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Moral Conflict in the The Crucible

- Moral Conflict in the The Crucible Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, is a great portrayal of humans and their struggles. This play takes place in the 1690’s in Salem, a small Puritan community based on a rigid social system, where an outbreak of rumors claiming witchcraft contaminated the small village. The witch hysteria was initiated by a group of young girls (headed by Abigail Williams,) who were afraid of being accused of swaying from the strict regulations. This caused conflict among the people of the community and ultimately resulted in absolute chaos....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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Moral Conflict in Antigone

- The major moral conflict in Antigone by Sophocles is the conflict over which value is most fundamental. The play presents the moral conflict over whether the god's law or the city's law is more powerful. This seems to be the most prominent theme. The conflict arises mainly between the tragic heroes Antigone and her uncle-in-law Creon, King of Thebes. The city of Thebes had been through a war in which Antigone and her sister Ismene have lost both of their brothers to it, Eteocles and Polyneices. Eteocles's fighting for Thebes was buried and honored as a hero....   [tags: World Literature Sophocles]

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A Character and Moral Study of George Milton: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

- ... This displays George’s cleverness with Lennie. George also uses his creative thinking to keep them out of the trouble. When they first arrive in Soledad and the boss questions why the two travel around together, but Lennie doesn’t speak, George states “He’s my... cousin... He got kicked in the head by a horse when he was a kid” (Steinbeck 22), which is a lie. George also hid himself and Lennie in an irrigation ditch in Weed after Lennie got in trouble for touching a girl’s soft red dress. However, George also uses his cleverness at the end of the novel after killing Lennie with Carlson’s gun....   [tags: lennie, loneliness, moral conflict]

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Moral Conflict Within A Lethal Prescription: The Trouble with Zorlite, by Julian Friedland, Ph.D

- A Lethal Prescription The Trouble with Zorlite, by Julian Friedland, Ph.D., is an excellent case study to illustrate and assess moral conflict. The case describes a situation where the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) failed to appropriately protect individuals by approving Zorlite, a prescription drug for intestinal irregularly, shown to increase heart attack risk by a multiple of 5. Tom Green, a reviewer with the FDA was so troubled, he conducted his own large study that concluded higher doses of Zorlite significantly increase the risk of heart attack....   [tags: deontological, ethics, fda]

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Ethical Dilemma in Consulting

- ... The contents of the individual codes either specify what professional conduct is or they indicate what cannot be considered as professional conduct. However, it is also obvious that professional rules only serve as overall ethical guidelines. The consequence of this is that the professional when practising is exposed to several more specific ethical issues for which there is no explicit or written solution. Whether they deserve it or not, it is notable that consultants and their business morals have been questioned and caricatured....   [tags: moral, conflict, principles]

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A Comparison of Moral Conflict in Antigone and A Doll's House

- Conflict Between Individual Morals and State Laws in Antigone and A Doll's House              Mother, should I trust the government?  Or should I trust myself?  This dilemma is a common one in a great deal of literature.  In Antigone and A Doll’s House, the main theme is the question of whether one should be true to oneself or true to one’s state or society.  Should Nora (in A Doll’s House) and Antigone (in Antigone) “follow the rules” and do what the state and society want them to do or should they follow their own consciences?  Both plays address the conflict between individual morals and state laws, obedience and disobedience, and understanding oneself.                Antigone s...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Justice is Served in Antigone by Sophocles

- In the play Antigone, Sophocles writing can be very controversial. He explains different perspectives of justice through the fates of the characters in the play. Creon and Antigone both would claim to have the law and Gods on their sides. They bring acceptable evidence for their reasoning to be true for their thought of the right way to carry out justice. Creon is certain that his ability to be king will justify leaving Polynices unburied. On the other hand Antigone sees justice as the ability to bury her brother....   [tags: conflict, burial, moral]

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Turning an Innovation to Cruelty

- “Is science of any value?” asked Richard Feynman, receiver of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965 for his extensive work in the Manhattan project as well as being part of the crew that dropped the atomic bomb over Nagasaki. Feynman wrote a book entitled The Meaning of It All on his thoughts of a scientist while at the same time living in the society he had created. He answers his question by saying “I think a power to do something is of value. Whether the result is a good thing or bad thing depends on how it is used, but the power is a value.” He later elaborates claiming “To every man is given the key to the gates of heaven....   [tags: moral, dliemmas, guides, conflict, solution]

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Making Decisions on Moral Dilemmas

- Moral dilemmas always appear in our daily lives and we are the one to make the right decision. Through different trials can we solve the above dilemmas; unfortunately, the majority of them cannot be solved easily. What we can do is to find out which methods or guides are more suitable for the case. No rules can suit every situation. Therefore, moral conflict should be judged case by case since the situations are very complicated. Besides, most likely the moral dilemmas will not have the perfect solution but it still can be solved; what we can do to solve the moral conflicts is analyzing between different solutions to minimize the loss and pursuit the right value....   [tags: guides, conflict, solution, value, justice]

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Value Pluralism and Absolute Moral Judgments

- Widespread and deep moral disagreements are persistently resistant to rational solutions and thus allow for continuing debate over the validity of moral judgments. This paper will discuss prominent positions regarding whether moral judgments may be true and false in an absolute sense or a relative sense, in light of the diverse and intense disagreement in moral judgment. This paper will defend the pluralistic conclusion that if there are not specific universal values, there is at least a minimum value of humanity without which a society could not survive....   [tags: Normative Moral Relativity, Moral Objectivity]

