Essays Tagged: "Good Deeds"

This essay argues that Machiavelli was not evil, but a patriotic citizen.

There is good reason to believe that Machiavelli taught evil. One has only to open the book to find Machiavel ... ed. . ."(9), and in Chapter 19 he states, "And here one should note that hatred is acquired through good deeds as well as bad ones . . . a prince who wants to maintain his state is often forced not to ...

(7 pages) 170 0 3.8 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Analytical paper on the tragic figure of Lancelot in T.H White's "Once And Future King"

's adulthood was spent trying to overcompensate for this ugliness by performing Herculean feats and good deeds. And the twilight years of his life were spent in remorse for the bad things he had done. ... kept him alone. He had no childhood friends, nobody to relate to, nobody to tell him that he was a good person. Consequently, his misgivings about himself took a firm root. Finally, Lancelot was fill ...

(7 pages) 30 0 3.5 Apr/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Loss of Innocence in Dante's "Inferno" and John Milton's "Paradise Lost". This essay compares the representations of the good of the world between these two epic poems and the real world.

The world was created as a place in which joy, cheer, and good deeds cold be shared by fellow neighbors. The beginning of this loss of innocence first took pl ... k place when Adam and Eve committed sin by eating the apples from the Tree of Knowledge. The end of good is illustrated in the stories, Paradise Lost, by John Milton, and The Inferno, by Dante Alighie ... Lost, by John Milton, and The Inferno, by Dante Alighieri.In Milton's Paradise Lost, the world was good, and everything was enjoyful for Adam and Eve, until Satan came to earth and told Eve that she ...

(2 pages) 60 0 2.3 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

"Women and Judaism" is about women's place in Orthodox society, and whether or not they are treated as inferiors

stay at home and take care of the house and children. They do not do many of the religious mizvot (good deeds) that men do. Women are also made to dress modestly, and cover their heads. This does not ...

(9 pages) 124 0 4.5 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Dying To Be Greek, a 4 page argumentative essay discussing why fraternities and Greek life should be banned from college campuses.

went a little bit too far. Fraternities used to be a place where men could bond as brothers and do good deeds for the community, some of which still happens, but now they've turned into huge party ho ...

(4 pages) 72 0 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

"Beowul Part One" He saves a neighboring people from a monster, Grendel, eventually becomes the king of his own people, and dies defending them from a dragon.

as found an orphan.He prospered under the skyuntil people everywherelistened when he spoke.He was a good king!Shield had a son,child for his yard,sent by Godto comfort the people,to keep them from fea ... they're still youngso that when they're oldpeople will support themin time of war.A man prospersby good deedsin any nation.Shield died at his fated hour,went to God still strong.His people carried hi ...

(13 pages) 52 2 2.9 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

Smurfettes, cant smurf with them, cant smurf without them (this essay is about sexism in childrens television, specifically the smurfs)

ying messages. It has always tried to express strong moral values by depicting acts of kindness and good deeds for one another. These little creatures were cute and loveable. Now that I am more educat ...

(4 pages) 51 1 4.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Similarities between Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin

h Hitler and Stalin were both military geniuses although their evils tend to heavily outweigh their good deeds. They were both expert propogandists and were amoral and willing to do whatever they coul ... d willing to do whatever they could to better their country, they were also both quite paranoid and good strategists.Their expert propoganda skills came into play to allow them to both attain and keep ...

(2 pages) 18784 1 3.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > German History

Is Erasmus a Faithful Roman Catholic of his days based on the reading of The Praise of Folly?, and include a statement as to what you mean by "Faithful".

ollow every law that the Church has put in effect, live a life according to the Gospels, and commit good deeds as often as one can. A contrary view of this would be if one believed that Jesus Christ i ... away from the idea that what you eat during Lent is more important than loving one's neighbor. What good were indulgences to those who did not mend their ways? What good were the good deeds that every ...

(5 pages) 29 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Is Nietzsche's view of morality better for us than Kant's?

hand, in the book "Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals," by Immanuel Kant, he states that being good should be the purpose of life. Kant says that if one is happy, he is more likely to fulfill his ... pose of life. Kant says that if one is happy, he is more likely to fulfill his duty, which is to do good deeds. Kant's view of morality is better for us than Nietzsche's argument.Nietzsche remarks "To ...

