When The Good Do Bad Analysis

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What Makes a Person Become Evil?
People of all kind are born neutral; neither good nor bad, however, the choices they make are the small steps on the stair of destiny. There are many sources that affect every person’s path, some major aspects include power and fear which ends up taking control over the person and leads to wrong and bad choices. Everyone is in full control of the small choices they make when they have the power to commit them, and the fear of losing their status on the way, which ultimately affects the path and changes the direction they are facing to their identity. There are three documents discussed in this essay which explains how a good person does bad and how the surroundings and the people affect the choices taken. When
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They aren 't born evil, and they aren’t born perfect. Every person from a young age makes small, bad choices which might not seem big at the time, however, as time progresses, these small choices lead to very big mistakes, especially when the person has the power to commit them, and the fear of losing something valuable from inaction. In the article written by David Brooks, When the Good do Bad, Brooks explains how every person should take care of his everyday mistakes in order to avoid the mistakes they make that lead them to evil. Brooks speaks about Robert Bales, who was a good person trying to resist evil: “His job is to struggle daily to strengthen the good and resist the evil, policing small transgressions to prevent larger ones” (Brooks). Brooks explains how people resist evil in their lives. Bales is making the good inside him even better and is resisting the small, evil choices so that they would not take over his decision-making in the end. When a person makes one bad choice, the evil choices become easier to make in progression. In the Shakespearean play Macbeth, Macbeth was a kind, loyal soldier who fought for his king and his country. When Macbeth gets his prophecies that he will become king, he gets scared of even thinking to kill his king. After many small choices Macbeth made, he kills the king and gains full power, but he also fears to lose his power and kills his closest friend, Banquo;…show more content…
Repressing strong feelings while under intense stress can lead to a condition, described by David Brooks as “forward panic”. It happens, when people hold in so much inside of themselves like being bullied for a long time by the same person, or being held under the force of someone and you can not take it anymore, or even holding grudges on a person for too long. In any time, anywhere you will burst out and react in any sort of way to that person, all depending on the person. In the Article When the Good do Bad it explains the study of Forward panic; how it happens, when it happens, and why it happens, David Brooks says, “After having endured a long period of fear, they find their enemies in a moment of vulnerability. Their fear turns to rage, and, as Steven Pinker writes in “The Better Angels of Our Nature,” they “explode in a savage frenzy.””(Brooks). This shows how Forward Panic goes on inside a person’s mind, they find the person they have been holding on to for so long and just fire at them. Firing does not always mean kill or fight, sometimes it just mean crying it out or even just shouting or screaming at them; the thing is that a person could take out his rage in their own sort of way. In the play Macbeth, after Macbeth goes and kills Macduff’s wife and kids, Macduff holds, even more, rage for Macbeth than he used to. When Macbeth became King he made lots of bad decisions and hurt lots of people, he killed Scotland. This made Macduff hold so much anger that he went to

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