In a state of hopelessness, the counsel decided not to present nor look for further evidence concerning respondent’s character and emotional state, because he believed it would not overcome the evidentiary effect of the respondent’s confessions to the crimes. The counselor also judged that he should rely on the plea colloquy for evidence about respondent’s background and his claim of emotional stress. The counselor believed the plea colloquy provided sufficient information to the Court about these subjects. He also believed that by not introducing new evidence on these subjects, he prevented the State from cross-examining the respondent on his claim and from introducing its own psychiatric evidence. He also was successful in excluding other damaging evidence from the sentencing hearing, including the introduction of the respondent’s criminal history.
As the townspeople avoided Mr. Hooper, they failed to get to know the story behind the veil. If the townspeople were to talk to him and try to better understand his story they would see the veil as symbol of his pride,but also a representation of isolation ( Montbriand 213). The way the characters in the story handled the situation is similar to how people in real life act. The character traits in the short story support the idea that people should not judge someone without knowing their
However, a ruling was made that forbade certain information to be publicized until after sentencing. After the sentence was passed down, a video of Jodi Arias’ strange behavior in the interrogation room was released to the public. The video had never been shown to the jury. In the video, Arias was reported to be “singing, laughing, talking to herself, and doing a twenty-second headstand.” She spoke to herself about inconsequential things, like lamenting her lack of makeup during the interrogation. A person who regrets something they’ve done, who is truly reticent of a mistake, should not giggle and be so flippant.
The judges knew that the witchcraft was a myth but didn’t do anything about it. Danforth and Hathorne often rejected logical facts and refused to head testimonies proving innocence because so many people were accused. After a while, it became clear to everyone in the town, including the judges, the accusations were false. These judges instead of revealing the truth they clung to their pride and ignored what was happening in front of them. If word got out that they sent several innocent people to their deaths their reputation would be ruined and they would be out of their jobs.
At first, the Commander is not viewed as a character who abuses his power. That is up until after “The Ceremony.” He uses his power to initiate a forbidden relationship with Offred, which is prohibited by the Gilead regime. Offred did not know what to expect. She figured that it was “ ...some minor sexual manipulation, some bygone peccadillo now denied him, prohibited by law and punishable by amputation” (Atwood 155). Sexual acts for pleasure ,for both man and women, have been forbidden.
Wiesel 's philosophy on oppression is that if we do not speak, that will not help the oppressed. He states that in the following; "neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented"(Wiesel, Night). In the speeches he has done, he explains that being silent is a never a good idea and will only help the oppressor. He also speaks on how he himself after being liberated the Jews did not want to fight and did not feel guilty about it, and for us never to do that.
If he was really concerned for his daughter, he would’ve agreed with everybody else and had somebody come look at Betty much sooner than he did. Of course we know that Betty was just sleeping and she was faking the whole time but Parris did not know this. Instead, he was too concerned about what people would think of him. Because as the town Reverend he can't have witchcraft in his house or his reputation would be tarnished. This shows pride in a negative way because it shows that Parris is more concerned with his pride and reputation than he is with his own
Patricia White further argues that characters that are portrayed as a lesbian or gay are often consigned to the status of supporting characters (p. 148). This is completely true because Snug is not a main protagonist in the film and the audience did not get to see her relationship with Celie blossom. Shug enters into the film for a brief moment just to act as a trigger for Celie’s new sexuality rather her lover. This was down because of the period the movie was set in, so the producers had to portray Celie as a woman not allowed to her sexuality.
The ward is not doing anything to help them, it is just making them worse. Billy could have gotten a wife and gone off to college if the insecurity of stutter did not scare him so much. Harding would have had it difficult but he did not even try to live that life he was so afraid of.When McMurphy brought them on the boat trip it was a huge turning point for the characters, mentally.There is still the question if mental institutions really help people with there “insanity” or keep them
Shut your trap, button your lip, can it. All that crap you hear on TV about communication and expressing feelings is a lie. Nobody really wants to hear what you have to say.” (9). Melinda hopes that if she keeps her pain to herself for long enough, it will eventually go away. By not saying anything, Melinda drifts further away from others and more so isolates herself.
Danforth will not accept this deposition, because he feels the deposition is an attack on the court. Some of the citizens signed a petition stating they never saw any signs that the arrested women had dealings with the devil, and Judge Danforth wasn’t happy. “... Mr. Cheever have warrants drawn for all of these arrests for examination” (Miller 1253). With this petition going around is showing that the court may be wrong, and it is showing weakness from the court. Judge Danforth will do anything to protect him and make sure no one questions the court.
The widow Douglas wanted to make Huck into a proper civilian, yet Huck refused; and thus ran away from them. A direct example of Huck being mischievous is when he considered what Miss Watson had told him about prayer, but decides that it is not for him; something that 's considered a horrible way of thinking during the time to book took place. An indirect example would be when Huck is viewed to be in the wrong by his peers and elders. The way Huck isn 't like the other boys and the gang is that he doesn 't have his biological parents. The reader can expect to see the story through Huck’s mind.
Censorship goes hand in hand with self-censorship by journalists. Journalists at war have censored themselves for a number of reasons: because they expect to be censored, because they or their editors decide that it is not in the ‘national interest’ to publish, because of their commitment to a cause or simply because of personal loyalty to the soldiers they accompany. Most journalists paradoxically appear to be more comfortable with some form of censorship in wartime. The Vietnam War was an open war, fought without formal censorship. Lack of censorship led to more self-censorship among correspondents.
Not only did the authorities silence these issues, but when these women were molested, the women themselves kept quiet, as it was a personal issue, and they feared they would be shunned, rather than the molester themselves. Rape amongst the greater Aboriginal population became so frequent, that almost every Indigenous girl would be raped at least once in their life. The crime rate against female Aboriginals was so high that no longer were these sins being shunned and dealt with properly, but overlooked. The Government, in the meantime, showed lack of responsibility in the desperate times of need. While the
In the case of “37 Who Saw Murder Didn’t Call the Police” it was not a worldwide case. Things like this weren’t happening everywhere. So when people heard about it in the news or paper they were shocked at the lack of responsibility these people had for one of their own. Even the witnesses themselves have no real concrete explanations for their actions, “Houses near the railroad station, find it difficult to explain why they didn’t call the police” (paragraph 29). Considering this, us as the audience get hit in our core with a moral struggle.