If I were a juror in this case, I would find Janice Leidholm guilty of first degree murder. In order to meet the criteria of first degree murder, premeditation and deliberation must be needed. Although she was abused by her husband, it is not considered as self-defense because he was sleeping when she killed him. However, is she actually deserves to be found guilty of first degree murder? She did kill her husband so she has to be punished.
Even though Nath and James both did play a very significant role in Lydia’s decision to commit suicide, Marilyn should be to blame for Lydia’s death because she put too much pressure on her, she disregarded her feelings, and because she never promoted a healthy social life. Marilyn’s troubled past promoted her decision to pressure her daughter, which eventually led to her demise. For example, after Lydia said that she lost her mother’s cookbook, Marilyn thought, “It was a sign, Marilyn decided. For her, it was too late. But it wasn’t too late for Lydia.
The article “On Punishment and Teen Killers” written by Jennifer Jenkins is an article with very weak ethos. The author argues that teens who commit heinous crimes should receive life without the possibility of parole and that the victims rights should be considered. The author is a victim of a crime committed by a teen, her pregnant sister was brutally murdered by a teen gunman who wanted to “see what it felt like to shoot someone” (2). By bringing her sister into the paper the author lowers her credibility because she is emotionally connected to the case and has an obvious biased opinion. This leads to the readers to question her reliability on an unbiased opinion in the article.
She cried out in agony, sure they would all hear and come help, but they didn’t” (407). All of this terrifies her just like the fear of adulthood. Andy shooting the doe was like her killing her innocence as a young woman and experiencing the doe’s death made her flee the scene. She said she would no longer be Andy. She would be Andrea.
In Medea, a surge of insanity purges her after she is betrayed by her husband Jason causing many cruel and harsh actions to follow from her. The ending result a murder scene. Is she really at blame for her actions and should she be punished? Believing that she is truly insane this would entail that she is completely innocent and therefore not to be punished. Thesis: Medea’s insanity which led her to killing her children suggests she let her emotions take control of her proving she is not at fault for her actions.
This quote proves that she plans on pinning the murder of Duncan on the guards and convinces Macbeth that he’ll feel no quilt protecting him from the consequences of guilt. Similarly, Annalise pins the murder of her husband on another person to protect her students from the feeling of guilt and the consequences of their actions. Lady Macbeth and Annalise also care for the people they are trying to protect. Lady Macbeth cares for Macbeth by helping Macbeth fulfill his prophecies given to him by the witches as well as helping him when he was having hallucinations of Banquo by saying “This is the very painting of your fear” (3.4. 61).
Rachel is shattered at what she has done and confesses that she was trying to kill Connor, whom she thinks has killed Janie. Cecilia tells Rachel it was not Connor but her husband who murdered her. John Paul confesses to Rachel but Rachel says that she will not press charges which would take John Paul away from his daughters, since Polly needs her family's support during the injury she is facing. Cecilia feels that what has happened to Polly has punished John Paul for what he did. Will goes to see Tess and she decides to give their marriage one more chance.
Some deserve it because they non-repentance killers or to be serial killers while other should not deserve it because of the circumstances required them. Juveniles who killed people without any mercy should be treated as an adult and be given Juvenile Life Without Parole(JLWOP). For example, the murderer of Jennifer Jenkins’ pregnant sister and her husband. Jennifer describes, “[Jenkins’s Sister] begged for the life of her unborn child as [the killer] shot her. He reported to a friend, who testified at his trial, about his ‘thrill kill’ that he just wanted to ‘see what it would feel like to shoot someone’”(Jenkins).
By saying this, Lady Macbeth shows she is determined to kill Duncan in his sleep, and if it didn’t happen, her plans would be ruined. When she says “Th’ attempt and not the deed confounds us”, she describing how bad it would look for people to see an attempted murder, but not success. In saying this, Lady Macbeth shows she is determined to successfully kill Duncan. Macbeth has been having strange dreams recently, so he decides to talk to Lady
In the book, The Murmurings, Sophie 's older sister Nell commits suicide because she heard voices that no one else could hear. But Sophie does not believe that her sister could do that to herself. So, she comes to the conclusion that Nell 's doctor is keeping secrets about her sister 's mental health, and wants to get to the bottom of it. Along the way gaining a new friend/love interest who has dealt with a situation similar to Sophie 's. After her sister 's death, Sophie 's mother gets hit hard by depression and begins drinking.
Lois Lowry gets most of the ideas for the giver from her life. When her sister died she wondered if it would be better if people couldn’t love at all because then we would not feel pain after the love ends. This is how Lowry got the idea that the people in the community cannot love. When Lowry saw the news report about the mass murder she didn’t really care because it wasn’t anywhere near her. In the giver when people are released the person that releases them doesn’t feel any remorse for what they have done.