Final Persuasive Essay
You and your little brother live on the streets. You have no parent, no home, and no money. Both of you are starving and would do anything to get your hands on some food. All you want is a little nibble for your baby brother so you can satisfy his growling stomach and put some light back in his eyes. What would you do if there were an opportune chance to steal something from a snack bar, knowing you would never get caught? Would this be a justifiable action? It is for a good cause… Given that most goals attained in life have a pleasant connotation, explains the fact that all kindness needs to be achieved with righteousness. All journeys to attain a beneficial ambition need to be equally noble to the objective. I firmly believe that for all cases when trying to attain a great objective, this cannot be an excuse to act corrupt and decadent.
To begin with, there is a sufficient amount of evidence to explain “the end does not justify the means” in the literature we studied in class. The Epic of Gilgamesh was a story of the quest to gain immortality for the almighty Gilgamesh. This invincible part mortal, part God was afraid of his own death after the casualties of his nemesis and his companion; therefore he went on a voyage for a plant that will make him eternal. When he found this magical shrub, he decided to offer the eternal plant to the elders of his city. “There is a plant that grows under the water, thorny to seize, as a rose is thorny to his feet. So Gilgamesh tied heavy stone weights to his feet to bring him down through the waters of the abyss to the place where he could find the magic plant. Urshanabi, this plant is a wonderful plant. I will carry the thorny plant back to my city. I will give some to the elders there to share among them.” (pg. 19-20) The conclusion of this story had a great meaning, although the murders of Hawawa, the Bull of Heaven and Enkidu were not justified by this final action.