I think maybe he put his gun down when he realized that God had given him an unfair advantage over most living things. I guess he decided that he wouldn 't shoot till he had to, and he had to today, (Lee 130). This examples displays Atticus role in the town because even the sheriff wasn’t able to make the shot without hitting the Radley house. So, he looked at Atticus, who had the best shot in town, to take out the dog. This example of a “mad dog” shows Atticus in a new light, and is not as feeble.
He killed the Yeehats, but he did so to try to save his master. He saved John Thornton 's life twice, they had developed a special He did not kill for the fun of it, he killed to avenge his master. These killings were justified because of his good intentions towards the master he loved, John Thornton.
The murder of Herbert, Bonnie, Nancy, and Kenyon by two men, Dick Hickock and Perry Smith, came as a shock to everyone and rocked the small town to its core. One of the special agents assigned to the Clutter case even said “Of all the people in the
Although there are many definitions to explain what knowledge specifically is, it never fails to contradict ignorance. The dystopian society that Ray Bradbury creates in Fahrenheit 451 is ignorant to the vast amount of knowledge that is present in the world. This is partially the fault of the government which enforces the burning of books, but the people are also to blame. They choose to believe that “ignorance is bliss”. In contrast, “If ignorance is bliss, there should be more happy people,” (Victor Cousin).
He is also courageous because he puts up with Bob Ewell 's threats he gets because Bob knows Atticus will prove that Tom is innocent and Bob is really the guilty one. Atticus showed courage when he shot the rabid dog because he knew he was going to kill the dog because he’s a good shot but Heck Tate was relying on him to keep everyone safe and unharmed. He says that this isn’t courageous but I disagree because if he kills the dog and doesn’t miss. “ I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin
The citizens in “The Hangman” would have been more triumphant if the witnesses had stepped up and supported the solitary protester. When the protester shames the Hangman and calls him a murderer, the other townsmen “[gives] him way, and no one spoke/ Out of fear of his Hangman’s cloak (Ogden 51-52). Despite his bold actions, no bystander is brave enough to stand with him. Likewise, during the Holocaust, members who stood up, but did not have enough support from their fellow bystanders, also failed.
(52). This shows that Johnny believed that killing Bob was the only way to save Ponyboy and that he did not kill Bob out of anger and hatred. Also, Johnny risked going to jail and losing his freedom when he killed Bob in order to save Ponyboy from drowning. By risking his life and saving Ponyboy’s life, Johnny proved that when in danger, a Greaser would sacrifice himself to save another, which shows honor among the lawless. Hence, there is honor among the Greasers because risking their life for another shows great love and bravery, which are also honorable
A fair weather liberal has no prejudice but discriminates due to societal pressure. An example of this is Smiley. He is a mentally disabled man with good intentions and no prejudices. He walks around trying to sell pictures of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. Pino yells at him when he comes by the pizzeria and he goes away. Then, towards the end of the film, Smiley witnesses Raheem’s murder and laments his death.
However, it does not change for the better. In the middle of the story when he finds out Zaroff hunts fellow human beings, to Zaroff's surprise, Rainsford’s thought and reaction is utter shock and disbelief. “‘But you can’t mean-’ gasped Rainsford. ‘And why not?’”(10). Zaroff knowing Rainsford was a great hunter he hoped that Rainsford would accompany him on a hunt; however, Rainsford accuses him of being a cold-blooded killer.
The court dismisses the plea quickly because “the justice system ignores psychosocial complexities and histories in favor of black and white definitions of right and wrong” (Myers). The justice system in this time very rarely accepted pleas of insanity or mental illness. Capote wrote that “after an hour’s conversation with the defendants, the doctor rule[d] out that neither man
He is a kind, innocent man that loves Jem and Scout as if they were his own. The town views Boo as a monster, but as he leaves gifts for the children and mends Jem’s pants, the reader begins to see his true nature and learns that he is misjudged by society. Boo also saves the lives of Jem and Scout. In the process of saving the kids, Boo had to kill Bob Ewell. By killing Mr. Ewell; Boo Radley killed his innocence.
It is true that police most of the time target minorities. For example, In Charles Blow’s article he talks about how George Zimmerman did not plead guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin, and how unfair the justice system treated Martin’s Family. The first mistake was made when the neighborhood watch calls the police and told them about unusual behavior. When Zimmerman killed Trayvon, he said that the suspect was walking too slow, and it was a very suspicious behavior and he shoots him for the safety, but that was not a case ,it was more like a racial problem. In the Article Blow’s mentions “the system failed him” a lot of times, he expresses how disappointed he is about the choice of the justice system.
So, both the debate and the book have crime rates going up because of the lack of interference of the police department. The book shows ignorance because they simply don’t care, and the debate showing ignorance because of criticism. “For
From this quote readers identify the change in mood of the story. As a reader, one is aware of the progress Brent is making from the Children’s hospital to the rehabilitation center. Brent believes that when he set himself on fire, that it was a big mistake and that this action has changed his life for the worse. Brent doesn’t have any suicidal thoughts anymore, and doesn’t self-harm anymore. However, when readers learn that Brent keeps a knife under his bed and keeps a paper under his bed that says “Death”, readers are surprised to learn that Brent is falling back into his bad habits.