Desperate times call for desperate measures. In Flannery O’Connor’s short story, “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, the Misfit is depicted as a violent criminal who has escaped from the federal penitentiary. At first, the Misfit appears to be compassionate towards the grandmother, but when the grandmother identifies the Misfit as the escaped criminal, the Misfit becomes volatile and eventually violent towards the family. Although many would assume that the Misfit is psychotic, he opts to kill the family in order to save himself from being put back in the federal penitentiary. In order to comprehend the thesis, it is essential that one understand the psychological makeup of the Misfit.
He is portrayed as a mastermind in the cold-blooded killing of the Clutters family, a man with little respect for the lives of others, which can be seen through Dick’s expression before the murder of the Clutters when he converses Perry, “We’re gonna go in there and splatter those walls with hair” (Capote 234). This sudden tone shift enables Capote to depict Dick as a cruel and immoral character. Dick’s lack of empathy and concern for other people beside himself allow him to commit crimes without remorse, which is in contrast to Perry’s moral contemplation after each bad actions they committed. Moreover, Dick is represented as the true criminal with evident motives in murdering the Clutters, while Perry is seen as a vulnerable victim who depends on Dick for validation and acceptance, something in which Dick happily provides in order to manipulate Perry, as Capote writes, “Dick became convinced that Perry was that rarity, ‘a natural born killer,’—absolutely sane but conscienceless, and capable of dealing with or without motive, the coldest-blooded deathblows. It was Dick's theory that such a gift could, under his supervision, be profitably exploited” (Capote 205).
Judge Danforth, on the other hand, uses his authority in a slightly different way to influence the trials. Danforth believes highly in the law and doing what is right. He does not show mercy for he feels that would be weakness upon his name. This mindset allowed Danforth
Throughout the plot of Les Miserables, the distribution of power changes throughout the separate chapters of the book as well as the situations within them. Javert held this sort of power over Jean Valjean throughout most of the story. In the beginning chapters, Jean was considered dangerous and a convict. Javert treats him like this for the rest of his life, no matter what good he has done for the community. Javert feels that it is his duty to obey and enforce the law, he would go to any length to pursue this.
John decides to withdraw his confession and tear it to pieces. Although the confession was a complete lie, it may have saved his life. But then the farmer and sinner makes a shocking decision to destroy it. The readers are left with disbelief, wondering why a man does such an act. John is a sincere and truthful man, he does not want to confess to a crime he did not commit.
King was in jail for speaking his mind about racial discrimination, but the clergyman did not like his protests accusing him of putting the lives of others in danger, but in reality it's the police who act violently and put the lives of innocent people in danger by persecuting the unruffled protesters. He also defends his organization and reminds the clergyman and the government that he has done no wrong or harm to anyone, yet he is in
Another character who is used to show the dangers of acting without integrity is Reverend Parris. Throughout the whole play, Parris exclusively looks out for himself while letting others take the fall. He shows his lack of honour by allowing others to be harmed by the hysteria in Salem while attention is diverted from him and his wrong-doing. By the end, he does come to understand that the hangings of John Proctor and Rebecca Nurse would be detrimental because they are still respected in the town, but he comes to this conclusion for the wrong and dishonourable reasons, as he is still only trying to protect his
The final guilt Amir struggles with is his guilt of apathy where he physically commits the action and instead of standing as a bystander becomes the person who committed the act, which gives him a different form of guilt. Amir feels apathy guilt through betraying his friend and kicking Hassan out of the house because he is a witness to the crime Amir has committed. Amir has guilt because he chases Hassan out, “I flinched, like I’d been slapped… Then I understood: This was Hassan’s final sacrifice for me… And that led to another understanding: Hassan knew. He knew I’d seen everything in that alley, that I’d stood there and done nothing. He knew I had betrayed him and yet he was rescuing me once again, maybe for the last time” (ch.
The Unwanted Heroes Whenever someone is in a dangerous situation, sees a crime committed, or a kidnapping happens, the American Law Enforcement is immediately involved or contacted. According to an article on Law Enforcement, Law Enforcement is a government’s means for maintaining law and order, and for providing safety to the citizens. Police, although they are not wanted or liked by most citizens, are necessary for stopping people from doing illegal jobs. They provide safety by putting people, who break the law, in jail or giving them a fine. Law Enforcement is a specific group of people trained to enforce legislative and penal laws, which are meant for keeping order, and providing safety for citizens and property.
What makes someone a crook or more specifically, a wanted felon, is someone who acknowledges the laws emplaced for the better good, but instead, chooses to ignore them for their own selfish benefit. In the same fashion, The Usual Suspects’ portrayal of the five main criminals illustrates they don’t care for anyone but themselves. For example, Verbal voiced after their interrogations, “what the cops never figured out, and what I know now, was that these men would never break, never lie down, never bend over for anybody.” This explains how Verbal, also known as, Keyser Soze, could look his partners in the face, specifically his so-called best friend Keaton, and shoot them without hesitation. Of course, all criminals are humans and all humans have weaknesses, especially when it concerns love. Keaton, for instance, declared himself a “businessman” multiple times in the film, thus signifying his retirement in the crime industry of New York City.
“He was famous for his black-handled switchblade (which he couldn’t have acquired without his first talent [stealing] and he was always smarting off to the cops.” This is important because it confirms that Two-bit is a lawbreakers.This is also crucial because it exhibits that, when first read, Two-bit gives the impression of horrible person.“No visitors. But Two-Bit wouldn’t take no for an answer. That was his buddy in there and he aimed to see him.” (Hinton 119)This is vital since it verifies that Two-Bit is willing to execute atrocious actions just to see his friend.This is important because it shows that Two-Bit is an outstanding person deep down because he wants to meet with his friend.After analyzing S.E.Hinton’s book, The Outsiders, I have shown that Two-Bit is a lawbreakers, but is still an admirable person. The greasers act as criminals, but embody morally good people. The greasers personify lawbreakers.