He is arrogant and has high authority. He fails to examine evidence critically or to act when he could to stop the hysteria. Even at the end, when it’s obvious that the society is disintegrating, he refuses to see the role that the witchcraft trials and hangings have played in it. He jails and sentences many to death for refusing to ‘admit’ that they were witches. He encourages Proctor to sign the testimony even though he knows it is a lie shows how truly bad he is as he says ‘Come then, sign your testimony’ Protagonist: John Proctor he’s a protagonist is related to Proctor 's choice to take a high moral ground at the end and die rather than lying to save himself—this shows a change of character in Proctor.
According to Flanagan (2000), whether the trial itself was illegal has been debated ever since the trial was held (p. 132). It is difficult to determine if another person in his place would have been sentenced to death, or if the trial itself was lawful. The jury that would determine the fate of Riel is said to have been stacked against him, as it was not a mixture of the people who occupied the region: “all six jurors were white, Anglophone, and Protestant” (Groarke, 2013, p.5). The defence lawyers did not have a secure plan and did not accurately present the legal or moral side of Louis Riel’s case. The major defence that was brought forward was deeming the man insane and incapable of comprehending the difference between right and wrong.
A famous businessman Mark Hopkins once said "Religion without morality is a superstition and a curse, and morality without religion is impossible." Mark Hopkins suggests that without God and set goals, morals are not possible and cannot be achieved without a religious background. Therefore, both works lack God and morality, leaving the people involved to have no purpose in life. Throughout the short story "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut, unlawful and unjustly actions are taken by the corrupt government. People such as Harrison and George are being abused by the government in the name of equality.
The Big Brother is the most important figure of the book and this dystopia. He’s not a character, he’s an idea that tells everyone there’s no such thing as free will. So he is an imaginary being in an imaginary world. Orwell’s utopia is more of a warning message as there weren’t many surveillance cameras around (they were usually used in military bases) when it was written. I believe he wanted to show how these technologies can be abused and hurt everything that makes us human.
The sheriff feels sorry for miss quentin This shows that the times of always siding with the man are starting to change “I’m Jason Compson, see if you can stop me. See if you can elect a man to office that can stop me loves him and that he has power over everyone Jason doesn 't really seem to believe in god or the concepts of christianity even though he is supposed to be a proper southern boy. When Jason gets hit the only thing he really cares about and the thing he fixates on is the fact that there is no blood. I don 't think he wants to see the blood because it reminds him that he is in fact human and reminds him of his family bloodline and the possibility that he could in fact be the end of it ” pg 199. Jason really believes in his heart that he is the greatest and that he can do no wrong, the part about electing someone talks about how he thinks the entire world For the first time in his life jason seems just about to give up due to his headache He is mad because he has been outwitted by the ‘weaker
Though essential to them, the townsfolk are unaware and begin to question why they continue to participate in such the barbaric ritual of selecting a villager at random, and stoning them to death. Peer pressure and conformity are the reasons that the clear majority of these villagers are participating. One of the frightening elements of this tradition, is that it seems eternal. The townsfolk are unaware of the origin of “The Lottery”, and by the sounds of Old Man Warner practically forcing the townsfolk to allow the ritual to continue, there seems to be no end in sight. The lack of knowledge about the tradition, shows just how strong the tradition has become.
Here is a example of the theme from the book “He barely liked his family-and by family he meant his older brother. Tom.” The conflict is that Benny and Tom do not have a good relationship and have grudges against each other. If you hold grudges against your family or do not have a good relationship with your family, you will have no one to fall back on and you will be by yourself. Another example of the theme from the book is “Sorry, Benny- I forgot. Point is, you got family of some kind, right?” This example shows that you will always have some type of family, even if you don’t know
Along with the way that Huck treated Jim, Twain made him sound like an unintelligent thing, not a human being but just a thing. There were many problems that Jim faced with Huck and one is specifically pointed out as the reason The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was a racist tale and not one that started to show racial tolerance. During the escape of Jim from Aunt Sally’s house Huck devises a simple plan to get Jim out of the barn safely But then Tom comes along and makes the plan much more complicated and insanely dangerous for Jim. Huck instead of stopping Tom from doing this plan asks him why they should do a complicated plan that might hurt Jim and then decides to revert back to his old self and toy with Jim. After all the morale improvements that Huck has made in the end Jim is still being toyed with instead of treated like the free human being he was.
