The Evil Among Us Essay

521 words - 2 pages

The question is, can you make full reconciliation of past evils that you've committed? In one of the cases we'll study the offenders attempt to elude the law of a past murder and cover their tracks, thus attempting to escape their judgment. In another case, a town forms a lynch mob to kill three innocent men on nothing but a rumor, only to find out that the rumor was a falsity. Although there are two different forms of evil that we are going to study, yet they are evil just the same.The thing that most people find so appealing about the passion of a group following is the acceptance, and sense of belonging. In most cases the majority can deceive and make waver even the elite. In one example a man uncovers a plot to a past murder and desires to see justice served. In another example, a town mob decides that they are best fit to take the law into their own hands, and with hearsay as their only evidence, the mob ends up lynching three innocent men in the process. In the first example, there was no question that a wrong had been committed and a punishment must be dealt. But in the second example it would seem that it would be easier not to get involved, than to try to interfere with the aggression of a large mob. It is obvious that in both situations there is evil to be spoken of, but evil can appear in many forms and infect us in...

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