This action, however, costs him his life and other’s lives. In “The Crucible”, John Proctor does not confess to witchcraft. They told him if he confessed, he could live happily with his wife, Elizabeth. He refuses to confess, but after he speaks with Elizabeth, he decides to confess. The judges start writing his confession papers and he changes his mind to keep his “good” name.
With the growth of society and the fast pace of everyday life, people had slowly forgotten their sympathy and ethical responsibility. In the “Can The Law Make Us Be Decent?” contributed by Jay Sterling Silver, he expresses his feeling of irritation how people goes unpunished even though they stood by to watch people dying. People should be punished for ignoring others in need of help because it’s inhumane. People should be penalized for overlooked the troubled one because they didn’t support those in need even though they have the ability to help. In the article, “If Decency Doesn’t, Law Should Make Us Samaritans” written by Gloria Allred and Lisa Bloom is about the car crash of Princess Diana.
“What brought it to pass? What disaster took their reason away from men? ...The worship of the word “We” (Rand 102). Finally, the idea of punishment could have differences in opinion. Arguably, it seems Equality wouldn’t have the desire to punish others in this new society (after all he faced the punishment himself, didn’t he?).
First, to prove the theme of blindly following traditions could be harmful; after each yearly lottery the villagers discussed building a new box, “ Mr. Summer spoke frequently to the villagers about making a new box, but no one liked to upset even as much tradition as was represented by the black box”. The quote shows that the villagers are refusing to change the ‘black box’ because they did not want to offend the traditions of the first people who settled down to build the village and some pieces of the original comprised of it. However, they were losing their family and friend because of such a practice. Second, Relative idea that can aid explaining the villagers thoughts is moral relativism which branched to two main ideas subjectivism and objectivism. Subjectivism is philosophical theory describe the people’s mental activity
“Because Papa Nnukwu is a pagan. Papa would be proud that I had said that.” Kambili is a very timid person who doesn’t speak up for herself and believes everything her father puts in her head. This shows adversities don’t bring out new abilities in people because it only pushes Kambili to be more vulnerable and less able to tell how she really feels. Deep down inside, she does not truly believe her grandfather is a
Although Macbeth has done some really bad deeds, he cannot be called a bad person out and out who goes on to achieve his ambitions without any consideration. He’s also a victim of the realization that there is no meaning as such in this world. This instability snatches his power to think and he gives in to his wife’s provoking speeches without providing any counter arguments to her. If he had any of his individuality left, he certainly must have had given some thought to her speeches but the lack of it shows his confusion. As soon as he joins the opposites foul and fair, he’s encountered by the weird (which is undefined because in the world of Macbeth nothing is normal).
On the other hand, will racism ever “die”? According to a Huffington post article racism will not ever get “better” but our citizens will be immune to the criticism so, it will not affect them as much. As being a minority it can be hard because when you are the only one to represent your races in an community where you work or go to school, you immediately get the piercing eye of death from your peers. Others stare at you as if you are not wearing clothes because they have never seen your ethnicity before or just start gossiping about your race and start stereotyping your work ethics based on your ethnicity. Looking different can be stressful when you are the only one of your race working or going to school at that community because when you look like a specific race they will start stereotyping you from head to toe seeing if your “fit” that race or if you are “whitewashed” because you live in America.
Shelley indicates that his teachers also deserve a cut of the blame, as they quickly disregard the principle that highlights responsible mentoring. They were meant to help “educate, mentor, and advise students” (Resnik) such as Victor, but clearly failed to do so. They dismiss his interest in alchemy without explaining why such a study is dangerous or harmful, not only to individuals, but to the whole of the community. At the school, M. Krempe dismisses alchemists as “nonsense” while M. Waldman tells Victor that these studies “promised impossibilities and preformed nothing” (Shelley). Never once did they discuss the dangers, they just spoke of their dislike for the field, and how they found it to be worthless and unhelpful in relation to their studies.
As the narrator says in the story, “Mr summers spoke frequently to the villagers about making a new box, but no one liked to upset even as much tradition as was represented by the black box.” This shows that the villagers are resistant to change. They don 't want to make a new box out of fear of losing their tradition.They do this because their ancestors are doing it and now, they are doing it, although they don 't realize that what they are doing is murder, so they are blind to the fact. A lesson that can also be taken
Scott Fitzgerald explains how he doesn’t believe that our elders are so much more knowledgeable than us and how marriage sours quickly (He really gets into many different topics). Elders were more than willing to share experiences with younger people but they really don’t want to hear a reaction to their experience. Fitzgerald explains how “They always talk about their experiences but they go on making the same mistakes at 50” (5). A perfect example of this is Troy in Fences. Troy probably left his family in shambles due to his stint in prison but he worked hard to obtained stable job after he finished his sentence.