Three characters openly state their prejudice against the accused boy because of his background. The 3rd Juror is prejudiced against him because of the antagonism between himself and his own son: “I think we’d be better off if we took these tough kids and slapped ‘em down before they make trouble, you know?” The 10th Juror believes, “These people are born to lie. Now, it’s the way they are and no intelligent man is gonna tell me otherwise. They don’t know what the truth is…They are different. They act different.” The 4th Juror has similar beliefs to the 10th Juror: “This boy, let’s say he’s a product of a filthy neighbourhood and a broken home.
He is afraid to show affection, as seen with Ezinma and Ikemefuna. In fact, he is so “possessed by the fear of his father’s contemptible life” (Achebe 18), that he does not heed Ezeudu’s advice regarding the death of Ikemefuna. Okonkwo is afraid of looking weak, so he kills Ikemefuna himself. His deep seated fear of resembling his father is stronger than even love for his adopted son. Okonkwo’s “whole life was dominated by […] fear of failure and of weakness” (Achebe 13), and while this initially aids him in his success, it is also the precise reason for all his immoral actions.
“Hereby it is a manifest, that during the time man live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that condition which is called war…” This quote, from the 16th century philosopher, Hobbes, states that mankind is naturally evil. Moreover, Hobbes believes that without a leader, everything would be chaos. For example, in William Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, there are many prime examples of Hobbes’ theory. The novel’s plot involves a group of English school boys who become stranded on a deserted island, but arrive in a good state of mind. As the novel progresses, the boys become chaotic after not having a dependable leader.
n the poem Picketing Supermarkets, the author, Tom Wayman, attempts on showing his readers the extent at which nature has been taken granted for. He does this by using supermarkets to point out that the peoples is postulated towards the goods found in the stores. The author uses the following elements: (from the English Elements of Cognitive Design) rhetoric, connotation, and perspective to emphasize his ideas. The first example of rhetoric can be noted within the title itself, which proves to be quite contradictory towards the attitude and mood of the poem. At first glance, the title, “Picketing Supermarkets” gives the readers the impression that the following poem is quite political and discusses the reasoning behind banning supermarkets.
Justice cannot be served if you have red-herrings which put you off track.Another feature that Cameron Nunn has used to show justice, through the use of the mystery detective genre, is suspects. An example where it shows this featureis on page 103 – “Thomas Dyson, a large muscular boy with a foolishgrin. It was easy to imagine him as the thug who tormented the juniors.‘It’s got to be him.’” The effect of the technique is that David and Simonsuspect Thomas Dyson to be the bully of the school. This adds tension to thereader by revealing the suspects and questioning if it could be them or not. As aresult, the boys go to Thomas Dyson’s house believing that he is the one whokilled Pieter Lehr.
Spanking and Aggression in Young Children Can spanking really lead to aggressive behavior in young children? In my opinion, it can and usually does. Have you ever gotten a spanking from a parent or adult, but then were told “hitting and slapping are not okay,” by that same adult? You probably felt confused or angry and asked them, “why is it ok for you to slap me, but it’s not okay for me to slap you?” This is one of a few reasons why I do not believe spanking is an effective form of punishment and can lead to aggressive behavior in children. It can cause confusion, which can then lead to stress, which can then result in aggressive behavior from the child.
It almost leads us to question Henry’s morals if he is willing to kill infants. Although we assume that Henry is just playing up what will happen because he hasn’t lost control of them yet we have to play with the notion that Henry isn’t on as high of a moral ground as we thought even though it might be a just ground. This speech also uses a lot more detail to describe certain events than the other two speeches. He vividly states, “ the blind and bloody soldier with foul hand defile the locks of your shrill-shrieking daughters:”(34-35). This is very detailed and horrific because he is saying he won’t be able to stop his soldiers from raping the women in the city.
People are tempted and forced to do things that they could never imagine or believe themselves doing. Believe it or not, it can change your overall demeanor and personality. In order to relieve stress, people will do crazy things such as disobeying the law, drugs, or killing one another, adults especially. We would not want death to be a solution in any situation. In conclusion, In the novel “A Long way Gone, memoirs of a boy soldier” by Ishmael Beah, told a story about how adults broke down a dramatical time of crisis which commonly related to the way the children represented themselves and their overall social aspect which lied within their hands.
However, this is undermined as Raimond grows and feels the need to form his own identity, rebelling against the world of his father. “I covered the book and wrote a provocative title… ‘Elvis Presley… Devil or Liberator?’… My father saw it when he came home and tore it up. How could I have written it? Was this what I was coming to?” The repeated nature of Raimond’s rhetorical questions highlights the cognitive dissonance that exists between the formation of his own sense of self, and the need to conform to his father’s world. The implication of this is a persisting uncertainty and unease in the household.
Cheating and plagiarism are two different concepts. Plagiarism is a common form of cheating. It is a kind of violation of someone else's copyright and it mostly applies to article writing, especially in term papers and research papers. According to “Rules for Writers” written by Diana Hacker, “failing to cite quotations and borrowed ideas”; “failing to enclose borrowed language in quotation marks” and “failing to put summaries and paraphrase in your own words” are considered as plagiarism (415). There are a lot reasons for people to cheat, but that doesn't mean we have to cheat; instead, we need to make efforts to stop cheating.