• Kant Goodness Richard Cory
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    Kant: Goodness The philosopher I used is Immanuel Kant. He was very practical in his thinking of goodness. A quote of his was 'I ought, therefore I can'. His view was good anything is under good will. He believed good will was the primary goodness, good in its purest form, and that it couldn't be corrupted. Good feelings and good intentions and actions can be interpreted in different ways; man can corrupt these things into evil... even though it still might be good in that man's eyes. What he's...
  • John Proctor Goodness Elizabeth Play
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    THE CRUCIBLE The typical classical hero is high ranking, has admirable traits and dies as a result of some fatal flaw. In The Crucible, Arthur Miller presents John Proctor, as a character who is worthy of being praised as a hero. Though Proctor is not elevated in rank, he does meet the rest of the hero criteria, for he is a very respectable and admirable character whose flaw contributes to his downfall. John Proctor evolves as a hero through several stages. We see him throughout the play surpris...
  • Goodness Luke Merciful Jesus Passage
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    The five of the teach i 8 ngs of Jesus are the following: Be Merciful (Luke 6: 36, Matthew 5: 7, Forgiveness (Luke 6: 37), Seek Goodness (Luke 6: 45), Respect Others (Luke 14: 11), and Be Kind (Luke 6: 31). Be Merciful (Luke 6: 31). "Be merciful just as your father is merciful." (Matthew 5: 7): "Happy are those who are merciful to others; God will be merciful to them." The passage s teaches us mainly about being merciful to our enemy and God will be merciful toward us. Forgiveness of kind especi...
  • Nathan The Wise Human Nature
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    Continually present in Gott hold Lessing's play, Nathan the Wise, is the pursuit for truth. In particular, a truth that goes beyond religion, one that reaches to the depths of humanity: human nature's freedom. In his play, Lessing reveals the freedom of human nature among mankind through the bonds of friendship. Furthermore, Lessing conveys an optimistic view of human nature in such a way that left to its own devices, human nature will seek the goodness of mankind and fraternity. Friendship in i...
  • Plato's The Republic Books 6 Through 10
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    Plato's The Republic Books 6 through 10 In books 6 through 10 of Plato's Republic, we see many different discussions on the subject of justice, philosophy, and goodness. The philosopher Socrates has now defined what a philosopher is. His next task is to show that a philosopher is best qualified to be the ruler of a state. A good ruler must surely know what Justice and Goodness are, for he must administer Justice and always act for the good of the community. But a philosopher, as we have seen, ha...
  • Clear View Homer Odysseus Odyssey
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    The Iliad From the beginning of time and continuously through the ages there has always been the struggle between good and evil. Through the Odyssey Homer presents a clear view of both good and evil. Odysseus, the hero and main character of the Odyssey, is portrayed by Homer as the unequivocal essence of goodness and all that is right. Penelope, being the heroes wife, is also depicted by Homer as being purely good. Through Telemachus, Homer once again illustrates a clear view of goodness and all...
  • Beowulf Good Vs Evil Analysis
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    Beowulf the great Anglo-Saxon epic, which was composed around the year 700, presents readers with a glimpse into the life of Anglo-Saxons. Beowulf, written in poetic form, was translated by Burton Rafael. The tone of the epic is somber and relates the achievements of the hero Beowulf. This epic poem displays many contrast between good and evil. Goodness is represented throughout the poem by the characters of Beowulf, King Hrothgar, Wiglaf, and their actions. Beowulf, portraying many good qualit...
  • Turn Of The Screw Is An Allegro
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    The Turn of the Screw Henry James The Turn of the Screw is an incredibly complicated and hard to understand story; it hints at much, but explains little. The fact that the story is open to so many interpretations is, in some ways, the point of the story. The Turn of the Screw is a classic example of the Gothic novel, which depends on a sound concept of evil. The Turn of the Screw can also be considered a good example of an allegorical tale because many of the characters represent greater causes,...
  • Bill Budd Billy John People
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    Herman Melville's Billy Budd is a story about true goodness. It entails the conflict of good and evil, but more than that it portrays innocence in its' most purest form. Innocence is an exploitable commodity. While this is universally recognized, there are many different ways people confront it. Some people choose to embrace and protect it. While others choose to abuse it and corrupt it. Those who choose the latter are evil plain and simple. By making this choice they are reflecting not...
  • Socrates And Agathon Agrees That Love
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    A) Plato's Symposium is a story about a party in which the guests were so sick from continuous parties that instead of drinking at this one party they decide to give stories about love. With the permission of Phaedrus, Socrates has an interesting discussion Agathon instead of a monologue-styled story. Socrates actually starts by giving Agathon a series of questions about love. Socrates goes on to ask Agathon if a father must be father to something in order to be called a father. Then Socrates a...
