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Traditional folktales never were. There are some good guys.
There are some bad guys. The good guys win. The good guys are usually scrappy amateurs; the bad guys usually well-organized professionals with typical fascist precision. The good guys usually demonstrate a respect for human life and the bonds of friendship; the bad guys betray their citizens and their underlings with equal abandon.
They gain their good guy or bad guy status by either following the universal law, or breaking it. Neither the Greeks nor Trojans are especially good nor villainous. The Trojans lose some points for kidnapping a woman, but the Greeks lose some points for killing and enslaving an entire city.
Neither side is scrappier or more professional than the other. Neither seems to treat civilians better or demonstrate more loyalty. Nor was it on the mind of the authors of Mahabharata, the Norse sagas, Jack and the Beanstalk, et cetera. The article concludes this is because of nationalism.
Nation-states wanted their soldiers to imagine themselves as fighting on the side of good, against innately-evil cartoon-villain enemies. This was so compelling a vision that it shaped culture from then on: A Global History of Concentration Campsabout the rise of the idea that people on opposite sides of conflicts have different moral qualities, she told me: In short, we are rehearsing the idea that moral qualities belong to categories of people rather than individuals.
What are we to think of this? Robin Hood started stealing from the rich to give to the poor as early as the edition of his tale. The Mayan Hero Twins? Are there any differences between the way ancients and moderns looked at this? Maybe modern stories seem more likely to have two clear sides eg made up of multiple different people separated by moral character.
Villains as opposed to monsters, or beings that are evil by their very nature seem more modern. So does the idea of heroes as necessarily scrappy, and villains as necessarily well-organized. And just eyeballing it, modern stories seem to use this plot a lot more, and to have less deviation from the formula.
The past stories seem much more conducive to blind nationalism than our own. The amorality of the warriors in the Iliad manifested as total loyalty: Hector fought for Troy not because Troy was in the right, but because he was a Trojan.
Achilles fought for Greece not because he believed in the Greek cause, but because that was his side and he was sticking to it. What more could a nationalist want?
In contrast, the whole point of modern good-vs-evil is that you should choose sides based on principle rather than loyalty.Greed, vanity, and repentance in "Moll Flanders" by Daniel Defoe. Three recurring themes in Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe are greed, vanity, and repentance.
Theme . A Look at Daniel Defoe's Moll Flanders: Turn the page and celebrate the new roles of women in eighteenth-century England Abstract In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay's first paragraph. Mar 10, · Definition Essays (Examples) Moll Flanders and Pamela intellectual manipulation (as in the art of politics), or public or personal expression (as in the art of conversation).
Recall that the word is etymologically related to artificial -- i.e., produced by human beings. Since this embraces many types of production that are not. Introduction. Daniel Defoe's Moll Flanders, who was born to a condemned criminal and brought up by strangers, always followed her dearest wish of belonging to the upper class and becoming a .
Download-Theses Mercredi 10 juin None of the people in Moll Flanders are who they say they are. Often, they are not who Moll says they are, either. And hey, even Moll isn't who she says she is.
We're exhausted just thinking about it. We never learn Moll's real name, even when she's in prison and about to die. She moves through life.