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Value Pluralism and Absolute Moral Judgments

- Widespread and deep moral disagreements are persistently resistant to rational solutions and thus allow for continuing debate over the validity of moral judgments. This paper will discuss prominent positions regarding whether moral judgments may be true and false in an absolute sense or a relative sense, in light of the diverse and intense disagreement in moral judgment. This paper will defend the pluralistic conclusion that if there are not specific universal values, there is at least a minimum value of humanity without which a society could not survive....   [tags: normative moral relativity, moral objectivity]

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Conflict in William Shakespeare's Hamlet

- An individual’s response to conditions of internal and external conflict is explored throughout literature. In his play, Hamlet, Shakespeare delves into the themes of appearance versus reality, lies versus deceit, rejection versus self doubt and tragedy, and in doing so attacks the frivolous state of humanity in contemporary society. In order to explore these themes, however, he uses several forms of conflict to project his opinions and expand his ideas relating to the themes of the play. Internal conflict, as well as external conflict are dominant features of his works, and in Hamlet are made evident through a succession of dire events which can attack and destroy someone....   [tags: William Shakespeare Conflict Essays Hamlet]

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The Israeli and Palestinian Gaza Conflict

- Broad international consensus regarding the political and legal controversies of the Israeli and Palestinian Gaza conflict has been minimal at best. At its worst it has fueled the controversies created by the United Nations Fact Finding Mission, through which, both sides maintain their positions and justification for their actions. In ordered to obtain an opinion on this issue one must examine the factual historical background of the Gaza Conflict. By identifying the major legal and political discrepancies, observing the perspectives of those who defend Israeli actions, and those who have a strong critique against those actions we can grasp the complexity of this issue and make an assessment...   [tags: International Conflict ]

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Team Dynamics - Conflict Resolution Strategies

- Team Dynamics - Conflict Resolution Strategies People work in groups or teams everyday whether in their career, education, political organization, church, or any other social setting. Conflict while working in teams or groups is inevitable. When taking people of different backgrounds, personalities, moral, and ethical beliefs and putting them together in a group, conflict will arise. The key to achieving your team goals is to construct and conquer your goals with keeping the greater good of the team in mind....   [tags: Conflict Team Communication]

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India and Pakistan- Conflict over Kashmir

- Introduction In late 1947, the newly created states of India and Pakistan went to war over the valley of Kashmir. A United Nations brokered ceasefire divided the state into Indian and Pakistani controlled territories, and resolved that a referendum would be held in which the people of Kashmir would be able to choose to join either country. The referendum has not been held to this day. India granted its portion of Kashmir a special status within its constitution, allowing for a great degree of self-autonomy....   [tags: International Conflict ]

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Understanding Conflict and Violence

- Conflict as a socio-political phenomenon is inherent in any society. He is one of the manifestations of the political process, method of resolving its contradictions. The important role of conflict marked already the ancients who asserted that the source of the movement of all things lies in the formation of opposites and their struggle. Conflict as a social phenomenon was first studied in the writings of Georg Simmel, G. Hegel, Marx, A. Smith, A. Tocqueville. Isolation of political conflicts in the separate problem of the world political science falls in the middle of the twentieth century....   [tags: Conflict as a socio-political phenomenon]

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Objective Moral Norms and Values According to Error Theory

- Almost everyone seems to believe that we live in a world with objective norms; norms about what we should and shouldn’t do; norms about what is good and what is bad, what is right and what is wrong. We are always interested in discussing what is morally right or objectively valued but do we ask whether anything is anyhow valued. The error theory already asked whether norms exist at all and what we may mistake as an objective value. Error theory rejects the idea that there are objective moral norms and values that are independent of us....   [tags: norm, objective, moral]

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Conflict Theory and the Movie Glory Road

- Society is based on two groups the people the haves and the have-nots. In the movie Glory Road, the Caucasians are the haves and the African-Americans are the have-nots. The beliefs of a conflict theorist are that there is competition for scarce resources, some form of inequality to maintain, and social change comes about because of the conflicts (Brinkerhoff 10-11). Conflict theory starts by emphasizing that conflict within society is the normal way of life and that the changing aspects can be understood by identifying the sources of conflict and power....   [tags: resources, change, conflicts, enequality]

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Approaches to Conflict

- Virtue Ethics and Deontological Ethics offer appraisal of behaviour in accordance with character traits and dispositions, and ethical rules, respectively. Neither Virtue Ethics nor Deontological Ethics straightforwardly resolves this conflict - both are subject to ambiguity and the conflict problem. Virtue Ethics successfully responds to this objection and more satisfactorily supports reporting the crime, but Deontological Ethics fails to overcome it. Virtue Ethics evaluates actions and reactions or emotions in accordance with virtues....   [tags: Virtue Ethics, Deontological Ethics]

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The Moral Obligation of Businesses

- Introduction: Individuals are not motivated to do as they wish to, within narrow boundaries of the community, which illustrates common collaboration. By stages, cooperation will improve into activities that rise towards sustaining that niche society’s wellbeing. People who care about others who are not able to take care of them self like, poor, old, weak, sick, as also know as moral imperatives (Brenan, pg 114). Even though, helping isn’t partial to the above-mentioned groups. Basically thinking regarding citizens, land, atmosphere and nature is known as cultivation....   [tags: environment, collaboration]

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Sally's Prescriptive Moral Theory

- Sally’s prescriptive moral theory combines two separate and unrelated principles to create an all-encompassing moral theory to be followed by moral agents at all times. The first is rooted in consequentialism and is as follows: 1. Moral agents should cause moral pain or suffering only when the pain or suffering is justified by a moral consideration that is more important than the pain or suffering caused. The second is an autonomous theory, where other’s autonomy must be respected, it is 2. Moral agents should respect the autonomy of moral agents....   [tags: ethical analysis]

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The War in Kashmir a Religious Conflict?

