As well as clearly drawing a line between the dichotomy of good and evil. But the question is, are these characters good, evil or did something or someone influence their actions? We find out that Elizabeth Proctor can be put into the category of “good”, because everything she did was for the good of others. While Abigail Williams, can be put into the category of “evil”, because everything that she did was to get what she desired. John Proctor can be considered a good character, even though the first glimpse of him was not a favorable one, he realized his mistake and tried to rectify that mistake.
Mankind will only survive by living with adversity, not with perfection. Humans seek success but true growth comes from the struggles faced obtaining it. Without the challenge, mankind and nature itself withers away in boredom and sterility. Humans, as with all organisms in nature, survive by adapting to challenge, not by the lack of them. The narrator in Wallace Stegner’s “Crossing Into Eden” finds that paradise is no place for humans because it is too perfect and does not offer the adversity mankind requires to exist.
Dubose’s dedication to ending her morphine addiction proves how her stubborn attitude helps her achieve the right thing even if she is doing it for no one but herself. After Mrs. Dubose dies, Atticus tells Jem and Scout “she died beholden to nothing and nobody” because he wants them to understand that she went above everyone else’s expectation of her by breaking her addiction (128). No one and nothing would reward her for breaking it, but she did it anyway. Mrs. Dubose knows that her addiction “wasn’t all right” (127). Jem and Scout learn from Mrs. Dubose that although she may seem like a grumpy old lady, but in reality they see she show a strong dedication towards the high
Taking opposite risks for John Proctor, where one is selfish and the other is altruistic. Abigail is willing to harm her surroundings than herself; whereas, Elizabeth is taking actions in which the people around her benefit most from. Abigail pretends to be an honest woman to gain power and trust, “I want to open myself! I want the light of God, I want the sweet love of Jesus!
One of the most valued quality that is still being searched for is the act of being just. Justice circles around morality, and morality does not have one definition in which people can depend on. Since people have opposing viewpoints on morality, justice also varies on the predetermined interpretation of morals in the society. The main reason why humans yearn for justice is so that the immoral people can suffer, while the virtuous people can thrive. In classical mythology, the goddess Nemesis was the goddess of retributive justice, in which good people are rewarded while bad people are appropriately punished.
What she means is that heroes can also inspire and influence other people to the same. One deed is capable of making a big effect on people’s characters around the world. A hero is about being a good person.
People often believe that people who are successful are successful because they have natural talent. However, Orwell, in the novel Outliers, makes it clear that natural talent has little to do with success. The successful are a product of lucky circumstances, extra practice, age, and family status. Many coincidental circumstances lead to other opportunities that allow someone to excel more than another. From there they continually excel and are considered successful over those that did not have the same opportunities.
Edna was finally free from the life that she didn’t want anymore and although the sacrifice had to be her life it’s what finally made her happy and feel free. In conclusion, Edna sacrifices her own life because she starts to value herself and her own wants/needs not just the wants and needs of her family. Sadly, the only way for her to have that freedom and independence she was longing for was to commit suicide.
“There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. ‘Good pride’ represents our dignity and self-respect. ‘Bad pride’ is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance.” John C. Maxwell, enlightens the reader about the faces of pride. One is beautiful and the other is ugly.
The predisposition that evil is the nature of mankind is a categorical truth. Arguers with this statement would state that there is kindness and light in everybody. These romantic critics are too naive to believe what is right in front of them in day to day life. Although these ignorant statements are true, it is very hard for a person to overcome their evil impulses. Not only it is hard but when they do, someone else inflicts evil upon them.
Gregory Maguire’s Wicked is a new perspective on the classic story of Dorothy Gale, the Wizard of Oz and the Wicked Witch of the West. The book introduces Elphaba, the Wicked Witch from the original tale and shows her life before the classic story, which paints her in a different and far more sympathetic light. Elphaba has an unfortunate childhood, born with unusual physical features, her unique appearance is used by her father to help encourage conversion to his religion. Additionally her mother was very distant, if not neglectful, and both parents doted on her sister instead. In the story Elphaba pushes people away, transforms from a well meaning activist to vengeful extremist and attacks and kidnaps Dorothy in a series of events that lead
One simple pearl can ruin many lives. There are only good and bad things in the book. The theme in John Steinbeck's book, The Pearl illustrates how good and evil affect the plot, how Steinbeck prompts good and evil, and how good can turn into bad. In the book, good and evil can affect the plot of the story. For example, Kino was very intimidating at the end of the book, "
Humans have an innate desire for power. Most often, they look for it in relationships and social position. Like all things, having authority offers temporary pleasure. The amount of power one might possess usually parallels their own self-perception and how they interact with others. People usually look to gain power when they lack control in their own lives.