While Montresor pretends to be a good friend to Fortunato, it is strange that Fortunato does not realize the problems between them. In order to be believable for readers, the insults must be very painful for Montresor, so it urges him to commit such a crime. “The Cask of Amontillado” is missing an important element of Montresor’s motivation to punish Fortunato by burying him alive. Montresor neglects to explain how Fortunato insults him as the story lays the foundation at the opening paragraph, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge.” (Poe 866); however, no evidence to be found in the story to support Montresor’s claim. No one would not know what Fortunato did to Montresor and should the insults lead to
Are you, as a witness of the atrocity, culpable for the brutality, set forth by police? It is so what author, professor, and attorney, Bryan Stevenson, believes. The following is a quote from Bryan Stevenson’s novel, Just Mercy: “We are all implicated when we allow other people to be mistreated. An absence of compassion can corrupt the decency of a community, a state, a nation;” (source book). This is not a matter of racial discrimination, but rather an ethical dilemma covering the iniquity of the nation’s proposed peacekeepers.
It makes me wonder the same thing about the judges, the lawyers, the Supreme Court and even the government itself. Who said we wanted this type of government and it was the best solution? Which brings us back to the question, “Are prisons obsolete?” When I read Angela Davis’ book, Are Prisons Obsolete? , I was scared that it actually was, only because it is not fair to the workers (to an extent). It is cruel to have someone work for you under harsh conditions, even if it is a criminal.
Apart from the fact that cathartic retribution is dubious justification for punishment, there seems little reason to believe that it is necessary to favor present modes of execution over the paradigm in order to prevent people from taking the law into their own hands. It can just as easily be argued that executions through cruel methods encourage public brutality and disrespect for the law. In the past, lynchings seemed to occur more often in states that employed the traditional modes of execution than in jurisdictions that had abolished capital punishment. Because a significant proportion of the public favors abolition of capital punishment, any execution could inspire public resentment of the legal system, particularly if the capital punishment were performed in an unnecessarily cruel
King is illustrated in the center of the photo to exaggerate King’s apprehension. Many conservatives did not support the boycott and saw King as the cancer of the movement , and, therefore, they would approve of his arrest. King was known amongst conservatives and liberals as law-abiding citizen who preached peaceful protests. Yet a person who is arrested is typically associated with crime, and the photograph calls to question the validity of King's lawful nature. The image works to criminalize King, and to depict him as culpable and at fault.
Deterrence’s main perspective is that of people’s fear of the punishment and causing them to avoid crime. This was fully supported by Home Secretary Michael Howard when he addressed the Conservative Party conference in 1993 and more recently Conservative leader William Hague in 2000. Unfortunately, deterrence is not effective, as no certain penalty prevented someone from committing a given crime. There are two kinds of deterrence. Individual deterrence when the individual that commits the crime is punished, and finds the punishment so frightening that they never commit the offence again.
Have you ever talked to someone who you knew was crazy then you have probably heard them repeating the stance “I am not mad” These people do not know that they are mad and we must help them before they can hurt themselves In “The Tell Tale Heart” poe repeats that he believes that he is not mad “I am not mad” he says with a strong voice. Why would he continue to repeat that it probably won’t change someone’s mind if he were not mad people would not think that way. Although the prosecutor holds onto the false belif that my client is not mad and should be held accountable for his crimes. The prosecutor argues that the steps that my client takes are “ too well planned out” this is not proof this is a false prejudice that people with mental problems
Anne Applebaum states “The really interesting question is not whether torture works but why so many people in our society want to believe it works.” Applebaum is against the use of torture as she questions its effectiveness. America has operated under the false pretense that torture is a viable option for obtaining information. She argues that torture damages the country’s image and does little to acquire useful intelligence. Torture is merely a way for officers to take their anger and frustration out on detainees. It is not an effective way to gain information, as Col. Stuart Herrington states, “Nine out of ten people can be persuaded to talk with no stress methods.” Col. Herrington is a counter intelligence officer that directed interrogations
In the Panopticon, it is more implied that those imprisoned were forcibly stripped of their rights and liberties after committing a crime, though it could be argued that by committing the crime while knowing the implications of being caught, the prisoners willingly accepted the loss of their individual freedoms. An example of the loss of freedom in the Panopticon, is the essence of the entire structure, “He is seen, but he does not see; he is the object of information, never a subject in communication” (200). Bentham conspires to completely strip the individual of his or her individuality by allowing them enough information to ascertain the extent of their imprisonment, without any human contact. 1984 takes a different approach to the notion of protection, only employing the idea of constant war with Eurasia and Eastasia as a method to distract Oceanians from their own
Evan Vipond (2015) states that the law “ignores the historical and systemic forms of oppression that are enforced through state and civil acts of violence” (16). It was this issue of history that was missing in Steven Tyler Kummerfield and Alexander Dennis Ternowetsky trial and as such it is important to acknowledge that George became objectified and personified as indignant, deviant and deserving of the rape and murder she endured. In Justice Malone’s instructions to the jury, he informed them that it would be “dangerous” for the jury to return a guilty verdict, presumably on the basis of the precedence that it would set, however, this instead reveals a larger problem of the Canadian legal system seen from the perspective of the ongoing legacy and presence of colonialism and how it continues to both shape and form through case laws. Today, there remains an urgent need to explore how intersections of race, gender, and class in prostitution exist in