The speech, Mr. Wiesel showed to the audience that he knows of these events firsthand because he shared his own personal suffering and established ethos by telling the story in first person. He argued about the guilt of past violent events and proclaimed that said events could have been avoided if humanity had been less indifferent. He stated that had someone have intervened earlier, these events could have been avoided. Nonetheless, Mr. Wiesel still showed gratitude to those who intervened and fought those responsible for the hardship of himself and his people. However, he still did not understand why they did not do an intervention at an earlier time to avoid the suffering of thousands of people.
Wiesel’s speech shows how he worked to keep the memory of those people alive because he knows that people will continue to be guilty, to be accomplices if they forget. Furthermore, Wiesel knows that keeping the memory of those poor, innocent will avoid the repetition of the atrocity done in the future. The stories and experiences of Wiesel allowed for people to see the true horrors of what occurs when people who keep silence become “accomplices” of those who inflict pain towards humans. To conclude, Wiesel chose to use parallelism in his speech to emphasize the fault people had for keeping silence and allowing the torture of innocent
Seeing my goalie partners response to how my coach handled the situation versus how he responded to a more empathetic and calm approach was night and day. After the outburst with our coach, his body language and attitude was resentful and his performance got worse and worse. When he was shown empathy and was made to feel that he wasn’t alone in his struggle however, he was more responsive to what I had to say and was able to calm down and regain a more stable mindset. The second was that if you allow your own emotions to get caught up with how you deal with people in a crisis it can intensify the situation. When my coach yelled back at the other goalie during his crisis he didn’t take his own emotions and the other goalies emotions, into consideration.
When Cole Matthews was given banishment, he had many opportunities to reflect on his numerous crimes, and his behavior. As the chapters are progressed it is clear that Cole does not treat banishment for its actual reason. Banishment was for Cole to realize his actions and how he could make up for them. Cole wanted to take banishment as a subsitide for jail, because he didn’t want to be incarcerated. Cole’s constant negative attitude, discouraging behavior, and actions got the best out of him.
If he had chosen to confess, in the process lying and compromising his morals, the audience would not really have blamed him. In our day and age, the trend is still towards following the majority. We often stifle our own conscience so that we are not ourselves condemned, and though we applaud those who uphold it, we usually do not have the strength of character to do so ourselves. Proctor's death becomes a moral exclamation point, and it would have a profound effect on modern audiences. The Crucible has much to offer an audience in 2014.
Tom begins to change once he witnesses it. His anxiety and guilt about Muff Potter’s fate are clear in the scenes he tries to get Huck to reconsider their vow to secrecy. The decision he finally makes (the decision to tell the courtroom about how the murder really went) is independent by every implication, however. Tom decides to follow his conscience despite his devotion to his loyalty to Huck, his superstition, and his own personal safety. Before the courtroom, Muff Potter tells Tom and Huck “You’ve been mighty good to me boys-better’n anybody else in this town.
Despite the narrator's guilt over the situation, he is not to blame for his brother's death. He may have treated him with indifference and occasional malice, both of which are displayed by his words and actions in the story, but in the end, those words and actions were not the primary cause of Doodle's death. We as readers know that his condition is what eventually led to his certain death, and that from the very beginning, Doodle was supposed to have died many times before. The fact that he had lasted as long as he had was a fact of sheer amazement.
I think the focal point of the speech was him looking at his own morality. He was empathizing in his speech was that even though a great many people looked up to him and admire him he was not be idolized because he is just a man and like all men there will be a day when he will die and that it would take each and every one to continue to fight after he is gone. I with think he was giving hope to people hope that through his vision he saw that their goal would be achieved in the fight for equality and that they shouldn’t be discouraged with the challenges that they were currently facing because through their continues fight this will be
Raskolnikov expresses clear remorse for his actions, and any other person would regret the decision of taking another person’s life- but instead, Raskolnikov shows his internal struggle with his identity and sense of self. He says that he spent nights on end trying to work things out within himself- so much that he wanted to be able to start over again like it had never happened. He then goes on to explain his thought processes before he committed the crime at all. He desperately claims that he was well aware of what he was doing- and if he hadn’t, it would be much simpler for him to explain or even try to excuse. He committed this crime knowing full well what he was doing, and rather, questioned himself in other ways that do not include morale.
Once Huck comes to the realization that he is technically committing a crime, his conscience kept saying, “But you knowed he was running for his freedom, and you could a paddled ashore and told somebody” (109). Huck feels nothing but guilt for doing such a thing when in reality, he is just being a good friend. The law forces Huck to question his actions time and time again, to the point where he almost betrays Jim. It poisons people’s brains into believing they are above different races. Although Huck looks down upon Jim, he truly did care about him.