Essay about Framing Reference Based On Simple Word Definition

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Framing reference based on simple word definition, the term “evil” is best described as “morally reprehensible; sinful, wicked, arising from actual or imputed bad character or conduct.” (Merriam Webster) However, this is simply a Standard Definition, and is thus excessively exclusive in nature. For that reason, it may also be characterized as a Qualifying Definition, though in either case the description is relatively direct and specific, leaving little to no room for further contemplation or discussion. Despite this, there are other forms of definition with which one can define this word, and a myriad of ways to do it, as well, in various manners that are more creative in nature and not as black and white, though the dictionary definition of a word is probably the best way to define it, as it limits the need for any real further discussion at all. However, the human mind cannot be categorized or made to see the world on a one dimensional plane, and so every word, and its standard definition, holds a different weight with every person who hears or reads either. They may agree or disagree with the textbook meaning, but this still does not negate the general consensus of the word’s meaning; “The collective unconscious consists of the sum of the instincts and their correlates, the archetypes. Just as everybody possesses instincts, so he also possesses a stock of archetypal images." (Jung, 1919) What this quote by Carl Jung means is that, despite cultural boundaries and…

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