"Evils Of War" Essays and Research Papers

Evils Of War

There is no doubt that war is an evil one. It is the greatest catastrophe that can befall human beings. It brings death and destruction, merciless slaughter and butchery, disease and starvation, poverty and ruin in its wake. One has only to think of the havoc that was wrought in various countries not many years ago, in order to estimate the destructive effects of war. A particularly disturbing side of modern wars is that they tend to become global so that they may engulf the entire world. There...

Adolf Hitler, British Empire, League of Nations 878  Words | 2  Pages

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 In “The Apology” Socrates reveals a profound defense that no one knowingly does evil. Socrates defense does not rely on the right to freely expressing ones ideas, but rests entirely on revealing the ignorance of his accusers. This defense begins after Meletus declares that Socrates solely corrupts the youth by himself; everyone else in Athens helps the youth. Socrates creates an analogy and compares Meletus statement to horses and horse-trainers. Socrates exposes that horse-trainers must have...

Apology, Corruption, Ethics 1034  Words | 3  Pages

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Evils of war

I always perceived war to be glorious and honourable. However, as time passed by and change has come about, my thinking has also transformed. No longer is war the glorious thing it once represented to me. Instead, it has become a monstrosity, a miserable excuse for murder, monetary gain, bloodshed and a means of justifying pride in one's country. Soldiers are just like the pawns of their governments in the war moved on the chessboard battle-fields; they think that it is glorious to die for one's...

2007 singles, American films, Anxiety 431  Words | 2  Pages

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The Problem of Evil

Studies in the Philosophy of Religion THE PROBLEM OF EVIL "God is the omnipotent and wholly good creator of all things" "There is evil in the world" a) EXPLAIN THESE TWO STATEMENTS AND SHOW WHY THEY ARE SAID TO BE CONTRADICTORY (20) The problem of evil is usually seen as the problem of how the existence of God can be reconciled with the existence of evil in the world. It's regarded as a logical problem, because it is based on the apparent contradiction involved in holding onto three incompatible...

Evil, God, Good and evil 2684  Words | 7  Pages

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Man's Inherent Evil

his inherent evil nature, or he may channel evil in a less savage manner. Kurt Vonnegut, a prominent satirist and World War Two veteran, exposes man’s affinity for evil in his book, Slaughterhouse-Five. This work centers on the experiences and acquaintances of Billy Pilgrim, a young, listless, and dejected soldier who survived the destruction of Dresden. Vonnegut points out that evil is an intrinsic value that societal infrastructure and moral standards mollify or suppress; however, war acts as a catalyst...

Billy Pilgrim, Bombing of Dresden in World War II, Dresden 909  Words | 3  Pages

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War is necessary in human society Introduction War, in the broadest sense, is a violent contact of distinct but similar entities (Wright 3-6). Different people may have very different opinions towards war. To some people, war is a plague which ought to be eliminated or a mistake which should be avoided; to others, it is an anachronism which no longer servers any purpose. However, there are some who take a more receptive attitude toward war and regard it as an instrument which may be useful, and...

Civilization, Nuclear weapon, Science 1026  Words | 2  Pages

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 WAR By: Michael Najmulski Historically, war has been the leading solution for solving conflicts globally. Though combat tactics have become increasingly more sophisticated over many centuries. The ability to affect and change the world through war stayed the same. All the while, the mentality of the public has become increasingly dissociative, and people have less interest on a large scare. From World War I until now, war has constantly evolved, and support has constantly fluctuated. ...

First Indochina War, Korean War, Trench warfare 1680  Words | 8  Pages

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Are Humans Good or Evil by Nature?

Intrinsically Evil?" has been asked by philosophers for many years. It is known as one of the unanswerable questions. Determinists have come to the conclusion that we are governed by the laws of science, that there is nothing we can do about ourselves being evil because we naturally are. Evil is simply the act of causing pain. In this essay I will argue that human beings are born with a natural reaction to "fear and chaos" to be instinctively evil. The primary evidence that people are generally evil is evident...

