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Good and Evil in The Devil and Tom Walker

- Good and Evil in The Devil and Tom Walker   The concept of evil in the short story "The Devil and Tom Walker" can be shown in many ways, by Irvings' symbolism. In the short story, Tom Walker symbolizes all of mankind by portraying him as being "sinful" and evil. When there is an intent to destroy, then we get a different level of hatred. We see that good vs. evil has been a theme that is ubiquitous in many writings. The story "The Devil and Tom Walker" is a story about a man who lives an immoral life of greed....   [tags: The Devil and Tom Walker]

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Good or Evil

- Good or Evil. The topic of this journal, is one that has caused much debate for a long time. Are we inherently good or evil at birth, or are we nurtured to be so. Many people believe that we have a natural tendency to be evil. Others think we are born good. To make thing a little bit clearer, I will give my definitions of what “good” and “evil” mean in this journal. “Good” as explained later, means “obeys rules and ethics of society over several centuries”. “Evil” means, “deliberate, or ignorant actions against rules of society”....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Christians' Beliefs About the Origins of Good and Evil

- Christians' Beliefs About the Origins of Good and Evil Good and evil are two very different and very powerful things. In Christianity God is the representation of good, truth and love whilst Satan, the fallen angel, is the representation for evil, hatred and depression. God is described using words like purity, truth and light. God is love concerned with serving others and not causing harm or pain. God was the creator of the universe. As God is so perfect he had to share what he already had....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Good and Evil in The Horses

- Good and Evil in The Horses The concepts of good and evil resonate throughout the work of the Scottish poet Edwin Muir. In Muir’s important poem “The Horses,” guilt and innocence, good and evil, are also in the plainest view. But the poem is not sabotaged artistically because of it, as so many such poems are. “The Horses” is about the unexpected return, after an apocalypse, of new horses that restore the “long lost archaic companionship” with the surviving humans. The narrator condemns the “old bad world” that wreaked the damage: Barely a twelvemonth after The seven days war that put the world to sleep, Late in the evening the strange horses came....   [tags: Horses]

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Young Good Brown: the Battle between Good and Evil

- Young Goodman Brown is a holy man, with a repressed wish inside of him to explore the unknown. This wish came to him through a dream and changed the rest of his life dramatically. The story "Young Goodman Brown" by Nathaniel Hawthorne shows us the possible outcomes of Young Goodman Brown's decision to explore into the forest to find the unknown. Hawthorne also uses symbols in the story to represent good and evil. It is a story about a man whose true identity prevailed and destroys him from the inside out....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Billy Budd - Good And Evil

- In the play Billy Budd, the author, Hermann Melvinne, creates two conflicting character personalities which are portrayed as good and evil. John Claggart (Master-At-Arms) tries to destroy Billy Budd because he is jealous of Billy’s reputation and acceptance among the crew. There is also a conflict involving Captain Vere when he is forced to decide on the fate of Billy Budd after he kills Claggart. Billy is a handsome, young sailor, new to the ship and eager to impress. Billy becomes very popular with the crew....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Good and Evil in Quinn's Ishmael

- Human beings are destroying the world. It's a fact we all know. Pollution is abundant, we chop down rain forests, we kill our own kind, we steal, lie, and cheat, and the list could go on and on. Daniel Quinn believes that this destruction comes from something more extreme than just the notion to survive. In his novel, Ishmael, Quinn believes that the problems facing humanity are do to man's knowledge of good and evil.      Man's knowledge of good and evil gives us the power to rule the world any way we please....   [tags: Daniel Quinn essays research papers]

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Good and Evil in Robert Frost's Poetry

- Our world is founded on good and evil. Humans have grabbed hold of these abstract principles, interpreted them into foundations of government and religion. But there is still a powerful need to understand good and evil, to know whether our world is controlled by gods and goddess, animals, the sun, every single human on earth or nothing at all. With so many ways to interpret our existence, there are billions of ideas, ranging from the inanely simple to the thoroughly convoluted. But Robert Frost’s theory, published in the early 1900s, remains one of the most compelling....   [tags: Poetry Analysis, Poem Analysis, Poem, Poets]

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Computer Fanatics - Good or Evil?

- Computer Fanatics - Good or Evil. Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Charles Manson, and David Koresh were all fanatics of some nature. These fanatics did not have a helpful side effect for people but caused death and one of them a World War. Fanatics don’t all have to be bad though some fanatics helped our way of life or increased it with entertainment. Such fanatics like Michael Jordan and Larry Bird have made basketball a more enjoyable sport to watch. A fanatic is a person with an extreme and uncritical enthusiasm or zeal....   [tags: essays papers]

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On the Battlefield with Good and Evil and Examples in Literature

- ... evil disputes. In example, is after Cathy has the twins, and she tries to shoot Adam; Adam defended Cathy to the police and said, “I was cleaning my gun, and it went off” (Steinbeck 203). Adam showed how purely good he was by protecting Cathy even though she attacked him. Later in the book, Adam finds Cathy and realizes that she is no longer the woman he fell in love with: not only is she fat, but she had grown uglier with time. Finally, as we can see in the story of Cathy and Adam, “evil must constantly respawn, while good, while virtue, is immortal” (Steinbeck 413)....   [tags: Procrastination, Antagonist]

