In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, legality is often deemed less important than morality in terms of decision making. Multiple characters throughout the novel disregard the law in order to carry out their vision of justice. When Curley, the son of the ranch owner, discovers his wife’s body, he is furious. So furious that he plans to track Lennie, a new employee with an intellectual disability, down and murder him to get revenge for his mistake. Regardless of the law, Curley’s morals based on vengeance and masculinity drive him to kill Lennie.
Likewise, Rooster is caring and has a connection to Mattie. Portis gives us as readers to see the two sides of Rooster, his cold side and his caring side with regards to Mattie. Mattie Ross is the storyteller of the True Grit story. Mattie is a fourteen-year-old young lady who is determined to get vengeance on Tom Chaney who slaughtered her dad. She chooses the meanest and hardest U.S. marshal named Rooster Cogburn.
Gradually Shelby discloses Teddy’s attempts and is going to kill him. As a matter of fact, Shelby has already killed the attacker at the beginning but fails to remember that, resulting in his unrelenting efforts on searching that guy and sufferings from the misery of losing his wife again and again. To make sense of the story and appreciate the artistic wisdom of the film, we have to analyze the main actor’s problem of memory and his personal identity. Furthermore, we can mirror ourselves through analysis of personal identity of the main character in the film. First of all, we should figure out in the case of Shelby whether he still has personal identity.
Juror 3, though not as bad as Juror 10, has his fair share of flaws. He is rude to other jurors and doesn’t listen to reason. He gets angry easily. Whenever someone somewhat disagrees with him, he instantly holds a grudge. His main reason for acting this way though, is due to all of the emotional baggage he brought with him into the courthouse.
Originally, Macbeth needed persuasion from his lady to follow through with Duncan’s murder; however, the audience sees Macbeth’s ambition grow when he plans Banquo’s death on his own. He even tells his wife to “be innocent of knowledge, dearest chuck” (3.2.45). This act of lonely violence displays the progress of Macbeth’s ambition. He went from a man who needed an extra push in order to carry out such an evil plan to one who was able to orchestrate his own scheme. Guilt and fear consume Macbeth after the first murderer informs him that Banquo has been killed but his son Fleance escaped the murderous grasp.
She requests that "direst brutality" debase her. She assembles everything that is detestable inside her body to perform the underhanded deed of killing Duncan. In the event that Lady Macbeth is truant from the story, the murder of Duncan would not occur. The fact that amid numerous parts of the story, Macbeth has vulnerability of whether it is noble to take the life of such an extraordinary ruler with a specific goal to nourish his strive after force. Regardless of Macbeth questioning regardless of whether he ought to acknowledge the murder of Duncan, he is constantly persuaded by his wife that killing Duncan is fitting.
He is now obliged to enact justice in the form of a murder of revenge committed not only against a male outsider to his household, but also against his own mother. This imposes on him a moral dilemma in which he is torn between the need to avenge his father’s death and his horror at killing his own mother. This dilemma is dramatized in the divine realm as well, with Apollo supporting Orestes, while the Furies, goddesses of revenge, persecute him mercilessly for matricide. This moral problem, which is essentially about the nature of justice, is resolved in the final play of the trilogy by Athena’s intervention and the introduction of a new form of justice, based not in the household’s need for revenge, but in the city’s need for stability. The first law court is established in a celebration of an Athenian democratic institution.
The Elizabethan’s would identify with this as a pastime and restorative practice for the royal court. Tamora believes this is an opportunity for her and Aaron to meet and have a secret tryst (sounds familiar). Aaron, on the other hand, sees the hunt as opportunity to make Titus pay for the death of Tamora’s oldest son and for what he has done to the Goths. Aaron and Tamora decided to send her sons, Chiron and Demetrius, to kill Bassianus and to brutally rape Lavinia, cut out her tongue, and chop off her hands. In this scene Tamora begins describing the forest using pastoral language and paints this light and beautiful image, “The birds chant melody on every bush, / The snakes lies rolled in the cheerful sun, The green leaves quiver with the cooling winds” in hopes to put Aaron in the mood for a little romp (II.iii.10-15).
In addition, Atticus went against his moral code and principles he had always upheld before, especially in the Tom Robinson trial. Now, Atticus is faced with the decision of abiding by the law or breaking it in order to do the right thing. He knew that incarcerating a man, as withdrawn and solitary as Arthur would have been unforgivable. Especially, after Arthur had performed a great deed by saving his children 's life. He knew that exposing him would be an awful way of repaying him; it would have been like "shooting a mockingbird."
Frank Ross, Mattie’s father is killed in cold blood at the beginning of the book by a man named Tom Chaney, who then stole from the man’s dead body and ran away like a coward. This ignited Mattie’s fire of hate and revenge for Tom Chaney, causing her to determinedly pursue him through Indian Territory in hopes of ending his life as he had done for her father’s. Before embarking on her journey, she hires a U.S. state marshal by the name of Rooster Cogburn to track down Tom Chaney and kill him. Rooster Cogburn has a reputation of being the toughest, cruelest, and grittiest marshal the country can offer, these
The strong influential characteristics of a strong female and what constitutes the role of a detective are similarly evident in the novel, ‘Anil’s Ghost’ written by Michael Ondaatje, 2000. The story follows the life of Anil Tesseria, a Sri Lankan anthropologist who is a part of the Human Rights Investigation. She is determined to discover the identity of a burned skeleton of in the civil war and bring justice to all of the nameless victims of the horrific war. Anil’s characterisation by Ondaatje has been executed stupendously as she upholds a strong female character that stands up for what she believes in until she is proven wrong. Anil displays significant values of her civil war affect context as she is believes she is being mentally disrupted due to the deaths and crime of war.
In the short story titled “Killings”, author Andre Dubus reflects the desire to seek revenge by appealing to the readers ethics and emotions. The story “Killings” is about a young man who falls in love with a married woman but gets murdered by her husband. After the justice system fails in keeping the
The greasers personify lawbreakers. This is even noted by one of the characters for their similarity to “hoods”. This character states that they steal, fight, and hold up gas stations. Yet, they are not always despicable people. They occasionally achieve magnificent things.As time goes on, people will always break laws.
Macbeth’s rough journey towards taking over the throne cuts through many hard objectives. The first objective, which is a sign for further objectives, is the murder of the former king, Duncan. The beginning of the plan to kill Duncan starts with the old witches prophesying that Macbeth will take over the throne. Macbeth wants to follow this prophecy due to his true ambitions. However, the prophecy is followed only because his wife, Lady Macbeth leads Macbeth through this decision.