Q: If Rainsford from “The Most Dangerous Game” went home and admitted to his involvement in the story and was put on trial for General Zaroff’s, what do you think would be the outcome? Rainsford murdered a human, everyone has their own opinions on whether it was right or wrong. Rainsford was helped off the island and Rainsford felt guilty so Rainsford confessed to killing General Zaroff. Rainsford was put on trial for General Zaroff’s murder, If the judge sees what Rainsford did as a homicide then Rainsford will be put in jail but if the judge see it as surviving then the judge might feel differently. But I do not think Rainsford will get away with no punishment because either way he murdered a human being.
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.
Quiet Kill The man gritted his teeth. So, you like the idea.” “Sure do.” “Once the deed is done, cops will prowl the streets for you.” “I’m not worried about that. I know how to make myself scarce. So, what do I have to do?” “Kill.” “Can you be more specific?” “There’s this special character my employer want gone.” “Dead you say?” “Exactly. The guy has been stealing tones of money from the company and even had the audacity to up and rape his boss’s wife.
“The right and wrong seem pretty clear here, but if you’re asking me to tell my people to go and kill and maybe get themselves killed—I’m sorry” (Foreman 315). This quote explains the theme of when it is acceptable to kill someone. This works for both the story and the film because both of the protagonists were in a position where they had to decide whether they should kill their opposers. The second theme they have in common is the self-doubt and fear of death. “Kane, writing at his desk writes Last Will and Testament” (Connell 325).
He reported to a friend, who testified at his trial, about his ‘thrill kill’ that he just wanted to ‘see what it would feel like to shoot someone’”(Jenkins). This shows that the murderer will shoot someone for the sake of having fun. I believes that he should deserves the JLWOP because from how he killed a pregnant mother without giving a bit of hesistant. He also known that what would happen if he killed someone since there are social medias and other news that are posted daily. There was more to his crime as Jenkins reports, “[the killer]
This is one of the basis of society and it always do the most of its efforts to apply it in the society. When a murder kills someone it is duty of the society to punish murder. When someone is killed, victim’s family suffer and nothing can heal those even punishment of murder by capital punishment or by vengeance. However, it can be considered from another side. If convicted person to execution was innocent and capital punishment apply for he or she, where is the justice?
I don't think Plato would agree with how they are going to achieve this by killing everyone who is evil. Those who do harm to others should be punished to the extent of the seriousness of their crime. If someone kills someone in cold blood, I believe they should be put away for the rest of their life no matter how old they are. I believe the nature of the punishment should match their crime. The people who make the laws should be the ones to be tasked with finding facts and determining the appropriate punishment.
Another example of George and Lennie’s friendship is when George has to shoot Lennie, because he had accidentally murdered Curley’s wife. George knew that he would have let Curley get to Lennie he would have tortured Lennie. It was George’s responsibility to take care of Lennie. George knew that they could not just run away from this. For the better of Lennie, George decided that he should kill Lennie himself (Steinbeck).
Capital punishment. The big debate on who gets to decide whether someone lives or dies? Pacifist would say that it’s unethical and inhumane and that it is highly ironic that you’re killing those who kill, just to get the point across not to kill. Realist, like me, however, would retort back that by not ridding ourselves of these kind of people, it would feel as if we were just letting them get away with what they’ve done, without them knowing that there are serious consequences to your actions. The actions of certain criminals is the main reason why we need the death penalty.
Murdering or sentencing one to death row is not just, even if the individual is guilty of treason. By saying the individual on trial shall not live because they murdered another, this reflects back on the decision makers. It deems those making the decisions hypocrites. The court members are choosing whether one lives or dies, and if they choose the death option they are performing the exact crime the individual could be on trial for. Murder.
Revenge There comes a time in everyone 's life where they have been wronged by another person. Whether it was someone stealing your lunch out of the company fridge or finding out your lover has been carrying out an affair behind your back, it is human nature to want to seek revenge. However, taking the high road and turning the other cheek is the moral thing to do. What if someone killed your only child would that change anything on the matter? In the short story titled “Killings”, author Andre Dubus reflects the desire to seek revenge by appealing to the readers ethics and emotions.
Atticus and Mr. Tate knew that Boo would be killed if the town found out that he had killed Bob Ewell, and so they agreed that Mr. Ewell fell on his knife. When Atticus asked Scout if she understood the situation, she said “...Mr. Tate was right... it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?” (Lee, p. 276). Scout plainly said that Boo Radley is a mockingbird and the events in the story prove it to be true. To kill a mockingbird is to kill one’s innocence and although there were other “mockingbirds” in the book, Jem Finch and Boo Radley were definitely important ones. Their innocence was killed by the evil in the world around them and that’s what makes them mockingbirds.
At the scene of Romeo and Juliet’s death, Friar Lawrence confesses, “I am the greatest, able to do the least, yet most suspected, as the time and place doth make against me, of this direful murder. And here I stand, both to impeach and purge myself condemned and myself excused” (5.3.32-36). He explains that because he was there at the time of Romeo and Juliet’s death, he is suspected to have killed them. He should have been able to stop Juliet because he was there. Instead he chose to abandon the couple.
Capital Punishment Punishment is the imposition of a penalty as retribution for a crime, and the retribution deserves those who do the crime. The main idea of this chapter is whether the killer deserves to die or not, and we ought to kill them or not. Stephen Nathanson argues against the punishment that leads to execution. He said that the actual and moral beliefs based on the death penalty are wrong and must be repealed. Many people said that the death penalty is the best way to deter murder and thus save lives.