10. “Take faith in God, my child,” my grandfather said and he held her close, “He will return them safely. The war is terrible, the wars have always been terrible. They take the boys away from the fields and orchards where they should be, they give them guns and tell them to kill each other. It is against the will of God” (49.1).
Through the whole story comes the theme of war as a terrible mistake mankind. It brings death, pain, blood, sweeping away in its path state and the nation. Its victims are simply people for whom the war is unnatural, but by the will of a handful of patients mentally and physically tyrants they are involved in the lethal effect called war. In human war erased all the social, there is only animal fear, causing the fight to preserve his life.
The book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is often associated with a various number of themes such as racism, social inequality, the importance of family values, and much more. But one of the more hidden messages of the book centers around the idea that there is a coexistence of good and evil. This theme is really brought to life the more the reader is able to understand the book. Through sub themes such as coming of age, perspective, and intense characterization of many important characters the idea of good and evil is really brought to light.
Kurt Vonnegut is able to put a man’s face on war in his short story, “All the King’s Horse ”, and he exemplifies that in a time of war, the most forgotten effect on nations is the amount of innocent lives lost in meaningless battle due to unjust rulers fighting each other against a nation’s will. As Americans, we are oblivious to the fact that we have people fighting every day for our country. In addition, we ignore the fact that we do a lot of collateral damage and hurt innocent people unintentionally in order to get what we want. Vonnegut shows the reader in Pi Ying’s own sadistic way of demonstrating how he feels about war brings attention to the point that war, while unruly and cruel, is nothing
War is a conflict between two sides, where the victor is decided by the last man standing. However, in the two sides there is no distinct “good or bad guy”. In the novel Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers it reveals the idea of how individuals involved in war often change, where it can change a perspective of fighting for a nation to fighting for your comrades. This is revealed through the character Richie Perry.
“My conscience told me to run, but some irrational and powerful force was resisting, like a weight pushing me towards war (49).” “I did not want people to think badly of me. Not my parents, not my brother or sister, not even the folks at Gobler Café (49).” These men were stuck between a rock and a hard place, and this was the case in many aspects of war, not
The humanization of the enemy also depicted anti-war in that it allowed us to see how leaders in political power could order war and gain all the benefits from winning, yet rarely partook in actual combat or felt the everlasting grief and pain it caused. While on the other hand these young soldiers were the ones who suffered and sacrificed all for no gain. “A word of command has made these silent figures our enemies; a word of command might transform
Prior to this quote, O’Brien questions how one generalizes war. With this long, incredibly broad description of war, it is clear that the true essence of war cannot be described. All of the words that are used to describe war are contradictory. War for each individual person can be different. Just as O’Brien introduces the idea that “war is grotesque,” he also states that “war is also beauty” (O’Brien 77). Thus, war can be interpreted in a myriad of ways, allowing each individual to take away a different perception of war.
Does the problem of evil pose a challenge for theists and the existence of God? The problem of evil argues that there is so much suffering in the world that an all-good and all powerful God would not allow such suffering to exist. Therefore, a God with those characteristics does not exist. Unless the suffering is necessary for an adequate reason. Some people argue that suffering is necessary for there to be good and for us to able to understand what good is. In this paper, I will argue that suffering does not need to exist in order for good to exist, because the existence of good does not depend on suffering. I will then argue that good and suffering are not logical opposites. Finally, I will conclude that since evil is not justified, then the God that we defined does not exist.
. . . May intelligence, warm sympathy and affection guide us safely through a future pregnant with possibilities for much good or for evil more hellish than any yet known. (Steele,
Everyday there seems to be new conflicts arising around the world. Today’s men and women are gaining the courage to enlist, to protect our country, from our veterans who were so brave in the past. They set a path of courage, bravery, and strength for who become
Alan Moore’s V for Vendetta, William Shakespeare’s Richard III, and John Garder’s Grendel _______ The topic of evil and from where it originates is one that cannot be proven through factual evidence, and so rather is a notion that exists only in the thoughts of each individual, allowing him or her to possess unique beliefs that affect the way he or she lives.
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a novel about a man named Henry Jekyll who