In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, legality is often deemed less important than morality in terms of decision making. Multiple characters throughout the novel disregard the law in order to carry out their vision of justice. When Curley, the son of the ranch owner, discovers his wife’s body, he is furious. So furious that he plans to track Lennie, a new employee with an intellectual disability, down and murder him to get revenge for his mistake. Regardless of the law, Curley’s morals based on vengeance and masculinity drive him to kill Lennie.
While roaming through the aftermath of a Texas drug deal that had collapsed, a Vietnam veteran called Llewellyn Moss (Josh Brolin) discovers two million dollars and a substantial amount of heroin hidden in the back of the vehicle. Moss becomes the victim of a puzzling killer, Anton Chigurh, who determines with the flip of a coin the fate of his victims. In this series of drama, Bell (Tommy Lee Jones) struggles to contain the rapidly escalating violence. Fate is inevitable just like change. No Country for Old Men has one important theme as fate.
He starts off by introducing the story of Gene Rossellini, a brilliant man who chose to abandon society to look for answers to his curiosities but he ended up committing suicide when he did not get the results that he wanted. Like Rossellini, Chris also chose to abandon his wealth and chose to cut himself from society due to his beliefs and connection with nature. In contrast, unlike Rossellini, Chris did not give up and did not commit suicide when he made a fatal mistake which caused him his life. Next, the author introduces the story of John Mallon Waterman, a risk taker and a very talented mountain climber, who eventually became mentally unstable due to the depressing situations he experienced which possibly prompted him to climb Mt. Denali and end his life.
The sergeant-major warns the White’s about the paw and he wishes to destroy the object this raises questions: Why is this thing being called evil? Why are the wishes granted unwanted? The answers are shown right after the first wish; the family comes into a small fortune, but only because their son dies and they collect from his insurance. What other damage will the wishes do? What other
Last but not least, in this tragedy Laertes plays an important role. He is the last character to conclude all the actions with a big dishonesty. He has been used as a pawn to Claudius. Because he is hurt after his father and sister`s death. Profiting from his pain, Claudius convinces Laertes to avenge in such a dishonest way.
Golding uses a group of boys to show that even in, children, the thing society sees as the most innocent can still become corrupted by an environment full of evil. Golding creates the character, Jack, the tough hunter but it takes Jack a little while to completely take on this role. In the quote, “‘I was going to,’ said Jack. He was ahead of them, and they could not see his face” (Golding 31), Readers can see Jack fail to kill a pig, Jack makes excuses as to why he did not kill it, however the reader can infer Jack did not have the heart to kill it because of his morals. Jack still has his initial innocence but later Golding shows how Jack will break his morals.
As a result of keeping the gun away from his mother an innocent mule was killed. Moments leading up to the death of the mule, Wright gives a reader vivid description of how the gun was held as proof that Dave didn’t have proper knowledge of how to handle a gun. This quote “The gun felt loose in his fingers; he waved it wildly for a moment. Then he shut his eyes and tightened his forefinger” is proof that Dave didn’t have proper knowledge of how to handle a gun. From third person omniscient point of view, Wright was not only able to convince youths about rushing to grow up, but was also able to tell about the dangers of owning a
Perhaps George got tired of Lennie and took his life out of anger as his job and dream of sharing a farm with Lennie became impossible, or maybe George had had enough and killed Lennie because “(…) he [Lennie] gets in trouble alla time because he’s so God damn dumb.” (OMM, 42). On the contrary, after Lennie had killed Curley’s wife George knew what Curley’s lynch mob would come for Lennie and make his death painful by “(…) shoot[ing] the guts outa that big bastard” (OMM, 96-97). George simply helped Lennie the only way he knew how, by taking his life quickly after telling him what he wanted to
In “On Tragedy” Aristotle says “That the change of fortune presented must not be the spectacle of a virtuous man brought from prosperity to adversity”. In “Things Fall Apart” Okonkwo notices a reversal in his society after chopping a messengers head off “He wiped his machete on the sand and went away”(176). This quotation from chapter twenty-four demonstrates Okonkwo’s reversal of character after killing a messenger and getting no response or cheers from his fellow clansmen. Okonkwo’s reversal of character after this occurs is what sets up his suicide. This trait is shown by society’s development to deal with the missionaries and Okonkwo’s way of dealing with them is in conflict with the way his fellow villagers want to be handled.
4th period “You don’t deserve a point of view if the only thing you see is you” (Unknown). In the lord of flies by William Golding, Jack turns evil and is not himself. A former choirmaster and “head boy” at his school, he arrived on the island having experienced some success in exerting control over others by dominating the choir with his militaristic attitude. His main interest is hunting, an endeavor that begins with the desire for meat and builds to the overwhelming urge to master and kill other living creatures. One character trait that jack shows throughout the story is selfishness.
Have you ever made a decision that costs a lot, but is for the good of others? In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, is about two ranch handers trying to get through the Great Depression on a farm. The protagonists George and Lennie are best friends, unfortunately Lennie has a disability that affects him in every way. This makes George have to make a decision to kill Lennie or be on the run. George makes the decision to kill Lennie because might not be able to get away so he would get beat up for killing Curley’s wife, he doesn’t want Lennie to kill anything else so he takes his life.
Fearing for the safety of his family, McCoy sends his wife, AUDREY, and Lindsey away. McCoy also deals with the stigma of accidentally shooting his partner, FLANAGAN. When AGENT CLARK offers McCoy a chance at redemption, he takes it. Homeless people are going missing and then showing up dead. McCoy agrees to go undercover as a homeless man.
This quote shows how Amir was more worried about himself then potentially saving his best friend from being abused. Khaled Hosseini chose to write this in the text to show how the main character, Amir, must now deal with adversity throughout the novel. The quote can teach society to think through decisions and determine what is more important for the future. The same event could have happened in real life, and Hosseini’s goal is that the right decision is made by anyone that endures a situation like this. If Amir did end up helping Hassan, then he would have been thanked by everyone, but instead Amir is faced with the sight of that scene forever.
He was also given $10,000 in cash which was recorded by Aruban officials. (Wikipedia, n.d.) When official went to locate the body, they realized that Sloot was not being truthful. The location where he said the body was, was not even constructed. For this reason Sloot was charged for extortion and wire fraud in the U.S District court of Northern Alabama. On June 30 he was indicted on the charges.