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War is something that nobody wishes for but unfortunately, the leaders of some superpowers believe that it is necessary when in fact all they are doing is killing the world. The effects of war has had on mankind have had a profound effect as to how the world acts today. Although man has changed drastically, hatred is something that has managed to stay constant no matter where one goes; one could come to the conclusion that hatred is everywhere and there is no escape from it. Unfortunately for the world, this hatred is passed down as the years pass by, thus confirming the Golding’s statement, “Man is inherently evil”. Saying this, humans are the masters of their own fates and history shows that clearly humanity is taking advantage of this fact.
According to SparkNotes, “Rousseau believed modern man’s enslavement to his own needs was responsible for all sorts of societal ills, from exploitation and domination of others to poor self-esteem and depression” (“The Necessity of Freedom”). The philosopher’s intuitive thoughts can be summarized in his quote, “Civilization is a hopeless race to discover remedies for the evils it produces” (“Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes.”) In contrast to Rosseau’s profound beliefs, William Golding suggests that people are brought into the world with darkness lurking deep inside their souls. Humans are wicked by nature, and the powerful regulations of civilization create the strong foundations necessary to contain the gruesome monsters living inside each and every human being. As... ... middle of paper ... ...tays calm and collected while trying to embrace the ideas of civility. Additionally, Simon does not seem to be motivated by violence and killing pigs.
Tacitus’s interpretation of the rulers as fear inflicting people, who were hated posthumously, helps to suggest the idea that terror in history can bring individuals to act or not act. Through his view of the emperors as terrorizing, Ondaatje is able to demonstrate fear as something that enables the shaping of an individual’s personal history. Furthermore, fear drives warfare, conflicts between nations, and even an in... ... middle of paper ... ...y life. The effects of war had forever changed Caravaggio’s personal history because he was unable to escape the habits that were ingrained into his mind throughout the war. Fear, anxiety, survival skills, and habits are four effects that Ondaatje used in “The English Patient” to portray how the cultural history of war impacted Kip and Caravaggio’s personal history as well as their lifestyle.
A simple example of this idea is the axiom that destruction (an intrinsically violent act) is a pre-requisite for creation. Furthermore, myth entails specific, violent acts against the human form as means for purgation and purification. On another level, creation is a violent exploit not only through its relationship to destruction, but also through its relationship to sexuality. The sex act, the animal process of creation, is an act of violence against the female for... ... middle of paper ... ...t regenerate, and his very use of structured myth conveys through contrast Eliot's concern with the utter chaos of modern life. Works Cited Eliot, T. S. The Waste Land and Other Poems.
The Hidden Truth Chris Hedges once said “Violence is a disease, a disease that corrupts all who use it regardless of the cause.” Violence, behavior involving physical force intended to injure, harm, or kill someone or something, as well as aggression, hostile or violent behavior or attitudes toward another, is spreading throughout the globe like a disease, corrupting our modern society. The drastic increase in violent and aggressive behavior in modern society can be attributed directly to the prevalence of drug and alcohol abuse, easy availability of deadly weapons and the limitless exposure to mass media that celebrates these behaviors. Within modern society, one of the primary causes of violence and aggression is the proliferate abuse of drugs and alcohol. According to Daniel Sonkin’s research, statistics stipulate a large percentage of individuals who have a problem with violence are under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Of those individuals, over two-thirds become violent while under the influence of these substances.
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This has been seen in society through the sickening acts committed by radical groups such as ISIS who kill innocent people so they can strike fear into the innocent. Without regarding these acts of evil society would be at risk of breaking down completely. This clearly proves that acts of evil will lead to the end of civilisation