One thing that was exciting and very interesting for me was learning about the Boston Massacre in Social Studies. Most people think of it as a minor event (which I did too until I learned all about it) in which a few people were killed, but it is much more than that, as I found out when my class went into a lot of depth to investigate the mysterious Boston Massacre. Some people think that the colonists aggravated the British and that the British fired in self-defense. Others say it was the British murdering (or murthering as they said it back then) innocent colonists. Whatever happened, it is a very interesting subject and kind of makes you question our supposed to be innocent ancestors.
He helped plan it and he was one of the people who went through with killing Caesar. Second, it was important to Cassius to protect the Republic. Along with many other people, he didn't want Rome to become a dictatorship. Third, Cassius persuades Casca, Decius, Metellus, Brutus, and Trebonius to help him murder Caesar. He must have been very passionate about Caesar dying because it would probably take a lot of convincing to get five other people to help
The rich and suggestive use of disease in the story enables Ha Jin to depict how moral corruption in governments can spread like a cancer that spreads out of control and for which little can be done. Significantly, the story suggests that corruption is harmful to the social fabric of society but also destructive to those who thrive on it—namely corrupt regimes and controlling governments. It is as if the disease ends up eating itself. The story is centered on the experience of a man, named Mr. Chiu, with the police. He had contracted hepatitis 3 months ago, and although his health was improving, he was afraid that he was going to relapse.
Although Truman Capote attempts to illustrate the humanity in the murderers, Mr. Capote’s primary goal is to separate the two murderers’ characters; therefore, he claims, not all murders are equally as guilty. Mr. Capote humanizes the murderers, creating a sympathetic tone towards the killers. When the crime of murdering the Clutter family was committed, it did not just end the lives of the family, rather, Capote says that, “...four shotgun blasts that, all told, ended six human lives” (Capote 5). Through the use of a paradox, Capote demonstrates how the murderers are not shown as monsters, but rather humans. When investigated of finding out that six people end up dying, sympathy arouses.
These are all fine examples of how Karma can have a positive effect on life to the will of modern society. In macbeth's case he committed murder and ended up getting the old fashioned electric chair for his foolishness. Notice how macbeth received bad karma for his treachery of killing king duncan. A Lot of people today in our society live life all around karma. If you're a bad person your will be treated badly.
In the political stance, it is obvious how the corrupt law enforcement negatively affected the people from Southie, specifically his family. One of his brothers, Stevie was arraigned for alleged first-degree murder of his best friend Tommy, even though it was not true. The detectives against Stevie wanted him to look guilty, therefore they made a fake transcript of his call to the police saying ‘I shot Tommy!” on it. After this, Stevie’s lawyer got a hold of
Of course, many people think Adnan Syed is guilty of murdering Hae by contradicting himself, by saying, “I am in here for my own mistakes.” He might have been on the edge of confessing his guilt until Sarah caught this and asked what he meant, and quickly recovers from his mistake. Adnan also slips his tongue by saying that he wants people to only look at the evidence, and not his personality. If I were convicted of a crime I would certainly like to have my personality be looked at, if I were innocent. So they could see what good I have done. Still people hold on to these tiny mistakes but do not take in count of the clear evidence that shows Adnan 's innocence.
My part of the presentation, I had found important quotes from my article and tried to tie these to the injustice of the Las Vegas shooting. I had explained in my presentation that this was an evil act because Stephen Paddock had killed and injured innocent people which was also an act of violence, making it unjust. I had also discussed how those who were killed and injured will always carry this mark of violence due to always remembering how they were injured or how the loved ones were killed. Also, I had discussed how after this incident, there were people out there who helped one another out, especially those who were injured and those who had loved ones that were killed. People had donated blood, raised money, and we had nationwide support.
Michelle Alexander proceeds with another rhetorical question to allow the audience to further reflect on the current situation and stress the corruption of the justice system “If McCleskey’s evidence was not enough to prove discrimination in the absence of some kind of racist utterance, what would be?” (Alexander 67). She uses facts and statistics prior to this “the researchers found that defendants charged with killing white victims were 4.3 times more likely to receive a death sentence than defendants charged with killing blacks” (Dissenting 321; referenced by Alexander 67) to assert evidence of the racial profiling present in the American justice system. The persuasive technique is used to assert her opinion towards the audience by relating
Murder can be defined as “the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another”. How then, are others able to make us sympathize with not only murderers, but people who have committed horrendous crimes? For example, the media is constantly attempting to humanize rapists and even terrorists with phrases like “lone wolf” or “alienated and adrift.” Such phrases make some of us want to pity the criminal. This can be seen when we compare Perry Smith and Dick Hickock from Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood. Capote portrays only one of these two seemingly distinct characters (Perry) in a way that the reader feels the need to relate to and even sympathize with him.
There were a few rare sympathizers, however, who identified with Jodi Arias’ anger at being used and lied to by a man and truly believed she murdered him in a fit of rage (Keifer, 2015). This would make the proper ruling manslaughter, and not premeditated murder, as the law dictates different punishments based on the premeditation, or lack thereof, of the killer. These sympathizers could argue that there was not enough mercy awarded by the court due to Jodi’s apparently sympathetic situation. What is the proper balance between mercy and justice? Should justice overrule mercy?
It seems American media has tried to justify many mass shootings, to mental health. It is in the way our society ties these connections that it shows not only our politics, biases, and blind spots but also what it does for those troubled individuals, that acts alone (Metzl, "Mental Illness, Mass Shootings, and the Politics of American Firearms"). It is hard to turn on a news and not hear about the topic of guns, with multiple mass shooting and the push for gun control, mental health is frivolously thrown around for political gain. When people associate extreme violence with mental health and read about murder trials defendants "not guilty by reason of insanity” it is understandable people do not want to be associated with this image. It
Mark covers and investigates gun violence stats that “Most of us are disturbed or repulsed by the image of a killer posing with a gun or sporting a maniacal grin. But aspiring copycats see an antihero who’s gone from being a miserable nobody to a world famous somebody with a few pulls of a trigger”(Falleman). Mark is explaining that other people see these shooters getting all this media attention which motivates them to want the same attention. Hopefully in the near future American media could stop with the racial name when describing shooters of color and white shooters. Also another thing that media could stop doing is giving so much attention to