After saying these things he admits to having an affair with Abagail Williams. He was wishing this would show that Abagail was just jealous and wanted to get rid of his wife to have him for herself. Now John Proctor was going to be put to death for being an adulterer and his wife fore practicing witch craft. John proctor had to confess to being an adulterer on paper and it was to be hung on the church doors in the middle of Salem. He didn’t like the way they were going to give him a bad name if he confessed.
He gave up his dignity when he said the he had committed adultery on his wife. In the culture of the time this was a big crime, and was seen as one of the most heinous of crimes. John has now given what last shred of honor he had to get his wife back. John losing his respect in the town is a big deal because of all the things John represented to the people.
The Hammurabi Code had a total of 282 laws. There were many harsh punishments whenever you committed a crime during his reign, such as getting your hands, limbs, eye, and breast removed. Hammurabi was born in Babylon which is now modern day Iraq, his father was a king with a lot of power before him. Hammurabi was first only a ruler of a city until he was able to be the king of the Babylonian Empire. Hammurabi divided society to three different classes there were Nobles and rich landowners, Middle and poor social class, and then there were slaves which most of the slaves were P.O.W (Prisoners of War).
This law seems, as well, too harsh. The son should get a punishment but getting your hands cut off for hitting his father would lead to son being scared. In conclusion, Hammurabi 's code is unjust. The evidence shows that the Personal Injury Laws didn’t protect all people equally, the Property Laws punishments were too harsh, and the Family Laws can cause someone 's death.
He also underlines that people have personal motives to accuse other because of their biases. Another example of this is in act III, when Proctor confesses to his act of adultery in order to save his wife from death, “God help me, I lusted and there is a promise in such sweat... My wife is innocent” (102). Proctor is attempting to accuse Abigail of faking all the accusations and affiliations with the devil because he knows that Abigail longs to remove Elizabeth from his life. His admission of adultery conveys his feelings of guilt and extreme love towards his wife Elizabeth.
Pharaoh Snefru ruled for 24 years from 2613 to 2589. He was the first pharaoh of Egypt 's 4th dynasty. Although Snefru was most known for his ruling, he built 3 pyramids which are “The Bent Pyramid, The Red Pyramid and The Meidum Pyramid.” Snefru put dedication and lots of effort with meaning, to the monuments that are still well known to this day. Snefru had needed a wife so he got married to his half sister named Hetepheres.
Hammurabi’s Code was unjust to the people of Babylon. For example, starting with the family laws, law number 129 (Document C) said that if a married woman is caught in adultery with another man, they shall both be tied up and thrown in the water to drown. In my opinion, this law is too harsh, they should both go to prison instead.
Law 129 (Doc C) states that if a married lady is caught in adultery with another man, they will be blinded then casted into the water, whereas law 148 (Doc C) states that if a man has married his wife and a disease has seized her, and he is determined to marry his second wife he will marry the second wife but not divorce the wife who is diseased. This is unjust because the man can leave his wife and get remarried, but a married woman will get blinded and then thrown into water if caught in adultery. The law would have been more just if both men and women had the same consequence when caught in
Hammurabi’s code interfered with others lives, prevented protection of the weak and created fear among the people. To begin with, Hammurabi’s code of law was unjust because it interfered with others lives. A mesopotamian man was allowed to disown his son whenever he pleased. Also, If the son hits his father, his hands will be cut off (Document C). It is unjust because Hammurabi did not consider the consequences that came with the law.
If you are caught alone on the street, you will be beaten and sent home …” (p.297). The laws are made by the Talibans who are men that believe women have no place in the society and should only stay at home. Another evidence, according to Hosseini (2007), “ When they were caught and sent back, the mullah’s son was flogged before he repented and said that Naghma had seduced him with her feminine charms. She’d cast a spell on him, he said.
This makes Lennie angry so he eventually shakes her around and breaks her neck. Due to Curley’s wife provakadveness Lennie kills her. Due to her being Curley’s wife and Curley being a cruel person, that when he finds out he would beat and torture Lennie. So this makes George be the one has to give Lennie a quick and swift kill.
Rasheed having two wives, he abuses them both. “Laila insists that it isn’t fair for Mariam to stay and face punishment for Rasheed’s death, but Mariam tells her it is. She says she has killed their husband and deprived Zalmai of a father. It isn’t right that she runs. She will never escape Zalmai’s grief.
Elizabeth tries to protect her husband reputation and name by lying, made the whole situation even worst, by putting her husband in jail. The state where John Proctor is in have to two choices whether he stay in jail and be hang or to lie and clear his name. There are two choice that the people of Salem have to do, do not say anything and will be killed or lie/confess, to order to honor their as an induvial, and most of them have to do this to keep their name and pure. In Act II Abigail threaten her friends, to not say about that dancing at the forest, Abigail drink blood, and the fact Tituba conjured Ruth Putnam.
Using a river to control the fate of an individual even when not guilty of the act is completely unfair. Code 143 states that, “If she were not discreet, has gone out, ruined her house, belittled her husband, then she shall be drowned”. During these times, a woman was to preserve her body to ensure her validity to a man. At marriage, a woman was then property to her husband, meanwhile men were allowed to have relationships outside of the marriage with maid-servants, and slaves, but women were to be bound and tossed into the Euphrates along with their lovers. Men could sell their wives or children into slavery in order to pay off their debts.
Spare the rod and spoil the kingdom. Hammurabi became king of Babylon in 1792 BCE. He conquered numerous surrounding city-states. Hammurabi is most famous for creating 282 laws. Hammurabi’s Code: Was it just?