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?
In the play, The Crucible, Arthur Miller portrays John Proctor, the protagonist, as a tragic hero who has a major flaw—lust for Abigail, his house servant. For fear of being exiled in a town where reputation is highly upheld, Proctor initially tries to hide his crime of adultery, but this affair triggers a major series of events in Salem, where unproven accusations lead to internal struggle and eventually to catastrophe. John Proctor illustrious attitude for himself and the truths to be told within the play. Such truths could have helped the conflict from ever occurring. John Proctor decides to make a web alternate truth to save himself and his relationships; granted he is to be made a hero with exceptions to his flaws.
Odysseus became an even better leader, since he knew that if he told them this they would stop helping him and leave. Although it may seem like he is being selfish, Odysseus needed their help in order to get home, so he didn't say anything. If they were going to die anyways why tell them now and have them leave, then not tell the at all and them not know. Another way this information made him a better leader was when he stated, “I told them nothing, as they would have done nothing. They would have dropped their oars again, in panic, to roll for cover under the decking” (Homer 708).
John Proctor denied to forget his sincerity in acknowledging his denial to deliver his life. Although he is sentenced to death and dies, he still sticks up for a trial of character, and succeeds. This piece of writing also works in an theocracy. Sworn in the name of God, both men and women, were charged and condemned of rehearsing witchcraft. In our civilization, people are not put on trial for similar conditions, but Puritans considered that witchcraft was an immorality opposing God and condemned by death.
All the characters are very superficial, dressed in pastels, eating and drinking well and too often! Although lip service is paid to the “art form” the writers produce it is clear that the bottom line is all that really matters to the power brokers. Also, it is interesting to note that the Coen brother wrote the screenplay for Barton Fink while taking an unscheduled break from writing the script for another one of their films, “Miller’s Crossing”. This theme of writers block and Hollywood pressure to produce obviously provides the core ideas behind the Barton Fink
On page 47, he explains that he is not a murderer because he gives his victims fair warning by “snapping the twig,” before he appears. Likewise, I liked Brent’s speech on page 61, which gives the audience an in-depth look at the way Brent sees the world, rather his disdain for society. Brent projects the fault onto his victims for their deaths due to their inability to detach themselves from material items and their overall lack of appreciation for the freedom they have to live and breath each second of each day to the fullest. The writer has done a good job with the psychological foundation of Brent’s character, but by the second act, it felt as though the writer loses sight of the character motivations. What do you think needs work?
Do writes with great wisdom and courage, when facing problems throughout his memoir. For example, Do has a comedy gig, and the bouncer doesn 't let him in a first. However Do stands up for himself, saying “You go in and tell the manager that Anh Do, the comedian is here. Tell him to come out and get me. And if he doesn 't come out in five minutes, I 'm going home,” (Pg 213).
He used a plethora of stylistic devices extensively in his speech. However, he has proven his strength and resourcefulness especially in his usage of stylistic devices such as antithesis, parallelism, pathos, and ethos, and these are his stylistic devices of strength he possesses. He easily uses them to gain his advantage from the audience and he is capable of fully expressing his message in a patriotic fashion. One of the examples of this usage of antithesis is when Kennedy is referring to “a new generation of Americans” where he flat-out, vividly shows the separation between the old and the new breed of Americans through this technique. He utilizes antithesis once more when he uses the lines, “Symbolizes an end as well as a beginning…….”.
They look at me, ready to hit me. I feel like I'm hitting them too. Through up and downs of life, one can see Rongione (Sandra’s husband) standing by Sandra’s side like a strong pillar – portraying the role of a realistically patient husband. ‘Two Days, One Night’ is a miracle - a virtuously compassionate drama. It is because of the honest delineation of the Dardennes and the emotionally sketched character of Marion Cotillard that ‘Two Days, One Nights’ ends up with such inescapable hard-hitting finale that counts as one of the most triumphant victory for the filmmakers.
In the beginning of his journey, Hector witnesses first-hand how separation from family and lack of self-appreciation could result in sorrow and disappoint from listening to his friend Yin Ling during a lunch date. While in Africa, the psychiatrist gains access to understanding the feelings of drug lord, Diego Baresco and finds out that he cannot allow himself to be happy knowing that his family struggles. This situation paints a picture to Hector of man who bases his own feelings off his family, and allows his shoulders to carry the sorrow and discomfort of his actions towards them. Finally, during the last strive of his adventure. Hector begins feeling discomfort when each conversation with Clara ends with a disagreement, and finally feels the full load of his sorrow when the chance of losing her increases.