Once he is dead, he will not be at my table. He will not be in my head." That was a quote from a father who had lost his daughter from a serial killer. To conclude, society wants to feel safe. "I believe the death penalty should be used sparingly for heinous, forensically supported crimes.
Slim knew George didn 't want to kill Lennie but it had to end that way so he tried to comfort George. To conclude, killing is justified because it helps more than hurts with the hunting and the death sentence and George was only doing what was right. Criminals are put down and and money keeps going to the conservations do to killing and it is justified do to that reason. Even if killing is wrong with murder but that is a innocent and with no cause and shouldn’t happen these killing are justified. Populations of animals will grow and become better and criminal activity will decrease in the future but it will
“To take a life when a life has been lost is revenge, not justice.” -Desmond Tutu. This quote suggests why sentencing one to death after they have taken the life of another is not solving the problem. At most, it is helping to catalyze the grief and loathing towards those who have made mistakes. Although this idea may be impenetrable to those in mourning, it applies to both the most innocent and guilty individuals. For this reason, in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, George should not be punished for killing Lennie because George being forced to decide to either kill his friend, watch other men kill him, or continue running away for the rest of his life is his punishment, he had Lennie's best interest in mind, and Lennie would keep making the same mistakes and identical events to this one would only continue to occur.
The unblemished mirror image gives reference to the unharmed, faultless memory belonging to Leonard Shelby. The first instance in which this is shown is when Leonard is talking to Teddy and states “There are things you know for sure”. Within this statement he is describing how his past life is not shattered in any way. Although there was an accident, Leonard does not forget his past as an investigator for an insurance company. The image of his past life, before the accident, is clear and concise.
In the story “Killings” written by Andre Dubus Matt Fowlers son is killed by Richard Strout. Matt Fowler feels that his actions are justified for killing Richard. Matt Fowlers actions do not make him a bad person. In the story “Killings” when Matt kills Richard for killing his son he feels no remorse. Matt does not feel guilty for killing Richard and he shouldn’t him and his wife need peace of mind and they could not have it with the man that killed their son just walking around town.
To defend his manhood, Macbeth’s greed and desire to be king causes him to not carefully consider the outcomes of his actions. Furthermore, in Tellez’s short story, the Barber cautiously thinks about the outcomes of killing Captain Torres and what will become of his reputation. Questioning himself, he states “Murderer or hero?... You came to me for a shave… I don’t want blood on my hands.” (Tellez 2). Although the Barber knows it would be quite simple and effortless to kill the Captain, he lets his true morals become a deciding factor, ultimately deciding not to kill the captain.
This coping mechanism of writing down one’s feelings in order to deal with loss mirrors that of the artist Iyaz. After losing his lover, he wrote a song, titled “Solo”, which helps him to express his emotions and longing toward her. People experience severe loneliness and depression after the loss of a loved one. Immediately following the death of a loved one people begin to regret the time they could have spent with them. They feel as if they took advantage of their happiness
In the same way, when Hurst’s speaker states, “I remember doodle,” he demonstrates that he thinks of his brother after he died. Because it was his actions that killed his brother, the speaker lives with a burden on his mind, and he, just like Poe’s speaker, has to live everyday with the continuous reminder of his brother’s death. The speaker feels guilty of his actions and is unable to live beyond the experience. Neither of the writers’ speakers has enough maturity to repress the constant memories and are not able to cope with their loved one’s
Holden’s desire for individualism coupled with the loss of the only true individual he knew created a breach of loneliness in Holden's life that was unable to be filled. Overall, chapter 20 best displays Holden’s struggle with depression as his thoughts of his own death, funeral, and afterlife become more frequent. Throughout the chapter Holden constantly voices his ideas of what his funeral would be like. Holden is even happy that “[his mother] wouldn't let old Phoebe come to [his] funeral because she was only a little kid” (171) implying Holden feels it would be ok to die since, Phoebe would be shielded some of the pain she may face with his death. Holden's assumptions
In other words George never wanted Lennie to be treated poorly or be harmed, he wanted Lennie to be cared for, but since he killed Curley's wife they are no out looking for him. George can no longer protect Lennie, he rather end his life with happy feelings, than to suffer a terrible death. To conclude, killing is justifiable when it is a better of two outcomes. If dying is inevitable the less painful way is preferred. Even though, killing morality wrong, when asked, most people would want painless way out.