“Overzealous officials” grill suspicious foreigners “to the point of near panic” (Khan 559). In worst cases, death has occurred Haitians seeking refuge, a man was not allowed to keep his medication while he was put in Krome (Danticant 569). The profiling does not only happen with officials, but many Americans often profile foreigners. Americans heightened suspicion on not only non-Americans, but on Americans with Middle Eastern traits. Americans know “racial profiling is both morally wrong and ineffective”, but they rather be safe than sorry (Chavez 563).
Edward scissor hands directed by Tim burton is a movie about personal suffering we see how Edward struggles to belong to suburbia. His appearance is unique from his pale skin to his massive razor sharp scissor hands. In this movie there are other characters that also suffer for example Esmeralda, she is an outcast she doesn’t mix with her neighborhood because she a religious zealot. Edwards love interest Kim also goes through hardship, from her bad boyfriend disrespecting her and getting her into trouble. She is in a conflict because she wants to be with her “normal” boyfriend but she actually falls in love with Edward.
The Moral Blindness of a Post-Modern Society in “Killings” In Andre Dubus’s short story “Killings,” Dubus emphasizes the idea that there are significant amounts of moral blindness in a post-modern society. He uses not only personal relationships, like those between Frank, Mary Ann, and Richard, but also society as a whole to show how this idea of moral blindness affects everyone. Dubus uses the idea of moral blindness in the story like a crack in a windshield; it starts out small, but as the crack continues to grow, it becomes more dangerous for everyone in the car. No person in this post-modern society is safe from becoming morally blind, but Dubus makes a point to show that nature is unscathed by this pandemic, and is the only morally straight element in this story. Dubus uses the love triangle between Frank, Mary Ann, and Richard to create the idea that love can be a factor in moral blindness.
There is a moral difference between Shelton’s killing of his attackers and that of his other victims. Darby and Ames caused personal harm to Shelton and thus gave him the moral right to try and prevent any other future pain that could be caused by these men, but the other victims were combatants in the war that Shelton waged against the “system”. When looking at Darby and Ames, Shelton takes a more utilitarian approach when dealing with their killings. The government “system” is supposed to punish those who are wrong. But in the trial of Darby and Ames, only Ames was punished severely while Darby was allowed to go free.
Darl is also brings humiliation for Anse because other townsfolk are always talking about Darl and how strange he is. His parents aren’t the only ones who have a troubled relationship with Darl. Jewel absolutely hates his brother Darl. Darl frequently torments his younger brother giving reason for Jewel to shun Darl. Dewey Dell hates Darl because she can’t keep any secrets from him, because he can look at her and know what she’s hiding.
I think Henry VIII does deserve his image as ‘Horrible Henry’ as he did many bad things throughout his life. Examples of these are, for a first, an obvious one; he killed two of his wives, for very vague and simple reasons. One and main reason that Henry deserves to be remembered badly, is because he treated his wives unreasonably. Anne gave him a daughter (not a son which was what he wanted desperately, for an heir to take on the throne after Henry) and she apparently
Coping With Guilt at War In the novel The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien, the soldiers take responsibility for the deaths of friends, and have to find ways to cope with their severe guilt. The Vietnam War puts a heavy burden on O’Brien and his fellow soldiers, especially since they are reluctantly drafted by the U.S. government. The soldiers are being forced to be in a war in which most of them do not believe, thus also being forced to take on these mental and physical responsibilities. The whole plat oon feels extreme guilt for for these seemingly unreasonable deaths of their fellow troops. Finding ways to cope with this guilt is remarkably difficult, particularly in such an intense war fought in a completely foreign country.
In my opinion, the penalties for hate crimes should continue to be more severe than that of a regular crime because so many innocent people are injured and even killed simply because they are different. People should have the right to live in America free of fear that something will happen to them simply because they were not born a certain color, they practice a different religion or that they happen to be
Throughout the chapter, Camus uses pathetic fallacy in order to create tension, which is mirrored in Meursault’s mood. This is shown when Meursault states that ‘the bright morning sunshine hit me like a slap in the face’ and also when he describes the heat, just prior to the shooting of the Arab, as ‘unbearable’. Meursault ends up shooting the Arab, which he blames on the weather because of how desperate he was to get out of the sun and wanted to get into the shaded area where the Arab was sitting, and so Meursault uses the weather as a reason to make the murder seem acceptable. By using the weather like this, Camus is displaying themes of the absurd, because of the way Meursault is used as an absurd character, in that he is emotionally detached from the murder, and feels that his dislike of the weather is an acceptable excuse for killing a man, because of this, the murder becomes symbolic of the themes of the absurd in society. Also, Camus uses the weather in the form of the novel, as the weather is used whenever there is a high tension situation involving Meursault.
How does Hill convey relationships in the novel King of the Castle? Hill is describing Kingshaw’s relationship with his mother as not a good one. We see this as Kingshaw is thinking back to his past experiences with his mother, “He wished she were dead instead of his father”. Here Hill is trying to portray that Kingshaw’s mother is an extremely unlikable person and a terrible parent. Here, Kingshaw’s mother is trying to treat both the boys with equal respect.“I shall not make a favourite of my own child”, which is conveyed to the reader constantly as throughout the novel as her respect for her own child declines as her feelings for Mr Hooper increases .