In the beginning of the story, Kipling meets Carnehan and soon realizes that he is a conman and a very rude one at that. Kipling told him that he shouldn’t “try to run the Central India States just now as the correspondent of the Backwoodsman. There’s a real one knocking about here, and it might bring trouble.” Carnehan is yet to realize that Kipling was warning him because he was the reporter. Carnehan insults Kipling by asking him “when will the swine be gone, because he’s ruining my work.” This experience with Carnehan
Several instances in Tom Walker’s life suggest that became a corrupt and immoral human because of his overbearing trait of greed. Irving uses these instances and Tom’s life on the whole to caution readers of the results of greed. By making Walker’s personality rotten and full of greedy intentions, Walker’s life can be viewed as shameful and unappealing. This perspective makes an impression on readers and enhances Irving’s message explained in the last paragraph of the story. Using Tom Walker’s life as an example of what life choices not to make, Irving warns reader to steer away from their personal greed in order to remain good people.
Machiavelli wrote about a fictitious prince, describing how he is a terrible being who has no respect for people who have a lower status than him. He is described as being selfish and untrustworthy. His writing about this prince was supposed to replicate princes and kings that were ruling and open he reader’s eyes to real issues occuring. In Document 1 there is an excerpt from The Prince, written by Machiavelli, telling about how terrible the Prince of England. Document 1 states, “For all men in general this observation may be made: they are ungrateful, fickle, and deceitful, eager to avoid dangers, and avid for gain, and while you are useful to them they are all with you, but when it [danger] approaches they turn on you”.
“The rage for revenge . . . always makes bad things worse.” This quote from “Revenge” encapsulates the main point that Dickens, the author, disputes throughout the novel, which is that revenge can never be good or beneficial. In Great Expectations, Miss Havisham, Magwitch, and Orlick use revenge as motivation, but they only cause harm to themselves and others in the end.
Oedipus, in Oedipus the King, lets his hubris get the best of him, and results in a horrible punishment for himself. In The Giver, the Chief Elder tries to eliminate any feelings/scenarios, which has potential to cause negative feelings; this in turn diminishes the quality of life for residents. Brave New World, Oedipus the King, and The Giver all have the recurring theme of the abuse of power which is detrimental to the society or/and the individual. In
For example, Atticus doesn’t tell Scout and Jem what to say or what to do, instead he tells them to see things from another's point of view. Another valuable example is that Scout and Jem thought that Boo Radley was a monster because everyone was terrified of him, but he turns out to be the one saving Scout and Jem in the end. It clearly teaches us to be aware that unreasonable biases can have a significant effects on a person and not to judge people easily. The whole story is very thought-provoking. Since it brings up issues of race and fairness which still exist in our society today, it is still broadly relevant.
Constantly facing the darkness of looming greed and lust, humanity seems to be doomed to trudge in the mires of sin forever. However, while fear and chaos—especially a lack of guidance—can cause cruelty to flourish, it is also where kindness makes its greatest display. In “Why Boys Become Vicious”, William Golding argues that mayhem and terror brings out the evil nature of humans. Without proper order and parental guidance, humans are lead astray and band together only to create more chaos and cruelty. Even so, humans can come together to show kindness and love.
This hubris ultimately brings about Oedipus’ fate, as his assuredness in his own infallibility causes him to recklessly attempt to prove that his judgment is correct. However, this miscalculation leads to the revelation of the prophecy, and brings about both death and grief. Oedipus’ character traits contribute not only to his own suffering, but also to the suffering of his family and his people. Additionally, these traits also perfectly align with classic tenants of an Aristotelian tragedy, making Oedipus the King a model tragic
Power is not evil, it is the user that makes it evil. Machiavelli, a controversial figure in political history left a legacy of brutal reality which disturbed many people. Niccolo Machiavelli’s, The Prince explores the groundbreaking ideas for a prince to secure the leading position in government and retain his power and leadership. Human nature combined with power has the possibility of becoming tragically destructive. However, that wreckage stems from the environment, and the actions displayed from power demonstrate effective truth which inspires the wickedness in humans.
The article discusses the moral-scheme of Henry Fielding’s novel Tom Jones that has been labeled as corrupt and immoral by most of its contemporary critics. It analysis the reasons for being treated as such. Seemingly immoral characters Tom’s admirable qualities are highlighted and what forces him to behave vilely is also studied. Instead finding him unrighteous, the author argues that he is normal human with its equal share of goodness and weakness that makes tom’s character a lifelike, a welcome change from divinely pure, pious and one- dimensional characters as portrayed by fielding’s contemporary novelists. Fielding did not want to create a necessarily moral text that ignored the truth of how people are.