These executions could range from being shot with arrows to being buried alive upside-down. These executions being very cruel, it allowed the prisoner to be tortured and feel the pain longer and make it more excruciating. These executions show that the Mongols had very little sympathy for prisoners and were fit to make their final moments, what many would consider, a living hell. (Doc.
It was even done by the great god Zeus! The ancient Greeks thought that Odysseus was right in killing all the suitors because they ate his food, exceeded their limits, didn’t leave when they were told, misbehaved with his wife when he was gone, and even raped the maids. Back then, it was unquestionably correct to kill the
Custer’s Last Stand at Little Bighorn resulted in Custer and his men being ambushed by Indians (Doc. 10). This was one of the few instances where the Americans suffered a considerable amount of casualties. The U.S. Government was able to carry out their atrocities by dehumanizing the Plains Indians. Many whites thought of them as beasts and romanticized their slaughter (Doc.
Robert and Roger talk about Jack going to beat up one of their tribe members, “‘He got angry and made us tie Wilfred up.’”(159). They find this cruel act funny and exciting. Their humaneness is disappearing and they are taking pleasures in the most twisted things. Moreover, the disappearance of their humaneness leads them to killing people. Piggy went to talk to them in a civilized manner but they ended up killing him.
106 of Machete Season online version on Google Play). Another gruesome killing was one that Ignace speaks of “ The Tutsis’ trickery made us angry, and we went immediately on a raid and surrounded them. Those with grenades started throwing them at the Tutsis…We hacked up bushes and woodwork from deserted houses, blocked the gallery with this firewood and lit the pile. The Tutsis died of
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
The madness resulting from the incident was the way in which the soldiers handled this. They make jokes about Ted Lavender’s death, and act as if it was in a movie, separated from reality. Next, they burn down a town and kill all the animals still in it. While seeing something like this on the news would be disturbing, through the context of the author’s perspective we can understand why they do this. They are all afraid of dying in shame, as noted when Tim O’Brien says “They carried the soldier's greatest fear, which was the fear of blushing.
Given the opportunity, Odysseus shot Antinous, the most perfidious of the suitors, with an arrow that “hit him under the chin/ and punched up to the feathers through his throat …Like pipes his nostrils jetted/ crimson runnels, a river of mortal red/ and one last kick upset his table/ knocking the bread and meat to soak in dusty blood” (703). Odysseus took his revenge on Antinous by shooting him, which justifies the common idea in Ancient Greece that violence serves as a suitable form of revenge. Odysseus also reinforced this idea when he warned the disloyal suitors “There will be killing till the score is paid. / You forced yourselves upon this house. Fight your way out, / or run for it, if you think you can escape death.