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Good and Evil - how do two Modern Classic Texts, The Lord of the Flies and The Crucible, reflect real life contemporary issues?
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ARE HUMANS BORN INHERENTLY EVIL
IS THERE SUCH THING AS MORAL GOODNESS
HOW DO THE TEXTS STUDIED IN CLASS REFLECT REAL LIFE CONTEMPORY ISSUES
There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it - Buddha. Humanity's thinking is conditioned by the ideals of the society around it. In order to run functionally the masses of society must support and uphold society's ideals. So society names acceptable, or encouraged, ideals good and the actions society disallows or forbids are called evil. Every day we see atrocious acts committed on the news. Even when the world condemns acts of evil they still occur, One then wonders why crimes are committed, whether these sins are an act of nature (that the perpetrator is born with certain evils) or is it instead that society has taught these people to be hateful and commit crimes, with this uncertainty In mind I set about investigating the questions; are humans inherently evil? Is there such thing as 'moral goodness'? And how do two Modern Classic Texts, 'The Lord of the Flies' and 'The Crucible', reflect real life contemporary issues?
The sociological choices within 'The Lord of the
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