Light v. Darkness
The Tale of Despereaux
"Good and Evil: A Principle of Polarity"
This article deals with society and "good" and "evil" people. It explains the Principle of Polarity which states that for one extreme there is another opposite extreme. So, for example, for every "good" deed that is done, there is a another "evil" deed that has been done is response. The article states that this has been going on for every and that it happens every where. Also, it explains that the reason for this is that there is no clear "good" or "evil". Good is only what one particular person believes is good
This article contributes to my understanding of the novel because it makes me realize that maybe what characters in did was not black and white, maybe it was grey. Reflecting on the novel now I realize that perhaps Chiaroscuro kidnapping Princess Pea was not all bad. Maybe his bad actions had good intensions.
This article contributes to my understanding of the theme because it gives me connections to historical people that are examples of this grey area. One example from history the article mentions is Hitler. There is no doubt that Hitler's concentration camps were evil, but it does mention that before Hitler persecuted the Jews, he fixed Germany's economy.
Every day I experience light and darkness. Whether from the choices I make or the choices of other I encounter it. Everyday I have the opportunity to hold the door for someone, or to say thank you. Everyday I have the chance to spread some light instead of darkness.