Often it can be very difficult to resist these temptations because we lack the inner strength and resolve to counter their intensity. However there were people in the past and there are people today who could withstand and defeat even the highest form of seduction - the seduction of a man by a woman of beauty, status and power - as it was the case with Yusuf (AS).
Surah Yusuf is a demonstration of how conscience survives and operates in circumstances where, judging by practical experience, it should be impossible. Circumstances rob father and son of any practical, sensible reason to hope, but they maintain hope. Similarly, circumstances rob them of any means to do the right thing – they have no power; nobody believes them – nevertheless, they always do the right thing.