whats good without evil Essay

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Without Evil What’s Good
     “If my devils are to leave me, I am afraid my angels will take flight as well.” Rainer Maria Rilke wrote this to explain the nature of humanity. He expressed his views on human behavior and how humans think. Without evil, one does not know exactly what goodness is. Everyone possesses good and evil qualities. For they are balanced and create stability in everyone. If the one doesn’t exist then humans would not be able to differentiate or comprehend whether their actions are right or wrong. In our nature life always presents two sides of a situation therefore, making us act and think the way we do every day.
     In the beginning of the novel Lord of the
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They seemed to speak his language, although he didn’t understand why they didn’t understand him. Grendel wants to be friends with the men, although being a descendent of Cain, he decides to attack the mead hall instead. His evil monster side was that he wanted to kill and destroy the humans. He felt guilty at first when he did this, but discovered this is what he was meant to do to these people. When Grendel killed a man he knew it was bad because he had that good quality within him. The Dragon, who told Grendel that he was born a monster and therefore must be the monster and kill, influenced Grendel’s evil side. Whether the men were nice or not it was his destiny to be a monster. He wanted to be good, although he felt he needed to be evil. One needs both qualities in order to distinguish between them.
     In contrasting views, there could be two different ideas symbolizing the nature of humans. The two poems by William Blake, “The Lamb” and “The Tyger”, represent the dual nature of humanity. “The Lamb,” although a simple poem, has a very deep meaning. For instance, the “lamb” shows innocence with words such as “delight”, “child”, and “tender voice”. The lamb is compared to an angelic figure. On the other hand, “The Tyger,” is expressed to be devilish with words such as “fire”, “hammer”, “chain”, and “furnace”. The Tyger asked God, “Did he who made the

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