JSilverman Blog Post 8

Terrorism is often defined as the systematic use of terror and fear, especially as a means of coercion. While Justice is defined as the quality of being fair and reasonable. I feel like these go hand in hand as while a terrorist is always considered bad, they still deserve justice or the right to be treated fair until they are proven guilty.

In the movie Unforgiven, cowboys embark on the town of Big Whiskey two attempt to murder an outlaw who supposedly chopped up a woman. Two of these cowboys (the main characters) Munny and Logan have dark pasts of killing many men and robbers who had done thefts and crimes in the past. I think while it is wrong to kill, these men feel less guilty and shouldn’t be treated as harshly by the law because they are killing people that deserve to be killed even if it is illegal. I feel like Clint Eastwood is actually a good character at heart. The idea of “gun slinging” gives them a rep of bad asses and people that shouldn’t be messed with. Some people see them as above the law.

In regards to Braveheart. I think William Wallace is definitely a just man. He is just like any soldier standing up for what he believes in. He may do a lot of unnecessary killing but at the same time it is necessary to assert his power and authority. Without having people respect your power you can never be a true hero or leader. One mans terrorist is another mans leader and freedom fighter.

 

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  1. Posted January 15, 2013 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    I agree with your last statement that one mans terroist is another mans freedom fighter. Many events that have been described as terror are often described as such by the victims. The individuals behind the act feel as if they have a legitimate reason for committing the act of violence.

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  2. Posted January 15, 2013 at 11:47 pm | Permalink

    I definitely agree that Clint Eastwood’s charater is an anti-hero because he is reluctant to kill again, but he does so for a “good” reason.

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