In the case of ?§Bonnie and Clyde,? Both Bonnie and Clyde drove recklessly that they drove much faster than the posted speed limit.Basically, both of them committed the same legal law.In this incident, Clyde?s passenger died; however, Bonnie?s passenger survived due to the decision of flipping a coin by the surgeon who was the only available person to do the surgery.In my opinion, Clyde should not be punished more severely than Bonnie since Clyde had no control over his passenger?s life.
The reason that I support this conclusion is that punishing Clyde more severely would be unjust.Since Bonnie and Clyde both were reckless driving, and therefore violated the same legal law, they should be punished equally.
Moreover, Clyde should not be held responsible for his passenger?s death.If he were not responsible, then he should not be punished more severely.The reason that Clyde should not be held responsible is that he has no control over the passenger?s death.If Clyde had no control over his passenger?s death, then holding Clyde responsible would be unfair.Therefore, Clyde should not be held responsible for his passenger?s death that was out of his control.
The reason that Clyde should not be held responsible for his passenger?s death is that Clyde had no direct control over the event that ultimately decided his passenger?s fate.Clearly, the ultimate fate of Clyde?s passenger was decided by flipping a coin, and the action of the coin flipping is down by a surgeon, not Clyde.Since Clyde was not the one who decided his passenger?s fate, Clyde had no direct control over the event of coin flipping that ultimately decided his passenger?s fate, and therefore Clyde should not be held responsible for his passenger?s death.Punishing Clyde for his passenger?s death would be unjust.Therefore, Clyde should not be punished more severely.
Although Clyde violated the legal law with reckless driving, he…