doubt ice.pdf - Matilde E In John Patrick Shanleys Doubt a priest named Father Flynn is suspected of having made sexual advances towards a student

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Matilde E In John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt , a priest, named Father Flynn, is suspected of having made sexual advances towards a student, Donald Muller. When this is brought to her attention, Donald Muller’s mother, Mrs. Muller, expresses reservations about confronting Father Flynn. Mrs. Muller expresses that the world is evil and that it is more important for her son to survive. She recognizes that her and her son’s situation is not great and so she must weigh the good with the bad. She also wants her son to be treated fairly in this situation. Mrs. Muller’s philosophy aligns with Kant, in that she wants her son to be treated as an ends rather than a means, Machiavelli, in that she has a pessimistic view of human nature and the world, and Utilitarianism, in that she must strike a balance between good and bad to maximize pleasure and minimize pain. Mrs. Muller’s ultimate decision to not confront Father Flynn is based in ethics by Immanuel Kant, Machiavelli, and utilitarianism. Sister Aloysius, the one who brought this
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  • Fall '17
  • Willa Greenstone
  • Ethics, Utilitarianism, Machiavelli, Ethics Essay, Doubt, Applied Ethics, John Patrick Shanley, Donald Muller, Flynn. Mrs. Muller, Mrs. Muller

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