Within Mary Shelley’s gothic novel, the viewer can identify how although society calls him a monster they still distinguish him from a human standpoint. Which can be witnessed through Shelley ’s language; her word choice illustrates that even though the characters label him a monster, they still hold him accountable the same way they would a human. A critical piece of language that classifies him as human is when Victor refers to him as a murderer, “I repaired to a criminal judge in the town, and told him I had an accusation to make; that I knew the destroyer of my family; and that I required him to exert his whole authority for the apprehension of the murderer” (Shelley, 202). The choice Victor made to call him a murder rather than a predator shows that the creature is more closely related to humans rather than animals. Furthermore, the creature is referred to as a murderer, meaning that he has developed the mental capacity to commit a crime.
Voluntary manslaughter, or second degree murder, is I believe most accurately describes Mary’s crime. In the heat of the moment, Mary seemed to go temporarily insane. After all, the person she loved the most has admitted he would want to leave her. It is stated in the story that she doesn’t feel anything after hearing Patrick’s secret.
One of the hardest things to fathom is what drove Adnan to strangle Hae. Police officials kept coming back to the fact that Adnan was the ex-boyfriend, but this doesn’t hold much value when Syed claims the break-up was mutual and they continued to be friends despite breaking up (Koenig Episode 2). Mutual breakups typically don’t end up in rage against one another, which is why the theory of Adnan being guilty is so hard to believe. If he had no bad feelings toward her then there would be no motive for him to kill her in the first place. In addition to the motive issue behind Adnan’s conviction, Adnan repeatedly claims that he did not
Her lying makes Proctor look like an even bigger liar than the court already believes he is. Another example of how Elizabeth is responsible for the death of John Proctor is that Elizabeth knew about how Abigail is the one accusing people of witchcraft and how she is making false accusations yet Elizabeth did nothing to stop her. The whole time Elizabeth and John both knew that the accusations that Abigail was making was false, yet they continue to let it happen until Elizabeth gets accused. They do not care about anyone else getting thrown in jail or killed unless it is one of them. They are so selfish and that is proved whenever Proctor did not speak up until Elizabeth and a few of his friends wives are accused and thrown into jail.
In order to make a profit off of a product a company must make more than they are spending. So when it comes to spending on wages companies cannot be paying them more than their income. If companies were forced to raise the minimum wage many of them would find themselves laying off workers, especially those of the lower skilled employees. As much as a 3% reduction of low skilled workers can be projected with an increase of 10% in the minimum wage (Negative Effects). An American Apparel store in Los Angeles had to lay off 500 workers because of the recent city increase to $15 an hour (Sherk).
Overall, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee is a novel that does a good job of showing how innocence can be destroyed by the display of evil. Innocence was destroyed many times at the trial. All the kids felt the bad vibes in the courthouse, but it was Jem who took the hardest blow. Jem believed that the court would indict Tom because Atticus provided hard evidence that he was innocent. He thought
However, the two murderers never took the time to find out more about the Clutter family. Once they realized there was no fortune, Dick did not mind. Dick’s motive for remaining inside the Clutter home was he knew there was a young girl living in the house. His motive was to rape the young girl, Nancy. Nonetheless, the other murderer, Perry Smith, had no motive for killing the Clutter family after realizing there was no fortune.
This simple example shows Miller’s belief on the corruption within the court system as Danforth is allowing his favoritism control over his actions throughout Mary Warren’s trial. In addition, his fatal punishment on Mary Warren puts more pressure on her to lie, as her life is put on the stakes. Because of these ironic moments throughout the play, the audience are able to see Miller’s annoyance over the unfairness within the court’s
She should have spoken up when Parris was asking questions, instead of accusing Sarah Good and Goody Osburn. Tituba tells Parris “Aye, sir, and Goody Osburn” (Miller 595). This passage shows that she felt scared and agreed to the lies that Parris was harassing her with. The women accused of witchcraft had nothing to do with the dancing, the witchcraft, and the charming in the woods. Tituba was only worried about saving herself, if she would have told the truth their lives would have been spared.
As a result, many workers created and joined craft unions, but not many strikes were held because of strikebreakers and the appeals to patriotism. The South was even more worse off than the North. The Union blockade
By saying the individual on trial shall not live because they murdered another, this reflects back on the decision makers. It deems those making the decisions hypocrites. The court members are choosing whether one lives or dies, and if they choose the death option they are performing the exact crime the individual could be on trial for. Murder. The court’s final
The Pequot were ready to retaliate. In retaliation for what the English did, the Pequot had laid siege to Saybrook Fort on September 1636-mid April 1637. The Pequot tribe had attacked soldiers and work parties who were farther away from the fort. They had also ended up destroying English cornfields and cattle, and burning down warehouses that were used to store goods.
On the night of October 16, 1859, Brown and his band overran the government munitions stockpile. Some of his men gathered together a modest bunch of prisoners, including a couple slaves. Expression of the attack spread and by the next day Brown and his men were encompassed. On October 18, an organization of U.S. Marines, drove by Colonel Robert E. Lee (1808-70) and Lieutenant J. E. B. Stuart (1833-64), overran Brown and his devotees. Brown was injured and caught, while 10 of his men were slaughtered, including two of his children.
After putting the pieces together and seeing where Trisha Meili was at the time she was attacked, they noticed it didn’t match up to where the teens were when they were. If you watch the video confessions, it turns out the teens didn’t know where the crime took place, when it took place, or how it took place- they only knew that it happened. There was no DNA match to any of the teens but they were still prosecuted. They created a scenario where there is a sixth perpetrator but even if they were correct that there was a sixth perpetrator, his absence in the confession made the confessions factually
I think you made some important points here and in addition to that the colonial era witnessed two significant slave rebellions. In 1712, some twenty-five slaves armed themselves with guns and clubs and set fire to houses on the northern edge of New York City. They killed the first nine whites who arrived on the scene and then were killed or captured by soldiers. In the aftermath, eighteen participants were executed in the most brutal manner (individuals were burned alive, broken on the wheel, and subjected to other tortures). The event set a pattern for subsequent uprisings–the violence of the retribution far exceeded the mayhem committed by the rebelling slaves.