In this passage, Ralph and the others realize what they’ve done and they go into denial. They try to make themselves feel better by saying they were on the outside and couldn’t have killed Simon. This is probably the lowest point Ralph, Piggy, Sam, and Eric have sunken to. They are struggling for their humanity in the midst of the murder. Like before when they were attacking Robert, Ralph had gone to far and only after the event ended had he realized it.
O’Briens intended audience is people who have an interest in war, and uses mortality and death, along with morality to help the audience get a deeper understanding of what could possibly occur at war. First, O’Brien discusses how mortality and death greatly affected many of the men around him. In the chapter ” In the Field” Kiowa is gone and there is nothing they could do to save him. The
Dubus has the reader questioning if inflicting revenge on Richard is ethical thing to do since the legal system failed in serving the appropriate punishment. In the story, Matt is thinking about taking Richard 's life because he killed his son and Dubus has the reader on his side. Releasing Richard on bail is an unjust decision made by the legal system because the crime does not match the punishment. Nobel peace prize winner Martin Luther King Jr says “ How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others? The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust.
The appearance one portrays in front of the people around you can be as important to as the political right thing to do. Some may disagree, and state that forgiveness comes naturally for an individual. That everyone either forgives someone or does not, by a simple yes or no. However when a person ask for forgiveness, does one not visually see the person, judge their demeanor,
The guy wasn’t Heidi- he has a weapon, right?” (126) However, by giving insight on the man’s life, the reader learns that similarly to O’Brien, the man he killed originally had no intention of fighting. He wanted to be a scholar. The collections of short stories in “The Things They Carried” come together to show how complex war can be.
In the book, Ender kills two other children out of self-defence. I think Orson Scott card is saying something about violence using this book. I think he is saying that violence is a complicated thing, and that you really can see it from three different angles. The first angle, is that violence is bad, and Card says this through Ender’s remorse and guilt when he finds out he killed Bonzo and Stilson. He’s saying that even though it was out of self-defence, lives we’re still taken and we shouldn’t normalize the killing of children just because they started the fight first.
The responsibility of deciding whether Karl’s apology was sincere, or if the actions he committed would be pardonable by Wiesenthal, or anyone for that matter, was now Simon’s decision. This moment in time was one which had an impact around the world. The question aroused by the events of “the Sunflower,” led to thousands placing themselves in Simon’s shoes, and deciding whether to forgive or resent the dying Nazi. For myself, the answer to this question was difficult; to pardon one who had a hand in the massacre of a religious group, in this case my own , or forgive a man who seems to have ridden himself with guilt, and now awaits demise. If I were Simon, I would have replied to Karl, “ God is forgiving; he will know if you are truly apologetic, and he will decide whether to forgive you.”
Some things may seem unethical from a far in war but, bad happens, and with an enemies push you can 't pull, you have to push back, but stronger. I’ve noticed some say that being a sniper is cowardly, but I disagree. He stopped others from killing the people on his side, making them able to continue. Unfortunately Chris’ brave run in life ended in 2013, when a former marine shot and killed him at a gun range. (Aldrich, Ian) Chris may mainly be remembered for shooting an enemy from an unbelievable 2,100 yards away, or a call he made when an unaware child was holding a weapon that threatend his people, but in all honesty, he should be remembered for the strength, nobility, and bravery he showed, not his stats.
When reading the short book I was actually surprised that a dying Nazi soldier is willing to come up and confess about his sins to the person who he and his people are murdering. And for that young dying Nazi soldier it must of been hard for him to tell the young Jewish boy all his sins about everything that happened to him, such as his family, his work and everything he done of which he sinned for. Asking for forgiveness is a hard thing and to do it to someone who your leader or your governor hate is harder because it is something unusual that is illegal. But even if you do ask for forgiveness, do you think in your mind are they ever gonna accept that forgiveness and hold out their hand and tell you “I forgive you even when your sins are committed
With this remorse he feels the writing of the stories gives the man a history and a wife. In a way he is trying to bring back the dead man to life with stories. What makes this interesting is that O’Brien looks at the face of the man he killed. On another occasion he does not look at the bodies of dead civilians, one would think that not
The ability to forgive is entirely based on the ones involved in the incident that requires forgiveness. Some people choose to live by the policy of “forgive-and-forget.” In the book Sunflower, the main character, Simon, is unable to forgive a dying SS soldier for his actions, because the SS soldier was involved in numerous antisemitic actions throughout the war. The claim that Simon did the right thing by not forgiving him is understandable, as Simon was just like the people that the SS soldier was trained to hate. It is arguable that he could have forgiven him, as he did show genuine remorse and regret.
In the beginning of this excerpt when Synge relates the anecdote of the Connaught man who killed his father, he suggests that this experience relates the “primitive feeling of these people…that a man will not do wrong unless he is under the influence of a passion… [and] they can see no reason why he should be dragged away and killed by the law.” While this seems to be an accurate assumption for the majority of cases, this is a potentially dangerous statement. The premise of this argument rests on the notion that the accused murderer feels remorse and is forever changed by their action. Yet this viewpoint falls apart and would be naive if the person who committed the crime is deranged and knowingly and unreservedly killed the person.
Barbara Huttman’s “A Crime of Compassion” is an excerpt from her book about her true stories as a nurse. In this excerpt, she is stating what happened when she was on the Phil Donahue show. When she was on the show, she was talking about how she had let a patient go, and someone shouted from the audience. That person shouted “Murderer” and she wrote this saying what had happened during the patient's lifetime and why she let him go, The person in the crowd who shouted; I don’t agree with him. Barbara Huttman is not a murderer.
Ascher’s juxtaposition between Compassion & Fear Barbara Lazear Ascher, in “On Compassion” Gave two scenarios in which a woman gave a homeless man money when he had stared down the lady and her baby, questioning whether the offering was out of fear or compassion. Ascher then gives another scenario where a homeless man walks into a bread shop silently inside the shop. Moments later a french woman walks out of the kitchen with a hot cup a coffee and food to give to him. Ascher then questioned if the french woman gave the man food out of her heart or she just wanted him out. Out of fear of disturbing her customers and losing sales.
“A Crime of Compassion” by Barbara Huttmann she talks about how she was working as a nurse in a hospital when she became very close to this patient and his wife. He had lung cancer and was dying a slow and painful death. Huttmann describes all the pain he felt, his wife felt, and how he begged the hospital staff to let him die only for them to ignore his pleas. She discusses how awful she, the patient and his wife felt every time they revived him and forced him to live a painful life he didn’t want to live. At the end of her story, Huttmann reviles how she purposely waited to call the code knowing that they would not be able to revive him again.