Monday, May 20, 2019
Lather and Nothing Else and the Possibility of Evil
British Baptist Preacher Charles Spurgeon in 1 case said, Beware of no man more than of yourself we carry our worst enemies within us. By reading work over and Nothing Else, The Possibility of Evil and through iodines i personal struggles this quote is constitute to be true. Everyone faces struggles with themselves. It is yourself that is your accept enemy because your mind is what creates your fears, goals and weaknesses not someone else. The story Lather and Nothing Else dialogue nigh a barber who must decide to be either a hero or a murderer. The Possibility of Evil deals with the evil that lies beneath the peaceful surface of a small t own. In both stories topics including integrity, honesty, morals, values and work ethic are dealt with Characters in both stories encounter struggle or conflict, but something is lettered through this struggle. First of all, the story Lather and Nothing Else deals with inner struggle. The main character, the barber, is secretly a member o f the resistance against the government. The conflict is introduced when Captain Torres, an executioner, walks into the barbers shop to get shaved.That gives the barber an opportunity to dash off him and become a hero. The main character then becomes very conflicted. If he decides to carry off Cpt. Torres he could escape to another country, but he would still have to live with the fact that he killed someone and that feeling would haunt him for the rest of his life. The barber debated the situation in his head. Perhaps he believed sidesplitting someone would lower himself to the captains level. The main character came to the decision that he would not kill the captain. The barber believed he did his work honorably and didnt want to stain his hands with blood. To each his own. Thats the way it is. To each his own. The lesson the author intends the readers to learn is to always weigh out the pros and cons before making a difficult choice in life. Next, The Possibility of Evil demo nstrates the sense of morality very well. Mrs. Strangeworth is an elderly madam who lives in Pleasant Town. She had lived there for a long time and believed it was her job to protect her town. She wrote anonymous garner to lot spreading false rumors and wrote about mickles flaws and sent them to different citizens of that town.She believed that by send these letters she was getting rid of the evil in her town. The struggles in this story is person vs. society because one can tell by reading this story that deep down in that old noble adult females heart, she loathed the people in her town. She dealt with her struggle by writing secret letters about people and posting them. In the end her most prized possessions, her roses, were destroyed by a man after decision out she was the one sending the letters. The lesson readers take away from this story is what goes around comes around, any actions, good or bad, will have a consequence.Finally, I, myself, have gone through many struggle s throughout my life. One of my biggest struggles is when I spent three weeks living on a military base. I only got a detect to leave the base once and that was to do community service but I still had to outwear my combat uniform. They woke us up at 500 AM every morning, taken for a one mo jog and trained until 630 in the evening. We got a 1. 5 hour submit and had to be back in our barracks by 900 PM. We would then polish our boots for a half hour then went to bed.They would play The Last Post at 10 PM every night and reveille on the bugle every morning at 5. I struggled a lot with the schedule, home illness and during a injury to my ankle from a Biathlon I competed in. I was so fed up with everything and estimable wanted to go home. I got through it because of all the amazing people that were there. The girls I shared a room with were all used to this because they have done it before. They really talked me through it and took me around the base and make it fun for me. The of ficers, padres and doctors there were also really supportive.There was always someone there for me to talk to. The people I met there ended up becoming my second family. I believe the lesson I learned from that experience is that it doesnt matter who you are with or where you may be, there really is no attitude at home. In conclusion, as to what was stated in the introduction, everyone faces struggles with themselves. In Lather and Nothing Else the barber struggles with himself, he doesnt want to be a killer but killing Captain Torres could potentially keep up many other lives. In The Possibility of Evil the ain conflict I person vs. society, however, the woman also struggles with herself. She hated the people in her town and dealt with it by sending anonymous letters to citizens about their flaws or accused them of things they may not be guilty for. In a way, shes destroying her own town by breaking the reliance people have in each other. Also, in my own struggle I was homesick a nd confused. I dealt with situation I never would have imagined beforehand. As one can see, lessons were learned through struggles by both characters in these stories and through my own experiences.