Saturday, March 2, 2019

Compare and Contrast: ‘Always a Motive’ and ‘Gentlemen, Your Verdict’ Essay

Recently Ive read two very good short stories unceasingly a Motive (by Dan Ross) and Gentlemen, Your finding of fact (by Michael Bruce). Always a Motive is about a young man, named Joe Manetti, who is accused of kidnapping. Gentlemen, Your Verdict is about five-spot men who ar questi unrivalledd about the murder of sixteen crewmembers. While both(prenominal) Always a Motive and Gentlemen, Your Verdict be written in third someone and pull at the readers emotions, Always a Motives theme is how people run for to ascertain things only from one perspective and things sens change in an instant while Gentlemen, Your Verdicts theme focuses on the justification of murder in certain circumstances. Gentlemen, Your Verdict is a tommyrot that teaches us that sometimes in life we have to kill, or let someone die to figure the survival of others.In this story Lieutenant-Commander Oram (whos in charge of the submarine) is pressure to play god when his submarine goes down. There is only enough nimbus for two days and rescue wont come until five days after their oxygen supply will run out. Lieutenant-Commander Oram would quite a let some of his crew survive than have them all die. further he has a hard choice to make who will be the ones to survive, which I believe is also a part of the theme. He makes a solemn choice to kill sixteen men, including himself, to save the out red-hots of the five espouse men on-board because they have a wife and possibly even children that would live sorrowfully if their father was gone. This statement is turned around in Always a Motive, where a father loses his news and wife and is forced to live a miserable life alone. Joe Manetti was a father to a small(a) boy and a happy husband, but tragedy struck when his son was ran over and killed by a truck.After that Joes life cut back apart his wife left him, he doesnt work anymore, he barely eats, and he runs away from his problems by driving , driving for only long until he feels okay. One day during one of his driving spells he comes back from getting groceries and finds a baby on his backseat. He finds a note on the baby saying he belonged to the Millers. Joe takes care of the baby and brings him home to a worried father but he all of a sudden finds himself getting questioned about kidnapping the Miller boy. Now, the inspector who questions him finds out Joes story and he feels for Joe but he knows that when theres people kindred Joe involved (Tigers of the Snow p109), people whohave lost their children, they usually are the culprits.Abruptly an expressway toll station worker comes bearing an alibi for Joe, saying that at the time the Miller boy was kidnapped Joe was at the toll. This reveals the themes of the story how people tend to see things only from one perspective and things can change in an instant. The inspector only saw the side of Joe that make him a kidnapper and suddenly Joe is an unsuitable kidnapper. But there is one thing that lacks fro m Joes story, his motive for returning the Miller boy without the wait on of the police. But the man who lost his boy only wanted to see the man who found his. The moment that Joe says this is one of the most heartbreaking pieces of belles-lettres that I have read. Both Always a Motive and Gentlemen, Your Verdict have their moments where, as a reader, you feel for the characters. However different these stories are, they both pull at the readers heartstrings.

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