Guilt Thesis

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Comedian Jerry Seinfeld once said, “Life is truly a ride. We're all strapped in and no one can stop it. As you make each passage from youth to adulthood to maturity, sometimes you put your arms up and scream, sometimes you just hang on to that bar in front of you.” Guilt can make you do insane things to yourself and others throughout life, and that pain can make you feel as if you are on a roller coaster going downhill and never coming back up. Jane Brody’s “Guilt: Or Why it’s Good to Feel Bad” article explores the good and bad of this deep feeling. The people in the society from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s story, The Scarlet Letter, support the ideas in the article. Hester Prynne had a child with Reverend Dimmesdale although she was married to a doctor in England named…show more content…
This feeling encourages people to help someone in need which is not only good for them, but it helps yourself as well. You can make a difference for someone and allow them to improve and build a stronger life. Helping connects us together just like how guilt can make you want to repair your bond. This allows a person to create a stronger and happier society for the people and bring them closer together. Guilt also has the ability to stop one from doing wrong against someone or something. An unnecessary violent action can be prevented due to the effect of guilt. Guilt is an emotion that most people have after doing something they know they shouldn’t. A single situation, like the one in The Scarlet Letter, can involve the whole community. Jerry Seinfeld has also been known to say, “When someone does a small task beautifully, their whole environment is affected by it.” The same goes for when someone makes a major mistake. Life is a roller coaster. There are ups and there are downs. One action can change a society for the better, however it can also change it for the
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