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Throughout Danny's life there were many crises, which he overcame by the strength of his personality and family support. Danny had many clear-headed attributes, ...
Throughout Danny's life there were many crises, which he overcame by the strength of his personality and family support. Danny had many clear-headed attributes, and he certainly utilized his intellectual abilities to their maximum. Out of determination and need, Danny created his own business enabling him to become self-supporting and financially independent.
But rather than giving him the recognition he deserves, we are left pondering his fate. Danny was brave and didn't submit to his aggressors. His bravery was no different than a soldier's on the field of battle.
Danny's death, unfortunately, presents us with a dilemma: Did he fail to receive equal justice under the law, because he was handicapped? In many ways, our society and the people who govern it appear to be unable to properly cope with individuals like Danny. On the face of it, for whatever reason, our highly technical society is regrettably able to abstract itself from the needs of its less fortunate members.
Heroes are not selected--if they were, they would all be glamorous, rich and, perhaps, celebrities. In reality, we must accept a hero from whence he comes. Danny was an authentic hero, even though he came to us from poverty and obscurity.
|Prologue: The only thing I know is that I know nothing||1|
|Chapter 1.||The murder scene: It is not important where a man dies; it is only important where he is born||5|
|Chapter 2.||The Morgue: The beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy||13|
|Chapter 3.||The Birth: Birth is the beginning of death||19|
|Chapter 4.||Early Years: A child not educated is a child lost||25|
|Chapter 5.||The Accident: Nothing is or can be accidental with God||49|
|Chapter 6.||Death Due Us Part: In the long run we are all dead||67|
|Chapter 7.||Life As An Adult: Ah, make the most of what you yet may spend, before you too into the dust descend||79|
|Chapter 8.||The Entrepreneur: What's worth doing, is worth doing well||95|
|Chapter 9.||The Murder: Let it occur swiftly||113|
|Chapter 10.||The Investigation: Common sense is not so common||121|
|Chapter 11.||Preparation for the Trial: Preparation for battle is everything; the battle is secondary||135|
|Chapter 12.||The Trial: We made too many wrong mistakes||149|
|Chapter 13.||After the Trial: Law is the embodiment of the moral sentiment of the people||161|
|Chapter 14.||The Conclusion: We are still savages at heart, and wear our thin uniform of civilization awkwardly||171|
Posted November 7, 2013
Posted April 28, 2002