Blaming God, blaming another person, blaming yourself. Hefling discusses why humans always mess things up which additionally takes some of the blame. Humans allow evil to occur in their lives by accepting that evil will always get the best of them in the end. Hefling also examines human habit, that can take the blame for their shortcomings. He argues that habits become second nature which leads to the questioning of one’s responsibility for their actions.
Motivism is determining the rightness or wrongness of an action based on the motive for said action. The motive for Manson 's actions stems from his hatred and lack of understanding of society, saying "I look at the things that you do, and I don 't understand" (Manson). By saying this Manson is sharing with the court that his ruthless killings are a direct reflection of what is wrong with society. This strategy can be somewhat convincing, showing that the way you act can be a reflection of the interactions that you have with people in society. Manson used this strategy to distract the court from his wrong doings and focus more on the issues in our
I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong,” said Leo Rosten, a humorist in writing. Throughout the stories of two fascinating books, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and A Child Called “It” by Dave Pelzer the main theme being portrayed is the kindness and cruelty of humans. We are all known to fear those who seem stronger than us just because we assume they have the power to harm, or even destroy us. In some cases, humankind is used to getting rid of the vulnerable ones and those are the ones that fear evil. On the other hand, there are others that are evil and their greatest fear is to be overthrown by the weak.
When looking at that specific phrase it’s clear to the reader that Carson is insinuating that killing is becoming a habit of humanity, an idea that while may be true, isn’t usually made outright. Carson defies normal standards and isn’t afraid to confidently share her own opinion. In the sentence “[Animals] were doomed by a judge and jury who neither knew of their existence nor cared,” Carson continues to set a cynical backdrop that depicts humanity as evil. Now, while her tone may not be able to single handedly convince people to change their opinions, what it does do instead is contributes towards her claim that this is an irrefutable problem that requires decisive action. Her tone does this by inciting emotion into the reader.
The novel Lord of the Flies, is a great example of how civilization is the only reason we keep ourselves from doing certain things. The novel, “Soon becomes a parable about the inherent evil in human nature, reflected in the natural brutality of these boys once they are away from civilization.” (Junior). People's perspective of others judgement holds them back. Along with people's morals, it makes them really think about their decisions that are selfish instead of not putting in society's perspective and doing it in a blink of an eye.This not only applies to adults but also children, which can be seen in the novel. Golding “...asks how superior we are to savages and he points to the superficiality of our civilization; indeed it seems to be powerless against the innate brutality of man, against his fear which is in fact against the innate brutality of man, against his fear which is in fact the expression of the evil that pervades the world.” (Michot).
The unjust treatment that the creature received from humankind was harsh and unreasonable as he wasn’t allowed the opportunity to prove his intentions were far from malicious. His loneliness, isolation and injustice from those he tried to befriend turned him into an actual monster, evidently his perspective and personality changed after being excluded. The monster had been treated unfairly by humanity “I desired love and fellowship and I was spurned. Was there no injustice in this? … Am I to be thought the only criminal when all human kind sinned against me?” (Ch.8) and without the acceptance he yearned for, he became bitter and resentful, acting out ruthlessly.
I will analyze this passage because of the way Montaigne gives credit to the cannibals and how he attempts to justify their humanity instead of foolishly condemning their lifestyle that is initially regarded as improbable especially when his own culture seems foolish to the cannibals. The European’s view was that all non- Europeans were savages, cannibals, less than human, and therefore to be feared. The passage will require comparison between both groups in respect to each other’s culture and their justification for the acts they perform and why each group can potentially be seen as the other. Montaigne states that as the Greeks and Turks, when they invaded Italy, the generals said that there were no barb behavior in enemies, but the Greeks still called them barbarians. The kings were
Even more, the experiments are attempting to prove how we, as man, have descended from these higher animals only to lose a few of their favorable traits. Twain argues that a trait the human species has gained that sets us apart from animals is “moral sense”. He states that this trait is where all of our unfavorable customs stem from, such as cruelty, greed,
This need for friends has developed into him being evil; where as if he had friends, then he probably would not want to cause pain and misery upon everyone. Without friends, the creature’s hatred has developed against all mankind (101). The morale that can be taken from the creature’s need for friendship is that people cannot judge a book by its cover and listen to what people have to say. People judged and rejected the creature without listening to him. If they listened to the monster, then they could learn the true nature of the being, which would lead to friendship.
The quote, "We live in a culture of blame. People will blame anyone or anything for their misery sooner than take the responsibility to own it and make it better." by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. Relates to this part of the story because for so long the Capulets and Montagues have blamed each other for their misery rather than admitting they were wrong and taking responsibility. The prince stating this shows how the cons of blaming others for your misery.