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n.1.The state or quality of being irredeemable; irredeemableness.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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(2.2.22-35) Macbeth already perceives the prick of conscience, and his incapacity to ask for pardon is the sign of his repressed awareness of the irredeemability of his sin, which translates into a voice that cries the end of sleep as well as his own splitting into different personas--Glamis, Cawdor, Macbeth.
Deployed in this way, the figure of the hard-liner acts as a convenient foil, one that explains the intransigence, if not irredeemability, of the current leadership in Tehran.
That said, just as with child soldiers, any honest assessment of what reintegration, redress, and transition actually entails cannot be based on convenient fictions of the helplessness, faultlessness, innocence, and cluelessness of the child pirates or, on the other hand, fictions as to their incorrigibility, pathology, and irredeemability. When child pirates cause harm, it is important not to absolve them or excuse them, but to forgive them through the quid pro quo of accountability.