Shakespeare in Justice: Word Definitions
Terms in this set (9)
Dictionary Definition: compassionate or kindly forbearance shown toward an offender, an enemy, or other person in one's power; compassion, pity, or benevolence
Self-Defined: Freeing someone of guilt / punishment for the benefit of the pardoned
Example: Isabella towards Angelo & saving his life
Dictionary Definition: satisfaction or reparation for a wrong or injury; amends.
Self-Defined: acknowledging your sin and asking for forgiveness
Example: Claudius repenting for killing King Hamlet
Dictionary Definition: infliction of injury, harm, humiliation, or the like, on a person by another who has been harmed by that person; violent revenge:
Self-Defined: seeking what you believe to be just for someone/something that has wronged you
Example: Oresties killing Clytemnestra for killing Agamemnon
Dictionary Definition: the principles and regulations established in a community by some authority and applicable to its people, whether in the form of legislation or of custom and policies recognized and enforced by judicial decision.
Self-Defined: a set of rule & punishments created by the justice system of that society; not subjective
Example: What Angelo tires to enforce
Dictionary Definition: the quality of being just; righteousness, equitableness, or moral rightness
Self-Defined: The perfect balance of mercy, structure, and understanding.
Example: only seems to be enacted by divine power
Dictionary Definition: to grant pardon for or remission of (an offense, debt, etc.); absolve.
Self-Defined: separating oneself with any negative feelings toward a person, action or combination of the two
Example: needs work
Dictionary Definition: the quality of being fair or impartial; fairness; impartiality
Self-Defined: justice based on the situation and treatment of an individual in accordance with other individuals
Example: the jury system
act of absolving; a freeing from blame or guilt; release from consequences, obligations, or penalties.
Self-Defined: being freed of an action that produced guilt and the consequences of those actions
Example: Duke with Claudio; the jury with oresties
Dictionary Definition: requital according to merits or deserts, especially for evil.
Self-Defined: giving something to counter act an evil or frowned upon event/action
Example: Shylock wants the pound of flesh
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