Hoss becomes enraged at the man’s savageness for killing innocent people and never stops to think that he acted the same way when he killed the innocent man that betrayed his friend Schlageter, but justifies the murder he committed as a political murder that was done to protect Germany. Analyzing Hoss’ childhood to his time in prison is very important because it shows how Hoss was shaped into obeying orders from higher authority and how he developed a sense of duty and devotion to protecting Germany. Hannah Arendt, the author of Origins of Totalitarianism, explains that National Socialism was a totalitarian ideology that built itself on the idea that higher authority from Himmler and Hitler was never to be judged whether they were right or wrong because by following these orders
This is largely a study in human terror experienced on two levels, both depressing to observe. First, there is the narrator, the maniac, driven by his compulsive hatred of the “evil eye” to kill a man he says he loved. He is a case study in madness, tormented by that satanic eye that he simply must destroy. His madness is quite convincing and profoundly disturbing because it seems so capricious and meaningless. Indeed, seldom has the mystery and the horror of mental illness been so vividly portrayed.
For Rashomon, through implied rape and murder, violence comes to symbolize the lawlessness of the characters and retells the conflict at the center of the court’s trial. The Road Warrior takes violence as a symbol of the lawlessness of the civilized world and essentially becomes the conflict: the battle between the villagers and invaders. Going further, however, the psychological deterioration of the characters in Rashomon, when told through violence, is implied with strategic cinematography. At first glance, it would be assumed that psychological deterioration is told through The Road Warrior by the on-screen kills and bloodshed, but The Road Warrior mimics Rashomon’s method in terms of character psychology. Rashomon is much less graphic than George Miller’s production, but both use violence and lighting as a symbol of psychological deconstruction.
In the story The Stranger by Albert Camus, Meursault, the absurd hero is put on trial. Meursault is put on trial first of all for his senseless murder, but that is not the only reason. The main reason he was put on trial, was for his Maman’s death and his act of senselessness. From Meursault 's point of view we see that the bailiff questions people like Perez Maman’s fiance. The bailiff asked Perez, “Had [you] at least seen [him] cry?”(Camus 91).
There are multitudes of secondary sources that advocate Che Guevara as a villain. For example, there is an article found on “The Independent” named “The Killing Machine” which describes Guevara as a ruthless, autocratic leader. Through the repetition of “cold blooded killing machine”, the author accentuates how villain like it was when following the successful overthrow of Batista’s government and Che was appointed to be in charge of La Cabana Fortress Prison, he ordered the execution of hundreds of people without trial, due to minor suspicions of them being either counter revolutionaries or fugitives. To continue, the website “The Huffington Post” says that Che Guevara constantly compared Africans to Europeans. The article elaborates on how
Early punishments seem to have been extremely brutal and were mostly carried out in a public setting. For example, the execution of Robert-Francois Damiens in 1751 for attempted assassination was designed to inflict maximum pain on him before he died while showing people the entire process. The early punishments were very brutal for various reasons including the fact that the justice system of the day was mostly retributive. For example, the Code of Hammurabi was made with “an eye for an eye” approach. The brutality of these punishments, therefore, acted as a “fair” response to the offenders for their crimes.
In this story, the author uses “murderer” and “killing” for most parts of the story to demonstrate the level of anger of the character. Unlike demon/ supernatural, murderer/ killing uses graphic details and example to creates and bring out the fear in the viewers. In the story, Allan Poe tells all the little details of how Montresor buried Fortunato alive. Even that it isn’t an instant death, the details that described the process of the murder make one imagine that he or she is physically there, witness the murder act. So because of that it gives the viewers a cold and creepy feeling because this murder act goes against his/her humanity “A moment more and I had fettered him to the granite…He was too much astounded to resist.
The murder of Alyona Ivanovna and her step sister Lizaveta adds to countless other death in Petersburg both incurred in crime and out of despair. The stifling and powder-keg feel in the air must implies something is about to happen and in this case what happens is an explosion. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky depicts the transition from sanity to insanity and reveals humanity 's proud arrogance and its severe consequences.
The grim setting of the Iliad, two defining characteristics emerge from the ashes of the destructive power of war. Human nature is susceptible to violence as Homer clearly shows in the descriptive, brutal death of Sarpedon when two aspects of humanity - cruelty and compassion- arise from the bloodshed of war. The violent death of Sarpedon helps the reader understand the effects of war on the human condition by juxtaposing the acts of cruelty and compassion demonstrated by the epic’s characters. Through the unthinkable atrocities of war and the murder of Sarpedon, Homer lifts the veil of societal expectation to reveal the human side of cruelty. The “killing jaws” of the violent battle spurred the warriors to further engage in dark and increasingly cruel actions, pushing them further into inhumanity.
The successful use of the word “snakes” trigger us to those negative connotations about snakes such as betrayal and sins as in the biblical stories. This shows the inherited evil that the Nazis ideology transplant into the souls of the guards. Another striking irony is shown in the line “grants us a grave in the winds” in which the word “grants” (Celan 17). This word is only associated with positive connotations such as granting one a wish, but in this context, it is used ironically to further increase the horror of the prisoners when the guard sets his hounds to kill the prisoners and later burn them to send their remains into the