The Prominence of Ignorance Within Humans

The Prominence Of Ignorance Within Humans:
A study on how ignorance of self and society result to the inability to see good

There is many different traits that humans possess that makes one unique and equally the same as the people around that individual. The many traits that is shared among humans is corrupt, as humans find that these faulty actions is easier to be done. This human ignorance makes one unable to distinguish the good in one's surroundings. Humans disregard their wrong actions and carelessly believe that the people around them are not acceptable because of one's circumstances or troubles that each respective person has. This is depicted in “The Possibility of Evil”, where Miss Adela Strangeworth has a void in her knowledge about the people in her town and the evil within herself. In addition, in the short story “The Open Window”, Mr Frampton Nuttel is ignorant about the fact that he passes judgement over Mrs Sappleton, when he knows nothing about her or the people in his new town. Lastly, Lena, the main character in “Blue Against White”, believes that the society she is about to enter is better than her previous one, but she has no true understanding about the former. The lack of societal knowledge, combined with ignorance of self, results in Miss Strangeworth's, Mr Nuttel's, and Lena's inability to see good around him/her.

The antagonist/protagonist in the short story, “The Possibility of Evil”, Miss Adela Strangeworth, is a good example of someone who is oblivious to oneself, affecting what little she sees in her town. She is unable to view that her own actions is evil, and is not helping her town at all. To make the situation worse, “Miss Strangeworth never concerned herself with facts; her letters all dealt with more negotiable stuff of suspicion” (252). Miss Strangeworth does not know the truth and she does not make an effort to go out of her way to find it. She uses her ignorance of self to regard that nobody in her town is the least...