Manipulating the weak or manipulating children, in any way, is considered evil. Despite our societal understanding that these acts are evil and that evil is bad, we witness evil nearly every day. This unconformity, these people knowing what is evil yet still doing the evil, cannot be explained simply. Perhaps the most evident human trait that
“The Concept of Evil” research compiled by Tom Calder, explores Immanuel Kent’s controversial claims about true evil, which can encompass why humans are so self-oriented. “One of these claims is that there is a radical evil in human nature. By this he means that all human beings have a propensity to subordinate the moral law to self-interest and that this propensity is radical, or rooted, in human nature in the sense that it is inextirpable” (Calder). Self-interest is expressed by the ignorance of people who witnessed the Holocaust and today continue to deny the facts of the past. Within Night, Elie Wiesel describes how members of his Jewish community were transported and most impactful, how onlookers reacted to them being transported.
Golding illustrates the chaos on the island through the actions of the boys and their digression from civilization. Is man evil by nature, or is man evil because of the way they were raised? Though many disagree, man is born with evil in the eyes of society. This is why there is evil in the world and why there is war among
He feels terrible for the pain he has caused them. It is one thing to have his own case to worry about, but it is another to be weighed down with the guilt of being, however unintentionally, the source of these poor fools' misery. The Underground Man would likely respond differently. His recurring desire for power over other people needs to be understood. He does not care for money as a source of wealth as is common, but instead, he views it as a method of controlling other people.
The Problem of Evil The main problem with evil is “this is a serious objection to the existence of God” (Kreeft, P. 2013). This objection to God is destroying people, lives, families, and relationships. Evil makes people do bad things, even good people fall victim to evil thoughts, actions, and words. It works against people to cause problems between families, parents, husbands and wives, siblings, and other loved ones. Evil is defined by Oxford Dictionary (2015), as “profound immorality, wickedness, and depravity, especially when regarded as a supernatural force: the world is stalked by relentless evil.” People do not accept God as their savior and end up living a life of destruction ruled by evil thoughts, actions, and words.
He is very low, very low, ' he said. He considered it necessary to sigh, but neglected to be consistently sorrowful. 'We have done all we could for him - haven 't we? But there is no disguising the fact, Mr. Kurtz has done more harm than good to the Company. He did not see the time was not ripe for vigorous action.
Nature of Man Though often over analyzed, man’s nature lies within a simple statement- man possesses a propensity towards evil. People might argue that humans sometimes express virtuous desires or commit upright deeds, but this does not change the nature of man. However, man does have the opportunity to atone for his sins through God. Man’s stance in sinfulness remains unchangeable, and despite infrequent righteous actions, only through God does he redeem himself. In short, man leans towards wickedness, and principled actions do not change his core.
They had compassion for others. Now they are cruel and hard to emotions. The only thing they feel is greed. Dictators recent and past have proven that dictatorship does not have checks and balances, it hinders the rights of the people, and people get killed under extreme circumstances. When dictatorship is mentioned many people think of people such as Hitler and Stalin.
turned to the house” (102). The heads on the stakes reveal the true barbarism that exists in the absence of civilized society. However, Marlow’s reaction to the heads and how he “was not so shocked as you may think” (102), conveys how he himself has become somewhat savage, as even the brutish display of the heads do not faze him. Therefore, in the pursuit of his id and meeting Kurtz, Marlow will do anything to meet him and uphold Kurtz’s reputation, even ignoring Kurtz’s clearly evil and immoral actions. Similarly, this evil can be observed in how the natives worship Kurtz as a sort of god.
Boredom is a kind of suffering that man can experience if there is a satisfied desire. And such satisfaction is a new starting point of a new striving. As quoted above, temporal satisfaction of desire has no good results for as our desires are satisfied. It is quite boring so that the willwill continue to seek for another satisfaction. ‘For many desires will arise in the place of one that is satisfied, as new limbs spring out when bough is cut’.