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Perception of God and Evil by Augustine of Hippo

- Augustine of Hippo (354-430) is among the most influential thinkers in Christianity. He contributed a great number of ideas and notions to Christian theology that would have lasting effect on belief systems in Christian churches. One of his most notable contributions is the notion of “original sin” and his concept of “evil.” These notions evolved over the years. Augustine traces their evolution in his Confessions, a thirteen-volume autobiography he wrote when he was in his forties. An essential part of Confessions is Augustine’s conversion to Christianity and his evolving understanding of good and evil....   [tags: manichaeism, good and evil, christianity]

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Good and Evil Moby Dick

- Good and Evil Moby Dick In Melville’s Moby-Dick, Queegueg and Ahab show distinction between good and evil through the treatment of others, themselves and situations. Although Queequeg is a pagan, he has more Christian attributes than even the most devout Christians on the Pequod. Ahab is not the person that everyone would expect to be the most iniquitous character of them all. Most would say that Moby Dick himself personifies evil however, he has innocent characteristics about him. This is unfair, as is calling Queequeg a savage or saying that Ahab is civilized....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Good and Evil in Goethe's Faust

- Good and Evil in Faust In Faust Goethe shows many of his opinions about good, evil, and religion. Goethe uses characters like The Lord and Gretchen in the early part of the play to set examples of goodness. Goethe uses characters like Mephistopheles to stand for evil. Throughout the play Goethe also uses examples of the church to show how he feels the church works. The concept of good for Goethe is that everyone has the ability to be good and that errors in judgment are what make people bad but if a person keeps striving these mistakes will bring them closer to righteousness....   [tags: Faust Essays]

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Good and Evil in Dracula by Bram Stoker

- What if in between good and evil did not exist. Where would you stand. Today, it is believed that everyone was born with the slightest bit of evil in them. In the Victorian Era, this theory would be considered very wrong, because one would either be all good, or all evil. In Dracula, by Bram Stoker, good versus evil was symbolised throughout the book as two antithetical forces without an in between. By clearly demonstrating the relationship between the dualistic ideas of intuition versus logic, good characters facing figures comparable to the devil, and symbolism within the natural world, Bram Stoker effectively recounts a “holy war” between the antagonistic forces of good and evil....   [tags: evil, good, world, natural]

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Contrast Between Good and Evil in Billy Bud

- Contrast Between Good and Evil in Billy Bud Since the beginning of time, there has always been a tenacious struggle between good and evil. In a particular famous book, The Bible, the continuous clash between good and evil remains evident throughout the work. In Herman Melville's novel, Billy Budd, symbolism, characterization, and irony are put to use to develop the dramatic contrast between good and evil. Symbolism is used to directly contrast good and evil....   [tags: Herman Melville Billy Budd Essays]

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Images of Good and Evil in The Wrong Trousers

- Images of Good and Evil in The Wrong Trousers In this essay I will be writing about the presentational devices which are used to make images of good and evil in Wallace and Gromit 'The Wrong Trousers'. Some of the presentational devices I will be looking at are Framing, Movement, Editing, Sound, Lighting and Language. These devices create both images of good and evil. The first one I will be looking at is framing. This is what's included and excluded in a single shot. There are different types of framing; some of these are extreme close up, long shot, mid shot etc....   [tags: Papers]

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Young Goodman Brown: Good vs Evil

- In Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story "Young Goodman Brown,” the author uses danger and mystery to represent the struggle of good versus evil. Young Goodman Brown journeys into the night and comes to realize an unforgiving truth. Everyone is in danger of abandoning their faith or is inherently evil. Nathaniel Hawthorne has filled this story symbolism, after reading this story the reader may have questions about Young Goodman Browns’ determination to journey towards his evil purpose. Nathaniel Hawthorne implies strong faith can endure but when that faith is destroyed, what view does a person have towards mankind....   [tags: nathanial hawthorne, good, evil]

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Struggle between Good and Evil in The Scarlet Letter and Macbeth

- Struggle between Good and Evil in The Scarlet Letter and Macbeth It is said that “all conflict in literature is, in its simplest form, a struggle between good and evil.” Indeed, the fundamental conflict of human nature is that of darkness and light; and as a mirror to life, the conflicts in literature is not different from those in human nature. The struggle of good and evil is shown in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, which portrays the spiritual battle between and evil man and a sinned minister, as well as the minister’s internal turmoil....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Mankind: Naturally Good or Evil?

- ... It is believed that Jack bullies Piggy because Piggy found the conch shell, which gives Ralph and Piggy more power than Jack. Jack feels that he has to have leadership over everyone else. As a result, Jack will bully Piggy in order to show the rest of the boys that he has control over him and Ralph in hopes that he can be chief. This desire comes naturally to Jack; there are no adults around to teach him how to act. Additionally, In Catherine Rampell’s article, “How Old is Old Enough?”, Rampell begins to wonder at what age a child should be held accountable if they commit crimes....   [tags: William Golding's Lord of the Flies]

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A World Of Good And Evil

- In a world of good and evil, only one thing can overcome the difficulties guarantees with life. Only one thing can withstand the evil acts of mankind and remain strong through the average days of despair and disturbances. Only one thing has the power and strength to pull two individuals under its spell. The term for this thing is known as love or affection. Many examples arise in different pieces of literature that portray this claim profoundly, but one of the best demonstrations lies within the covers of an epic poem that is of grave importance to the Hindu people....   [tags: Ramayana, Sita, Rama, Love]

