"The Secret Agent": Human Nature vs. Morality Analytical Essay

"The Secret Agent": Human Nature vs. Morality
This paper is a comparison of human nature vs. morality, as found in Joseph Conrad's "The Secret Agent".
# 4432 | 1,060 words | 0 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Feb 12, 2003 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis)

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This paper discusses the role that human nature plays in the actions taken by people in their lives. The paper uses the different characters in Joseph Conrad's book "The Secret Agent," to show varying levels of morality and goodness. The author also argues that individuals actions, affect the lives, and morality of those around them.

From the paper:

"Verloc is a slightly more complex character. Immediately one can see that he possesses flawed morals because of the shop he ran. For all purposes, it was a primitive sex shop. It may not have been as gaudy as the sex shops of today are, but its clientele was similar; either young men with too much time and money, or older men who had fallen on hard times. When the reader learns that Verloc runs the shop as a means to cover up his real profession as a terrorist, one no longer accepts his poor moral values, but must question whether he has any at all. Verloc?s only redeeming value is that he married Winnie and helps her support her feeble brother."

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