(4 pages) 120 1 4.5 Jun/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Analysis of the knight the plowman and the physician in The Cantebury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Great, the Good, and the Greedy Geoffrey Chaucer's classic, The Canterbury Tales, has great characters i ... the modern day. The Knight built his character around loyalty to his king and performing all good deeds including being chivalrous and courteous to all. During the Prologue, characteristics suc ... s life by beliefs of helping others, working as hard as possible, paying church tithes, and being a good Christian. With these traits he and anyone else can excel in life as happy and successful indiv ...

(4 pages) 20 1 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucher

Doing Good vs. Helping

Doing good deeds for people does not always lead to beneficial results. Even if something is done with goo ... re and actually cause damage. There is a large dependency on what the person doing the deed sees as good. Also, deeds done with good intentions do not always result in wholly good outcomes. Actions ca ... eing. In this, point of view is the key factor in deciding whether or not the action taken is truly good. Giving starving people food from an animal they held sacred would achieve a similar result. If ...

(3 pages) 20 0 1.7 Jan/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Laylat al-Qadr is a holy night. All nights of Ramadan are holy nights but Laylat al-Qadr is the holiest night of this holy month.This essay is influenced by Islamic beliefs.

uran, Chapter 97]""Night of Power" is a way of Allah describing this powerful night. One can attain good deeds ( sevap) by means of this night because its value is more than one thousand months of wor ... is very important to all Muslims for Allah to remove these sins and so we can receive thousands of good deeds.For that reason, we should attend to worship on that night as our Beloved Prophet (s) dir ...

(2 pages) 20 0 4.2 Mar/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Stephen Kumalo and James Jarvis tied to a theme in Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

ith can provide strength to those who are worthy and deserving of it and to be used for the greater good. When his brother, John, allows the power of voice that he wields over the others, Stephen goes ... sed and purified, that love is greater than force" (246). Kumalo warns that those who attempt to do good deeds but have even the slightest taint of evil within themselves will allow themselves to turn ...

(4 pages) 27 0 3.7 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

What elements of Chinese Buddhist Miracle tales provide insights into popular conception do you see deriving from Buddhist belief, and what appear to be indigenous to Chinese.

lready had their ideas of retribution before Buddhism even came to China. The Chinese believed that good deeds led to reward, and evil deeds led to punishment. One's actions often determined the fate ... tegrated with the indigenous conceptions of retribution. People even believed that someone could do good deeds, such as recite sutras, for the benefit of a family member who recently passed away. They ...

(3 pages) 26 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism


uses on the importance of behaving virtuously and developing virtue rather than committing specific good actions. He emphasizes the importance of context to ethical behavior because what might be righ ... . Aristotle believed that happiness is the end of life and that as long as a person is striving for goodness, good deeds will result from that struggle, making the person virtuous and therefore happy. ...

(7 pages) 29 0 1.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Short story about a man who gives everything up.

e rest of his possessions that he couldn't be sold or better that nobody would buy, he gave away to goodwill, a non-profit company whose good deeds live up to their name. All the money that Peter rais ... which he thought was like a ticket for the paradise. Days before the final day to leave he said his good byes for all his friends and family; however, he didn't mention to them that he was not plannin ...

(2 pages) 22 0 3.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Admission Essay

tant source of support in all of the decisions I have made, and Zoroastrianism's three basic tenets-good words, good deeds, and good thoughts-have been my guiding principles in life. Not only do I try ... be the best that I can be in all aspects of my life. I saw early the doors and opportunities that a good education can open up; thus, I particularly tried hard to do well in school.Another important e ...

(2 pages) 189 0 3.2 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Paul's Letter to the Galatians

n argument states that a man is justified with God by faith in Christ and not by the performance of good deeds, ritual observances, and the like. Through careful examination of "The Letter of Paul to ... ever acted in another.Paul points this out in chapter six of his letter:As many as desire to make a good showing in the flesh, these try to compel you to be circumcised, only that they may not suffer ...

(5 pages) 47 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Development of Traditions

evelopments of traditions. For example, in India, a tradition known as Karma persuaded people to do good deeds so that in their next life they would be acknowledged with a better life. In comparison, ... under control and unified. For example, in India, a tradition known as Karma persuaded people to do good deeds so that in their next life they would be acknowledged with a better life. This is importa ...

(2 pages) 46 1 1.0 May/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History