- ... Jihad is differentiated between two; greater jihad and the lesser jihad where as it cannot be neglected that jihad also reflects military aspects in Islam. The United States and Saudi Arabia together funneled some three and half billion into Afghanistan and Pakistan during the Afghan war. By financing and training the mujahideen, the United States helped to create a multinational jihadi organization. Jihad tagging Kashmir as a religious struggle and one hand they tend to support their violent resistance to Indian rule....   [tags: relationship between religion and politics]

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External and Internal Conflict in Hamlet

- Individual reactions to situations of external or internal conflict are reflected in much of literature. In the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare, the character of Hamlet must deal with both external and internal conflict. He faces the death of his father, the knowledge that his uncle Claudius is his father's murderer and the knowledge that he must take revenge. Hamlet's responses to these external conflicts and his own internal views proclaim his nature and character. Hamlet is very distraught and grief stricken for the death of his father, the King of Denmark....   [tags: Shakespeare, Analytical Essay]

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Humanity's Moral Responsibility

- The great physicist Albert Einstein once said, ―A hundred times I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.‖ Here, Einstein makes a profound statement—that as citizens of the Earth, we have been presented with the legacies of innumerable great men and women that helped forge a better world for their posterity. Thus, Einstein presents the remarkable idea of a moral responsibility to give back to the very society that had given him so much throughout his life....   [tags: Diplomacy, Peace, Crisis]

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Oil Conflict in Nigeria

- Oil Conflict in Nigeria Introduction This paper will discuss the Oil conflict that is occurring in Nigeria. Discussed will be the types of power that the two feuding parties are using and whether their strategies have been effective as well as the influence they have had on the conflict. The contrasting cultural differences and similarities will be discussed as well. The conflict in Nigeria has turned deadly and a successful communication environment must be developed in order to restore peace to the region....   [tags: International Business ]

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Time and Intergenerational Conflict in A Raisin in the Sun

- In this essay I will be discussing the first performance of the play ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ in 1959 (A Raisin in the Sun [Performance] 1959) as the socio-political context of the play. The socio-political context of that time, then in turn influenced the characters. Firstly, I will discuss the socio-political context, then the characters of Mama and Walter. This will reveal how the nature of the society influenced each of the character’s views, morals and values. These differing ideals leads to the intergenerational conflict between Lena Younger (Mama) and Walter Lee Younger....   [tags: Lorraine hansberry, racism, great migration]

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Kohlberg's Theory of Moral Development

- Kohlberg's Theory of Moral Development This web page is about Lawrence Kohlberg and his Theory of Moral Development. It gives the definition of morality, a biography of Kohlberg, the levels of Kohlberg's theory, and the pro's and con's to his theory. Lawrence Kohlberg spent years researching how an individual develops their own moral codes. He studied the differences in children's reasoning about moral dilemmas. He also helped to clarify the general cognitive-development view of age-related changes....   [tags: Papers]

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Carol Gilligan on Moral Development

- Carol Gilligan (1982) sparked a heated academic debate with her popular book In a different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women's Development. In this book Gilligan departs from the traditional sequential stage modals advocated by luminary psychologists such as Piaget (1925) and Kohlberg (1969) and develops her own moral orientation model. Gilligan criticises these theories as she claims they are insensitive to females 'different voice' on morality and therefore result in women achieving lower stages, thereby labelling them morally inferior to men....   [tags: Papers]

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CS Lewis's Moral Argument and the Existence of a God

- ... Objective moralities are those which disagree with universally accepted human preferences. If a person agrees with both of the premises, then they reach the given conclusion. But, for a person who is not a theist, they can maintain their nonbelief through disagreement with one or both of the premises in Lewis’s syllogism. So, in conclusion, Lewis argues that a moral law exists, and God is the creator of that law and without this law, people would have no moral standard. Since CS Lewis’s first claim suggests that there must be a God in order for moral value to exist, the implication is also made that those who do not believe in God do not have moral value....   [tags: notorious English writers]

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Logic and Moral Dilemmas

- Logic and Moral Dilemmas ABSTRACT: Logic is of great importance for the philosophy of education. In particular, logic provides a rational and critical approach in ethics, helping us understand the nature of moral dilemmas. Some suggest that all moral dilemmas result from some kind of inconsistency in the moral rules. Unsolvable moral situations simply reflect implicit inconsistencies in our existing moral code. If we are to remain moral as well as logical, then we must restore consistency to our code....   [tags: Logical Philosophy Philosophical Papers]

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The Moral Decline

- Is our society in a state of moral decline. To answer this question we have to define the word “moral” first. In Merriam-Webster dictionary the definition of the word moral is “Concerning or relating to what is right and wrong in human behavior.” From this definition we can understand that a moral decline is a decline in knowing the different between right or wrong. In another word our moral is like a guide for every choice we make in our life. Therefore anything could affect our moral reasoning would affect our life....   [tags: pornography, morality, economy, family, divorce]

