The court was so fearful of the devil and of witches that they killed many people without any real evidence. John Proctor was accused of witchcraft; he had a chance to save his life but knew it was not the right thing to do. In order to save his family and clean his conscience, Proctor accepted his fate and chose to be
But the whole society overlooked Jason’s actions of betraying his own family and blood in secrecy. According to the society, revenge was more sinful especially when a woman committed it, but there is no sin of breaking one’s love especially when men are permitted to do whatever they wish. In the end, Medea’s action will always be unforgivable since she committed murders of the innocent in the eyes of Greek society, but what about Jason’s deeds? No one has clearly defined his errors because he is a man who will always be
After she attacks, she ended up running back to her cave where Beowulf finds her there and ends up killing her. While most men are serial killers, Aileen Wuornos wasn’t. Sociopaths are not someone you want to be messing with. Sociopaths don 't necessarily have malicious feelings toward others, so they tend to treat others as objects. Sociopaths have a sense of rage and they often feel angry with themselves and others so they will act out.
The victim then said, “No voice there cried ‘stay’ for me in the empty square” (poem). The hangman said he only had the chance to keep murdering people because nobody stood up and said something about it. It is ironic that the victim said nobody cried for me because when other people were getting hanged he didn’t say anything either. This leads to the bystander effect because the people of the town did not want to say anything since maybe someone else could have said
He could not bear to be disobeyed by anyone because that would hurt his reputation. When he decided to leave Polyneices to rot on the battlefield, he told everyone in the city that they should not dare to go bury him. If anyone disobeyed this law they would be punished. After hearing about Creon’s new law, no one dared to try to bury him except Antigone. When Creon found out about this he said, “You know I caught her in the sight of all,/ Alone of all our people, in open revolt./ And I will make my word good in Thebes/ By killing her” (l. 655-658).
The leader of the workers, Curley, wanted to make Lennie pay for killing his wife. Curley decreed that if Lennie was found to shoot him in the stomach and let his guts spill out. This would make his death long and painful. George couldn’t bear to watch Lennie being tortured by the workers like this so he pulled out Carlson’s Luger and placed a bullet into his head, ending his life in the quickest way possible. All in all, George’s decision to kill Lennie was justified by the fact that George was Lennie’s keeper, there was no possible way to save Lennie, and he didn’t want Lennie’s death to be slow and
The first way that he showed his strength was by punishing people in a cruel way. In Qin's time, he didn't allow people to disagree with his opinions. If you do, you would send to a prison or death. Once, he burnt all the books because he didn't want people to get inspired by the books. Because he wanted people to think as same as what he thinks.
They way they kept soldiers fighting is cruel, they way they killed people from other empires is not necessary, and the way they got married depending on the situation is unfair. To begin with the Genghis Khan way he set up his soldiers to fight is cruel. Having his soldiers fight is groups, if any more than one man leaves to fight his group members are put to death. (Doc 2) This meaning that the people who leave know that them leaving will cause the death of people who are willing to fight. This is really
The king did not stand for this so he planned to kill the figure, but yet the figure killed him. The citizens of the party then confronted the figure with rudeness and violence and yet the figure killed them too. This tells you that the “Red Death” actually represents Death himself and no matter how hard you try you can’t escape from
The villagers blind acceptance of the lottery allowed a ritual murder to become a custom to the town. They were afraid to change their customs even though there was no one forcing them to change. It is sad that these ordinary people easily kill someone when they are told to. They don’t even know why they have to kill someone in order to keep their world sane. They just know the fact that they’ve always held a lottery to kill someone.
Law 21 clearly states that if a thief has stolen property, he shall be put to death and hanged at the scene(Doc D). While others may say this is fair and that he deserves it, this law does not demarcate between official documents or a toy. Many of our youth have played harmless tricks on their peers and if they 're caught, even if it’s a dare, they shall die a painful and torturous death. This removes one man from society and it lowers the moral of the city and in turn, Babylonian, crippling it. This also means that the thief will never learn his lesson and his relatives may be in an outraged state with the government.