Character Analysis: All The King's Horses

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Every human on this planet was born the same way. Each person inherited 23 chromosomes from their mother and 23 from their father. These chromosomes determine many characteristics and abilities that make each and every human unique. Examples of these traits are height and weight, but one that is not an example is a corruption trait. There is no genetic code that a human inherits, causing him or her to make immoral decisions. Whether it is stealing from a convenience store, or committing the vicious act of ending the life of another human. No one was born believing these choices were acceptable. Then, why do humans act unethically, is a question often asked in society. How can someone’s mind tell itself that a wrong, is right? Is it that people…show more content…
Many stand in disbelieve and awe of how someone could have achieved ultimate success. What is not often thought of is, what it took, and who he or she took down to reach their goal. Moreover, the unethical practices that were taken to reach such high prosperity. As it, becomes more and more clear throughout the story “All the King’s Horses,” Barov is in control of the chess game, and not Pi Ying. Pi Ying, being a member of the Chinese army, is trying to prove his leadership abilities and his dedication to Communist side of the cold war. Desperate to move up in rank and stand out to Barov, Pi Ying makes a reckless decision to challenge Colonel Kelly to game of chess with his unit’s, life on the line. (Vonnegut, 2) The dual results in four of Kelly’s men dying. Killing prisoners of is considered a war crime in violation International Law. (Burgess, beyondintractability) Pi Ying’s senseless decision to take this type of action against Kelly, helps demonstrate that humans will make unethical decisions if they believe it is beneficial for them to progress in life. Another leading cause of unethical decisions is when humans decide to value others life

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