Though many view Machiavelli as evil, his teachings are better seen as harsh and stable. Richard III has much to learn from Machiavelli, for his rule is unstable and overly oppressive. Machiavelli makes the distinction that one should either gain the subjects' approval or should crush them unforgivingly, two opposite extremes. Richard, however, switches between his type of ruling: somtimes he orders people to die, while other times he manipulates them, sparing their life. As Machiavelli teaches his audience in his book The Prince, if one hurts his subjects in a not fatal manner, they will strike back, seeking revenge; and this is exactly what happens to Richard.
In the short story, “Not Poor, Just Broke,” Dick Gregory creates an amazing true story about how him and his family was affected by poverty in the 1930’s. Richard was a resourceful, intelligent kid. He is always creating ways to get around their tight budget. Richard is not like other kids, He will believe what everybody says about him. Richard and many other kids can easily be affected by poverty There is no doubt Richard was affected by what other people say or think.
Heroes and villains, protagonists and antagonists, princesses and paupers: tales as old as time. The duality of a morally good character opposing a wickedly evil character is the hallmark of most forms of literature. However, Richard III defies these conventions with its protagonist identifying both as a victim and villain in his own right. Richard envelops both characterizations which results in an internal power struggle. Additionally, Richard entraps the audience into his schemes and deludes their systems of knowledge as well.
In the book “Black boy” By Richard Wright, The main character, Which is the author himself is a little different from his family. Which brings up the concept of Nature vs. Nurture. Nature is something that always been a part of you ever since you were born. For example personalities, personalities separates each and every human being on earth. A couple may get inherited by fathers and mothers, but there are also few that separates from them.
Throughout the film, In the Bedroom, and the story, “Killings”, Richard Strout’s personality has a similar effect on the viewer/reader in the end. The actor who played Richard hinted that he was an aggressive individual to the viewer. In the story, that side of Richard wasn’t expected. The scene in which Richard kills Franks varies between the movie, In the Bedroom, and the short story, “Killings” by Andre Dubus.
Richard Kuklinski showed two different lifestyles throughout his life, for instance one was being and family man. Another was being a stone cold serial killer, in which he used the theory social conditioning throughout his life without even knowing. When it comes to social conditioning there can be various definitions to define this theory, I would rather give examples of it. Following this Richard Kuklinski showed us examples of this theory by the way he dressed. Richard wanted to play the part and look like his peers, so Richard started dress like his boss Jimmy Hoffa.
In Richard Wright’s novel, Black Boy, Richard consciously uses weapons against people in order to defend himself against unjust treatment caused by conflict within his family and people in his neighborhood. For instance, Richard deliberately uses a stick against a gang of boys in his neighborhood in order to defend himself. Richard explains, “When I reached the corner a gang of boys grabbed me, knocked me down, snatched the basket, took the money, and sent me running home in panic” (Wright 16). Consequently, as soon as the boys beat him up, Richard builds up his confidence and defends himself. Richard’s mom states, “‘Take this money, this note, and this stick, go to the store and buy those groceries…”
In black boy Richard Wright was taught that white people were dominant to minorities, which further diminished any opportunity of succeeding in such a prejudice time period. In doing so he was affected by political, economic and social segregation. His curiosity with the relationship between superiors versus minorities leads to consequences in his community, whether it's his own family, friends, and employers. All of this segregation and racism centers from laws that are called Jim crow laws. Jim crow laws were state and local laws enforcing racial segregation in the southern unites states from 1880 to 1965(a).
What is evil? Evil is defined as being profoundly moral or wicked. I strongly believe that someone is not born evil person becomes evil due to the social background and upbringing. It is an important issue because defective moral hardwiring could potentially be used as a defence in court and this could usually affect the outcomes of critical court cases. For those of you that don’t know, defective moral hardwiring is an argument or defence that people shouldn’t be charged with crimes of the parents for criminals, because they have inherited genes.
A Life Undone with a Letter The plot of the Scarlet Letter is based on sin and faults of the characters in this book. Due to the mistakes of Hester and Dimmesdale a child was created and the child violated the law against infidelity. However, the real evil came from Roger Chillingworth, who was altered by his desire for revenge. The Puritans believed that sinning is the nature of mankind.
Evil stands for profoundly immoral and malevolent which is exactly what the character Macbeth represents in Shakespeare ’s play Macbeth. Macbeth is a warrior who gains the title Thane of Cawdor for killing the rebel Macdonwald and the previous Thane of Cawdor. Macbeth confronts three witches who foretell Macbeth’s ascension to the throne of Scotland. Unbeknownst to Macbeth, the witches actually will “drain him dry as hay.