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SandraVuong
Ms.Holt
English1P/Period3
February1,2016

GoodvsEvil

Atopicofdebatethatpeoplehavebeendiscussingaboutiswhetherornotpeopleare
bornevilorgood.Therehasbeenseveralarticles,debates,andexperimentsonthistopic.Are
humansgoodorbad?Itsaquestionthathasbeenrepedetlyaskedthroughouthumanity.
Althoughsomepeoplebelievehumansareborngood,itmayactuallybearguedthattheyare
notbecausetheytakeadvantageoftheweak,theyarejudgemental,andselfish.
Whatbetterwaytofindoutthetruthbuttousebabies?InanexperimentBBCheld,they
usedpuppetswithdifferenttraitstotestthebabies.87%ofbabiesprefertoharmthepuppets
whoarenotlikethemwhichisrelevanttomypointthatpeoplearejudgemental.Babieshave
morepositiveactionstothegoodpeopleandthepeoplesimilartothem.Thistellsusthat
everyoneisbornwiththeseedofunderstandingrightvswrong.ThequotePeoplearequickto
judgeothersfaultsbutneverquicktotopointouttheirownshowsreadersthatoftentimes
peoplejudgeothersbecausetheyhavethesameinsecurities.Humansareenvioustheresent
thefeelingsthatcomeupsotheyfindsomethingwrongthisthosewhohavewhattheywantand
endupjudgingthem.
Anotherreasonwhyhumansareselfishis
becausetheytakeadvantageoftheweak.TheliterarynovelLordoftheFliesstatesFromhis
lefthanddanglesPiggysbrokenglasses,showsreadershowhumansonlypickonpeoplethat
areweakerandmorevulnerablethanthem.SincePiggyisweakerthanJackandtherestofthe
boys,Jackdecidestostealhisspecks.Hecouldvepickedonanyoftheotherboys,buthe
pickedontheweakestonewhichshowsthathumansareinherentlyevilbecausetheytake


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advantageoftheweak.Areallifeexampleofpeopletakingadvantageoftheweakmightbe
happeninginyourownschool.Bulliesoftentargetweakervictimstopickonbecauseitmakes
themfeelbiggerandsuperior.ThequotebyDanPearcePeoplewholovethemselves,don't
hurtotherpeople.Themorewehateourselves,themorewewantotherstosuffer.talksabout
howpeopleonlypickonothersbecauseoftheirowninsecuritiesandweakness.Itisclearthat
nooneisevertaughttobullyorbemeanandthatpeoplearebornnaturallywithit.
Additionally,peopleareevilbecausetheyareselfishandarewillingtodoalmostanythingto
harmotherssothattheycouldhavethebenefits.ForexampleintheshortstoryThankYou
Maam,Rogerstealsanoldwoman'spursejustsohecouldbuyhimselfanewpairofshoes.
ThetextevidenceIwantedapairofblue,suedeshoes.showsthathestoleapurseofa
helplessoldwomanonthestreet,forhisownselfishneeds.Sometimesthereareselfishpeople
allaroundusandwedon'tevennoticeit.Forexample,ifyouhaveahugebagofchipsand
someoneistalkingabouthowhungrytheyare,andyoueatthebagofchipsinfrontofthem,
thatisconsideredselflessness.Selflessnessisputtingyourgoals,priorities,andneedsfirst
beforeeveryoneelse,eventhosewhoarereallyinneed.Basedontheevidence,readersmay
cometoaconclusionthathumansarebornevilandthatselflessnessisnottaughttothem.
Peoplemayarguethathumanseviltraitsweretaughttothemoritwastaughtbytheway
theygrewup,howeverthereareseveralreasonswhythatisnottrue.Humanswerebornwith
thetraitstobeselfish,judgemental,andtotakeadvantageofothers.Wegrewupsurrounded
bythesetypesofpeopleandwegrewintothem.Itisessentialforpeopletorealizethissothey
couldtakecontroloftheirownactions.

Rubricratingsubmittedon:2/5/2016,10:56:57AMbybholt@ggusd.net


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Comments:
Youhaveastrongbaseforyouressay.Youchoserelevantreasons,andthequotesyouchose
areappropriatetohelpproveyourargument.However,theexamplesfromreallifecouldhave
beenmoreimpactfulandsignificant.

Continuetoworkonyourmatterssentenceandexplainingtothereaderwhyitisimportant:the
sowhatofyourargument.

Makesuretoproperlyintegratequotesanduseparentheticalcitations.Thisisanimportantskill
thatyouwillcontinuetouseeverytimeyouwriteanessay.

Score:3+