Gang, Human, Human nature 1521  Words | 4  Pages

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Evil in the World

God of Evil Maybe the biggest question asked since the beginning of time, yet still remaining unanswered, is how our universe came into existence. As human nature, many people are devoted to believing that a God created all we have today. Others will debate that until the end of time. From what others have previously established about God, we have grown to believe that he is the all-powerful being. But if he is truly all-powerful, then why do we live in such tough conditions today? As Ernest...

Free will, Human, Morality 1819  Words | 5  Pages

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Are humans naturally evil

the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that condition called war; and such a war as is of every man, against every man.” (Hobbes) In this quote Hobbes states that humans are naturally evil and need a powerful government to control them. In an analysis of transcendentalist literature, it is proven that humans are not naturally evil. The issue of good and evil is brought up in “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding, when innocent boys find themselves on a deserted...

God, Good and evil, Human 1435  Words | 4  Pages

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War to End All Wars

Lewcock/Filice World Core 3/4 11 March 2013 War to End All Wars In history, World War I was one of the most important wars; it has historically been referred to as the “War to end all Wars.” It exposed the good and bad a war can create. Gandhi’s quote about violence says, “the good is only temporary,” but “the evil it does is permanent.” Historically, the “good” is shown throughout World War I, as when people initially believed the war was beneficial, enabling people to demonstrate...

Adolf Hitler, Central Powers, League of Nations 1364  Words | 4  Pages

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Humans Are Naturally Evil

HUMANS ARE NATURALLY EVIL The question regarding to the nature of human beings being related to the word evil has been a topic for controversial discussion and debate among scholars and philosophers alike. According to the ardictionary.com, the word evil is defined as Having or exhibiting bad moral qualities; morally corrupt; wicked; wrong; vicious; as, evil conduct, thoughts, heart, words, and the like ,anything which impairs the happiness of a being or deprives a being of any good; anything which...

Human, Israel, Morality 1507  Words | 4  Pages

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The Wars

The Wars by Timothy Findley “Prior to the writing of The Wars, it was unheard of for any writer who had not experienced it first hand to write about "The War to End All Wars". However, Findley, with his direct and shocking style, was able to surpass this barrier and create one of the most acclaimed novels about World War I.” (Acadia) “The Wars remains Findley’s most-discussed book. Based partly on the wartime correspondence of his uncle, Thomas Irving Findley, and on family photos, he wrote...

American Battle Monuments Commission, Global conflicts, League of Nations 2116  Words | 7  Pages

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Evil in Macbeth

“In Macbeth, Shakespeare presents us with a powerful vision of evil.” Write your response to the above statement. Textual support may include reference to a particular performance of the play you have seen. William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Macbeth, explores many different themes including loyalty, betrayal, and ambition but is it the powerful theme of evil and the consequent guilt that have the most devastating effects on the play’s protagonist, Macbeth and his loyal wife. It is this theme above...

Evil, Lady Macduff, Macbeth 1669  Words | 5  Pages

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On the Origin of Evil

On the Origin of Evil Where does evil come from? This is a question that I find most interesting. In our modern day civilization educated by liberal institutions everybody speaks as if they are certain of what evil is. So what is it? At first glance the thing that sticks out to me when I hear this question is: Asking where evil comes from is like asking where hunger comes from. Where does the desire for procreation, for sexual reproduction come from? Is a lion evil? I am sure it could be viewed...

Core issues in ethics, Evil, God 1772  Words | 4  Pages

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Essay on Wars – Destructive for Humanity. War is, without argument the worst collective experience of humanity. It has created new nations on the rubbles of destroyed cities and humans dead. It involves mass killing without humane feelings even if short and swift. Our recent experience with Kargil, which was not even not even a full-fledged war, reopened the sordidness of military action. Wars, when prolonged like the World Wars, result in human brutality, mass extermination of races and...

2003 invasion of Iraq, Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Iraq War 997  Words | 3  Pages

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The Wars

War is a fact of life. As long as there are humans, there will be war. In past times, for a man to go to war, it was viewed as romantic and heroic. But, these ideas have faded and vanished throughout the course of the 20th century. War can be horrific, like a bad nightmare, and can easily break the human spirit, which is not a t all fragile. In his novel, "The Wars", Timothy Findley develops the idea that war, in and of itself, is meaningless, unjustified, and irrational. PART I "The Wars" is...

