Mob justice is mentioned in Of Mice and Men in an exchange between Curley’s wife and Crooks. She tells him that she could have him lynched whenever she wanted. As well was when Curley found his wife dead, it was determined by Curley and the other migrant workers, that the misfit has killed the woman, there is no thought of legal justice to kill Lennie. The isolation and size of the ranches allowed frontier justice to prevail and influence many that thought otherwise. Not only were there mass amounts of vigilante justice, the historical events of women’s role in society were displayed throughout the
In The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Panem is a destroyed country divided into districts that send a male and female tribute to death every year. Both books present two female outcasts that are fed up with their worlds, and attempt to save themselves and the people they love. Aveyard and Collins both use character archetype and mood to present the theme of that when you are being controlled by someone you want to get out you want to get away. Even though it might be hard, as long as you hold what and who you love most you will always find a way back to them.
In Mi Familia, the mother of the family is deported without good cause by the U.S. government based on nothing more than blind American prejudice, signifying the racial tension that exists between white and Latino communities and to which Chicanos must adapt as they establish livelihoods in America. This theme is also presented symbolically throughout the film by the white owl, which appears when Chu Cho’s mother crosses the river and almost drowns herself and her son, and also just before he is killed by the police. The owl represents the chokehold that fate has on Chu Cho’s life from the time he was born—unfortunately symbolizing the burden of poverty, domestic abuse, crime, or narcotic involvement that some in the Chicano community bring with them from Mexico into the United States. As remarked by the narrator, “Chu Cho was living on borrowed time”—his life fully belongs to the unfortunate destiny that harasses many Chicano communities within the United States (Mi Familia). At the end of the film, the father remarks to his son Jimmy: ‘the corn is strong but so are the weeds,” metaphorically referring to the failure of two of his sons—Chu Cho and Jimmy—to succeed in life because of how they succumbed to lives of crime and failed to live up to his expectations.
Throughout Rowlandson’s attack she is experiencing awful sights such as her brother in law was killed and stripped of his clothes. This violence would not stop at the end of the attack however as Rowlandson would be captured by the Indians and made to live with them with one small child who she would take in. Rowlandson describes one night as a “lively resemblance of hell” (Rowlandson 271) as she is witnessing the ruthlessness that is acted by the Indians in their treatment to wasting the bodies of horses, cows and the other animals that were present. Rowlandson’s accounts of violence give us another side to experience as de las Casas’ shows the cruelty of the Christians throughout their travels while Rowlandson experiences violence with the attacking of her town by the
The first thing Lady Macbeth tells Macbeth is that she would have killed Duncan herself if he did not look so similar to her own dear father. She demonstrates her evil character flaws here and again on page 47 Act 2 Scene 2. On page 47 Lady Macbeth is angered with Macbeth for not leaving the daggers which he used to kill Duncan with the guards. Here, Lady Macbeth shows more of her responsibility in the murder of Duncan by taking the daggers from Macbeth. “Give me the daggers.
At the end of the story, we find out that Emily murdered Homer Barron and dressed him up and laid down with him whenever she wanted to. If someone took this story at face value, they would call her a sociopath because murder is outrageous. However, when taking a closer look at Emily’s background, the reader can see that the circumstances in her life lead her to such rash decisions. She believed she was doing the right thing by killing Homer, but she went about the situation the wrong way. She just didn 't want to lose another, probably last, loved one in her life.
Sethe’s passion for her children shines through this passage, she identifies her children as “the part of her that were precious and fine and beautiful;” for Sethe, to allow her owner to take her children, would be to allow him to destroy everything that is beautiful in herself, to destroy all the “life” she had made. To this understanding, Sethe’s murder of her daughter seems a less morally reprehensible crime because it becomes more of an act of self-defense. Morrison withholds judgment on the action, instead throughout the book, Toni focuses her criticisms on the forces of slavery that led Sethe to kill her daughter. In this passage, Morrison condemns slavery as an institution so cruel that it could mutate a mother’s love into murder. 12.
She plans on killing her children because she believes that she is rescuing them from a hand more hostile to murder them. Although this may convince some readers that she does have a heart with a sense of protecting her children, there is also a darker reason for this sinful act. In one particular scene, the Corinthian women begged her not to do this, but Medea replied with, “this will cause my husband to feel the most pain.” Reading this piece, readers will surely realize that having Jason suffer in anguish was her way of regaining peace, viewing her as the antagonist of this play. It 's strange though how she feels motherly love towards the children like any other parent today, even though the nurse from the beginning of the story said she hated her children.
Once Macbeth murders Duncan he immediately tenses and panics, but Lady Macbeth steps up and calms him down: “Give me the daggers, The sleeping and the dead/ Are but as pictures; tis the eye of childhood/ That fears a painted devil.” (II.II.56-58). The use of “devil” in the passage, gives off a dark and evil connotation just like murdering Duncan. Even right after the death of Duncan she still shows no remorse for contributing.
But discovery of oil leads the greed of white people to steal their lands. They sleep in fear of death that disturbs their sleep and dreams. Ruth Tate shared her dream of star that burned everything with Horse (39). • When Osage people
Getting Ghost – Culture and Ethnographic Essay The book Getting Ghost, by Luke Bergmann, recounts the stories of two adolescent African-American males, Dude Freeman, and Rodney Phelps, attending a juvenile detention facility in the city of Detroit, USA. Detroit, one of the poorest cities in the United States has one third of its residents living in poverty. Its crime rates are high, and illegal drugs are available in many poor areas. In the western and eastern suburbs the ethnic majority is African-American, these suburbs are low income, and as a result drug dealing on the streets is carried out by the adolescent African-American males (Getting Ghost Background Sheet 2015:1).
One character that acted inhumanely in the novel was Cato. I think Cato acted inhumanely towards tributes and people in the book the hunger games. Some ways Cato acted inhumanely in the story was by calling tributes names names and being cruel. Like in the book he says that ¨he will get rid of lover boy when he helps them find Katniss”. Also at the end of the book Cato comes up behind Petta choking him savagely as a mutation tears a chunk of meat off of Peeta's leg making blood seep out of the wound causing Peeta to lose his leg.
“There the corpse stood before our eyes. It had already greatly decayed and covered with gore. On its head, with an open, red mouth, and one single eye of fire, sat the beast. It was the same horrible animal that had tricked me into murder.” In the story “The Black Cat,” by Edgar Allan Poe, the subject of the story is how you should control your perverseness.
Bisclavret, one of the twelve lais of Marie De France has a unique perspective on the ‘supernatural’ and the ‘magical’. It is a story about a werewolf which represents the baron’s beastly other self, who had experience a lot of suffering because of his wife. It breaks the conventional norms of romantic and supernatural storytelling, and challenges ideas of both the genres. The wolf here is a magical creature because of its capability to turn into a non-human for three days and escaping everyone’s suspicion, additionally Marie speaks about the ‘werewolf’ curse as something that ‘often used to happen.’