Wonder what can cause violence , greed. Greed can be so strong that it makes someone do things that they may have never done before or do evil and crazy things. In this book there were a lot of greed going on. In the fiction novel The Pearl by John Steinbeck, Kino and Juana child Coyotito was bitten by a scorpion. They needed their child to be cured, but they didn’t have the money to pay for the treatment.
Beneficial Lies A single lie has the power to destroy a whole reputation of integrity. Some are so profound in the art of lying that they even deceive themselves. Lying is an essential part of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, it is what causes all the hysteria in the town of Salem. When over half the town of Salem exhibit selfish characteristics, lying to themselves and others has become second nature. But why does one feel the need to lie?
This was like torture for Dimmsdale he even had to help in the shaming of Hester. He felt like his actions took meaning out of his life, he says this because how can he do his job and feel like he’s doing right among his people when he had committed adultery (ch. 11) Dimmesdale felt like a fraud and it made him so guilty and it tore his spirit and moral into shreds! He didn’t think he was capable of leading his people to salvation because of his actions (ch. 17).
Other words could have made Doodle’s fall sound like a mere accident that could happen to anyone, but by using “collapsed”, the author obviously shows that he fell because of his own weakness. Hurst also describes the group of fiddler crabs scuttling about as an “armada”. This contributes to the darkness of the passage because it shows the crabs in a war-like positioning. Usually, troops in a war are made extremely cautionary of mistakes before a coming storm, and the crabs may be preparing themselves for Doodle’s
Selfish Desires Selfishness has caused the downfall of countless characters throughout a multitude of literary works. This selfishness is also what usually precedes a character’s isolation due to the consequences of their actions. One example of this can be found in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein when Victor Frankenstein defies the natural order to accomplish his personal goals. Likewise, in “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the Mariner makes a fatal mistake of performing a selfish action without thinking of the consequences. These works use the character’s actions and the main characters to explore how selfish decisions leads to one’s own isolation and the destruction of those around them.
Macbeth and Mary Maloney have other outside forces that contribute to their good and evil inner fight such as, the way they’ve lost their freedom by the guilt they feel and the lost of their sanity. The fight among good and evil goes beyond what we think, we see and know. How can someone be evil for seeking their freedom but are also imprisoned in their own guilt loosing their sanity in the process? There is much more than evil in a person. It goes beyond someone just being labeled evil, we don’t know what was going on at that time that lead them to do what they did.
Those who forget history are condemned to repeat the mistakes of the past. Those who never learn history in the first place do not have a chance to avoid even greater calamities. The characters in Saving Fish from Drowning are a group of fools who are ignorant of what has gone before and how they could have prepared to save themselves. This leads to their destruction. I want to take World History so that I will be able to participate in our society and help to avoid the mistakes that often led earlier people to war, famine, pestilence and
Dan Brown once said: “men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire”, encapsulating the tragic events of E.Lockhart’s novel We Were Liars. Human nature, defined as characteristics that are central to humanity, is profoundly explored through the events which triggered and resulted from the accident that deformed Beechwood Island. Through the character of Harris Sinclair, the domineering ‘King’ of the Sinclair family, alongside his daughters who are intoxicated on greed, E.Lockhart eludes that this trait is capable of great destruction to human nature. In addition, selfish ambition is explored through the characterisation of the Liars and their oblivious actions. Ultimately, guilt is depicted through the
Likely, this also shown the principles in Waknuk have blinded the people terribly, people always think it is the punishment from God toward them but actually it is not. People in Waknuk are punished each other as well as from the belief spills of the “Old People” have left, however, these principles made the Waknuk society fall. Therefore, people in Waknuk should have acceptance to deviation and mutant people rather than send to the Fringes or kill them because they could lose talented people that could rise their
In fact, the only reason he brought up the fact that it was a lie was when his own wife was accused of witchcraft. Proctor used Abigail’s word only when it was convenient for him. And in the end, that is what truly ended up hurting him most, and resulted in his death. “Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn't change the heart of others-- it only changes yours.” (Alder) If John Proctor would not have been slow to place the blame on Abigail, then several innocent lives could have been saved, including his
Dick is a perfect example of the question of why would people do this. In the book, you learn that Dick is the mastermind behind everything that happens. Dick does not really have a purpose for doing what he does; however, Perry knows what he does is wrong. Some people think that the question of why they would do this to a family that has done nothing wrong goes to a totally different question. Is the reason that people like Dick and Perry or anyone kills a family or a person because they have a mental disability.
People who don’t help others should be punished because they don’t fulfill their ethical responsibility and someone could lose their life because of it. If we see someone who needs help, do we stop? There is so much suffering and poverty out there. In the article “ Can the law make us be decent” by Jay Sterling Silver, the author have talked about how oblivious people should get punished for not required to do anything to help when someone is in danger. People should be punished for not assisting others in an emergency because someone life will be at risk if there’s no help.
Hester 's punishment was made public so she could see she had sinned and would repent. The government ruling the town would do this so she would come back to the church with pearl. People today that commit adultery wouldn 't publicize what they did, They would 've kept it a secret. In both ways the adulterers are punished but in different ways. Present day people that commit this usually lose their spouse, become judged but those that know them, and would have an unbearable amount of guilt.