They wouldn’t let me, so how does that German think he can be an Indian” (Warrior 174). Sonny’s speech represents the Native community’s opinion about Helmut and why he has never been accepted into their culture, unfortunately Hilda is too obsessed with finding the ‘real’ Native to give thought to Sonny’s words. Hilda’s misguided obsession continues even after a disastrous interview with Helmut. At the end of the
From beginning to end, Irving demolishes the credibility of the myth, with things such as the invention of the historian Knickerbocker to the judge. Irving points out the flaws that exist in America through the use of Rip. When he does not recognize himself this is synonymous with America’s inability to recognize or define themselves. The society is not in harmony with its thought’s and action’s which disillusions the purpose of the myth giving them a sense of identity. Irving plays off of various inspirations and his character Rip undergoes the typical heroic journey.
"Our property may be plundered before our eyes; violence may be committed on our persons; even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. … And this is effected by the provisions of a compact which assumes the venerated, the sacred appellation of treaty." (Cherokee letter protesting the Treaty of New Echota, 1836). The US is aiming for Manifest Destiny and nothing less, so they enforce treaties that benefits them and takes all land from the Natives Indians. Manifest Destiny doesn’t have any compassion, it challenges the US to take what they can get and just keep on
She believes the growing political correctness in our country and government censorship solves nothing and actually causes more problems than it solves (660). She claims that such actions “selectively [erase] history” (660). Reynolds claims that political correctness and censorship are actually hurting efforts to overcome racism and other acceptance issues. She states not being able to freely discuss issues such as “race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation” is harming the efforts for understanding and acceptance because individuals are not discussing them at all and therefore it hinders them from gaining new perspectives (660). She finishes her argument by stating that the bill will smother our freedom and ability to have productive conversations about Native American history in our culture (660).
Is America 's past an account of partiality, sexism, and obsession? Is it the story of the achievement and strike of a territory? Is U.S. history the story of white slave proprietors who twisted the representative methodology for their own specific favorable circumstances? Did America start with Columbus ' executing of the significant number of Indians, bounce to Jim Crow laws and Rockefeller pummeling the workers, then finally save itself with Franklin Roosevelt 's New Course of action? The answers, clearly, are no, no, no, and NO.One may never know this, regardless, by looking standard U.S. history perusing material.
The assertion that the land should still belong to the Lakota because the United States violated the Fort Laramie treaty by acquiring the land without Lakota approval has been undermined however by the United States Supreme Court. In the case United States v. Sioux Nation of Indians (1980) the 8-1 ruling was that the United States’ “sole legal shortcoming was the failure to pay just compensation” for the land (Pommersheim 116). Although the land was seized using moral justifications that ranged from questionable to outright egregious, the Lakota were just as expansionist when they arrived on the land less than 100 years before (Kurkiala 449). The United States continued to honor the law however, and proposed paying $17.5 million to the Lakota as compensation for the land. The court later revised this number to $122.5 million by compounding a 5% interest annually (Churchill 135) but the Lakota response to this was that they were no more willing to take the new offer than the old one.
Lastly, Huck didn’t put up with anyone telling him what to do, especially pap. Pap was racist and abusive, and Huck fought back even though he knew he’d be beat. Pap was furious that Huck was going to school and learning to write, on account of nobody else in the family being able to, saying: “You’re educated, too, they say; can read and write. You think you’re better’n your father, now, don’t you, because he can’t? I’ll take it out of you.” (Ch.