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    her treatment of the Bennet sisters throughout the plot of Pride and Prejudice. However, the nature of each character’s cruel actions remain remarkably different. Raskolnikov seeks to transcend the ethical conventions binding society and act as a conscience-free moral agent, whereas Caroline Bingley’s behavior is very much a product of institutionalized classism, and she acts wholly within the parameters which Victorian England’s strict

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    Imagine being free of the mental chain known as a conscience. Unpleasant feelings such as guilt or regret would no longer be felt, theoretically sounding preferable. In actuality though, a conscience is what makes us truly human, and without it we would not have any compassion or empathy for others. This is why people without a conscience, also recognized by the name of psychopaths, are such a threat to society; they care exclusively for themselves and will not hesitate to harm someone, especially

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    have changed considerably since that day, I still retain a powerful conscience which actively molds my personality. One cannot dispute the frightening potential of the human race to induce the permanent extinction of every life form on the planet. As the ability to change the world on a global scale is arguably limited to one breed of life, so, too, is the force which impedes instinctual and conscious action, the human conscience. My own sense of strong moral principle reaches far beyond simply averting

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    consideration of the effect they will have on others can at times define your true intentions and loyalty as a person. Being brave enough to admit fault and staying true to one’s self and your beliefs and morals is key feeling peace of mind. Clearing your conscience from all mistakes, and being accountable for them in order to feel fulfillment and goodness is part of being human as is erring in judgments. Allowing yourself to be honest with yourself and

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    having Mr. Hooper wear the black veil it demonstrates that he is feeling guilty about something he did. Additionally, throughout this romantic story, there are numerous areas where Mr. Hooper can be found feeling guilty. For example, "Mr. Hooper's conscience tortured him for some great crime too horrible to be entirely concealed..." (Hawthrone 13). As it is shown Mr. Hooper began feeling terrible for the sin he made thus he felt guilt as well. Another theme is loneliness. A reason why this can be taken

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    How is this not a son 's disregard, betrayal, and contempt? Do you truly think so much of yourself and so little of us to have such an arrogant voice? Have you no shame? Has your conscience become deaf? Your conscience is your compass. Have you lost your moral intuition? If, indeed, your wife took her father-in-law 's loan terms disagreeably, and had the reaction with no thought of respect or regard for her father-in-law, or you, then why would

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    The night that Duncan is killed, a magnificent change in his mentality was evoked, making it easier for him to conduct ill actions. Macbeth grasps the sudden ulterior power to become the king, and his emotions overthrows his conscience. In Macbeth’s soliloquy in Act 2, he begins to hallucinate, “is this dagger which I see before me, the handle toward my hand?” (14). Despite Duncan not being dead, he gets ahead of himself and begins to panic, elucidating the focal point of the

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    Criminals have a propensity to believe that they will never be caught for their actions but that is certainly an understatement; guilt sitting in your brain for hours on end is like a bomb waiting to explode. This feeling is undoubtedly a driving factor that causes many criminals to confess to their wrongdoings. This is present in the mystery short story titled, “A Tell - Tale Heart” written by Edgar Allan Poe. The story is told from a killers perspective, and throughout the entire story a murder

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    "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll is a pretense poem with an abundant amount of fantasy imagery and heroism. Carroll, who is known for these dramatic poems, is well known for this poem. Much the same as most sagas with a focal character, "Jabberwocky" is basically titled after the most critical thing in the ballad – the goliath beast. The title of this ballad drives the reader to figure out that the beast is the focal power of the sonnet. It moves our regard for the beast, and far from our mysterious

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    Introduction Macbeth is considered to be Shakespeare’s one of the most outstanding tragedies. Scholars widely agree that Macbeth was written around the year 1606 and to support the idea ‘the strongest indication that Macbeth was composed in the summer of 1606 concerns its allusion to a ship named the “Tiger” which has sailed to the near east en route to Aleppo, an ancient trading city in Syria’(Feldman, 2011: 213). Shakespeare’s main source to write Macbeth was Chronicles of England, Scotland

