He is going to Alaska because he robbed a hardware store and beat a boy named Peter Driscal so badly he could have died. The Rising Action is when Cole beats up Peter because Peter told the police that Cole had broken into a hardware store; and that he robbed the store and then trashed it. After nearly killing Peter some boys from their school pulled Cole off of Peter. Cole is sent to the Circle of Justice; The Circle of Justice is an organization that is like a jury, but the punishment for your wrong doing is not so saver. At the end of the meeting the Jury decides to send Cole to Alaska.
Destruction, poverty, and violence are just a few examples of discrimination that the Black community had to go through during the 1960-1980’s , and are all similar issues portrayed in the films “Black Power Mixtape” and “Do The Right Thing”. Both films have their own story, but both reflect on the racial injustice Black citizens faced, while also educating viewers on the violence that occurred during that time through riots, and police brutality. Each film comments on African American experiences of racial injustice by telling a story of pride and power, while also demonstrating destruction, brutality, and violence throughout the Black community. The famous film directed by Spike Lee “Do The Right Thing”, focuses on racially diverse individuals who live and work in a lower class neighborhood in Brooklyn,
Furthermore, John Beattie’s theory on instrumental and expressive action can be seen in the movie Snowpiercer through the actions and roles that the low class citizens take on. This theory can broken into two parts, first part is the instrumental perspective of an act and the second is the expressive perspective. Instrumental acts are the means to achieving some goal or objective, “acts are performed primarily for their practical value” (Nye 2008, 134). Instrumental acts are present in the movie in the way that the low class citizens are treated. The citizens at the end of the train are considered the “shoes” and as such are being treated as slaves.
It’s appalling how back then people convinced themselves that they had a logical reason to commit such a horrendous hate crimes. The church is thought of as some sort of safe haven, this is where people feel the most secure. These members completely robbed these little girls, their family members, and the community of their sense of security. It is ironic how one of the safest places on earth became such a strong target for a horrible hate crime. “The mother smiled to know her child.
Despite many attempts by prominent social figures to weaken it, prejudice and racism is deeply ingrained in society. In To Kill a Mockingbird, which takes place during the Great-Depression era of Alabama, racism is a main point of debate. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses the setting, character’s tone, and Scout’s narration so that the audience can understand racism and change their attitude about it. The story centers on the trial of Tom Robinson, a black man wrongly accused of raping a white woman. The setting in the fictional town, combined with the tone given by many characters and Scout’s innocent and unbiased narration.
Twains Criticism of Society at the time of Huckleberry Finn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is an extraordinary story of growing up, morals, child abuse, con men, and a lonesome boy who must embody these themes and more throughout his remarkable adventures upon the Mississippi River within Missouri. Although Mark Twain 's novel embodies several themes, the most prominent underlying idea of Twain 's novel is his social criticism of racism as he explores the injustices society has inflicted upon the African American man while investigating the speciousness of a "civilized" society. The setting plays a vital role within the criticism of racial injustice at the time. The novel is set before the Civil War, between 1835-1845. Twain 's novel is a realistic representation of the cruelty of slavery and racism at the time.
However, even with the lack of matching DNA evidence, the boys were still convicted of the crime; they had confessed to the crime. Confessions are irresistibly persuasive, and the effects cannot be reversed. Once a confession is given, it corrupts everything else, trumping DNA evidence and even changing witness testimonies. With the prosecutor’s argument of “just because we didn’t get all of them doesn’t mean we didn’t get all of them,” the public was completely convinced that the boys had committed the crime, and once a strong belief that somebody is guilty of a crime is formed, the contradictory details do not matter. The evidence may not fit the accusation, but they do not fundamentally change the belief in their guilt.
Some universal dilemmas is justice over mercy, justice for society when a criminal who has the capability of committing another crime “to suffer evil is bad, but to do evil is much worse.”- Plato Showing mercy in this situation would benefit the society in a sense where we are ridding of a dangerous individual. Relating this to the movie The Godfather, in the movie many of the mobsters were family men, and their lives were regulated and lived with family. Although they claim to be loving towards their family they commit severe crimes on a daily basis. They have been convicted of many crimes, and have admitted that they would not commit crimes again. They also rejected the claims which they were being accused of.
I believe lower-class communities are not offered the same opportunities as upper-class. However, there are certain opportunities that are offered in these communities and individuals choose not to take advantage of it, because it is easier to get the money than to work for the money, i.e. welfare. I think it affects the younger population the most because they don’t have encouragement all around. For instance, they might have great programs in the community, counselors who believe in them, teachers who are supportive, but if they go home to a parent who is mentally abusing them and badgering them, then they will feel worthless because that person whom they believe and have trusted their whole life is right, they will never amount to nothing.
However, for most people, their suffering is immeasurably increased knowing that the person who murdered their family member or friend –and who in many cases, inflicted unimaginable terror– is not only alive, but also being cared for (Prager). It is important to not lose objectiveness and remember that the killers did the initial wrong and they should be punished for their actions. Recalling the murder provided in the beginning, do you believe that instead of McCorquodale receiving the death penalty, he should have been given life in prison because capital punishment is “inhumane”? The death penalty is an easy way out for murderers, and serves some sense of
Chester and his friend were members, but they messed up when they talked about their gang’s inner workings. They were set up by their gang by placing a guy for them to kill and get arrested. This is how MS-13 keeps its order, by creating examples out of people. Even though Chester and his friend were not killed, he still faced punishment for his act of betrayal. The other type of control would be to jump in their members.
I feel that he should have gotten some time in jail because he claims to have been there at the scene and helped to bury Hae. When Jay started getting heavily questioned he had a very guilty tone of voice to himself. His voice dimmed down and then raised to an almost yell. I could almost place the reactions
This quote displays the amount of respect that lies amongst the greasers. They care enough for each other to go to jail for each other’s crimes. Many of the greasers would put others before themselves, especially if it meant facing the terrible consequences of something else. The consequence it isn’t as bad especially when you know you did it for the greater
)So when a black police officer pulled over Coates’s friend and eventually killed him, a history of racism contributed to that event. Coates saw the system and not the individual as responsible. Ta-Nehesi Coates ability to make the reader feel these events and emotions makes a psychological impact on many as it did the author himself. Living through the words of the author and feeling the experience. All these events make the reader question, what kind of country is America that it can make a reasonable person like me live in perpetual fear for my life, and for a better future alongside the thought whether that future can be obtained.
However, in Sutherland’s differential association theory he states that criminal behavior is learned from your intimate groups and the definitions of committing crime outweigh the unfavorable definitions (Scarpitti 2009). Since these offenders vary from investors to corrupt public officials they must have learned this behavior from someone they trusted and respected. Someone eventually told them it was “ok” to act this way and once they got enough of these definitions favorable to this crime they started committing it themselves. For example, a new police officer joins the force and the officer training him is doing some “under the table” dealings while out I the field. The new police officer talks to other members in the department and they reinforce these definitions favorable to this criminal behavior.