The death of a loved one or a family member can be very traumatic for a family. More often than not, the family of the loved one who passed is left distraught, confused as to why this happened. This confusion, like the confusion Mattie Ross goes through in True Grit by Charles Portis when her father is murdered, leads to revenge and violence. This revenge and violence, even though it is bad, is seen as valid by the person avenging the death of their loved one. It’s seen as giving an eye for an eye.
Painful, lengthy executions constitute violations of the 8th Amendment, which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment”(NCADP). Capital punishment can give 2nd hand trauma to the victims & the families. Studies show that the Death Penalty can cause additional harm to the families. The death penalty can even cause the family to be traumatized by two deaths if the offender and the victim are related or friends. People can actually be traumatized because of a man named Carol Pickett, a minister who witnessed almost 100 executions in Texas, attributed his severe health problems to the stress involved with executions.
Yonge to Her Husband,” Mary Wortley Montagu discuses marriage and adultery. Montagu is facing major issues with her husband. She is married but she has an affair with someone else same as her husband they both cheating on each other, but she is the one who is facing the situation and got the punishment. She wrote this letter to show how unfair it is for her to be treated this way and she is saying one of the reasons when she wrote at the poem: “Think not this paper comes with vain pretense/To move your pity, or to mourn the ‘offense” (1-2). We understand her absence of choices: grieving, not able to discover any solution.
Transitioning to Act Three we see a side of Elizabeth that wouldn’t expect which would be dishonesty to save John from his death. Elizabeth being known through Salem for never telling a lie, is asked to tell the truth about John committing adultery so they can both be free. “I came to think he fancied her. And so one night I lost my wits I think, and put out on the highroad,” (1148). From that quote she broke her streak of honesty because she couldn’t tell if John wanted her to tell the truth, so she lied to court about John not being a lecher.
Vanessa brought up the point, a little while after someone mentioned the murder, that honoring family and virginity is culturally related, as opposed to religiously. I agreed because if the Vicario twins’ motives were reasoned by religion, Santiago Nasar’s punishment would, most likely, not have been the same. It was then brought up by Zoe that social class plays a big part od Santiago’s murder/death. Because Vanessa made the point that Angela Vicario lied to her brothers that it was Santiago who took her virginity because him being wealthy should have protected him. I agreed with Vanessa and disagreed with Zoe based off of class not mattering to the Vicario twins when they killed Santiago; the discussion then became culture versus class.
When victims are being killed or injured, many of the families would want to make sure the criminal would attempt another crime. On the night of August 31, Kermit Alexander’s “...mother, sister and two nephews were cold-heartedly shot to death” (Top 10 Pro & Con Arguments). Putting an individual on this penalty would result in the person not harming anybody else, and gives the victim’s family a closure knowing the killer is gone. Additionally, a perspective on why the death penalty should not be eradicated is because of its deterrence. David Muhlhausen, a researcher says that “between executions and reduced murder rates...
John Proctor has a reversal in fortune after he has an affair with Abigail. His affair with Abigail led to Abigail accusing Elizabeth of practicing witchcraft. If Proctor had used better judgement and not had an affair with Abigail, life would have been much better for Proctor and his family. When Proctor confesses to his affair he states, “A man may think God sleeps, but God sees everything, I know it now. I beg you, sir, I beg you—see her what she is.
In conclusion, I think that Hamlet 's actions were justified because if you put yourself in his place, the possibility of murdering your father 's murderer would undoubtedly be an option that would be in anyone 's head. Especially after what they did to you and your family. Besides all that, he took your father 's throne, which should have been yours. As if tragedies were not enough, one last calamity adds to so much suffering, the lady of your life, Ophelia, committed suicide because she lost her father and you murdered
The case of Marivic Genosa validly invoke the "battered woman syndrome" as constituting self defense for treachery attended the killing of her abusive, immature, irresponsible, alcoholic and violent husband while sleeping. The regional trial court in Ormoc found Marivic guilty "beyond reasonable doubt" of parricide and sentence her to death. The court however, is not discounting the possibility of self-defense arising from the battered woman syndrome for in may defined as a woman "who is repeatedly subjected to any forceful physical or psychological behavior by a man in order to coerce her to do something she wants her to do without concern for her rights." First, each of the phases of the cycle of violence must be proven to have characterized at least two battering episodes between the appellant and her intimate partner. Second, the final acute battering episode preceding the killing of the batterer must have produced in the battered person's mind an actual fear of an imminent harm from her batterer and an honest belief that she needed to use force in order to save her life.
They had persuaded the jury to believe that George Zimmerman had killed Trayvon believing he was a danger to himself or others. 19 year-old Rachel Jeantel was the last person to speak to Trayvon. They believed that the witness was “Ghetto Trash.” The prosecution did not get the jury to believe that the case was a murder.
T.L.O is relying on court president which is similar to the case of Mapp vs Ohio, that if you don’t have a warrant and you go in and find evidence that that is excluded from trial so they shouldn’t be able to use the contents of T.L.O’s purse. This case is a restraint case because it’s not going to change the rules of the school, it’s going to allow for the search. The court argues that it is correct that students do have an expectation of privacy. No student should expect to have a full scale body search. They also say that there needs to be a balancing test with schools ability to have law and order to run classes to make sure legal activities and drugs aren’t in the school to get in the way of educational objectives.
Finding Balance and preserving rights to the union and people is just what the Founding Fathers did. The declaration separated nations from Great Britain to obtain that freedom they needed to feel independent. While the constitution keeps the nation in content. Federalist 10 took care of factions and helped republic government. The way the founding fathers found balance was with preserving individual rights, with the help of federalist 10 and forming a strong long lasting union.
Last but not least, the Bill of Rights, made to ensure the ratification of states, ensured all of the people’s rights. The Bill of Rights, also known as the first ten amendments of the Constitution, states the fundamental rights of a citizen in America, and made sure that the government that was made to guide and govern over the citizens would not misuse its powers, and only use it for a just cause. Probably having the most significant effect of all, the Bill of Rights, made sure what the people fought for came to life, and guaranteed equal rights for all of the American people and generation to