Although his actions are forgivable, Hale has a hard time forgiving himself as seen by when he says, “There is blood on my head! Can you not see the blood on my head!” (4.66). This metaphor is used to communicate that he holds himself to be responsible for all of the deaths that have taken place during the witch trials and struggles to forgive himself. As a result of this guilt, it leads him to make one last attempt to remedy the damage he had caused, ultimately earning him sympathy, respect, and
People choose forgiveness because they want to release the initial offender from their guilt and past action to form a better relationship with them. As Chernoff discusses, "When we release others from the penalties of their actions, we create a space where our own thoughtless actions against others can be forgiven as well”(1). The quote above explains how forgiving others can allow for a better relationship based off of forgiveness between the initial offender and the avenger. People forgive because they see it as the right thing to do. In the text, "In reality, I was just a man who got somebody mad-- mad enough to want to kill him-- and survived it.
The sin in the past was affecting them now and they were not taking it good. When Abigail beseech him to return to her, he replied with, “Abby, you’ll put it out of mind. I’ll not be coming for you more”(1.22). John Proctor is very guilty for this and should be punished for his actions. He will be sorry he did it and needs to confess his sins.
Although both Perry and Dick had committed terrible crimes, Capote focuses instead on emotionally humanising Perry, and to a lesser extent Dick; therefore Capote claims that immoral acts alone do not make a person inherently evil. Capote reveals how deeply emotional, and how quickly Perry can get emotionally attached to someone with an analogy: “But he was afraid to leave Dick; merely to consider it made him “sort of sick,” as though he were trying to “jump off a train going ninety-nine miles an hour.””(124) The juxtaposition between Perry as a murderer and Perry as child who is controlled by his emotions is a recurring idea in the second part of In Cold Blood, and it exemplifies Capote’s current purpose of humanising Perry. Capote’s main
Because of the actions and choices Tino makes the consequences have positive and negative effects on Paul. First and foremost, Edward Bloor says, “…they put us in the vandalism jail.” “My stomach suddenly knotted.” (Bloor107). This has a negative effect on Paul in as much as he feels as though Tino is going to blame him. Next Paul said, “He wouldn’t talk to me, or even look at me.” (Bloor206). Like the first quote, Tino’s actions have a negative defect on Paul seeing that Paul thinks that Tino blames him and thinks that he, Paul, is like his brother Erik.
The tragic tone of Creon’s exclamation shows the regret that he feels for his destructive actions, and the use of the phrase ‘thoughtless thoughts’ indicates that he has realized that he has been exhibiting extreme foolishness. The fact that Creon’s stupidity led to the ‘slaying and dying’ of his loved ones, this is positive in that it ensures that the change will be lasting, and his mistakes will not be repeated. Consequences and losses help ensure that people will remedy their flawed qualities, and that the sacrifices of the people involved in rebellion are not in
As the precise definition of justice cannot be definitively stated, the line separating just from unjust actions is incredibly obscure. Many factors may influence an individual’s perception of what constitutes justice, such as time period, culture, or personal morals. Thus, while an act may be considered righteous in one context, the same act may be ruled unjust in other contexts. For instance, when Odysseus finally returns home to Ithaca, as retribution for defiling his home and attempting to court his wife, Odysseus murders all of Penelope’s suitors. The extremely graphic depiction of his retribution had appeared almost superfluous, causing the morality of his actions to be brought into question.
This allows the reader to relate and understand him more. The tragic flaw of Proctor is his relationship with Abigail that ruins his reputation when he admits to lechery to the court. If Proctor would have dealt with the situation earlier than the whole drama of the situation would not have happened. Proctor was strong enough to stand up to what he had done and to tell people of the crime he had committed. Throughout all of his troubles and doubts, he still mans up to the crime that he committed.
I led my men straight into a massacre, (Example 2, imagery and inference. The strong wording of this line allows one to infer that Washington is still plagued with guilt from his past mistakes, as well a providing imagery towards the brutality of what happened and how this still effects him. This line could also be considered hyperbole, as he did not purposefully lead anyone into a known massacre, but the event seemingly did turn into one— so it would not be accurate to classify it as a hyperbole.) I witnessed their deaths firsthand. (Example 3, imagery.
Macbeth’s tragic story has more appearance versus reality due to most of the crimes that he committed and on what’s going on in his mind. He hides his intent from Duncan with fine words, while he is planning his murder. Macbeth says “False face must hide what the false heart doth know” (Act I, Scene VII, line 83). This means that Macbeth is portraying his innocent, although he knows he is guilty. He’s guilty for his wife’s plan in the first place, but he tries to think his way out of it; but he goes with it.
Psychopaths provide a good first impression but are impulsive and very deceitful. Depending on who you talk to, Adnan Syed could be referred to as a psychopath. Although Adnan wanted to share his innocence, his defender told him not to otherwise he would make matters worse for himself. During the case, Adnan’s defence attorney asked for the jury to consider it a crime of passion, rather than intent to kill. However, the judge disagreed and said that Hae’s murder was planned and that Adnan used intellect and charisma to manipulate Hae and took her to her
There were a few rare sympathizers, however, who identified with Jodi Arias’ anger at being used and lied to by a man and truly believed she murdered him in a fit of rage (Keifer, 2015). This would make the proper ruling manslaughter, and not premeditated murder, as the law dictates different punishments based on the premeditation, or lack thereof, of the killer. These sympathizers could argue that there was not enough mercy awarded by the court due to Jodi’s apparently sympathetic situation. What is the proper balance between mercy and justice? Should justice overrule mercy?
After his double of Aliona and Lizabeta Ivanovna, he was no longer able to feel the same inspiration he felt before. He had hoped to find relief in looking at the scenery that had given him inspiration, but his heart had changed from the burden of his guilt. From the realization of his guilty conscience, Raskolnikov felt pain. Raskolnikov’s conscience knew he had commited a crime, and his conscience wouldn’t allow a sinner like him to enjoy the simple wonders of life
In the beginning of this excerpt when Synge relates the anecdote of the Connaught man who killed his father, he suggests that this experience relates the “primitive feeling of these people…that a man will not do wrong unless he is under the influence of a passion…[and] they can see no reason why he should be dragged away and killed by the law.” While this seems to be an accurate assumption for the majority of cases, this is a potentially dangerous statement. The premise of this argument rests on the notion that the accused murderer feels remorse and is forever changed by their action. Yet this viewpoint falls apart and would be naive if the person who committed the crime is deranged and knowingly and unreservedly killed the person. If this