The final purpose of writing In Cold Blood is hypocrisy of conventionalism. Death penalty is for murderers. The remaining question is ‘It is not fine for someone to murder someone else while the government can kill a person as a punishment?’ Before Perry was executed, he said, “I do not believe in capital punishment, morally or legally” (340). Capote truly wanted to tell the readers how hypocritical the government is on punishing people who are legally
How would you feel if you were on death row awaiting the inevitable? Would you feel as though you are deserving of this punishment or deserve the chance to live? As of January 1st, 2018 over 2,700 inmates are on death row. This means that they will be put to death at some point in the future. Many inmates are often on death row for more than a year which gives them time to reflect on what they have done and the pain it caused.
Secondly, philosopher Mary Anne Warren and Frances Kamm states that the practice of active euthanasia is kind and merciful, which allow people die with dignity and without suffering. Philosopher Mary Anne Warren compared the severely mutilates newborn baby to a broken horse. She pointed that the baby should be killed and let him released form the painful. Frances Kamm support active euthanasia, also support physicians assisted patients commit suicide. As long as the patient is a functioning, responsible and rational person, death can be beneficial to shorten their life.
Those who once supported it, fear to support the death penalty because it might lead to the miscarriage of justice. Jacob compares the death penalty to surgry. He claims that many people who get surgrey know the risk, and many die on the surgery table. If we try to ban the death penalty, should we also ban surgery? Then he goes on to list things that kill innocent people, like air travel or the pharmacutical
Instead of allowing him to refuse treatment and end his life the doctors told him they were going to treat him so he can have a future. They told Dax that could kill himself once he left the hospital so his death would not be on their hands. Dax was released from the hospital after months of painful procedures but many parts of his body were deformed and lost the ability to function properly, including his hands. He also lost his eyesight and became blind. He is now married and has a successful career, but it came after years of severe depression and multiple suicide attempts.
Although Capote describes the Clutters as a symbolic representation of a perfect family, his importance is to show the difference of lifestyles from Perry coming from broken homes to the Clutters home therefore; he contends family life is a key determinant that can affect a person, later in life. Capote uses an anecdote to help his readers formulate where Perry came from and how he became abnormal. After Perry made an “admission he hated to make” of himself and Dick having to be crazy, after killing a perfect family, Capote says: “His mother an alcoholic, had strangled to death on her own vomit. Of her children two sons and two daughters, only the young girl, Barbara, had entered ordinary life, married, begun raising a family. Fern the other daughter, jumped out the window of a San Francisco hotel.
After the Inspector left, those present began blaming Eric for Eva’s death, Eric shouted to the whole family, “And I say the girl’s dead and we all helped to kill her- and that’s what matters” (page 65). He did this as he accepted his guilt, knowing that Eva was pregnant with his child, who refused to accept any money he gave her so she could live comfortably, after finding out the money was stolen. Consequently, Eric Birling is not the worst offender due to him accepting his guilt and attempting to help
But that bond can have a high price. War kills soldiers, tearing them from family; it kills innocent people, just trying to survive. People are brutal, whether it be a harsh commander with deathly penalties, or even a rude soldier, demanding supplies or a roof from a civilian. Many think war is not the only way, there can be a peaceful solution. Two such people are the authors of My Brother Sam is Dead, James and Christopher Collier.
He pulls at the heartstrings of Victor’s emotions but Victor can see the true evil that is within him. “But it is true that I am a wretch. I have murdered the lovely and helpless; I have strangled the innocent as they slept and grasped to death his throat who never injured me or any other living being,” had mentioned the monster after Victor’s death (197). The monster claims that he was unloved, and he was right in that regard, but that does not form evil. Evil is formed by the weakness of one’s mind, not neglect.
People may ask “Why is it the right thing to do?” In order for people to have an answer to that question they must first know what Euthanasia is and how that if you have the mind set of all life is precious like Kant’s exert in the article of euthanasia chapter three of contemporary moral issues you are being selfish. According to Dictionary.com the definition of Euthanasia is “mercy killing. the act of putting to death painlessly or