The story is enjoyable for its humorous portrayal of a family embarking on a vacation; O'Connor has been unforgiving in her portrayal of these characters. Misfit can be determine as sympathetic because he was wrongly punished, he had no other option than killing the family and polite and well mannered. Firstly, Misfit was wrongly accused for killing his father and was punished and sent to jail. I think Misfit did not killed his father because if he did he would remember it. He asks for the proof and paper work from cops but they did not show him.
Divine Command Theory Divine Command Theory can be described as what are right are whatever God commands, and whatever God forbids is wrong. Being truthful is what some believe that God says is right, but being truthful is the moral think to do (Rachel’s and 50-53). Not, because God says so but, because society says that people must be truthful to be successful and the reach their goals. The advantages to this Theory is that it gives motive to people to be moral which means people are listening to the sayings of God. God faring people accept the teachings of God and the best way to live.
He will be judged by those who know him in the real world, and if a higher power exists, will also be judged in the spiritual world as well. An unethical action performed by a man with a religious belief is the most unlikely event that would occur out of the four possible scenarios because he will most likely not place himself in a situation where he needs to make a decision that could potentially be considered unethical. If this situation were to occur, he could simply confess his sins and be forgiven on the spot, avoiding judgment once the confession is made in full and pity is recognized in self. “It seems that morality and religion are perceived as separate realms in order to accomplish the teleological suspension.” -The Teleological Suspension of the Ethical by Dr. C. Matthew McMahon Let’s think about why a religious man committing an unethical deed is deemed justified in the name of God. Why does he get a special treatment because of his beliefs?
She is desirable in many ways and men see her as a perfect catch. However, perceptions on Judy are skewed because she is not all she's made up to be. Judy is like the American Dream to Dexter because he is trying to achieve something great by making Judy his own. She is the epitome of the dream woman just like the American Dream suggests if you work hard you have the chance to be happy and live a successful life. Dexter believes if he has Judy he will be happy and satisfied with his life.
• The Theory of Archetypes - Geza Roheim argues that the theory of archetypes is unnecessary. As humans share the same experiences, such as dependence on parents, it is not surprising that they construct similar myths. Also, some religious myths come from the experiences of a particular community and so it seems unlikely that they are born out of an idea which is present in all humans. Therefore, it is argued that Jung is not justified in stating that there is an ‘instinct for God’ just because people believe in God. Also, many people do not believe in God.
This case could argue that whilst he was not born evil, he was certainly becoming bad. His reason for the murder would suggest he was not of a sane mind, however he was not convicted as clinically insane or mentally unwell, he was convicted as a ruthless killer and remains in custody to this day. It could be said by looking at the story of Mark Chapman he made many cries for help, but it never came and he headed down a path of devastation and the world lost a legend in John
“He's an animal! No he's worse! Not even animals rape and kill their own kind!” This made me angry because everyone deserves to be treated as a human even if they have committed a crime because they are still human and no crime committed can change that. “Dead Man Walking” also made me feel sad because I know it's hard for parents to lose their children and we see how painful it is for Matthew's mother to deal with the fact that Matthew is going to be killed when the court announces that Matthew will be executed as originally planned and she breaks down and starts crying. This reminds me of the time my dad told me how my cousin was killed by a drunk driver, I can not even begin to imagining how painful it must have been for my aunt and uncle to lose their son that day.
'The Tell Tale Heart' is a story about a man who killed an old man just because he didn't like the way his eyes looked like. The main character speaks about madness as being a gift and not a kid of disability for example in lines 2 - 4 he says: ' but why would you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses-not destroyed-not dulled them'. This person is trying to persuade us that the disease isn't bad. The mad man killed the old man and then cut him up and put him under the floorboards of the house.
The court pleads the man guilty without any proof of rape. Had this been a white man instead the outcomes would have been different. When Tom Robinson was asked why he helped the “Victim” he answered “Looks like she didn't have nobody to help her. I felt sorry for her”(Lee chap 19-20). When Tom said those words the court couldn’t believe what they had heard.
James Rachels states that we should be autonomous, and think about what is right and wrong for ourselves. Rachels believes it is better to be autonomous because it would be more meaningful. For example, if someone is donating to charity because they want to help others, it would arguably be more moral than donating to charity simply because a priest told them to. If this is the case, then God is making us do something less moral, and would therefore not be worth worshipping. Some may argue that the outcome of the action is still the same, so there is no difference.