English-language films, KILL, Killing vector field 1001  Words | 3  Pages

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The Wars

In a society in the midst of war, when faced with an issue related to the battlefields, people often need to decide whether they should pursue their own personal desires or choose to conform. The difficult decisions of whether or not a loved one should be sent off to join the war is an issue that the majority of civilians came across during WWI. Perhaps joining the army is something that some people were proud of but yet again many others wanted to keep family members away from the life threatening...

Family 1118  Words | 3  Pages

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what is evil

What is the evil What could be consider as evil? What do you understand for evil? Would if you tell your wife you have a meeting and you will be home late, but in fact you went to a bar instead could be consider as evil? In “the nature of evil” Eagleton gives a definition for evil as “evil is not something positive but a kind of lack or defectiveness, a sort of nothingness or negativity, an in ability to be truly alive”(Eagleton1). Which means evil is some action due to lost confidence...

Afro-Latin American, Black people, Negro 1428  Words | 3  Pages

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Ethics of War

rights and wrongs of it for almost as long. The Ethics of War starts by assuming that war is a bad thing, and should be avoided if possible, but it recognises that there can be situations when war may be the lesser evil of several bad choices. War is a bad thing because it involves deliberately killing or injuring people, and this is a fundamental wrong - an abuse of the victims’ human rights. (www.bbc.co.uk) The rationale of ethics in war is to help in making a decision on what is right or wrong...

Concepts in ethics, Jus ad bellum, Just War 2322  Words | 6  Pages

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The Lesser Evil

Sarah F. Indangan January 22, 2013 ------------------------------------------------- IV-9 BSE English Professor Jocson The Lesser Evil In this paper, evil is measured in terms of “Homeric sins” or how an epic violated Homeric conventions and the goal is to know which of the epics has the less violation of those conventions. The epics Iliad and Odyssey will be compared and contrasted according to the movies by Wolfgang Petersen and Andrei Konchalovsky. Iliad ended...

Achilles, Epic Cycle, Greek mythology 1071  Words | 3  Pages

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War Is Necessary

If war is necessary, it is a necessary evil. Its evil is sometimes concealed for a time by its glamour and excitement but when war is seen in its reality, there is a little glory about it. At its best, it is hideous calamity. It brings in awful loss of life. In recent great wars, millions of men, women and children were killed, many died of diseases, famines and untold sufferings. A war generally sweeps away the strongest and best men of a country and leaves the aged, the weak and the unfit to carry...

A Good Thing, Evil, Good and evil 1491  Words | 4  Pages

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WHY IS WAR A NECESSARY EVIL There is no double that war is evil, human suffering in the biggest man-made disaster. It brings death and destruction, hunger and dieses, and run in its wake. If looking back to the havoc war only brings destructive effects to social and economic of this world. However, according to Richard Gabriel nations normally just customarily measure the ‘costs of war’ in dollars, lost production, or the number of soldiers killed or wounded. Rarely do military establishments...

Cambodia, Cold War, First Indochina War 589  Words | 2  Pages

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Is Grendel Evil?

universe, why then does evil exist? The prosaic response of "without evil, there is no good" no longer holds any validity in this argument as the admitted goal of good is to reach an existence without evil. So even if a God does exist, I think it is fair, at this point, to say that he is the embodiment of both good and evil. And if humoring those who would answer the previous question with the response that there can be no good without evil, then can we assume that evil is simply a subsection of...

2005 singles, Beowulf, Evil 2299  Words | 6  Pages

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Iraq War

Iraq War, Unjust or Just On March 19th 2003, President George W Bush opened his address to the nation by saying “My fellow citizens, at this hour American and coalition forces are in the early stages of military operations to disarm Iraq, to free its people and to defend the world from grave danger.” (CNN) Bush’s address was the beginning of a costly and long war that resulted in hundreds of thousands of causalities and a hefty increase in national debt. As the U.S slowly recovers from the tragedies...

