He killed his father, not knowing it was his father, but he still did it, so he was therefore guilty of murder, not patricide. "I pollute the bed of him I killed by the hands that killed him. Was I not born guilty? Am I not utterly unclean” (Oedipus Rex 819-822). He believed he was
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
While awaiting trial Frank 's father Matt Fowler decides to give Mr.Strout a punishment he felt was necessary. Mr.Fowler went out and ended up murdering the man who murdered his son. While reading the story the audience dominantly takes Frank 's father 's side on the situation rather than feeling the same way about the two murders. People seem to sway towards Mr.Fowlers side of the story because they say it was out of love, Richard Strout deserved it, and Frank was innocent unlike Mr. Strout. Love is the key to all relationships throughout the world.
This leads to him into taking the blame for Myrtle’s death, which he would not have done, if he was not protecting Daisy from the backlash. Which was a foolish mistake, this mistake ultimately leads to his murder, he dies a very sad and disturbing death being shot by Myrtle’s husband George while in his state of grieving. Gatsby also lacks the ability to move forward. This characteristic also does not work to his benefit due to the outcome of his death. Gatsby refuses throughout the novel to see reality, he had so much love and lust in the past, that it just overwhelms his heart and he believes that that is the only place he can be happy, so he constantly tries to relive it.
[She is] sorry for papa, but why should [she] be tortured?” (The Death of Ivan Ilych 54) His family doesn’t understand what suffering is and what means to him, and therefore felt to be blamed. Instead of alleviating her dad’s suffering she decides to repudiate him and affirms to be tortured, which shows no respect and no dignity. Death happens and should be recognized that is a unavoidable mystery. Some death can be good and other bad. Ivan’s was not a “good death”.
For some the pain is too great to bury, they are so consumed with hating who they are for what happened that they do not see the truth in front of them. For some people, acceptance is a difficult thing to do because the situations they are in. Julia her broken marriage and the fact that she is pregnant and her husband does not want the child, and of course the tragedy of Sarah. Accepting something does not mean forgetting something, it means remembering and reconciliation as well as forgiving. Acceptance is a big step towards
“The real reason for not committing suicide is because you always know how well life gets again after the hell is over.” People are unable to realize how their situation can be resolved better than having to kill themselves. Terminally ill patients are notorious for taking their lives before they can realize the mistake they are making. They believe that it is best for their situation, however, there are multiple reasons for why they should reconsider their actions before something terrible happens. Doctor assisted suicides should not be allowed because of the effects it has on the deceased loved ones and how more terminally ill patients are overcoming their disabilities. Two major reasons for why doctor assisted suicides should be stopped
This evidence shows that Curley was going to kill Lennie, and do it in a vengeful and unforgiving way. George only wanted Lennie not to suffer a painful death in which he didn’t deserve. To achieve a painless death, George shoots Lennie in the back of his head to make for a quick and painless death. This is a time when killing is justifiable. In the novella, the author states “But Curley’s gonna want to shoot’im.
In the novel In Cold Blood, Truman Capote explores aspects of Perry Smiths and Richard Hickocks childhoods that may have affected their psychology and lead to the 1959 Clutter family murder. The fact that Truman Capote included these memories and old letters from their past was to show that he thought it played a part in the greater problem although he does not directly say that. He gives the reader the choice to decide for themselves, whether they think the awful childhoods of the main characters were the reasons they thought it was acceptable to murder a family in their own home in cold blood, or weather it was completely and fully their choice to commit this crime. From the way the writer describes Smiths past, it gives the reader the
I present a case where Macbeth committed murder with his greed being his main motivator. This cold-blooded murder was not one done without a conscious. No, Macbeth was completely aware of what killing King Duncan could bring him: power. Although Macbeth’s actions were based off another’s plan, we will see that Macbeth killed with a conscious, making him solely guilty for the murder of King Duncan due to Macbeth’s prevalent characteristics of being power-hungry, deceitful, and greedy. As was said, Macbeth’s actions were not based off of his own plan.