The quote “Knowledge is power, but a power that can be abused” means that people with lots of knowledge can abuse their power. For example, in The Pearl, the doctor knows what he really should do to cure Coyotito. Instead, because he knows that Kino doesn’t have as much knowledge as him, the doctor decides that he shouldn’t try his best and he uses a fake medicine that doesn’t help Coyotito. Also, in The House of The Scorpion, El Patron abuses his power of knowledge knowing what he can do with clones but instead decides to use them. People with knowledge can either use their knowledge wisely and in a good way to help others or abuse it and use it in a bad way not helping others.
Not only are pharmaceutical companies already associated with deceit by turning medicine into a business, they use ghostwriting services to occasionally exaggerate products. Academic ghostwriting, on the other hand, is highly controversial because only those who are a part of the academic community have insights into the practice. Ghostwriting for academic purposes can cause information to become inaccurately portrayed. Credibility is often measured by how credible the author of the work is, but when another person writes in the name of the credible source, the writing loses its credibility. Since ghostwriters do not legally have rights to their work, they cannot tell the general public about who is the true author of a
This manipulation causes irrationalities and mishaps. John Steinbeck does not give an exuberant amount of information about Dr. Phillips. Nonetheless, his dedication to the numerous trials that he is experimenting with and the anger and anxiousness from missing his timely mannered experiments, it is inferred that Dr. Phillips has a mental illness, despite the magnitude of the said
Withholding the truth from patients disrespects the individual right of patients. Also, due to the rich professional knowledge, physicians frequently underestimate the ability of patients to accept death, but the knowledge cannot be the reason of concealing truth, patients should know their state of illnesses. (Robert Scott Stewart, 2010) From the interpersonal perspectives, this way of withholding information is bad for the doctor-patient relationship, and will make the distrust appear between them, thereby disturbs the treatment. (Robert Scott Stewart,
“This irony is compounded in that Hooper’s sin is a hidden one-hidden not only from his fellows but from himself”(Stibitz 182). This factor also contributes to the fact that Mr. Hooper is a mysterious character because the crowd does not truly know what secret is being hidden by the
Inner turmoil is something that plagues nearly every character in John Steinbeck’s East of Eden. The struggle to accept the evil within oneself and the nature of this evil within life itself is very troubling and confusing to many, especially Cal Trask and Lee. Cal struggles over the idea that his evil tendencies are pre determined-his destiny-despite his desire to change. Lee, however, believes that evil is not a predetermined path or an inheritance, but rather something that you can change through self-determination and by embodying the idea of timshel and that with this change, one is cleansed of sin and achieves a greater good that somebody who has never sinned. John Steinbeck develops the idea of predestination and timshel through the
The purported causes of civil wars cannot be simply put into two boxes, because by doing this, ongoing dynamics leading up to the conflict are entirely ignored, which in fact causes an inaccurate understanding of the situation. Greed and grievance are probably rather reinforcing then conflicting (Nathan, Boix, other), by disregarding this correlation scholars do not see the whole picture and therefor may give poor policy advices: “A good doctor will need to get some idea of the nature of the disease before rushing to the medicine cabinet to pull out a remedy” (Keen). As for a doctor, it is also crucial for the international community to first understand dynamics and interactions driving/guiding a society into conflict before intervening to prevent this. Any measure, which is based on a decision, which was lacking profound and in-depth understanding of the nature of the conflict provoking environment, may even worsen the situation as it is based on a false diagnostic in the first place. Intervention measures of the IMF can serve as example.
Walton is not a reliable narrator. Though he may relate the tale to the best of his abilities, Walton 's perception is way different than Victor Frankenstein ‘ The fact that Roberts found Victor in the middle of nowhere, I believe that commenced this weird attachment, more like a fondness and curiosity that grew on him. Victor seemed so mysterious and that he experienced many hardships, this opened up the accumulated emotions that Robert had of loneliness and unorthodox feelings he had bottled up. The reader can be easily influenced in a narrator but it depends on how the reader views Walton 's character. That will be the great effect in how the reader perceives the rest of the story a whole, because his relationship will be biased, of course.
His works, mostly set in trivial backgrounds with unassuming characters which then lead to some baffling twist leaves the readers breathless in its simplicity and logic. Though, till this date, it is matter of debate if the more upsetting and thought-provoking works of Maupassant in psychological mystery and thriller genre are so realistic due to him belonging to the naturalistic school and being a distinguished writer or was it because of his own personal experiences as a patient of syphilis, resulting in his declining mental
Despite not knowing all the facts, Marlow is continues to create assumptions in place of reality. Krutz is seen as a “shade” because, although Marlow only has second hand encounters with Krutz, Krutz is the embodiment of Marlow’s enlightenment. Marlow follows Kurtz 's shadow until the fog is lifted and Marlow is able to see the true darkness within man that the Company has been attempting to hide from the view of others. In a broad sense, the darkness within humans is not openly seen as people live in a civilized society, but when the rules of society is released, the internal darkness inside men can finally be seen which is a central message of the Heart of Darkness. The inability to create complete facts about the mystery surrounding the Congo, create the sense of the discovery of the central message, the darkness within man.
Plagiarism is a serious issue. Dr. Cheat’s decision to present a presentation that is not his own without giving the original author credit can impact not only his own reputation, but the reputation of the pharmacy director and the hospital pharmacy department as a whole. When Dr. Cheat plagiarizes, it harms his own reputation by showing others that he is not credible nor competent at his job. Plagiarism is like lying.
The deception of professional hospital staff is an issue that breaches many ethical guidelines, which would not be accepted by the BPS today. The way they were misled into the whole situation with the patients must have put the patients themselves into highly uncomfortable positions during the research. However Rosenhan did not conceal information on any of the hospital staff and had attempted to rid of any clues which may have led to their identification and so maintained their confidentiality. The real debate however is does this study overrule the embarrassment to the professionals and the stress occurred to the
Ayn Rand depicts characters that make important choices; her characters select from alternatives available to them — significant and sometimes life-and-death issues. Equality 7-2521 is the most obvious example, but not the only character in the book to make such choices. He chooses to wonder about the Unspeakable Word when he could (and, according to this society, should) decide not to. He chooses to conceal both the existence of the tunnel and his experiments, refusing to bow to the Councils ' will. He chooses not to tell his captors where he has been though they torture him.