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The Problem Of Evil By Dostoevsky

- Atheists believe that if there was a God he should prevent or stop evil in the world because he should have the power and knowledge to do so. Ideally, God can limit if not banish the evil present in the world in order to help others reach their highest degree of happiness. Believing God is all-powerful, allows atheists to believe he can prevent all evil from hurting the ones who are most vulnerable and less deserving of harm. Consequently, our life would have the ability to achieve its highest degree of happiness, but the fallacy is He should not intervene because it would be a violation of our free will, evil is inevitable, and our knowledge of God’s powers are very limited....   [tags: Free will, Problem of evil, Good and evil, Evil]

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Imagery in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

- Imagery in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil One of the most stunningly powerful features of John Berendt's Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is the vivid imagery used hroughout the book. Berendt has a way of making everything he writes about come to life. The reader doesn't merely read about Savannah, he lives it. The characters that are represented in the book come to life as the book progresses. Their actions take form before the audience's eyes. The characters are not, however, the only things brought to life by Berendt's vivid style....   [tags: Midnight Garden Good Evil]

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The Evil Of God By Daniel Howard Snyder

- There is so much evil in the world such as: murder, child mortality, torture, rape, assault and more. So how can there be an all loving God if these things are constantly happening. In this paper, I will be arguing that there is in fact no such thing as an all loving and all powerful God due to Evil. When I think of an all-loving God, I think of God as someone who would never allow a child to be kidnapped, raped, tortured and killed. I think of God as someone who would not allow anything bad or evil to happen in this world....   [tags: Suffering, Good and evil, Torture, Rape]

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Is Love Good or Evil?

- Is Love Good or Evil. Love is an emotion we all experience in our lives. The feeling is amazing for most people and not so wonderful for others. As I searched for the word love in the dictionary, the definition explained it to be a strong affection and warm attachment for another person. I believe the word love has a more intense and deeper meaning than any dictionary is able to represent. It does little to define what love is beyond the eyes of the person who actually experiences it. A person that is familiar with the term learns the emotions and feelings that develops throughout the relationship....   [tags: Papers]

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The Good Vs. Evil

- Good v. Evil In today’s world, there are many different opinions and perceptions of what is good and what is evil. The way people think can be different from their neighbor, their parents, their kids, their spouse, etc. The way each individual lives their life is different from the next, their morals, their opinions, and what their opinions are on what is good or evil. This being said, good vs. evil is strictly based off of one’s perspective, according to their religion, political views , and cultural background....   [tags: Religion, God, Good and evil]

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Good Vs Evil And Doctrine Of Double Effect

- Participation Exercise It is certain that the theory was explained improperly do to that Natural Law follows nature and not god, when it comes to moral acts and immoral acts. God purpose for Humans should not be experience pleasure, its purpose is for humans to flourish, and achieve well being. Also, it did not mention anything about how nature holds, human’s ability to reason and how god created nature using reason. The natural inclinations are not right at all, and there are “preserve life, avoid harm, engage in acts shared by animals, seek truth, build warm social relations, act in harmless and reasonable ways”....   [tags: Morality, Abortion, Logic, Good and evil]

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

- Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt Savannah is the city of Southeast Georgia near the mouth of the Savannah River. James Ogelthorpe founded it in 1733, it is the oldest city in Georgia and has been a major port since the early 19th century (Soukhanov, p.1606). Savannah has been called that gently mannered city by the sea and indeed it is, with Spanish moss hanging from the huge oak trees and the shine of the moon reflecting off the pillars of Savannah’s grand mansions....   [tags: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil]

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The 's Arguments Against The Idea Of An All Good

- In Blackburn 's arguments against the idea of an all good, all powerful and all knowing god he goes to great lengths in defending his views that it is impossible for any such god to exist. However due to the nature of philosophy all theories are subject to criticism and Blackburn 's is no different. One such rebuttal is that god intentionally prevents himself from interfering in the daily activities of the world. This possibility is important because it allows for the possibility of god remaining all powerful, all knowing and all good while simultaneously accommodating the notion of free will and thus allowing evil to exist within the world....   [tags: God, Good and evil, Religion, Human]

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The Doctrine Of Evil And The Role God

- The majority of people experience numerous events that change the course of their life. Saint Augustine, a prominent figure in the Catholic Church, experienced this event when he converted to Christianity. The process of converting, however, was a long, confusing process. A philosophical man, Augustine made sure to think hard about something before committing to it; as a result, he had a plethora of religious questions, with the majority revolving around God. Several of these questions pertain to evil and the role God has with it....   [tags: God, Good and evil, Morality, Religion]

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The Good and Evil in Literature and Poetry

- The Good and Evil in Literature and Poetry Sir Philip Sidney, in his quote about poetry (literature) as it pertains to real life vice and virtue, is indeed correct that it can have a lasting effect on the way one acts, however, he is making a gross generalization when he states that a portrayal of pure virtue can divinely inspire, where as a portrayal of evil can herd the masses away from evil deeds. The true social value of poetry and literature is not in the portrayal of vice against virtue, but rather when the two meet inside a protagonist....   [tags: Othello]