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Moral Dilemma

- Moral Dilemma As human beings, we are forced to accept the inevitability of being unwillingly confronted with situations that test the strength of our morality and character. In the midst of deep moral conflict we become immensely introspective and we follow our intuition with the hopes of it guiding us towards the morally correct decision. However, how can we be sure that we have acted morally in a situation that is so morbid and perverse that our intuition is completely torn. This is the dilemma that is faced by the mother who is given a terrible choice by a Nazi officer: either the officer will kill all three of her children, or the mother must kill one in order preserve t...   [tags: Philosophy Essays]

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The Contemporary Conflict of Values

- The Contemporary Conflict of Values The conflict between values is the source of many conflicts and problems today. In contrast to the traditional conflict of values, the contemporary conflict is distinguished by these features: (1) extensiveness; (2) complicatedness; (3) profoundness; and (4) continuousness. The plurality and relativity of values is the primary cause of contemporary conflicts. The origin of pluralism lies in an interrelated trio of aspects: commodity economy, democratic politics, and individualism....   [tags: Morals Ethics Papers]

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Conflict and Harmony in The Tempest

- Conflict and Harmony in The Tempest     William Shakespeare describes a 'utopic' world saturated with supernatural images and ideas which works to create the mysterious island where The Tempest takes place.  This is one of Shakespeare's best examples of how a natural harmony reveals itself through the actions of discourse and confusion.  To illustrate this idea best one must examine the historical context upon which The Tempest is based.  Because this play was published in the early 1600s, controversial cultural and political events undoubtedly surface.  Furthermore, by analyzing the sub-plots in the play, the reader has a better understanding of Shakespeare's purpose for including mult...   [tags: Tempest essays]

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Essay on Resolution of Conflict in The Tempest

- Resolution of Conflict in The Tempest       The Tempest, like any text, is a product of its context. It is constructed in relation to moral or ethical concerns of 17th century European Jacobean society. The resolution of conflict appears 'natural' or an inevitable consequence if regarded in relation to the concerns of its context. The resolution of conflict in this play incorporates Prospero being returned to his 'rightful' or natural position as Duke of Milan, his daughter Miranda getting married to Ferdinand, and the party returning to Milan leaving the island to the 'monster', Caliban....   [tags: Tempest essays]

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Conflict

- “If you want Conflict try to change something” Conflict manifests itself into many shapes and forms. Conflict can be defined as a struggle or contest between individuals or parties for power. The struggle ultimately changes the status quo and brings about an imbalance in the existing situation. The change in the status quo could be either positive or negative. In Finding Forrester composed by Gus Van Sant, The poem, “Then and Now”, by Oodgeroo of the Tribe Noonuccal and the article on Mahatma Gandhi by Ravi Kumar we find that conflict manifests itself into Inner, Moral and Socio-economic forms, amongst others....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Plato's Moral Psychology

- Plato's Moral Psychology I argue that Plato's psychological theories are motivated by concerns he had about moral theory. In particular, Plato rejects the modern account of rationality as the maximization of subjectively evaluated self-interest because, had he adopted such an account, his theory of justice would be subject to criticisms which he holds are fatal to the contractarian theory of justice. While formulating a theory to remain within ethical constraints sometimes violates the canons of scientific theorizing, Plato avoids this mistake....   [tags: Argumentative Rationality Argument Papers]

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The Message of Moral Responsibility in To Kill a Mockingbird

- The Message of Moral Responsibility in To Kill a Mockingbird Not only is To Kill a Mockingbird a fun novel to read, it is purposeful. Harper Lee wrote the novel to demonstrate the way in which the world and its people should live together in harmony through a basic moral attitude of treating others with respect and kindness. The novel received the Pulitzer Prize in 1960, which places it among the best adult novels ever written; although it achieved this high recognition, today’s primary readers are adolescents....   [tags: Kill Mockingbird essays]

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Godfather Moral Downfall

- Critics agree that in The Godfather, the protagonist, Michael Corleone (Mikey) changes from a person with moral principles and a legitimate role in society to a cold-blooded mobster. In the beginning of the movie, Mikey shows his reluctance to involve himself in the Mafia when he tells his girlfriend, Kaye, about his father’s (Vito Corleone) business methods of coercion and says he will never be like his family. However, as Mikey’s involvement with the family business increases his violent tendencies become more apparent as he volunteers to murder a rival thug and a corrupt police officer....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Lawrence Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development

- Lawrence Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development Lawrence Kohlberg conducted research on the moral development of children. He wanted to understand how they develop a sense of right or wrong and how justice is served. Kohlberg used surveys in which he included moral dilemmas where he asked the subjects to evaluate a moral conflict. Through his studies, Kohlberg observed that moral growth and development precedes through stages such as those of Piaget’s stages of cognitive development. He theorized that moral growth begins at the beginning of life and continues until the day one dies....   [tags: Psychology Kohlberg Sociology Ethics Morality]

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Moral and Political Law in Sophocles' Antigone

- Moral and Political Law in Sophocles' Antigone In Sophocles' play Antigone, the tragedy is brought by the conflict between the moral laws and manmade political laws. Neither Kreon nor Antigone is clearly "right" or "wrong". In other words they are both "right" and "wrong". The moral laws are essential to keep faith in one's heart and have strength in oneself. Political laws help determine what is just and unjust to prevent the chaos that might occur if everyone did what they think is right....   [tags: Papers]

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Terrorism and Moral Panic in America

- Societies will always have problems that cause some sort of reaction from individuals who believe that their social stability is being endangered. There have been a number of moral panics which have captivated society in terror and more often than not, owing to unfamiliarity. This essay will discuss the perception of a moral panic and will look at the case of the September 11th Terrorist attack against the United States of America, which triggered a colossal conflict of morality within modern day society....   [tags: Terrorism Essays]

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American And Russian Conflict

- The central moral problem of government has always been to strike a just and effective balance between freedom and authority. When freedom degenerates into anarchy, the human personality becomes subject to arbitrary, brutal, and capricious forces -- witness aberrations of terrorism in even the most humane societies. (Bauman, 1982)Yet when the demand for order overrides all other considerations, man becomes a means and not an end, a tool of impersonal machinery. Human rights are the very essence of a meaningful life, and human dignity is the ultimate purpose of civil governments....   [tags: WWII International Relations Russia USA War]

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Is Abortion Moral or Immoral?

- “Is abortion moral or immoral?” We yet have not acquired an answer to this question. Infer by that, we defend about the nature and the moral status of the fetus. In the other word, should we or should we not. Don Marquis as well as Bonnie Steinbock embraces with the argument of their own, which point out the morality of abortion. Don Marquis upholds the fact of since abortion deprives the fetus of a future like ours therefore most abortion is morally wrong. He adheres in his article “abortion is, except possibly in rare cases, seriously immoral”, what he meant was that not all abortions are wrong....   [tags: Abortion Essays]

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Ethics and Moral Reasoning

- Aristotle's Virtue Ethics Aristotle in his virtue ethics states that a virtuous individual is someone with ideal traits. These characteristic traits normally come from an individual’s innate tendency but should be cultivated. After they are cultivated, these character traits supposedly become stable in an individual. Moral consequentilaists and deontologists are normally concerned with universal doctrines that can be utilized in any situation that requires moral interpretation. Unlike these theorists, Aristotle’s virtue ethics are concerned with the general questions such as “what is a good life”, “what are proper social and family values”, and “how should one live” (Bejczy 32)....   [tags: Morality/Ethics]

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Passion Versus Moral Duty Illustrated in Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure

- Conflict between a character’s intense passions and their moral duties is commonly expressed in literature. Thomas Hardy’s Jude the Obscure undoubtedly uses this theme throughout the novel. Hardy creates two characters who are undeniably in love, however, they are forced to hide their great passions for one another for they both are married to someone else. These intimate feelings drive to two lovers, Jude and Sue, to neglect their commitments to their spouses and aspirations as they attempt to establish a life together....   [tags: Jude the Obscure]

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Moral Courage

- During the Civil Rights Movement, many people fought for what they believed in despite a significant part of the population believing that what they were doing was immoral and wrong. One of these people was George Wallace, the former governor of Alabama, and three time presidential contender. (George Wallace Biography) George Wallace demonstrated moral courage by supporting his belief that segregation should continue with bold and defiant actions actions. Like Atticus Finch, in the book “To Kill a Mocking Bird,” by Harper Lee, Wallace fearlessly fought for what he believed in even when success was out of his reach....   [tags: Civil Rights]

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Conflict in Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky

- Within the tortured mind of a young Russian university student, an epic battle rages between two opposite ideologies - the conservative Christianity characteristic of the time, and a new modernist humanism gaining prevalence in academia. Fyodor Dostoevsky in the novel Crime and Punishment uses this conflict to illustrate why the coldly rational thought that is the ideal of humanism represses our essential emotions and robs us of all that is human. He uses the changes in Raskolnikov's mental state to provide a human example of modernism's effect on man, placing emphasis upon the student's quest for forgiveness and the effect of repressed emotion....   [tags: Crime and Punishment Essays]

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The Role of a Mediator in a Conflict

- In the conflict with Mr. Doe and Mr. Tono has multilevel dimensions within the conflict. The conflict involves multiple parties and each party brings a different dynamic. Taking part in mediation each party would have a different view of how events happened before the conflict. Vindelov (2012) describes that the parties have developed a different view and positions of the course of events. Having multiple parties and different views communication is one key element. Each party wants to express their viewpoint which creates dialogue between the parties....   [tags: communication, translator, parties]

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The Causes of the Palestinian- Israeli Conflict

- Wars are horrific events that take place between groups of people in the same or different countries often causing psychological damage. The Palestinian- Israeli conflict is an ongoing combat amongst two nations with different ideals. There is a lot of psychological reasoning behind the actions of these different ethnicities. In one hand Palestinians cannot tolerate the existence of Israelis in their territories similarly Israelis are intolerant of Palestinians. In psychology fundamental attribution error, conformity and prejudice contribute to the ways the Palestinians and Israelis perceive the rivalry between their countries....   [tags: war, migration, prejudice]

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The Paradoxical Nature of Religion in Conflict

- The Reserve Police Battalion 101, a German police unit fighting in World War II, was given an order to eliminate an entire town of Polish Jews (Browning, 1992). This unit of Nazi soldiers consisted of 500 men, all of who were there voluntarily (Browning, 1992). The commander of this unit offered to release anyone who did not wish to complete the assignment without punishment, yet only 12 of the 500 men accepted this offer (Browning, 1992). The mission was carried out, and the men who opted to participate in this mission assisted in what is now known as Hitler’s “Final Stages” of exterminating an entire race of Jews in Europe....   [tags: world war II, holocaust, nazi]

