‘Lennie begged, “Le 's do it now. Le 's get that place now.”’ George concurs, places the Luger on the back of Lennie’s head, and shoots him. One of the most controversial aspects of George Steinbeck 's novel Of Mice and Men, was the death of Lennie by his friend’s hands. Many believe that George murdered him in Lennie’s best interest, yet many others believe that George was being selfish and with his act, removed the burden of Lennie. However, George was completely justified in murdering Lennie as he had no other choice if he wanted what’s best for his friend and the world at large.
In fact, death is the main theme of the film, as if the director was trying to say that (no matter how much the western American movies try to change the plots of their movies, they are always connected to murderer and killing). The moment Blake enters the town of machine, he sees that people don’t speak as much as they shoot each other, and that killing is something ordinary for them. Most of the characters are dead as the story ends, and even the heroines. All of these aspects and themes where discussed by dead man to show how wrong is the portrait the Hollywood movies paint of the western
Conformity can make people do cruel things without reason. Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” highlights a village that continues a senseless tradition of stoning the winner of a lottery. Although all the villagers initially seemed innocuous and welcoming, as soon as the winning ticket was drawn, everybody quickly turned against the winner, Mrs. Hutchinson. Through a stark, cold tone, Jackson brings attention to the dangers of unquestionable loyalty to old traditions. Jackson starts the story with antiquated characters that contribute to the blunt tone.
Affairs affect people in different ways, but no one could imagine an affair destroying their ability to psychologically function. The “killings” by Andre Dubus is a shocking story about a killer named Richard who murders frank the man having an affair with his wife, who is his pride and joy. Riveted with murder and passion the author revels the characteristics of Richard Strout’s in the “killings” as a psychological obsessive and controlling person; these traits effect his emotions and behaviors throughout the story. Richards’s anger which evolves throughout the story, is what leads to his obsessive and controlling behaviors. The author explains Richards’s background as a young, striving man, who is overcome by failure, and this contributes
Both of the short stories are about revenge, murder and madness. The narrators of both the Tell-Tale Heart and the Cask of Amontillado have very different motives for committing the murder each of them commits. In The Tell-Tale Heart, the narrator is insane and his motive behind killing the old man is that he cannot stand the sight of the old man’s “vulture eye”. He is tempted to close the eye forever, and so he does this by murdering him. Whereas, in The Cask of Amontillado, the reason behind the murder is revenge, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.” Additionally, Montressor’s jealousy is another reason because of which he murders Fortunato.
It becomes apparent that the standard for humane actions can be easily skewed with a majority of a social group being instilled with fear. Inhumane actions can easily seem humane if everyone believes it. In any case, murder is not accepted by the laws of society and is a cruel act of hate. In Malcom Gladwell’s work, he discusses the murderer Bernie Goetz, and how he was able to get away with murder, with his name in good standing, because he murdered what many people feared. Gladwell describes the way the people in the city perceive Goetz’ actions when he says “They seemed the embodiment of the kind of young thug feared by nearly all urban-dwellers, and the mysterious gunman who shot them down seemed like an avenging angle” (150).
When someone dies they are brought to the incinerator and everyone seems like nothing happened. This is a warning because in the future violence could be over used and part of life, but no one would notice because violent actions would be used everyday. Secondly, in Fahrenheit 451 violence is amusing to their society. The government wants to put on a good show for everyone to enjoy. “The search is over, Montag is dead; a crime against society has been avenged.” (Bradbury 142).
Upon reading the end of “The Lottery”, there is no doubt that one can see a clear picture of humanity and brutality it can cause. The act of stoning is violent, it is a killing which allows the killer to see and be seen by the victim. Throughout history stoning has been used, “So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first” (The New King James Bible John 8:7). Additionally, the brutality and horror highlighted by the fact that the stoning requires the participation of the entire village, including family members of the victim and children, it also includes the selection process as well. Not one, village member is exempt from this violence, or blameless
The True Crimes In a town full of religious-imposed justice, is the crimes happening in the towns actually considered true crimes? Should the people that committed the crimes be held responsible? In Arthur Miller’s play “The Crucible” the town “Salem” many are being accused of witchery, which is a crime in their society.The problem is that they aren't witches, but normal people to be hanged. The executioner behind these accusations were a group of Salem girls, but the one who leads is Abigail Williams.The witch court that soon comes, makes the punishment of these crimes hanging or confess of witchery. Another problem occurs when the accusations that the Salem girls state are false.So are there any “True” crimes being committed in this play.Should
In “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” Flannery O’Connor creates a story where the roles of good and evil blend together. In the short story, a family in the rural South gets caught up with a criminal named the Misfit after their wreck and they end up getting murdered. The clash between the grandmother and the Misfit highlights the religious aspects of the story and also O’Connor’s beliefs. Her stylistic traits of violence, distortion, and religion are used to convey a corrupt world that needs salvation. O’Connor’s trait of violence is used throughout to reveal the corrupt and criminal world that emanates the need for salvation.
In the court of law, everyone is guilty until proven innocent. Thus, Hobart Ison was guilty when killing Hugh O’ Connor. Though by law Hobart was a murderer, many question that very decision. Though a killer, locals of urban Kentucky would argue that his actions are justifiable. Elizabeth Barret creates Stranger with a Camera as a tool to look into those justifications and see the reasons Ison murdered O’Connor.
In the short story The Lottery, the theme of the dangers of blindly following traditions is strongly depicted. The short story leads up to a town that participates in a brutal murder each year, by sacrificing one person by stoning the person to death. It is a ridiculous ritual that proves the point of the dangers in following traditions blind. In this story, before the kind of lottery they’re conducting is known, the towns people and participants seem harmless, even charming in a way. An example of this would be how they appointed a sort of pitiful man to be over the lottery, and another being the kids running around gathering up stones.
The entire town eventually figures out about the murder and only several people try to stop the murder from happening, but ultimately failed. The two boys then find Santiago, chase him to his house and stab him multiple times, killing him. Throughout the story Marquez the author uses different symbols and magical realism to describe what is happening. It gives the reader a different understanding of a story involving murder mysteries. In Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Angela Vicario is the victim of how honor is the most important thing among a family and in society, in order to illustrate how her life was turned around and it not only affected her, but her relationship with other
George decided to shoot Lennie in the back of the head, many have different opinions on how the book should have ended but George made the right choice. He made the appropriate decision to shoot Lennie for the following reasons: Lennie might kill more people, Curley and the rest of the farm workers would have killed him anyways, and George made Lennie 's last few moments enjoyable. In the first place, Lennie was capable of endangering more people. After seeing that he was able to kill a human, he could easily kill another. “ ‘Don 't you go yelling’’ he said, and he shook her and her body flopped like a fish.
It seems unbelievable that an entire family would allow themselves to be slaughtered the way it happens at the end of A Good Man is Hard to Find. However, because the characters of the story have very set, predictable personalities, the reader can use textual examples to extend these characteristics to the ending of the story. Analyzing each character shows that they do, in fact, act completely in character when The Misfit kills them off at the end of the story. This analysis will focus on the behaviors of June Star, Bailey and Grandmother. June Star is an almost cartoonish representative of a rude, spiteful child, though she’s perceptive enough when she wants to be.