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  • Chilingsworth Anger And Need For Revenge
    278 words
    In 'The Scarlet Letter'; by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the act of sin that was committed by Hester and Dimmesdale changed not only their lives, but Chilingsworth's life as well. Chilingsworth's need for revenge consumed him, and changed his personality completely. The need for revenge will not only destroy the person who someone wants revenge on, but also the seeker. Chilingsworth anger and need for revenge controlled everything about him. In the novel Hawthorne mentioned that, 'Chilingsworth had been...
  • Relationship Between Dimmesdale And Chillingsworth
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    In the two works of literature The Scarlet Letter and No Exit, the relationships between the main characters can be used to question morality, and understand justice. The relationships in both works follow the same principals and trends, despite the time periods they were written in. In the play No Exit, by Jean Sartre, the author attempts to describe his vision of what Hell is, a subject that many have pondered, but none really know. Sartre was under the impression that Hell had nothing to do w...
  • Use Torture In Some Way
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    Torture is defines as the intentional use of physical or physiological pain to gain advantage over an individual. Torture has been around since the times of Ancient Greece and is still around today. Punishments arent near as harsh as they used to be back in medieval times. (1) The only punishments we have now are jails, the punishments there were in medieval times were numerous and downright inhuman. Torture would keep criminal from doing something wrong again, assuming he lived through the tort...
  • Pillory As Punishment
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    TRIBUTE: During this report I give numerous examples of Medieval Punishment / Torture. I have to give extra credit to the web sites I found on Torture. Some give such excellent descriptions of the use of torture devises that changing them or rewriting them would totally ruin the whole picture they exemplify. His weeping wife stood on a stool and kissed his poor pilloried face, and when his ears were cut off she placed them in a clean handkerchief and took them away, with emotions unspeakable and...
  • International Judicial Court Against Torture
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    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations in 1948 states in Article 5 that "No one shall be subjected to torture, or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment". Yet, almost fifty years after the declaration, physical and psychological abuse of men, women, and children around the world continues unabated and is often ignored. Prevalence data, collected by international organizations, suggests that systematic torture is practiced in some 65 countries worl...
  • Realm Of Human Rights Laws Against Torture
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    The moral issue of torture is one that has come under scrutiny by many national and international organizations as of late. To talk about torture one must really understand what torture is. As taken from Dictionary. com "1. a. Infliction or severe physical pain as a means of punishment or coercion. b. An instrument or a method for inflicting such pain. 2. Excruciating physical or mental pain; agony. 3. Something causing severe pain or anguish". This is just the literal meaning of the word but do...
  • Use Of Torture
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    Torture (Latin torque re, "to twist"), in law, infliction of severe bodily pain either as punishment, or to compel a person to confess to a crime, or to give evidence in a judicial proceeding. Among primitive peoples, torture has been used as a means of ordeal and to punish captured enemies. Examination by torture, often called the "question", has been used in many countries as a judicial method. It involves using instruments to extort evidence from unwilling witnesses. In ancient Athens, slaves...
  • Use Of Torture
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    We went to the torture room in a kind of solemn precession, the guards walking ahead with lighted candles. The chamber was underground and dark, particularly near the entrance. It was a vast shadowy place and every device and instrument of human torture was there. They pointed out some of them to me and said I should have to taste them. Then they asked me again if I would confess. I cannot., I said. (Abbott, 1) Those words were spoken by John Gerard, a Jesuit priest accused of spreading Catholic...
  • Mill's Utilitarianism
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    Utilitarianism, according to Feinberg and Shafer-Landau, is defined as "the moral theory stating that individuals should choose the act, among those available to the agent, that is likely to create the greatest amount of happiness and the least amount of pain" (717). In addition, an underlying principle is that one person's pleasures and pains are considered universally equal to anyone else's pleasures and pains. In his article "Justice and Utilitarianism", John Stuart Mill defends this ideology...

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