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Tenessee Williams once said:

Running head : CONTEXT OF GOOD AND EVIL

Interpretation on Good or Bad People in the

Context of Tennessee Williams

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There are no good ' or bad ' people . Some are a little better or a little worse , but all are activated more by misunderstanding than malice - a blindness to what is going on in each others hearts . Nobody sees anybody truly but all through the flaws of their own egos . That is the way we all see each other in life

p To be able to fully understand the phrase stressed by Tennessee Williams , one must be enlightened on the views given by world-renowned individuals on the context of Good and Bad . Consequently , the majestic view of what has seemingly stricken the confusion on how to take the phrase is dependent on the view of a person on the paradigm that shapes up the realm of the purpose . How any statement is interpreted comprises multifarious factors which make up the echelon of understanding of an individual

As stressed in human behavior and Freud 's egoism , a person 's view on things or in life or on any matter or on any stake is a manifestation of the elements that surround around one 's environment - family upbringing kind of friends , educational background , childhood experiences knowledge acquired through the light of the daily activities - and on how one is able to comprehend . As for the case of Williams , how he ought to understand his statement may have been derived from that immediate time 's influences which urged him to believe on that fact leading him to air out his own opinion on the matter

Conceivably , it may be taken to assumption that this playwright 's troubled agony in life turned him to be neutral on the basis on Good and Bad - which however , cannot be concluded at any stake - not unless his life and his and how he feels shall be taken account into critical study

Further , The core of the doctrine of egoism is the self or the individual . Central to psychological egoism is the argument that self-interest is always the motive behind all the acts of human beings including acts which are categorized as deeds of altruism . Ethical egoism , on the other hand , claims that persons ought to do what is essential to their self-interest

In the Republic , Plato outlined that by nature individuals are selfish through the story of the Gyge 's ring . With the ring granting whoever wears it with the power to turn invisible , he asserts that even the just man would eventually use the ring to his benefit without much concern over the other people he might trample upon . This holds even more to the unjust man

To be an egoist would be prudent for several reasons both for the perfectly just and perfectly unjust man . Generally , an egoist will primarily consider his own well-being in every situation he may be placed . With this prudence , the perfectly just people as well as the perfectly unjust one will most likely secure benefits for his existence

However , for us to confirm the truthfulness of psychological egoism - that our actions are always prompted by our self-interest - it must be first revealed that human beings are , in essence , selfish and that with selfishness we are motivated to seek for ourselves whatever that benefits us without much concern over the consequences it can throw at other people

One criticism which has been staunchly hurled against psychological egoism is that it argues in circles . Thomas Macaulay argues against psychological egoism in such a way that it (psychological egoism presupposes that people only carry out actions that result to their self-satisfaction , and concludes that people only carry out actions that result to their self-satisfaction ADDIN EN .CITE Macaulay1860116Thomas MacaulayThe Miscellaneous Writings of Lord Macaulay12 1860Longman , Green , Longman and Roberts (Macaulay 1860

Going roughly over the points being argued in egoism , there may be cases wherein several acts of individuals are basically fueled by selfish desires . Yet these may be mere observations alone , though apparently individuals acting in such a way may openly claim that their acts are primarily driven by their selfish desires . The theory of egoism nevertheless provides us another way in which we can view the actuations of men , though for the most part it does not bring us any guarantee that all of our acts are nevertheless grounded on selfish desires and , hence it cannot absolutely be a viable moral theory

The ideas of Plato are nevertheless synonymous to several cases in the contemporary world . His conceptions of the primacy of justice and of the Good over Evil indicate the consistent role of law in throughout the years in the development of the society and in the protection of the rights and interests of every individual . There is an increasing awareness as well on the role of these rights in removing the barriers being set forth by racial and sexual distinctions . Justice , for the most part , has evolved throughout centuries and may still be on the verge of transformation in the coming years as more and more issues are being taken into account in determining which counts as just in relation to the primacy of the Good over Evil

More importantly , the increasing roles of the quest for gender and racial equality in contemporary times have redirected the path of justice both in the local and global arena ADDIN EN .CITE Kelly5Jane KellyWomen thirty-five years on : still unequal after all this timeEducation , Equality and Human RIghts Issues of Gender apos Race apos , Sexuality , Disability and Social Class7-2112006New YorkRoutledge02 (Kelly , 2006 . These changes in the perception of justice have drastically impacted on the attitudes of individuals in dealing with other people and in focusing their attention in striving for a stable existence

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ADDIN EN .REFLIST Kelly , J (2006 . Women thirty-five years on : still unequal after all this time . In Education , Equality and Human RIghts Issues of Gender 'Race , Sexuality , Disability and Social Class (1 ed pp . 7-21 . New York : Routledge

Macaulay , T (1860 . The Miscellaneous Writings of Lord Macaulay (Vol 1 : Longman , Green , Longman , and Roberts

Tennessee Williams (1911-1983 ) - original name Thomas Lanier Williams (Publication (2002 . Retrieved November 8 , 2007 , from amazon .com http /www .kirjasto .sci .fi /williams .htm Elia Kazan 's Autobiography A Life (1988 . See Tennessee Williams (1911-1983 ) - original name Thomas Lanier Williams (Publication (2002 Retrieved November 8 , 2007 , from amazon .com http /www .kirjasto .sci .fi /williams .htm

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