Boo Radley is judged for being an evil person who is said to eat children, but ends up being a good person who cares for and protects them. From a child who regretted judging Boo radley from what she has heard, she says,“‘Atticus, he was real nice’... ‘Most people are Scout, when you finally see them.’”(Lee 376) Boo Radley is a mystery to the citizens of Maycomb and a phantom to the children. Although his looks and actions might be deceptive because he is the only one in Maycomb who spends his life inside closed doors, he is actually a caring, selfless human. Tom Robinson is accused of sexual harrassing another character in the novel named
What would life be without evil in the world? Many optimists believe there is an inherent goodness gifted to all people at birth and fundamentally embedded in us that dictates our actions, but the reality is exactly the contrary. People are evil, not because of a desire or choice but out of absolute necessity on account of none of the things we enjoy today would be available or even invented without some evil. Evil, within limitations and with restrictions, is productive for a group of people. Society, with all its art, culture, music, and glory, was created because there was evil present and now works to destroy its very creator through police departments and social initiatives.
Grendel, or Anxiety? In today’s society, we face many monsters that cause us to become fearful and weak when faced with a challenge. In the epic Beowulf translated by Burton Raffel, Grendel is a miserable monster who causes pain upon faultless people, and is motivated by their pain. Today’s monsters may not be actual creatures, but they do cause the same terrifying effects on people, symbolizing evil in our society. Anxiety, like Grendel causes you to feel alone, attacks innocent people, and creates jealousy of others happiness.
In the novel, The Chrysalids, we see the intolerance of society towards a circle of telepaths. This causes the telepaths to escape their society, seeking for a better life. David, the protagonist of the story and a telepath, is supported by the audience for showing his bravery in attempting to escape, but there is more to David that makes him an agreeable character. David is someone we favour because he has admirable traits and stands for his own beliefs, and without those traits he would not be valiant figure. David shows us kindness by caring for and helping others, and being friendly to everyone.
The connection between environmental factors and a child’s mental health is just as important as their physical health. While Golding does assert that children lacking adult protection are prematurely exposed to an environment of fear, he fails to make the connection to gradual change. At a young age, the minds and nature of children are easily moldable. They adapt to their surroundings and mimic the actions of others. If brought and left in a world of fear, hate, and violence, these are the core principles that the child will walk away with and maintain.
It was that learning was too easy. This is a great sin, to be born with a head which is too quick. It is not good to be different from our brothers, but it is evil to be superior to them. The Teachers told us so, and they frowned when they looked upon us” (21). It seems that the class was too smart for their own good, but remember “I” and “me” weren’t allowed in this dystopian society.
Not only that, but the children never come under fire for stealing from the so called monsters they often meet. They’re actually seen as good children, helping their families – and their own futures. So what does that say about the roles that hunger, greed, and even financial stability play in these stories? These stories have a much darker ‘moral’ than what is seen as the main one by most readers. In
The Unknown Ignorance is bliss. What you don't know can't hurt you. Not understanding the difference between what is bad or good, means that nothing really can be considered bad. But ignorance comes with a lot of complications. Ignorance is an important element in dystopian societies because an ignorant society won't question their government, ignorant people are easier for the government to manipulate, and ignorance also allows societies to be happy without knowing.
In contrast, evil takes over when a good person is no longer able to empathize or care about another human being. By attempting to do nothing, good people show little concern for what evil is capable of doing. In order to stop evil and malicious acts from happening in society people are responsible for enforcing laws that stop these terrible acts, but by ignoring evil society allows good people to turn cruel and allows innocent bystanders to be hurt. The first ways in which evil can succeed is when people who try to do good ultimately end up doing harm. Evil can have many different meanings.
More precisely, they had evolved, picking on boys and girls gave them their reward without being recognized as being mean. Being mean was useful for bullies, however being known as being mean was not acceptable. Kids were still being bullied. It was easier to point one kid to be the butt of a joke than dealing with real emotions. While my torment was slowing, for some kids from my neighborhood, using me was more than convenient it was a habit.