In the end, George murdering his friend was well justified. Although, Lennie’s actions probably weren’t his fault, with him not being able to learn from his actions and remember that his own strength is too much for him that he became a threat. George, pained to do it, knew what was best for Lennie and other people/animals, and had to end his life. Overall, even though George had to make some pretty drastic decisions and someone’s life got taken away, it was all for the best and nothing bad will no longer happen and who knows, maybe George will get to live his
No matter the time period, this idea of truths and agreements has and will forever hold true. Once one lies, credibility to oneself disappears. In Geoffrey Chaucer’s “The Wife of Bath’s Tale” and the anonymous Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, agreements are made but truths become impure which is a direct reflection on one’s character. Once an agreement is made, a truth is made, a pact that must be fulfilled. Chaucer’s “The Wife of Bath's Tale” centers itself around agreements.
After Holden found James Castle’s body when he committed suicide, Mr. Antolini warned Holden not to die nobly for an unworthy cause, but Holden might think otherwise. For instance, “ Holden emphasizes that the guy is week and little, he has no chance of physically standing up to the bullies. Rather than be ‘phony’ by taking back the insult, he jumps. To Holden this might sound a lot more like a noble cause...” (Shmoop). Holden might disagree with his teacher because he believes that James Castle is the one brave enough to end it
Macbeth saw an opportunity to better his life . Macbeth was so loyal to his country and the King that he was willing to put his life on the line to go fight in the battle, but thing change when he found out about the prophecies. In Macbeth Act, 1 scene 7 Shakespeare stated that” I am settled, and bend up Each corporal agent to the terrible feat. Away, and mock the time with fairest show: False face must hide what the false heart doth know."(3). Macbeth is about to do a horrible deed.
Tears pleasure them! Show honor now, show a stony heart and sink them with it! (133) Preservation of integrity is John’s quest, he reaches for it, it is within his grasp. He will not allow himself to be taken to the gallows at the expense of more lies and deceit. John states that his name is everything and it is given just once in life.
He places the lives of his men in danger because he values rank more than his men, and when it becomes apparent that his men can not win he declares, “If those little sweethearts won’t face German bullets, they’ll face French ones”(2). At the loss of the battle, General Mireau places the loss of the battle on his soldiers, calling them cowards. To save his own hide, he allows three innocent men to be tried, convicted, and shot for the sake of his perceived glory. Of all the characters, that which displays the most cowardice in their path to glory, is Lieutenant Roget. Not only does he run from the enemy, but when it comes time to choose which of his men are to die for General Miraue, Lieutenant Roget selects the one man that could call out his own cowardice, Corporal Paris.
Surely, dying in a second was a better outcome for Lennie than being beat, hung, and finally dying after being tortured. When someone is left to watch another person, they have to keep them safe no matter what. This is seen everywhere- with parents and their children, teachers, and students, and so on. George protected Lennie until he ultimately decided that he had to shoot him for his own
We gotta tell the guys. They got to bring him in, I guess...I ain’t gonna let ‘em hurt Lennie,’” (95). George isn’t going to let anyone harm Lennie, so he formed a brilliant plan. George formed the plan for a reason, to make sure that the only person who killed Lennie was George. George was the balance, he needed to make sure no mistakes were committed for their American dream to be achieved.
However, he would have to spend the rest of his life thinking that he has killed his best friend, and that he can never atone for it. George’s act of violence solved one problem but, it only caused another one. Gandhi explained this best when he said, “I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is
It is clear to see here that Brutus was justified in killing Caesar because his intentions are good. Another example is when Brutus is asked to join the assassins, and he says “If these be motives weak, break off betimes, And every man hence to his idle bed; so let high-sighted tyranny range on” (JC 2.1.121-123). A clearer version of what he is saying, is that it is the duty of every Roman man to prevent tyranny from surviving. He also states that if the man’s intentions are not good, then they should not participate in the execution of the task. This is directed towards some of the other assassins because he knew many of them had poor intentions.
This refers me to, “I thank whatever gods may be for my unconquerable soul (Henley).” Henley does not seem to be monotheistic but he does appear to believe that something guides his actions or controls his fate. I share his sentiment. Sometimes the toughest hurdles, to overcome, are not done
Here, Michael was granted a choice. He had the choice extricate his friends from what would have been, most likely death. Without question Michael knew it was his obligation to rescue his friends, even when he knew the adventure was essentially a suicide mission. The contingency that he would rescue his friends and survive was incredibly tenuous, but to him, the idea of losing his friends was far worse than existing at all without them. " 'he kept saying, "We 've got to find jack" He pushed us along, you meant that much to him '" (Evans 182).
As Macbeth heard all about the plans of Macduff and Malcolm to kill and overthrow him in his throne, he showed his bravery and courage by giving them a fight, instead of doing redemption to his self and to those people he had sinned. At that time he had gone over the deep end at that point, but he still thought that he is invincible for he assumed that no one of woman born will harm him. Macbeth prepared for a deadly battle which his fate will be