Then as the soldiers approach the retreating enemies, "We bayonet the others before they have time to get out their bombs. Then thirstily we drink the water they have for cooling the gun" (116/117). The fear of death and the idea of war, in a way, has sickened them. They do not care about hygiene or ethics. The soldiers, willing to do whatever, will not stop until they have conquered or have lost.
Towards the end of the book, Okonkwo was stunned that everything he knew and loved throughout his life was disappearing and his own people took no retaliatory actions at all. In fact, he and his friends attempted to overthrow the District Commissioner, but failed and were arrested but later released. At that point, war was on the horizon and lots was at risk. They already had the Massacre at Abame still floating in their minds, the law of the English already took its toll on the people and there was the risk of losing everything if they went to war. In the last minute, Okonkwo beheaded a British messenger who ordered the meeting held in Umuofia to be stopped.
“ I won’t write a word because I am innocent. ”(Ha 472) Mr. Chiu still believes that his plead of innocence will help him win his freedom. He does not realize that he is not in a place of influence or power to sway their decision. His complaints have no impact on those in charge of him.
Serpico, the New York City cop who couldn’t be bought by nobody. Serpico is a book that tells a story about a cop that works in New York, that wouldn’t take any brides from anybody and who had to deal with a very corrupt police department. There was a big gambling problem going on in New York and there was nothing being done about it so Serpico being such an honest cop decided he would try to get rid of the problem. In the following book report over Serpico, by Peter Maas, I will summarize the book’s contents and give my thoughts over the book.
It is because Zimbardo instructed the guards to clean and polish the prisoner’s cell when their parents visited. It was an unethical practice because they hid the real setting of the prison. They were afraid that the parents might insist on taking their son’s home if they would know the state of the jail. Although Zimbardo defended that the emotional distress experienced by the prisoners was unpredictable, it is still an unethical practice because he conducted it without realizing that there is a possible risk it may bring to the participants.
Although, King did not use destructive force to get his point across, he did break some laws. King refused to take no for answer. He wanted to diminish slavery in America and would take excessive measures to make it happen. Instead of expressing his thoughts through violence, he obtained attention by protesting the Jim Crow Laws in a parade. King was thrown in jail for disobeying a junction that his group was not allowed in.
be so, for Banquo’s issue have i filled my mind: For them the gracious Duncan have i murder’d” (III.i.67-69). This is stating that Macbeth killed Duncan because he knew his kids would become kings after him, and Macbeth didn’t like this. Macbeth killed Duncan for his petty ways to get what he wants and to become king. Being angry and killing innocent Duncan are a way of being seen as the villain, which Macbeth had been proven to be. Macduff son thinks out loud to his mom “Young fry of treachery he has
But, nevertheless this is how the times are and a black person never really has a chance in the court system, because they weren’t treated the same as white people. Another time that it is very clear that people don’t treat Tom the same as white people is when people refer to him as a “nigger.” The first example of this is at the Finch landing on Christmas when Scout and Cousin Francis get into a fight after Francis says something to Scout about Atticus, “He’s nothin’ but a nigger-lover” (Lee 83). This quote very clearly shows that people treat Tom differently when Cousin Francis says
This government included a court of law to arrest those who break their new laws and a prison for the law-breakers. This was something very foreign to the way the people in Ufomia did things. This wasn’t what disturbed Okonkwo though. It was that his fierce and tough clan let these missionaries come up from under their feet and destroy all the tribe’s formation till they have to act “weak like women” otherwise they will be destroyed. Just like Okonkwo said “[...] and he mourned for the warlike men of Umuofia, who had so unaccountable become soft like women” (Achebe 183).
(Orwell) However, throughout the entire book, the war against Eastasia or Eurasia raged. This shows that someone will always be against the Party, or the society based on complete power. In World War II, Germany was a country based on hatred towards others – Jews, homosexuals, the disabled, and gypsies. Just like in the book 1984, the people of the country were manipulated.
He said he had asked for a review of solitary confinement, declaring that it was "not going to make us safer" to hold an inmate alone in a cell for 23 hours a day. And he condemned prison rape and said it should be treated more seriously. "We shouldn 't be making jokes about it in our popular culture," he said. "That 's no joke."
Montag’s search for justice is him looking for knowledge that the government is trying to destroy and replace with simpler forms of entertainment such as TV. "’ So now do you see why books are hated and feared? They show the pores in the face of life. The comfortable people want only wax moon faces, poreless, hairless, expressionless (85).’ " People have gotten so politically correct that they would rather get rid of all different ideas than learn to understand and accept them.
Gary Paulsen, the author of many books, magazines, and novels, writes a true story called Guts. Gary Paulsen gets an emergency call sixty miles northeast of Colorado springs. Gary ran to his ambulance, half dressed just to save the man 60 miles away (Guts p.11). Gary paulsen got on the phone with the woman who called,” Please come Quick! My harvy, he is having chest pain!”
This tale follows a tragic event that happened in the small town of Warrenton, back when people rode in wagons and didn't have phones or electricity. This tale is called The White Dog, by S.E. Schlosser. It all starts with a traveling salesman and his dog, coming to sell his goods in the town. The salesman’s name was Samuel, but he insisted on everyone calling him Sam. Everyone said he was the nicest man you would ever meet, always a smile on his face, a joke on his tongue.