In order to do so, he had to punish the traitor, Polynices, even though he was family so that the people “could learn in full spirit of a man, his purpose or his judgement, till he has shown up by experience of rule and law” meaning that Creon would show the people he meant business, if anyone was trying to destroy his trying of returning normalcy to the city, blood related or not and that he had the people of Thebes best interests to get the city back to normal (Blondell 175-177). Antigone knew the city was in a state of turmoil and yet still disobeyed the King, who was trying to help the city with his decision of
This censorship controlled what the American public read, watched, and heard, which in turn limited the information available to the public. Ray Bradbury, an author of this era, wrote one of his most famous books, Fahrenheit 451, inspired by the new technology and government corruption in the 1950s. Through Bradbury’s use of effective character development and symbolism, he is able to illustrate the problems of government censorship and technology in his futuristic dystopia in his novel Fahrenheit 451. Fahrenheit 451 is separated into three different parts that represent the changes Guy Montag, a fireman whose job is to burn books banned by the government, undergoes. Each part contains a new character that sparks this transformation the reader sees in Montag.
When faced with a hopeless situation, though, Golding displays that even the most innocent are affected by the mob. An MIT research team who conducted a study of mob mentality states that, “A group of people will often engage in actions that are contrary to the private moral standards of each individual in that group, sweeping otherwise decent individuals into ‘mobs’” (MIT Researchers). This is one of the most important representations of true evil shown by the group of boys who, on the surface, should be the perfect symbol of
This ain 't our job..."(Foreman 114). This citation comes from when Kane is desperately asking the townspeople for deputies, and this citizen is making up all kinds of excuses because the people are too self-interested and want to preserve their own lives before anything else. The various themes in these two stories are in completely different ballparks since they reveal distinct messages that don 't compare to each other. These themes are easily contrasted because The Most Dangerous Game includes morals about if hunting for pleasure is acceptable and about internal fear while High Noon includes morals about rights to kill and about citizens ' duties to society. As we uncover the themes of the two plots in The Most Dangerous Game and High Noon, it is revealed to us that these messages, although quite meaningful, are exceedingly
Slaughterhouse Five and Reality Written in 1969, Slaughterhouse Five is a semi-autobiographical novel by Kurt Vonnegut. Since it was first published it has been a highly contested title. By the mid-eighties it was being banned by the Supreme Court for being “...just plain filthy.” (Paulson) The banning itself was, and still is, highly controversial. Critics pointing to sexual content, explicit language, and anti-Americanism are often themselves called prude or anti-constitution. Although it contains both sexually explicit and violent content, Slaughterhouse Five should be included in upper level high school curriculums because it provides a window into the harshness of reality and introduces students to realistic scenarios such as sex, violence, and profanity, which are ultimately beneficial for students to understand and be exposed to.
King states that “an unjust law is no law at all” because he believed that laws were put in place in order to benefit and aid the citizens of the state. If a law was unjust, however, it then was contradictory and should not be considered a law” (MLK). Martin Luther King Jr. stated, in his letter, “A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law, or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law.” King also says an unjust law is one that is forced upon a minority by a
He knew that the sin he committed held him down and kept him from living a prosperous life. With this, he sought to fix “earth’s heaviest burden on them” (Hawthorne 195) by finding his true self. Dimmesdale wanted to lose this burden, but needed to find his true self. He, the only one to transform himself, pursued a higher quality existence. Because of “the minister’s own will” (Hawthorne 198), he could escape the torment from his moral maze.
In both “Outsiders” and “Fist stick knife gun” the authors uses POV of the characters to develop the theme of violence never ends it's like a cycle. In both the “Outsiders” and “Fist,stick,knife,gun” the authors uses conflict to develop the theme of violence leads to more violence but in different problems in the protagonist life. In the outsiders Hinton uses character vs society to develop the theme of violence leads to more violence.The greasers get harassed and look down for who the are so they constantly have to prove themselves with violence.In the text, it says, “Greasers can't walk alone too much or they’ll get jumped or someone will come by and yell
Throughout the novella Jekyll would struggle to keep Mr. Hyde from “escaping” and taking over. This being said all of these things balance each other out to keep good and evil balanced. The first way that good and evil exists in all humans is like yin and yang. By balancing each other out it keeps both sides to work equally.The novella starts off when Mr. Hyde tramples a little girl—at night— and acts like it was no big deal, but when Dr. Jekyll wakes up he does not remember anything. “… and brought him back to where there was already quite a group about the screaming child.
Even angels, holy figures, must abide by human laws no matter how good they are. Melville is trying to show a flaw in the system as Billy is put into a horrible position with a man trying to frame him for mutiny. Captain Vere knows of Billy goodness but even that cannot save him when he kills someone who is evil. Vere knows that hanging Billy is much easier than defending him. Billy is used as a scapegoat in the news about arising mutiny in order to scare others.
Alinsky also teaches to never adopt a strategy that you would not want your opponents to use against you (Pg. 46). This is a good philosophy that helps maintain justice. I also like how Jesus teaches us to give the oppressor an unusual, creative reaction and forces him or her to believe in your power and recognize your humanity (Pg. 40).
Others are in for revenge and keep that on their mind to kill people and sell drugs. Everyone knows what they are doing, they are aware they are ending a life, and living a life of violence, but something brought them into the gang and they focus their attention on that one thing to execute the tasks given to them. Towards the end of the video, the girl’s killer says this about the gang he wasted his life defending, “We fight to protect territory that isn’t ours to begin with. We cover ourselves with guns to show we are tough, but inside we are weak.” Like all of those guys in jail, like the girl who became a rat, and Chester who agreed to be a part of the video, they get to a point where all the killing, violence and drugs take a toll on them and they want out. To most of them there is no “out,” because they know the task of getting out is extremely dangerous and there is a slim to none chance of completing it alive.
However, Anderson refuses to neglect the truth: they are the villains. Slamming any pre-existing admirable outlook readers may have had, Anderson inquires, based on his observations, “the authorities, particularly the police, paid scant attention and sometimes abused the victims themselves” (Anderson, 27). Philadelphia is notorious for its high crime rate, marking the police as almost a necessity to the function of everyday life. However, due to the mistreatment of citizens, people began to refer to the police as “ineffective” and “unworthy of trust.” The safeness of an area is key to the number of individuals using that public space, ultimately deeming the police a negative factor. In addition to the negative safety element, policemen also partake in plain acts of racism.
The U.S. justice system is considered the fairest of all but if confessions are inadmissible and true criminals are released then our society will progress under great peril from continued violent acts. Law enforcement officers are mandated by Miranda to advise subjects in a custodial interrogation of their rights under the Fifth Amendment and their right to a counsel under the Sixth Amendment. The policies of police departments everywhere had to be changed due to Miranda; as this decision provided a fundamental shift in the tactics being used by investigators to interrogate suspects. No longer could officers pray on the ignorance of the law or intimidation of authority in order to compel confessions. “The courts have made it very clear that the use of physical force or physical abuse or even the threat of this type of conduct on the part of police will render a confession involuntary” (Wicklander & Zulawski, 2002, p.
When one hears about "banned books" you immediately assume there is a list filled with scandalous and provocative books. You think of the book equivalent of R rated movies. Imagine my surprise when the children 's book To Kill a Mockingbird is on the list. This classic teaches many different lessons, so it 's hard to believe that it is banned for things like race relations and rape. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee most often gets challenged on account of the discussion and issue of rape and profanity.