day because of the guilt he was carrying around. Also in Act 4, he was highly conflicted over whether or not to confess to working with the devil to escape death. In the end, he decided lying was a sin he did not want to commit and chose to die a honest man rather than survive as a deceptive man. So in the end it is clear to see that John Proctor still is a good man despite his short-lived affair with Abigail. He was an honest, good-hearted man who wished for nothing more than to live a good life with his wife and children.
He betrayed America, his own country. Truly, he deserved all the disgust and hatred the American people can muster. But who was he, and what exactly did he do? Benedict Arnold life was, in fact, a tragedy. He rose to fame, glory, and power, and slowly, he lost it all.
Voltaire also identifies the good and evil that is portrayed in the world and among human nature. Voltaire uses juxtaposition to show that Candide is a polite and innocent young man. Voltaire also juxtaposes the old woman’s hospitality with the orators cruelty to show that not all belivers are hypocritical “wished to kiss her hand” (Voltaire7). He juxtaposes the glory of warfare as a noble ideal with its violent reality, painting a picture of a battlefield as a place where no thinking person could possibly think war was good. “ The earth was strewed with brains, arms, and legs” (Voltaire 3).
His father told him to “remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had” (Fitzgerald 1). In the beginning of the story, Nick reveals how his mid-western family has install in him basic conservative values that need to be respected. As the story progresses, Nick is able to maintain his values, but is challenged because the people with him are immoral. Nick meets with Tom and Daisy who are cheaters and careless. Their attitude allows Nick to realize that he is “one of the few honest people” (Fitzgerald 59).
However, Needful Things show examples of how King explains moral code (Bloom 83). There is always good and evil present in his literature, with such novels as The Shining and IT. His monsters and villains stem from real human evil (Bloom 84). King's father leaving was an emotional blow that led to his attraction to horror (Bloom 7). King stated that he needed his own outlet without a having a father (Bloom 7).
This is all due to his double life that he has come accustomed to living. The double standard can be depicted in image changing, in lavish lifestyles, and in superficial happiness. Dorian Gray, the protagonist in the novel, lives a superficially stable double life. The portrait that Basil Hallward, Dorian’s artist and friend, created for Dorian caused a self-image imbalance. The portrait was young and juvenile, while Dorian was soon to grow old and immoral.
I mentioned my wife's name once and I’ll burn in hell long enough for that. I stand mute,” (Miller 90). Giles is deliberately defying the court and therefore is arrested for his actions. This is an intense scene in the storyline because his defiance protects the life of an innocent man. Giles represents goodness through his silence, which the reader hopes can lead to a
Rudy impacted the book by being Liesel's best friend and always being the heroic one. The readers begins to fall in love with Rudy, and then the author tells us he's going to die, and tells us that he get the kiss, but will never feel the power of the kiss that he has been thinking of since he first raced against Liesel, because he will be dead. I think that how the author portrayed foreshadowing through the book was smart because now we could understand the book more and prepare ourselves for when Rudy dies and other big tragedies that happen through the book. I believe that if Rudy and others didn’t die, than the book wouldn’t be as good. I think that, because no one ever gets a happy ending, and Liesel does, she doesn’t get Rudy, but she gets Max.
The first two blows, he claims, were in return for the way Gawain returned the kisses of his wife, following the rules of their game as an honest man should. The third blow, he says, was for Gawain’s failure to return the green girdle to him on the last day. But because Gawain’s failing was only because he wanted to save his life, and not because he's just dishonorable, the Green Knight forgives him. He leaves Gawain with only a scar and a girdle as a reminder of his very human sin. Gawain returns to King Arthur’s court all ashamed and sad that he’s failed a test of honor by withholding the green girdle from Sir Bertilak out of a desire to preserve his own life.
In closing, the book lord of the flys is an excellent book that tells of the lenths man will go through when left alone with their own survivival it shows the way man has been and always will be with evil in their hearts. No matter how you were raised how you have lived or will live your life you will always have evil the only thing that controls whether you express that evil is you, as only you can control how you live your life much like how the boys let the seetbacks and overall bad situation get the best of them letting the very evil that resided within them since birth break their moral, and ethics, letting their evil consume them. “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.” (Psalm
There is an old saying by Edmund Burke is that the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. This is true however in both of the cases of heroism and valor in the face of evil and danger good men did something. In Umpqua a 10-year Army veteran stalled a crazed gunman from getting into classrooms immediately and doing what he planned to do. This shows that when evil rises to cause damage to innocence a few good men will rise to stop evil no matter the cost. Chris Mintz allowed a multitude of innocent civilians time to run to safety at the expense of his own.