Essays Tagged: "good person"

The Story of Oedipus

nt Cithaeron to die, but the father dies and the son marries the motheranyway. Oedipus, seemingly a good person, also tries to avoid the secondprophecy, only to fulfill the first. But even through all ...

(2 pages) 74 0 3.4 Aug/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

"The growing up of a young boy" Based on the book, "Bless me, Ultima".

is innocence when exposed to the harsh world since he learned what life is really like. Ultima is a good whitch whom tries to guide Tony by teaching him morals and lessons. Narsico is percieved as the ... to guide Tony by teaching him morals and lessons. Narsico is percieved as the town drunk, but is a good person. Tenorio is the demon in this story, as he wants to destroy Ultima. This book is about T ...

(3 pages) 65 0 3.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Is man Good or Evil?

Man is innately good, but has the ability to be evil.I believe that a majority of people do what they believe to be ... cious effort to injure others is for noobvious benifit to the human race is evil. I also think that good and evilare on totally different planes than right and wrong. They do not gohand in hand. I bel ... n totally different planes than right and wrong. They do not gohand in hand. I believe this because good and evil in my mind areconcrete, they do not change. Right and wrong, however, are more of anin ...

(3 pages) 80 0 4.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Exestentialist View on Human Condition

e other hand if a person chooses to be generous, kind, honest and loving, society may see him as a 'good' person while it is still right for him. According to the Existentialists, a person is placed o ... ht for him. According to the Existentialists, a person is placed on this earth with no predisposed 'good' or 'evil' values, one man is not created with any more good or evil than the next. By the deci ...

(2 pages) 54 0 4.3 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

John Proctor and John Hale - Good Person vs. Good Citizen

e Crucible, Arthur Miller portrays the two main characters, John Proctor and Reverend John Hale as "good men". The term "good men" in this play is ambiguous. Reverend John Hale was a good man in the s ... in this play is ambiguous. Reverend John Hale was a good man in the sense of being the perfect and good citizen of Massachusetts in the 1600's. He was pious, adherent to the laws and beliefs, and a g ...

(4 pages) 63 0 3.4 Oct/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Good VS. Evil In "Huckleberry Finn" by Twain

On important theme within The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn is the struggle between good and evil as experienced when Huck's personal sense of truth and justice come in conflict with t ... law. However, he has grown quite attached to Jim, and is beginning to realize that Jim is a really good person. He would also never hurt him. This illustrates the concept and symbolism of Jim's freed ... pox, and he wanted nothing to do with Huck or his father. Thus, he had saved Jim, and actually felt good about it. Further along in the book, Jim becomes a slave again. Huckleberry, with the aid of To ...

(2 pages) 38 0 3.0 Apr/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Mark Twain

Insanity. Discusses how Louis Tanner of "Destroying Angel" and Rick Deckard of "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" by Philip K. Dick are important to the thematic development.

al world? What is consideredmoral or immoral? We know from reading Destroying Angel thatTanner is a good person. Tanner is the type of person whom we saywould 'do the right thing' in certain situation ... vantage of the situation: 'No Hannah'(136). Tannerhad more worrisome thoughts than making love to a good friend. Hewanted the murderer of all murderers, the chain killer. As a cophe never captured the ...

(4 pages) 33 0 4.3 May/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Shoplifting - negative aspects of, such as consequences, costs and personal guilt.

s they believe that their son or daughter should meet. And sometimes the shoplifter is in reality a good person who had no intentions of hurting anyone, so this can cause parents great emotional shock ...

(2 pages) 160 2 3.7 May/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Forms of Evil in john Goodman Brown

Evil in Young Goodman BrownHawthorne's Young Goodman Brown, presents to us a young Puritan named Goodman Brown, wh ... e influences of evil in a journey through the woods. Evil is personified into a man who accompanies Goodman along the woods. Filled with symbolism and ambiguity Hawthorne accounts how an essentially g ... Hawthorne accounts how an essentially good person can be susceptible to the forces of evil. However Goodman's loss of innocence can also be interpreted as a loss of faith in his own Puritan religion. ...

(3 pages) 142 0 3.5 May/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays

What the Divine Command Theory means according to Emil Brunner and how Kai Nielsen objects to that theory.

Ethics is not reasonable.What is Divine Command Theory? According to Emil Brunner "Genuine humanly good is found only in the unconditional, unquestioned obedience of man to God." That this is a power ... orality is determined entirely by God's command." I believe that it means that the only way to be a goodly and moral person is by following God's commands. That obeying human laws or human moral codes ...

