In Jin Ha’s short story “Saboteur”, a man named Mr. Chiu is wrongfully accused of a crime he did not commit and is unreasonably punished. He is imprisoned unjustly and is forced to admit his wrongdoing, but he maintains his innocence and refuses to take part in the police department’s deceit. Eventually the police department’s lies and cruelty drives Mr. Chiu to seek revenge. Ha develops characterization through the use of methods of characterization, character traits, and the significance of the character 's traits to illustrate how the abuse of political power ultimately leads to the deterioration of humanity in a person. Ha utilizes the method of characterization to demonstrate how the abuse of political power leads to insurgence.
Gopnik implies that the general populace is hypocritical to the fact that prison is a cruelty in itself. The citizens of the the United States preach moral equality and the wrongdoings of their government, yet they fail to realize the horrors that occur when trapped in a cell the size of your bathroom. The article makes great points against the criminal- justice system and their cruel punishment towards prisoners, but the author has failed to persuade me because although their current state in the system might be wrong, it doesn 't take from the fact that they are convicted felons who need to do their time, even if
Machiavelli insists that living a life deprived of sin is unsustainable given the corrupt nature of our peers, which justified immoral and unethical actions: “Because they [men, author’s note] are bad and do not keep their promises to you, you likewise do not have to keep yours to them” (65). Machiavelli thus advises princes to favor cruelty over mercy when balancing the two is not possible, since mercy will be abused and lead to the demise of the prince: ”men have less hesitation in injuring one who makes himself loved than one who makes himself hated” (62). Indeed, Hannibal and Scipio both possessed remarkable qualities with regards to military strategy. Yet, while Hannibal is remembered as a great leader, Scipio is not for the former gained unwavering respect through fear while the former failed to successfully establish his
Socrates effectively conveys the cave as a symbol for how complacent the world has become as a result of his imagery. People are okay with staying in the cave and not going out into the real world, despite the exciting news are told from those who have been freed. By not going out into the real world, the truth can never be revealed to the prisoners, they would rather judge others for making up supposedly false stories. People becoming complacent to their own norms and hiding from the truth holds them back from developing beautiful experiences, which is why Socrates shares his story with Glaucon. The world needs to come out of the
People are often averse to the truth. Plato wrote “The Apology” in order illuminate the hostility towards real truth because he believed he had an obligation to reveal how easily thought could be manipulated. Plato documents Socrates’s final address to the jury before he is due for execution. Socrates had been accused of using such embellished language throughout his explanations that he had caused a severe confusion to the people and then an eventual embarrassment; thus, allowing the people to reject what Socrates had been trying to preach. This creates a dismissal of Socrates’ ideas throughout the people and generates an even greater divide of thought.
In these letters, “townspeople” wrote to Brutus explaining how much they disliked Caesar. It was intended for Brutus to believe these letters, which he did. Brutus agreed to help kill Caesar only because he thought he was helping the people of Rome. If the Conspirators would have never asked him to join, Brutus would not have given killing Caesar a thought. If Brutus would have never seen the forged letters, he would have continued believing the people of Rome trusted in Caesar.
Also, he wouldn’t be able to look at the shadows and discuss about them with the other prisoners like before because he was now a way more knowledgeable man than the rest. If he told the other prisoners what he had seen outside the cave and what they had been believing was mere a phantom, the uneducated prisoners definitely wouldn’t believe him and would rather stay in the cave continually. This passage is an analogy of what is like to be a philosopher trying to educate the public. The alienation of the returned prisoner is what all truth tellers might expect. A gory example is that in real life Socrates was sentenced to death by the Greek government for disrupting the social order.
Ambition 's debt is paid.” (III, I, 90-91). This is Brutus trying to comfort the people and get them to listen to what they had to say about murdering him. The conspirators feared tyranny and they were willing to do anything to be free of it. But, they wouldn’t know how the people would react so they were giving them a reason to a
Judge Turpin tries to be a good father to Johanna by keeping her safe from all the evil in the world, but in the process he keeps her locked away from the rest of the world, threatens to kill a harmless young man who likes Johanna, and as a last resort he decides the best way to keep her safe is to marry her. Judge Turpin abuses his power as the judge and send Benjamin Barker to prison for life in Australia for a crime he did not commit and in his twisted mind he was getting a criminal out over his town. Sweeney Todd has been called a "morality play". The inferred moral of the story is to treat others the way you want to be treated, not to hold a grudge against people, and not to become obsessed with something. We are warned to treat others with respect, not hold grudges, and not become obsessive or you will become like Sweeney Todd.
During the interaction, Hamlet would seem to intend to harm; he will direct the cruelty of Nero, alleged to have killed his mother, to assist him “speak daggers” to his mother; however, he has no intent of committing a crime. In 1 Henry IV, deception has been used by some characters to hide some crimes or suspicious actions. For instance, Prince Harry uses a monolog to Falstaff and his colleagues, though they have left the room, abandoning Harry alone in the room. In this address, it shows deception that eventually he cast off the act and show his real dignified nature. The nature of Hal in Henry IV play mirror deceit of character widespread even in Hal is disposed to spend his time with the low-class people, but in the end, he says" I imitate the sun…" (Cox 337).
Michael Scofield gets himself in enough trouble in order for him to get sent to the same penitentiary as his brother’s in. Michael’s main idea is to get his brother Lincoln Burrow’s out of the prison, who has been set up and wrongly convicted, and will be incarcerated within a shorter amount of time, giving Michael a tight deadline. Michael is no harm to anybody in the prison; however, he breaks a lot of rules, and one of them is getting his brother out of jail. Michael accomplished tricking the whole system and planning on how to get his brother out of jail, meanwhile the prison guard’s believed they were just working.
In Nabokov’s “Invitation to Beheading” and Shalamov’s “An Individual Assignment,” totalitarian society represents a metaphorical prison that deprives the characters of their freedom and only through the renewal of their individual freedoms can the character’s break from their oppressors. In “Invitation to Beheading” Cincinnatus is imprisoned and sentenced to death for not fitting in with society and the opaqueness of his soul. Cincinnatus was always different throughout his life, but he managed to hide his strangeness. Eventually the masking of his unnatural behaviors subsides with his wife’s disloyalty and he is arrested and sentenced to death. In “An Individual Assignment” Dugaev is educated and is seen as a threat to the totalitarian