• Capital Punishment - a Necessary Evil?
    be awarded in the “rarest of the rarest” case of exceptional depravity and brutality ultimately depend on the judge’s feelings of moral outrage and lie in the realm of the ‘totally subjective’. In fact, the award of the death penalty to Nalini in the Rajiv Gandhi case, is a case in point of the role...
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  • The Great Gatsby- Immorality
    today’s society. In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the American dream was a foundation of desires for wealth and supremacy. Throughout the novel, the characters’ greed has a negative impact on their everyday decisions, and leads them down the path of immorality and depravity. Through...
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  • Delusyon: Reflection Paper
    students who take drugs were always high, acting weird, skip classes, not in their proper thinking so they could do violent acts and get associated with the other criminals, get mad and irritated easily and of course, it can always lead to other moral depravity. In my point of view, the primary...
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  • Aristotles Theory on Tragedies and Oedipus Rex
    "In respect of Character there are four things to be aimed at” for a tragic hero according to Aristotle. Theses four traits include moral goodness, propriety, realism, and consistency. He also says that a tragedy must invoke catharsis, the purgation of the emotions pity and fear. A good example of...
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  • punishment
    which the offender was convicted). Ideally, the harshness of punishments should be proportionate to the seriousness of crimes. In reality, it is difficult to match punishments and crimes, since there is no way to objectively calibrate the moral depravity of particular crimes and/or the painfulness of specific punishments. Retribution is a backward‐looking theory of punishment. It looks to the past to determine what to do in the present....
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  • When Altruism Fails
    priests, false doctors, and the bad Samaritan. The human depravity argument assumes that we are intrinsically drawn to bad actions that harm ourselves and others. On the contrary, evolution has equipped us with the capacity to put the needs of others before our own immediate needs. The mere fact...
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  • The Atrocious Side of Humanity
    dormant inside a person’s psyche. People have to continually restrain their primitive thoughts in order to be seen as good people. But such continuality is fragile and a simple disturbance can upset the balance. The seed of depravity resides inside everyone and a few drops of water will definitely...
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  • Frankenstein Paper
    his responsibility as the 'father' to teach the monster the ways of humans, about morals, values, love and kindness. But since Frankenstein neglected doing this for his monster, it symbolically represented an abandonment of his own values, that he shunned his own humanity. I believe...
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  • American Cinema: a Corrupt Industry?
    moral and/or biblical content in them and 72% had at least some positive redemptive or Christian content in them. Moreover, about 70% of the top 25 movies had no sexually explicit images in them, more than 75% had no excessive and gory violence, and more than 80% had either no alcohol use or drug...
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  • History Assignment
    wanted the world to be in uniform and at a sort of moral attention forever; I wanted no more riotous excursions with privileged glimpses into the human heart. Only Gatsby, the man who gives his name to this book... represented everything for which I have an unaffected scorn. (4) “One of those men...
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  • hhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    historical forces impacted the movement of America away from a religious haven towards an economic and political powerhouse. The puritanical strands of religious thought and moral judgment continue to influence, in varying degrees, the social and political thinking in America. Background...
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  • Theology Semester Notes
    now painful and hard work. We also have natural disasters Pervasive depravity and spiritual inability Miscoseption of Persavie depravity It means we are thurely depraved Non Christians do not have a concents (they can not destenct from good or evil) Non-Christians will do everything possibly...
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  • Clockwork Orange Moral Amiguity
    Brent Loth AP English November 10th Moral Ambiguity In the novel, A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, we are introduced to a bizarre and atypical protagonist, Alex. This young delinquent displays incredible depravity and revels in his random violent actions. In all of his cruelty...
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  • Response - Is America in Moral Decline
    during the 1990s, and while those numbers have trailed off nationally, the problem remains ubiquitous. Certain aspects of our culture are indeed sliding into depravity, however to judge the entire moral compass of a nation by the fact that it’s become more socially acceptable to smoke marijuana...
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  • Sacrifice
    , no profit, no reward—if you achieve this state of total zero, you have achieved the ideal of moral perfection. If you wish to save the last of your dignity, do not call your best actions a “sacrifice”: that term brands you as immoral. If a mother buys food for her hungry child rather than a hat for...
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  • In Cold Blood
    between them: draw out and relate implications * Literacy merit- literary merit when you gain something of value from reading it (such as deeper knowledge or new ideas to consider).  * Moral questions-Concerned with the principles of right and wrong behaviour and the goodness or badness of human...
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  • A Clock Work Orange
    violence, rape, and theft, the hero of the novel, Burgess argues that humanity must, at all costs, insist that individuals be allowed to make their own moral choices, even if that freedom results in depravity. When the State removes Alex's power to choose his own moral course of action, Alex becomes...
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  • Chastity
    genital organs in order to derive sexual pleasure. "Both the Magisterium of the Church, in the course of a constant tradition, and the moral sense of the faithful have been in no doubt and have firmly maintained that masturbation is an intrinsically and gravely disordered action."138 "The deliberate...
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  • Symbolism in the Great Gatsby
    yellow. The house contains two individuals, both Myrtle and George. Mr. Wilson eventually decides to kill Gatsby on the basis of false information inside of that home, and displays more depravity when he says that "God sees everything" referring to the billboard of T.J. Eckleburg. George Wilson...
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  • The Great Gatsby: Moral Corruption
    social and moral values through his use of symbolism and characterization. During the totality of novel, symbolism is used as a vehicle of depravity. Fitzgerald illustrates the decaying ethics and morals upheld by those of the era with a wide variety of unexpected figures. In Chapter 2, Fitzgerald...
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