The practice of voyeurism is a debatable subject often criticized negatively for its perverted motives. Yet, through both Woolrich’s “It had to be murder” and its film adaptation Rear Window, the reader can be led to see a celebration of voyeurism rather than a critique. Jeffries is indeed given the most reasonable excuses to stalk his neighbours as his cast takes away his freedom of movement and the murder he tries to solve also gives him more reasons to spy on his neighbours. However, Jeff is greatly saved from being entitled as a Peeping Tom by the coincidence of Thorwald’s wife’s murder. As a matter of a fact, the timing in which Jeff is stuck in a cast and the woman is murder is nothing but a coincidence, neither Hitchcock nor Woolrich
If he escapes to another city, they will view him as a criminal and if his children came with him they would be viewed as foreigners. By breaking the law his soul would be ruined and a ruined soul is not worth living with. This goes back to when he said that the really important thing is not to live but to live well. Also, when he dies he would enter Hades as an outlaw and will not be well welcomed. Therefore, he believes that he should stay and face his execution because it is better to die than to live with a ruined soul.
Thus,the barber clearly indicated that killing the captain would sully his reputation and eliminate his respectability.The barber believes that murder is wrong because it goes against in what he believes in . The barber describes himself as a person of revolutionary but not a murderer. He went further to clearly states his point of view as a revolutionary with values when he said, “No one deserve to have someone else make the sacrifice of becoming a murderer.” Hernando was able to draw the reader further in the short story. The conflict is very detailed and elusive it's hard to tell what will happen to these two characters, what is their story, where are they coming from, and these are the questions and conflicts that the reader is trying to answer which draws you further and further into the short story. It is hard to know what the author is trying to explain, but there is always a little bit of suspense.
In the story, “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson; the author believes that following traditions and rituals blindly can lead to bad results. First of all, the disadvantage of following a tradition is that it can create violence and unknowingly distribute the thought of guilt between the people of society. For example, when a person’s name is picked out from the raffle, it’s in their tradition to start throwing stones at the unlucky person thoughtlessly. This also generates the eagerness to hurt the individual. Besides, the family members of the victim are not allowed to defy the society and dispute.
The novel reveals many hellish situations. It was sinful to treat Tom Robinson like trash because of hatred towards his race. It was sinful to keep Boo Radley locked away from society because of the mistakes he made. These preventable situations are like killing a mockingbird; you shouldn’t do it but it is done anyway. Tom Robinson and Boo Radley were mockingbirds because they were not a threat to society, yet were punished for being human.
Prejean presents her case against capital punishment citing “killing is wrong, no matter who does it” and that personal responsibility is the only appropriate punishment for these “monsters” (Dead Man Walking). While Prejean argues this, Van Den Haag counters with “the criminal volunteered to assume the risk of receiving a legal punishment” and “the punishment he suffers is the punishment he voluntarily risks” (Van Den Haag 3). But through
He realizes the severity of wishing from the Paw and figures out what his family's greed has brought them. He knew the horror of what was behind the door and used his final wish to get rid of what he previously wished for by his own will. The story of “The Monkey’s Paw” shows that if you attempt to alter the course of nature by being selfish, you will ultimately bring you harsh
His immoral decisions eventually lead him into extreme feelings of guilt and remorse later on in the tragedy. This doesn’t stop Macbeth from continuing to commit murder for his own selfish gains and to become king but in the regrets the path he has chosen.
Page44). To Macbeth, becoming king is worthless unless his position as king is safe. He fears that Banquo’s murder will be revenged by his own murder, and it may reveal the hidden knowledge of his guilt. He uses anaphora, which is the used of a word referring to or replacing a word used earlier in a sentence, so like a repetition of a word or phrase, “to be thus… to be safely thus.” The consequence to Macbeth when he killed Banquo, would be that he would feel guilty. It was caused when Macbeth finishes his talk with one of the murderer.
I found that the “Tell Tale Heart” and the “Read Death” by Poe had their similarities. In the “Red Death” the Prince was blind to his actions. The Prince was insensitive to the people suffering in his country and had no intentions to help them because he was safe. In the end he was subjected to his fate that being death. In “Tell Tale Heart” the main character was also greedy and committed murder, for a reason being that a man’s eye bothered him.