Mayella’s dad was mad at some of the events that happened during the trial because Atticus had chosen to represent Tom and certain questions that he had asked Mayella. Her father confronted Atticus in town, spit on him, and told him that he was going to kill him. Atticus did not care what was being said to him and chose to walk away. Even when Scout tells Atticus that kids have been bullying her because their dad is protecting people of color he tells them to ignore them because it should not matter what they are saying. He teaches his kids to have a strong sense of justice, to be open minded, and always do what is
The Sheriff who talked to Brandon had absolutely no compassion for him and what he went through. “Society 's posture on rape, and the manifestation of that posture in the courts, help account for the fact that so few rapes are reported” (Anonymous 247). This quote from The Rape of Mr. Smith relates to this scene because Brandon went through a terrible thing, that no person should have to go through, and he was interrogated about it and shown no compassion. “The law discriminates against rape victims in a manner which would not be tolerated by victims of any other crime” (Anonymous 246). This quote also
The mens first kill was always the hardest for them, mentally they had so many thoughts of the other mans close ones back home and what they would go through and how it would be all their fault. Men went through so many tasks during the Vietnam War physically and mentally. The beginning chapters focus on training for war and being prepared for the worst. For example, when there is a sergeant in a room with the marines. The sergeant walks to the chalk board and writes “AMBUSHES ARE MURDER AND MURDER IS FUN” (36-37).
To make matters worse, they started to conduct experiments on him and his comrade Phil, “The doctor pushed more solution into his vein, and the spinning worsened. He felt as if pins were being jabbed all over his body” (Hillenbrand 192). It was both mentally and physically draining. After long and painful treatment at Ofuna, Zamperini was sent to another POW camp, Kwajalein. There he met, what would become one of his worst nightmares, Mutsuhiro Watanabe, or “the Bird.” Watanabe was a
The quote stated above by Rodney King is an interpretation of how he feel towards police brutality. Rodney King was an African American male who was brutally beat by police officers when he refused to pull over. This incident showed that officers can be cruel and as a future criminal justice professional, it makes me question the understanding of ethical practices in the criminal justice system. Unlike Rodney King, the man in the video was not beat but he was tortured –twisting of his arm. Both Rodney King and the man in the video were helpless as they continued to scream for help.
Full Metal Jacket portrays the journey of a group of marines during the Vietnam War as they endure boot camp before joining the warfront. Their intensely demoralizing drill Sergeant constantly insults and abuses them, leading one soldier, Private Pyle, to go into the bathroom one night, loads a gun, and kills both the Sergeant and himself. Soon after this, they are all shipped off to Vietnam. The focus then shifts towards on one marine in particular, a journalist, named P.T. Davis, who others refer to as "Joker."
Atticus, Toms lawyer, and the father of the young girl named Scout, is pressured not to defend him. Some of his family disapproves and even a lynch mob gathers in front of the jail where Tom is being held. During the trial Tom is shown to have good character and proven innocent, but still gets convicted. Feeling as if he will never get a fair trial Tom tries to escape but is shot and killed doing so. Tom later gets some
He is then forced to live with the guilt of surviving while his entire crew was killed. The albatross is hung around his neck as a constant reminder of his wrongdoings. Furthermore, he must retell the story over and over, exacerbating his guilt and forcing him to relive the incident constantly. Although he has learned a significant moral lesson from his curse, he is living a fate almost worse than death. The degree of mental torture he is experiencing is a harsh reprimand for one irrational act.
5) In this situation Bear recalled the death of his comrades when his CO was incompetent, causing mixed feelings and a harsh reaction. When someone is incompetent, it takes him back to what he experienced in war. So if someone expresses incompetance he acts as if he is, once again, in times of war. On another occasion Bear: “confused a Vietnamese co-worker at the post office with the Vietnamese enemy. He grabbed the man and told him he was going to cut his throat just like his comrades.” (Shay pg.
The second example of adaptation of the book to film is Wilson being tortured and tied in the film. In the movie he was just thrown on the ground and whipped by everyone. By having the torture scene in the movie, he could have lost his whole audience by being too graphic, instead he decides to make his
Due to the inconsistency of the brain an innocent individual can be imprisoned for a crime, he or she never committed. For instance, false memories that can be identified from “The Case Against Adnan Syed” are seen mostly in the responses provided by Dave due to hearsay. Another example is when Laura (Dave’s daughter), Jenn, Jay, and the neighborhood boy completely deny seeing a corpse of a girl (Hae Min Lee) in the trunk of
Race is not a choice, just as many other things society has decided to label are not a choice. I have had friends and family attacked and unfairly searched because officers assumed they had contraband or did something illegal. I had a friend named Gerome whose car was raided by police because they thought he might have drugs, my friend Kennedys brother was shot and killed in front of their house, and rather than doing a full investigation they said it was gang violence and closed the case. If this were a caucasian child who was shot in front of their house, in front of family, and the neighborhood, there would have been much further and thorough investigation. it is completely invalid to think or simply suggest that racial profiling does not exist
Gacy was executed by Lethal Injection on May 9th, 1994. His last words, before he was executed, we ‘Kiss my “butt”. When Gacy was doing an interview, before he was executed, he claimed that the boys were “runaways” and that he was just “taking them out of their misery”. This was not true, according to some of the families. Gacy knew what he was doing, and was also very aware of his awful crimes.
After witnessing the horrific act, Wiesel said “the soup tasted of corpses” (Wiesel 62).Wiesel and the other prisoners could not believe their God would let such a thing happen. The called the young boy a “sad eyed angel” and even the Gestapo were disturbed by executing him (Wiesel 61). Wiesel and the other prisoners saw this as the death of God, and of humanity. If the Nazi’s could execute a child, they would have no mercy for
Foul language, which I won 't repeat. In fact, I’d rather not say anything at all. (29). Most of John’s problems relate to his experiences in My Lai, where his platoon was ordered to eliminate the “Viet Cong” in the village. Because the men had seen so much in Vietnam and because of how the war was fought (Guerrilla warfare), they had little to no remorse when gunning down children and woman.