The Seven Mortal Sins

Well, really what I have decided to do is to show how the Seven Deadly Sins are exemplified in each work that we have decided to study. Each of the works that we study had examples of human error, and really everyday facets of how humans may act. Whether it was exemplified in Marx, or Plato, we as humans have done things that are seen as taboo in Christian theology. In my life, I based how I acted and carried myself on these seven things. These seven things include, Lust, Laziness, Gluttony, Greed, Pride, Anger, and Jealousy. They all have great importance in all of our lives, and play a role to either better us, or worsen us.

“But modern bourgeois private property is the final and most complete expression of the system of producing and appropriating products, that is based on class antagonisms, on the exploitation of the many by the few.” Marx was explaining that the bourgeois was exploiting the people for the benefit of themselves, which results in an excess of greed. This picture depicts gluttony in a sense of eating a little bit too good.
"Under the tyranny of erotic love he has permanently become while awake what he used to become occasionally while asleep." This piece of artwork is supposed to exemplify lust, and that was what was being talked about in the above quote. Lust is a very dangerous thing that could interfere with one's personal life.
"Nothing beautiful without struggle" As an African-American I can say that it definitely would be a sin to be lazy, and not to pursue rights that our forefathers had to fight everyday for. This picture of Che Guevara reminds me of continuing to be active and to never be lazy when there is so much to fight for. And for that I'm forever grateful for their activity in fighting for rights.
“There is in every one of us, even those who seem to be most moderate, a type of desire that is terrible, wild, and lawless.” Anger is something that should be the last trait we all exhibit. As humans however it is one of the hardest things to do to fight back our emotions, and Plato even said that we feel that desire. This picture of anger depicts a toddler upset at his brother over toys.
"Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win." Marx really wants the proletariat to be proud of who they are even though he believes that they are undervalued and under appreciated. Meanwhile, without the workers that do the most basic things, give the most contributions to society.
"The imagination which causes so many ravages among us, never speaks to the heart of savages" Graffiti for example, is the best way to express what is going on in the real world, though because it is often on defaced property, it's viewed as a bad thing. I simply think those that 'hate' on creativity are simply just haters.
“The first man, who, after enclosing a piece of ground, took it into his head to say, "This is mine," and found people simple enough to believe him, was the true founder of civil society.” This quote encloses the point of Greed in my opinion, while this poster looks as if it is depicting someone that looks as if they are desiring something heavily.
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