Re: RARA-AVIS: Moral or Immoral?

From: Robert Elkin (
Date: 23 Feb 2007

There is no morality, good, bad, or ugly, in the book--the morality occurs only when someone with a specific set of beliefs about right & wrong perceives
& judges the book according to those beliefs.
(IMHO, of course.) Rob
--- wrote:

> Enough with the abstract discussion, if art is moral
> or immoral, what
> makes it so? Where is the morality or immorality
> found? Is, say,
> Postman Always Rings Twice moral or immoral? Do we
> look at all of the
> actions in the book and judge it immoral, or do we
> look at the ending
> and call it moral? Does a moral lesson at the end
> overpower all of the
> sin that came before? Related, which do we read it
> for? Do we immerse
> ourselves in, and possibly enjoy vicariously, the
> immorality? Or do we
> side with the morality lesson at the end? Do we
> have to choose between
> the two?
> And what do you do with something like the book
> Postman is said to have
> inspired, Camus's The Stranger? Moral or immoral?
> Is it real that
> simple?
> Mark

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