In the eyes of Danforth people are not innocent until proven guilty; they are innocent until accused guilty. In the eyes of Danforth facts and details mean nothing to him. He comes to conclusions that any rational man cannot come to. He has doomed people to death who were innocent just because they did not want to confess to something that they did not do. This is because Danforth’s rule throughout these trials were that if someone was accused of witchcraft, even if they were innocent they had to confess or they were sentenced to death.
According to Prejean, taking responsibility for one’s actions is the first step towards atonement, yet through the vocalization of Ryan she questions if any further steps beyond “[sitting] in a room with all the people...harmed by [the] crime” are truly necessary (Ryan 232). When presenting Matthew Poncelet in Dead Man Walking, he is originally portrayed as a cold heartless killer, a bigot who “is not a person [but]... an animal” (Dead Man Walking). But through the progression of the film, he becomes pitiable, finally reaching full escalation when recognizing responsibility for his role in the crime. By arranging her piece so the climax is his confession, Prejean is able to create a sympathetic atmosphere among her audience, while entwining reminders of what led to this position, through the belief that he has suffered enough and resolves the situation through his acknowledgement of his wrongs to the victim’s families. Prejean presents her case against capital punishment citing “killing is wrong, no matter who does it” and that personal responsibility is the only appropriate punishment for these “monsters” (Dead Man Walking).
The black and dark ominous room made many of the guest uneasy. Knowing that the black is symbol of death would clarify why many of the guest would skip the room all together wherein the other rooms the guest would linger and examine them. People are afraid of death and the thought of it makes many individuals uncomfortable and fearful and explains the unusual behavior of the guest whenever they were in the room or saw the room. Last, the prince Prospero who is a symbol of the wealthy. After he heard about the red death he locked down his palace to stop the plague from spreading to him.
While awaiting trial Frank 's father Matt Fowler decides to give Mr.Strout a punishment he felt was necessary. Mr.Fowler went out and ended up murdering the man who murdered his son. While reading the story the audience dominantly takes Frank 's father 's side on the situation rather than feeling the same way about the two murders. People seem to sway towards Mr.Fowlers side of the story because they say it was out of love, Richard Strout deserved it, and Frank was innocent unlike Mr. Strout. Love is the key to all relationships throughout the world.
The first murder of King Duncan only sealed Macbeth’s paranoia and served as a foundation for the murders of Banquo and Macduff’s family. After the first murder, Macbeth feels a colossal amount of guilt and shame. After the murder of Banquo, he feels that it is not enough since Fleance escaped, developing his guilt and shame of harming others into a fear for his own safety; a devastating degradation. However, during the assassination of Macduff’s family, Macbeth gives the command immediately without thought and without a trace of remorse after doing so. This thereby concludes his psychological downfall as he no longer feels guilty, ashamed, or fears
Describe/define the Rational Choice Theory and how it relates to Gary Ridgeway. The Rational Choice Theory is a view that crime is a function of a decision-making process in which the potential offender weighs the potential costs and benefits of an illegal act. (Criminology the Core pgs 92-116 ) Gary made several decisions while he was committing murders that showed that he weighed the potential costs and benefits of killing. Gary showed he did not want to get caught by carefully deciding who his victims were going to be. Gary stated in the prosecutor’s summary of the evidence that he had the urge to kill his third wife but he did not because the risk of getting caught was too great.
On August 28th 1955, a fourteen-year-old black boy was brutally murdered by two white men because he allegedly flirted with a white woman. The accused were acquitted, and walked away free from a second trail due to a legal practice preventing someone to be recharged with a crime that has already been pressed against them- double jeopardy. Double jeopardy should be subject to revocation if a subject in question for a crime admits they are guilty or information providing evidence against an indicted person should arise. Complete double jeopardy gives guilty people freedom to confess, without repercussions, to the world. Their freedom from consequence is wrong because serious crimes should be payed for, their liberty puts others at risk, and victims and their families should be able to see their aggressor put behind bars for mental health reasons.
Despite the fact that Tybalt initiated the fight, Romeo did kill Tybalt with no need for self-defense. Although killing Tybalt was Romeo's intentions at the moment, his actions were not premeditated. California’s penal code 192 states that voluntary manslaughter is an unlawful killing of a human being without malice, the offense is lessened from murder to manslaughter because of actions occurring in a heat of passion. He shall be sentenced to three, six, or eleven years in prison. I know
An example of this is when young prisoner Tommy is shot dead as a precaution. The Warden was scared he would let Andy know the truth that he was wrongly convicted and he is innocent after all. Those in roles of high power commonly use their title or authority to everyone else’s disadvantage. By destroying Andy’s property (the only things he owned and had control over) the staff were easily allowed to demonstrate their power and flaunt their supremacy. I believe Darabont included scenes like this to emphasize the idea that people in powerful roles in society often dictate and domineer others until they are downtrodden.
Cecil committed a first-degree murder whereas Mary committed manslaughter. The murder of Maddon was intended, planned carefully beforehand, and Cecil was aware of what he was doing all throughout. In contrast, Mary Maloney had no intentions of murder her husband that night nor did she plan the murder at all, lastly, she was in emotional shock when she murdered her husband, she was not fully aware of what she was doing. Even the most innocent looking people can commit a crime such as
When Tom encounters the murder of Dr. Robinson with his friend Huck they promise to never talk about what they’ve seen. Injun Joe had framed Muff Potter for the murder but if the boy’s told the real murderer would surely kill them. When Mr. Potter’s life is on the line Tom confesses in court what he saw that day. Unfortunately, he breaks his promise with Huck but he reveals the real person responsible with Dr. Robinson’s death. Although Tom does keep Huck safe by not mentioning the boy was also a witness of the murder.
He abandoned them, and took all of their supplies. He admit to killing them, and claimed it was all to save himself. He felt no remorse for killing these men, saying it was okay because they were just natives. This was done deliberately, but it is a different case. Instead of abandoning them and taking their supplies to kill them, he just did it to benefit himself.
Imagine just at the age of 18 you are convicted for a murder you never committed and were locked away for the rest of your life. That 's what happened to Adnan Syed, I believe that Adnan was unjustly convicted of the murder of his ex-girlfriend in 1999 because of bad evidence, Jay 's story was mostly a lie, and that he had a bad lawyer. One reason why I think Adnan is Innocent is how bad the evidence is.When Mr. S first found Haes body there were a bunch of evidence, but the items that stuck out to me were the empty bottles and the rope, but the bottles and rope were never tested so we didn 't know if Adnan was drinking that night or if the real killer used the rope (Koenig, “Leaking Park”). Another part of evidence that never made sense was the phone booth at best buy (Koenig,”To be suspected”). This phone was used to call Jay to pick Adnan up right before they buried Hae 's body, but a number of people said and the blueprints showed that there wasn 't even a phone booth there so he couldn 't of made the call.