  • A Clockwork Orange Alex Burgess Goodness
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    Anthony Burgess' novel, A Clockwork Orange has been called shocking, controversial, and horrifying. A Clockwork Orange is controversial, but to focus merely on the physical aspects of the work is time wasted. Burgess is concerned with the issue of ethics. He believes that goodness comes directly from choice; it is better to choose the bad than to be forced into doing the good. For taking away a person's free will is simply turning them into a piece of "clockwork"; a piece of machine containing ...
  • Evil Is The Nature Of Mankind
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    "Evil is the nature of mankind" Every man, at a time in his life, is born knowing evil. Evil constitutes the actions and consequences resorted to man. Men, using their natural instincts, are evil by heart but are taught otherwise. The nurturing love and discipline of others transforms evil men into the pure souls they are. The nature of men is evil. Evil is born with men until they develop a sense of goodness in their hearts. The evil within all men is transformed into this goodness we see beca...
  • Aristotle Vs Plato True Goodness
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    Aristotle vs. Plato Excellence is a function which renders excellent the thing of which it is a function is Plato's definition of virtue. What does this definition really mean though? Plato and Aristotle both had their own unique arguments devoted to the topic at hand, and their own ways of describing what virtue really is. Defining virtue may seem to be an easy taste, but to truly understand the arguments behind the definition can prove to be very challenging. Before discussing virtue, the sole...
  • Great Expectations True Goodness
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    Great Expectations by: Charles Dickens In the book Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, the dominant theme is that true goodness and the value of goodness comes from inside a person, not their standing in society, or their wealth. There are some characters in the book who were aware of this, while there are some who tied to find out the hard way. Those who found out the hard way lead very difficult lives, and those who knew this truth, led more peaceful, and fulfilling lives. The main characte...
  • Ethics Of Goodness Patient Medical Law
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    The Fourteenth Amendment in the Constitution states: No state shall deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law. One specific case shows the extreme debate over this Amendment and the countless ethical questions that arise from this Amendment. On January 11, 1983 Nancy Cruzan was in a serious car accident and was found face down on the ground. She had suffered significant oxygen deprivation, which severely damaged her brain. Brain damage of this severity is irre...
  • Lord Love Light Find
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    This is all written from one night having the desire to write about the truth. God has worked many way's in my life, and one after another I keep finding myself being guided by God's love. I look up at my Lord and what I find there is faith, love, light, kindness, goodness, hope, glory, greatness, peace, victory, and much more that I can sit here all night and write down the goodness I find as I look up to my lord. I love you Jesus, and I worship you with all my strength, and bow down at your fe...
  • Cinderella Variations Physically Beautiful
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    The French, German and Russian versions of Cinderella have the same basic plot. Each version communicates the same message; goodness produces it's own rewards, despite adversaries. However, each version is unique in communicating the beliefs, values and morals of that culture. The French version proclaims that goodness is rewarded with eventual happiness, through physical and inner beauty. Cinderella was internally beautiful but unhappy with her stepfamily. Cinderella's clothes had hidden her ph...
  • Creatures And Simon Light Water Imagery
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    Essay: Lord of the Flies The environment and organisms in a situation can parallel other people and circumstances through extensive imagery, or sense appealing descriptions. At times this correspondence may be found in a spiritual way. In particular, the depiction of light does portray a feeling of holiness or sacredness. By examining the last four paragraphs of Chapter Nine, "A View to Death," in Lord of the Flies, William Golding makes clear the use of light imagery to suggest the apotheosis o...
  • Theory Of Idea God Plato Ideas
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    Aristoltes Refutation Of Plato's Theory Of IdeasAristoltes Refutation Of Plato's Theory Of Ideas ARISTOTLE'S REFUTATION OF PLATO'S THEORY OF IDEAS ARGUMENTS FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD Aristotle refutes Plato's Theory of Ideas on three basic grounds: that the existence of Ideas contradicts itself by denying the possibility of negations; that his illustrations of Ideas are merely empty metaphors; and that they theory uses impermanent abstractions to create examples of perception. Though the theory i...
  • Aristotle Aristotles Refutation Assumes That God
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    ARISTOTLE'S REFUTATION OF PLATO'S THEORY OF IDEAS Aristotle refutes Plato's Theory of Ideas on three basic grounds: that the existence of Ideas contradicts itself by denying the possibility of negations; that his illustrations of Ideas are merely empty metaphors; and that they theory uses impermanent abstractions to create examples of perception. Though the theory is meant to establish concrete standards for the knowledge of reality, Aristotle considers it fraught with inconsistencies and believ...