Peyton Farquhar Quilty

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Did Peyton Farquhar only commit the convicted crime of destroying government property or were his intentions more malicious than that? Was Farquhar tampering without authorization with government property to affect the war and to counteract the Federal Army, just so he could feel like a hero and aid the South? Ronald Reagan once stated, “We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.” That is exactly what I intend to do with Peyton Farquhar, make him accountable for his quilty actions. Peyton Farquhar was charged with destroying government property, the penalty being death. Farquhar was completely guilty of…show more content…
With this in mind, is it so hard to believe that Peyton Farquhar willingly destroyed government property prior to being told not to, knowing that he would be hanged, just because he was so hopelessly devoted to a cause and group? Another key point, is stated in the text. It demonstrates a far too curious Peyton Farquhar. Farquhar exhibits his sinful intentions and criminal mind. He is asking the Federal or Northern scout multiple questions about Owl Creek Bridge. Then Farquhar asked the following question: “Suppose a man—a civilian and student of hanging—should elude the picket post and perhaps get the better of the sentinel. What could he accomplish?” This is a direct foreshadow to the criminal act Farquhar plained to accomplish. Right here is proof of his not so subtle questioning so he can see exactly what would happen and could be accomplished if he went up to Owl Creek Bridge to destroy government property out of pure loyalty and dedication to the South. Right here, is where we see his true manifest intentions and see behind his not-so-friendly disguise. This is moment he starts to set his plan into place and reveals it to those intellectual readers who can
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