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Seneca Gottschlich

Mrs. Blackmer

English 12 Period 2

3 March 2015

Evil And Shiz

People think evil be like it is but I will tell you that it do like it do. Various authors such as: John Meakin, "The Origin of Evil", Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, and Philip Zimbardo's Stanford Prison Experiment, have all addressed where evil has come from. The cause of evil is widely disputed. Many say that evil is caused by environment, others say that some are just born evil, and then there way to many other theories. Even though people say environment can cause evil, everyone contains evil.

"The lack of love can cause evil". We hear this all the time, but is it true? In the monsters case, it is. "'I except this reception,' said the demon. 'All men hate the wretched; how, then, must I be hated, who am miserable beyond all living things!'" (Frankenstein, Pg 86) This is when the monster first confronts Victor Frankenstein. Victor created this monster and then ignored it. He did worse than ignore it actually; he detests this monster and has made it known. The monster wants revenge for this, for Victor hating him. The monster kills William, Victor's younger brother, and then continues with the rest when Victor doesn't give him what he wants. The monster does horrendously evil acts just because Victor doesn't love him. "...but the deadly languor and coldness of the limbs told me that what I now held in my arms had ceased to be the Elizabeth whom I had loved and cherished." (Frankenstein, Pg 186) The monster kills Elizabeth, Victor's now wife and adopted sister. Victor in return explodes in anger and devotes his life to hunt down the monster and kill it. Sadly, this does not come true. Instead, Victor dies and the evil murderous monster lives. This is one case where evil is caused by the lack of love.

Evil is naturally within some people. Seemingly normal people have evil hidden within them. Philip Zimbardo discovered this in his Stanford Prison Experiment. In 1971, Philip Zimbardo did an experiment using twenty-four young males. These young males were grouped as guards and prisoners, twelve in each. All of the males were supposedly normal with no extreme or odd quirk in them. This soon proved



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