When Karl finished his story and asked forgiveness from Simon, Simon became psychologically overwhelmed with everything that had happened. His choice was to not forgive the dying man. He chooses simply to walk out of the room in silence. That night he discussed this with his friends and they applauded him for vengeful, religious, and logical reasons. But that was not enough for Simon.
Hu was shown as being a scribe that does not stick to his contract, as he acts and reacts in ways that would be recognized as insane, and being placed in an asylum to free Foucquet of the burdens Hu created. Foucquet was a strong-willed religious man that became fed up with Hu’s struggles to fit in to the society which was foreign to him. With Foucquet’s lack of respect or empathy towards Hu, Hu is left to die in the asylum. With Hu’s attitude changing at the end of the story, the reader is left to further ponder the theme of The Question of Hu, cultural clashes and insanity as the main
English 3 Acc. Death penalty does not deter crimes. In the novel A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines they are very unfair with the decision of Jefferson having to die with a crime he didn’t commit. My thought on death penalty is that it doesn’t stop issues in society. People will always do what they want to do trying not to get caught.
In 1692 it was a Puritan way Salem led a Puritan way of life. Anyone who doesn’t agree with the church, or has a stain on his or her name, is disapproved off. John Proctor didn’t exactly have a ‘puritan’ life. However John was a good man, he wanted to be seen as an honest man, not just a man who lied to protect the town. John didn’t want to be named a liar, he admitted to committing adultery, and the last thing he wanted was his name nailed on the church’s wall because he signed a lie.
He constantly masks his problems and never deals with them. Sadly, many marriages lack the aspect of communication. In this story, if the couple would have expressed their concerns with one another, there might not have been such “blindness” within their marriage. The wife would recognize and deal with her husband’s self-doubt in regards to her friendship with Robert. Also, if the husband wasn’t using substances every night, he would realize that his underlying problems are not with Robert, but with himself.
He rids himself of the guilt he holds of their affair and fights for freedom of the wrongly accused when his wife is placed on trial. John would rather die than confesses to a fake accusation. He knows that if he signs the false confession, he will not only be lying to himself, but will ensure that others in the community will also have to suffer his fate and never be able to live as honest people again. Martha Correy also refuses to confess to her crimes after she is accused of reading strange books,
One should always do the proper and moral thing. In “Shooting an Elephant” the police officer fails to do so even though he knew from the beginning that it would have been the right thing to do. He clearly exclaims that he “…did not want to shoot the elephant” (11) but his self-conscience made him kill it. In “First they came for the Jews”, the man failed to do the proper and moral thing as well for the reason that “I was not a…” Jew or a communist or a trade unionist but he was only himself, which in the end left him with no one. However, there is also a difference in how the characters dealt with the situation.
Appius did not care about the truth of a case that passed through his courthouse. Not only did he allow a completely untrue case to be tried by the false churl, he asked for it to occur. The doctor shows that he does not approve of this occurrence by the fate of that judge, who is thrown in jail and later kills himself. This being said, finding justice would be the most important factor in his role as a judge. Many folks do not realize how difficult life can be out in the world.
Elie became a victim of God’s silence and caused himself to fall silent in the face of danger, such as his father’s beating. Even in this event, Elie “kept silent” (Wiesel 54) and thought of “stealing away in order to not suffer the blows.” (Wiesel 54) Wiesel’s use of the word silent shows the turn that he makes from being protective of his father to being indifferent t. Elie realizes, after witnessing the horrible actions of the Nazis, that God’s silence was because He was “hanging here from this gallows.” (Wiesel 65) These words express God’s death and how the prisoners lost their belief in God, leading to their indifference towards the torture that was occurring in
‘Light’ for example has no meaning if there is no ‘darkness’; Love’ has no meaning if there is no ‘hatred’. Any action, however interesting at first, becomes monotonous in the long run. Take the case of an executioner. When he hangs a man for the first time, he is badly shaken at the idea of putting a human life to an end. But as he gets used to it, he becomes a hardened soul.