Augustine has many diffenrt definitions of what is evil but “evil must always be understood as a defect, a corruption, or a perversion of what was created good”(Lawhead 132). One of Augustine’s problems of evil is that of moral evil. Moral evil is “human perversity” or “genuine evil”(Lawhead 132) because all other evil is apparently evil but “moral evil is the product of the human will”(Lawhead 132). The Monster has been deprived true goodness and love ever since his creation because his creator hated him from the moment he saw him. The Monster according to Augustine would be part of moral evil.
For example, Akinwotu and McVeigh describe how Nigerian schoolgirls were captured and were forced to work for the terrorists groups and do horrible things (Akinwotu & McVeigh 14). The nigerian girls were victims and were forced to do evil things such as killing innocents. This was because of thats idea of discrimination and racism in our own societies that is not officially over. Another example, “...that a large Muslim minority which was poorly integrated and struggles to fit into society” (Burke 2). Muslim terrorists were evil because of the discrimination and low opportunities offered in Belgium.
Many say human kind is inherently evil, that there is evil in all of us. This novel expresses what can happen to a human when there is not structure and little means of survival. The boys prove man to be inherently evil through control, abuse, and murder. In the novel the Lord of the Flies author William Golding shows how humans are inherently bad and were born to satisfy themselves as the boys move towards savagery and reveal that the basic structure of human nature is self-absorbing as chaos on the island follows their animalistic behavior. Are we as humans inherently evil?
Being an evil villain can lead to many horrible disasters and problems, especially when you have everything in the whole wide world, you feel entitled to be better than anyone else. Selfishness is the worst trait to have because no one will trust or like you. Sometimes people just care about themselves to get what they want. In the famous novel “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, he explains how money can drive people to being greedy and careless of others particularly their loved ones through characterizations of Daisy Buchanan. Daisy is a self- absorbed, vacuous socialite whose decisions lead to destruction of both Jay Gatsby and Myrtle Wilson.
I think this personally because she is selfish and is willing the tear apart a family just for her own happiness. I also think she causes most of the trouble. She is a very miserable character, and she isn’t afraid to make everyone else around her suffer also. She sets Mrs. Proctor up, and stabbed herself with a needle to make it look like Elizabeth was casting spells on her to get her in trouble when she is questioned about being a witch. She does this because her and John Proctor committed adultery and Abigail is still in love with John but he doesn’t feel the same way about her.
Why isn’t the minister seen as a horrible person and Chillingworth is? In the Book The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Dimmesdale, the Minister, has committed this terrible crime and some feel bad for him. This could be because Hester loves him; they are meant to be together. It’s interesting how Chillingworth can be seen as evil, but he is the one that was cheated on. He has mentally tortured Dimmesdale; obsessed with wanting him to suffer more that he has.
According to dictionary.com when the word savage is used a noun the definition depicts “a fierce, a brutal, or a cruel person”. The unit Lord of the Flies suggests that humans are naturally evil demonstrated by their cruel actions towards others and destructive behavior. Multiple sources identify that humans are naturally cruel because of their tendency to lash out towards weaker or subordinate beings around them. Another finding about humans is that embedded deep in their identity is their main trait of destructive behavior by trying to show superiority over others or by tearing things down for their own personal gain. The huge controversy is that humans are naturally angelic and kind hearted however this isn’t true seeing as how the about
When the family returned to the cottage and attacked him, it was another reminder that he will never fit in. All he went in there for was to try to make a friend so he wouldn't be so alone, but the family saw it otherwise. As these events occur, readers can see why the monster gets so mad. He is respectful and helpful, and in return gets hate and discrimination. Which leaves him with no friend or somebody to turn to once again.
The characters in Oedipus the King develop the plot and make it a complete tragedy. Oedipus, had some undesirable flaws as well as some good characteristics. Oedipus had a flaring temper that ruined his life. We all learned that having a bad attitude doesn’t get you anywhere in life. Oedipus was also arrogant, especially after defeating the Sphinx.
Over Thinking and Its Effects On Society Everyone has flaws and flaws are great to have as it increases diversity, but sometimes flaws some flaws can lead to destruction. In the story of Macbeth the tragic flaw of unchecked ambition that created a monstrous Macbeth and multiple murders of innocent people, leading to Macbeth’s unruly power and greed. While in the story of Hamlet the tragic flaw of overthinking and Hamlet’s procrastination resulted in a domino effect of unnecessary deaths because he was unable to think quickly and follow through with his plan. The flaw of over thinking and inaction results in a world where no one can accomplish what needs to be done and our world can no longer progress at a faster rate. Throughout the story
Because the Jewish priests that Nietzsche describes are powerless and weak, they turn to hate. However, it is this hatred that makes the Jewish priests more dangerous, and therefore “evil.” Nietzsche continues his attack on the priests by stating, “ All of the world’s efforts against the ‘aristocrats,’ the ‘mighty,’ the ‘masters,’ the holders of power,’ are negligible by comparison with what has been accomplished against those classes by the Jews—the Jews, that priestly nation which eventually realised that the one method of effecting satisfaction on its enemies and tyrants was by means of a radical transvaluation of values, which was at the same time an act of cleverest revenge”
No one explains how he looks deformed its just that he is, and everyone agrees on it. He 's also described as being evil looking, and gives off a evil vibe. Morally both Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde are terrible people. My reasoning behind Dr.Jekyll having terrible morals is that he creates Mr.Hyde so he can do evil and cruel things, and not have to pay the price for doing these things. Mr.Hyde is everything Dr.Jekyll can 't be as a respected doctor.
The sons of Liberty were very violent people nobody could argue otherwise, and most was for their own profit and gain. They were very fanatic and dangerous. My reasoning be that they would treat others with no care or regard for their well being. A lot of the things the Sons of Liberty did were very cruel and mostly unnecessary, for example tarring and feathering people was immoral. Could you imagine the pain and burning of having melted tar poured on your entire body then the worst part pulling off the tar as it takes the skin with it.
This is worse than Roman circus gladiatorial contests! Why do men revert to this primal reptilian brain actions are very hard for me to understand? Starting with the gangs. But maybe I should re-read Golding 's Lord of the Flies".All of the above could make a fairly mentally stable person go mad no matter the race. But the repressed anger and humiliation reflects only too harshly racism outside the walls for people of color.