Essays Tagged: "Good and evil"

Plato's Republic

is personal involvement in politics (Cornford 1941, xix). "Unlimited power without the knowledge of good and evil is at the best unenviable, and the tyrant who uses it to exterminate his enemies and r ... tice and its origin; secondly, I shall maintain that it is always practiced with reluctance, not as good in itself, but as a thing one cannot do without; and thirdly, that this reluctance is reasonabl ...

(7 pages) 539 1 4.2 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Mary Reily and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll, a physician. A generous and philanthropic man, his is preoccupied with the problems of good and evil and with the possibility of separating them into two distinct personalities. He develo ... illy had many changes from its originator Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, some of the changes were for the good and some for the bad. In conclusion I believe that the majority of the changes in Mary Reilly w ...

(11 pages) 70 0 4.5 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

symbolism in macbeth

re several prominent forms of this throughout the play. The contrast of light and dark representing good and evil plays a major role in the advancement of events in the play. Blood symbolizes murder a ... ymbolism is widely displayed in order to achieve the general topic of evil.Light and dark represent good and evil in the play. During the time in which Macbeth was written, the king was associated wit ...

(2 pages) 53 0 4.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet EssayTo express his view of good and evil in every man, William Shakespeare writes lines that Friar Laurence reveals in the trag ... ng components in their being. Throughout history, there has always been a conflict with the view of goodness and evilness in man. The philosopher Plato believed that man was born with a natural deprav ... fill his needs. On the other hand, Plato's pupil Aristotle believed that man is initially born with goodness and virtue. The issue of man's two sides can be thoroughly discussed over the gothic novel ...

(3 pages) 68 0 4.8 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Romeo & Juliet

A Thematic Analysis of Psycho

veys an intensifying theme in Psycho, that bases itself on the unending subconscious battle between good and evil that exists in everyone through the audience's subjective participation and implicit c ... emotions and sentiments derived from the film can be felt by anyone as the unending battle between good and evil exists in all aspects of life. The effective use of character parallels and the creati ...

(6 pages) 288 3 3.6 Feb/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Milk: Does it Really Do the Body Good?

Milk: Does It Really Do the Body Good?"Everyone that useths milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But so ... e that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil."- King James Version of The Holy Bible, HEBREWS: 5:13-14Milk, in all its glory, has b ... ts and more so as children. Were you ever told by your parents and teachers that milk does the body good? Were you ever told that milk builds strong bones and helps you grow? Were you ever told that m ...

(8 pages) 216 0 3.7 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Conflicts of a Madman in Poe's "A Tell-Tale Heart" Edgar Allen Poe

When we try to define human nature, we must consider the balance of both good and evil or light and dark. Many times these qualities exist simultaneously and maintain a bala ... e does not consider it a mental disease, but an empowering state of mind. He views the disease as a good thing, enabling him to do what he must and destroy the "vulture eye"(34). He seems to be like M ...

(6 pages) 319 2 4.7 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

The importance of violence in "A Good Man is Hard to Find" by Flannery O'Connor.

The Importance of Violence in "A Good Man is Hard to Find" by Flannery O'Connor.In the story "A Good Man is Hard to Find", Flannery O ... Connor.In the story "A Good Man is Hard to Find", Flannery O'Connor uses violence as aforce of both good and evil to demonstrate how people's attitudes and perspectives of lifechange when they are fac ... tar and the baby.In society violence is generally looked upon as evil because it is believed that nogood can result from violence. When looking at the occurrence of violence in "A GoodMan is Hard to F ...

(3 pages) 369 1 4.7 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Machiavelli's The Prince,

epublic he serves. Machiavelli argues a valid point, that thenature of man is twofold, encompassing good and evil, rightand wrong. The effectiveness of his argument, however,relies on the fact that th ... ant dullardsthat do not understand. Machiavelli then presents histhesis, that a ruler must use both good and evil in order tomaintain his power over the state. The reader has almost nochoice but to ac ...