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The Exploration of Good and Evil in Golding's Lord of the Flies

- The variation in the way humans perceive things is part of the intricacy of mankind. What is thought of as evil to one person can be viewed as good to another. The struggle between good and evil is a major theme in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, when a group of innocent boys, stranded on an island, try to build a civilization from scratch. The question is: while their actions were wrong, are the boys themselves evil for committing them. The boys in Lord of the Flies were not evil, but rather driven by their fear and struggle for survival to become savages, and were inhibited by their instincts to put their survival before their morals....   [tags: literary analysis, literary criticism]

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Relationship between Good and Evil

- "They (Indians) are not to blame, they have not a dog's chance--we should be like them if we settled here" (184) - Mr. McBryde, A Passage to India, 1912 During the early 1900s, the British people had been living among the Indian culture for an extended period of time. Several discrepancies had been established between these two groups due to stereotypes, prejudices, and ignorance. E.M. Forster implied his deepest aspirations for accord to ameliorate this quandary in his erudite novel, A Passage to India, written in 1912....   [tags: European Literature]

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The Role of Good and Evil in Macbeth

- Good and evil are symbolized by light and darkness in the play Macbeth, by William Shakespeare. When there is peace and good, Shakespeare mentions light; whether if it is the sun shining brightly or merely a candle giving light. On the other hand, when there is evil and disorder, he mentions darkness; a shadow or a horrible thunderstorm. Witches are known for evil, chaos, and conflict. Since Witches are known to be evil, whenever they appear, the weather is usually horrible. Shakespeare utilizes light and darkness in order to portray when good or evil will take place....   [tags: Shakespeare, English Literature]

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Good and Evil

- Good and Evil This was written in responce to the following questions: In the story of Eden, eating the fruit of the tree of knowledge brings awareness of the distinction between good and evil. This knowledge seems to make Adam and Eve both more like God and more fully human than they were before. To what extent is facing the chanllenge of distinguishing between good and evil-and choosing action accordingly-basic to human existence. ...How do we know that to value and what to do....   [tags: Philosophy essays]

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What Makes A Good?

- In my opinion, what is considered “good” and what is considered “evil” is almost entirely subjective, though heavily shaped and molded by the society in which an individual lives. The established rules and norms to which every society adheres tend to be cultural and will obviously differ between respective cultures accordingly. One culture’s interpretation of “good” can very well be another culture’s interpretation of “evil” and so on. This is even true between individuals within the confines of the same society or culture—obviously not everyone thinks the same or holds the general rules and norms of their culture in high esteem....   [tags: Human, Morality, Good and evil, Religion]

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Consumer Good and Evil

- Consumer Good and Evil What is the difference between good and evil. What is good. What is evil. These are questions we humans ask ourselves at least once in our short lives. Is good right. Is Evil wrong. We waste out lives pondering these meaningful questions. I believe the definition of good and evil can be defined by the economic services offered to the public. For example the difference between Charitable Crusaders* and Stuff Mart*, Mom and Pap’s café* and McDoogles*, Joe’s barbershop and Bidel Basson Hair salons*, I believe good and evil, right and wrong, are evident through these stores and businesses....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Berendt's Attitude in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

- Berendt's Attitude in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil "The biggest challenge . . . is finding characters worth writing about, " says John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. "I found a mother lode in Savannah" (Anderson 18). Berendt conveys certain attitudes towards different characters and events. He takes the same explorative and open approach to each person and situation, but his final attitudes towards them are quite varied. He behaves very differently around Jim Williams than around Joe Odom and his crew, and differently from all of them when around Lee Adler....   [tags: Midnight Garden Good Evil]

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Plea Bargain, A Good Evil

- Plea Bargain, a Good Evil. The United States Constitution is a document created by our founding fathers to give people rights and the government responsibilities. The laws and regulations in this document must be follow and abide by every single person that lives in this country, and the government has the obligation to enforce it. Unfortunately, because of the time in which it was written and the language that it was used many amendments and clauses are left for interpretation creating controversy as to the meaning of it....   [tags: Law, Criminal law, United States Constitution]

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Good and Evil in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

- Good and Evil in Tess of the d'Urbervilles Though the central action of Tomas Hardy's novel "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" centres on Tess, the other characters are not lacking in interest and individuality. Undoubtedly, Tess's life is marked by two contradictory temperaments, those of the sensual Alec d'Urberville and the intellectual Angel Clare. Both characters are described with artistic detail to show a blend of weakness and strength governed by fate. Both are flesh and symbol complementing the other in the fall and rise, rise and fall again of Tess herself, and both play crucial roles in shaping her destiny....   [tags: Tess of the d'Urbervilles Essays]

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Beowulf : Good Vs Evil

- Throughout the epic of Beowulf the central theme of good versus evil (Paganism versus Catholicism), is surrounded by the idea of a “Germanic Hero”. When you think of a “hero” certain attributes may come to mind. Courage, strength, and loyalty may be a few. Through various phrases and inferences, the reader depicts that the author of Beowulf is trying to give life to the idea of a typical “Germanic Hero”. This is done through the character of Beowulf. A great man is talked about through the beginning of this epic....   [tags: Beowulf, Grendel, Hroðgar, Heorot]

