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Wesline Mondestin Great Books I Dr. Perkus Midterm Exam October 17, 2010 The Stories of Friedrich Nietzsche, Leo Tolstoy and Charles Johnson Although Nietzsche in “On Evil guilt and Power” power is a state of neither good nor bad however, power is used to dictate the good, bad, and evil. In Charles Johnson in “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice the only way to obtain power, is though learning the teaching of Rubin, the apprentice who saved his dad’s life. demonstrate how gaining power has caused evil. Allan was a sorcery in the making who never intended to use his magic on an evil way. The young apprentice problem was he was too eager and lost himself during the learning of practicing white magic. For Leo Tolstoy in “After the…show more content…
But in the “Sorcerer’s Apprentice Allan however was very controlling during his first teaching by Rubin. It was like he forcing himself to obtain powers that he doesn’t even yet know how to use. In Tolstoy “After the Ball, Ivan want to take control of his mind, but he could not reconcile this perception of the colonel with dirty soldiers torturing innocent lives. “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Allan had no control when the demons came for him. His power got corrupted because he didn’t know how to use his power to fight off evil. For Nietzsche, in “Evil Guilt and Power said that power can be used for doing good but, it is when people seek absolute power that tends to be corrupt. Power is a constant struggle for a person to have when they don’t know how to separate the good from evil. In Tolstoy “After the Ball” proved how the colonel power was overlooked by Ivan and his daughter Varenka. His uncertainty about whether if the torturing of the tartar was an evil crime, then the colonel used his power to act evil. The colonel power was just as corrupted as when Allan performed the healing of Ester Peters in, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice because his master Rubin told him he could not see him do it again. In Tolstoy “After the Ball” Ivan tries to concentrate on things that would support the soldiers and not view it as evil, but his mind and soul knows the truth. In “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” Allan knew that becoming a sorcery was about patience and devotion. What
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