In spite of this claim, Socrates was truly only showing the court that he really did not know much more than his name. He was proving this because throughout his speech, he made it seem like the idea of knowing the truth and having real knowledge about a subject wasn’t needed in order to achieve the goal of persuasion. In Socrates’ speech he stated, “...if I say that the unexamined life is not worth living, you’ll believe me even less...you think I’ve been convicted for lack of arguments that would have persuaded you…” Socrates never specified or went into details about his beliefs that he was presenting to the court which, revealed to them that he did not know anything. He wasn’t able to strengthen his claims by providing evidence meaning his use of logos was faulty. However, Socrates’ goal was not to gather evidence to make it seem as if he was putting all his efforts in saving his life.
John is also conveying through his words that he believes the situation is his own fault/ he would rather die than deal with living a lie for the rest of his theoretical life of having confessed which is a form of self preservation. Along with the other reasons for his words he goes along with the execution to keep what’s left of him untarnished. or pure in the way he never was. The next character that has actions for the sole purpose of their self preservation is Reverend Samuel Parris. Throughout the majority of the crucible parris is shown to only care about his power and his image towards the other people of salem.
That is not the case because Hammurabi’s code was more negative towards everyone than positive. Hammurabi’s code interfered with others lives, prevented protection of the weak and created fear among the people. To begin with, Hammurabi’s code of law was unjust because it interfered with others lives. A mesopotamian man was allowed to disown his son whenever he pleased. Also, If the son hits his father, his hands will be cut off (Document C).
Already, Robinson did not have a jury of his peers, as guaranteed by the Constitution just like the Scottsboro Boys. Tom knew how bad it would look if he was caught with Mayella, which was why he ran away from the situation with the Ewells, even though he was innocent. He was terrified and knew something bad was coming. The prosecute questioned Tom about these particular actions. “‘Scared of arrest, scared you’d have to face up to what you did?’ ‘No uh, scared I’d hafta face up to what I didn’t do.’ ‘Are you being impudent to me boy?’ ‘No suh, I didn’t go to be.’” (Lee 265).
Private Doss refusing to take a gun into combat was very dauntless. Private Doss was called a conscientious cooperator, meaning that he knew what he was doing, however, he continued to do it because he believed that what he was doing was right. Also, due to his past experiences, refusal of a weapon meant not killing anyone. One thing he said was, “With the world so set on tearing itself apart, it don’t seem like such a bad thing to me to wanna put a little bit of it back together” in which he was talking about how his desire was to save those people fighting for him and even some of the people that were trying to kill him. (Gibson) This leads to another good quality which is desire to want to see change, but not just any change.
The truth in his words would remain true for at least a while. Therefore, if they could convince even one of them to make a confession they would stay good in the public’s eye, but the court would continue to accuse and condemn people bringing Salem into even greater rune. The court almost convinced John Proctor to confess because he wanted his life and to be with his wife and see his children grow up, but in the end his morality took control of him and he refused. Rebecca’s refusal to admit to such a lie and the fact that he did not want to be used as proof that the Devil remained alive in Salem gave him the strength to do what he
because Lopez wasn't able to defend himself and wasn't able to having a hearing and his family wasn't notified either. If the court did not try to stop this it would have affected him and everyone else as well. If you think about it everyone had the right to be heard and the court bringing up that it affected the 14th amendment was a good way to protect the right to a hearing, because using liberty and property (property being education) challenged the court and made a different viewpoint on how the case was projected. Now we’re able to have court ruling for suspensions. which is a good thing and also sinces i'm a student i think it's fair that court hearing is given because without it how would a student be able to defend themselves without anyone to make the decisions if they are right or wrong.
Hammurabi’s code was created to protect the weak, when in turn the laws did more harm than good. Hammurabi’s code was unjust, because it did not take into consideration of everyone’s story. Also, the victims were not treated equally, because your social class would change the punishment of the crime. Lastly, he made it to where no one could change his laws, even after his death.
Gandhi knew that when there is an oppressing government if you really want to succeed in your protest then you must have hope. You must never give up on what your morals are and you will have to have hope till the end that things are going to get better. When Gandhi says “But so long as there is yet life in these our bones, we will never comply with your arbitrary laws.” he is saying that as long as I have life I will never loose hope and abide by your unjust laws. This made people change the way they view hope, and they realized that hope can even be a type of courage. This relates to Civil Disobedience because in the text Thoreau has the hope that people will not do something if they think it is unnecessary or unjust.
But then, I realized that this metaphor is not THAT appropriate. The King Herod had total freedom and justification to be against the request made by the princess, and in return, he would be paid by the blessing of God. The only thing he had to do is to save the poor man prisoned in the cell, and the sole thing he needed to abandon his authority of being a rule of a country. Besides, I don’t think Herod is the kind of people who devote themselves to cherish their own reputation. He made a vow which he couldn’t