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Good Vs Evil By Bram Stoker

- In the Gothic Novel Dracula by Bram Stoker, Stoker establishes a theme of good versus evil. Through the use of journal entries, newspaper clippings, and telegrams within the novel, the reader is able to see the battle between good and evil from multiple character perspectives that illustrate the battle that occurs between the living and the undead. This quote is written in Jonathan Harker’s journal dated the eighth of May. The quote is taken from the scene where Jonathan cuts himself while shaving....   [tags: Dracula, Bram Stoker, Good and evil, Dracula]

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The Possibility Of Evil By Shirley Jackson

- According to Oxford Dictionary, the word “evil” is defined as, “profoundly immoral and wicked,” which can be interpreted in many different ways. In the story, “The Possibility of Evil” by Shirley Jackson, Miss Strangeworth’s point of view is completely different than the townsfolk’s opinion on who is provoking evil. In a small town, Ms. Strangeworth finds joy in sending unwanted, anonymous letters to innocent town’s people thinking that without these actions, her town would be entirely wicked....   [tags: Writing, Fiction, Good and evil, Writing process]

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John Gardner´s Grendel: An Epic Struggle Between Good and Evil

- Part of the development of a human being involves acquiring the ability to classify good and evil as well as distinguishing right from wrong. It has become an inherent trait that is invariably used in our everyday lives. In John Gardner’s novel, Grendel, the main character, Grendel, seeks to find the meaning of life. Through his journey, a depiction of the forces of good and evil is revealed. Aside from being a novel about the search for the meaning of life, Grendel also suggest society’s good and evil have a meaningful and imbalanced relationship where good prevails evil yet facing evil is still critical....   [tags: life, journey, relationship, good, evil]

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Definition Of Good And Evil

- Throughout human existence, questions have arisen concerning the nature of good and evil. Many scientist, philosophers, and theologians have been intrigued by these questions. Through Augustine’s Confessions and E. O. Wilson’s In Search of Nature, one is accessible to two distinct perspectives concerning the nature of good and evil. Augustine sets up an argument in his Confession that attempts to define evil. God is the author of everything. Augustine says, “nothing that exists could exist without You [God]” (Book I, Chapter II)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Good and Evil in Beowulf

- Good and Evil in Beowulf      In Beowulf, the conflict between good and evil is the poem's main and most important aspect. The poet makes it clear that good and evil do not exist as only opposites, but that both qualities are present in everyone. Beowulf represents the ability to do good, or to perform acts selflessly and in help of others. Goodness is also showed throughout this epic as having the ability to cleanse evil. Even though evil is presented by Grendel, Grendel's mother, and the dragon, who are filled with a desire to act against people and ultimately destroy them....   [tags: Epic of Beowulf Essays]

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Good and Evil within Society

- Society believes that when something is good or evil it is immutable, which is highly incorrect. A few characteristics society portrays as a clue of good can actually be greatly deceiving. Such as, appearance, reputation, and human nature. Many sources can support this, including: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, “Serial Killers, Evil, and Us,” and the interview with Philip Zimbardo titled “Why Do Good People Do Bad Things?” Appearance tends to mask what a person’s true personality really is....   [tags: appearance, reputation, human, nature]

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Good and Evil

- Good and Evil To whom I write this for To you who stands silently, at the door of good and evil Terrified of what stands behind Afraid of those strange, unknown states of mind The dark, snarling beasts of the kind that stand as shadowy silhouettes Waiting for a feast in the darkness, frozen in the vastness, the vast empty space That pools up around our feet, ankles, knees, up to our bodies and around our faces, The sheer shock of drowning in a cold sea of uncertainty How high does goodness lie....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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The Struggle between Good and Evil in Macbeth by William Shakespeare

- The Struggle between Good and Evil in Macbeth by William Shakespeare Shakespeare was born in 1564. He became rich, famous and successful by writing many plays such as comedies, romantic-love stories and also tragic and bitter plays. Shakespeare also wrote poems and sonnets, he then died in 1616. ‘Macbeth’ is a story of witchcraft, murder and there is an element of evil that can be seen. Here Shakespeare has written a tragedy. In the beginning in Act 1 Scene 2, Macbeth has fought against King Duncan’s enemies....   [tags: Papers]

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Good and Evil in Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Good and Evil in Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne In “Young Goodman Brown,” there is a fight between good and evil with one main character being torn between the two sides and every other character seemingly on one side or the other through the reader’s view, although many characters do deceive Goodman Brown about whether they are good or evil. This fight between the two sides and the deception that causes confusion for Goodman Brown is the source of tension throughout the entire story....   [tags: Young Goodman Brown Hawthorne Essays]

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Choosing: Good or Evil

- Intellectual development should start at birth and end only at death. "Albert Einstein We exist and we want to know love, because we were born out of love and want to get out of this world with her. Love makes us discern between good and evil, good being the natural state of our nature, and evil - a state we gain whenever neglect good. We exist and we want to know the goodness of soul, because only she can make us live in harmony. We talk about diseases as evil that could be because we do not live in harmony with divine laws, which many of us do not know, ignore others, most notably the law of love, then the other: the law of adaptation, acceptance temperance, morality, of gratitude, etc....   [tags: Knowledge, Learning, Teaching]

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Importance of Money in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

