Augustine Good Vs Evil Analysis

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Is there really a reason why people are ultimately good and ultimately evil? If there ever was, where would it start from? By reading Augustine’s works, you can tell he questioned himself, If God was good then why is there so much evil the world right now? If he was good then, he should have trouble creating anything that has evil agendas. The way Augustine’s looked at it is if anything that turns evil must have started out good. If God created everything that is supposed to be good then that good has the probable of becoming corrupt. The way I see things is, everything is created for a reason. If there was no evil in the world then, no good would truly exist either. In Anglo-Saxons poem Beowulf, Beowulf himself was pretty much undefeatable, representing that with a good will and great amount of strength any type of evil and be defeated easily. Book VII, Confession Augustine writes “When I was trying to reach a decision about serving the Lord my God, as I had long intended to do, it was I who willed to take this course and again it was I who willed not to take it.” (Confessions, page 178)In the book it talk about how Augustine’s finally …show more content…
Evil in both Augustine’s works, in the Confessions and The City of God, as well as in Anglo-Saxon poem of Beowulf. Even though Augustine’s was more realistic, where God is the source of being good. If you tend to astray away from him them you are corrupt and will become evil. It will lead you to death and agony. While in Beowulf even though the monsters and the superhuman abilities aren’t real, the poem does teach you a great amount of Good vs. Evil. If you have good intentions, selflessness, and courage anything you put your mind to shouldn’t be a problem. I believe this is something we all need to remember. Even for example, its playing a game of any kinds of sport. If you cheat and look for the uncomplicated way out, you will get caught and forever be seen as an evil

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