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The Fundamental Claim of Cultural Relativism

- ... A moral code is the system of rules which direct you to act ethically and morally. A society is a collection of people who interact knowingly and unknowingly to create a sustainable economy. An agent is just the individual who is deciding whether to perform an act or not. Let us now perform a simple thought experiment. You are a very religious person and want to show your ultimate devotion and gain favour with your ‘holy figure’. To do this, you perform a human sacrifice. In ancient Egypt, Humans were often sacrificed to show the God Osiris how faithful the pharaoh or human being sacrificed is (reference)....   [tags: right, wrong, moral code]

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Cultural Differentiation and Moral Orientation: Taking an Interest in History

- Cultural Differentiation and Moral Orientation In contrast with his major ethical works, Kant’s writings on history are replete with the theme of the social character of moral development and the interdependence of individual and community. I argue that historical-moral progress is an important part of Kant’s comprehensive ethical theory. However, in order to link the moral goals of humanity with the moral goals of individuals, judgement must have a dimension that can apprehend the purposiveness of those human achievements which are social in their significance and socially transmitted....   [tags: Philosophy History]

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Critique of Kohlberg’s Claim of Cultural Moral Universality

- Critique of Kohlberg’s Claim of Cultural Moral Universality   Introduction As the American Heritage Dictionary plainly states, morality is "a system of ideas of right and wrong conduct" (American Heritage Dictionary 2000). People have been researching the development of this sense of morality for centuries. There is great debate over how a person’s morality is formed and then how to categorize one person’s level of morality compared to others. Most researchers believe that people reach different stages of morality within their lifetimes....   [tags: Teaching Education Essays]

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The Conflict Between Knowledge and Faith

- When reading, “An Open Letter to Students: On Having Faith and Thinking for Yourself”, C. Terry Warner (1971) expounds concerning the conflict between knowledge and faith in our lives. In doing so Warner asserts how people assume if they have knowledge then they cannot have faith. The reason for this separation is the misconception humans have concerning knowledge. According to Warner, the misconception humans have towards knowledge is, we are centered in the assumption that knowledge exists as a collection of facts which can all fit together nicely into a puzzle, or as Warner states, a large picture of human reality....   [tags: Education, Knowledge and Faith]

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The Moral and Legal Obligations of Battlefield Neutrality

- The Moral and Legal Obligations of Battlefield Neutrality “If a body of enemy troops is repulsed, give to the wounded the same care as you would give your own men; treat them all the forbearance due to the one who is stricken…After the battle, restrain the fury of your troops; spare the vanquished…People should say of you: they fought courageously when they had to, but remained generous and humane throughout.” –General Guillaume Henri Dufour (Moorehead, 1998) No truer words have ever been spoken by a General to his men before battle....   [tags: Military]

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Ethical Standards to Protect The Rights of Service Providers and Consumers

- Ethical standards, especially for fields that involve human service provision, are necessary to safeguard the rights and safety of both service providers and consumers. Past injustice and maltreatment have pushed different professions to develop codes of ethics that are unique to their respective fields. The chemical dependency field is no exception, and the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) has produced its own code of ethics. By beginning a therapeutic relationship with clients, many doors are opened; healing and harm are both possible, depending on how the counselor handles whatever arises....   [tags: moral relativism, injustice, maltreatment]

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The Moral Implications Displayed Throughout The Crucible

- What is there about the society of Salem that allows the girls’ stories to be believed. What are the moral implications of this in Arthur Miller’s the Crucible. The Crucible is a book written by Arthur Miller Americas most foremost playwright, born on October 17th 1915 in New York at 15 he experienced the Great Depression as his father went bankrupt. He released The Crucible in 1953 around the time when he was accused of being a communist spy. He named the book The Crucible because of the words many meanings....   [tags: Arthur Miller, Crucible]

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Moral Ambiguity of Charlie in The Little Drummer Girl

- Moral Ambiguity of Charlie in The Little Drummer Girl            In George J. Lennard’s, “John le Carre” critical assessment of the ending of Little Drummer Girl, he claims that “Charlie can not continue to act in the theater of the real...she can no longer return to the romantic fluff of Western middle class society.” Charlie’s last line in the novel, the theater of the real, are “I am dead” (pp.659), which confirms Lennard’s statement. Charlie, an actress, by nature and craft is a coerced into a scheme to infiltrate a terrorist ring, against her convictions....   [tags: Little Drummer Girl Essays]

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The Root of the Economic Crisis is Moral Crisis

- The foreclosure crisis is not actually a crisis, but a consequence of greed, policies, and immoral choices. The increasing rate of foreclosures and decreasing value of homes is inevitable. Bailing out banks or borrowers to help them reform loans and mortgage rates will only provide temporary relief. The crisis exists on a larger scale. Greed has overcome society increasing personal and public debt. The government is only making matters worse by bailing out lenders and borrowers whom are guided by their desires for superficial wealth....   [tags: Business Ethics]

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The American Civil War: Was It Inevitable?

