I am all forward with this statement, it would be horrid if they convicted people based on appearance, and accusations rather than based on evidence! For this reason it is a crime to put an innocent person to death. It is the same as murdering someone for no reason. The person gets tried for it but the court does not. They can just say it was a mistake and get away with it as if it wasn 't wrong.
Danforth replies “Postponement now speaks floundering on my part; reprieve the pardon must cast doubt upon the guilt of them that died till now […] I should hang ten thousand that dared to rise against the law, and an ocean of salt tears could not melt the resolution of the statutes.” (129). Danforth’s reply shows that he would rather send innocent people to hang rather than admit his wrongful doings. He decides to keep it secret to protect shattering his name. He does not want people to overthrow the court because of Danforth’s wrongdoing. He knows if he postpones the hangings people will start to suspect the truth about witchcraft.
Francis follows this pattern, thinking that because he’d done something wrong (leaving his family), he does not deserve to go back home. He reasons that staying away would be the best, and further, the right thing to do. Francis seems to have a judgmental eye as well, determining that the person who hit his friend, Rudy, in the head should also be prosecuted. Francis delivers a blow to the man. Most likely, the blow led to the raider’s death.
He has a specific idea of exactly what the revenge must entails. He admits, “A wrong is underdressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally underdressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong.”(23) In this way, Montressor have a feeling that he cannot incur any form of punishment resulting from his revenge. As a result it must be made clearly known to Montresor that it is him who is all responsible for Fortunatos destiny. If he get a punishment for his actions, or fail to bring to the attention this responsibility to the victim, he will consider this form of a revenge null in his view.
Smith knows that his actions are inhumane and respects the Clutters, but even if he shows sympathy, there won’t be any escape to what he has done. There was no going back as his fate had already been put into stone as the murder was committed. When the criminals are caught they express that if they had done this again they would not have changed it, since the end result would have been the same (Chapter 8 page 220). They were both tethered to their malicious crime lives which they could not
The family decides to move from India to Canada, bringing many of the animals with them. When the freighter carrying the family hits a storm, the stage is set for the main act – Pi is left adrift on a 26-foot lifeboat, lost in the Pacific Ocean, in the company of a zebra, a hyena, an orangutan and a 450-pound Bengal tiger named Richard Parker—all vying in a grim competition for survival. His faith is tested as an adolescent when his father is forced to give up the family zoo, where Pi realises he's been as much a captive as the animals themselves. A Japanese freighter becomes a temporary ark on which the Patel family take the animals to be sold in Canada. But it's struck by a storm as dramatic as anything ever put on the screen, and Pi becomes
The court presents him with an ultimatum with which he can plead guilty and live or be hanged with the others who didn't confess. After speaking with Elizabeth, John decides that he wants his life and surrenders to a confession. After he signs the confession, he also tears it up signing his own death warrant so to say, not wanting to live a lie. As Reverend Parris and Hale are about to object, John pronounces "...for now I do think I see some shred of goodness in John Proctor..."(133), referring to his honesty. He would rather die for the greater good, which are the honest people in society.
Because of this, logic behind his actions become lost since he begins executing them with a desire to reform the corruptness of his crime. Elizabeth suggests to Proctor, that by telling the court that Abigail and the other girls bewitchments are of pretense, all women who were sentenced to death would be given their lives back. He knows that telling the judges is the most rational, but he pauses before making a choice as he responds “quietly, struggling with his thought” (53). His uncertainty shows his conflicting emotion because Proctor feels he cannot accuse Abigail because his guilt will not allow him to. But he coexisting feels the priority to accuse her in order to keep Elizabeth in high spirits.
Capital punishment. The big debate on who gets to decide whether someone lives or dies? Pacifist would say that it’s unethical and inhumane and that it is highly ironic that you’re killing those who kill, just to get the point across not to kill. Realist, like me, however, would retort back that by not ridding ourselves of these kind of people, it would feel as if we were just letting them get away with what they’ve done, without them knowing that there are serious consequences to your actions. The actions of certain criminals is the main reason why we need the death penalty.