2003 invasion of Iraq, George W. Bush, Iraq 1798  Words | 8  Pages

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The Evil Empire

Courtney Professor English 1302 20 September 2013 An Analysis of Ronald Reagan’s “The Evil Empire.” Ronald Reagan gave a speech in Orlando, Florida on March 8, 1983 called, “The Evil Empire.” This speech was intended for the ears of all Americans and is one of the best known presidential speeches ever given. In his speech, Reagan uses multiple rhetorical strategies such as; metaphors, allusions, rhetorical questions, tone, pathos, and uses references from the bible. He talks about all the...

Conservatism in the United States, Gerald Ford, President of the United States 1332  Words | 4  Pages

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The evil of Mao

belonging to idealistic and instrumental evil according to my research. Idealistic evil is the saddest evil in my opinion. Idealistic evil is the one who want to make things getting better; however, things never follow what he wishes. Idealistic evil can also be the one who make a wrong decision, but he or she think this is a right decision to other people, so he hurt others, but he think he is doing the right thing. Like the Roy F. Baumeister written in the “Evil: Inside Human Violence and Cruelty”,...

Chinese Civil War, Communism, Communist Party of China 2189  Words | 6  Pages

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Is the War on Terrorism a War?

“Is The War On Terrorism A War?” The Global War on Terrorism is a military campaign that began shortly after the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001. First used by George W. Bush, the phrase ‘war on terror’ has become to be conceptualized as a term used to signify ‘global military, political, lawful, and conceptual struggle targeting both organizations designated as terrorists and regimes accused of supporting them.” The war on terror main focus has been with Islamist militants and Al-Qaeda...

7 July 2005 London bombings, Al-Qaeda, Asymmetric warfare 1936  Words | 5  Pages

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Evil nationalism in total war

more aggressive on declaring war on other nations. The assassination of Franz Ferdinand was a great chance for Germany to test their army, therefore Germany encouraged Austria to declare war on Serbia and claimed that she would provide help if Austria did that. As a result, this led to the beginning of World War I that at the end led to great damaged on the economy and the government of the entire European nations. Therefore, among all the reasons that led to World War I, nationalism, usually have...

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, Chemical warfare, Global conflicts 3410  Words | 9  Pages

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The Nature of Good and Evil

The Soul: Good or Evil? There is a constant misconception about the nature of good and evil, what it means, and how it affects one’s soul. However, human nature is much more complex than that, as good and evil cannot be easily defined. Throughout the years, writers and philosophers have been unable to come to a conclusion about the idea, which leads to a variety of standpoints. In Augustine’s Confessions and Plato’s The Phaedrus, we see good and evil through different perspectives. Augustine,...

Augustine of Hippo, Darth Vader, God 1886  Words | 7  Pages

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War in Iraq

Alexis Sutton English 102- Sec 17 Professor Burke October 15, 2012 A War Without Justified Reason The United States declares war against Iraq (after an attack allegedly by Al Queda, a terrorist group based in Afghanistan) to destroy their nuclear weapons but what about other countries like North Korea’s nuclear weapons? On September 11, 2001 the United States suffered devastating attacks to the Pentagon, Washington and the World Trade Center resulting in the loss of many innocent civilians lives...

2003 invasion of Iraq, Al-Qaeda, George W. Bush 2574  Words | 7  Pages

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Holy War

Holy War Essay Holy war. How can the word holy be put together with the word war? In the Old Testament though, holy war is presented in such a good light. You were going to war for Yahweh’s command. Holy war was only engaged when Yahweh summons Israel to war. Holy war was initiated when something became a threat to Israel’s loyalty to Yahweh or something became dangerous to Israelites faith. War and killing was what seemed necessary to protect Israelites from swaying towards the Canaanite religion...

Bible, Canaan, Christian terms 1364  Words | 4  Pages

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War and Morality

Through out the history of mankind we have been involved in many violent conflicts. War is considered one of the most violent of those. There are many debates on whether war is right or wrong but obviously in the world we live in it has been inevitable. There are many factors that may determine whether or whether not war is justified. Three reasons that somewhat justify war are: diplomacy must have taken place to try and solve the problem, it is in self defense, or the ones you are going to attack...

