It is similar to the idea of “Law of Man” vs “Law of God.” In his song, Javert exclaims “I am the Law and the Law is not mocked” illustrating that disobedience of the law is disrupting the civil order of a society. Yet, Javert is unable to grasp the fact that a man, who has violated the legal law, has upheld moral laws and saved Javert’s life. Javert questions himself about the perpetrator of legal law “shall his sins be forgiven?” and cries out “My heart is stone and still it trembles / The world I have known is lost in shadow.” His world view is shattered by the conflict between legal laws, which he has believed all his lifetime, and moral laws, which are upheld by a violator of the legal law. Unable to cope with the struggle, Javert commits suicide. The specific definition of a legal law that is commonly agreed upon is a body of rules of conduct of binding legal force and effect, prescribed, recognized, and enforced by controlling
This can be seen through the officer’s reasoning when he makes his decisions and the traveler’s disapproval of the apparatus. Throughout the story, the officer appears as a man with values and principles, yet acts with total ignorance of either compassion or sympathy because of the power he holds with the apparatus. The officer does not feel responsible for his immorality and in fact, does not see himself as being immoral. He also does not see the point in telling a prisoner the reason why he is being executed. He proudly informs the traveler: “the principle on which I base my decisions is: guilt is always beyond doubt” (Kafka 199).
Let the dead bury the dead"(Lee 369). This is proof Tom Robinson is a symbol of a Mockingbird. he was killed for no reason so he was innocent and killed without a reason. Just like there is no reason to kill a Mockingbird, there is no reason to kill an innocent person. When Tom Robinson went to court for his rape case, he had lost the case before the jury even had time to come up with the verdict.
The slingshot that Hassan owns symbolizes Hassan being Amir’s tool. On page 77 during the rape scene, Amir had a moral dilemma about saving Hassan from getting raped or running away. Amir said “In the end, [he] ran.” This shows Amir’s true feelings towards Hassan. Amir made this choice and left Hassan proving his disloyalty towards Hassan because he only sees Hassan as a tool to retrieve the kite to get Baba’s approval. The pomegranate is also shown as a symbol in the book to represent Hassan’s loyalty towards Amir.
They didn't even go to jail.” (ibid, 1994: 92). The fact that the bullies were expelled and not sent to jail, is ludicrous to him; this is a plea for justice. Through his morbid reminiscence of dead people, whom he admits they were nice people, we see a gentle side of Holden. He wants acceptance, tolerance, likeability in people, and justice. Because he will never get that, he chooses to run
Well, he is not by nature a bloodthirsty murderer; he actually has a soft heart and is tormented by the sight of human suffering, which he is unable and unwilling to get used to. "Man grows used to everything, the scoundrel!" he mutters, but then directly embraces the opposing position: "And what if I 'm wrong … what if man is not really a scoundrel … then all the rest is prejudice, simply artificial terrors and there are no barriers and it 's all as it should be." Stating that man cannot be a "scoundrel" because that is a moral category, and morality is simply "artificial terrors" imposed by religion and sheer "prejudice." There is only nature, and nature has causes, not moral purposes.
He has always been respectful of Calpurnia. Morally, he believes that it would be wrong to fire Calpurnia and rid her of a job. Bob Ewell is an example of someone who isn't respectful. When Bob Ewell had met Atticus at the Post Office, he had just spat at him. Instead, he could have remained civil with Atticus, because he was just doing his job.
Another instance in which ‘you get what you give’ is experienced is when Heck Tate covers up Bob Ewell’s murder to protect Boo from the public eye. Mr. Tate was wise enough to know the punishment for killing innocent people, as experienced from Bob Ewell and Tom Robinson. Heck saw first hand what happened and how it ends for Mr. Ewell. Secondly, it was again karma for Bob as his murder was merely shown as ‘clumsy drunk Ewell fell on his kitchen knife and died’ no one would know the truth about his murder and even in his death no one would have sympathy for him or try and stand up for him. Even in death Bob Ewell’s fate got to him, he will soon be forgotten and any memory people have of him will be the rude drunk of Maycomb, as he was.
Although Huck looks down upon Jim, he truly did care about him. He cares about him so much, that he disregarded what his conscience kept telling him. He realizes that his thoughts don’t matter when he said, “It was awful thoughts and awful words, but they was said. And I let them stay said; and never thought no more about reforming” (242) Huck prefers to “go to hell” for Jim if it means he does not have to turn on him. Friendship overpowers society’s
Alexander did not exhibit three characteristics of a good leader that was talked about which is that a good leader should be nonviolent, rational, and unselfish. Alexander handled the people of Persepolis violently. He was also irrational in how he handled other cities along with how he thought of other people without thinking about how his actions may have affected how other people thought of him. Alexander was not only selfish in thinking only of himself to where he caused disgust amongst his men, but he was so selfish to where he even became cruel to his friends. People may say Alexander did good things, but he lacked important characteristics a good leader needs to have to be able to rule their people well and successfully not just as a leader, but a respectable role model to look up
That shows that even though he knows that they feel terrible, Julian doesn’t apologize much less feel remorse. Lastly, Julian doesn’t give Auggie a chance. Julian right away decided that he’s a ‘freak’. All of this explains that he doesn’t feel remorse and that he’s not a good role model to
An example of Capote’s bias is when he wrote that “Dewey, a believer in capital punishment, its purported deterrent effects, and its justice, witnessed the hangings” but he could not watch Perry’s hanging. Dewey closed his eyes; “ he kept them shut until he heard the thud-snap that announces a rope-broken neck” (McClain). In addition to this, Capote mentions that Dewey could find it “ possible to look at [Perry] beside him without anger,with, rather, a measure of sympathy” (Capote 246). Dewey didn’t feel that way towards Dick even though he didn 't commit the murders. Capote’s bias makes the audience feel more sympathetic towards Perry and more hatred towards Dick, even though Perry is the killer.
According to Miller this is appealing to personal experience, King first hand experiences this when he gets arrested. He strongly feels that it is unjust to put a man in jail just to deny him his freedom of peaceful protest. The whites know and as well as himself knows that he is being wrongly accuse and he doesn 't deserve this unjustness. As well as appealing to ethos his character in this paragraph establishes that he is one of knowledge, he analyzes and argues in a manner that is striking. An example is when king puts into play that he agrees with laws but then says he will not stand for a law that is wrongly used to deny him his
Throughout Dally’s action, he shows that he is heartless and that he will not care if someone gets hurt. When Dally picked fights or robbed he joined gangs this made him look like a thug. As ponyboy describes the gang he has no other explanation for Dally other than the fact that he is cold. When we see how Dally behaves we also get fooled by his actions. As Ponyboy gets the time to see all of his actions he notices that he truly has a heart.
The deep mistrust that Crooks feels towards others, though, is one of the reasons he does not have a friend to talk to. Lennie creates excitement in Crooks because Crooks can trust Lennie since he knows that Lennie will never repeat what he says . However, this feeling is short lived. Soon after his discussion with Lennie, Crooks realizes that he is still alone and that Lennie will not always be with him. As it is with Crooks, physical characteristics can play a part in the isolation of people, even if those people have a fixed place to