• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Latin Speech

Extracts from this document...


Latin Speech For our speech we have chosen to stand against the accused in the scenario with the sick father and his son. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I present our case against the accused. First, we shall outline the case. A banished son studies medicine. When his father falls ill, the son is summoned because he says he has a medicine which will cure him, despite the fact that all other doctors before have failed. The father drinks part of the medicine and says he has been poisoned. The son drinks the rest, but the father dies. The son is accused of parricide. Lets take the case step by step. Firstly, the son was banished from home. Why? We can't be sure. However, it was suspected that, due to mental insecurity, he killed his mother. Although the case was never proven, his father always believed it to be true. The likely case of the father's illness was depression resulting from the death of his wife and the loss of his only son. And how did the son react? ...read more.


But he was summoned anyway. However, how can we assume that the father was in the correct state of mind at the time? Was he really in a position to make such a decision as this? Perhaps, instead, the son forced him to take the medicine, another crime in itself. But even if this is not the case, the father trusted the son's judgement and experience. Surely this was not a chance of making amends? Perhaps the father thought that this was a last chance to make peace with his "black sheep" before he left the world forever. This young man was very confident in himself about curing his father. To quote, his exact words were "I know I can cure you," not "I think I can cure you" or "I hope I can cure you." In any case, with as serious a disease as this, no doctor can be certain of a cure. In this way he brought up false hope in his father. Hope that he could regain his health, hope that he could bring his troubled family together, and consequently hope that by doing this, he could overcome the grief initiated in him after he lost his wife. ...read more.


But why would he do such a thing? Well, look at what he stood to inherit. The money, the home, the land, which was most important? Obviously in his blind search for these he forgot what he would have gained if he had only tried to help his father. All these things and, what is more, the unconditional love of his forgiving father. The "prodigal son" could return home and all would be well again. But no. Revenge had to be obtained, but revenge is only sweet for a day. After that there is a lifetime to follow filled with emptiness, regret, and depression. Little does this son know that he is already receiving the punishment for his crime with these emotions. If he is not sentenced and continues to live his life in deceit, he will gain much in the world of medicine, but it will never make up for what he has already lost. For as we already know (and it is time for our witty comment) - murdering is wrong. It is a bend in the road we all come to in our lives. (Of course the Romans didn't have bends in their roads, but you know what I mean). Thank you very much. Kerry Atchison & Sara De Ornellas ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our University Degree Behavioural Science section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related University Degree Behavioural Science essays

  1. Why do people drink alcohol

    Women now make up about half of all alcoholics. In terms of reward and punishment, the rewards of drinking are immediate, while the punishing aspects do not appear until hours, weeks or months later. This means that people are more likely to drink alcohol, as they want the immediate effect and usually don't think about the effects of alcohol until they show.

  2. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is defined as a severe difficulty in focusing and ...

    found that hyperactive children had at least one hyperactive parent. There are some suggestions that ADHD may be linked to a genetic thyroid disorder. Frontal lobes of some people suffering from ADHD use a smaller amount of glucose and demonstrate less electrical activity The most promising treatments available for ADHD

  1. History and development of Western medicine.

    According to Juliet Mofford (1996) a few midwives in America even advertised that they had received special instruction in the profession and could produce qualifications as proof. " Mrs. Grant from Scotland declared in the December 29th, 1768 edition of the South Carolina Gazette that she had "studied that art regularly and practiced it afterwards,

  2. Case Study 3: Strategic Action Plan to Encourage the Positive Behaviour of Ruby.

    Anticipated Consequences of Strategies Implemented: Obviously, this is not going to be a quick process. Clearly Ruby has emotional issues. Observation is the key to this case study and the behavioural support actions will reinforce the initiatives set out by the adults who are involved with Ruby's progress.

  1. The Renaissance was a time of good medical progress but very few practical advantages

    Unfortunately his methods were not popular among other surgeons. Especially when they discovered that the tread used for the ligatures could actually carry infections into the wound. Who provided medical care in the Renaissance? There were 8 main types of healers in the Renaissance.

  2. the man who mistook his wife for a hat

    I would like to know what it was exactly that may have started this deterioration of that part of his brain and when he first started to notice it. This story is a perfect example of how sight only begins with the eyes and what one sees is really decided by the brain.

  1. Medieval Medicine

    The phrase "Leech" was Anglo-Saxon for "healer".5 A patient could also be purged via the use of natural laxatives.6 Medical knowledge initially developed differently throughout the world. The Arabs were leaders at the time in medicines and herbal remedies. They adhered to the teachings of Galen and Hippocrates, but were

  2. Chinese medical theory.

    In other words Yin contains the seed of Yang and vice versa, so that, contrary to Western logic, A can also be NON-A. For example the hand can be both hot and not hot - cold. Nature of Yin-Yang Concept The Chinese characters for "Yin" and "Yang" are related to the dark and sunny side of a hill.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work