He traded pigs’ bones as saints’ bones, loaded a brass cross with stones to equate its weight to that of gold, and basically failed to carry out an honest day’s work a single day of his life, if the portrait painted of him is anything to go by. He is slyly corrupt, which earns him the most criticism on Chaucer’s part. Where most all corrupt members of the Church on the pilgrimage have either justified or denied their corruption, The Pardoner relishes in his. He recognizes the hypocrisy of preaching against the very sins he practices, yet does not
Ben suddenly gets angry, and reminds them they are acting unethically by pointing out their rationalization they are unaware of. Ben reminds them that they just bet against the American economy, and that people will lose their houses, jobs, and lives if what they bet on becomes true. He explains this is why he hates banking, because it reduces actual people to numbers. He is directly pointing out the boys rationalization through denial of injury. They aren’t seeing how people might actually be affected if the collapse is large enough to affect the AA tranches.
They create a “moral environment of total depravity, a state of affairs so bleak one could genuinely wonder whether ‘sprouts’ could ever blossom” (“The Moral Power of Jim: A Mencian Reading of Huckleberry Finn” 110) These two environments teach nothing of moral values or to become a free thinking individual that makes decisions based on personal values and not those of the corrupt society around them. At the end of the first section of this narrative Huck escapes his father and sets out to fake his own death he even goes to great lengths to make it look like he was murdered Twain writes "I took the axe and smashed in the door-- I beat it and hacked it considerable, a-doing it. I fetched the pig in, and took him back nearly to the table and hacked into his throat with the axe, and laid him down on the ground to bleed-- I say ground, because it was ground-- hard packed, and no boards." (125) showing the desperation of a boy that would go to great lengths to escape the bonds of his abusive father by doing this it shows that Huck feels constrained by the previous mentors in his life and decides to rid himself of their influence all together. Taking his first step of the long journey too becoming morale educated.
The Friar isn’t the best when it comes to the vow of stability, proving time and again He’s easy to break it. Usually, a good Friar would help people in search of God, but as Chaucer states, “He knew taverns well in every town/And every innkeeper and barmaid too/Better than lepers, beggars, and that crew” (Chaucer 244-246). This shows that The Friar isn’t hanging around the people he needs to be helping. The Friar is a greedy, uncaring, and boastful man that is a perfect candidate for the most immoral character in The Canterbury
Proctor, though, gave very little throughout the play. John Proctor is a dishonorable man, due mainly to his wrathful behavior, massive ego, and selfishness. Throughout The Crucible, John Proctor proves himself to be dishonorable by being wrathful towards others. In Act II, when Herrick is about to take Proctor’s wife Elizabeth away, Proctor rips the court’s arrest warrant for Elizabeth and yells “Out with you!” (Miller 173). John Proctor shows that he cannot control himself, ripping a legal warrant.
He defines fraud as willful deception and believes it to be one of the worst sins. He says, “Since fraud belongs exclusively to man, God hates it more and, therefore, far below, the fraudulent are placed and suffer most.” (XI. 25-27). Dante does not name any specific souls in this circle but does claim that many bankers are in this circle. It can be assumed that these bankers committed fraud in some way that allowed them to profit.
Also, Lemon Brown says, “They’s bad men,” when the burglars came to steal his treasure. By his use of grammar, the reader can tell that Lemon Brown is probably not well educated, and not a very proper person. Finally, when Lemon Brown finally shows Greg his ‘treasure’, and asks if he thinks it’s cool, Greg responds with, “Yeah, I guess so,”. Through this, the reader can definitely tell that Greg is not impressed with his treasure. He only sees a newspaper article, and not what it means to Lemon Brown.
He gets angry every time his fellow workers talk about their co-worker Paul Allen’ card because how well designed and expensive it costs. When watching this movie, I wondered why Patrick Bateman was envious of Paul Allen. If his dad owned the company, then getting a better designed card should not be a problem to man that lives a lavish lifestyle. As the movie goes on, Patrick goes home after work but uses the alley way where he sees a homeless man and his dog. He gives the man the impression that he was trying to help me out by giving me some money but brings out a knife and kills both the man and his dog exhibiting a psychotic behavior.
Thoreau cannot stand to pay his taxes because, “[he] did not pay a tax to, or recognize the authority of, the state which buys and sells men, women, and children” (145), leading to him being thrown in jail. Thoreau opted out of society and his penalty was jail. Though Thoreau is not upset about being thrown in jail, instead stating, “I preferred that society should run “amok” against me, it being the desperate party” (145) as though society is in the wrong for throwing him in jail because society is completely inept at handling itself. Thoreau lives for doing his own work and taking his own time to himself. Thoreau insists that the work week and the Sabbath should be switched, six days of rest and one day of work.
Later in the novella, Equality does not care what laws he breaks because he knows that he is different and he is starting to realize that being different is not something to shelter and be ashamed of. “We have stolen candles from the Home of the Street Sweepers, we have stolen flints and knives and paper, and we have brought them to this place” (Rand 35). This shows that for Equality to fulfill his curiosity, he will go against his society and do what he feels is right. “We lunged against the door and it gave way. We stole through the dark passages, and through dark streets, and down our tunnel” (67).
“Don’t Judge a Book by it’s Cover” The theme that emerges in Natasha Preston’s action-thriller “The Cellar” is you should never judge a book by its cover. Summer, Lewis, and Clover all get misjudged. This demonstrates that people in this world judge people on looks and their other features. Other non-important characters think Clover is innocent because he’s a lawyer, but during the night he kills and kidnaps people. Clover kidnaps the pure and kills the dirty and disgusting.