The Folly Of Punishment Essay

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“Like So many things its is not what's outside, but what is inside that counts,” This quote comes the movie Aladdin and it is represented in many things, simple, and complex. The quote comes from the merchant and the quote describes the theme as when an individual gains enough “greed”, they disguise themselves in order to gain their desire, and can be used to describe evil and good, just like lucifer, he was in disguise of an angel but his true motives came up and down he fell, or the soldiers fighting for us, on the outside they look like the average joe but they have seen things you can't even handle and they do it for our country. This is true for all three works in the essay, in two of the the works the greed is used for evil and in one the greed is used for good. In the first work of art, Scarlet letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, we see an antagonist named Roger Chillingworth try to seek revenge on the protagonists lover. Roger seeks revenge on the protagonist, Hester Prynee, because the protagonist is his wife and she committed adultery. In the novel Scarlet letter it begins with a lecher on top of a scaffold with a baby in her arms, it is revealed that she is an adulterer. She committed adultery while her husband was away on a trip, and while she is on the scaffold she notices him in the crowd. There are ministers who try to get the name of the father but Hester refuses to reveal his name. She goes on a journey of trying to keep the father hidden and wear the burden and shame of the scarlet letter, with an ending that will stay with you forever. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a novel that takes place during the salem witch. The protagonist, John Proctor, has an affair with a servant named Abigail Williams. His wife, Elizabeth Proctor, found out about the affair and kicked Abigail out of their home and she stopped being their servant. John Procter only had the affair out lust and not out of anything else, and Abigail did the affair out of love and that is going to bite him in the butt later in the novel. Abigail gets caught dancing in the woods (which is a big deal back then) and she gets accused of a witch buts she “confesses” and then everyone follows her word when she makes accusations and soon the accusations get to close to home for John Proctor. John Proctor tries to prove everyones innocence but things turn out for the worse and the end of lives are taken in a ending that won’t be expected. Out of all those novels there is only one work of art whose greed is used for good; the movie Aladdin. Aladdin was created by Disney, the movie is about a protagonist named Aladdin who is very poor and has to steal to make is living with his monkey Abu. While trying to live he falls in love with the princess, Princess Jasmine. Fortunately he comes across a genie lamp with the help of the antagonist and wishes to become a prince just so that he can have a chance with the princess. The antagonist, Jafar, originally intended for the lamp to be...

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