Hammurabi claimed that his laws were both just and helpful to a wide range of people, but the majority of the laws don’t support either of his claims. In the instance of many laws, he appears to be very drastic with his consequences. In one of his codes, he says that if a women is caught in adultery with another man, both people must be tied up and thrown into the water (doc C, law 129). The act of binding the two people together and drowning them is a very specific and extreme repercussion for cheating. Another example of Hammurabi’s unnecessary harshness, was the law stating that if a man has broken into another’s house he shall be put to death by piercing him or hanging him in the hole which he made in the house (doc D, law 21).
In document C, Law 129 talks about how if a married lady is caught cheating on her husband, she and the man she was cheating with, get tied together and thrown into the water. Hammurabi should want his people to feel safe and be with whoever they want to be with. The husband may get mad at the lady, but getting thrown into water and drowning is really harsh. The woman would be scared. In Law 195 it states, “If a son has struck his father, his hands shall be cut off.” This law seems, as well, too harsh.
By doing that a huge conflict was created in the story and multiple characters had to fake that Hero was dead while they find the culprit behind this. This also happened in The Outsiders when Dally’s girlfriend cheated on him while he was in prison. By cheating on him Dally was upset over how unloyal she was and broke up with her. Another example is in the poem “ The Charge of the Light Brigade” when cavalry men charged at enemy lines even though it meant certain death. This showed how honor gave them the courage to face their conflict, and go through with the blunder anyways.
A women that was non-virgin was seen as polluting the sacred rites and called down the fury and anger of the goddess on both the city and people. If a Vestal Virgin was found guilty of losing her virginity then she would pay the ultimate punishment which was through the act of stoning to death. If a man was also found guilty of having an affair with a Vestal virgin then he was also given the punishment of being put to death. The article “ Catiline and the Vestal Virgins,” T.J. Cadoux talks about the punishment of a Vestal Virgin who would broke the laws and rules that were placed before them. Cadoux states “She that has broken her vow is buried alive near the gate called Collina, where a little mound of earth stands, called in Latin agger; under it a narrow room is constructed, to which a descent is made by stairs; here they prepare a bed, and light a lamp, and leave a small quantity of victuals, such as bread, water, a pail of milk and some oil; so that the body which had been consecrated and devoted to the most sacred service of religion might not be said to perish by such a death as famine.
“Whosoever commits adultery will be executed, whether or not they have previous convictions”, Ratchnevsky also states (Document 10). This in particular seems illogical because what would justify someone lose their life due to cheating. Paul Ratchnevsky said “ If an Unbeliever(i.e. a Mongol) desires a married woman he will kill the husband and then have relations with the woman” (Document 10). Based on the evidence it seems as if the Mongols were barbaric and viewed women as property.
Lady Macbeth says ‘When you durst do it, then you were a man; And to be more than what you were, you would Be so much more the man. This shows that lady Macbeth emotionally abused Macbeth, which lead Macbeth to see his wife as very manipulating and threatening. Therefore, she is the true murderer. Even though Macbeth took action and murdered the king, her manipulation of him made it such that she might as well have been holding the knife
The townspeople gave Hester the punishment of wearing a scarlet letter “A” on her chest, and using her as an example of a transgressor. Hester’s husband hates her and for doing an adultery act while he was lost at sea. They both despise each other, for they think of betrayal. Though they both committed a wrong act. The puritan religion has strict beliefs, and anyone who lives in the town must follow all the strict rules.
The first time Raskolnikov visits Sonia at her apartment, he is quite rude to her. After he murdered Lizaveta and Aliona, he became a miserable criminal, and that is what he labeled Sonia as. He said, “You live in this muck that you hate… Wouldn’t it have been better, a thousand times more ‘right’--and more clever, too--if you’d gone and jumped in the river and ended everything at once!” (315). Sonia thought many times of killing herself, so she understood his cruel suggestion. However, this may seem contradictory of the previous statement of his dependency on Sonia, but it appears this was Raskolnikov finding an outlet for the misery he created for himself, and Sonia knew that Raskolnikov was “terribly, infinitely unhappy” (321).
Cameron Oldfield Mrs. Brincks English III 15 November, 2015 The Crucible and Red Scare Imagine being thrown in jail, blamed for something that you didn't do .The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, is a story about how certain propaganda and false accusations can ruin lives, just like in the case of the Red Scare. Although 1692 the Salem witch trials and the Red Scare were over 200 years apart, The similarities are striking. both trials used intimidation, fear, hatred, and false accusations to ruin innocent lives. Both trials resulted in terrible outcomes, with both ending with innocent people being put to death and shunned from society. Arthur Miller was one of the most popular American playwrights
“Ribner then examines duncan’s murder, arguing that this specific act of evil corrupts all levels of creation, contaminating the family, the state, and the physical universe.” The quote said that it corrupts all levels of creation which includes peoples innocence and maybe Lady Macbeth had her innocence finally sealed off for good after Duncan had finally died, and maybe this is why she feels guilt for an act she did not physically commit. She did have a part in goading him into the murder so she could bear the title of the queen so maybe she is just as physically guilty as he. “ The guilt is thus more equally divided than we should suppose when we hear people pitying ‘the noble nature of Macbeth,’ bewildered and goaded on to crime, solely or chiefly by the instigation of his wife. ”The things Lady Macbeth has known started coming out in her sleep as she sleep walked towards the end of the story. She had spoken “The thane of fife had a wife.
Shi Huangdi was a strong supporter of legalism which caused him to oppress his people. He would punish his people in inhumane ways such as murdering them. In Document Set 3 source B, it shows scholars being executed and their books being burnt, so that there was one central power. Shi Huangdi didn’t want anyone going against him or the laws so he’d penalize people very harshly. According to the article, “Anyone who is not a court scholar dares to keep the ancient songs, historical records or writings of the hundred schools, these should be confiscated and burned...those who in conversation dare to quote the old songs and records should be publicly executed...those who use old precedents to oppose the new order should have their families wiped
Lamb to the Slaughter Do you think someone should go to jail for killing their husband even when they go crazy? This is what happened with Mary Maloney. She got herself all worked up because her husband was leaving. She went completely psycho, which led to killing him. Mary Maloney should not go to jail.
Tom Robinson on trial for his life said Bob Ewell yelled “whore I’ll kill you” when he saw Mayella kiss Tom from the window. The author’s intentions were that Bob Ewell is angry and he says she’s mine. This relates to a crime because you cannot do things with your daughter and get away with it and it is
Monica wanted to come clean because she heard of a story about a boy who committed suicide because he kissed another boy. She knew the feeling of being shamed and wanted to commit self harm over something that was turned on her. Bill should have been the one in trouble and got all the attention for cheating on his wife. So out of all of this i feel like Bill Clinton was one of the worst presidents to ever take office. As you can tell by all of these scandals and him even getting impeached.
So she freaks out and he hold son when she is telling him to let go. This makes Lennie angry so he eventually shakes her around and breaks her neck. Due to Curley’s wife provakadveness Lennie kills her. Due to her being Curley’s wife and Curley being a cruel person, that when he finds out he would beat and torture Lennie. So this makes George be the one has to give Lennie a quick and swift kill.