Analysis Of Mary Tilford From The Children 's Hour By Lillian Hellman And Sister Aloysius

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Ethics are a moral principle that governs a person 's or group 's behavior. Throughout our lives we’ve alway been told how to act and how to respond to people in different settings. But what does it mean to live a virtuous/non-virtuous life? Virtue is the moral excellence of a person and non virtue is the moral excellence that a person lacks. In our literature class we’ve constantly discussed ethics and what it means to us. Not only have we talked about how we can relate to it but we’ve spoken about how it relates to the plays we’ve been reading.In the literature that we have read each of the main characters will have to make the decision of whether or not they would live a virtuous or non virtuous life. Some of the characters choices are very clear in whether or not they choose to live a virtuous or non-virtuous life. Mary Tilford from The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman and Sister Aloysius from John Patrick Shanley 's play Doubt: A Parable are the two characters that have shown their choices in many of their actions throughout these two plays.
Non-virtue; is a moral excellence that a person lacks. Mary Tilford from The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman seemed to follow a non virtuous lifestyle. Throughout the play Mary takes on a Malicious demeanor. “ I am sorry , Mrs. Mortar . I went to get you these flowers. I thought you would like them and I didn’t know it would take so long to pick them”(Hellman 11). Mary lied to Mrs. Mortar about where she was and where she…

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