Jefferson goes to trial and is quickly found guilty: “A white man had been killed during a robbery, and though two of the robbers had been killed on the spot, one had been captured, and he, too would have to die” (4). Jesus was also found guilty very quickly by the political and religious leaders of his
He killed four men by himself and outsmarted a Sphinx, and became the great king of the city he rescued from her claws. Being the king, when they begged him for help, even though it involved solving a murder that was many years old, he spared no effort trying to outsmart this problem too. It is this investigation into the murder of the previous king that reveals just how blind he has been. All of the irony that is dripping off the lines of this play makes it powerful to its audience. Irony impact’s Sophocles’s Oedipus the King by developing characterization, exposing a theme, and appealing to an archetype.
Now, although he may be better remembered as the leader of the lynch mob who wanted to kill Tom Robinson, we see a truly remarkable side to him as well when he serves on the jury for the Ewell vs. Robinson case. Atticus describes it as the following: “You might like to know that there was one fellow who took considerable wearing down - in the beginning he [Mr. Cunningham] was rarin’ for outright acquittal.” [Page 222] As this quote models, Mr. Cunningham stepped up and really made the jury rethink. Although the “inevitable” [Page 222] verdict was still guilty, the fact that the jury took several hours to reach a consensus proves that Mr. Cunningham played a crucial role in at least trying to get other white males to favor a black man, something in Southern society that would be
In May, 1924, two boys, Nathan Leopold Jr. and Richard Loeb, sought to commit the perfect crime: kidnapping and murdering their 14-year-old neighbor, Robert Franks. However, instead of executing the perfect crime, they were caught the following day and were sure to be hung. Their families hired a defense attorney by the name of Clarence Darrow who made one of the most influential and well-known speeches against the death penalty: “A Plea for Mercy.” Darrow utilizes historical references, logical and emotional appeals, anaphora, and persona, to sway the court to not employ the death penalty for Leopold and Loebs’ murder. Darrow explains the relationship between past wars and contemporary themes and a large part of that is society changing to be more forgiving. He also uses these devices to show that society is partly to blame for this butchery and could have avoided this ridiculous situation had they changed.
He wanted to prove to people that he was great and nothing would stop him. Next I 'm going to tell you why I think Andrew Jackson shouldn 't be on the twenty dollar bill. He killed Indians and then adopted or took in their son after murdering them. He was unstable, he killed tons and yet was so kind to take in a kid. He would have duels.
Some deserve it because they non-repentance killers or to be serial killers while other should not deserve it because of the circumstances required them. Juveniles who killed people without any mercy should be treated as an adult and be given Juvenile Life Without Parole(JLWOP). For example, the murderer of Jennifer Jenkins’ pregnant sister and her husband. Jennifer describes, “[Jenkins’s Sister] begged for the life of her unborn child as [the killer] shot her. He reported to a friend, who testified at his trial, about his ‘thrill kill’ that he just wanted to ‘see what it would feel like to shoot someone’”(Jenkins).
Later in scene, Lady Macbeth states that if she had made such a promise as Macbeth did to her, she would “dash the brains out” of her own child as “it was smiling in her fail”. However Lady Macbeth makes it absolutely clear that if he is brave enough, it is impossible to fail. These quotes show how Lady Macbeth is controlling her husband and she proves herself be the most responsible of Duncan’s death. Some people may say that three witches are the most responsible of the death of Duncan. Macbeth never considered murdering king Duncan until he saw the prophecies of the witches.
Macbeth is hesitant about the whole scheme, but his wife pressures him and he caves in. That night, despite the guilt and vision of a bloody dagger, Macbeth murders the king. This is just the first of Macbeth’s many evil deeds. Many people would like to think that he would have been caught after the murder of a king… right? Wrong, he is never caught and this seems to give him a little push to do even more damage.
A key reason for why Macbeth killed King Duncan is because of the manipulation and control from Lady Macbeth, ‘that I may pour my spirits in thine ear and chastise with the valour of my tongue ‘. This quotation influences the reader and shows us that that Lady Macbeth wants Macbeth to get back, so she can ‘pour’ all her ideas and thoughts into his mind. Lady Macbeth is encouraging her husband to disregard his chivalric code of honour. The code of chivalry was a moral system that went beyond rules of combat and made qualities like bravery, courtesy and honour more idealised, but because she knows Macbeth is so honourable she, like the witches, tempts Macbeth with power. At the beginning of the play, we believe that Lady Macbeth is strong and very masculine, but by the end of the play, her guilt has taken over her, a quotation that conveys this is, ‘Out, damned spot!
However, it was not Macbeth’s idea to murder King Duncan at first. His wife, Lady Macbeth, persuades him into doing so. Macbeth had always been loyal to King Duncan and would have never committed such a sin. Macbeth tells his wife, “I am afraid to think what I have done; look on 't again I dare not,” and because of the witches and help from Lady Macbeth, he follows through with killing the beloved King and is immediately starting to regret his actions (Mac.2.2.65-67). After Macbeth slaughters King Duncan, he is named king himself and starts to get paranoid about people finding out the truth.
People think she did deserved to die because she went against her family, well so did Creon. Here’s the second reason she didn’t deserve to die, Polynices was part of the family. Even Though Antigone did go against her uncle, her uncle is also going against Antigone and the rest of the family. Antigone’s sister even thought it was right for Polynices to be buried in the walls. He is still human.