Greater of the Two Evils While reading the tragic story of Romeo and Juliet, one can quickly pick up on the immature vibes from the two star-crossed “lovers” but one also learns that’s the fates of two are somehow pushed along by the help of Friar Lawrence’s act of deception. The Friar, with holy genuine intentions, in a way is the cause of the unfortunate events that lead up to the deaths of every dying character, including Romeo and Juliet. By using manipulative tactics, the Friar is able to provide refuge for Romeo and deceive Juliet’s parents. As much as one can hope for the escape plan to work, it just falls apart. When commotion stirs at the Capulet mausoleum and the watch arrives, Friar Lawrence confesses, “I am the greatest, able to do least, Yet most suspected, as the time and place...” (V, 3). It’s ironic because Friar’s attempt at ending the feud between the two families does work but not in the way he thought it would, instead things take a turn for the absolute worse. The deception was ultimately a good thing even though it did some harm. Another example of deception’s good force can be found in the Odyssey. Odysseus finds himself and his men trapped in a Cyclopes’ cave by no fault but his own. He uses clever mind tricks to deceive the one-eyed monster and save his and his surviving men’s lives. He might’ve also done harm but it was for a worthy goal. It’s the greater of two evils. Even children’s movies spotlight a form of deception that in the long run restore the good behind the unpleasant deed. "Be prepared for the murkiest scam,
The Problem of Evil
One of the most interesting questions in the world is, “If a God exists, why is there evil in the world?” Most people respond with, “If God created the universe and us, then there should not be evil in the world,” when asked about God or any other powerful being. The problem of evil is also believed to be the cause of Atheism, and I do believe that there is a solution for this. The problem of evil is not a correct argument.
The arguments from evil state that if there…
The capacity for humans to do good and evil portrayed in the novels To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and Lord of the Flies by William Golding (title subject to change)
It is generally known that human beings have the power and the means to help and love one another as well as the complete opposite in hatred and destruction. These two novels deal with the theme of good vs. evil in their own respective ways. One concentrates on the affect of discrimination and negligence and naivety that allows…
IMAGE TWO- AMON GOTH IS HUNG
A. This frame represents two things; the hanging of Amoth Geoth and the triumph of good over evil. This takes place at the end of the film, after the war has ended and the discrimination finishes, with this frame comes the end of all the horror. Amoth represents the evil and the discrimination in the film, he is hung to the death and power is restored to the greater good of civilization.
B. Spielberg has in cooperated a long shot with an eye level angle in this…
The Metamorphoses: Why Jupiter’s feelings that humans are evil is misled and hypocritical.
“And I reckon them that are good must suffer for it the same as them that are bad.”― William Faulkner. Faulkner’s ideology is prevalent in the story The Metamorphoses, by Ovid, as the poet tells of the god Jupiter destroying all man kind (except for Deucalion and Pyrrha) because of the actions of one, Lycaon. Ovid describes Jupiter's destruction as an effort to protect all the gods who do not…
Evil will always be in this world and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. People killing one another for food and money because they feel there is no other way to deal with poverty. Also countries declaring war on each other for political views or resources. There are even groups such as the militia that believe anyone who does not follow the Islamic ways should be punished by death. This is only a short list of evil that goes on around the world. In my opinion…
Poland and parts of France had witch trials.
Witches were prosecuted mainly based on gender prejudice, fallacious accusations, and personal gain.
Kramer and Sprenger, two Dominican monks, believed,”a greater number of witches is found in
the fragile feminine sex than among men.” Women were seen as,”naturally more impressionable” and
could become much more susceptive to evil spirits. Johannes Junius, the mayor of Bamberg, describes
how those accused of witchcraft, mostly women, were forced to accept charges against them…
Good vs. Evil
Whether you believe in any specific god or religion, since the beginning of times there has been a fight between good and evil. The Bible makes mention of this fight when the world was created. “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.” I personally believe the fight between good and evil resides within us all…
and also other materials with the same content.
First, Harry Potter is not accepted because witchcraft is not embraced since it is usually an evil practice. Christians have addressed the issue demanding that the books and other materials be banned from schools and in the libraries where people easily access them. Christianity and witchcraft are on two very different ends. We all know that Christianity advocates for what is right and condemns what is wrong. Magic and witchcraft are against what…
greatest being possible.
2. A being who fails to exist in the actual world (while existing in other possible worlds) is less perfect than a being who exists in all possible worlds.
Hence, God exists, necessarily.
“maybe an ant cant conceive of a greater creature than an anteater, but that doesn’t mean that anteaters are the most perfect possible beings.
Aquinas-all PKG god.
((((1. Motion. Objects in motion are moved by other objects. Causes must precede effects. No infinite…
memorial, Holocaust Museum Houston also serves to educate people on the dangers of evil and prejudice, as their motto and slogan is “Stop hate. Starting here.” Using the lesson of the Holocaust and other mass genocides, the Museum teaches the dangers of hatred, prejudice, and apathy. There is the ever present lesson that if these evils are ever thrown out of control again, the image of another mass genocide of even greater proportion than the Holocaust may become reality.
The Museum’s permanent exhibit…