The third code is family law. In law 195 it says, “If a son has struck his father, his hands shall be cut off.” The son should be punished however, cutting off his hands is very extreme. There is no age listed in this law and what if it was a child? In law 129 it also shows that the laws were unjust. Another reason is “If a married lady is caught [in adultery] with another man, they shall bind them and cast them into water.” This is also a very harsh punishment.
With this right, they are given the assurance that every man shall be protected from doing what he believes is his duty against the influence of authority. However, Isabel is not given this well-deserved right and instead is compelled to serve those who are. Naturally, this can be viewed as an unfair act of violation of one’s most sacred right. That is why, when the Declaration of Independence was in construction, Thomas Jefferson had the desire to reveal this inequity to the public. “...Violating it’s most sacred rights of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating and carrying them into slavery in another hemisphere,” (Jefferson 1).
Upper-class members had to have harsher punishments that someone normal. Hammurabi’s code was guilty until proven innocent, unlike america it is innocent until proven guilty. Hammurabi once stated “to make justice visible in the land, to destroy the wicked person and the evil-doer, that the strong might not injure the weak." Hammurabi also wanted to make it possible that upper-class people won’t be robbed or killed as much as usual, his one of his code’s stated "If a man has destroyed the eye of a man of the gentleman class, they shall destroy his eye .... If he has destroyed the eye of a commoner ... he shall pay one mina of silver.
Hammurabi’s code: was it just? Hammurabi’s code was not just because of the family law, property law, and personal-injury law. The family law, in Hammurabi’s code, was unfair because in the law 195 it states, “ If a son struck his father, his hands shall be cut off.” (Doc C) This is not just because, if someone struck their father in common era, they would probably only get grounded. Things back then were a lot harsher that they are now. Why the family law is not
Law 129 (Doc C) states that if a married lady is caught in adultery with another man, they will be blinded then casted into the water, whereas law 148 (Doc C) states that if a man has married his wife and a disease has seized her, and he is determined to marry his second wife he will marry the second wife but not divorce the wife who is diseased. This is unjust because the man can leave his wife and get remarried, but a married woman will get blinded and then thrown into water if caught in adultery. The law would have been more just if both men and women had the same consequence when caught in
The slave trade would not interrupt society until later on around 1749. The trustees were people that wanted to shake off the British form of class system, because that system tightly grabbed on to a person’s station in life and rarely let go. It was difficult for any person to move around from their societal role. They wanted change. McIlvenna makes a crucial point when she tells that Great Britain saw Georgia as a failure due to the colonists challenging the class system.
The purpose of his “codes” were to keep everyone safe from danger.He laws that involved like “Personal Injury Law, Creation of the codes,Family laws,Property Law. Body Paragraph 1 Examples of Just laws can first be found in the area of family law. Here is one of the family laws in Mesopotamia.The first example is that “If a married lady is caught cheating with another man, they shall bind and cast them into the water.” If a son has struck his father,his hands shall be cut off”. This means the lady and the man she cheated with will get thrown into the water together .This matters because you shouldn’t cheat on someone you are married with. This matters because you will die by drowning.
Hammurabi’s Code was unjust to the people of Babylon. For example, starting with the family laws, law number 129 (Document C) said that if a married woman is caught in adultery with another man, they shall both be tied up and thrown in the water to drown. In my opinion, this law is too harsh, they should both go to prison instead.
If he escapes to another city, they will view him as a criminal and if his children came with him they would be viewed as foreigners. By breaking the law his soul would be ruined and a ruined soul is not worth living with. This goes back to when he said that the really important thing is not to live but to live well. Also, when he dies he would enter Hades as an outlaw and will not be well welcomed. Therefore, he believes that he should stay and face his execution because it is better to die than to live with a ruined soul.
The purpose of the rebellion was to rebel against the people who enslaved them with the use of violence. The murders were rebellious, however some of the more unnecessary acts of violence were more than rebellious, they were vengeful. Most of the murders happened quickly, without noise so that they were systematic and calculated. However the murder of Mrs. Williams was less than systematic: the members of the rebellion could have killed her while she fled, rather than dragging her back and forcing her to see her husband’s dead body. This example of violence emphasizes the atrocious aspects of an event that can still not be considered an atrocity given the justification of the