He started with some personal appeals by talking about how the boy was abused by his father and grew up in the slums. This information sparked juror number 5 to start doubting the boy being guilty because he could relate to his situation. After some discussion, he instilled a new voting system where everyone’s votes were anonymous. Juror number 8 even suggested that his vote not count to give the group a sense of consensus. I feel like this may have been an attempt at ingratiation influence because he was making it seem he cared about what the group wanted and would sacrifice his opinion if no one else agreed.
His father also advises him not to judge too quickly - this shows the reader that this is one of Nick’s failings and that he judges people more quicker than he should. This is shown when Nick is seen to be intolerant and judgemental – Nick viewed Gatsby’s life with ‘unaffected scorn’ and was ‘disgusted’ by Tom and Daisy’s marriage. This gives the idea that Nick is dishonest and the reader becomes less trusting of his narration. Geography and morality are linked in this chapter in many ways. East egg is said to be a conservative aristocrat however, it is not as refined as it appears – Tom’s description is seen as ‘hulking’ and ‘aggressive’ whereas upper class
As noted in “Apology”, Socrates is trying to defend himself and explain his behavior to the jurymen as he states “I must surely defend myself and attempt to uproot from your minds in so short a time the slander that has resided there so long” (22). Socrates discards exile and prison, and offers to pay a fine only to find out that the jury rejected his proposal and had sentenced him to death. Socrates was against this at first, but then he gives in as he states “He assesses the penalty at death. So be it” (38) because he had decided that he shouldn’t fear something that he has never witnessed before, in this case, death. In “Crito”, Crito comes up with two arguments on the ethical level: if Socrates gave into death, he is helping his foes win by giving in to what they want and he would be leaving behind his sons and family.
When Scout asked Atticus what it meant he said it in a way she couldn’t understand and also told her he didn’t want to see her in a fight ever a again. She didn’t understand why but really Atticus was teaching her how to endure the different types of persecution due to his case. Jem is mentally influenced by the verdict and Atticus’s moral/social courage . At the court he is for certain that Atticus will win the case because of all the evidence that Atticus pointed out especially about Tom’s hand .The jury had turned a blind eye to his evidence ,Jem is overwhelmed by the outcome and then realized that Maycomb is different from the way he perceived it. He then tries his very best to hold it all in like Atticus .
In the story there are many instances in which Bartleby refuses to do as instructed by the lawyer his explorer. I feel sympathy for the lawyer because it must be hard to deal with an insubordinate good worker. Bartleby does his work that he wants to do well. The lawyer is in a tight spot because he has two other copiers Turkey and Nippers who were employed before Bartleby and hear him disrespect the lawyer. I could imagine if I were them I would be thinking look at this new guy challenging the boss and doing it in a polite but direct way.
“She’d had a lot to say—far too much—so she had to go.” Gerald Croft concurs that Birling “couldn’t have done anything else.” Birling is starting to become a little unsettled by the Inspector, and he asks Goole to spell his name, which he does. Birling then tries to threaten the Inspector by K mentioning that he is an “old friend” of the Chief Constable, Colonel Roberts. The Inspector simply remarks, “I don’t see much of him.” Eric comments that, were it I up to him, he would have let Eva Smith stay at the factory, which provokes an angry putdown from Birling, who then tries to close the case: “I don’t see we need to tell the Inspector anything more.” J Sheila enters from the drawing room to find out what is happening, and she is surprised to see the Inspector.
Stan, like a lot of clients is having trouble speaking with his therapist and not only that, but trusting the therapist as well. He said that he worries that what he says is only boring the therapist and wonders what he thinks about what the therapist thinks of him. Stan stated that he had to watch what he says because it usually always comes back to haunt him. He indicated that he once told his mother about a crush he had on a girl at school and instead of saying positive things to Stan she only made fun of him at the dinner table. Therefore that has made Stan have trust issues and has he said just blend in.
Priestly presents Mr Birling and the Inspector in two different lights. Mr Birling right from the very start showed no empathy towards Eva smith and doesn't start to either throughout the play. He is more interested in his knighthood and doesn't want to admit he has done wrong. “I can’t accept any responsibility. If we were all responsible for everything that happened to everybody we’d had anything to do with, it would be very awkward” this further emphasises Birlings ignorance and cowardice attitude towards responsibility within society.
This action leads to him being considered a tragic hero. Creon’s human flaw of arrogance causes him to ignore reasoning and advice and listen only to his own thoughts. He states, "My voice is the one voice giving orders in this city". He is afraid to go back on his word because it will hurt his pride and he is afraid that it will cause him to lose power with his subjects. This action causes him to lose everyone that he loves.
However, the fact that the adult society sees through his façade reinforces Holden's alienation from his society. In effect, Holden retaliates by rejecting adulthood and continues to criticize its flaws as he indulges in them. He passes judgment quickly on those that he feels are corrupt and calls them "phony." This only further worsens Holden's situation and even further detaches him from society and help. But how did such a vicious cycle of self-destruction start?