Yes, words can be harmful, but how far can we go to make everyone happy. Those who speak their mind are ostracized by many. The truth gets masked and ignored in order to keep everyone’s feelings in check. This movement is harmful because: it kills progress, individuality, and freedom. First, the movement kills any form of social progress.
One’s greed for power blinds their sense of pity for humanity which creates chaos in society because of their ignorance. In the text Danforth explains to Francis Nurse, “But you must understand sir, that a person is either with this court or he must be counted against it, there be no road between” (Miller 94). In this quote Danforth explains to Nurse that a citizen of Salem cannot be against the court’s justice system: One must comply with its rules or else they will be counted as guilty. Danforth claims power over the people through the court and anyone who does not obey his demands will be persecuted which shows that this trial is for himself and not for the town. For the sake of his power, Danforth apprehends innocent individuals who are not compliant thus foreshadowing the misfortunes of uninvolved people who are suspects.
He thinks about all that the Tralfamadorians have taught him, and now he doesn’t agree with war or any other type of large scale conflict. After witnessing the firebombing in Dresden, he believes that there must be a way to prevent actions such as this. War is inhumane, and no human should willingly want to be used as a puppet for the act of war. In Slaughterhouse-Five, most of the characters are affected by the lack of free will and those that are not affected are often to be sadistic humans. Roland Weary, for example, believes that he is a tough fighter known for his torture techniques and ways of killing people.
“I’m dead, serious about those other wards; M.P.’s won’t protect you, because they’re craziest of all. I’d go with you myself, but I’m scared stiff. Insanity is contagious. This is the only sane ward in the whole hospital. Everybody is crazy but us.
In conclusion, I believe that there are truly evil people in the world, and that, even though nobody is born evil, people can still become evil. People who are evil obviously don’t want to follow God’s ways, and they just want something. They have been tricked by Satan into thinking that they are doing is the right thing to do, when, in reality, it is the wrong thing to do. People who are truly evil don’t care about doing good, and couldn’t care less about doing something wrong or incorrect. They couldn’t care less about the people they are murdering, stealing from, or other forms of crime.
“No matter how vicious the crime, no matter how vile the criminal, some death penalty opponents feel certain that nobody can ever deserve to die -- even if that person burned children alive, massacred a dozen strangers in a movie theater, or bombed the Boston Marathon. Other opponents admit the worst of the worst of the worst do deserve to die. They just distrust the government ever to get it right.”(Blecker, Robert 1) What is capital punishment, but insight into human morals and our sense of justice. For this very reason capital punishment is a debated controversy to this day. The death penalty as we know it is flawed, however it is still a proper punishment for those who commit heinous crimes.
Now to be totally honest my views about violence in the media and its affects on people were pretty firm. I never agreed with this idea whatsoever. Because I myself watch a ton of violent programs and listen to probably the most controversial music today, it was hard for me to accept that this media was supposedly inflicting harm upon others physically and mentally, when in no harmful way did it affect me. I always felt that people who were “unintentionally” affected by the media and act out violently because of certain programs or music just needed a basis for their stupidity or in other words a cheap excuse. I just believe that if a child is persuaded into burning the family couch resulting in the death of his little sister because he saw it on a past episode of Bevis and Butthead, then I feel that child is unstable.
The situation is seen all too often. A maniac, sick and twisted in the mind open fires among innocent civilians, men, women, and even children slaughtered in the hands of a maniac and his weapon. But how can these tragic events be prevented? Many resolutions have suggested gun control and no more guns to prevent crime. If such happened, that would violate our Second Amendment right and nearly no one would be protected from events.
He looked hideous and they thought he was a monster; “And suddenly I knew I was dealing with no dull mechanical bull.”(Gardner 27). Grendel justified his actions even if those justifications couldn't be understood but thats the problem; humans wouldn't try to understand him, they judged and it drove him mad. Grendel couldn't deal with these foul creatures any longer and handled things in his own
He became an anguished man whose certainty went down the drain. His realization that he was wrong about witchcraft turned him into a man who directly spoke against witchcraft. However, his sorrow disparaged him. He was not the confident man he once was, and his remorse led him to believe that the least he could do was try to save the lives of those who were falsely accused. Yet, his attempts to stop the witch trials were ineffective.