scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 548
Why Be Moral Sarah Ollie 100-25 090800 The question here I have the opportunity to get away with an immoral act and profit from it Apart from Gods commandments is there any other reason why I shouldnt do it has many answers to it The easiest and most obvious answer is guilt If you commit this crime you will feel guilty There is also the issue of karma What you put out into the world does inevitably come back to you Let us briefly look first at the issue of religion Religion is a powerful motivation to behave morally The fear of Hell or its counterparts in non-Christian religions is probably the main reason most people behave morally While it is a very good argument for morality there are other reasons to avoid acting immorally than religion One very good reason is guilt In the Woody Allen film Crimes and Misdemeanors Dr Judah Rosenthal is has decided to have his mistress killed to keep her from revealing his philandering and also his shady financial dealings Already feeling guilty about cheating on his wife has driven him to distraction In having this women killed Dr Rosenthal will be committing himself to living a lie for the rest of his life He will wake up every morning plagued with the thought that he ended the life of another human being Guilt is an intensely strong emotion capable of driving people to desperate means Take example the novel Crime and Punishment Rodion Romanovitch Raskolnikoff the main character in the story experiences madness including delusions and paranoia after killing a pawnbroker He began acting irritable whenever the murder was mentioned and the weight of his worry eventually drove him to confession So even though it seemed as though he would get away with it Raskolnikoffs own guilt turned him in Another reason and possibly the best reason to be moral is Karma or The golden rule
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA