The Attorney for the Defense opens the argument, “Was he or was he not justified in the slaughtering, … we do not dispute the slaughters themselves … [of] upwards of a hundred and twenty well-born young men, give or take a dozen (page 175, Penelopiad)” Atwood emphasizes the extreme number to draw attention to the staggering difference of what justice meant. It does not matter how gruesome the murders the men, “had been eating up his food without his permission, annoying his wife, and plotting to murder his son and usurp his throne. (page 175, Penelopiad)” These acts, argue the defense, justify a slaughter. Without any substantive statements, the judge agrees.
Despite witnessing the murder, Ronnie does everything he can in order to help Peter Irish appear innocent in the murder of Gene Hanlon. For example, he creates an alibi so he doesn’t have to expose Peter “Ronnie weren’t you here at Baker Post all the time?” (Whitehill, 5) “No damn it. I got to thinking their army might try a crossing up by Able Post, so I
Jekyll’s theory of dual nature, is humans being half criminal, and half virtuous. In his experiment his goal is to separate the two elements of being pure good and pure evil. Ultimately, Jekyll succeeds only separating out the evil in Mr. Hyde, and Jekyll remains a mixture of evil
The play Julius Caesar is about conspirators who plan to kill Caesar for the good of the people but instead cause a whole battle on the actions. The play focuses on mainly two of the conspirator Brutus and Cassius who believe in different things. Brutus is stoic and Cassius is epicurean. Stoicism is and Euperiunism are two different things but still brought the mean together. Stoicism is selflessness and epicureanism is selfishness.
Nearly everything Oedipus says reveals his lack of knowledge. Oedipus says, “Whoever murdered him may also wish to punish me” (139-140). In this one phrase, Oedipus shows the audience that he does not know who killed the king, for he would not come to punish himself. He says he will search out the answers “as if for my own father” (329), when ironically that is precisely what he is doing. When talking about the fate of the searched-for murderer, Oedipus says it will not be cruel.
The barber also has his pride and life to consider. The story is written from the perspective of a barber who is secretly part of a rebellion against the government. The barber has a very crucial decision to make whether or not to kill Captain Torres who has executed many of his fellow rebel’s, or, to not kill him. The barber named “The Best in Town” is extremely precise, his code as a barber is to never spill one drop of his customer's blood. If he does not kill Torres while he is here, however, the captain might spill even more rebel blood.
Phenomenon of evil in the human heart Evil is a sin, it is a force in nature that presides over, and gives rise to wickedness and corruption. Some may think of evil as a separation from God and usually can be personified by the form of Satan. Phenomenon of evil can exist in many forms that can be hidden within ourselves and others. In the short story "Young Goodman Brown, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Hawthorne writes about a man whose faith cannot save him from the evil that lies around him and others. In "The Cask of Amontillado" Edgar Allen Poe illustrates that evil can be revealed through revenge, and it only brings malice and cruelty to this world.
Humor The common characteristic of Kim’s works was to make detectives notice that the mysterious phenomenon had been just an appearance, that is, to overturn the plot. What deserves attention here is Freud’s theory of humor, which has a remarkable analogy with Kim’s strange plot. He gives an example of humor as follows: “A rogue who was being led out to execution on a Monday remarked: ‘Well, this week’s beginning nicely’.” We feel a kind of humoristic pleasure here because of, according to Freud, “an economy in expenditure upon feeling.” The situation that ought to drive the criminal to despair might rouse intense pity in us; but that pity is inhibited because we understand that he, who is more closely concerned, makes nothing of the situation.
Ximena Sorcia Mrs. Smith English Honors 11 March 2016 Unfairness in our court cases There is many injustices in this world, but nothing compares it to killing innocent people just because of their race. Authorities must enforce “the public codes…[to] individuals” in criminal cases (advertisement). The moral thing to do in criminal cases is to “bring... charges against the person alleged to have committed [a] crime”with evidence to prove that he/she either did or did not enacted a crime (advertisement). However in the trial of the scottsboro boys and the murder of emmett till, this was not offered. Therefore there is no such thing as a fair trial, since during the Jim Crow era, many african american didn’t receive justice.
As I characterize and prosecute Macbeth, keep in mind the motive behind the evil acts. The crimes committed by Macbeth were committed out of selfish ambition and poor decision making skills. This evil murderer deserves to be prosecuted. The journey began when