The people in charge may have argued that he was too involved and even though he never went through with the plots he deserved death. Since he had no protection from a jury or even his own input he was hung for just being involved. His name was attached to Booth’s and this made him a wanted man. This world is full of sin and corruption. Many times people are not justly judged because of this fallen world.
The court was so fearful of the devil and of witches that they killed many people without any real evidence. John Proctor was accused of witchcraft; he had a chance to save his life but knew it was not the right thing to do. In order to save his family and clean his conscience, Proctor accepted his fate and chose to be
The judges knew that the witchcraft was a myth but didn’t do anything about it. Danforth and Hathorne often rejected logical facts and refused to head testimonies proving innocence because so many people were accused. After a while, it became clear to everyone in the town, including the judges, the accusations were false. These judges instead of revealing the truth they clung to their pride and ignored what was happening in front of them. If word got out that they sent several innocent people to their deaths their reputation would be ruined and they would be out of their jobs.
This would help focus the investigation on Perry since he is claiming to take all the heat for the murders, However, neither Perry or Dick would testify to this in court so there was no official ruling. The key aspect of his statement isn’t that he killed all the clutters or claimed to have, it is his reasoning why. Perry took the fall to keep the Hickocks from believing that their son could do such a horrible thing. Capote helped convey that Perry is looking out for others, even more then
In both The Crucible and Twelve Angry Men the theme of fragility of justice is shown. Fair justice does not exist, when your life is put on the line because of accusations or because of your supposed actions, your faith is not decided by you, but by the decisions of others. Fragility of justice is the most evident theme in The Crucible and Twelve angry men because the faith of others is decided solely by a jury, with no consent to the accused. In the crucible fragility of justice is showed when Abigail Williams starts accusing people of being associated with the devil. One accusation spiraled into a countless number of people being accused.
It was for the strange reason that he was cruel, that the poor fellow never killed a man who asked for mercy, or committed a cruel action which he could have prevented.” (White 339) All of these strange feelings contradicting each other inside him cause him to have a lot of problems growing and changing. He is unable to grow as a person for most of the story after due to his own inner struggles, but he does change his mind about and regret many things, like when he killed Gareth and Gaheris, “’You couldn't help it.' 'I could have helped it.' He was in his customary religious misery. 'It was my fault.'"
She doubts her capacity as a police official and regards herself unfit for the job. She says: I am not coming back… I shouldn’t be a cop… I froze out there, Harry. I froze and I let him…just shoot me… Those men are dead because of me. When he grabbed Olivas, I couldn’t move. I just watched.
They did not like the fact that he did not work in accordance to the rules. Because the dislike of colleagues did not match the respect of prosecutors, the instance was dropped. Such a serious crime of scientific fraud ignored and dismissed, for something as childish as coworkers not getting along. This was only the beginning of the the allowance of Fred Zain to do whatever his wanted. It was not only West Virginia that made the mistake of hiring such an inadequate person for the job.
Juror #2 finds it “interesting that he’d find a knife exactly like the one the boy bought”(24). Afterwards, the 8th Juror suggests that the old man, one of the witnesses, lied because of the point Juror #3 tried to make. Juror #3 says, that the old man “[ran ] to his door and [saw ] the kid tearing down the stairs fifteen seconds after the killing”(42). Juror #8 then suggests that the old man could not have done that because of his stroke. He then decides to recreate what the old man said he did on the night on the murder.
The boy should deserve a careful discussion from jurors before face the result of the trial and he emphases that there were only two people who saw the whole process of the murder stabbing the boy’s dad Juror 8 questioned the weapon which claim to kill father, which is a normal switchblade that even juror 8 owns one himself Juror 8 told other jurors to revote, and if this time 11 jurors still think that the boy is guilty, then he will go with them and say that the boy is guilty too One person voted “Not Guilty” at the second
Society lacks compassion and disregards grief of the families of murder victims and families of death row inmates. Following this further, the article It Hurts So Bad: Comparing Grieving Patterns of the Families of Murder Victims With Those of Families of Death Row Inmates the author states that there is a difference between families of murder victim and families of death row inmates, “Victims’ families see the death of their loved one as senseless, meaningless, and inexplicable. Families of death row inmates understand the reasons for the death sentence and execution, even though they may disagree with the morality, fairness, or efficacy of the death penalty” (King, 2004, p. 206). However, both families of murder victims and families of death