21”). Tom Robinson is saying this quote because, he is trying to defend himself on the stand. Tom knows that he did not rape Mayella so he is trying to get his point across the jury and judge that he is innocent of the rape of Mayella Ewell..Tom should not have felt bad for a white woman because she has to chores. Mayella should have told Tom that that was part of her daily life. “ The evil assumption- that all Negroes lie, that all Negroes are basically immoral beings, that all negro men are not to be trusted around women”.
Pedophile in Penn State The general argument made by Maia Szalavitz in her work, “Bystander Psychology: Why Some Witnesses to Crime Do Nothing”, is that it is wrong when people view crime, and they do not take action. More specifically, Szalavitz argues that people tend to keep quiet for each other as a conglomerate. She writes, ”Mike Mcqueary… witnessed child rape firsthand in 2002... How is it that a powerfully built ex-quarterback could watch the rape of a 10 year old boy and do nothing to stop it?... And why did the team and the university fail to act at every possible step? ” In this passage Szalavitz is suggesting that during the Penn state child rape cases by Jerry Sandusky, even close colleges who clearly knew of the situation, but
Elizabeth cannot be hanged because she is pregnant and the child inside her is innocent. John finds Abigail and tells her to stop all this nonsense and to never mention Elizabeth’s name in court again. Abigail is then found with a needle into her and blames it on Elizabeth. Soon enough John gets accused of witchcraft and has to confess to it or he will hang. While he’s in jail, Abigail asks him to run away with her to Boston so that they could be together and so that he wouldn’t get hung; John refuses.
To prove why this is so absurd is the part when the soldiers are kicking prostitutes out on the street. Yossarian doesn 't really understand and a woman replies to him: "Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can 't stop them from doing" . They didn 't even know what catch 22 was, simply because the laws says that they don 't need to explain what catch 22 is” So ..why is that so? What law says that? Ofcourse, catch 22.
The Salem Witch Trials was where women were accused of performing sorcery even though they weren't and were still convicted of the crime. This is parallel to Bradbury’s encounter because the policeman decides to consider walking a “crime” just because he feels he has the power to do so which is just a bad sense of character. The Salem witch trials are also similar to the idea of people who read books in Fahrenheit 451 being bad because they are veering away from what society deems right and society chooses to single them out just because they aren't following their rules. In Fahrenheit 451, the characters within the novel are taken to the incinerator and have their houses burned if they are found with books, anyone can be accused of this crime and without question, the fire department will go burn down their house. This is parallel to the witch trials because the vulnerable people in the society get taken advantage of by the people of power, they are punished for crimes that they never committed and aren't even given a say in
So what is Lucy’s desire in Disgrace? Her desire, after the rape, is to repent for what ‘her people’, the colonizers, did to the indigenous South African people. She does this repenting by not reporting her rape to the police and agreeing to marry Petrus. After Lucy is raped, Laurie wants to go to the police straight away. However, Lucy surprises him by saying “David, when people ask, would you mind keeping to your own story, to what happened to you?” (Coetzee, 99).
Warren knows Proctor is not a witch, and also knows that Abby accuses Elizabeth Proctor because of personal vengeance, yet when Proctor tries to urge her to tell the truth she shouts, “I cannot! I cannot!” because she knows she will get in trouble for having previously lied in court (125). Mary Warren was not strong enough to tell the truth. She would rather get Proctor in trouble than have to take responsibility and punishment for her own sinful actions. As a result of her cowardly decision Proctor gets thrown in jail and eventually hangs.
Hester Prynne is the protagonist as she stands against the Puritan laws. Hester Prynne commits the crime of adultery and she alone bears the punishment for it, refusing to name the father of the child and at the end earns a place and name or herself in the society. Hester Prynne is first presented as a sinner, a reprobate guilty of committing adultery. In her Puritan society, this was considered an aggression towards god and all his biblical teachings. So the societal view and opinion towards her was rather aggressive.
Macbeth does not seek the guidance of his wife, nor her advice to commit these crimes; his actions are his own doings. There is no one to blame but himself for those numerous homicides. Macbeth and his wife pretend to “look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent undet’t (1.5) Their actions are criminal and evil, which is why they must hide behind lies to appear as righteous rulers. Macbeth’s whole life becomes a lie that is driven by evil and sin. Soon his false persona is seeping through and his actions come back to haunt
Abigail told him in the beginning of the story that all of the witchcraft was a sham, and he refused to tell anyone else. If he had just been open about the lies from the beginning, rather than waiting for more craziness to break out, then perhaps the judges would have been more lenient and not as quick to hang people, no matter the accusations. “ I think you must go to Salem, John. You must tell them it is a fraud.” (1163) Unfortunately, John Proctor did not listen to his wife and kept the secret to himself. In fact, the only reason he brought up the fact that it was a lie was when his own wife was accused of witchcraft.