' Their Heaviest Burden ' : Fear, Upbringing And Moral Supremacy As Societal Divisors

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Thomas Maye
Mrs. Plackowski
AP Language and Composition G
6 June 2015
“Their Heaviest Burden”: Fear, Upbringing and Moral Supremacy as Societal Divisors Throughout history, philosophers have debated the nature of man as good or evil, and the texts To Kill a Mockingbird, James Whale’s Frankenstein (1931), and Vietnam War memoir The Things They Carried all detail this philosophical debate. It is argued that man is inherently of one moral fiber or another, predispositioned towards one nature or another. However, this argument is shallow and does not address what forms evil in the first place. As shown in To Kill a Mockingbird, James Whale’s Frankenstein (1931), and The Things They Carried, man is not born a monster. The surrounding
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