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Old 12-05-2010, 07:27 AM
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Quite an interesting and a good read.

Few comments/suggestions:

You talked about moral and immoral actions but you did not define what constitutes a moral and immoral action precisely enough. You said:

Let’s assume this third party was to interpret morality in a similar way to humanity.
Within "humanity" what is moral and immoral often differs among large groups. In regards to suicide, some individuals think its perfectly moral, others completely immoral (like certain religious scriptures as you said), and some depending on the circumstances.

In the suicide case you said that you would

tackle... whether it was in fact immoral of the boy to commit suicide
You never do state why it was actually a moral or immoral action. You may want to complete that thought.

In the section about Eli interpreting Rush's intentions, Macbeth also states something with a similar motif to "not having time to express his feelings about anything." Upon hearing of the death of Lady Macbeth, Macbeth in contemplation proceeds to say "There would have been a time for such a word." You may want to include mention of that parallel circumstance also within that particular section.

Another thing to possibly include is that within "Macbeth", you could also consider Lady Macbeth to be a judging third party who was existent in the setting. She, like Neytiri, despises and admonishes the main character for being weak but leads him to perform "immoral" actions instead of "moral" actions.

Well written. Hope to read more from you in the future.

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