Author: Juan Carlos Rios 11/06/12 EN108 home work: structure about “Death and Justice” by Edward Koch This paper discusses the essay “death and Justice”, by Edward I. Koch, former congressman and mayor of New York City. He As a supporter of capital punishment for criminals who committed murder, his views have been the subject of much controversy, and Koch shows how he took arguments that arose against him and used them in his essay to confirm his own stance. We view Koch’s opinion that he has toward the death penalty in today’s world. In an English lesson “Koch reviews a variety of excuses to abolish death penalty” lecturer Clarissa said, “he argues the importance of the death penalty, as well as, he argues excuses of death penalty opponents.”. “He argues the ethics and politics towards the importance and support of the death penalty” The Allyn and Bacon Guide to writing said.
Arguments go back and forth whether capital punishment is “cruel and unusual punishment” because of the torture people on death row go through. Also, people commit murders because of witnesses that see them commit certain crimes. He or she has evidence of the crime an individual has committed and can testify it to the police. Murders happen because people get scared what a certain person might do and the victims are the ones who get hurt. The article presents a good argument for why the death penalty works because it explains the different type of murders that happen to people and the cause of it and why murder rates have gone down.
Firstly, we frame the question, and the question will be “Should Carl shoot the two rapists?” then create the maxim, for Carl’s situation will be “When my daughter was raped then I want to see the justice be done, then I kill the men, otherwise they may just get few years in jail only.” Then, the interesting point is universalizing the maxim, so if Carl kills and everyone can kill. Moreover, we should think about the Carl intention. I think this is really unusual thought about killing and justice connection. So think about the universalizing the maxim for two boys’ action if two boys rape people then everyone can rape others without the guilty. Maybe Carl’s situation in Kantianism is more understandable because intention matter not consequence.
In this paper, I will discuss the effect that capital punishment has on deterring criminal activity. Capital punishment is the execution of criminals by the state, for committing crimes, regarded so terrible, that this type of punishment is the only acceptable punishment for the crime committers. For decades now, there has been an ongoing debate over the death penalty in America. The chief argument in favor of death sentences is the fact that it can be used as a deterrent. Deterrence is the idea that executing the murderers will decrease the rates of homicide by discouraging future murderers.
As stated by director Patty Jenkins in the Monster Featurette, "When you see women like Aileen Wuornos on TV and 95% of the world sees them a certain way, I was sure that the fact that she broke my heart was personal and that no one else would ever see it" (Monster). The 2003 Academy Award winner Monster, based on the true-life story of serial killer Aileen Wuornos, explores the brutal reality of highway prostitutes and the chilling consequences that can result from such a destitute situation. The director, Patty Jenkins, stated that her goal with this movie was to portray the "crossing from one side, from good to evil … [and a] last attempt to get love" (Monster). This movie explores many facets of sociology, both in the analysis of Aileen's world, as well as in reflection on how society views and addresses its discarded members such as Aileen. In watching this film, the viewer is forced to practice cultural relativism and assess what part socialization has played in the development of his or her own values and beliefs.
I can agree with him on the fact that murder is wrong, but at the sometime there must be some type of line drown to determine whether this act is committed on behalf of wants, needs, or desire. There are many different facts of murder, all having the same end state of death. Some commit this act of violence on the cause of jealousy or envy which speaks on that individual’s character. Sometimes murder may be committed in acts of self-defense, in these cases I would say that this violent act would possibly be excusable due to the constraints of the situation (either he dies or I die). In this term it is a matter of survival going to mere basics of humanity.
The death penalty is a necessary tool for the United States as it helps reduce the extreme crimes that are arising today. The Death penalty has many opponents. Stephanie Boys is just one in thousands. In her article “The Death Penalty: An Unusual Punishment America is Inflicting Upon Itself” she argues that the death penalty is unconstitutional because it is cruel and unusual punishment. She quotes the Constitution of the United States and argues that the Death Penalty goes against the 8th amendment.
As they planned the murders it is Lady Macbeth who leads her husband, Lady Macbeth who tells him to be a man, and that she would be able to kill her own child if she had sworn to do it. “I have given suck, and know how tender ’tis to love the babe that milks me: I would, while it was smiling in my face, Have pluck’d my nipple from his boneless gums. And dash’d brains out, had I sworn as you have done to this” It is Lady Macbeth’s ability to persuade Macbeth and come up with their plans that gives the impression that she is the leading and more dominant partner in their relationship. It is clear that Lady Macbeth has the upper hand in the relationship. She is able to come up with the plans, easily persuades
V saved Evey and was explaining her how he could have killed those fingerman. V also seems to be a very rancorous person and is trying to transmit this to Evey to make her understand that violence is not just about killing, but is a justice punishment for wrongdoing. V’s behavior is pretty much making Evey loose innocence and realize how unjust the world can be. Sometimes you have to get hurt for the second or even third time to realize that you are just an innocent person who has to start changing your point of view. Evey is one of these people.
In the play, the two women – Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale- who are only brought along with the sheriff and attorney to retrieve some items for a wife – Mrs. Wright/ Minnie foster- accused for killing her husband –Mr. Wright, are the ones who actually find the evidence to indict the accused. In trifles, the title is ironic as the reader sees what is silly and "trifle" to men, is the key for solving the murder. In a general look at Trifles, a reader can figure right away the roles given to women in that era. Women's roles were mainly reproductive and briefly social.