Examples Of Evil In Walden

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The Corruption of Innocence

Everyone enters the world with a clean slate. When babies are born, they are pure and innocent; there has been nothing done to taint their souls. As babies grow up, they start to adapt to the environment and pick up behaviors from those around them. For the most part, the behaviors that these children learn are mostly good, such as learning how to say “please” and “thank you” from their parents every time they need or receive something. However, there are many who become tainted with evil, either occurring in front of their eyes or in the world around them. In the famous literature entitled Walden, Henry David Thoreau states, “There is no odor so bad as that which arises from goodness itself.” Thoreau’s argument
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Anakin Skywalker, also known as Darth Vader, was once a heroic Jedi Knight who was known as the most powerful Jedi in the galaxy. He had broken the Jedi Order’s code, however, by secretly marrying the Senator Padmé Amidala. When he began to see visions that she would die in childbirth, he sought out for ways to prevent this fate. Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, Anakin’s mentor, claimed that the dark side would prevent Padmé and others who had Sith power from dying. One the lava planet Mustafar, Anakin (now know as Darth Vader) is forced to battle his former Master and friend Obi-Wan Kenobi, who tries his best to stop his . Obi-Wan ultimately defeats Vader and leaves him severely injured and burned on the banks of the lava river, causing him to wear black armor to keep him alive and mechanical lungs that emit menacing breathing sounds with every step he takes. Anakin, who was filled with hate and anger after this battle, had now been physically and mentally replaced with Darth Vader. This shows how someone who was once considered a hero in the galaxy turned evil in order to stop fate from…show more content…
War and terrorism cause children to live in a toxic and violent environment, causing them to sometimes turn to violence and terrorism. Substance dependence and substance abuse cause an impairing of judgment and may cause those who are addicted to have a violent behavior when they do not get the substance on a daily basis. Darth Vader is an example of someone who turned to evil to help change his family’s fate, but ended up as a ruthless and hate-filled being. While people in these situations are inherently good and usually mean no harm, their situations and environment around them cause to act in a way where their inherent good becomes
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