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‘Those who do ill shall suffer more if they are not caught than those that are'(Boethius). Explain what the quotation means to you and why do you think it is still relevant?

Topic : Quote based question

6. ‘Those who do ill shall suffer more if they are not caught than those that are'(Boethius). Explain what the quotation means to you and why do you think it is still relevant? (250 words)

Reference: Quotation based Ethics question

Why the question:

The question is based on the meaning of the quotation given by Boethius.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss in detail the meaning and relevance of the quote in today’s world.

Directive:

Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start by explaining the meaning of the quotation.

Body:

The thinker maintains that those who avoid punishment continue to be bad, rather than good and therefore move themselves yet further from blessedness and ultimate happiness.

 Boethius says that virtuous men are always good and bad men always undesirable and hence steps should be taken to correct the bad men and transform them to good one.

The above thinking is very much relevant these days. State can only check crimes, corruption, etc. by ensuring that such people are identified and given exemplary punishment.

Give suitable examples to justify.

Conclusion:

Conclude with its relevance in today’s world.