This is an example of strict laws because it shows how controlling the government is over the society. The strict laws shows how much power the government has over the people. Not only is the in forcing of strict laws made it harder to have individuality, but also the brain washing of their citizens. The Anthem’s society brain washing of their citizens was an easy way to remove their individuality. In Anthem the society brain washed their citizens into thinking their societies way of life was
The state gives a person a gun and a badge, it instantly gives them a free pass to do as they please and the right to kill whom they deem a threat to public safety. Police officers are the citizens who take the oath to “serve and protect”, but quite ironically they pose a greater threat to society because of the fact that they are everywhere and they just seem to be able to get away with everything they do to a certain extent. Where is that line drawn? Who makes the decision if they crossed the line? Police should not have the mentality that they are immune to the court of law due to the fact mere fact that they are officers of the law.
Hiero as someone who has lived both lives gives many reasons to break this misconception and prove the unhappiness state that he lives in because of his position as a tyrant. And in response Simonides argues that there are some ways that the tyrant can redeem himself and get the love and attention that he craves and tries to advice him and show him these ways. In general, tyrants are sovereign rulers who rule over unwilling subjects by force. They have control over almost everything and everyone in the state, meaning there is no consideration for law. Tyrants always think of themselves
Upper-class members had to have harsher punishments that someone normal. Hammurabi’s code was guilty until proven innocent, unlike america it is innocent until proven guilty. Hammurabi once stated “to make justice visible in the land, to destroy the wicked person and the evil-doer, that the strong might not injure the weak." Hammurabi also wanted to make it possible that upper-class people won’t be robbed or killed as much as usual, his one of his code’s stated "If a man has destroyed the eye of a man of the gentleman class, they shall destroy his eye .... If he has destroyed the eye of a commoner ... he shall pay one mina of silver.
In order to do so, he had to punish the traitor, Polynices, even though he was family so that the people “could learn in full spirit of a man, his purpose or his judgement, till he has shown up by experience of rule and law” meaning that Creon would show the people he meant business, if anyone was trying to destroy his trying of returning normalcy to the city, blood related or not and that he had the people of Thebes best interests to get the city back to normal (Blondell 175-177). Antigone knew the city was in a state of turmoil and yet still disobeyed the King, who was trying to help the city with his decision of
The citizens and counter-revolutionaries were being executed for the slightest thing such as saying a careless word of criticism about the government. Although the government did this to stop any rebellions from forming, they ended up doing much more than what was needed and going completely
Javert feels that it is his duty to obey and enforce the law, he would go to any length to pursue this. “His mental attitude was compounded of two very simple principles, admirable in themselves, but which, by carrying them to extremes, he made almost evil-respect for authority and hatred of revolt against it” said Victor Hugo describing Javert’s one sided manner of thought. Jean lived in constant fear of Javert arresting him and returning him back to the galleys. The Thenardiers played a massive role in abusing power. They feel that since they are “taking care” of Cosette for Fantine willingly, they have the right to treat her any way they deem
The most common course of action seemed to be execution or incarceration, but regardless of their punishment methods, they handled these groups with swift penalties. Although a handful of the resistance fighters backed down when they saw the discipline of others, numerous organizations continued the bombings, assassinations, rallies, and protests that they had encountered before. Perhaps the largest resistance associations were the communist supporters, and while they were dealt with severely by both Franco and Salazar, “…Portuguese communists were treated gently compared to their brethren in Spain”. Regardless, these people had a goal in mind and would likely stop at almost nothing to ensure that they meet their objective and hopefully change their country for the
As kids, we were always reminded that we had to follow the rules of society, just not in such big words. Frank Trippett in his article, A Red Light for Scofflaws, states that nowadays law-abiding citizens are breaking the law to categorize themselves as cool. He first lists instances that breaking the law seems normal, such as speeding or littering. He supports his stance furthermore by stating the saying “You’re a fool if you obey the rules” is the slogan on everyone’s mind these days. The author creates a concerned tone for the readers.
The individuals of the Ku Klux Klan join together to gain a voice in the ‘great’ society, however they don’t become apart of the society. Instead they become a symbol of hatred that is respected by few and is hated or feared by many. This ties to To Kill a Mockingbird because, like Atticus, the KKK stands up for what they believe in. However their extremist methods of expressing so leads them over the top to a position where they command more fear than respect. Overall the KKK, as a whole, can be seen as one single entity that will always be against society.
This artilce had a very strong point to make, they cliam that many people fall into this " isolationist nonresitance" which the author cliams that they silently ignore or gladly profit from injustice as long as they are not put inot a simlilar situation. The authpr also uses a quote from gandi that really came out to me. He stated " if the only two choices are to kill or to stand quitetly by doing nothing while the weak are oppressed and killed then, of course, we must kill." I feel this quote is so powerful ,because we see so much injustice around the world , but we do not alwyas see the injustice in our own country or system. The author also uses an example of how fifty percent of children die before the age of five, but at same time in other