- Importance of Money in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil     Inherited money is held in much higher esteem than earned money in Savannah, Georgia. This is a theme seen throughout Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, John Berendt's non-fictional account of life in Savannah. Characters such as Jim Williams, who worked for their money and brought themselves up the social ladder, are seen as being beneath those who inherited their money, such as Lee Adler. The old wealth tend to look down on anyone who wasn't born with their money....   [tags: Midnight Garden Good Evil]

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Defining Good and Evil

- Good and evil are more connected to each other than what people give them credit for. Good coexists with evil and there can be no good unless there is also an evil. Something that benefits a society would be considered good. On the other hand, if it does not benefit a society, it would be considered evil. The term good and evil can be associated with whatever a person sets their moral to be. When a person finds joy in something, they call it good. On the other hand, if it brings them agony, they call it evil....   [tags: morals, religion, sin]

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Beowulf : Good Vs Evil

- Beowulf, one of the oldest long poems, is an Old English epic written by an unknown poet. The poet was trying to capture the heroic language and style of ancient Germanic poetry. He was a Christian and presented that throughout the poem, which the reader can tell reflects Christian tradition. Beowulf can be considered a very simple epic in many people’s view point. The whole plot is mostly focused on a courageous and mighty warrior that battles against demons and evil things lurking amongst the townspeople....   [tags: Beowulf, Good and evil]

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Good and Evil in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

- Good and Evil in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein "Frankenstein" was written by Mary Shelley. She was born in 1797 and died in 1851. Her parents were also progressive writers, and their work would have influenced Shelley's work. "Frankenstein" is written in the gothic horror genre. The idea of Frankenstein actually came to Mary Shelley in a half waking nightmare. She herself said, "When I placed my head on the pillow I did not sleep……… My imagination, unbidden possessed and guided me, gifting the successive images that arose in my eyes…" Shelley felt possessed by the novel....   [tags: Papers]

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Religious Studies : The View Of Good And Evil

- Religious Studies The category for discussion will be the view of good and evil. The group is chosen because human beings often rely on a benchmark to distinguish between moral vices and virtues. There is no distinctive mechanism of discerning between vices and virtuous. There are varying approaches with other people focusing on religion paradigms to determine good and evil. Other societies rely on logic and philosophical theories to evaluate human behaviour; hence, make a judgment of good and bad....   [tags: Virtue, Religion, God, Sin]

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St. Augustine: Thoughts on Good and Evil

- Author Claudia Gray stated, “Self-knowledge is better than self-control any day” (Goodreads). Evil and sin exists in our world today and the temptation they bring bounds many human’s spiritual being. Finding the root of all evil is a hard and torturous concept to understand, but knowing one’s own free will helps bring understanding and deliverance from the evils of the world. Throughout the book Confessions Saint Augustine “ponders the concepts of evil and sin and searches the root of their being” (Augustine 15)....   [tags: religion, phylosophy, ]

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Good and Evil in Bless Me, Ultima

- Good and Evil in Bless Me, Ultima In Rodolfo Anaya's novel, Bless Me, Ultima the author uses different settings in order to develop Antonio's sense of good and evil. An example of this would be Rosie's, the local whorehouse. To Antonio, Rosie's tempted his brothers and was the cause of their sins. In one of Antonio's dreams, three figures "silently beckoned" (pg. 65) Antonio into the "house of the sinful women" (pg. 156). Antonio saw his brothers entering and he told Andrew, the last of the three to go in, not to enter....   [tags: Bless Me, Ultima]

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Good vs. Evil in Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser

- Good vs. Evil in Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser Good versus evil is one of the most commonly used themes in literature. Edmund Spenser’s “Faerie Queene” is no exception to this theme. The story consists of a knight who must save the day and win the hand of his true love. This plot in itself is really common in story plots. The “Faerie Queene,” however, adds a little life to this old tradition. Allegory is placed in this story and really makes up the theme and brings it to life. Allegory is a literary device where a metaphor is extended throughout the narrative and the characters in the story symbolize a type of virtue....   [tags: Faerie Queene Good Evil Allegory Essays]

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The Confliction of Good and Evil

- The Confliction of Good and Evil In Boethius’s book, The Consolation of Philosophy, Boethius talks to Lady Philosophy about the pursuit of happiness, fate and free will, good, God, and evil, and fortune. Of all these important things, good, God, and evil are the most significant topics of their conversations. Boethius talks to Lady Philosophy about evil and why it does not get punished every time. He also asks her about the goodness of humans and why they sometimes do not have as much power as the evil....   [tags: Boethius]

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Human Nature: Good Or Evil?