(2 pages) 148 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

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

Eve and the Apple

re. Butwe may well ask ourselves today, of what use would this free will be to us if we did notknow good from evil? When Eve ate the apple in the Garden of Eden she had twodifferent voices telling her ... fruit from any of the trees in the Garden of Eden except for the tree that contains theknowledge of good and evil. Satan (disguised as a serpent) told Eve that she would notdie from eating that fruit, ...

(3 pages) 84 1 4.7 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Nathaniel Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown-Irony, Symbolism, and Imagery

Irony, Symbolism, and Imagery in Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown"Nathaniel Hawthorne, well known for his attacks on outlandish Puritan ideology in ... y utilizing various literary techniques to reveal a disturbing outlook into a man's soul. In "Young Goodman Brown," Nathaniel Hawthorne uses strong symbolism, irony, and imagery to illustrate the them ... the fact that sin is an escapable part of human nature. In the story, the reader is guided through Goodman Brown's inner spiritual conflict between good and evil as he takes a journey which will lead ...

(8 pages) 513 3 4.0 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A fantasy tale, " Crypt of the Shadowking" by Mark Antony

Crypt of the Shadowking by Mark Anthony is a fantasy tale of the never ending struggle of good against evil. The Zhentarim, the hell-bent organization which is more concerned with making a p ... Zhentarim, the hell-bent organization which is more concerned with making a profit than the greater good of all has taken over the city of a thousand spires. The Harpers, a loosely construed group of ...

(4 pages) 40 0 5.0 Nov/1995

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Being a Hero, an essay on the Aeneid and how the gods make a hero who he is Sometimes a little wordy,

situations in which death is near, in which love, hate, peace, and war come together to cause both good and evil. In these positions he conducts himself with honor, by going along with what the gods ... all of the Trojans' ships. The survival of the storm and the leading of his followers to safety are good examples of Aeneas' heroism, but he would not even have had this opportunity to be a hero witho ...

(6 pages) 119 1 4.4 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Evil from a theologian's point of view

By textbook definition, evil is 'What is morally wrong, what hinders the realization of good' (Webster). If that is evil, then what is good? It's 'what is morally excellent, virtuous, well ... These questions were raised due to God's nature: he is said to be all-powerful, all-knowing and all-good. If this is the case, why doesn't he stop evil? And, since people are supposed to be created in ... Philosophers like Socrates and Plato believed evil was a matter of ignorance. Ancient Persians saw good and evil as two principles, 'engaged in a perpetual struggle.'(Collier) In reality, evil is mer ...

(5 pages) 91 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

A Philosophy for all- an analysis of the Tao

in language regular people can understand.ContradictionIn the beginning the Tao gave birth to both good and evil (Ch 5) and along with that came all of the other pairs. In Chapter 36 Lao-tzu discusse ... Tao, the foolish man must laugh at it. This is one example of the duality of the Tao- it needs both good and bad aspects to exist.Another instance in which Lao-tzu uses parallel structure is to explai ...

(5 pages) 156 1 4.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

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

Ray Bradbury

kill at putting his dreams onto paper, andinto books. He dreams dreams of magic and transformation, good and evil, small-town Americaand the canals of Mars. His dreams are not only popular, but durabl ... to project a serious possibility; they aim indeed onlyat the amount of conviction as one gets in a good gripping dream. They have to hold the reader tothe end by art and illusion and not by proof and ...

(5 pages) 45 0 3.0 Jun/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Abuse of Power in" A Clockwork Orange" by Anthony Burgess

The choice between good and evil is a decision every man must make throughout his life in order to guide his actions an ... ome, displays man's power as an individual. Any efforts to control or influence this choice between good and evil will in turn govern man's free will and enslave him. In the novel A Clockwork Orange, ... x, and the first person narrative point of view to prove that without the ability to choose between good and evil, Man becomes powerless as an individual.The symbolism through imagery proves how Alex' ...

(5 pages) 101 0 3.8 Dec/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

"Billy Budd" by Herman Melville

allowed to abide in the presence of God. Once they partook of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, however, they immediately became unclean as well as mortal. In Billy Budd, the author ... directly from this original sin of our first parents: Is it better to be innocent and ignorant, but good and righteous, or is it better to be experienced and knowledgeable? I believe that through this ...

(5 pages) 103 0 3.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American