Thursday, February 28, 2008

Family Honor vs. The Law

As we begin reading Antigone, we will look at the choices people make every day. sometimes, our families are hurt or mistreated, and we feel righteous in wanting to rush to their defense. If faced with a choice of breaking the law and protecting your families honor, which would you choose to do? If possible give an example.

This makes me think of the rape case in Okinawa, Japan, of a 14-year old girl. Secretary of State, Condelezza Rice was apologizing for the US governement, because a 38 year old Marine was accused of raping the girl. This is bringing up memories of the 1995 rape of a 12 year old on the island by 3 American servicemen.

Imagine if this were your family member.....What would you do?

18 comments:

  1. I think that the Japanese people that hate us just because some Americans raped a girl. Since she is not related to me I don't really care but if it was my sister, mom, or is related to me I would be so pissed off that I would break the law so how. I would say forget the law because I know that the police would do nothing about it. I would also try to find the guy and beat him in till the anger get out of me.

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  2. me versus the law , i think that the redwood city gang task force was racist or hating on me when i got pulled over by them and i was driving a northern siders car . i was so mad that i was getting horast for no reson just becuase thay new the owner of the car and all his back round they started to say that south siders were going to brake ma windows and that they were gonna scratch it and put blue bandanas all over.. so in ma way to get reveng on them would be to say whayever i want to them and be abel to take him to court

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  3. The only bad thing that happen to my family was that my uncles were jacked
    when they left to Mexico. My uncles son was going to stay in the house but he left to modesto with his grandma so the house was all alone. When we found out that someone broke in my uncles house we went to look and the "TV" was gone they also took a car they took everything from my uncles room the TV they took was really big witch i think that coast around $1,000 well we didn't really do nothing because the cops found the car they took it was five blocks away. Nothing else happen because they got a dog.

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  4. I would rather choose family honor, because I would do anything to protect my family from getting hurt. If one of my family member got shot I would go after the person that killed my family member. My family is very important to me.

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  5. If I was in that position I would go with family honor. I say that because I know that my parents would feel bad and maybe want to try and take action of something. If someone was to shoot a a member in my family I would go after them and put them asleep.The reason why I choose to be with family honor is because the law acts like they would do something , but they forget about it and wouldn't let the family take care of it.

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  6. If that was my relative i would hunt that person down i would make his life a living hell first i would torture him every day i would never let him see the light of day again he would wish he never did that.

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  7. I think that family honor is first. For example if someone hurt my mother i'll probably hurt him as well. Some people rather sue than beat them up. One time my uncle got assaulted and they took all of his money. I felt bad because they had barely paid him. I just felt like going to the other persons house and assaulting him

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  8. My opinning about the thirty-eight year old Marine that was accused of raping a fourteen year old girl is that what they did to her was a harebell thing. So what I would have done if she was my sister is that I would have killed him. I would have run him over with my car. If that was my sister. Adrian4

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  9. If someone was to rap, hurt, or kill one of my family members, its bad for them. It's over for that person I wouldn't even care if I go to jail but as long as that person is hurt I wouldn't care. I know my brothers and cousins would do that for me if I was killed or raped or hurt. I would protect my family because family is everything to me I love my family I have a big family. I would get mad if someone even make one of my family member cry its bad. I would get revenge on them. I don't care if they have family members because they should of think twice before messing with my family. I think I would maybe hurt one of their family member and make them feel how I would feel If that happen to me. Yeah i would pretty much just get revenge on that person.

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  10. If same one raped or killed one of my family members I would go with the family honor.I would want beat hem up so bad so he wont want to rape or kill some one ails.I would try to make his life miserable.I would move after that so my sister won't have to see that guy.

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  11. Family honor versus law enforcement. There is a certain limit that law enforcement can do to protect the predator because people have to protect their family honors. If its a minor thing like thing like an argument you can let it go but if it's a like murder or something like that it's all bad for the perso who did it.

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  12. I totally hear what you saying, but where does more violence get us in society? Will we return to Cave man days and then it's who has a weapon, or who has more friends....It's either just too sad in the first place or just too depressing in the last. How do we stop the first crime from snow-balling into a freefall in revenge and death acts?

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  13. In my opinion i think that sometimes you should brake the law to do something that is the right thing for your family. For example imigrate people sacrifaces them selfselves by cross the boarder because they want a better life for them and their family. Also like the story about Antigone she has to brake the rule of not obaying the king. For one reason it's not fair for them to let his brother get eaten by the birds and other animals around the desert. She wants her brother to have a peacesful dream in the grave as everyone else. That's my opinion about family vs law. To do the right no matter what.

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  14. Family honor is first couse say if some one is hurting your mom or sister dont tell me that you will call the cops and wait for them to com and see your family geting hurt.

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  15. fAMILY HONOR IS FIRST BECAUSE IF SOMEBODY HURT MY MOM OR MY SISTER I WOULD BEAT UP THE ONE HO DID IT AND I WILL CALL THE COPS SO THEY COULD PUT THE PERSON ON JAIL.

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  16. If I was in that position I would go with family honor. I say that because I know that my parents would feel bad and maybe want to try and take action of something. If someone was to shoot a a member in my family I would go after them and put them asleep.The reason why I choose to be with family honor is because the law acts like they would do something , but they forget about it and wouldn't let the family take care of it.

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  17. If somebody did that ti my parents or anyone in my family members I will get really mad and send them to jail for life. But if I catch them beforethey do that, I will just press charges.Also if they did rape them I will do a bigger charge.

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  18. I think Japaneese people over react in terms of that Japaneese girl getting rapped.In terms of some one that could be either a relative or a friend getting rapped I'd actually be really mad and really disturbed.I'd say that I would break the law so I could bring justice on my friends and make the rapper pay his/her actions.

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