Throughout the book Peter shows to his and Ender’s sister, Valentine that he just wants peace and to be recognized so he asks Valentine for help. Ender can be vicious but only when he needs to be but Ender is more calm and is sweet to his sister because Peter always tried beating him up. But Ender is strong smart and is a great commander for killing the buggers. He would never hurt anybody if he had the choice but in the book there were a few times that in a way, he needed to.
They share a good dream. They love one another” (Scarseth 3). George killed Lennie out of love because he knew Lennie would suffer if he lived longer. Even though the action was bad, George decided it was best to kill Lennie to protect him. He knew that if Lennie was still alive, he would suffer greatly for two reasons: Curley wanted to avenge his wife and eventually Lennie would be sent to jail.
Another difference between Tom and El Patron was the way they treated Matt. El Patron loved Matt, because he loved himself, and was willing to do almost anything for Matt to be happy. Tom, on the other hand, despised Matt and was cruel to him whenever he got the chance. Consequently, Matt’s relationship with El Patron was strong and caring, while his relationship with Tom was a string of revenge. “If she couldn’t bring herself to punish Tom, he would do it for her.” (Farmer 105).
His co-workers at the plantation tease and bully him, and he thinks that having a gun will make people stop treating him as a small child. For instance, “Could kill a man with a gun like this. Kill anybody, black or white. And if he were holding his gun in his hand, nobody could run over him; they would have to respect him.” (Wright) Dave states that he could possibly shoot anyone, regardless of race. He also talks about shooting Mr. Hankins house if he had more ammunition.
Rather, Joe is a married man who has an integral role in the society of homesteaders. However, Marion likes to see Joe spend time with Shane, especially because Shane is more adventurous than Joe; she commends the two for fighting so vigilantly in the bar, and she even remarks their teamwork as “wonderful” (Shane). Marion’s approval and attraction to Shane, which ensues an adherence to law not present in their household, causes Joe to become more like an individual; by the end of the movie, Joe is ready to go out alone as an individual to kill Wilson, portrayed by Jack Palance, the malevolent doppelganger of Shane, which is a watershed moment for Marion. She realizes the true danger that her husband is
“I am still a beast a bay” (80). In the previous quote Rainsford expresses that he still feels that he is being hunted. Killing a man is ok if it is in self-defense. In The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell Rainsford feels that what Zaroff does is murder. Zaroff does not believe what he does is murder but instead that he is giving them a chance.
Knowing that Lennie would get a painful and merciless death for killing a woman, George makes the decision to kill his best friend by a shot in the head, a quick and merciful death. When George kills Lennie, he does it to spare him from the suffering he would have endured if Curley / the other villagers had gotten to him first. Moreover, he also did it for not living with the regret that someone else had killed his friend in such a way that he had been in a lot of pain in his final minutes. In addition, George probably felt like he would not lose his mental dignity and pride by killing Lennie, his best friend,
Desdemona decides that she will sacrifice herself so that Othello learns his lesson, and can be the man she fell in love with again. Desdemona forgives Othello for his slander of her reputation, and lovingly accepts her death at his hands. Throughout the tragedy, Desdemona has given up everything for her husband, from her father’s love to her clean and respectable reputation, so giving up her life for him doesn’t seem as
Killing in the case of George and Lennie, George killing Lennie is justifiable as Lennie would of been shot by Curley as he was angry that Lennie killed his wife. Curley says “I’m gonna shoot the guts outta that big bastard myself, even if I got only one hand. I’m gonna get ‘im” (Steinbeck). It was better that George killed Lennie painless by shooting him in the back of the head other than Curley painfully shooting Lennie in the gut. To conclude, killing in some cases is justified.
In the story Light logically thinks and decides to kill all the villains in order to make the world more pleasant. Like Light I think logically, my understanding is, if something is bad, getting rid of it would mean it’s good. Of course that doesn 't mean it applies to everything, which is where Light’s emotional factor also applies to me. In the story one of lights obstacle is his father who works for the police. This is where light gets his humanity, without a second doubt Light wouldn’t kill his father ( neither would I), This proves that light has emotions and is not willing to kill someone close to him even though logically it would make sense to get rid of obstacles to achieve a goal.
In the saloon, they have an exchange of words that ends with a gunfight. Shane ends up shooting Jack Wilson, Rufus Ryker and Morgan Ryker. Although he killed 3 people, the civilians knew it was for the good of the town. Also, Shane partook in the gunfight on Starrlett’s behalf, therefore Starrett wouldn’t get killed himself. Since Shane took the place of Starrett in the gunfight, it showed his loyalty and skillset.
Nortier helps get Valentine out of her marriage to Franz by telling him that he killed Franz’s father. Although this upsets Franz deeply, Valentine becomes very grateful to him because she can now be with Maximilien (303-310). Using Hopper’s questions, Noirtier’s decision is justified because he is helping his granddaughter. His decision was not habit forming, nor was it illegal. It was safe and it was the right thing to do.