The purpose of this essay is to analyze and substantiate the evilness of human nature. By taking examples of historical events, Xunzi’s teachings and various research studies, this essay seeks to provide valuable insight into the vile behavior of most human beings, while
In "The Cask of Amontillado" Edgar Allen Poe illustrates that evil can be revealed through revenge, and it only brings malice and cruelty to this world. Even in today 's age, these two stories still affirm the evil that manifests inside humans. In these two stories, both Young Goodman Brown and Monstresor see the evil in others, which motivates their actions. No matter how we try to be faithful, loyal, or pure, we as humans cannot escape the evil that is concealed in our hearts and minds. The
The purpose of this essay is to portray my different views on why I agree with Xunzi on human nature being bad. By taking examples of historical events, views of philosophers and various research studies, this essay will provide valuable insight into the vile behavior of most human beings, while taking into account contesting arguments. Since
Yes. Judges should care if attorneys submit legal briefs or written motions that are plagiarized. Because I agree with plagiarism amounts to a misrepresentation to the court. b. Attorney Peter Cannon was punished by the court and by the attorney disciplinary board.
The Article “Institutional betrayal makes violence more toxic” and the play Hamlet share the idea that betrayal can cause pain. The article points out the institutional betrayal of the police, especially the Michael Brown ordeal. The article tells us that police should be a source of protection and security, not the perpetrators of racially motivated violence. The article goes in depth on how betrayal is seen when it is committed by people we trust or depend on. In addition it explains that when betrayal is openly acknowledged, people have the opportunity to heal and prevent further betrayal.
My reflection after reading Chapter 12 is that I form the idea that when people in a society are not educated it increases the risks of crime. Crime is defined as any act that is against the law. The Court system is responsible for deciding which crimes should be considered worth punishing for. As we look at the two different types of crimes such as mala in se and mala prohibita. Mala in se is considered to be “inherently evil” meaning such as robbery, murder, rape, etc that people in society have decided that should be banned due to its evil inhuman nature.
1. What is the purpose of this book and its central thesis (philosophy or perspective)? Unmasking administrative evil is a book about the relationship between evil and public administration and other related fields. This book analyses the evil of how unjustly or needless pain and suffering or death on other human being, not seeing other human being as human. Every reader of this book will have different interpretation and meaning to this book because people view things differently and will view administrative evil.
Everyone has their own values, and is hoped that these values can be held when their integrity is challenged. In Shakespeare’s, Othello, characters experience self corruption and decay that ultimately alters their moral and logical values for the worse, which is due to their emotional responses, when troubling situations are presented. Characters, such as Othello and Desdemona, have allowed these emotions of jealousy and love to affect their own self perceptions of morality and logic. A depiction of moral decay or corruption can be seen through Othello’s confrontations throughout the story. He has allowed his feelings of jealousy to blind him so much, that he has come up with unnecessary justifications for killing the woman he loves.
By describing the public official of the beadle in such a way, Hawthorne makes clear his negative opinion of the Puritan community. Critic David Sorrells writes that the beadle is a symbol of “moral evil” because he measures out punishments that are “hypocritical” but which the Puritan people sanction. Hawthorne describes the judges who sentence Hester in a similarly derogatory way: “They were, doubtless, good men, just, and sage. But, out of the whole human family, it would not have been easy to select the same number of wise and virtuous persons who should be less capable of sitting in judgment on an erring woman’s heart” (70). Again, by singling out the most respected members of the community for such harsh criticism, Hawthorne demonstrates that his opinion of the Puritan moral code is negative.
CHAPTER 4 SOCIETY AND REVENGE In general Revenge is a harmful action against a person or group in response to a injustice, It is also called payback, retribution, retaliation or vengeance; it may be characterized as a form of justice an unselfish action which enforces society or moral justice away from the legal system. And in the function of society, Social psychologist Ian Mckee says the desire for the sustenance of power motivates vengeful behavior as a means of impression management: "People who are more vengeful tend to be those who are motivated by power, by authority and by the desire for status; the passion for revenge is strong and sometimes almost shocking. But our natural logic about revenge is often cruel, conflicted, narrow,
Dalrymple’s states that the origins of evil are found in all of us, he describes this type of evil as “the evil that is found in the everyday actions of men.” Dalrymple goes on to explain, “There is obviously something flawed in the heart of man that he should wish to behave in this depraved fashion “According to Dalrymple it is a legacy of original sin, it is inherent. Man’s inherent self-interest will eventually end up hurting others. Therefore, as a whole, we require some form of regulation to make sure we do not destroy one another. The need for government oversight contradicts the other half of Dr Dalrymple’s reasoning that this toxic environment is a side effect of Great Britain turning in to a welfare state. A welfare state insures social, educational, and economical equality among all Regardless of the cost to society.
In Thomas M. Ross’s article, he states, “Juries are criticized for deciding on cases based on prejudice and emotion rather than relying on the evidence and the law.” Juries might have sympathy or hatred for one of the victims based on previous experiences that can be related to the circumstance. This type of discriminatory judgement can lead to unjust
Jeff Jacoby provides a strong argument in “Bring Back Flogging”, suggesting that we should adopt a few of the punishments of the Puritans. This argument is built on logical appeal, emotional appeal, and his own personal credibility as a writer. Providing statistics and information, Jacoby creates the logos, or logical appeal, and ethos, or personal credibility. In Addition, he uses ethos, or emotional appeal to force the reader to think about what they believe is morally worse. In “Bring Back Flogging”, Jacoby says Puritan forefathers punished crimes with flogging, including whipping and branding; however, in current times we tend to put a person in jail, no matter the crime.
In the tragedy, “Macbeth” by William Shakespeare, guilt is contributed throughout the play, sacrificing a feeling that haunts the conscience. The feeling of guilt can come from committing a crime, a faulty act, or even violation over someone. The criminal may have remorse in their sinful hands creating an awful grudge with their past. It can lead them to their horrific death of repeatedly seeing their hands, as a reminder of what they have done. ”Hands”, signify the important components of self and violence that rounds out an emphasis placed on choice throughout the play.