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  • Evil Action
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    PROBLEM OF EVIL One of the major arguments proposed against the existence of God in contemporary western philosophy is the problem of evil. It is based upon the inability to reconcile the magnitude of evil in the world with the all-loving nature of God. John Hick describes the problem from the perspective of its proponent, "If God is perfectly loving, God must wish to abolish all evil; and if God is all-powerful, God must be able to abolish all evil. But evil exists; therefore God cannot be both...
  • Un Man And The Green Lady
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    Dr. KitchelEthics 2314'Imputable Acts in Regards to the Fate of a World' An act is called imputable when the person committing the act is in possession of both knowledge and consent in regards to the action at hand. Imputability is a thing that is always completely possessed or completely not possessed by a person. Imputability causes accountability. Accountability has degrees upon which it is based and these degrees depend on whether or not the person was influenced by some modifier of either t...
  • Mankind's Struggle Between Good And Evil
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    In his novel, East of Eden, John Steinbek incorporates a rather hackneyed motif: Mankind's struggle between Good and Evil. Steinbek, in indirect defense of his work's central theme, claims that this perpetual battle is truly the only human story worth telling: "We have only one story. All novels, all poetry, are built on the never-ending contest in ourselves of good and evil. I think this is the only story we have, and it occurs on all levels of feeling and intelligence". The story of good and e...
  • Effect Of One's Past Karma
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    Karma When people are happy and contented, they tend to take life for granted. It is when they suffer, when they find life difficult, that they begin to search for a reason and a way out of their difficulty. They may ask, why some are born in poverty and suffering, while others are born in fortunate circumstances Some people believe that it is due to fate, chance, or an invisible power beyond their control. The Buddha taught that one's present condition, whether of happiness or suffering, is the...
  • Man Evil Conformity
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    A great man once remarked "All men are created equal". Well that observation was correct, except that mankind is only equal in the eyes of moral judgment. Here I will show how man is inherently evil, but not at his request. There can be a wide spectrum of emotions that mankind can display, but these days the dominant traits are greed and hatred. Emotions and environmental stimuli dictate our actions. Every action we display has been impacted upon by some other outside force, be it another person...
  • Differences Between Adela Strangeworth And Emily Grierson
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    Shelly Moy N. Regan ENG 122 AL September 19, 2002"Evil: A Host of Happiness " In the short stories "A Rose For Emily", by William Faulkner and "The Possibility of Evil", by Shirley Jackson both authors create similar characters and settings that illustrate daring images of evil. Both Emily Grierson and Adela Strangeworth are women who share similar characteristics yet pose completely different motives. Their stories take place in close-knit towns, which play essential roles in their motives for ...
  • Occurence Of Miss Pross And Madame Defarge
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    By: Renee Frailty Charles Dickens promotes heroism and evil acts in A Tale of Two Cities like the revolutionists promoted vengeance in France. Dickens wrote of many actions to choose, but the main performances displayed are easily recognized in the novel. In this story, good and evil come face to face many times, and they counter-attack each other in very simple ways. The first act of heroism to be discussed is the fact that Charles Darnay, an exile from France, chose to return to Paris to relie...
  • Marlowe's Doctor Faustus Evil
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    Portrayal of Evil In the allegory The Faerie Queen, by Edmund Spenser, evil is depicted primarily as character. In Doctor Faustus, by Christopher Marlowe and Everyman written by an anonymous author, evil is depicted as an action. In The Faerie Queen, Spenser creates an allegory: The characters of his far-off, fanciful Faerie Land are meant to have a symbolic meaning in the real world. The main theme of Book I is the idea that our native virtue must be augmented or transformed if it is to become ...
  • Due To Kurtz's Inner Darkness
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    Contrasting Marlow and Kurtz and the Theme of Evil In 'Heart of Darkness " It can be said that a certain degree of darkness lies within every person, but this darkness will not surface unless given the correct environment. Thedarkness, however, can emerge and ultimately destroy the person if not checked by reason. If one's inner darkness does surface, the victim then is given the opportunity to reach a point in personal growth, and to gain a sense of self-knowledge from it. That is, when one's d...
  • Bad Action On Abel
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    DEFEATING EVIL WHILE BECOMING ONE Human nature, some say its what elevates us to a higher plain of consciousness, what separates us from animals. Others, however, say that human nature is the exact thing that holds us back, keeps us from evolving. Man is such a complex animal, full of contradictions and inconsistencies; it seems impossible for us to fully understand man's nature. But we all agree that we live our whole lives trying to fulfill our objectives. Someone's objective is being rich and...
  • Evil Edmund Displays In The Play
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    Shakespeare's King Lear is a story of treachery and deceit. The villainy of the play knows no bounds. Family lines are ignored in an overwhelming quest for power. This villainy is epitomized in the character of Edmund, bastard son of the Earl of Gloucester. Terms to describe Edmund might include young, ambitious, evil, manipulative, calculating, power-hungry, cruel, hateful and deceitful. Through Edmund's actions, words and the opinions of the other players the audience comes to an understanding...
  • Friendship Of Sula And Nel
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    Toni Morrison's "Sula" is an eloquent discussion of the nature of evil. The story follows the lives of two black female friends, presents differing views on evil. On one hand, we have society's conventional view of evil represented by the character of Nel and also seen in the Bottom's disapproval of Sula. The other view of evil is seen through the character of Sula and through her actions which conflict with traditional society. The friendship of Sula and Nel is the means by which the author con...
  • Evil Villain
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    Throughout time there has always been good and evil, a hero and a villain, however, the meaning of the word villain is often used without knowing the word,'s true meaning. Villains come in all shapes and sizes but all of them have several common but distinct characteristics that define them as villains. There actually are several types of villains. There is the stereotypical and comic book type villain and the normal every day villain. All villains are cruel to innocents, strive to make others f...
  • Society's View Of Ned Kelly
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    GOOD and EVIL Human nature in Our Sunshine Ned Kelly, was he born evil, or was it society which made him into Australia's most renowned thief? The term evil is an ambiguous one, however it is clear that Ned Kelly was the product of a savage unrelenting biased society. It is this one same society, which has made him both a hero and a villain. Dre we has confronted this question by effectively juxtaposing Ned's actions, beliefs, and past. In one instance we have the society's view of him, the inde...

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