Essays Tagged: "Evil"

A critical analysis of Lady Macbeth

person. She is greatly responsible for the killing of King Duncan. Lady Macbeth reveals her secret evil nature, which pushes her toward her evil doings. Once Lady Macbeth learns of Macbeth's prophecy ... nd of the play, after the crimes have been committed, Lady Macbeth shows weakness and guilt for her evil deeds.Lady Macbeth expresses a hidden side about herself when she is alone. She shows her evil ...

(2 pages) 70 0 3.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Argument against William Rowe's article on the problem of evil to prove that an omni-x God does exist

rgue that such a god does in fact exist by arguing against William Rowe's article on the problem of evil. God exists and is an all-powerful, all knowing, and omni benevolent being. God created our wor ... , omniscient being could have prevented without thereby losing some greater good or permitting some evil equally bad or worse2.An omniscient, wholly good being would prevent the occurrence of any inte ...

(6 pages) 105 0 4.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

This is a critical lens response to the quote literature opens a dark window on the soul, revealing more about what is bad in human nature than what is good

te means that literature will show all sides to a person not just their good side. It will show how evil a person maybe even though they may seem nice. I would have to agree with this quote because in ... one where he shall be king hereafter. That's when the part of the play really brings out Macbeth's evil side. He is thinking that he can become king and he goes and kills the king but during the whol ...

(2 pages) 54 0 3.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Beowulf and Grendel --- Good and Evil

Good and evil has existed throughout time. Heroes have defended the righteous, as villains were bent on destr ... wants to be known by everyone in the world. This is his only purpose in life.The theme of good vs. evil that is present in the story of Beowulf, has become the classic foundation of many modern stori ... foundation of many modern stories. Beowulf and Grendel represent the ultimate struggle of good and evil. Grendel tries to destroy everything around him. To Beowulf, this is another conquest. It allow ...

(1 pages) 96 1 3.8 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

"Analysis on Young Goodman Brown" by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

well as a foreshadowing. With the description, the reader pictures a forest filled with danger and evil that young Goodman must face. His decision to enter the forest and leave his "Faith" behind is ... n to enter the forest and leave his "Faith" behind is the first decision, of many, between good and evil that he must make.After entering the forest he meets a traveler whom he later finds out is the ...

(3 pages) 201 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

This is a critical lense essay on the following topic: "Man is a fallen creature, and therefore is inherently (naturally) evil."

"Man is a fallen creature and therefore is inherently (naturally) evil."Mankind is an evil being. The idea of man being evil has been around since the dawn of time. T ... tter by Nathaniel Hawthorne demonstrates the extremes that religion can put on us to eviscerate the evil within. Hester Pryne's affair with Reverend Dimesdale results in Dimesdale creating a world of ... m until his fateful night with Hester, yet his soul was inclined to lead him upon a path of sin and evil, and thus provokes the idea that we (the human race) are indeed, inherently evil.Furthermore, o ...

(2 pages) 35 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Bet by Anton Chekhov

the bet one can see Through the prisoner's decision, the author proves to the reader that money is evil, money teaches life lessons, and when human will is tested it can be impossible to break.This s ... is tested it can be impossible to break.This story proves once and for all money is the root of all evil. When the young man told the older man, "The death sentence and the life sentence are equally i ...

(2 pages) 38 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Ensure Contentment to Ensure Complacency to Ensure Conformity

There are great evils at work in our society today. They fight us each on individual battlefields in a war most fail ... each on individual battlefields in a war most fail to comprehend. Unrecognized and unopposed these evils pervade our us, insidious they pull at our minds.These great evils present themselves to us as ... .To explane I'll point out that lurking in your question is the product of combination of these two evils. Mediocrity- of middle quality. In every facet of our society it has become a point to be aime ...

(5 pages) 46 0 3.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Crucible Book Report, Gr.11

the archives of the true story. It was a play with emotional feelings;feelings of anger , hate, and evil, yet feelings of manipulation, good, andpureness. It was the Crucible. A fireball of guilt, evi ... ible. A fireball of guilt, evil, and good compiledinto one magnification. The Crucible: Good versus Evil.The play contained many scenarios of good versus evil, and the characterswho generally possesse ...

(4 pages) 16 0 1.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Billy Budd (play)

not all to be said.Innocence is not always a good thing. It could make one naive or blindto certain evils. Like in the case of Billy Budd. Billy was innocentfrom evil and therefore could not see the e ... roaching him, out to destroy him. It is known Billy's innocence washis down fall by hiding the true evil from his eyes. But why was JohnClaggart out to destroy Billy?. There are several reasons why Jo ...

