Take Home Essay I agree that man is good until negative external forces of society make man evil because it is human nature to respond and change according to our environment and the harsh reality is that evil exists. The counter argument is that man is born evil, and that good has to be learned. For example, children in the infant or toddler stages tend to be more stingy, greedy, selfish, or rebellious. Nobody teaches them things and these things can’t be corrected until they are taught otherwise. In the assertion ‘all people are good, but it’s the external forces of society that make a man evil’ I immediately think of the ‘Ballad of Joe Meek’.
This also proves that the monster is extremely self-sufficient because he did not require the help of anyone else and entirely taught himself the language in a remarkably short amount of time. Although the monster is an independent creature, he longs to fit in to society. This is demonstrated when he admits that “Sometimes I wished to express my sensations in my own mode, but the uncouth and inarticulate sounds which broke from me frightened me into silence again.” (Shelley, 85) The monster was so insecure that when he tried to speak he scared himself. This puts him in no position to be confident enough to reveal himself to the cottagers, or anyone else for that matter. This put him at a distinct disadvantage when trying to gather to strength and self-assurance to approach the cottagers whom he had grown to love.
The main relationship Christopher has is with his father Ed. Even though their relationship is constant it is not without its difficulties. Ed is usually quite good at controlling Christopher but sometimes when his emotions get the better of him Christopher can get out of hand and, as a single parent, Ed is unable to handle the stress. Although Ed knows not to touch Christopher other people who do not know him well don’t know that he dislikes being touched and his other personality traits that make him different. This has made Christopher mistrustful of strangers and to prefer the company of animals as “dogs are faithful and they do not tell lies because they cannot talk.” The letters from his mother Judy that Ed had hidden from him so he did not have to tell his son the truth about their break up fuels Christopher’s mistrust in his father and takes away one of
My interpretation of Christopher Boone, the main character from the novel “The curious incident of the dog in the nighttime” by Mark Haddon, is a representation of innocence. I believe that he is a proper depiction of this because to begin with, he is blunt without being aware of it. Secondly, he is oblivious to other facts, such as danger, when something overtakes him. For instance, the allure of mystery surrounding the murder of Wellington the dog. Lastly, he makes decisions based on his own present moment feelings without considering the future.
Kendra Lawrence English 102 June 19, 2013 No Justification for Lying to your Nation In all areas of life there are times we accept lies and other times we are disgusted by them. Telling a lie isn't always a bad thing. A lie for self-serving purposes, like gains that were not earned, deserved, lies to keep yourself out of trouble, lies to put others in situations detrimental to them, are unjustified lies. Not telling the truth for unselfish reasons, for the sole purposes of helping, inspiring, giving others hope, preventing harm to others, is called a white lie. According to Wikipedia, “white lies are minor lies which could be considered to be harmless, or even beneficial, in the long term.
Xunzi, on the other hand, says that humans are naturally bad and “lack any inborn guide to right conduct” (p. 256). A heavy emphasis is placed on learning, because according to Xunzi virtue is attained (and bad nature is fixed) through learning, ritual, and nurture (pp. 258-259). Without these rituals and teachings, chaos and violence would arise (p. 298). While Mencius says almost nothing about ritual, Xunzi has clear beliefs and expectations of it.
Mraz’s background full of conservative and environmentally aware actions supports his view on the world and how we are destroying it. “I’m just a man/ is that all I am/ are my manners misinterpreted words or only human?”(ll.4-5) As society continues to live with the excuse of being “only human”, we go on with living lives with no real achievement. Mraz further illustrates that being “just a man” (l.4), can mean so much more. By using fictional scenes, Mraz, demonstrates our withering relationship with the world, due to our and how that will come to affect us. Although Mraz’s diction is rather bland, he uses it to contribute to the description of the concerned picture he paints in the listeners minds with his
Sam Harris uses this idea in one of his quotes saying that “Either God can do nothing to stop catastrophes or he doesn’t care to or he doesn’t exist. God is either: impotent, evil or imaginary. Take your pick and choose wisely.” This can speak to many of those who don’t believe in God as this shows how even with this earth God didn’t create it perfectly which leads to natural disasters and if he did create this earth then he must be evil to have created it imperfectly and if a perfect being wants to create something imperfect when he can create it perfectly how is this justifiable? Some people also say that if we are a
The Inspector is presented as quite rude and very intimidating in the play. J.B Priestley does this through his mannerisms and the things he says. For example, when the Inspector asks Mr Birling, 'Why?' as to why Mr Birling had refused Eva Smith a raise in rates, Mr Birling is completely taken aback at being questioned on his motives and says '(surprised) Did you say 'Why?'?' This shows that the Inspector is not prepared to tip toe around the Birling’s; he is determined to get the truth by any means possible.
His description of events can be somewhat unreliable as he is unable to see the real truths that lie before him. As he narrates, readers are confronted with his peculiarities - whether it is not liking to be touched, his fear of germs, strangers and crowds to his inability to eat foods with particular colours. However, through Christopher's authorial voice, his description of events in his life, and in particular, his description of his oddities those seem completely 'normal' to him, make him an interesting and fascinating narrator. As he can be proven to be an unreliable narrator as he is incapable of lying (and understanding lies) and this limits his