Now in the West Memphis Three, DamienDamian Echols was accused of Satanism. This is because the kids were killed in a more ritualistic way, and Damian had an abnormal appearance. Damian wore all black with black hair so it was easy to pin the satanism claim onto him, just like the Judges did to the defendants in The Crucible. A piece of evidence also used with the case was Jessie Misskelley's confession. Jessie’s confession is widely considered invalid because the methodology utilized to obtain the confession violated many police procedures.
When he was wrongfully accused of raping the daughter of Bob Ewell, Mayella, the jury at his trial declared him guilty of the crime even though evidence clearly proved that Tom was not. The jury concluded their decisions mainly based on prejudice and did not believe Tom’s word because he was a man of color. Due to people’s unfair judgments, an innocent mockingbird was
God help me, I lusted, and there is a promise in such sweat " (Miller, Pg. 1206). This quote from act three shows how damaged Proctor was for even confessing to lechery. Just seeing how sentimental John Proctor really is shows how he would go out of his own way to save Elizabeth so that she could be reunited with her boys again. Within the story Elizabeth knows that since Proctor admitted to committing adultery that means he will be sentenced to be lynched. Later in The Crucible you come to find out that Elizabeth was happy that Proctor had the audacity to commit to such sin as well as to take his life for his actions.
I asked him that night … and said rape was carnal knowledge of a female by force and without consent” (180). This is evidence he does not coddle his children unlike most parents from this time period, he just bites the bullet. He does not sugarcoat the truth, and this is good because it helps Scour get ready for life back then, and the risks. Lastly, “’In our courts, when it’s a white man’s word against a black man’s, the white man always wins. They’re ugly, but those are the facts of life’”
Rogers, I had no doubt, had acted very largely under the influence of her husband.¨(Christie, 243) With this we can tell that not only did Thomas kill an old lady for money but forced his wife, most likely threatened her or even blackmailed her, to do the dirty work. Thomas did two awful things, two illegal things, two things that need justice to be served. Emily Brent, another character that some believe deserves to be on the island and justice should be served. Emily Brent was taking care of a young girl who got pregnant before marriage, which is against what Emily believes in so she kicked her out of her home, which then the young girl drowned herself. This is an awful situation, but Emily did not plan on having the girl kill herself, she didn't plan on it at all like Thomas did.
After Mr. Finch’s beautiful closing argument on this case, the jury still found Tom guilty. I guess the color of your skin makes you guilty or not guilty. I actually thought that the people of Maycomb could put aside their issues with colored people and give this trial a fair run.
She says John is a good righteous man. She thinks John fancied her and she got mad. Danforth ask if John left her and Elizabeth says again that John is a goodly man and Danforth asks if John has ever committed the crime of lechery and she says no, when john had earlier confessed to what he did.
Despite the fact that Mary Maloney, the main character in the story “Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald Dahl, murders her husband, her actions can be justified and she should get away with it. First of all, based on Mary's shaken and dazed reaction to what her husband says, it is implied by the author that he wants a divorce even though she is already six months pregnant, which the narrator mentions in the beginning of the story. Although he seems uncomfortable and reluctant to hurt her feelings, it is not a valid enough reason to sympathize with him. Now that I have mentioned Mary being pregnant, let me also mention the fact that she will have to take care of the baby by herself. This puts her in a difficult spot as she is just a housewife, meaning
Proctor: She only thought to save my name” (miller 113) In the scene Danforth asks Elizabeth is john had ever committed adultery. Elizabeth lied to the court that John was not a lecher, when she clearly knew he was a lecher. This lie was Elizabeth’s first lie and it was to save her husband's name.
The man he is defending is innocent of the charge of rape by a man named Bob Ewell’s daughter. Through testimony at the trial to the jury, the girl simply kissed had a black man. Also, during the trial Atticus shows to the jury that the girl appeared to have been beaten by someone who used their left hand and Tom could not use his left arm at all, the jury still found Tom guilty. Tom was killed later trying to escape but Bob Ewell, wanted revenge against Atticus for making what he thought was a fool of him in
In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, Lee took the minor character of Mayella Ewell and made her into a sympathetic role to her readers in a latent way. Mayella's life at home is told through the story's background and foreshadowing references. This is how Lee made Mayella memorable enough to the reader to know who she is and her family situation without needing her point of view of her side of the story. Once Mayella enters the storyline, her actions will become understandable to the reader and generate sympathy. One way Lee makes Mayella a sympathetic character is how before entering her into the story, one of Mayella's younger siblings was introduced.
Hatred has always been around in history, including from all of our literature that we’ve read this semester, and what we’ve learned. Some, more than others. And some still to this day. In our Holocaust unit, there has been many, many examples of hatred, but I’ll talk about the hatred from Defiance.
Provincialism People has provincial attitudes are evil and dangerous to varying degrees. Provincialism is a manner of expression beliefs or mindset particular to a special region and not commonly used outside that region, therefore not fashionable or sophisticated. It can be dangerous as time goes by. In To Kill A Mockingbird, there three examples of how provincialism can be dangerous: Mrs. Dubose, Gangs of men, and Bob Ewell. This novel clearly reflects racism that was popular during 1930s.