Is it possible to admire or respect a person whom you know has committed acts of genuine evil?

Natalie Horton

When someone commits an act of evil, their peers usually do not forgive and forget. Depending on how bad the crime, will determine the punishment and forgiveness of that person.

Adolf Hitler, leader of the Holocaust, persecuted  10 million people. Those people included groups like, Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, handicaps and more. He sent them to concentration camps in Germany to work and later be murdered in gas chambers. To this day, teachers and instructors in school teach their students about the Holocaust. Younger people have relatives that were a part of this tragedy. They celebrate the survival of many and mourn over the death of many more.

John Wilkes Booth assassinated the 16th president Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln and congress passed most famous amendment, the 13th Amendment, which made slavery illegal. Many people respected the president because of his thoughts against slavery. He was not president long because Booth shot him once in the back of the head on April 14, 1865, causing him to die the next morning. Over 100 years later, the assassination of President Lincoln is still talked about. Many people have not forgiven Booth for the crime he committed that put the US in a horrible situation.

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