The Nature of Perspective

1370 Words Feb 19th, 2018 5 Pages
There is no evil in the world because evil is only a matter of perspective. Once one’s body is outside of a situation, our mind analyzes the past and changes perspective. In many occasions, evil refers to people who strive in order to reach perfection in an imperfect world. Everyone has the ability to be good, but when the human’s soul is in search for perfection, people make errors that teach them or her to behave righteous. By realizing the subjective consciousness of the reality, humans tend to change their point of view and develop a new one. In Faust, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe introduces the life of a man, Faust, who is a restless striver with the infinite desire of youth and knowledge. Faust makes a pact with Mephistopheles that requires him to sell his soul to the devil in order to be served with magic. After being transform into a young man, he seduces Gretchen; a maiden young girl that suffers after Faust abandons her. Faust introspects his experience and feels remorse for the pain he has caused to Gretchen. Goethe attempts to convey that one of the human soul naturally strive for more, while the other represent the subjective conscious that determine a new judgment on the experience.
Faust has become a man of prestige for being an expert in philosophy, medicine, law, and theology. He has acquired everything that interested him, yet he seeks for more. Faust is in despair because he feels as if he was trapped by the limitation of human…
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