2007 singles, Attack, Attack! 983  Words | 3  Pages

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The War of The World

The War of the World Niall Ferguson argues throughout The War of the World that “the twentieth century was the most violent global century in history, due to economic volatility, ethnic conflict, and empires in conflict”. Ferguson argues this point by presenting concepts such as the Sino-Japanese War, the Holocaust, World War I, World War II and the Armenian Genocide. However, as Ferguson presents these ideas to argue his view, he does so in a manner that portrays him as a revisionist. One...

Adolf Hitler, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, Genocide 1123  Words | 3  Pages

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The Purpose of War

The Purpose of war Every war brings with it disagreement. With every related event come mixed opinions and emotions. Controversy is a natural part of war. As such it shows its ugly face in the light of our country's most recent war with Iraq. More so than some wars in that we are fighting a it preemptively in hopes to avoid one in the future. If war is eminent, then why not push the hands of fate and run the show our way some may say. But others feel that by assuming danger is in the...

2003 invasion of Iraq, Gulf War, Iran–Iraq War 1069  Words | 4  Pages

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How Macbeth Turns from War Hero to Evil Murderer.

How and why does Macbeth turn from War Hero to Evil Murderer? At the start of the well-known (and written) play ‘Macbeth, you would have had no idea that the main character even had the capability to become the ‘evil butcher’ that he does by the end of the play. This impression is etched into our minds by speeches by the sergeant (all the way through act 1, Scene 2), who seems eager to praise and upgrade Macbeth’s status as much as he possibly can; “Brave Macbeth – well he deserves that name” he...

Banquo, Duncan I of Scotland, Judi Dench 1058  Words | 3  Pages

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How Evil Spawns Evil

Ghassemi 1 Seena Ghassemi Mr. Hindley ENG3U December 10, 2012 How Evil Spawns Evil: by Seena Ghassemi The Chemistry of Death by Simon Beckett serves as an excellent example of how humans can succumb to evil, and thus corruption. This book tells the story of David Hunter, who moved away from London a small village called Manham, in the United Kingdom, after losing his wife and daughter in a car crash. He worked in Manham as a General Practitioner for his employer, Henry Maitland, who is...

2007 singles, English-language films, Murder 894  Words | 3  Pages

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Civil War

Draft: Civil War The Civil War was unavoidable through political and territorial disputes. The main issue of the Civil War was slavery. The Civil War was fought between two sides over a conflict, dealing with abolishing slavery. The Civil War left six hundred twenty five thousand casualties. Both sides wanted to absorb one another to form their idea of the correct United States. The Civil War could have...

Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War, Confederate States of America 852  Words | 3  Pages

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A War Novel

Origins. A war novel is a novel in which the primary action takes place in a field of armed combat, or in a domestic setting (or home front) where the characters are preoccupied with the preparations for, or recovery from, war. It is sometimes referred to as military fiction. The war novel's main roots lie in the epic poetry of the classical and medieval periods, especially Homer's The Iliad, Virgil's The Aeneid, the Old English saga Beowulf, and different versions of the legends of King Arthur...

Evelyn Waugh, Global conflicts, Ian McEwan 2641  Words | 7  Pages

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Problem of Evil and Best World

problem of evil Have you ever had questions about why there is so much evil in the world? Why does God allow rape, abuse of children, wars, natural disasters? Then no matter how loud you ask the questions or how many different people you ask, you never get answers that make much sense to you. As I researched for this essay, I found many people that have had the same questions and formulated answers to these questions called theodicies. This essay attempts to explain the problem of evil. ...

Evil, Garden of Eden, God 989  Words | 4  Pages

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Just war

Reflection Paper 1: Just War Many people ponder to the question: when is war just? We also ponder if war is necessary and when is it necessary and if there are other ways to settle the discrepancy. Throughout time war has brought on a lot of pain, pressure and countless number of casualties. And to me I believe it is not fair to innocent worldwide citizens. To experience or to hear about such destruction and chaos brings a shiver down my spine. Why do countries have to go to war? Why can’t they settle...

