Is There Such Thing As A Partial Responsibility?

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Is There Such Thing as a Partial Responsibility? The morality of an individual is an important part of the existence of the society. Although people often reject their morality when making certain choices in their lives, it still defines that the way they perceive themselves and the society surrounding them, which people are used to commit immoral actions. And, at this point, some of people often look for the excuses in order to avoid suffering the consequences of their actions. In the prologue to the Secret History by Donna Tartt, the narrator, Richard Pappin, tells the readers about the tragic event that happened to him and his friends. He describes the murder of Edmund "Bunny" Corcoran "For which I [the narrator] was partly…show more content…
On the other hand, the society accepts that there might be a partial responsibility for a crime. For instance, the legal system makes differences between people who committed a crime, the ones who assisted them, and the ones who covered the evidence or the information regarding the crime (Palese 366-371). Crimes are natural for people and crimes are fair to claim that each individual violated the law at least once in a lifetime, yet the murder is considered a critical and completely unacceptable crime. Nonetheless, murder might not be considered a crime under a variety of circumstance, for instance, during the war time or during the self-defence. Consequently, the society has a completely different view on the topic and for the majority of people who live within the frameworks of the modern society, there might exist such thing as a partial responsibility for a murder (Morton and Cook 191-204). It is natural for people to advocate for themselves and their actions, and people have been doing so through the course of the history of the mankind and the characters admit the attitude towards murders with irony “But how,” said Charles, who was close to tears, “how can you possibly justify cold-blooded murder?’ Henry lit a cigarette. “I prefer to think of it,” he had said, “as redistribution of matter” (Tartt 45). For instance, Oedipus the King advocated all the actions that he committed on his way to the throne and in an effort to maintain the power. Macbeth was
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