Blood, death, and violence; these are just a few words that go along with a way of death known as murder. It’s one of the more common ways of dying and is frequently seen on the news and social media. As such, people always seems to take an interest in this topic. There’s a mysterious attraction to the subject of murder, whether in a mystery book, on television shows, or simply mentioned in a news article. What makes a death murder, though? Murder, as defined by Oxford Dictionaries, is “the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another.” Many simply define it as “taking someone else's life.’ In Macbeth, William Shakespeare illustrates the many forms of murder and establishes how it is wrong.
“Murder is wrong” (“Capital Punishment”). We’ve been taught this indisputable truth since childhood. The death penalty is defined as one human taking the life of another. Coincidentally, that is a classification of murder. There are as many as thirty-six states with the death penalty, and it’s essential that they change it. The United States needs the death penalty abolished because it is filled with flaws, cruel and immoral, and is an ineffective means of deterrent for crime.
No issue posed by capital punishment is more disturbing to the public than the prospect that the government might execute innocent people. Proponents to the death penalty are, of course, also against executing an innocent person (Hook and Kahn 91). Most everyone would agree that killing someone is wrong. Proponents and opponents agree that murder is a heinous act and should be punished. Despite their hatred for those who kill, proponents support the killing of murderers as a just punishment for their deviant behaviors. In this sense, execution can be termed, “legal murder” because “executions shares enough of the characteristics of murder to be counted as part of the general category: it includes a victim who does not want to die, and an agent that nonetheless kills [the victim]” (Yanich 98]. Murder is synonymous with kill, as found in the Britannica- Webster Dictionary. To kill is to deprive one of life or to put one to death and murder implies motive and intent or premeditation. With respect
Considering the fact that murder seems to be a big issue in today's world, it is something we need to talk about in many senses of the word. The number of homicides seem to be a record high, at least in Topeka, Kansas. In other places, murder, in many senses of the word, has been an issue. The new class Why People Become Murderers (or Resisting the Urge) needs pieces of literature to help understand the topic of murder. Literature to consider at this point is “Killings” and The Cow. These are great literary examples to consider because of the contrasting viewpoints.
Murder is never the solution to a problem. Some people use murder as an excuse to justify their wrong action. Just because a person “got on their nerves”, “they would bother me or bully me” or because “they were in my way” they decided to take their lives. People have many different views. Most of them agree that murder is not the answer. Murder just brings more pain, hardship and consequences.
During year 8 English we have been reading various short stories which I have enjoyed. These include “Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald Dahl, “A Daughters Story” by Fatima Moradi and “Jewelled Mirror ‘by Izel Ozturk. We investigated the language devices used of Metaphor, Emotive language, Descriptive language, Rhetorical Questions, Simile, how to summarise a story, the purpose/messages included and points of view and cultures of the characters involved. A favourite story of mine was “Lamb to the Slaughter”.
Murder is an inexcusable kill of a victim. The motives behind each murder or crime are different, depending on the murderer or criminal. They are often said to plead guilty under mental illnesses (genetic or by cause of cultural conditioning, etc.). There are even cases where they plead guilty under the cause of genetic defect and cultural upbringing, or even more ridiculous reasons such as the devil made them do it, or even the cat. However, the question is, are they responsible for their own desires and their murders even if they are mentally ill? The answer is yes. Although they are mentally ill, they are held responsible in each crime they commit, even if it was against their will. Every
There is a time where killing is a justified action. Times like this our self-defense, war, euthanasia, and assisted suicide. Another great example is in the book, by John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men. George had to kill Lennie because Lennie’s punishment could have been worse, Lennie is not safe to be around, and George realized Lennie would never get better and the dream would never come true.
The motif of the story was violence. If you ever do anything violent it will catch up to you in many ways you cannot imagine. You will start feeling sad about what you did then you just can’t bear it anymore and you will feel bad and end up telling somone and you and the people you did it with will get in trouble. Don’t be violent because nobody will like you and you will have no friends because who wants to be friends with someone violent because who knows they may turn towards you and start being violent. Then what you have to fight back because you don’t wanna get hurt. Maybe you’re gonna be the one to turn and you will hurt your friends or family. Then
Everybody takes risks in their lives. Some risks are worse than other risks. Someone driving a car down the highway at 120 mph is a major risk and someone walking down the street is a small risk. Risks are a common thing that everybody does, and it is inevitable to not do anything risky in that person's life. In literature, there are many risks, to make the story more interesting to read. In the three short stories “The Colomber”, “Contents of a Dead Man's Pocket”, and “Lamb to the Slaughter” the characters do a lot of risky things.
Is murder ever justified? Out of all of the tests I’ve ever taken, this may be one of the hardest I’ve ever had to answer. Out of revenge and anger I don’t believe it is. You shouldn’t be getting angry to a point of taking someone’s life away. If it’s in protecting a country then I think it’s different. They don’t kill each other out of anger or revenge they kill each other in attempts to protect the people they love and cherish.
From an early age, children are taught that murder is morally wrong. In today’s complex society that is impeded by unsettling periods of civil unrest, it is an expectation for everyone to acknowledge and accept that murder is one of the worst crimes individuals can commit. Perhaps it can be said that the death penalty is one of our legal system’s biggest contradictions of itself, as, if someone commits murder (or another heinous crime of that caliber), such ‘murderers’ will, in states that have capital punishment laws, be sent to Death Row and ultimately murdered in order to prevent potential future crimes by such perpetrators. I believe that the death penalty is wrong not only as it is immoral to take a life, but also, such ineffective laws waste money and do not deter crime.