He feels instant regret for his actions, and he “would give much if [Duval] would but stay alive” (Remarque 221). Paul experiences immediate guilt. Comparably, the main focus in “A Warrior’s Moral Dilemma” is Nick Rudolph, a 22-year-old Marine, who in a desperate gun battle outside Marjah, Afghanistan, found himself killing an Afghan boy. Nick “only [has] a split second to decide,” and out of instinct and necessity, “he squeezes the trigger and ends the boys’ life” (Wood). Similar to Paul, Nick is put in a situation where he must temporarily suspend his moral principle and act by instinct.
Ince Candy’s dog was Candy’s best friend, George knew how much pain Candy went through when he had to witness his own dog getting killed by somebody other than himself. George knew that he had to kill Lennie himself. The facts that Curley would have killed Lennie if George didn’t, Lennie’s disability was only a burden, and George had to look out for himself all prove that George was not wrong in euthanizing Lennie. These three reasons justify the actions that George had to take. George was not wrong in killing Lennie in the way that George had only good motives and was only looking out for
He is so loyal to Amir that there is one quote in the novel that proves it, “For you, a thousand times over.” This quote stuck with me because it is showing how he will absolutely do anything for his friend, even if it means that he could pay the consequences. For instance there was a part of the novel where Amir asks Hassan to throw the fruit at him and hurt him as hard and as much as he wants but instead all Hassan did was hit himself with the fruit proving that he will never do anything to hurt his friend, he splits hits himself with the pomegranate which opens it and asks Amir if he is happy yet and walks home. “Then Hassan did pick up a pomegranate. He walked toward me. He opened it and crushed it against his own forehead.
Everyone thinks that Slim is the judge and whatever he says is the right thing to do. Candy then commits to the cause for his dog’s greater good. Candy didn’t want to kill the dog himself and lets Carlson to do it. When the dog was killed, Candy regrets on not killing his dog himself because he didn’t want someone who didn’t care for the dog to kill it. He wanted to show the dog that it was the best for him and it was for his mercy.
He began to understand the distinction between his own rights and wrongs on his own and questioned “the use you learning to do right, when it’s troublesome to do right and aint no trouble to do wrong” (69). 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).
"(Golding 154) The killing of Simon provides evident that the boys are willing to kill and maim whatever they think is the beast. The way the boys killed Simon is also important in the civility of the boys, they did not bother to check whether what they were attacking was actually the beast, showing the bloodlust they boys have. There
The beast was just a farcical idea that the littleluns embed in their mind. However, it was also the one that initiated the savagery within them. “There isn’t a snake thing. But if there was a snake we’d hunt and kill it.” (36). Before chapter 2, Jack was afraid to kill the pig.
After Jem and Scout were given Air rifles Atticus tells them, “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit'em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” (Lee 93). Atticus is telling us to never harm an innocent being because they do nothing but benefit the world. So in Atticus’s eyes it’s such a horrible thing to harm innocence that it is tantamount to a sin, and a sin is something that should be avoided at all costs. Also, by extension if harming innocents is a sin, then doing right by them would be a great good
It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what” (Lee 149). When Atticus says this it’s realized that Ms. Dubose wasn’t the only courageous person in the novel beating her painkiller addiction before dying but Atticus was courageous too knowing he wasn’t going to win the trial but doing it anyway no matter what came his way. A mockingbird represents a lot in this novel. For one it represented Tom Robinson. When his children receive guns Atticus strictly says not to kill mockingbirds.
He regarded Rainsford quizzically. ‘I refuse to believe that so modern and civilized a young man as you seem to be harbors romantic ideas about the value of human life. Surely your experiences in the war--’‘Did not make me condone cold-blooded murder,’ finished Rainsford stiffly(Connell, Paragraph 113-114). His tactics to survive are brutal, but it’s what he has to do. He makes traps for Zaroff to fall into, tried to crush the General with a tree and stabs Ivan, General Zaroff’s personal bodyguard.
Hassan starts out at the beginning of the book, protecting Amir from the wrath of Hassan’s father, even though we all know that Amir if the main cause of the problem, Hassan has taken upon himself to protect Amir from the wrath: “Yes, Father, Hassan would mumble, looking down at his feet. But he never told on me. Never told that the mirror, like shooting walnuts at the neighbor 's dog, was always my idea” (Hosseini 4). This relationship is pretty strong. Making up lies about the actions of another person is like, way up there in friendship status, but, by the end of the reading, we learn some horrible news, after Hassan gets the surgery to repair his cleft, the last words of chapter five read: “ Because that was the winter that Hassan stopped smiling” (Hosseini 47).