Killings, By Andre Dubus, And Guy De Maupassant

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Most of the times, we make decisions under complicated situations and different elements around us, such as feelings and values given to us through society and the place we grow up. The situations which evolve around people, sometimes lead individuals to make a decision they never thought they would ever do: a killing, hurting many people, euthanasia, abortion, or a suicide just to protect themselves and their beloved ones, to hold their morality and values, or to make someone love them. Killing is an immoral and illegal action, right? There is no way, a conscious human who thinks clearly and has feelings which actually define the humanity, would commit a crime. This is what morality shows us, isn’t it? These situations can be described in many different ways; it all depends on the perspective of the person who makes it. There could be all kinds of reasons motivating a person to commit a crime, such as revenge or pleasure. The sense of right and wrong, the so called morality, which perhaps developed from social consistency, sometimes is not reasonable ("The Moral Brain", para.1). With all this in mind, justifications, influences, and motivations for a killing are recognized and compared in the stories, “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor, “Killings” by Andre Dubus, and “A Vendetta” by Guy de Maupassant.
To begin with, let’s consider what these stories are about. The short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” begins with the description of the Bailey’s family’s
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