Research Paper Reynolds 5

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Most people do not know how far they will go, until they are tested by a situation. The actions taken by one person could be the opposite of another. Factors such as Morals, background, reward, and how personal it is contributes to how far the person is willing to go. Are there limits that a person would self-impose to right a wrong?
A person’s background can have a huge effect on the actions of an individual. If a recluse loses his daughter he will most likely not go as far as a retired soldier simply because he doesn’t have the training or experience. In Taken, Bryan Mills (retired spy) has his daughter stolen by criminals, which causes him to torture and kill anybody who has information on his daughter’s location (Taken Pierre Morel). Bryan a formal soldier has training and experience on torturing and killing to get what he wants, allowing himself to take matters into his own hands instead of relying on the police to do it. Having a background on a subject means the same thing as experience. Edward Dolnick said, “Though Hill disliked and distrusted Ulving, he had no doubt that he could win them over (pg.99). Hill would have not been able to “know that he could win them over” unless he had experience at winning people over like Ulving. Charley Hill went with his prior knowledge on working with criminals, even though he said he “disliked and distrusted Ulving”.
If an insult is personal, then it is taken with impact. If something is personal to an individual, then they tend to treat it better, then something non-personal. “If you let my daughter go now, that will be the end of it, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you (Taken Pierre Morel). Taking some ones child can bring out the monster in anyone. It is human instinct to protect off springs, when they are taken it is just natural to want to get them back. If someone steals someone else’s child, they will not know how they will respond, some may come after you like Bryan did or they will leave the police to try. The reason Bryan Miller did everything he could was due to his “guilt...

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