In addition, according to social control theory, Bundy should not have strayed towards a life of crime. But if his family and his own personal guilt wasn’t enough, then it is likely that the direct control of the law would be ineffective as well. Bundy was raised in a healthy environment with good, upstanding parents who knew to teach him right from wrong with a church family to back them up. Even with all of these factors influencing him to be a good person, Bundy will still go down in infamy as one of America’s most notorious serial killers. Generally speaking, the deterrence theory is an encouraging concept but it is much harder to put into play than people would think.
Atticus teaches his children, Scout and Jem the important lesson of placing oneself in another’s position before going to judge him or her by asking them not to bother a character called Boo Radley. Boo Radley, a man never seen outside his house, ever, has superstition and rumors about him in the society of Maycomb since he never comes out. When Scout and Jem cannot get Boo to come out of his house, Scout remembered that earlier, Atticus had told her that “‘...if [she can] learn a simple trick, [she’ll] get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. [She’ll] never really understand a person until [she considers] things from his point of view...until [she climbs] into his skin and [walks] around in it’” (39). Atticus knows that there is a reason why Boo Radley does not come out of his house, why he told Scout and Jem not to bother him.
Jem believes that Tom Robinson will be found innocent because Atticus has been able to provide reasonable controversy. Tom could not have beaten Mayella because he has no use of his left arm. However, justice is not served in the court trial prejudice and animosity takes the day, and Jem is crushed. When in a courtroom you are innocent until proven however Tom entered this case being considered guilty until being proven guilty because of the discrimination against is skin colour. “Someone had filled our knothole with cement […] “Hidy do, Mr. Nathan,” he said.
This pushback is shown by multiple instances in which Jem and Scout are made fun of for their father is a “n****r lover”. Secondly, Atticus knows he is going to lose the case for he knows that the moral character of Maycomb is not high enough to be able to see true innocence on account of evidence. This realization did not deter him, for he believed that “the one place a man should get a square deal is in a courtroom” (295). Thus he delivered on behalf of his morals and completed the case. This again shows moral courage, for Atticus knew that he if he forfeited his defense of Tom Robinson the ridicule would stop.
In the book “The Kite Runner” by “ Khaled Hosseini ” it states “ Childrens aren’t coloring books .You don’t get to fill them with your favorite colors “ ( pg 21) . From this quote I can infer that Amir’s father thought that what Amir did was dumb and rare , he thought that his kid should he like him . He didn 't understand why his son prefers to stay at home and write . In the excerpt “Father ” by “Alice Walker ” it states “ Im positive my father never understood why you wrote ” (paragraph 2) . This quote demonstrates that Alice the narrator knew that his father never understood why she wrote .
Not an old Uncle, but a strong young Negro man. No code mattered to her before she broke it, but it came crashing down on her afterwards," (pg. 208). Atticus helped Tom Robinson even though his life and the lives of his children were threatened and he was able to get the judge to consider letting Tom go free. Atticus is treated poorly because the actions he chooses to take go against the cultural norms of his society.
Hoyt saved this 14 year- old from possibly getting raped. Because he knew what he saw going on in the alley wasn’t normal and he could tell something was wrong. Hoyt handled the situation on his own, because that’s his job. He didn’t care what Alonzo had to say but Hoyt wasn’t tolerating what was happening. This is also Universalism.
The hunger and desire for power can lead to relationships being damaged. However, bad relationships can lead to the loss of power. It is also seen that kind people make better rulers, whereas unkind rulers are easily overthrown. The Tempest does a good job of showing the effect power has on relationships, and the way it can either strengthen or ruin a bond. This is important because the way a ruler treats his subjects strongly affects how much influence he has over them.
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.
Markus shows us the humanity in everyone, he shows us how Liesel and Rudy are not criminals but people trying to belong. He portrays them as having the inability to say sorry or remorse for the actions therefore making them seem criminal minded. Liesel and Rudy for example are seen as criminals due to stealing apples from peoples stalls however never showing any remorse or sympathy for their actions. Liesel and Rudy’s actions link to modern day society and contain strong messages about identity and
Mark didn’t want to understand the concept of right or wrong. He just did what he wanted, and he paid the consequences later. He was a trustworthy guy, and he was able to smooth talk his way out of trouble. He was good at stealing, but he didn’t feel any guilt for it (Hinton 25). Mark stole the principal’s car to go see his parole officer about stealing cars, proving that he doesn’t care about the concept of wrong and right because he kept doing the same thing over and over (Hinton 73).
Imagine what they might think for the society when they get the right to make a decision for the society. Think about the values they might have for the society if they did something wrong, that had a bad affect to the society. If they destroyed our values in the past how do we know of which values they have in mind. Is it for a good cause of the society ar a bad cause to the society? Though, criminals should have second chance in their life to change their bad habits, and be a good influence.
This also empowers the attackers, as they know that their victims cannot legally fight back with lethal force. Stand your ground laws create a situation where criminals are immediately stopped in the act. To put it normatively, the common man should not be punished for taking a life in self-defense, and should not be forced to retreat when his life is threatened by another person. The only people whom this law directly hurts are those who chose to perpetuate violent crime. Repealing stand your ground laws would simply protect those who threaten the lives of
For example, when Atticus calls "Good evening, Mrs. Dubose! You look a picture this evening," (PAGE NUMBER) despite Atticus knowing of Mrs. Dubose 's views of him being a horrible parent who doesn 't take care of his children and "trash" who supports racial equality (he treats her good). Harper Lee portrays Mrs. Dubose 's attitude through the eyes of Scout to show how the children view their father as a fearless character, "It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived." Page 134. This quote demonstrates how Scout originally thinks bravery is a man behind a gun, but can acknowledge that her father being kind to even the most cruel characters, is an act of bravery as well.