Prisoners will attack each other to display their dominance in the hierarchy of prisoners, to relieve boredom, and for many other reasons. Some criminals that commit serious crimes such as rape and child abuse find themselves beaten, raped, and even killed while in jail. Which is ironic, since in regular society there are cases that rapists and child abusers seem to get a lighter
They cut her tongue so she can’t speak” (Collins 77). Avox is a person who the Capital considers to be a traitor or sees him or her as a threat. So, instead of killing them, the Capitol brutally cuts their tongues as a punishment. This shows how torturing the Capitol’s laws are and the fact that they try to threaten anyone who dares to raise a voice against them in the near future. Thus by imposing strict punishment on the people, the Capitol threatens the citizens to maintain their
In a majority of Edgar Allan Poe’s stories the narrator wanted revenge but usually gets caught which leads to execution. In Poe’s short stories the theme, anger leads to bad decisions is shown through plot, character, and setting. Edgar Allan Poe’s short story The Tell-Tale Heart the plot shows that anger leads to bad decisions. According to the plot, the officers were the narrators biggest problem. A quote from the text to prove the plot is linked to the theme: page 81, “... and they thought (the officers) had been deputed to search the premises.” In this quote, the neighbors heard a scream, called the cops, and came to the narrator's house.
Torture then at that time was used to punish a person for his or her crimes, intimidate them and the group to which he or she belongs, gather information, and/or obtain a confession. During the Elizabethan era, treason was considered as the worst crime a person could ever commit. There were many torcherous forms of punishment in the Elizabethan era that ranged from burning, or stretching, hanging, to suffocating a person accused of a crime. One popular form of punishment during the 16th
This is exhibited as the behaviors of all the citizens are monitored, and taken into account. If anyone acts in rebellion of the Party or Big Brother, they are taken into Room 101 (basement torture chamber in the Ministry of Love), where they are tortured until they submit to Big Brother and comply with the rules and regulations of the Party. The citizens are continuously reminded of the control over reality the Party has, primarily by the omnipresent signs reading “BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU,” (3) implementing a sense of reverence and fear, shown through the very apparent government propaganda. Authorities are perpetually shown scrutinizing the civilians by watching their every move, demonstrated by the telescreens feeding constant
These women are treated poorly and used to unexplainable and indescribable acts in order to keep their life. In a Newsweek article published in 1993, it stated the reputed crime boss, Guo Liang, aka Ah Kay, ordered to have two of his top Lieutenants killed. This phone conversation was talked by the FBI and used as evidence against Liang. This is just one of the techniques law enforcement uses as a tool to combat crimes the Fuk Ching gang commits. Also the FBI has also been using surveillance in determining other illegal activities the gang has been conducting.
In the play, the Crucible by Arthur Miller takes an inner look at the HUAC act, where they put people on tedious trials because they allegedly had ties to communism or they practiced communism. It explores all of the lying and accusing people were doing to each other. In the play, they use the Salem witch trials as an example. The play uses the accusations of witchery and the tedious trials and hangings of people for these accusations. The author clearly uses irony, characterization, and understatement to point out the wrongdoings during this time.
This execution shows how much the government controls daily life. The government is also very oppressive. Park’s father went to jail, and he was tortured and beaten severely (Escape From North Korea). Also, people there who break the law can be taken away to harsh labor camps. Finally, the
In the courtroom, “Some of his employees told of his mood swings and how he would trick them into being handcuffed. Others told of how he constantly made passes at them while at work" (Clarkprosecutor). This revealed Gacy’s harsh temperament toward his workers. His inappropriate actions would eventually lead up to a more serious manner. Up next was Ringall, who “told the court the details of his rape.
In fact, an anonymous man is known as “Deep Throat” informs the press of the crew’s plans of sabotaging political parties. What is even more dishonorable, is that Nixon had secret tapes that he secretly recorded with 3,700 hours of meetings and calls in executive offices. These tapes were the fault of the entire scandal, which was detrimental to Nixon’s presidency. Nixon refused to turn them over and eventually handing over edited transcripts of the tapes. In order to hide the incriminating evidence, Nixon compulsively lied throughout the whole predicament to the press and to the people of America-even the government.
“The most dangerous people. The people who violently destroy and end the most lives, are still on the outside- they are the people running banks, governments, and courtrooms and they are the people wearing military and police uniforms”. This above quote from the article really shocked me because people who have the most authority are capable of harming others. People who don’t have any sort of authority, they are being punished. The immigrants are being punished and given the worst punishments.