(5 pages) 91 0 4.6 Oct/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Color imagry in the Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne

method numerous times in The Scarlet Letter. For example if he wanted a character to be viewed as a good person he would show them in the light. This technique helps the reader view the character in h ... in his or her mind. Hawthorne uses colors to contrast each other so the readers can differentiate a good character from a bad one.Hawthorne uses the colors black and white in governor's house when Hes ...

(1 pages) 31 0 2.3 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Comparison essay on O'Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find" and Faulkner's "Barn Burning"

I chose to write a comparison essay on Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find" and William Faulkner's "Barn Burning". Both of these stories share central ... ar personalities as well as similar themes and conflicts through the stories.The Grandmother, in "A Good Man Is Hard to Find", is an old woman with old-fashioned ideas and manners. She considers herse ... an honest and holy religious woman, when in actuality, she is just the opposite. She uses the term "good man" quite loosely whenever she wants to please a man.Sarti's father Abner, in "Barn Burning", ...

(3 pages) 146 0 4.6 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Oliver Twist: describe the basic traits of a central character and explain how society has shaped these traits.

uffers horribly and often takes the blame for others' misdeeds. Dickens is showing that Oliver is a good person, and the bad things that happen to him are through no fault of his own, but because soci ... t is typically a yes or no response to a question. Through Oliver, who is a completely innocent and good person, Dickens is emphasizing how truly bad the society and authorities were. The author uses ...

(5 pages) 67 0 3.5 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

This essay is about some ideas portrayed in "The Crusible". It tells of different prejudices that are apparent in society of the past, present, and future. Mainly race, gender, and religion.

the crowd then to plow a new path. In society, there have been many different portrayals of what a good person should be, dating back to the Puritan era. Stepping away from the mold always leaves roo ...

(4 pages) 81 1 3.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Feelings and pyschology.

such a simple word until you have to question the friends you have. I've always thought that I'm a good person and great friend. But I guess not all my "so called" friends can see that.Just the other ... was currently working on. All of the sudden I hear the "da-da-doop" of an instant message. It was a good friend of mine. But instead of saying hello first he just started to get mad. I didn't quite un ...

(2 pages) 29 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

"The Great Gatsby". Discusses Nick's "honesty" with God's point of veiw.

of this book, I have concluded that Nick was either mistaken or lying. Though Nick appears to be a good guy, he does not know what true honesty is. Many of his actions prove him to be dishonest and m ... of his actions prove him to be dishonest and morally wrong.Nick believes that honesty means being a good person, and having nothing to hide. This is not true though. For example, when Tom openly had a ...

(2 pages) 26 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

"To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee.

e did not commit, because the colour of his skin.Boo Radley is one of the novel's "mockingbirds," a good person injured by the evil of mankind. Many accusations were claimed about him even though they ... damaged by his cruel father, Boo provides an example of the threat that evil poses to innocence and goodness. Boo was a man who was misunderstood and shouldn't have suffered any injustice.Atticus, a m ...

(2 pages) 28 0 0.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

How does Shakespeare use imagery to develop the theme of ambition in Macbeth.

tion, Shakespeare used contrast in the character Macbeth. At the beginning of the play Macbeth is a good person. Lady Macbeth described him as being "too full of the milk of human kindness". This imag ... d to cover the face, while the heart symbolizes the true feelings of people. These phrases are very good examples for describing Lady Macbeth. When Duncan comes to Macbeth's castle, she seems like a v ...

(2 pages) 43 0 2.3 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

" Charlotte: A Tale of Truth" by Susanna Rowson.

Good vs. Evil"Without good there is no evil." A wise philosopher once stated that, and he/she was ri ... no evil." A wise philosopher once stated that, and he/she was right. In all walks of life there is good and evil, including in Charlotte: A Tale of Truth. Charlotte is one of the only truly good main ... his novel, with the exception of her generous parents. Montraville on the other hand starts to be a good person but in the end he is just as evil as anyone by breaking the poor heart of Charlotte. Alt ...

(3 pages) 36 0 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Good will hunting psychological approach.

Good Will HuntingBiopsychological Approach:The biopshychological approach to Will's behavior would s ... humanistic approach would state that Will makes his decisions based on free will andis basically a good person. Will is how he is because that is how he wants to be. Will does notrealize until later ... notrealize until later in life that he has to much potential to waste his life. Will is an overall goodperson. This is shown in his in his actions throughout the movie, for example, when he decided t ...

(2 pages) 106 1 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology