Examples like this persuade people that revenge is not justified. However, sometimes you have to put yourself in a victim's shoes. If that was your kid, wouldn’t you want to get revenge on the murderer. Your whole view of revenge would probably change. It is easy for someone to say revenge is bad when they have never felt the need for revenge.
A person deserves the same treatment they inflict on others. In this essay, I will discuss whether the claim that retributivists are making are right by justifying whether their assumptions about moral responsibility are well founded. A person who has committed a crime must be punished. Punishment makes sure that the offender pays their debt to the society or state. Retributivism justifies that punishment is payback for crime and its main goal is to give the offender their just deserts.
To start, Nancy Sherman says that people take too much responsibility for what happens under their watch even though they could not have kept it from happening. She says, “One feels guilty despite the fact that he knows he has done nothing wrong”(Sherman 154). Sherman is saying that people cannot forgive themselves for anything that happens in life-or-death situations, even if it wasn't their fault. Nevertheless, they should not feel guilty,
Any person would be enraged and angry after experiencing this. However despite Chay’s anger, Chay manages to move on and he decides to use a smart resolution in simply walking away. Chay does not brood on his negative emotions when he is in a difficult situation. Chay responds better to Trouble when he is in a difficult situation than Henry. Chay responds well to difficult situations.
He also does not want to mistakenly hang someone who is later found innocent, which is why he does not want lengthy trials, because it leaves more time to find someone innocent. He does not want to be viewed by other people or by God as an unfit judge by lengthening trials and making decisions based off of people's feelings not based off of the
When committing an act in Bad Faith one always has freedom to choose something else. However, in Bad Faith, one keeps these alternate possibilities out of mind in order to avoid the realization that we are more free than we say we are (Sartre: On Bad Faith, Youtube video). While Bad Faith is not literally lying to yourself but rather the act of subconsciously suspending freedom of choice. Ultimately, Bad Faith feels right because it lets one off the hook for making tough decisions and taking responsibility for one’s life. Living in Bad Faith is inauthentic and self-deceiving, for that reason it must be avoided to live a meaningful
Normal should not be a term that determines whether a person is treated a certain way or allowed to do certain deeds. Being normal does not mean you are better than others because nowadays everyone wants to be the opposite of normal. They want to stand out and be the one who has a unique quality. People should not fall under a range; there is nothing wrong with being different and if one wants to use the term abnormal to describe that then it should be taken as a compliment not an insult. The next time you feel abnormal or like you do not fit in, remember to be yourself instead of being forced into a box like everyone
Even though you could say they knew about the consequences (as evidenced by Macbeth’s considering why it is wrong and wondering what would happen if they fail), so they weren’t blinded by their ambition, this is untrue because they were blind in the sense that they could not judge well the pros and cons of killing Duncan and could perceive correctly. This proves that whenever given the opportunity to do well, we should always think about the consequences on what could happen if we go too far. We need to look at it from every angle and ask ourselves “Is it really ok to cheat or am I overzealous? How is this going to end? Am I really doing what is right?” It’s important to aspire and be determined, but we need to make sure we are not blinded by our ambition, because even if we think we are seeing clearly now, hindsight is 20-20.
Have you ever been faced with a tough choice? Of Mice and Men is full of characters that John Steinbeck left to make tough choices. The tough choices start from the beginning, where Lennie and George move, to the end where a surprising ending occurs. George is left with a tough choice to kill Lennie or save the person who was there for him through everything. Although some may say it was okay to kill Lennie, George’s choice to end Lennie’s life is unacceptable because how can you end the person’s life who has been there for you from the beginning to the end.
So, if people were not subordinate, there’d be no need to seek rewards or avoid punishment. This would allow people to break the law, not follow simple instructions, and break any rules set upon them. Further, this would stop them from doing their job or behaving correctly if there were no rewards or punishments. However, complete obedience may not be beneficial for society either. If every person in society did everything they were told to do by a superior, the results would most likely turn out not as expected.
Part of me would recognize them as people who deserve forgiveness and a second chance. I would perceive the positive aspects in them and the people they could become. However, the other part of me would not want to research their circumstances, brains, and behaviors, because they killed without a second thought or sense of remorse. I also have the capability to read people’s emotions, but if there are no emotions or the emotions aren’t real, I would have a difficult time staying only with the facts and the science. I don’t think that I can give a proper answer, though as I would need to be in that job and situation to give an actual