Essays Tagged: "Convict"

God's Law vs Human Law in Great Expectations

eme is established from the very beginning of the novel. Pip's act of Christian charity towards the convict can also be considered a serious crime. The story opens in a churchyard where the grave, sym ... thereby transforming mercy and compassion into crimes. As Pip is running home, he looks back at the convict and sees him limping towards the gallows ' if he were the pirate come to life, and come ...

(5 pages) 112 0 4.7 Feb/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

Case: R vs Keilty

R.V. KeiltyIn the case R.v.Keilty the accused, Keilty, was charged and convicted of trafficking in narcotics. He then appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada on the ground ... ant never actually did sell the narcotics nor did he at anytime have possession. It is illogical to convict a person of possession when they don't actually have possession as defined in the Criminal C ... hen they don't actually have possession as defined in the Criminal Code. Therefore is it logical to convict a person of trafficking if there were no narcotics?Crown argumentsThe actual possession is i ...

(3 pages) 58 0 3.3 Mar/1997

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

The Shawshank Redemption, analysis

e was made in1994 and produced by Niki Marvin.The movie stars Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins as two convicts serving timein a New England prison named Shawshank. Tim Robbins plays a man named AndyDufr ... New England prison named Shawshank. Tim Robbins plays a man named AndyDufresne, a banker, who gets convicted of murdering his wife and her lover and is sent toprison in Shawshank. Andy eventually bec ...

(4 pages) 287 2 3.0 Jan/1995

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

The importance of violence in "A Good Man is Hard to Find" by Flannery O'Connor.

t danger. The story is about a familyof six who, on their way to Florida are murdered by an escaped convict who calls himselfthe Misfit. The characters include the grandmother, her son Bailey, his wif ... any direction with a criminal like that aloose in it" (330).offering the article about the escaped convict.Violence can be seen as something that works for the good of the people in thesense that it ...

(3 pages) 369 1 4.7 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Portrayal of Life in India in Malgudi Days by R.K. Narayan

for Sidda in 'Leela's Friend', who is immediately assumed to be a thief simply because he was an ex-convict. However, the characters are not totally unhappy. Both Ayah and Sidda have a close, loving r ...

(3 pages) 59 0 2.3 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

"Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck, one of the greatest American books of our time, explained and dissected.

klahoma to California in search of a better way of life. The family revolves around Tom Joad, an ex-convict who got of jail and was on parole. The Joad family was evicted from their farm in Oklahoma b ...

(6 pages) 174 0 4.7 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

How people effect Pip and are effected by himre, in Great Expectations by Dickens

han on Pip. Joe is a hard worker, has many moral values, and is a very loyal friend.Able Magwich, a convict and Pip's benefactor, was extremely thankful when young Pip supplied him with food and a fil ...

(3 pages) 44 0 3.3 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

Oedipus Rex by Sophocles , what led to his downfall?

the truth.Oedipus delivers a proclamation to pursue the truth. Tiresias, the blind prophet, comes toconvict Oedipus: "I charge you to obey the decree that you yourself have made. You arethe differ of ...

(3 pages) 152 0 4.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

To Kill A Mockingbird by John Grisham, speaks of racism

or a black man? It doesn't matter if their guilty or innocent, you can ceaselessly and effortlessly convict the animals for their colour vice. You can even turn a blind eye to the obvious truth. And s ... nty that is enough to discard all evidence and logical reasoning, exclude all rational thought, and convict him of rape and battery. Atticus stated, "Tom Robinson was a dead man as soon as Mayella Ewe ...

(4 pages) 61 0 5.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

Les Miserablesy by Victor Hugo: Jean Valjean, An Angel in hell...

table, wealthy man with few moral obligations and the life of a struggling, but ultimately virtuous convict. Through this conflict, Hugo expresses Jean Valjean"s inner turmoil and his ultimate choice ...

(5 pages) 54 0 3.6 May/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Individual's Achievement's of self Knowledge. Refers to As Rev., character in Arthut Miller's "Crucible"

ved in consorting with theDevil. He strongly encourages the authority of the Church to seek out and convict anyunknown enemies of the Church. The Salem witchcraft trials began as a result. At first,on ...

(1 pages) 40 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

An Essay on wheather or not Mary Reiby should be on the $20 note.

ns, but in her lifetime certain achieved many great accomplishments. She came out to Australia as a convict on the ship "The Royal Admiral" after being convicted of stealing a horse and being sentence ... izable amount of money. She was obviously well respected in the colony and came a long way from her convict background. It was hard enough times for a woman to become successful in a male dominated wo ...

(5 pages) 37 0 4.2 May/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers

Review of the film, Double Jeopardy

amed? Well, she goes to trial, and the overwhelming evidence pointing in her direction is enough to convict her of murder and send her to prison.Angie adopted Mattie and brought him to see his mother ... has sparked in Libby. An inmate, ex-lawyer, advises Libby to just do her time because she can't be convicted of the same crime twice. She states that "double jeopardy" under the fifth-amendment says ...

(3 pages) 64 3 3.0 Jul/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Which of the three endings to Great Expectations was most appropriate considering the plot of the novel?

her husband Joe, the village blacksmith. Pip is training to be Joe's apprentice. One day he meets a convict on a marsh and is frightened into stealing food for him. Later on he is taken to Satis house ... r makes him feel guilty at being a burden to her. When he is forced to steal food and drink for the convict he is so overcome by guilt that he apologises to a cow, "I couldn't help it, sir!" In fact h ...

(5 pages) 61 0 4.5 Sep/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Role of the Prosecutor

thing that must be understood is that the duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice, not merely to convict. It is crucial that his obligation is to protect the innocent as well as to convict the guil ... the questioner has no evidence to support the innuendo@ (Matrix). For example, AHave you ever been convicted of the crime of robber?@Lastly, the prosecutor will at times Aneed to urge the courts to t ...

(4 pages) 126 1 5.0 May/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens.

from imprisonment on a day to day basis. As a child, he has a frightening encounter with an escaped convict. He carries the imprisonment of the many lies and secrets he must keep to himself as a resul ...

(2 pages) 57 1 4.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

Essay about Magwitch from Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations."

In Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, the convictable Magwitch may be branded evil and harmful by Victorian standards but turns out to possess ... inal class where he never learned to speak or act in a refined manner. First depicted as a hardened convict, readers soon see the kind man hidden behind his rough exterior. Magwitch took great pride i ... ile to make him a fine gentleman.In the beginning of the novel, Magwitch is presented as a ravenous convict. Cut and bruised from his recent escape, he empties Pip's pockets and threatens great harm. ...

(2 pages) 77 0 4.3 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The process of federation in Australia

independence. Some colonies, such as South Australia, did not want to join other colonies that had convict pasts. The smaller colonies, such as Tasmania, feared that they would be swallowed up by the ...

(3 pages) 81 0 3.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Capital punishment should never be sanctioned

ishment. I am strongly against the death penalty because it violates religious beliefs, may wrongly convict the accused, it costs a lot of money and most of all it doesn't deter crimes.The first reaso ... hat clearly violates this commandment. Murdering any person, no matter what the individual has been convicted of, is against God's rule. Buddhism and Hinduism also have the rule that strongly forbids ...

(3 pages) 46 0 4.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty

The controversial issue of death penalty

oversial socialissue across our world.every time a death penalty case arises, and time comesfor the convict, thousands of people across the countries support the punishment as well as protest the puni ... Alabama supreme court set a may 1st , 2002 execution date for a Florida woman convicted in 1993 shooting an Opelika police officer, her name was Lynda block.barring a stay, Lynda ...

(5 pages) 219 0 3.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty