Summary In the article “Flowers: Woman who goaded boyfriend to commit suicide must pay for dark act,” Christine Flowers argues in favor of Michelle Carter being held accountable for the death of her boyfriend, Conrad Roy III. Flowers offers two reasons as to why Michelle Carter should be found guilty of involuntary manslaughter: She “actively encouraged” him to kill himself knowing that her boyfriend was emotionally unstable and confined in her and told him to “get back in” after he got out of the car filled with carbon monoxide seeking her guidance (3). Furthermore, Flowers presents counterarguments that seek Carter should not do time in prison: for example, Flowers claims that the reason Conrad Roy ultimately killed himself was because her words “get back in”, were “the proximate cause of his death” (3). In the end, Flowers concludes by saying Michelle Carter should “pay for her dark act,
Readers knew that “those were the people, headed up by Devil Anse, who shot and killed Pa’s brother Harmon” (12) and continued “The War Amongst Us” (12). Tolbert explained to Fanny the McCoy side of the story, which was the only side she ever knew and could tell the reader. Because of Fanny’s influence, readers were given a prejudice against the Hatfields, therefore she demonstrated to be
She will say or do anything to cover up the fact that she took a blood charm to kill John Proctor's wife, whom she had affair with. Abigail threatens the girls that she will come “in the black of some terrible night” if they mention what happened to anyone that night (1.1.1244). Abigail Williams will also lie about anything to
That question is the heart of Toni Morrison’s novel Beloved. Sethe had a tough life in slavery, having to run and escape while pregnant. She had to make the gruesome choice before leaving about how to make the trip easiest and most successful. Using these factors, she had determined that killing her first child, Beloved, would be the best course of action. She did it quick and as painless as she could, yet the mark still remains to taunt her.
n the play Medea by Euripides we are presented with a woman who is about to go into exile with her two children. Her husband has left her for another and now Medea wants revenge. She does this by way of gifts and their destructiveness is conveyed through the fact that she destroys everything that ties her to Jason except Jason himself. The biggest sacrifice Medea had to make was killing her children. She knew that she would not be able to win Gluace over on her side if she was to present the gifts, but her children would be much more appealing as they are a symbol of a new relationship due to their inability of causing harm.
“Fear makes people do all kinds of things” was one of the many remarks made by Mrs. Vivar that has greatly influenced my ideas. Angela Vivar’s background and past are quite unexpected, because she is a product of illegal immigration. Her mother came across the border illegally in 1982, and it was a good thing she did or we wouldn’t have had Angela here today to speak to our leadership style where controversial matters are concerned. Angela’s talk made me evaluate the foundation that I build my stances on, my reaction as a leader when faced with controversial issues, and how I can be a better leader where minorities are concerned. Mrs. Vivar said “The foundation I build my stances on is faith”.
He clearly had something to hide. Even Eurycleia had a bigger part in securing the fate of the maids’ than Penelope. When Odysseus returned, he wanted to kill all the maids; however, he couldn’t, so he told Eurycleia to select a few to punish. Eurycleia, spurred by resentment and jealousy, chose the twelve prettiest, youngest maids to spite Penelope. Therefore, was it not Eurycleia who secured both the figurative and literal noose of the handmaidens?
As you have seen, Mary killed her husband in an act of rage while under extreme circumstances. In her anger, she was unable to control herself and killed him. The death of Patrick Maloney was a tragic accident but nonetheless, Mary Maloney must pay. I urge you, just jury members, to examine the evidence for yourselves and find Mrs. Mary Maloney guilty of voluntary manslaughter. I know it is not the easy thing to do, but it is the right thing to
Situational irony was revealed both stories because a situation occurred in which actions had an effect that was the complete opposite from what was intended, so that the outcome is contrary to what was expected. In A Rose For Emily many reader including myself expected Emily to kill herself because of the hardships and losses of love ones but at the end of the story she actually poisoned Homer to kill him. No person in the town knew she killed until she was dead herself, 40 years later. Despite Homer not having the desire to married Emily to take it upon her to make sure marriage will be created by death. Therefore, she murders Homer in order to form a everlasting bond.
Her kinslaying is committed without a shred of guilt, instead blaming Jason for their death, saying “how your father’s weakness caused your deaths!” (1364). She kills her own flesh and blood as a way of getting back at a man who wanted to give her and her children a life of ease. Furthermore, she uses her children as pawns to assist in enacting revenge on Jason by killing the royal family. The royal family had agreed to accept her children and also had given her a day to settle her state of affairs, against Creon’s own good judgement as he admits by saying “in showing respect to petitioners I have too often / invited disaster” (349-50). While still having exiled her from Corinth, the royal family shows many kindnesses to Medea that are not required, and in return Medea has them fatally poisoned.
According to Freakonomics, “Women’s rights advocates, for instance, have hyped the incidence of sexual assault, claiming that one in three American women will in her lifetime be a victim of rape or attempted rape.” Freakonomics discloses that the figure is actually an estimated one in eight, but “advocates know that it would take a callous person to publicly dispute their claims.” In other words, the activists exploit people’s moral and social incentives to gain importance and attention while simultaneously eliminating opposition. Although the advocates are gaining awareness for a positive movement, they still use conventional wisdom and the media to do so. So what makes conventional wisdom troublesome to defuse? Well, it is the experts and journalists who architect