(3 pages) 16 0 0.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Comments on Nathaniel Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown

a hero who is a young man from Salem village who leaves his bride's faith and goes to forest for an evil and dangerous job in the middle of the night where he was shocked to see his neighbors and wife ... is to find out the truth about people.This story is a reflection of man's conflict between good and evil as well as of the Puritan faith.A reader might notice that Brown's life turns dark due to his l ...

(1 pages) 33 1 3.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Beowulf as a Reflection of Anglo-Saxon Values

In history, evil men have reigned supreme across many cultures. Some people say that being evil is inherent in e ... ultimate way of releasing hatred of the world without hurting anyone. In Beowulf, all of society's evil men can be personified within the demons of Cain. The main demon presented in Beowulf is Grende ...

(2 pages) 38 0 3.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Blind Faith: Religous Symbolism in the Short Story "Young Goodman Brown."

xits with a shocking new view. The majority of Hawthorne's symbols describe religion (both good and evil).Symbolism runs rampant through the text of "Young Goodman Brown." Hawthorne relies heavily on ... sorcerers with magic powers change their rods into serpents. The story contains symbolic acts. The devil's comments during his sermon such as "Evil is the nature of mankind. Evil must be your only hap ...

(3 pages) 42 0 3.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The Bible.

I think that the knowledge of good and evil should be forbidden because the difference between good and evil is not absolutely and clearly ... nce between good and evil is not absolutely and clearly defined. Everyone's perspective of good and evil will vary among the different regions you come across. For example, the general mission of the ... From the Taliban's perspective, they are able to rationalize the killings of Americans as not being evil whereas in America, almost any untimely death can be viewed as evil. The Taliban also takes it ...

(2 pages) 22 0 2.5 Nov/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Critical Lens

The statement "All conflict in literature is, in its simplest form, a struggle between good and evil." means, that any novel, when broken down is made up of two opposing forces, good and evil. Mos ... struggle between the moral and immoral. More often than not though, the interplay between good and evil is really a matter of context, which makes the contrast between the two lines clear. This can b ...

(1 pages) 2113 1 1.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Lord of the Flies" by Sir William Gerald Golding

Billy Budd

The film based upon Melville's novel "Billy Budd" deals with the theme of good verses evil; here good is represented by Billy Budd, a kind hearted young man who is friendly and courteous ... re good is represented by Billy Budd, a kind hearted young man who is friendly and courteous, while evil is represented by Claggart, a twisted old man who takes pleasure in the punishment of others. B ...

(3 pages) 8 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Billy Budd

Discussing good and evil are very relevant. In a way good and evil are stuck together, because usually when there is goo ... vant. In a way good and evil are stuck together, because usually when there is good there is always evil. For example, when you read a story there is usually a hero and a villain. Good can be explaine ... escribes a person of goodness because of his love for life and his loyalty to others and to himself.Evil is completely the opposite of good. Evil is committing sin towards others and also to yourself. ...

(2 pages) 322 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Augustine With Respect To Evil

Augustine with respect to evil.In the world we live in, both today and in years past, humans have been faced with many decisio ... ng what is considered "right"� and "wrong"�. Many times the opportunity to act in an "evil"� way will arise and it is often a struggle to make the "right"� choice in action ... will arise and it is often a struggle to make the "right"� choice in action. The problem of evil is often faced when looking at religion, posing the question, "Can there be evil in a world cre ...

(7 pages) 19 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Clockwork Orange

CLOCKWORK ORANGE "Life's neither a good nor an evil; it's a field for good and evil." There is no perfect society. There must be good and e ... y. There must be good and evil co-existing at all times, a sort of balance. In a society plagued by evil and wretchedness there is a man who kills, rapes and steals without a second thought. So evil t ... lex and is the leader of a gang whose average night consists of murder and thievery. Eventually his evil ways catch up to him and a kind of justice seems to be served. One night while finishing ...

(1 pages) 272 0 3.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Beowulf 14

Beowulf The basic idea of Beowulf is the struggle between good and evil. Even though Beowulf is not even physically capable of beating Grendal he still overcomes him,b ... o his layer to slowly die of his mortal wound. This proves that good will all ways overcome evil no matter what stands in its way. Like in the story of Beowulf he could not kill Grendel with h ... owulf had the clear disadvantage, but good represented by Beowulf still finds a way to overcome the evil represented by Grendel Through other methods other than the standard. This poem also shows how ...

(2 pages) 4 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry