John also risked his reputation, dissing a reverend to another reverend, which also takes some bravery. In the third act, John, Hale, Danforth, Hathorne, Cheever, Abigail, Mary Warren, the other men and girls are all present in the courtroom. John, furious that nobody believes him what type of person Abigail is, snaps right in front of everyone, “You are pulling Heaven down and raising up a whore!”(3.1161-62). To call a young girl a whore in front of the court, really is something that takes a character with such selflessness to do. To do such a thing, one must not care about their reputation at all, which is what John exactly is.
At this instance, he is indirectly fueling Abigail and the girls to accuse whomever they want to. Judge Danforth’s irrationality bubbles out in this situation, as according to his judiciary system any person accused of witchcraft have no chance of being a defendant due to the absence of a witness. This shows incompetence and irrationality of legal judgments on the part of an experienced Judge such as Danforth. Lastly, Danforth’s poor judgment is also revealed in the instance of the play wherein John proctor sacrifices his name and tell the truth that he and Abigail had committed the crime of Lechery. In order to confirm this Judge Danforth calls Elizabeth Proctor to testify in court, in which she lies, as a result Danforth says “She spoke nothing of lechery, and this man has lied” (Miller 114).
Knox was pressured by police and detectives to accuse another person for the murder of Meredith Kercher. She was also pressured by police into lying and saying that she was in the cottage at the time of the death of Meredith Kercher. Amanda even faced some consequences for not lying to the police and give a false confession. For not giving into the pressure by police Amanda Knox wasted four years of her life in prison. Later on Amanda was tricked into signing a document given by her interrogators stating that she did commit the crime.
A very similar thing happens in To Kill a Mockingbird, when Bob Ewell accuses Tom Robinson of raping his daughter Mayella, but Atticus proves that it was most likely Bob who did it. Bob Ewell, Mayella’s dad, the person who should be protecting her at all costs. The most common injustice in the novel appears when the kids find the case between Tom Robinson and the Ewell family to be unfair, highly illogical, and racist. When the verdict of guilty is revealed to the town, Jem becomes upset and says, “You just can’t convict a man on evidence like that- you can’t”
During The Crucible, the Witch Trials caused many court hearings. A good deal of the court hearings consisted of people over exaggerating outbursts of demons inside of them just to get somebody convicted. The Witch Trails also affected the church in many ways. Reverend Parris’ already had a wicked reputation as their minister, and the trials made it even worse. People wanted him out of the church.
In both The Crucible and Twelve Angry Men the theme of fragility of justice is shown. Fair justice does not exist, when your life is put on the line because of accusations or because of your supposed actions, your faith is not decided by you, but by the decisions of others. Fragility of justice is the most evident theme in The Crucible and Twelve angry men because the faith of others is decided solely by a jury, with no consent to the accused. In the crucible fragility of justice is showed when Abigail Williams starts accusing people of being associated with the devil. One accusation spiraled into a countless number of people being accused.
Recently a trial was run in the Maycomb County courthouse about a negro, Tom Robinson, allegedly raping a young white woman, Mayella Ewell. Mayella’s argument was that Tom Robinson was waiting behind Mayella in her house when she turned around and Tom choked her and “took advantage of [her]”. Tom Robinson’s argument is that he came into Mayella’s home to help her out with some tasks because he felt sorry for the way she had to live. One day, when he was finishing one task Mayella hugged Tom around the waist and kissed him on the side of his face. Atticus Finch has made the surprising decision to defend the black negro named Tom Robinson despite the convincing evidence Mayella has given.
The officer also suggested to Leonard that it was not Sammy who caused the death of his wife by overdose, but rather it was, in fact, Leonard who did. Leonard does not take kindly to this and distorts all his notes to not trust the officer whose name is John Edward "Teddy" Gammell, and makes him the target of his quest for vengeance, eventually leading to the death of officer Gammell. The first philosophical topic to be discussed in Memento is the topic of memory. Memory is one of this movie 's main emphases and it can be seen throughout the movie as Leonard constantly brings up his memory deficiency. There are several times throughout the film where he is also referred to as the "memory man," thus reaffirming the importance of memory to the movie.
“Husband, how can you treat Suchin this way.” Feng Huang shook her like a ragged doll and flung her against the floor hearing her cry out. He looked at her akin to a deranged animal. “Xin?” Feng Huang called out loudly, his voice thundered through his courtyard. “Master?” Xin bowed at the knee frightened of his master’s menacing
By the time she walked back to Adam, they could hear nothing but blood-curdling screams coming from downstairs. A loud bang, almost like a shotgun blast, made them turn around. Claudia had opened the emergency exit and was staggering slowly towards them. Her glasses were broken and a thread of blood was trickling down her forehead. “Clau, what’s wrong?” Evelia peeked at the door.