I present a case where Macbeth committed murder with his greed being his main motivator. This cold-blooded murder was not one done without a conscious. No, Macbeth was completely aware of what killing King Duncan could bring him: power. Although Macbeth’s actions were based off another’s plan, we will see that Macbeth killed with a conscious, making him solely guilty for the murder of King Duncan due to Macbeth’s prevalent characteristics of being power-hungry, deceitful, and greedy. As was said, Macbeth’s actions were not based off of his own plan.
He killed his father, not knowing it was his father, but he still did it, so he was therefore guilty of murder, not patricide. "I pollute the bed of him I killed by the hands that killed him. Was I not born guilty? Am I not utterly unclean” (Oedipus Rex 819-822). He believed he was
While getting interviewed Jay says that he helped Adnan get to track practice and dig a hole for Hae’s body (7-8). This proves that Jay assisted Adnan in murdering Hae and that they were both involved in the crime. In episode two of Serial the state claims that Adnan is the one that did it. Sarah states on behalf of the state “And the motive the State supplied, the basis for the whole thing, was that after Hae broke up with Adnan, he couldn’t accept it. He was so wounded by her, and so furious, that he decided to kill her” (21).
Robert Smith had an extreme mindset due to the injustice of black people he saw on a day to day basis, this then, turned into a violence mindset and Robert Smith began killing innocent white people. Robert Smith could not take the pressure in being Sevens Days, which is one of the reasons that Robert Smith committed suicide. In the article I read “ An Excursion into the Black World: The “Seven Days” in Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon,” there a quote that I read that strongly connects to my argument “ It is surely death that a black man faces when he murders a white person in America.” Although nobody killed Robert Smith because of the death he had inflicted on white people, Robert Smith still faced death due to the stress of being in the Seven Days. Robert Smith had an extreme mindset that made him join the Sevens Days to cause violence on innocent white people. Robert Smith realized that his only way out of the Seven Days was death, because of the extreme mindset he once had, he could never return to the black community because he knew that it is like death being a black male in
While awaiting trial Frank 's father Matt Fowler decides to give Mr.Strout a punishment he felt was necessary. Mr.Fowler went out and ended up murdering the man who murdered his son. While reading the story the audience dominantly takes Frank 's father 's side on the situation rather than feeling the same way about the two murders. People seem to sway towards Mr.Fowlers side of the story because they say it was out of love, Richard Strout deserved it, and Frank was innocent unlike Mr. Strout. Love is the key to all relationships throughout the world.
Today, I Barbara Teller, will inform you all on why the death penalty should be abolished. Some of you may not be aware that the death penalty still exists in multiple countries, and others may support it. But yes, it is a thing and one that more people should be involved in. My son was put to death for the 1992 murder of 70-year-old John Watson of Covington. But no hard evidence had proven he was at the scene of the crime.
The path leading to the house was lined with blood, the two dead bodies of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman laid on the floor with multiple stab wounds; leaving one to question, who did it. The O.J. Simpson murder case is a very well-known case. A famous man was accused of murdering his ex-wife out of jealousy, but was released as not guilty at the end of the trial. Many people wonder if race was a factor in the court's decision.
I believe that the most important part of the book To Kill a Mockingbird is on page 282, when Judge Taylor is polling the jury on whether or not to let Tom Robinson free. I was astonished when the jury answered, “Guilty...guilty...guilty...guilty…” The jury’s response surprised and saddened me as it seemed that Tom Robinson would go free, thanks to Atticus’s defense. Atticus destroyed the prosecutor's case with a well thought out rebuttal; the verdict seemed to be blatantly obvious. But even though Tom should have gone free, he was sentenced to death for something, I believe, he didn’t do. In fact, he was very kind to Mayella Ewell, helping her with chores and other odds and ends.
The article educates about how the Death Penalty lowers Crime Rates and I thought a quote from a Criminal was Interesting. “Maragret Elizabeth Daly, arrested for attacking Pete Gibbons with a knife, who told the investigating officers: ‘yeah, I cut him and I should have done a better job. I would have killed him but I didn’t want to go to the gas chamber’”(Jacoby). I think the above evidence is important because it shows a criminal is fearful of dying so she didn’t kill anybody, which means Capital Punishment will cause less murders, so it is justifiable. According to the Article Police Killings have gotten out of hand which has led some to think of Capital Punishment.
William Furman was in the process of robbing a home and when he was searching around the house the homeowner woke up. Furman tried to run out of the house but he fell and when he fell his gun discharged and ended up killing the homeowner. As a result, Furman was convicted of robbery and murder. He was sentenced to death. Georgia law explained that because the murder happened during a robbery, Furman was eligible to be executed if the court found him guilty of the murder.
This story makes me think about OJ Simpson, he was acquitted for the murders of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman, but a year later he lost a civil suit to their parents which essentially made him guilty of the murders. But long before either jury had a chance to vote on his innocence or guilt he was found guilty in the “court” of public opinion. The public opinion vote will haunt Simpson through his entire life, people will always see him as guilty and think he got away with murder. Much like OJ, the chief will have the “court” of public opinion to contend with the rest of his career in Pamlico county. Whether the chief is innocent or guilty, this will tarnish his reputation and people may not trust him the way they once did.
Another was the death of a 60-year-old black man named John Dukes, who was killed by whites in revenge for Dukes shooting a white constable. Dukes was hanged and even set on fire by the mob. Because of these events, and many other previous ones, Senator Wagner requested that the federal government do something. However, the Attorney General said that they could not become involved in state government issues, unless the federal government allowed it. What was even more disappointing was the fact that no anti-lynching bill had been passed on the federal level.
On October 16th the United States Supreme Court will hear the arguments concerning the Kansas V. Cheever cirme. Scott Cheever was convicted of murder and drug useage on January 19th 2009. Cheever killed Greenwood County sheriff Matthew Samuels at the residence of the Coopers in Hilltop, Kansas. Sheriff Samuels was going to the Cooper 's residence on a tip to arrest Cheever for illegal drug use, when he arrived he witnessed Cheever and the Cooper’s cooking and ingesting meth. Cheever was shooting at several other officers when they came to try and arrest him as well as try to rescue the injured Samuels.
The Klu-Klux-Klan was a white supremacist group that opposed “Reconstruction” and equal rights for freed slaves (Hook Exercise). They, to my standards, really would do whatever it takes to stop Reconstruction, even if it meant killing innocent people for that. John W. Stephens, a former senator from Caswell, was brutally murdered by none other than the Klu-Klux-Klan in a Grand Jury room (Doc.A Par.1). John W. Stephens was stabbed five to six times then even hanged on a hook in the same jury room. As Albion Toruage quoted, “ Another brave, honest Republican citizen has met his fate at the hands of these fiends.” Then Abram Colby, a former slave who was elected to the Georgia State Legislature during Reconstruction,(Doc.B,Para.