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The issue of what behavior is civilized and what is uncivilized or barbaric is variedamong different people But in our world today there are standards of what behavior isconsidered The definition of civilized is the characteristics of a state of civilizationespecially characterized by taste refinement or restraint Now from this definition themeaning of civilization is a relatively high level of cultural and technological developmentstage at which writing and the keeping of written records is attained The meaning of tasteis a critical judgment or discernment The meaning of restraint is control of emotionsimpulses etc reserve constraint Now the definition of uncivilized is not civilizedOne example of civilized or uncivilized behavior comes from The MostDangerous Game by Richard Connell In this story one character Zaroff is uncivilizedbecause he hunts other humans for sport Another example comes from The Interlopersby Saki In this Story two men are uncivilized at the beginning because they are fightingover a piece of land that is worth nothing They are willing to kill over it However by theend of the story they solve their fight in a civilized manner They talk the disagreement outand agree to become friends In the story The Lady or the Tiger by Frank R Stocktonthe kings way of punishment is uncivilized because an innocent person could die foropening the wrong door and a guilty person could live for picking the right one It is alsobarbaric because of the way that the people have to dieThe idea of what is civilized and uncivilized can be determined about many actionsOne behavior that is uncivilized to almost all humans is one human taking the life ofanother for no reason murder Acting rudely or having bad manners is all so considered tobe uncivilized by many people Being unclean and un-kept is the same The question ofbeing uncivilized also depends on the person Some people may see it as okay andperfectly normal to hunt while some people may see it as uncivilized and
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