Bob Marley’s song ‘I Shot the Sheriff’ and Ice-T/Body Count’s song ‘Cop Killer’ both deal with aspects of antiauthoritarian behavior towards law enforcement. This attitude has been seen and popularized throughout modern culture in both reggae and hip hop music. But in order to understand the varied reaction to this kind of material, you have to evaluate the historical and social context behind both songs. With ‘I Shot the Sheriff’, The song is about a man who admits to killing the local sheriff, and claims to be falsely accused of killing the deputy sheriff. He also claims to have acted in self-defense, as he says the sheriff tried to shoot him.
Through the view of his little brother, Danny Vineyard, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader of a neo-Nazi organization that committed acts of racial crime and his actions deeply influenced Danny. After 3 years in prison, Derek tries to break contact with the organization and he becomes determined to keep Danny from going down the same violent path as he did. We will need to dig deep to find the cause of hatred in Derek as a youth. We will need to find the factors that
So, if everyone knows that lying has consequences, then why do people even lie in the first place? In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee answers this question. The main characters in this book are two kids named Jem and Scout, as well as their father named Atticus. The book takes place in the 1930’s when segregation and racial injustice were prominent. Therefore, when Atticus is appointed to defend a African American man, named Tom Robinson, who is accused of raping a white woman, it is a big deal.
Diamond supplements this story with that of his father-in-law, Jozef, who, when given the opportunity to exact revenge on the man who brutally murdered his family during World War II, decided to place the murderer in the hands of the legal system. The man was released, leaving Jozef burdened with a sense of “guilt that he had not been able to protect his parents, and regret that he had failed in his responsibility to take vengeance” (11). On the basis of these narratives, Diamond advocates for a more widespread acceptance of the natural desire for revenge, an emotion which in is view is much like that of “love, anger, grief, and fear” (12). He concludes that great relief that can be supplied by properly expressing and acknowledging our thirst for vengeance. Taking a position so contrary to
Kail, the director, explained, “We needed to set up the duel between Hamilton and Burr—because you know Hamilton is going to die—so the groundwork of that, structurally, made a lot of sense to us. But having it be something so loved by hip-hop fans was also a way of saying that these folks from long ago were doing the same things that Biggie was talking about fifteen years ago.” Miranda nodded. “It’s a song about illegal activity, and how it works,” he said. “And we’re both stealing the structure from
There are various themes in the book To Kill a Mockingbird (TKAM) by Harper Lee. What stuck out was “Don’t spread lies”. This is my claim because people were spreading rumors about Tom Robinson, and Boo Radley who were both very important characters. The people in this story said Tom had raped Mayella. The people were telling stories about Boo that he had gone to jail when he was little, which caused many people in the town to be afraid of him.
The consequences Atticus faced are how his family and him got insulted by Bob Ewell and some of the other men in the county of Maycomb. Atticus is one day guarding the cell where Tom Robinson is located at and a group of men come and want to kill Tom, but since Atticus is with him they want to kill him as well, because they are white supremacists and don 't like how Atticus chooses them over the black community. For example, in the book To Kill a Mockingbird demonstrates "...Mr. Bob Ewell stopped Atticus on the post office corner, spat on his face, and told him he 'd get him if It took the rest of his life" (Lee 217). This is important because it shows how Atticus was treated due to him helping Tom and proving that he was innocent. In addition, Bob Ewell insults Atticus by when "Francis rose and sprinted down the catwalk to the old kitchen.
They soon have bigger problems than rude teachers or peculiar neighbors when Jem and Scout’s father, Atticus, takes a case defending a black man accused of rape. In Mark Twain’s LYNCHING Moral Cowardice, Twain talks about the reasons behind all of the lynching and attacks taking place, whether it’s aversion or pure cowardness. In an article by National Geographic, by Andrew Cockburn, he talks about the trans-Atlantic slave-trade and how it’s still destroying the lives of innocent people. Based on these sources, three common themes from To Kill a Mockingbird and the 1930’s are growing up, injustice, and self-preservation. The first theme shown throughout the novel is growing up.
This quote shows how Bob’s change,where he transforms into a criminal, created conflict between him and his old friend who was now a police officer. Once we figure out that Jimmy is the police officer, and he knew Bob was a criminal, the conflict between the two reveals itself to us. The difference in Bob did not only creates a conflict between him and Jimmy, a man vs man conflict, it also creates a man vs. inner self conflict within Jimmy. Jimmy says in his note to Bob, “Somehow, I couldn’t arrest you myself” (20). Bob’s change creates conflict within Jimmy because even though Bob is an old friend, he is now a criminal.
The government would assume that he was probably a book owner and had the hound kill him instead of hunting down Montag. The government was not justified in this act of murder because it was not justified in fairness, it was falsely representing the government to society, and it was immoral. Accordingly the government is not justified in killing the innocent man to end the chase on "Montag" because it is immoral, it is not justified in fairness, and is a false representation of the government to society. Killing this man breaks the most basic law in America, the right to live as a law abiding citizen. Although this man was innocent it could have saved time, lives, and money.