Within Mary Shelley’s gothic novel, the viewer can identify how although society calls him a monster they still distinguish him from a human standpoint. Which can be witnessed through Shelley ’s language; her word choice illustrates that even though the characters label him a monster, they still hold him accountable the same way they would a human. A critical piece of language that classifies him as human is when Victor refers to him as a murderer, “I repaired to a criminal judge in the town, and told him I had an accusation to make; that I knew the destroyer of my family; and that I required him to exert his whole authority for the apprehension of the murderer” (Shelley, 202). The choice Victor made to call him a murder rather than a predator shows that the creature is more closely related to humans rather than animals. Furthermore, the creature is referred to as a murderer, meaning that he has developed the mental capacity to commit a crime.
In “Vengeance is Ours,” Jared Diamond explores tribal societies’ views of revenge and compares them to our modern perspective by considering two detailed narratives. Diamond sets out to challenge the notion that the desire for revenge is “primitive, something to be ashamed of,” and instead suggests that such a feeling is natural and healthy (12). To accomplish this, Diamond tells the story of Daniel, a member of the highland New Guinea Handa clan, who orchestrates the paralysis of a rival clan leader, Isum, to avenge his late uncle, Soll. Upon doing so, Daniel exclaims “I have everything, I feel as if I am developing wings,” even though he didn’t release the virulent arrow himself (7). Diamond supplements this story with that of his father-in-law, Jozef, who, when given the opportunity to exact revenge on the man who brutally murdered his family during World War II, decided to place the murderer in the hands of the legal system.
“This won’t hurt me more then it will hurt you!” Why must people possess the undying urge to sacrifice someone else's life to satisfy there own selfish desires?Why must lust,jealousy and greed all lead to death?Looking back into the Salem witch crafts of 1962, there are three characters in particular that showed the most vengeful tendencies of them all. Arthur Miller timeless classic,“The Crucible”demonstrates the fight between good, and evil by showing traits of human conditions that each, and every generation is cursed to obtain. The most obvious character that showed the most hateful intentions right from the start was Ms Abigail Williams. There are many things our sweet Abby does to show her vengeful,and lustful qualities.
She is saying at the end of the primitive world she wanted to be a guide for those in the future, to make a reference point for them to follow. Her tools were “the desires of humans as they emerged/ from the killing fields, from the bedrooms and the kitchens” (Harjo 3-4). All three locations are symbolic for various places of corruption. Killing fields represent war, a struggle for control and power. It represents the greed; the only reason war breaks out is due to some type of power struggle.
The main factor that has driven this debate is that both are considered assisted dying and are an act to take the decision to intentionally end the life of a human being. It has generated moral, ethical (including patient, family and doctors), religious and legal dilemmas since many people see Euthanasia as a suicide masked as a mercy or compassionate death. The main difference is that euthanasia is considered a mercy kill or death because the physician administer a lethal medicine. However, in the case of PAS, the physician provides the dose or prescription for the self-administration by the patient. Notwithstanding, both generate dilemmas because are considered murder and suicide and against God or divine creation.
The Mexican Ojo is a old superstition that people believe that those of an higher status in live will drain your soul if they look at you. “Moreover, it was strongly feared that when a powerful person stares at a weak individual, the eyes of the strong person drain the power and soul from the weak one regardless of intentions.” (Michigan State). This is an old Mexican superstition that people who believe in it will always try to cleanse it in some way.
Nature revolves around an innate balance. Everything has a respective place in the natural order, therein contributing to universal harmony. However, in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, this idea is corrupted to suit a different theme: “fair is foul, and foul is fair.” In essence, everything that is thought of as good is actually evil, and vice versa. This theme is evident through the switched roles of the protagonist, Macbeth, and his wife, Lady Macbeth, and their respective levels of responsibility for the murder of King Duncan.
