Whatever my hands have touched has come to nothing. Fate has brought all my pride to a thought of dust,” (Exodus.135-138). Although Antigone had to die for the cost of justice, among other casualties, her search for justice seemed to be successful. The multitude of deaths that occur during the Exodus result in Creon admitting how foolish he has been for being overly prideful and arrogant for thinking that he could outrun his cursed family’s fate. Her death made him discover that fate is a factor of life that should not be messed with.
Montag killed Beatty he thought what he was doing was right. Montag was justified for killing Beatty because he thought he was protecting himself and Faber, Beatty had to die for society to change, and Beatty wanted to die. Montags anger towards Beatty may have persuaded his decisions and made him do what he did to Beatty. In the event that Montag killed Beatty, he was justified because he was protecting Faber and himself. In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury explains that Beatty kept pushing Montag’s limits.
Wiesel’s speech shows how he worked to keep the memory of those people alive because he knows that people will continue to be guilty, to be accomplices if they forget. Furthermore, Wiesel knows that keeping the memory of those poor, innocent will avoid the repetition of the atrocity done in the future. The stories and experiences of Wiesel allowed for people to see the true horrors of what occurs when people who keep silence become “accomplices” of those who inflict pain towards humans. To conclude, Wiesel chose to use parallelism in his speech to emphasize the fault people had for keeping silence and allowing the torture of innocent
Antigone is correct for bold rebellion to bury her brother because she loyal to her family and to the gods. Antigone will always be loyal to her brother no matter what anyone says, even her uncle. According to the play, Antigone says, “Ismene I am going to bury him. Will you come?’’ (P.30) What she is trying to say is that it doesn 't matter what anybody says about her brother being buried she is still going to be loyal, even if her brother is dead. some may say that she should not be loyal what Creon said.
He is quite guilty and addresses his fault, “I have confessed myself” (Miller 142). Now that John Proctor has confessed, it's like weight has been lifted off his shoulders. He makes it very clear that he would rather be dead than having to deal with the continuous judging that he is about to receive from the people of Salem. At the end of the play, John is sentenced to be hanged and he agrees to the decision, believing it will somehow please Elizabeth and bring her peace. He would rather die as an honorable man rather than lying to save
Throughout the story Hallie begins to like Ranse and Tom becomes well aware of that. instead of killing or harming Ranse Tom decides that no matter how much he doesn 't want to , he knows it 's best if Hallie is with who she truly likes and wants to be with . Even though Tom doesn 't know Ranse very well he decides to sacrifice his whole well being for the sake of Ranse and Hallie. Towards the the end the readers find out that Tom not Ranse, had in fact killed Liberty Valance. “It 's cold blooded murder and I could live with that,” Tom tells Ranse after revealing he had killed Valance.
A Disappointing Crime “Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.” -Bruce Lee. Everyone knows that minister Dimmesdale was guilty, but some people feel that it was right for him not to confess, while others strongly believe he should have taken ownership of his actions and confessed his sin. Minister Dimmesdale should have confessed his sin for these reasons, he would bear less shame, the people trusted him to confess, and Hester should not have to bear both of their burdens. The minister should have confessed his sin since he would bear less shame. Unfortunately, most of the minister’s shame came from the fact that he was hiding his sin.
The court presents him with an ultimatum with which he can plead guilty and live or be hanged with the others who didn't confess. After speaking with Elizabeth, John decides that he wants his life and surrenders to a confession. After he signs the confession, he also tears it up signing his own death warrant so to say, not wanting to live a lie. As Reverend Parris and Hale are about to object, John pronounces "...for now I do think I see some shred of goodness in John Proctor..."(133), referring to his honesty. He would rather die for the greater good, which are the honest people in society.
Antigone strongly disagreed with Creon and his ways of thinking. She thought that all of his power and fame were going to his head. She thought that her brother was a hero for going and dying on the battlefield and that he should have a proper burial. She believed that he should be traditionally buried and not looked down soon like a villain of some sorts. Through the play of Antigone she shows her point of view by being very respectful but well worded at the same time.
However, Antigone does not care if she gets executed, she is willing to bury Polynices no matter life or death. She even says it herself that she will be happy if she dies for her brother Polynices. “ANTIGONE: And if I die for it, what happiness!” (128). 7.During this talk with Creon and Ismene, Creon is already counting Antigone as dead. Ismene is trying to get some sense into Creon by telling him that he couldn’t kill
As a result of her crying, Paul questions, "Why doesn 't she stop worrying? Kemmerich will stay dead whether she knows about it or not. When a man has seen so many dead he cannot understand any longer why there should be so much anguish over a single individual" (181). Knowing the unlikely chance of staying alive in war, Paul, unlike Kemmerich 's mom, knows how easy being killed is. Although her reaction appears over-the-top, she probably believes that she is acting
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
In conclusion, people in The Crucible lie for their personal interests, their tunnel vision haunts them in the sense that it comes back to get them in the end. This is shown by the fact that john died because he was not willing to live for false sins. In his shoes choosing to die was easy, choosing the harder right between the easier wrong is all depending on how you look at it. The consequences from the wrong choice will make your life harder while sticking to the harder right choice will make your life
Rather, he looks from the above and hopes for the best. He asks for Mary as the sinless Mother of Jesus, the one who gave birth to the Savior, that played a role in salvation. Then, he prays for his sin, such as killing people in the battlefield. I also like the fact that he is not embarrassed about being religious during a battle, he communicated his beliefs through his thoughts, despite the fatal combat in the near