‘Lennie begged, “Le 's do it now. Le 's get that place now.”’ George concurs, places the Luger on the back of Lennie’s head, and shoots him. One of the most controversial aspects of George Steinbeck 's novel Of Mice and Men, was the death of Lennie by his friend’s hands. Many believe that George murdered him in Lennie’s best interest, yet many others believe that George was being selfish and with his act, removed the burden of Lennie. However, George was completely justified in murdering Lennie as he had no other choice if he wanted what’s best for his friend and the world at large.
They argue that Billy couldn’t talk well and the man was annoying. However this is inadequate because Billy can’t expect everyone to understand him right away, and the man is sluggish and old. When Billy punched him he thought things will be better but it just made it worse. Billy should have retrieved the penalty of death for these three reasons. Billy can’t control his temper, he is a barbaric monster, and he committed a damaging crime.
“The army of the Scyldings was weakened, decimated…He (Hrothgar) couldn’t protect his own hall…I cut down on my visits, conserving the game, and watched them.” (Pg. 94). If Grendel were truly a horrible and vicious monster that was born to kill, he would not care how many people were in the village, he would kill as many as he wanted without giving it a second thought. In my opinion, if a person does terrible things it does not matter what previous events one has experienced, which may have caused them to act in such a way. I believe that everyone has a choice in how the act and just because they may have had a difficult and eventful past, it doesn’t give them an excuse to do horrible things or act in an unpleasant
Roger chose to torture the boys, and eventually he chose to kill Piggy. The experience of the island pulled something ugly out of him specifically, but in all the ways that matter, he was fully aware and in control of his choice to murder another person. The other murder, Simon’s, is different in that no one person chose to kill the boy. No one in particular summoned the malice to beat him to death, but the group as a whole lost their individual values and assimilated into the group. Chapter 2 of Opening Skinner’s Box explains that people abandon their core beliefs in order to satisfy some primal need to conform.
One eye-witness claims that he saw this fatal attack, but “didn’t want to get involved” (Gansberg). This proves that the bystanders should be blamed. This man clearly didn't want to get in this murder. In depth, this quote thoroughly explains that this person is cruel and selfish because if he would’ve at least tried to help, Kitty would've had the chance to live. Just like this eyewitness, there have been many more selfish people like him in the community.
All in all Tom dies for no reason and represents a mockingbird because of that. Overall, Harper Lee uses characterization in To Kill a Mockingbird to show that the innocent should be protected. Jem loses his innocence first when he realizes that Boo Radley in a victim. After that Boo is victimized by the town because he stays inside unlike everyone else. Lastly Tom is taken advantage of by the Ewells and it cost him his life.
Jem, Scout, and Heck Tate all know that Boo fell on his knife, but they still say that Bob fell on his knife. Heck Tate says about Boo, “‘If it were and other man it would be different But not this man, Mr. Finch’”(Lee 370). This shows Heck Tate is beginning to see what kind of person Boo actually is. They cover for him because they realize they killed him for the safety of the kids, not for a bad reason. Another place the theme ties into the book is after they decided not to charge Boo Radley.
Although Carlson kills the dog for him, Candy later feels bad about not killing the dog himself. Was it right for Carlson to kill the dog or should Candy should have had to do it? First off, no matter how big or how small Candy had a responsibility to kill his dog if he knew it was hurting. Candy would see that his dog was in pain just by walking. The novel states,”...his ancient dog lifted his
I feel that the rats were a very important part of O 'Brien 's plan. The rats were extremely nasty and would potentially destroy human flesh, which is death occurring from physical pain and abuse. Winston understands this and does not want to relate to the past so he gives up what is the last “insane” part about him. Also, I feel Winston wanted the pain to end so bad that he would be willing to become a true Party member so he could end the suffering. Winston 's worst fear is rats.
The one thing we know without a doubt is that Boo Radley does not want to be in the spotlight, does not want to be the center of attention. Yet he rescued Jem and Scout from Bob Ewell, killing him whether he meant to or not, an action which would have made him Maycomb’s resident hero if not for Heck Tate’s interference. Some would say that Boo was not a good person because of his past crimes and the rumors around him but committing does not make you a coward. Boo may not have been a brave person in the past but your past actions should not dictate the bravery of your present actions. As for whether he is a bad person, Boo gave away his treasures to the children, mended Jem’s pants and covered Scout with a blanket because he loves these children, regardless of the cruel games they play mocking him and portraying him as a monster.
Atticus and Mr. Tate knew that Boo would be killed if the town found out that he had killed Bob Ewell, and so they agreed that Mr. Ewell fell on his knife. When Atticus asked Scout if she understood the situation, she said “...Mr. Tate was right... it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?” (Lee, p. 276). Scout plainly said that Boo Radley is a mockingbird and the events in the story prove it to be true. To kill a mockingbird is to kill one’s innocence and although there were other “mockingbirds” in the book, Jem Finch and Boo Radley were definitely important ones. Their innocence was killed by the evil in the world around them and that’s what makes them mockingbirds.
Project Unicorn, despite the fanciful title, is a brutally honest view on rhinoceros poaching. Big game hunting for sport and magical medicines are no longer the only reasons for systematically destroying a species. The documentary highlights the politics, corruption and dark motives surrounding what
He tried to create a partner that would never leave and in order to accomplish this he drilled holes in their skulls and tried different chemicals to try to create a “zombie.” Dahmer’s twisted logic led him to eat his victims in order for them to be a part of him. Clearly, these actions are not of a person you would consider sane. Dahmer tried unsuccessfully to uses the insanity defense. Since the use of insanity defense typically has to do with knowing right from wrong he could not use this defense because he did in fact know what he was doing was wrong. Despite individuals knowing the wrongfulness of their act some may not be able to control their impulse to commit such act.
Seen throughout the book, Of Mice and Men, the character development of the main character, Lennie, was changing to a more violent and uncontrollable human, and foreshadowed his death. Since Lennie killed Curley’s wife he was a fugitive, and anyone who killed him is just. In the novel of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the character George is justified in killing Lennie because of his actions caused by his disabilities allowing for a better life. George’s decision on killing Lennie was the right one. Lennie had no judgment on whether or not something was legal because of his mental illness.
Macbeth is hearing voices inside his head saying, “Macbeth does murder sleep”. He cannot actually kill sleep. In this personification, sleep is given a human-like quality. Because of his guiltiness, Macbeth is paranoid and the lunacy is invading his mind in every aspect. When Macbeth orders Macduff’s family to be killed, he declares, “From this moment / The very firstlings of my heart shall be / The firstlings of my hand” (4.1.166-168).