Carl Lee Hailey by Austin Murdough The protagonist, Carl Lee Hailey from the popular movie, “A Time to Kill” was justified in his actions. Carl Lee faced trial for murder, and murder is in no way excusable. Although, this man certainly necessary purpose for his actions. What he did was immorally wrong but the two men he killed did far worse. The men Carl Lee killed, raped and almost murdered his daughter strictly based on the fact that she was black.
It was the “impulses, desires, and feelings that a person is unaware of but that influence emotions and behavior” that were the driving force of the killing (1542). His disposal of the body shows premeditation, “They drove…Matt thinking now of the hole he and Willis had dug last Sunday: (109). He used a handkerchief to touch everything, and had a glove for when he touched the gun. He would also shut the car door with his hips. These fearful emotions he used to protect himself were much like the emotions he felt which caused to be overprotective of his son.
Young men thought themselves immortal, laughed off death, and never made it to their thirties (Staples 195). Grossman adds a daunting truth to how violent desensitization and brutalization endured by a soldier is laced with social media and passed to our children (Grossman 499). Soldiers’ whom are expected to accept death as their way of life are routinely abused physically and verbally. Through media and video games, violent crime, and war are blatantly exposed to youth and young adults. The youth are affected by becoming desensitized at an early age; laughing at death, mocking the injured, showing no remorse (Grossman 502).
As the famous saying says “Assumed guilty until proven innocent”, this is the case for Boo Radley. Nobody really knew Boo but everyone judged him and said bad stuff about him just because he was different. Mr. Ewell tries to kill Scout and Jem near the end of the book. He breaks Jem’s arm but then Boo Killed Mr. Ewell and saved Scout and Jem’s life. "Atticus was right.
A second example of a fact is ‘Robert Harris was sentenced to death’ which summarises and to a full extent reveals what he’s done. The reason why it’s effective is because the reader can see what the repercussions were of his actions in the fact that he was made to suffer in a gas chamber. The final example of a fact I will be analysing is the extract ‘resigned to his fate’ where it implies he lost all hope and went to his destiny which was to be killed by cyanide and die ‘frantically breathing, gasping for air’ in a way described as ‘unclean and inhumane’. Facts are an effective way of creating an emotional response because they clearly present the truth in a way that can only be conceived as concise and also straight to the point they don’t pose arguments but straightaway make the reader think about all actions that occur in the story without being biased. An example of an opinion that is used by the author is ‘I would say this was not a humane way to die’ which implies that what actually occurred in the gas chamber was unfair and not a process a human should have to go through.
George Russell states that the disaster is called “the largest mass suicide of Americans in history”, supporting the claim that the participants in the Peoples Temple intentionally killed themselves (38+). Russell also explains that Jones was very intent on his ‘revolutionary suicide’ and that he kept bringing it up, and during his final speech he claimed that it was the only way out (38+). Richard Cavendish claims that many of the churches believers “willingly killed their children and themselves” (13). Evidently, numerous people in Jones’ following actually believed his words and trusted him enough to put their lives in his hands. In fact, Thomas Streissguth points out that Jones was a believer of socialism, and that he was so aggressively persuasive about his standing that members of his congregation were compelled to donate all of their belongings and funds to the church (105).
In order to keep him silent, Mr. Rooney orders his son, Connor Rooney, to murder Sullivan Sr.’s family. Now betrayed and left with nothing, save for his surviving son Sullivan Jr., Sullivan Sr. must now take revenge on the people he once served, but also keep his son safe from a psychotic, but effective hit man hired by Mr. Rooney. Sullivan Sr. and Sullivan Jr. learn many lessons about life, fatherhood, loyalty, and redemption as they make their journey on the road to Perdition. Hanks’ performance as Sullivan Sr. in the film Road to Perdition is phenomenal. He is terrifying as a loyal mafia enforcer who takes revenge on the mafia family he once served for so long.
Kennedy shot, but his death is still seen as controversial. Investigations have raked over all evidence given in original testimonies, all witnesses, and all possible coverage of the assassination. Everyone was shocked at the murder of such a great man, and the nation was weary to believe the government after seeing and hearing the controversial footage. The original death statement released from the U.S. government explained that Kennedy had been stuck at the back his head with a bullet. No witnesses saw a lurch forward from the fatal shot though.
The agents were overpowered both in numbers and in firepower. Although it is tragic that two innocent FBI agents had been killed, this case was an injustice to Peltier and he did not deserve the punishment given to him. The only thing the FBI had right was that two of their agents had been killed. They had poor leads and were determined to get a conviction for the murders and Peltier was their last chance. What failed to be verified was who killed the agents.
These terrorists do not see an innocent man sitting before them, they see an instrument capable of effectively communicating the depth of pain they feel by indifferently expending the life of Captain John Dawson, as well as an instrument publicizing to the other Jews The Movement is fighting back their anger, pain, and hatred for the people who wronged them. He is only a body to be sacrificed as a physical representation of their pain. Hitler’s hate killed millions of innocent lives forcing many people to lose their innocence because their lives were thrust into the unfortunate reality of inequality, antipathy, and injustice. His pathological hatred of Jews has resulted in a ripple effect that has led to the