- Human Nature: Good or Evil. Many things can be said about the gallons of blood, miles of entrails and seemingly endless array of bones, muscles and other fascinating odds and ends that we call our human bodies. For instance, as you break down the body into different categories each part can be examined endlessly. Such can be said about a very intricate part of the body. This is the most important part and without it the rest of the body would have no direct, this part is the brain. The brain contains many chambers, ones that trigger memories, hunger, sexual arousal, and so forth....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Good Vs. Evil And Stories

- If children were always read stories of good verses good and where nothing bad happens, wouldn’t that present to children a false sense of reality. In reading stories about good versus evil and stories where bad comes to those who are otherwise good, we build a sense of reality for children. We create a real world environment and show children that we do not live in a perfect world. In classic fairytales, consequences do not only fall upon those who are evil, but consequences and evil also falls upon those who are good....   [tags: Snow White, Brothers Grimm, Fairy tale]

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Nothing Can Be Good or Evil in Itself

- Nothing Can Be Good or Evil in Itself   "Truth, beauty, and goodness are not eternal, objective realities which man discovers, but are the creative products of the human mind as it exercises its 'will-to-power'.  In other words, man is a creator of values." (Nietzsche) So what is good and evil, but that defined by man and therefore a purely subjective concept.  Could we, society, have one without the other?  By determining what is good, we in turn determine what is evil.  How do we know what they are; that is if they really exist?  One must first try to define what good and evil are before attempting to question their existence....   [tags: Philosophy essays]

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Flannery O ' Connor 's A Good Man

- Have you ever met someone who cares so much about the way they look or how people perceive them that they can’t even focus on reality. In the story, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” Flannery O’Connor uses character to show no matter how nice you are during your lifetime, when it comes down to the evil people, there is no way to escape death. It reveals how one’s selfishness and unwillingness to accept one’s boundaries can lead to the running of not only one’s life but also many people around them. Flannery O’Connor uses the character of the grandmother to show the danger of self- centeredness....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Good and evil]

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Good vs. Evil in Macbeth

- Good vs. Evil in Macbeth The good characters in Macbeth are less interesting than the evil ones. Everybody has an 'evil seed' planted in them. Only the really evil person acts on them and commits something morally wrong. Like Macbeth. When Macbeth first received the prophecies, he actually considered them. " Two truths are told,...but what is not" (line 137-152, Pg 27-29). We see him arguing with himself and feeling disgusted that he even thought that. That was interesting because we get the feeling that something out of the ordinary is coming up and our anticipation gets into the story straightaway....   [tags: Macbeth essays]

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Good vs. Evil in "Beowulf"

- In the epic poem Beowulf, the struggle between good and evil reveals its omnipresence in even the oldest of tales. The many allusions and symbols throughout the story relate to Christianity and other Pagan beliefs. By looking at them, it becomes apparent that the author of Beowulf believed that the constant war between good and evil is not only fought by the common man but also in the ranks of their highest esteemed rulers and warriors, and even in their dreaded nightmares where monsters lurk and wait for the death of man....   [tags: Epic Poems, Grendel, Anglo-Saxon]

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Good and Evil in The Gathering by Anne Enright

- “At the beginning of the cycle, the darkness calls, drawing like to like until one comes who is empty: like a vessel who will gather the darkness into it, and enable infection to grow and extend like cancer. The vessel has come, the darkness now gathers” (page 84). Evil that gathers in Cheshunt comes in shades of colours: “fire-red” and “uniform-blue”. But each of these evils are defeated by “love-white”. The mental battle of evil and how evil can be abusive, aggressive and violent (fire-red) and the deceptiveness and dishonesty of authority (uniform – blue) can be hard to fight, but the good (love-white) overcomes all and wins against any colour of evil even though every colour makes white...   [tags: Gathering Anne Enright Analysis]

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Good and Evil Protrayed in Tolkien´s The Lord of the Rings

- J.R.R Tolkien’s work of fiction The Lord of the Rings, have with the advent of Peter Jackson’s film adaptation brought the series to newfound heights of fame. As with many works of it’s kind, The Lord of the Rings depicts a battle between good and evil, with the main characters in the books striving to thwart evil’s plan. In many other works, the author’s personal belief system or worldview drives the narrative, with the message being paramount and the characters the vehicles of conveyance for the point of the story....   [tags: evil, christianity, choice, free will]

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Native Americans: Good or Evil People

- Over the course of history, there have been many different views of Native Americans, or Indians, as many have referred to them. Some have written about them in a positive and respectful manner while others have seen them as pure evil that waged war and killed innocent men, women, and children. No matter what point of view one takes, though, one thing is clear and that is if it were not for these people the early settlers would not have survived their first year in the new land now called the United States of America....   [tags: Native Americans]

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A Man 's Nature Is Evil

- In a Man 's Nature is Evil, men are depicted as evil since birth. Hsün Tzu declares that "Man 's nature is evil; goodness is the result of conscious activity" (Tzu 84). He speaks about how men are born with fondness for certain aspects of life such as profit, envy and beauty. Consequently, obtaining these aspects would lead to a life of violence, crime and recklessness. According to Tzu, men are born with a pleasure for profit. However, this need for riches will cause a man to have conflicts and altercations in his life....   [tags: Life, Debut albums, Good and evil, Evil]

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Good versus Evil

- Good versus Evil Ever since the start of time, from stories being told by mothers to their children all the way through modern films, good versus evil has been a very common theme. Disney classic movies such as Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Hercules, and many others would always have a plot centered on this idea, along with love, for little kids. The kids that watched the movies since they were little would always be glad to watch it again when they are older because it is a very simple theme that outstands the test of time unlike any other movie that’s a trend now such as the annoying, overrated, Twilight series....   [tags: Classic American Literature]

