He even ridicules bank robbers who point a gun at him because their language is stereotypical. Due to his mockery of their language, one of the men ultimately executes Anders by shooting him in the head. One of the messages Wolff communicates is that life is more enjoyable when you are less critical. Anders’ life declines as he complains about life and places aspersions on people and written works. Wolff uses
This colloquial diction used by Capote exemplifies the blatant lack of respect for human life that Dick has. The nonchalant attitude that Dick has about the murders is the exact difference between the two accomplices. Perry is questioning what they had done where Dick is so loose that he even makes a little joke about the events. As Perry is sugar coating the murders to help him deal with it, Dick is the exact opposite. He is cracking jokes about the murders, he is so comfortable with the fact that he had just been an accomplice in the murdering of 4 people that he is making jokes about it.
However, motive is used lightly and loosely in this sense. From “American Psycho”, there is no clear cut reason behind his killings, but many are due to the fact that the people around him cause his feelings of insecurity and inadequacy to arise. They make fun of his strange demeanor and call him many names; his lawyer, after being caught for killing an old lady outside of an ATM, refers to him as “a brown-nosing goody-goody”, and many people outside of his select few group of friends refer to him as “yuppie trash” (American Psycho). This causes more mental instability and gives an easier path into the realm of psychosis. In The Tell-Tale Heart, the narrator specifically states, “Object there was none.
For example, after a hurtful utterance from a trusted person like a friend, “Incoherence feels violent” (42). The author’s word choice of incoherence fits perfectly in this situation where any explanation would feel awkward; even an apology doesn’t clear away the weird atmosphere. Another important line is “You didn’t mean to say that aloud” since people don’t usually say their thoughts out loud (44). Most people try to filter their speech and prevent themselves from saying insensitive comments, but sometimes, they forget and say it out loud. Even if they apologize or say they didn’t mean it, the speaker will keep remembering this incident and feel bad about themselves.
Miller, through Judge Danforth was able to illustrate this individual corruption by his rigidity of purpose, one which we find difficult to sympathise with as he miss uses his power to punish the innocent, in order please the town’s majority. This Is clearly noted at the back end of Act III where he asks a series of short, sharp questions “you are a lecher”, “-do you deny it Mr Parris”, -you deny every scrap and title of this”, in hope the truth will come out. This is significant because he’s combining this illicit fear of the supernatural and political manipulation in order to get a well-regarded individual in John Proctor to confess to witchcraft. With him dealing with political absolutes “witchcraft is an invisible crime … who may possibly be witness to it?” leads to countless flawed and irrational judgements. Similarly in Millers context, he was able challenge 1950’s American humanity, by revealing the corruptness of HUAC members like Senator Joseph McCarthy.
Capote is using diction in this quote to cast a more relatable light on Perry. This shifts the blame of the murder to Dick, who construes this as an easy and consequence less opportunity. Thus, Capote makes Perry easier to emphasize with because when compared to Dick he has empathy and morals to an extent. Perry is not evil because he has principles of right and wrong, which can be seen during the proposed rape
Gopnik implies that the general populace is hypocritical to the fact that prison is a cruelty in itself. The citizens of the the United States preach moral equality and the wrongdoings of their government, yet they fail to realize the horrors that occur when trapped in a cell the size of your bathroom. The article makes great points against the criminal- justice system and their cruel punishment towards prisoners, but the author has failed to persuade me because although their current state in the system might be wrong, it doesn 't take from the fact that they are convicted felons who need to do their time, even if
Joe spouts off to the bar-goers and comments inwardly ironically for his use of the English language to express his frustration to Simon. Joe’s frustration and anger stem from the insidious effects of Colonization. Cornel West rightly asserted about the working of the Dominant culture as “One of the best ways to instil fear in people is to terrorize them. Yet this fear is best sustained by convincing them that their bodies are ugly, their intellect is inherently underdeveloped, their culture is less civilized, and their future warrants less concern than that of other peoples”, and this is what Joe has internalized through is own acknowledgement. This internalized oppression makes Joe assert: “I‘m a typical hori after all, made to work on the
Both Remarque and Greene use their protagonists, Baumer and Fowler respectively, to exemplify the vulnerability of innocence and how leads to poor decision-making. Through the use of the protagonists in their novels, both authors would agree with Hemingway’s theory that “All things truly wicked start from innocence.” Although innocence usually receives a positive connotation, it supplies the garden to which wickedness can flourish. Innocence is often the culprit to poor decisions, due to a lack of personal development and experience. Remarque and Greene both illustrate that bad choices can result in the transformation to wickedness. In All Quiet On The Western Front, main character Paul Baumer declares “I am young, I am
Though it was his pure intention to shock the reader with vivid details to get them to acknowledge how these “heroes” might be the actual opposite, it does little to no powerful effect if the readers are negatively shocked. By declaring the world would need better villains, as if these crimes are not horrendous as is, he does not captures the audience 's understanding but rather yet captures just even more anger by doing so. The audience will not be able to comprehend his column in the way he wishes they would if he communicates in rather shallow
Thor is also left to adapt to modern society trends that are foreign to him despite his father refusing to recognize his logic. The hypocrisy in that is nasty and brutal to Thor. Nevertheless, the Prophet and Odin have different incentives from the suffering Taviana and Thor encounter. The Prophet has the community’s best interest in mind when disciplining Taviana as her dismissal keeps Unity safe and undercover from constables. However, Taviana is in a vulnerable situation where criminal activity is tempting; Unity wrongfully tosses Taviana to the streets and the Prophet does not care for Taviana.
Finally, stereotypes are continually damaging society, but more so the justice system. Stereotypes allow the jurors to feel that using the hasty generalization fallacy is a proper argument, along with bandwagoning on the ideas of other simple minded men and women who categorize groups of individuals. This bias works like the rest; “if the emotion is consistent with the stereotypes … then those negative emotions are likely to exacerbate implicit biases”, causing an impartial jury and unfair ruling (Implicit Bias In a Courtroom). The common stereotypes, as random and wild as they may seem, can be mistaken as for logic and evidence against the defendant. The more common and widespread the stereotype, the more acceptable it may appear to not only jurors but to many in the
When dealt with by law enforcement it helps stabilize the community some while also aiding in the victim or victims recovery process. If law enforcement fails to respond within its jurisdiction the officers and the department will be open to increased inspection and possible liability. Many people also argue that hate speeches can be just as harmful and dangerous as hate crimes. Hate speeches are not considered a hate crime, can have the same amount of psychological trauma on the victim and the community as a hate crimes. Hate speeches are only considered hate incidents, but they can also encourage bias-motivated violence(Turner and