An Analysis Of Timothy Mcveigh's Death Of John Brown

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All around the world, desperate acts are performed to create a perfect dystopia. John Brown tried to fight for what aligned with is morals. He fought for the dystopia where all men are equal. However, his motives and his actions lead people to question him. Through the questioning, there are also quite a few perspectives. A modern John Brown would be a man named Timothy McVeigh. His actions included blowing up a government building. His dystopia did not include the U.S. government.

Brown had a hate for slavery while McVeigh had his hate for the american federal government. Brown can be viewed as a violent man and that an abolitionist's death let him continue his violent ways. Compared to Brown’s perspective, McVeigh’s . When the judge sentenced …show more content…

His heart may have become hardened when bullies picked on him. He didn’t care about how people will suffer or if he could actually actually take down the building with one strike. He had explained that, “ he bombed the Murrah Building at the time of day he did to “increase the body count.””(McVeigh, The Trial of Timothy McVeigh) When he says what he did like that, it seems as if a motive to go against the federal government was nonexistent. In Brown’s case, he, “...directed his men in the murder of five proslavery settlers.”(Brown, Timeline) This depicts that he killed before that attack at Harpers Ferry. He may have just murdered them so his cold-blooded-killer side could be …show more content…

Brown had to be so driven that he went through with his plan to attack the armory even after Frederick Douglass’s warnings. In Douglass’s Dairy, he said that Brown’s descriptions, “convinced me[Douglass] that he[Brown] was going into a perfect steel trap.”(Brown, Document B) To resign to violent ways to protest, he must’ve known that peaceful protesting would do nothing for his cause. A perspective similar to Brown’s states that Tim McVeigh might have also turned to violence. In McVeigh’s early years, his physical appearance drew bullies towards him. However, the article never mentioned that he fought back with violence. Michael Fortier, a witness against McVeigh said, "I asked him about that... I said, 'What about all the people?' And he explained to me, using the terms from the movie "Star Wars" -- he explained to me that he considered all those people to be as if they were the stormtroopers in the movie "Star Wars." Using the “Star Wars” point of view, Luke Skywalker didn’t peacefully rebel against the dark side, he violently went to destroy his father. It is possible that McVeigh could have thought like

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