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The Good and Evil in People

- Some of the greatest minds in the world experience a lack of this displacement from society around them. In fact, one does not need the title of “greatest” to feel this way; displacement is a natural trait that occurs in all humans during different stages of their lives. Katagiri is one of them. Haruki Murakami's "Super-Frog Saves Tokyo” textually illustrates mild-mannered Katagiri’s journey through reclaiming his own self-worth is a social commentary on accepting the duality of human personas. The story starts out as Katagiri enters his apartment finding a giant six-foot frog, later known as Frog, towering over “five-foot-three" meek Katagiri....   [tags: Literature, Psychology]

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Good vs Evil

- There is always a debate between whether human beings are born essentially good or evil. Though some may agree with one or another, good and evil are one thread; they are just the same line viewed from different sides. Environment may be one of the major factors that create different perspectives within each person. According to the article “A Debate over Good and Evil” from World History, William J. Duiker and Jackson J. Spielvogel mention how there are two sayings of the human nature: good versus evil....   [tags: human nature, Xunzi, Mencius, Confucius]

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Beowulf Is Widely Regarded As A Classic `` Good Vs Evil ``

- Beowulf is widely regarded as a classic “good versus evil” story. The Beowulf-poet depicts Grendel, his mother and the dragon as the “evil” of this dichotomy. This raises an interesting question concerning the idea of a community: How exactly is “good” distinguished from “evil” in an absolute sense. Given that the Beowulf-poet expresses a tone suggesting that the pagan figures are the evil ones, it is clear that he is biased in his treatment. Still, this tone contradicts some of the events that play out in the epic....   [tags: Beowulf, Epic poetry, Anglo-Saxons, Good and evil]

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Good and Evil in Greek Mythology

- Light and dark, heaven and hell, winning and losing, victor and defeated, they all share something, they are the balance of good and evil, and glory and shame in a hero’s journey; for every light, there is darkness; for every heaven, there is a hell; for every win, there is a loss; and for every victor someone is defeated. This constant battle of good and evil, and glory and shame is seen through many cultures mythology, especially in ancient Greece, men were to have glory associated with their name, and there were to fight for good; their mythology reflects this, with their battling Gods, and warring cities....   [tags: Hero, Glory, Shame]

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Nietzsche And Truth On Nietzsche 's ' Beyond Good And Evil '

- Nietzsche and Truth Throughout the course Nietzsche’s lifespan his attitude towards truth and religion has shifted various times. He first left his Christian beliefs and changed his major from theology to Philology in order to search for truth. He did not want to have faith without knowing what he was having faith in beforehand. By his thirties Nietzsche started to interpret that people were making up myths and stories in order to keep themselves in denial from the truth of life, thus giving a different meaning....   [tags: Perception, Mind, Good and evil, Belief]

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Evil vs. Good: A Representation into Important Characters of Narnia by C.S Lewis

- Nowadays, children books are full field with morals and lesson to teach children how to behave and react in real life situations. A classic subject that teaches children is the rivalry between good and bad, where good defeats bad after a battle. An example of a children novel that explores in different ways the good versus the bad is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, written by C.S Lewis. The author of this novel uses literary elements to demonstrate the idea of good and evil, an example of which would be characterisation....   [tags: good, evil, physical, psychological]

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Shakespeare's The Tempest - Is Prospero Good or Evil?

- Tempest:  Is Prospero Good or Evil?     To be able to answer this question we must first understand why Prospero can be seen as good or evil. It is fair to say that Prospero is a main protagonist to the plot of Shakespeare’s Tempest. It is due to Prospero's role as a key figure in the play that has put him under so much scrutiny. Many different Shakespearean critics have their own view of Prospero and those that read or see the play also have their own opinion of the way in which Prospero may be seen....   [tags: Shakespeare Tempest]

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The Struggle between Good and Evil; in Macbeth

- Macbeth is without a doubt a play about evil. The play revolves around the bad and wicked qualities in human nature, but Shakespeare also contrasts this evil with the power of good. In this essay I will explore the ways in which Shakespeare contrasted good and evil in Macbeth. These contradictions start in the very beginning of the play, with the witches. In line 12, the witches say, “Fair is foul and foul is fair.” This is interesting as they are suggesting good and evil as being one. The witches’ line reflects on human nature as there are fair and foul parts to everyone....   [tags: macbeth, shakespeare, ]

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Use Of Good And Evil Through The Eyes Of A Young Girl

- ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Film/Literary Analysis It can be said that To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most beloved novels of all time. There is something so powerful about witnessing the discovery of good and evil through the eyes of a young girl. While the novel paints a beautiful first-person perspective of Scout’s experiences, I believe that the film adaptation did an equally beautiful job of allowing us to see through Scout’s eyes. One of the key elements that allow us to gain a better understanding of what Scout is seeing and experiencing is through cinematography....   [tags: Good and evil, Evil, Film editing, Long shot]

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Humans Are Inherently Good Or Evil

- When discussing human nature, we often debate whether humans are inherently good or evil. Yet what we don’t consider is if human nature exists at all. When asked about what human nature is, many of us would cite different sets of characteristics that vary depending on our upbringing, environment and culture. There are some concepts, such as rationality, ability or predisposition to use of language, formation of complex social structures and self-consciousness that pop up again and again, but are these ‘universals’ enough to be used to define the entire population of Homo sapiens....   [tags: Human, Natural environment, Agriculture, Africa]

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