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The Nature of Mankind

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Essay title: The Nature of Mankind

Society is based upon a set of rules created for all men and woman. It represents

that all people of all race, religion, and ethnicity should be treated equal. The unfortuante

part about society is that not all people do accept the fact that everybody is the same. You

wouldn't think that this has been going on for a very long time, but really, it has. It started

in the past, it still occurred

in the century I know best, the twentith century, and it is still


to this very present day. The nature of mankind is corrupt, it always has been and

it always will be. I believe that this is what will happen because based on the evidence I

have read, heard, and watched on television, the nature of mankind is bad.

Mankind led a hard life, men and women worked long, hard hours out in the fields,

just so that they would be able to survive. People knew one way of doing things, and the

thought of a different and easier way to do things was out of the question. So when it came

to the discoveries of certain things, people were outraged. This goes back to the early

1600's when Galileo Galilei was inventing and discovering. He came up with an invention,

the telescope, to see into the outer limits of the earth. He spent endless nights, and came

up with the conclusion that the moon was actually made up of craters, mountains, and jagged

surfaces. He announced to the public his discovery, and many people, including scientists,

were outragged. Galileo was put on trial for wrongful thinking. People did not accept the

fact that people were getting smarter, and the world was changing before their very eyes.

Mankind is unreasonable, right before them ideas were being brought forward, and all they

did was push them back down into the dirt. Pretty evil, the world was going to change

anyway, it was not going to stay the same. It goes to show what mankind is also like. For

example, if all of society is supposed to be equal, then why are nobles and the clergy only

allowed to have important jobs, and the peasants forced to dig in the dirt for back breaking

hours. Kings and or Queens controlled what people were to be doing, if they had to pay

taxes and who they had to pay. People did not agree with this type of system, the feudal

system, and therefore, revolutions would take place. People knew long ago that all of

mankind was not treated equal, so why didn't they change so that every one was? I don't

know how to answer that, but I do know that if people were treated equal then society would

probably not be the way it is today. People would have reasonable equality. It did start to

improve a bit, peasants were getting a little bit more slack, but nothing really changed,

people set themselves up for the idea that they were bad. It goes to show how much people

actually want change also. In the middle 1600's, Charles I was king. He needed money, so

he went to the Parliament, and they made him sign the Petition of Right. This made it so he

had limited power, but Charles I found a way around it and by 1642, the Parliament and him

created a civil war. The people won the war, and the king went down, the country was taken

over by a leader, Oliver Cromwell, who promised the

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