A society contained to a set of principles punishes the non-conformers this is what sociology calls social control; when conformity is rewarded, and non-conformity is punished. This is represented in Albert Camus ' The Stranger aptly named as Meursault the main character doesn 't abide by general societal norms and rather than getting convicted for the murder he did commit he feels he is sentenced because of not loving his mother as society expects and, in a way, he is. Through Meursault 's actions of killing the unnamed Arab, helping Raymond, not grieving his mother, and having no true wants but basic primal necessities the reader can consider him immoral or evil from his violence; however, with the full presentation of his character which the reader experiences, as Meursault is the narrator, when he is imprisoned the reader reacts more sympathetically than they would if they had been one of the jury members. From the beginning of The Stranger, the reader understands Meursault is a complex character. The very first line of the book is, "Maman died today.
He would not have to worry about the army hunting him down after killing the Captain. Question One – Part two - Killing The barber describes himself as being “conscientious” and this means, that he can never spill a drop of his client’s blood. Killing Torres would damage his reputation of “the best barber in town” and also his respectability. He would not be honoring his profession. The barber’s colleagues might consider him a hero because he killed the captain who was executing the rebels.
Yet, he does not appear to be a severely negative character who would deserve such a horrible untimely end. It is implied that Montresor is crazy and could have imagined the insult towards him. The fact that he does not explain at all the reasons for his actions indicates that he might not have wanted to come across Fortunato's reaction, who would immediately start persuading Montresor that the insult never took place. Montresor murders an innocent person in a particularly cruel way inducing as much horror and desperation within the victim before death is possible. Thankfully, the author omits how Fortunato feels in his last moments when there is either not enough air or water after his prison is
The narrator was being quiet and careful to make sure nobody knew what he had done to the old man, and he decided for himself without any influence by anyone and over time, to kill the old man when most madmen would, most likely, be impulsive and sloppy. To top it off, he deceived the officers to conceal his felony. Mad men would not do that for the reason that they are oblivious to any action they did but then subsequently, the narrator admitted to the crime which he would not do if he was off of his rocker. Therefore, by the evidence given, the narrator is guilty of
Straying from this new way was an act of communism, meaning an outrageous amount of things could result in arrest. Joking about communism, complaining or speaking ill of the country, not showing respect to authority figures, or merely looking strange could lead to one being arrested as a political prisoner. This means that practically anyone could be falsely arrested and “The Nazis persecuted non-Jewish German opponents both real and perceived” (Political Prisoners). Not only were people of different religious backgrounds being taken away left
Both stories present villains differently, where society is directly criticizing Meursault’s beliefs and actions in The Stranger while Meursault is indirectly hurting Harun in The Meursault Investigation. However, both text function similarly by triggering the protagonists emotions, creating a sympathy towards them. In The Stranger, Meursault is perceived by society as being inhuman with no place in their society but through Meursault 's perspective, society
Many people may feel corrupt or threatened by the government and may want to disappear from the system. A young man managed to get away, however did not accomplish it on good terms. Chris McCandless was the name of the nonconformist. He wanted to go into the wild with no technology and nothing that would connect him with society. Not even his parents because he felt a sense of betrayal, his dad had another family with another woman that nobody knew about.
That took a big turn when He was proven wrong by Valjean when he didn’t take revenge on him and set him free because it went against all of his beliefes that’s why Javert told Valjean to “take your revenge” (pg. 264). because he knew he couldn’t live knowing he was set free by a criminal let alone the one he had spent most of his life trying to catch. After Valjean let Javert go he couldn’t understand why someone he thought was so bad would do something so nice for someone who could easily be considered an enemy in the eyes of a criminal like valjean. This thought ate and
The act of giving away money is a selfless act and someone who is ambitious will not be philanthropic. If Caesar was truly ambitious, he would not give his money away to the common folk’s community. This phrasing of the sentence like a question, makes the audience reflect and think about whether that is really true, Since Antony talked about Caesar’s noble acts before, the townsfolk are doubting that Caesar is ambitious. This lures to the pathos of the audience because the rhetorical question pulls on their conscience. Their conscience is questioning whether the murder of Caesar is justifiable, since he was not at all ambitious according to Antony.
So therefore in this situation killing should be justified. A reason why george should be justified is because he says if “i was alone i could live so easy” which you never say to a guy like lennie. George should be punished for killing lennie because if george never killed lennie they could of had their dream come true. and he should also be punished because he was rude to lennie. “Funny said
Lennie obviously was too mental to know what he was doing just like the time before that when he would not let go of that woman’s dress. Lennie just has no business around anyone, he is too dangerous even though he cannot help it. Although many people might say, Lennie did not kill people out of harm, he just cannot help it. If you kill someone and do not mean to, then there is help you need and can get. Back then there was not many other places than jail, and if it was not jail it was getting hung or electric chair.
Like Niemoller’s poem, the narrator’s fatal mistake was neglecting the option to defy the person in power--in this case, the hangman. If he had simply recognized reached out to his fellow townspeople to band against the hangman, they could have aided each other in the attempt to stop the hangman’s wrongdoings. Instead, he lets the opportunity slip away, and it is in his last moments that he realizes that the hangman’s criticisms of his actions--or rather, lack thereof--all ring true. In the Jon Stewart interview, Yousafzai mentions that people “don’t learn the importance of anything until it’s snatched from [their] hands”. Her education was taken away from her--something she took for granted and something that many students across the world take for granted.