Saying that a person is either good or evil is like saying that a person has no thoughts at all. You cannot base a person as basically good or evil because we as people have both good and evil thoughts constantly. For example, we all love the people close to us and we wish them only the best, but at the same time, to those that have wronged us, we damn to hell. We as people have all thought about stealing something or hurting someone, which would be considered evil or wrong, but we also think about giving to others and helping ourselves achieve the most out of life, which is considered good. Chaucer saw this in people and knew that a person couldn’t be classified as good or evil because we are a mixture of both.
Secondly, his brutal honesty is also a great factor when it comes to revealing the truths in society. He states himself that he is incapable of lying, because lies are things “which didn’t happen and they make me feel shaky and scared.” This undeniable honesty not only makes him credible, but add the details of his analyses and you have a perfect innocent revealing the real problems of today’s society. Finally, he sees everything completely differently from the rest of us. And
In order for life to have meaning it must come of course with good things, but also a responsibility to make things good to have free will to not hurt ourselves or other and to own up to the evil we create. Life needs to be valuable in order to appreciate it. And with so many evils God has presented to us every day it shows us how life can be ended quickly, or is a horrible experience and makes us strive to prevent these problems. Probably the greatest evil of them all is death. It does cause great grief to many when it comes too early but also death can cause the end of a bad thing.
; they result from the choices of free will. Natural evils are those evils that occur as the result of natural processes: earthquakes, forest fires, tsunamis, etc. The problem of natural evil is that the problem of explaining why God allows this kind of evil to occur. People always blame god when something bad happens but never when something good. Now in this world there is a balance of everything that is how order is kept in this world therefore for every good thing that happens there will be something bad following.
B) Augustine was wrong to presume that nothing is 100% evil. Augustine argued that the evil itself is not a thing or a substance but it is the privation of good or the going wrong of good and that it is was not created by God. That the absence of privation is evil suffered not evil committed. However many people believe that a person can be evil and argued that somebody can be 100% evil. Augustine was right to presume that nothing is 100% evil because evil is incredibly subjective.
If this was the intended meaning behind Eliphaz’s words then he was indeed correct, but more than likely he was talking about earthly punishment. The second interpretation of his words could be that righteous people are rewarded on earth and evil people are punished. The belief that good people will flourish and sinners will be punished is not necessarily true. What happens to people in this life is not solely dependent on whether they sin or not, and often times bad things happen to good people and good things happen to bad people. Job is an excellent example of this as he was a very good man yet was afflicted with much pain and suffering throughout his life.
It is a rare and beautiful thing to find someone that can stand up for what they believe in, still knowing that everyone else they know is against their ideas. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the protagonist, Atticus Finch, is a loving and just character who sees through the preconceived belief in his community that class and social position is very important by looking at everyone as an individual. He does this because of his own beliefs in equality and justice that he also tries to teach to his children. Atticus doesn’t act the way he does only for himself, but also for the people he cares most about. Atticus Finch is a loving, but understanding father.
“When you're a beautiful person on the inside, there is nothing in the world that can change that about you. Jealousy is the result of one's lack of self-confidence, self-worth, and self-acceptance. The Lesson: If you can't accept yourself, then certainly no one else will.” In Joan Didion’s essay, with the help of periodic sentences and metaphorical language, she explains that self-respect does not come from others but from within oneself; it cannot be achieved when one is averse to oneself. Didion was looking for outer gratification, but through the ordeal of being rejected, gains the knowledge that self-respect is proper value of one’s character, and learning to love oneself. One can only be truly happy when one learns to accept oneself.
Creon and Antigone are both honourable people, yet both are fatally proud and that is the source of the tragedy. To what extent do you agree? The source of tragedy in Antigone by Sophocles cannot be simply attributed to the hamartia of the two protagonists, Creon and Antigone. Both are guilty with being fatally proud as they refuse to listen to other people and are determined to execute their free will. Though both are honourable people because they adhere to their principles without question, they have also shown that they are not honourable as their hubris clouds their judgement, ultimately leading to the tragedy of the play.
Selected Citations from Poor Richard's Almanack “None but the well-bred man knows how to confess a fault, or acknowledge himself in an error.” and “How few there are who have courage enough to own their Faults, or resolution enough to mend them!” These quotations basically mean that most people don't like to look inside themselves and see their flaws. A well-bred and courageous person sees who they are and acknowledges it without getting discouraged or insecure. The second part means that most people go on with their lives dealing with their flaws and trying to fix them to make themselves a better person. We all know that as humans it is in our nature that we make mistakes and faults but few of us have the guts to acknowledge their faults. These quotes is relevant to me that in every fault or failure I make I don’t have to be defensive about it but accept these mistakes and to use them as stepping stone to improve myself and change for the better.