I feel Capote’s in-depth analysis and reconstruction of this murder case struck horror into my heart, knowing how unpredictable murder is and how devastating the effects were afterwards. Personally, this story almost seemed unreal, that a murder with seemingly no motive almost went unsolved, but luckily had a “fairy-tale” ending in which the criminals were caught. It is crimes like these that the criminals deserve the death sentance, even if the punishment is cruel. Even though I do not live in the same time period as the Clutter murder, I think that I would have to disagree with Capote’s thinking that hanging was wrong, since the criminals clearly deserved the punishment, which oddly, they were willing to
Atticus may be portrayed as good, but he has his doubtful moments. Then, there is Bob Ewell who is seen as a monster throughout the book through the reader’s eyes because of his violent ways. “Somehow, I could think of nothing but Mr. Bob Ewell saying he’d get Atticus if it took him the rest of his life” (Lee 262) This shows that Bob Ewell is violent in his ways and portrays the evilness of the themes when he tried to harm the Finch children when he had wanted to get back at Atticus. A man is lower than life when he tries to harm a child especially his own or those who had nothing to do with his
These sources include Student Resources In Context, Opposing Viewpoints In Context, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, The Huffington Post’s website, and Elie Wiesel’s Night. Although it will be difficult, humans must stop oppressing the weak simply because they are different and the oppressors can get away with it. The book To Kill a Mockingbird is a wonderful source for examples of oppression, since it is based off the narrator’s childhood. Even though the book has numerous themes throughout it, the primary one to be seen is good versus evil. Good being the people fighting racism and racial oppression, the evil being most of the town, who are racist and work to
In the beginning she's just this innocent kid, but by the end she sees the town in another light. A clearly innocent man is convicted because of his race. This causes her to go from seeing her town as this nice, lovely place where bad things don't happen, to this place where racism exists and people are killed because of it. It's a dark time in the book and during that time people are shown for who they really are. The "dark" causes Scout to "see" the way things truly are.
We speak of destiny or fate, as if it were some external force or moral order, compelling him against his will to certain destruction." Most readers have felt that after the initial crime there is something compulsive in Macbeth's murders; and at the end, for all his "valiant fury," he is certainly not a free agent. He is like a bear tied to a stake, he says; but it is not only the besieging army that hems him in; he is imprisoned in the world he has made. Northrop Frye stresses the connection between the witches and fate: The successful ruler is a combination of nature and fortune, de jure and de facto power. He steers his course by the tiller of an immediate past and by the stars of an immediate future.
The narrator’s violent tendencies and overall high capability of various emotions clash with the rest of the “Dull” town’s banal attitude toward everything. The town sees this and rather than deal with the “problem” of having some kind of issue in their system, they discard of their criminal into total and complete isolation. The town’s actions are much like those of the societies in jail. The moment a criminal starts to exhibit actions just a smidge more dangerous—different—than other people they get sent into solitary confinement for months and even years. Many officials are aware the criminals they cart off into absolute loneliness aren’t sane, but they say it’s “for their own protection as well as the criminals around them” (Crystal).
Hadley likes to distinguish his authority over the inmates (Darabont 1994). He does not treat the prisoners like humans, but as scum. Though, Byron treats Andy more as a human when he discovers that Andy is beneficial to him; Andy can provide financial aid. Bradley has a reputation of being ruthless, yet he weeps like a child as he is arrested. The film proves that people are not always who they first appear to
Guilt is a very big part of human conscience (except on Monday’s which have been proved by statistics as the most guilt-ridden day for most workers.) Many people tend to feel guilty about something that they have done rather it be in secret or out in the open. In Danicat’s novel “The Dew Breaker”, guilt is a demon that hunts a man that tries to run away from a dark past. The guilt that Ka’s father has about the past could never leave him alone due to all the evil deeds he had committed on innocent people. Ka’s father tries to hide his identity throughout the novel because he does not want his past to catch up with his present life.
Paul despises his common life so much that he feels he must hid it from his peers through lies. He tells them false information of his ‘upper class’ life, such as announcing his travels to far off places, to make them believe he is above the average middle class person. Every lie Paul tells, the further away he gets from realizing and appreciating the good that is already present in his life (such as family) and from
During this meeting, they discussed Holden’s academic failure and his unwillingness to conform to society and apply himself to his studies. Antolini has a paternal attitude towards Holden. He seems genuinely concerned about the boy and tries to help him realise that his irresponsible behaviour is spiralling out of control. He tells him he is headed for a fall and “the man falling isn’t permitted to feel or hear himself hit the bottom.”(Chapter 24, The Catcher in the Rye) He offers advice: “The mark of an immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of a mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.” (Chapter 24, The Catcher in the Rye) The visit is relaxed and friendly. He doesn’t question Holden too much.