“Darwinian” can symbolize that the author is beginning to feel a primal “survival of the fittest” mindset while killing; it could also be a hint to the WWII metaphor because the Nazi’s used Darwinian ideas to justify the killings they committed. In the fourth stanza, the focus is still on the speaker’s personal experience and feelings. Now, the speaker is using blunt phrases that don’t suggest any mercy or regret, they suggest satisfaction and joy. The phrases “I dropped the mother” and “O one-two-three the murderer inside me rose up hard, the hawkeye killer came on stage forthwith” are cold and suggest a relentless killer.
On the other hand, the Furies "plead for [m]easure", suggesting that justice requires the equalization of pain from perpetrator to victim (Eumenides 541). The Furies embody eternal vengeance that transfers through multiple generations, relying upon the cleansing of blood crimes through the shedding of more blood as inherent law. The Furies avoid the preservation of men who "knows no fear", acknowledging the importance of "suffer[ing] into truth" (Eumenides 530-531). Ancient justice fosters the act of seeking vengeance, breeding uncontrollable raw emotions (such as anger) with priority above reason and rationale. Revenge allows the repetition of the same events within a neverending cycle, offering minimal resolve.
“Why are violence and the sacred so intertwined? Why is death seen as necessary to renew life?” —Micheal Wood From the grotesque brutality of the Aztecs to the inhumane slaying by the celtics; ritualistic human sacrifice has been practiced throughout history. Various cultures use society sanctioned killings for reasons such as to appease a higher power, predicting the future and up holding superstition. Sacrifice is best exemplified in Shirley Jackson’s short essay, “The Lottery” in which each year a community stones a fellow citizen in attempts to assure healthy crops.
Creon using his own form of divine justification explains,”…you are saying what is intolerable, when you say that Divinities have providential concern for this corpse…this fellow who Came to burn the temples girded with columns…(282,286). It becomes evident in these lines that Creon believes that it’s only natural to punish the wicked for their part in harming Thebes. However, Creon’s biggest weakness comes from openly defying both the family bond and set of divine laws that govern the deceased. He “acts pitilessly towards Polyneices’ already grieving relatives by further inflaming their grief”(Ahrensdorf and Pangle 144). Creon goes into conflict with the pious rules set forth by the Gods in response to death.
Euthanasia: Right or Wrong? Is it right to believe that it is morally right to kill someone if they are mentally unwell and/or consent of such? In the novella “Of Mice and Men” George kills Lennie who is notably, mentally unstable. In the article “Euthanasia” twins ,Marc and Eddy, wish to be euthanized because of the pain that they were experiencing everyday.
In addition revenge is something that will always be around because of greedy, vicious people. As stated before,“Revenge is a dish best served cold.” Overall, the trials should make us be thankful that we don’t have a court system that is based off of religion, but on
It is hard not to see the parallels between contemporary debates and commentators on poverty and someone who advocates infant cannibalism as a remedy to “prevent those voluntary abortions, and that horrid practice of women murdering their bastard children” that are all too common amongst the poorer segments of society (Swift, p.384). But that is only the surface level. The real lesson comes from how it utterly failed to influence the attitudes of the people Swift was satirizing. Furthermore, on a meta level, it is relevant because of the tendency of satirical works to be appropriated by the people they were intended to satirize. Witness the popularity of the utterly loathsome protagonist of The Wolf of Wall Street among a generation of would-be stockbrokers and other financial services people who aspire to be like him, or the fact that studies have shown Stephen Colbert has a non-negligible conservative fanbase that believes, or believed, he is not
Dalrymple’s states that the origins of evil are found in all of us, he describes this type of evil as “the evil that is found in the everyday actions of men.” Dalrymple goes on to explain, “There is obviously something flawed in the heart of man that he should wish to behave in this depraved fashion “According to Dalrymple it is a legacy of original sin, it is inherent. Man’s inherent self-interest will eventually end up hurting others. Therefore, as a whole, we require some form of regulation to make sure we do not destroy one another. The need for government oversight contradicts the other half of Dr Dalrymple’s reasoning that this toxic environment is a side effect of Great Britain turning in to a welfare state.