Just War, Pacifism, Peace 881  Words | 3  Pages

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How and Why Does Macbeth Turn from War Hero Into Evil Murderer?

In particular reference to Act One, How and why does Macbeth turn from war hero into evil murderer? ‘Macbeth,’ a Shakespeare play, written in 1606, portrays a tragic hero. The definition of which is... ‘That a character shows the qualities of a hero, however has a fatal flaw, (a term used in many of Shakespeare’s plays), which leads to his/her downfall. Shakespeare wrote the play ‘Macbeth’ for King James I, who, at the time, was a great supporter of the theatre. Plus, he was also the person who...

Duncan I of Scotland, James I of England, King Duncan 1688  Words | 4  Pages

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Good vs. Evil

Exam Paper 2 12 November 2012 Good vs. Evil in the Middle Earth Tolkien was clear in the books The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings that the struggle between good and evil would be never-ending. Right after the Valar vanquished Melkor, Sauron emerged in the Middle Earth and forged the Rings of Power to bring it all under his control. Not only do the seeds of evil continue to grow in Middle Earth, but also the dark conditions in which they grow continue to spread. As the sources of light...

Gandalf, Middle-earth, Nazgûl 1399  Words | 4  Pages

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Theodicy: Free Will and Natural Evil

ways. Theists are generally compelled to express a theodicy in response to the unfortunate, painful, evil events and circumstances found in our world. A theodicy is necessary only if we believe in a God who is inherently good, thus requiring an explanation of the apparent discontinuity between a good God and evil in the world. In order to express my own theodicy, I will discuss the forms of evil in the world and their various manifestations as well as whether or not creation as a whole is a “good”...

Evil, Free will, God 1951  Words | 6  Pages

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Just War Essay

Just War In general, war is a very controversial and complicated series of events, but war still is a very sad last resort for humans. The statistics of how bloody and dreadful war can show the gruesomeness of this act. In armed conflicts since 1945, ninety percent of casualties have been civilians compared to fifty percent in the Second World War and ten percent in the First. The planning and execution of war remains controlled by men, but women and children are the main victims of violence...

Jus ad bellum, Just War, Laws of war 1166  Words | 3  Pages

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Lord of the Flies--The Evils of Mankind

The Evils of Mankind Throughout human history, the issue of power has been the source of countless wars and violence, and so has it sparked inspiration in many philosophers to develop potentially better systems of government. The Age of Enlightenment saw many philosophers sprout with new ideas on forms of government to replace or refine the archaic norm of absolute monarchy; one such controversial thinker was Thomas Hobbes. In his widely-recognized book, The Leviathan, he claimed that, because...

Absolute monarchy, Constitutional monarchy, Form of government 1210  Words | 4  Pages

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The Power of Evil: Lord of the Flies

Evil: A noun meaning profound immortality, wickedness and depravity. It’s just a simple four letter word, full of darkness. There is a little bit of evil in everyone, varying in degree and severity, but it’s up to you whether you let it show or not. Everyone has a simple understanding of what evil is, but only through experience can one get a true understanding. In Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, evil seems extrinsic to the boys, being caused by the situation they are thrown into and the island...

Boy, Travis Fimmel, William Golding 945  Words | 3  Pages

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Trojan War

Was The Trojan War Just? The Trojan War was a Greek mythological war waged on account of the beautiful Helen, wife of the Spartan king Menelaus, being stolen from Greece by Paris, Prince of Troy. It is one of the most important, if not the most important, event in Greek mythology. The dispute originated from a quarrel between three goddesses, Athena, Hera, and Aphrodite. They were fighting to see who was the fairest among them. They were sent by Zeus to Paris in order for him to judge them...

Agamemnon, Aphrodite, Greek mythology 2182  Words | 5  Pages

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The Good War

Good War The Second World War is often depicted as the “Good War” because this war is where idea of democracy, freedom, and justice prevailed against the dictatorship of the fascist government, marking the beginning of the end of imperialism in the world. Despite the destruction, death, and devastation from the war. It also helped bring in a new world order; where the United States, wartime mobilization pulled the American economy out of depression, employing millions and granting American women...

Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Cold War, Manhattan Project 917  Words | 3  Pages

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Good vs Evil

mankind is considered evil. Therefore, labelling any action as good or evil is clearly based upon one’s perception and judgment. Good and evil also depend upon the context and results. While an action or a person may be considered good in a certain situation, the same action or person may be labelled bad in another situation. For instance, fire produces warmth during winter. When it destroys property or life, it turns evil. Good vs Evil. There are many ways we can define good and evil; there is what society...

Ku Klux Klan, Morality, Racism 899  Words | 3  Pages

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Korean War

On June 25, 1950, the Korean War began when some 75,000 soldiers from the North Korean People’s Army poured across the 38th parallel, the boundary between the Soviet-backed Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to the north and the pro-Western Republic of Korea to the south. This invasion was the first military action of the Cold War. By July, American troops had entered the war on South Korea’s behalf. As far as American officials were concerned, it was a war against the forces of international...

Cold War, Kim Il-sung, Korea 824  Words | 3  Pages

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Opium War

Jeffrey Koala Revolutionary China Professor Lu 6/12/07 THE INEVITABILITY OF THE OPIUM WAR BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN AND CHINA The Opium War, which began in 1839, pitted two of history's most independently industrious strongholds against each other. It was not only hugely detrimental to China's potential of progress, but was as well equally as unavoidably inevitable. The War also had major consequences to the later relations between China and Britain. The brutal fighting that ensued between...

China, First Opium War, Manchu 988  Words | 3  Pages

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Philosophy of War

War is an extremely controversial topic, especially amongst philosophers. It raises many ethical and political questions, the most important, perhaps, being the circumstances under which going to war are justifiable. Views on the law of war vary greatly. Some believe non-violence is the only acceptable approach, while others believe preventive war is justified. In this paper, we will examine and discuss several philosophers and their ideologies pertaining to war. We will begin with St. Thomas...

Carl von Clausewitz, Hugo Grotius, International law 2116  Words | 6  Pages

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The Evils of Obedience

The Evils of Obedience If one was to be asked to follow through with an order to inflict pain on another human being, would they obey this order? Many would answer “Never!” Yet, humans have been following orders such as these since the beginning of time, for example, the Holocaust or the murdering of innocent civilians during the Vietnam War. Some may think these people are psychopaths, but could they also be ordinary people followings the orders of a higher power or simply being influenced by...

Asch conformity experiments, Human, Milgram experiment 1466  Words | 4  Pages

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Is War Ever Justified

IsIs War Ever Justified     War, although being described by those who have survived it as hell, is in my opinion a necessary part of life in some sense in order to expand in many ways like socially, economically, and politically. In terms of social changes brought on by war, war often teaches us lessons about how to better our behaviour and attitudes in terms of our association both domestically and foreign. In World War 2 (1939 - 1945), America and Germany’s interaction and hostilities soon...

Adolf Hitler, Al-Qaeda, League of Nations 1434  Words | 4  Pages

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World War Ii: Good or Bad War?

While no war is a “good” war, sometimes to maintain the security that is necessary for the residents of the country war has to break out or be joined. In the case of the Japanese bombing Pearl Harbor, German U-Boats attacking our vessels, and Italy protecting the other two countries, these “evil” powers were indeed risking the safety of the citizens of the United States. As any parent would want to protect their children the best they could, Eisenhower knew that declaring war was the only way to...

Adolf Hitler, Attack on Pearl Harbor, Germany 1276  Words | 4  Pages

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Virtue and Evil in Macbeth

Virtue and Evil in Macbeth There is a constant war waging between good and evil in everyday life. It may be a war between two fractions that feel they are both in the right or an internal battle of good and evil. In William Shakespeare’s Macbeth the titular character and his wife are battling against the true nature of themselves and in each other. Although they are known and seen by others as virtuous, their unsatisfactory greed and ambition lead both characters to become immoral. Although...

English-language films, Ethics, Good and evil 1040  Words | 3  Pages

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Sundiata War

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