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    Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray depicts the depraved and patriarchal society of the nineteenth century England, but also the narcissistic, Faustian and hedonistic moral views that Dorian Gray, the eponymous character, goes throughout the novel. This essay seeks to demonstrate that various views on morality are present and paramount to the integrity of the narration that is The Picture of Dorian Gray. Wilde’s novel encapsulates the dysfunctional and perilous life that a young man begins

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    In this excerpt from "The Interlopers," the two characters are Ulrich von Gradwitz and Georg Znaeym. These two are sworn enemies, though the author, Saki, does not directly state why they despise each other. One night, they crossed paths in a dark forest, each on a quest to find and murder the other. They both carried rifles, but before they could inflict bodily harm on the other person, a storm caused a beech tree to collapse and hold the helpless men to the ground. They were bloody, weak, and hurt

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    External Flaws In Macbeth

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    In the play, Macbeth, William Shakespeare uses the theme of the corrupting power of ambition, Macbeth’s character flaws, and the theme of cruelty versus masculinity to show Macbeth’s misdeeds were a direct result of external influences. Throughout the play, Macbeth commits several wrongdoings including, killing King Duncan, his friend Banquo and manipulating others into carrying out his wishes. By appealing to Macbeth’s strong desires to become king, the witches’ prophecies leads Macbeth to commit

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    Jason Behr, who is an American film actor, says, “It is not about finding a home so much as finding yourself.” Behr’s quote relates to Williams Faulkner’s story, Barn Burning because Sartoris, who starts as a skinny and hungry boy, ends as a courageous, independent, and hungry boy. Sartoris Snopes is a son of Abner and Lennie, who also has three other children. Sartoris is two out of the four siblings that Abner takes on his felonies and court rearrangements. At the beginning of the story, Abner

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    “There is no story that is not true.” (Things Fall Apart 141). Nigerian author, Chinua Achebe, in his historical fiction text, Things Fall Apart, emphasizes that just because a culture is unique does not make it bad or wrong. Achebe wants to reduce the amount of shown ignorance to anyone different and offer insight to the Nigerian people. He assumes a sympathetic tone to Umuofia by connecting his characters to his audience, the Europeans, and Western Civilization. Achebe uses ethos, pathos, and logos

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    Gender roles in Macbeth A motif is a recurring pattern throughout a literary work. William Shakespeare’s Macbeth contains many motifs such as birds, blood, and gender roles. Gender roles are the roles or behaviors learned by a person as appropriate to their gender, determined by the prevailing cultural norms. In the tragedy of Macbeth, a trio of witches prophesy that Macbeth would become thane of Cawdor and eventually King of Scotland, and that Banquo would bring about a line of Scottish kings. At

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    Sunday school my 4th grade year was when we had to memorize all of the 10 commandments and recite them for our teacher. We had been learning about the 10 commandments for as long as I could remember in sunday school but this was the first time we had to have all 10 memorized. In the crucible there are multiple commandments that are found in the play that are broken as well as some that are well used. Three of the commandments that are found broken are; 7-Thou shall not commit adultery, 9-Thou shall

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    “Iago belongs to a select group of villains in Shakespeare who, while plausibly motivated in human terms, also take delight in evil for its own sake” (Bevington, 2014, p 607). Understanding his sense of self might reveal another tragedy regarding how egos across the human condition demonstrate unique frailness. “Critics often debate Iago's motives. What drives him to act as he does? Some people believe Iago is simply, but purely, evil, doing immoral things merely to be bad” (Hacht, 2007, p, 657)

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    Sin, Sinner, Crimes, and Lady Macbeth It is believed that a sin is a sin no matter under what circumstances it was committed. But is it right to believe this? A person who commits a sin is labeled for life as a sinner or criminal, but sometimes, it happens, that there are times when people do commit such mistakes for which they heavily repent. However, what right do common humans have to make a judgment about anyone other than themselves? What may appear to be true may not be the reality at all.

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    Physical Beauty In a perfect world, inner beauty would be the only thing that was considered important about a person, while their physical appearance would just be something a part of them that wouldn’t determine a person’s character. However, this is not the case, this isn’t a perfect world. The perception of beauty has always been shown that it only involved outward appearance, yet that sounds ignorant so people tend to announce that inward beauty is what matters most, when it’s not actually

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