His Innocence just makes him more of a likeable character. He acts just like a child in this passage the most. You see it by his reaction with the mouse, and the ketchup on the beans and finally the tending of the rabbits on the farm. He also thinks about George in a very loving way; just as if he was George’s brother. This will make Lennie a very likeable character towards the readers.
Constantly facing the darkness of looming greed and lust, humanity seems to be doomed to trudge in the mires of sin forever. However, while fear and chaos—especially a lack of guidance—can cause cruelty to flourish, it is also where kindness makes its greatest display. In “Why Boys Become Vicious”, William Golding argues that mayhem and terror brings out the evil nature of humans. Without proper order and parental guidance, humans are lead astray and band together only to create more chaos and cruelty. Even so, humans can come together to show kindness and love.
The human condition is full of paradoxes and double meanings. We can commit the most shocking and terrible acts, but we can complete the most virtuous and honorable feats. Ishmael Beah describes the appalling and violent behavior he and other children exhibited toward the human life during his time in the Sierra Leonean civil war in his memoir, A Long Way Gone. Beah also details the forgiveness and kindness of complete strangers that helped him become the man that fate meant him to be. Homo sapiens are complex creatures brimming with irony and surprises.
Victor could prove to his creation that he is a good parent by making him a companion, by making him content with living. In conclusion, Victor’s decisions for not making his creature a companion is wrong. This is because Victor owes his creature happiness, the creature would be less miserable, and Victor’s family would be safe. Frankenstein’s monster was a miserable creature, which caused him to do unpredictable things. If Victor followed through with making his creation a partner, then he would not be so miserable and
Atticus may have many flaws, but those flaws are what makes him a good character, and not bad father. This essay is on the book To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, and the subject is that Atticus is a good parent to his children because he helps them grow, does not coddle them and tells them the truth. The essay will start with evidence of how he helps them grow, then how he does not coddle them, and finally, how he is truthful to them. Firstly, Atticus shows good parenting skills by helping Jem and Scout grow and mature. For example, “’What Mr. Radley did might seem peculiar to us, but … not … to him.
Atticus was the only one who hadn’t refused because he didn’t believe in discrimination. "There are some men in this world who were born to do our unpleasant jobs for us” (219) , Atticus is one of those men who do humanity’s unpleasant jobs for us. Atticus’s strong character and moral values not only make him a metaphorical mockingbird, but overall a great man. Innocence is the motif that defines To Kill A Mockingbird. The humane, unbiased characters: Tom Robinson, Scout Finch, and Atticus Finch, are mockingbirds in the greater plan of this book, they don’t harm others and only release good into the world.
What would life be without evil in the world? Many optimists believe there is an inherent goodness gifted to all people at birth and fundamentally embedded in us that dictates our actions, but the reality is exactly the contrary. People are evil, not because of a desire or choice but out of absolute necessity on account of none of the things we enjoy today would be available or even invented without some evil. Evil, within limitations and with restrictions, is productive for a group of people. Society, with all its art, culture, music, and glory, was created because there was evil present and now works to destroy its very creator through police departments and social initiatives.
No one deserves to die, and no one deserves death. Some executions are justified, but David Herold’s was not. Herold was a skilled and talented man who was deprived into a corner to help a killer. James L. Swanson’s novel, Chasing Lincoln 's Killer, a diary entry, “Last Diary Entry of John Wilkes Booth,” and an article, “Lincoln Writ of Liberty” contain evidence that proves Herold’s innocence. Herold did help a murderer; however, he is like everyone, in that he is susceptible to violent threats.
Society in both Ayn Rand’s novel Anthem and in today’s world has given negative connotation to egoism, but to Prometheus, the protagonist, it is holy. While his entire society believes that having an ego is related to evil, Prometheus challenges everything he is told and discovers and defines himself as an egoist, giving a new meaning to the word. Through events along his journey which confidently affected him, Equality achieved pride in himself and his accomplishments. Much like his so called brothers, he too was once brainwashed by the collectivist community surrounding him. His first step towards escaping was his discovery of the tunnel where he felt safe from this society; where his mind was not
The imminent threat of death is present but the idea of a fruitless future becomes an unbearable possibility. Moral courage allows for the display of strength through selfless actions against injustice. During the Holocaust many injustices were made against the Jewish community. Personal diaries account for the hardships of those persecuted in Hitler's final solution. As bad as Hitler’s attempts to restore Germany's power were, they managed to bring out the best of some people.
Holocaust survivor Primo Levi once said, “Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions.” Throughout history the many have followed the few, the powerful individuals have been able to manipulate our views and change our morals, no matter how flawed the ideals may be. Specifically, there have been instances of human history where an incompetent leader has been able to take advantage of human nature and direct misinformed populations to commit atrocities. For instance, during World War Two, Adolf Hitler convinced millions of Germans that the Jewish people were responsible for German hardships, this led to genocide
Grendel does not have any chance against the mighty Beowulf because of his strength, his good fate, and God’s favour. “The monster wrenched and wrestled with him but Beowulf was mindful of his mighty strength, the wondrous gifts God had showered on him: He relied for help on the Lord of All, on His care and favour. So he overcame the foe, brought down the hell-brute” (Beowulf 89). In this great epic of Beowulf, good vs. evil is a common theme. The heroes; Beowulf and Wiglaf; fight for justice because of their good morals and good souls.
Rikki, a mongoose, is a perfect example of having human characteristics without being human. Rikki shows courage, loyalty, and cleverness throughout the story which are very heroic and human-like. These are all shown through Rikki 's plan to protect Teddy and his family and their garden from the cobras. Rikki becomes a hero through the use of his human-like characteristics despite the fact of being a