- From it’s colonization, America had seemed to be a willingful advocate of slavery. As the 19th century began, it became apparent that Southern States, economically dependant on agricultural business and “King Cotton” continued to work enslaved Africans while the Northern States turned the other cheek. As time went on, Northern citizens and Southern citizens in a once-unified country came into conflict in several different ways. The three main causes (Infringement of civil liberties, infringement of states’ rights, and the economic and moral issues of slavery) made the conflict between the South and the North impossible to resolve, resulting in the inevitable Civil War....   [tags: slavery, liberties, rights, moral]

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Patriotism: Changin Moral and Ethical Values

- Patriotism is not blindly following ones country as some politicians think. Patriotism is working to ensure our country lives up to our collective moral and ethical values both at home and abroad, as well as being critical of our country when it does not live up to those standards. Patriotism as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary is “The quality of being patriotic; love of or devotion to one's country” (“Patriotism”). That is it. It does not say you have to take any specific action like flying the flag, serve in any function such as the armed forces, or support any particular party for election....   [tags: ethical values, espionage act]

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Ethical Relativism and Cultural Relativism

- In explaining Cultural Relativism, it is useful to compare and contrast it with Ethical Relativism. Cultural Relativism is a theory about morality focused on the concept that matters of custom and ethics are not universal in nature but rather are culture specific. Each culture evolves its own unique moral code, separate and apart from any other. Ethical Relativism is also a theory of morality with a view of ethics similarly engaged in understanding how morality comes to be culturally defined. However, the formulation is quite different in that from a wide range of human habits, individual opinions drive the culture toward distinguishing normal “good” habits from abnormal “bad” habits....   [tags: moral codes, opinions, habits]

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Moral Issues Regarding Scientific Articles

- In this paper, authors focused on the most commonly moral issues that are associated with submission, review, and publication of scientific articles. These recognized ethical values in the scientific community determines rules and fundamentals proper scientific publishing away from the violation of the rights of others. The categories that were discussed in this paper include data fabrication and falsification, plagiarism, redundant and duplicate publication, conflict of interest, authorship, animal and human welfare, and reviewer responsibility....   [tags: Ethics, Morals, Categories]

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Moral Values Influence Our Lives

- Morals are a person’s principles of right or wrong in behavior. Moral integrity is when we do what is right simply because we know it is the right thing to do. It means living a life of character and virtue (Greer, 8). In today’s society, moral values, rules, norms, and sanctions affect the decisions made by individuals and over time, define the kind of person they chose to become. The decisions I have made in my personal and profession life have been influenced by my moral values and have helped define the person I have become today....   [tags: right or wrong behaviors, ethical dilemma]

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Moral Dilemas in Shakespeare´s Macbeth

- ... The fact that the “one half world” of nature is dead seems to correlate to the half of his mind afflicted with the “wicked dreams”, which has been ravaged and left desolate and barren of moral righteousness. The night-time begs Macbeth to take action and evil seems to seep from the outside world to infect his human nature. Macbeth curses “the curtained sleep” that “witchcraft celebrates” that brings about evil thoughts in his mind during his reflections. The prophecy of the witches obviously has already built a heavy toll on Macbeth’s life and the future in store for him....   [tags: modern, society, struggles, decisions]

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Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and Terrorism

- Bob Hawke once said; “Unless and until something concrete is done about addressing the Israeli-Palestinian issue you won't get a real start on the war against terrorism.” Perhaps Hawke put into a few simple words one of the most complicated issues within our world today, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As Israel continues to strip the Palestinians of their land and fears it’s very existence because of the Palestinians terrorist acts, there seems to be no solution in sight. The world appears to be split and all over the place when it comes to this matter....   [tags: The Middle East, Country]

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Belo Monte Dam Conflict

- In Brazil, the construction of the Belo Monte Dam is in conflict with the indigenous tribes that have been protesting against the project for years. The government replies with, “the dam is crucial to meeting growing energy needs” (BBC News, 2011), and on their part, this is true. This 11,000-megawatt hydroelectric “dam would be the third biggest in the world” (Velasco 2011). In order to avoid an inevitable energy crisis, the means of capturing energy must move forward while thinking about what we must do before it is done; the Belo Monte Dam will put the environment in harm’s way as argued by the people in this region, so we should sought after possible benefits for the loser in the final d...   [tags: Energy ]

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Commercialization of Organ Transplants

- Commercialization of Organ Transplants Since organ transplants are an option that is considered a safe way that transfers organs from a living, or dead person, to a person in desperate need of an organ transplant. Because the demand for organ transplants outweighs the supply, there has been debate that questions medical ethics. Should organ donors be compensated. Review arguments for and against the sale of human organs. Make a decision that supports a position for, or against the sale of human organs....   [tags: fear, payment, moral code]

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The collapse of the Soviet Union

- The collapse of the Soviet Union was a turning point in the global political development during the twentieth century, which led to radical transformations in all political, economic and military interactions. And the same variables appeared in international conflict, because they were always determined in the light of the structure of the international system and the power relations prevailed. However, the collapse of the polar system of led to generate new sources of international conflict at many levels, The collapse of the USSR put an end to the need for global approaches to security, which represented a vital requirement in the permit and competition between strategic opponents, that ar...   [tags: global politics, international conflict]

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Investigating Conflict

- Community and Family Studies Assessment two : Investigating Conflict Examining Conflict An inevitable aspect of humanity, conflict will occur between individuals and within groups. Some forms of conflict may be contructive, resulting in enhanced self esteem, and others may have a negative impact on individuals and groups therefore being destructive. Disruptive conflict is the result of conflict that causes a group to disintegrate or prevent it from continuing in its role or direction. The predominant concern surrounding my chosen community issue is the claims from students and tutors that their teachers are cheating in the nation wide NAPLAN testing by either placing significant p...   [tags: Psychology]

