Although he did kill a few people in the story, he never really wanted to. When he defeated Bonzo and Stilson, he did it so that he would not just win that fight, he’d win all of the fights that they would ever have. He never meant to kill anyone. When he found out that he killed all the buggers he started crying. The IF lied to him and told him that it was just a game when it was not.
People who feel sorry for Victor could argue that Victor had no idea how wrong or malicious his creature would turn out to be. Once the creature had decided upon retribution for Victor’s abandonment (since it was ill-equipped to deal with rejection), there was little that Victor could do to stop its violent crime-spree. Those who empathize with Victor’s plight may say that if Victor had tried to alert the authorities about this hideous killer, no one would have believed that Victor created this being with his bare hands. They’d argue that Victor was powerless to save Justine when she was accused of William’s murder, just as Victor was powerless to save Henry and Elizabeth. Therefore those who feel pity for Victor and believe that he was a victim contend that Victor was trapped in a helpless situation that he spent the remainder of his life trying to get out of.
On the case of O’Sullivan vs. Mr. Crow I hear by find the defendant guilty of taking property and for murder. He has taken the life of an innocent man who had a family. He has put the blame on god. We all know that people have the freedom of speech and religion according to the 1st amendment of the Bill of Rights, but he has seriously taken that to the extreme. Mr.O’Sullivan doesn’t have the right to take Mr. Crow’s home and rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness from the Declaration of Independence.
His reason- he felt that they were not giving him the rights he deserved by denying him access to the law library and the state Attorney Grievance Commission. Unlike Colin Ferguson, Stewart was able to prove his innocence and was acquitted of the murder charges. The Washington Post stated that the only thing left of this case was the prosecution thinking twice about the quality of their case, if someone who was a high school dropout was able to beat them. No one went back and asked if he was denied any rights, possibly because Stewart came out of the court room
Even the one who actually performs the Release does not know the real truth: “One for here, one for Elsewhere,” Lily chanted. “Do you actually take it Elsewhere, Father?” Jonas asked. “No, I just have to make the selection… Then I perform a small Ceremony of Release.” “And somebody else comes to get him? Somebody from Elsewhere?” “That’s right, Jonas-bonus.” (p136-137) In this way, everyone in the Community is shielded away from the real truth. Because fear and pain does not play a role on this utopian society, let alone death, the term “Release” was created to veil the true meaning of death.
Other than that, it was not easy for George to shoot Lennie but he had to do it because if he didn’t he knew that Curley would and in a more painful way. Therefore George had to make the sacrifice and be the one who shoots Lennie himself so that Lennie wouldn’t have to suffer. Without Lennie, George also faces other problems on his own such as loneliness with no one to care for and no one to care for himself. Steinbeck’s characterization plays an important role in showing how Lennie himself brought him to his own death. On page 2 of the novel, Steinbeck gives a description of Lennie: “Behind
“ But father had an argument with Mrs. Gascoyne and he got really cross”(44). This shows that he does not believe that Christopher can stand up for himself and fight for what he wants without help. All of these things show that most people think Christopher is incapable of accomplishing things that regular people can. People underestimate Christopher’s ability to solve the murder of wellington. When Christopher wants to investigate who killed Wellington, his father told him that he could not.
he often threatened to break her spirit or “kill [her] in the attempt.” In a perhaps less blunt way, Hurston’s mother showed that she too, had a fearful and negative outlook on the world. She knew that Hurston was impudent and prideful, but she didn’t want to hurt Hurston too badly in fear that she “would turn out to be a mealy-mouthed rag doll.” Hurston’s father had no problem pointing out the worst and bringing the future with a negative point of view. He often told Hurston of the events she was to encounter in the years to come. He would threaten her with the thought that “posses with ropes and guns were going to drag [her] out sooner or later” for her sassy tongue. Or that her “mama was going to suck sorrow for not beating [her] temper out” before it was too
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.
This makes no sense to continuously try to end violence with violence. This only incorporates in others the idea that “killing already incarcerated criminals can somehow solve the problem of violence in American Life” (Bessler). Many may not realize this, but capital punishment has only a corrosive influence on any society. Although many people feel that the death penalty is the solution to punishing criminals, it is not moral. Thus, nobody should ever turn to the death penalty as an alternative to punish these infamous criminals.