Her actions were inexplicably caused by grief, but may be a part of a greater idea. For example, Medea's infanticide could have been a sacrifice in order to bring justice upon Jason and cleanse his house. In fact, Euripides makes it clear that Medea did not vengefully murder her own offspring because of jealousy, she did it to make Jason suffer in the long run. Medea refers to her sacrifice by saying, “And he whom law forbids/To stand in attendance at my sacrifices,/Let him see to it.” (34). Therefore, we can see that Medea believes her actions are not only a sacrifice, but also as a form of cleansing, since she can not risk being tainted by the presence of unclean individuals.
In the book The Hiding Place, by Corrie Ten Boom, the reader journeys through the events that unfolded during the holocaust from the perspective of a Catholic. Corrie Ten Boom may not have fallen victim to the Germans, but she certainly didn 't agree with how the Germans were treating the Jews. Despite it being against the law, the Ten Boom family decided to lie in order to maintain the Jews safety. In this case it is simply to lie in because they are lying for the greater good of saving lives. When people make decisions they weigh the pros and cons, so when it came to the time where Corrie made her decision, she knew the good most definitely outweighed the evil.
Therefore, making the cops believe it is impossible that Mary was the murderer as she was at the grocer. Obviously, it is impossible for someone to be at two different places at once. As a result, Mary’s interaction with Sam is crucial in order to prove her innocence. Concurrently, Mary’s incredible acting skills help put on a convincing performance to mislead the cops. For instance, Mary acts surprised and weeps over Patrick’s death even though she is the one who killed him.
Lucifer’s immoral act was power. He sought out to disobey god in order to have power over heaven. Power can easily drive anyone mad. We have all heard about kings and queens in history being put to death because of their obsession with power. Lucifer, however, was not put to death.
The crew saw an angel in Billy, but Claggart saw a demon. The first reason John Claggart should not have slandered Billy is innocence lost. Billy was in fact innocent as far as human standards go, even going as far as to help a shadowy character who requested help; these charges brought against him are false and even opposite. Claggart lied to his face and to Captain Veer. If Claggart’s blueprint was successful, Billy would expire, causing in innocence lost.
And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, She gave me of the tree, ( Genesis III. 8-12) Adam is indeed at fault and instead of simply accepting the blame he attempts to push it off on God himself, saying that He gave Adam the woman that fed him the fruit. Here Adam is doing anything he can to maintain his good standing with his Lord, even if it means throwing Eve under the proverbial bus. In all, evil should be gauged by the darkness of the heart because the intentions are not always as simple as the consequence of the evil action. The ultimate consequence given for an evil action cannot be simply determined by the physical outcome of the sin, but has to take into account the intent of the sinner.
However, Scout Jem’s little sister is the only one that keeps her innocence throughout the novel. Harper Lee uses a mockingbird to represent innocence and demonstrates how the adult stole the innocence away from Dill, Jem, and Scout by showing them the reality of this cruel world, but should be protected for as long as possible. As Jem grows up, his innocence is taken away when he realizes that not everyone in Maycomb is as they seem. One of the first times he notices this is during Tom Robinson’s trial. Jem sees that the judicial system is biased because all the facts stated that Tom was clearly innocent but the jury voted him as guilty.
When Macbeth achieved the position as a king in such random matter and surprisingly for both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, the lack of preparations not just physically, but mentally has very big consequences. Lady Macbeth wanted to be queen and was willing to do anything for it. Violence was an easy option, but she does not expect that she had to live with the guilt. She saw her chance to become queen and took it no matter what. Greedy as she is, she sold her soul to the devil.
Eve is revealed to be using her knowledge in a virtuous way by trying to create equality, but Adam is not taking full advantage of what he gained and is instead ignoring his wife and what she has done. Since he does not notice any of the changes, Eve was given the perfect opportunity to undo part of what Adam and God worked together to do, create an order to rank importance of all beings. Without Eve dominating the action, LeGuin would never have been able to progress the story the way she wanted to be able to give her
When he is accused by a girl named Mary Warren, he does not confess. He instead shouts “God is dead!” He does this because he is sick of all the lies, and wonders that if here was a god, why he would let this happen. When given the option to confess to avoid all punishment, he stands his ground, and dies with his dignity. This shows how John is a crucible because he does not crack under the pressure of confessing to something he didn't do. He stands under the pressure, and stays together, and dies for the