Damien Echols Argumentative Essay Being punished for a crime you didn’t commit, but constantly getting finger-pointed by others because of what they read on the news is wrong! When someone goes through such a hard time their only thing they want to do is go back to normal life as it was before. For those always being judgemental and just only seeing it as “Oh you went to jail, or you stole this, you said that.” One simple action is just going to define a person? Their is a boy named Damien Echols that was wrongfully accused of murdering 3 little boys with by looking at only how he looked and acted.
¨He hit me again and again...¨(Lee, 241) Those words of Mayella Ewell helped put Tom Robinson, an innocent man, in jail. Mayella Ewell is a member of the Ewells, the “scum” of Maycomb County, who live in the town dump and depend on food stamps and illegal trapping to survive. Mayella is a liar who won’t admit her wrongs and is willing to put someone who did nothing wrong in jail just so she won 't get in trouble with her father. She also lies to cover up a secret she has, so the people in Maycomb will not know the truth about her.
He simply wants Tom to have a fair trial. Atticus tries to help Tom and is almost killed while guarding his jail cell before the trial. Even though Bob Ewell won the case, he lost his already damaged reputation. After this happens, Bob decides to attack Atticus’ children in a last attempt to get back at him.
It’s to keep him from using his intelligence. There’s rules in the society, and everyone has gotten used to them. Harrison Bergeron, their son, on the other hand, doesn’t respect the norms, and has been placed in jail for committing crimes. This story shows the struggle of society and how it tries to prevent people from standing apart from the crowd. The author shows this when he wrote
His eagerness to find the truth, yet not get caught in the mob set him apart from the other judges. He is the first in the court to question their justice, and inevitably loses all former weight he held in the court, mainly due to his own exodus. With this the voice of reason in the novel is also crushed, leaving only false accusations and hysteria. The day John Proctor is scheduled to hang, Mary Warrens deposition, and his first arrival in Salem all shaped him into the desperate character the reader witnesses and sympathizes with at the end of The Crucible by Arthur
Bob Ewell was a racist, a liar, and he attempted to kill two children because their father was trying to stand up for what’s right. Even Boo Radley who stayed locked up in his house all day could tell you this much about Bob. The last reason I believe it was Boo is because Boo does all his work where nobody can see him. Like I said previously when telling about the nice things he did for the kids, he wasn’t seen.
Instead of being sent to a detention centre, his father locked him up in his house and now he is mentally unstable from the years of isolation. The mockingbird also has a compelling importance due to the connections with Boo Radley and Tom Robinson. Harper Lee uses juxtaposition to highlight the contrast of a black man and a white man facing racism and discrimination.
I believe one can decipher their own values, even if everyone thinks differently. Huck negated the public by feeling a dedication to his own beliefs and deciding his own morals. To emphasize the anxiety of living as an outsider in the community, Colonel Sherburn yelled, “Why don’t your juries hang murderers? Because they’re afraid the man’s friends will shoot them in the back, in the dark” (110). Nobody wants to be the one disagreeing with everyone else for the reason it puts a target on their back as the odd one out.
Atticus endangered the life of himself and all the people around him. “ It was Miss Stephanie’s pleasure to tell us: this morning Mr. Bob Ewell stopped Atticus on the post office corner, spat in his face, and told him he’d get him if it took the rest of his life”(Lee 290). Atticus knew that he would have started something in the beginning when he took the court case because he knew he would shame and ruin Mr. Ewell’s reputation and it would entice Mr. Ewell to attack. As Atticus knew Mr. Ewells threats he did not think that Mr. Ewell would Attack Scout and Jem after the pageant. “He’s dead, Mr. Finch”(Lee 357).
Daru not wanting to take responsibility, chose to leave the choice to the convict. Not all choices are made to please every single person; the Arabic man’s friends threatened Daru, thinking he turned in the prisoner. In reality all humans are responsible for their actions, good or bad, and must define themselves over time with the choices that they make. To most people, letting an accused killer run away is not a proper way of thinking. What would you do, let him free or be cautious and attend the prisoner all the
This can be seen in The Crucible when Hale attempts to convince the accused to confess to their crimes in order to save their lives even if they are wrongly accused. Hale says to Elizabeth Proctor “Goody Proctor, your husband is marked to hang this morning.” (The Crucible, Act IV, Miller, 131) when he initiates his attempt to convince Mrs. Proctor to influence John Proctor to confess. Hale has become frustrated with the court system and is now attempting to convince all of the accused to confess to a crime they didn’t do in order to save all of their lives. Another parallel between the incidents dramatized in The Crucible and the acts during the 1950’s due to McCarthyism is that in both instances, the community was extremely religion based.
How Edward Bloor expresses the saying is “The truth shall set you free” is that when Paul was under the bleachers. He saw that Louis came up to Erik because Erik had slapped his little brother Tino. He came up to defend Tino but then Erik told his minion Arthur to hit Louis. Paul witnessed the death of Louis but he did not tell the truth because he was afraid of what Erik would do to him.
Law 21 clearly states that if a thief has stolen property, he shall be put to death and hanged at the scene(Doc D). While others may say this is fair and that he deserves it, this law does not demarcate between official documents or a toy. Many of our youth have played harmless tricks on their peers and if they 're caught, even if it’s a dare, they shall die a painful and torturous death. This removes one man from society and it lowers the moral of the city and in turn, Babylonian, crippling it.
What would you do if you were separated from your home and your family to become a refugee during a war? Do you think you would survive? In Linda Sue Park’s A Long Walk to Water, The Sudanese Civil War breaks out in Salva’s village and he must run away from his home and family in an effort to survive. In order to overcome the many difficulties he is faced with, Salva uses three main survival factors; hope, persistence, and his uncle’s support.