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The Minister’s Black Veil– External, Internal Conflict

- “The Minister’s Black Veil”– External, Internal Conflict                Based on the evaluations of literary critics, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story, “The Minister’s Black Veil,” contains both an external and an internal conflict, about equally treated in the tale. It is the intent of this essay to explore both types of conflict as presented in the story.   R. W. B. Lewis in “The Return into Rime: Hawthorne” implies internal and external conflict in his statement: “Finally, it was Hawthorne who saw in American experience the re-creation of the story of Adam and who ....   [tags: Ministers Black Veil Essays]

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Lyndon B. Johnson in Office

- The conflict in Vietnam was a situation where no matter which path taken, more negative than positive effects would hit the US and their allies. President Lyndon B Johnson took office after the assassination of JFK and now controlled a grieving nation. During the mid 1960s, Unites States President Lyndon B Johnson was forced to make a decision about the future in Vietnam. Any action he took would significantly affect those in the US who were still recovering from the death of a beloved president....   [tags: Vietnam war and conflict]

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The Minister’s Black Veil - Conflict, Climax and Resolution

- “The Minister’s Black Veil” - Conflict, Climax and Resolution              Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Minister’s Black Veil” will be examined in order to determine the conflicts in the tale, the climax and resolution.   The conflict involving evil and sin, pride and humility is the direction that Clarice Swisher in “Nathaniel Hawthorne: a Biography” tends: “Hawthorne himself was preoccupied with the problems of evil, the nature of sin, the conflict between pride and humility” (13).   In the opinion of this reader, the central conflicts – the relation between the protagonist and antagonist (Abrams 225) - in the tale are an internal one, a spiritual-moral conflict within the minister,...   [tags: Ministers Black Veil Essays]

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External and Internal Conflict in The Minister’s Black Veil

- External and Internal Conflict in “The Minister’s Black Veil”                Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “The Minister’s Black Veil” manifests a duality of conflict – both an external conflict and an internal conflict. It is the purpose of this essay to explore both types of conflict as manifested in the story.   In the opinion of this reader, the central conflicts – the relation between the protagonist and antagonist (Abrams 225) - in the tale are an internal one, a spiritual-moral conflict within the minister, the Reverend Mr....   [tags: Ministers Black Veil Essays]

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External, Internal Conflict of The Minister’s Black Veil

- External, Internal Conflict of “The Minister’s Black Veil”                Hugo McPherson in “Hawthorne’s Use of Mythology” comments on the “reason and passion” conflict which he sees in this writer: “Those who read him as a Christian moralist recognize instantly an opposition between Head and Heart, reason and passion which is related not only to Puritan theology but to the Neo-Classical view of man….” (69). Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “The Minister’s Black Veil” contains both an external and an internal conflict, which this essay will explore....   [tags: Ministers Black Veil Essays]

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Conflict Development in Banking Sector of Pakistan

- Research Paper: Conflict Development in Banking Sector of Pakistan Abstract Scholars and Human Resource Managers have focused their great importance to work environment characteristics as a predictor of employee performance, employee satisfaction, growth and development. In corporate sector of Pakistan the role and participation of organizational conflict is most vital in organizational growth because employees belongs from different subcultures, so they have different sort of emotions and self efficacy levels....   [tags: International Finance]

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Marcus Brutus’ Conflict Between Passion and Responsibility

- A Paper On Brutus’ Conflict Between Passion and Responsibility Throughout the play “Julius Caesar,” by William Shakespeare, Brutus is torn between passion and responsibility. There are three very good examples of this, the first being, obviously, Brutus’ mental conflict dealing with the conspiracy surrounding Caesar’s assassination. Less obvious number two, the conflict between himself and Cassius, dealing with Cassius less than noble hoarding of money. And last of all third, Brutus’ argument with the rest of the conspirators to let Antony live....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown – Conflict, Climax, Resolution

- “Young Goodman Brown” – Conflict, Climax, Resolution            Edmund Fuller and B. Jo Kinnick in “Stories Derived from New England Living” state that  “’Young Goodman Brown’ uses the background of witchcraft to explore uncertainties of belief that trouble a man’s heart and mind” (31). Are these critics’ statement correct?  This essay will examine Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown” to determine the conflict, climax and resolution.   The conflict between pride and humility is the direction that Clarice Swisher in “Nathaniel Hawthorne: a Biography” tends: Hawthorne himself was preoccupied with the problems of evil, the nature of sin, the conflict between pride and humility” (13...   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Conflict, Climax, Resolution of Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown

- Conflict, Climax, Resolution of “Young Goodman Brown”              Hugo McPherson in “Hawthorne’s Use of Mythology” makes a statement regarding the nature of the conflict in the works of Hawthorne:   Everything he has to say is related, finally, to ‘that inward sphere.’ For the heart is the meeting-place of all the forces – spiritual and physical, light and dark, that compete for dominance in man’s nature. …Those who read him as a Christian moralist recognize instantly an opposition between Head and Heart, reason and passion which is related not only to Puritan theology but to the Neo-Classical view of man….(68-69)   Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown” is, in the estimati...   [tags: Young Goodman Brown YGB]

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