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    Really bored at work, let's see what you think

    At night, a womans husband comes home from a long days work. He's always tired, his job is physically demanding, so he typically goes to bed. Sometimes, he can't even come home because there is too much to do. The woman, who longs to be close to a man, befriends a younger man. He sees she is sad, neglected, ignored so he tries to comfort her as best he can without crossing lines. Alas, one day lines were crossed and the two made love to each other. They did not know, however, that her husbands mother had seen the man leave and kiss the woman as he departed as swiftly as he could. The mother enraged at her sons wife hired an assasin to eliminate the woman and rid her son of his burden. The woman was walking home one night when the assasin appeared, blade in hand. She ran until she came to the river. The ferryman working the river hasn't eaten in 3 days, and his children are starving at home. The woman pleads with him to let her on, but he refuses because she cannot pay. As fate would have it, the assasin found his target and the woman died a swift, clean death.

    Put in order who is most responsible to least responsible for the womans demise. The characters were:
    The wife, the husband, the lover, the mother, the assasin, the ferryman

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    hmm

    did the guy working the boat know she was going to die?

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    the husband, the mother, the assasin, the ferryman, the lover

    (The assasin should have killed the lover instead TBH)
    Hello

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    how fun! however i lack the mental capabilities to even start sorting this out. Looking forwards to reading others comments though!

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    Mother-in-law (she's the one that brought death into the equation),
    Ferryman (assuming he knew not letting her on would kill her),
    Husband (should have known he wasn't meeting his wife's needs and that it wasn't fair to her),
    Wife (should have spoken to her husband or gotten a divorce instead of cheating),
    Lover (should have known not to mess around with a married woman),
    Assassin (he's just doing a job in his eyes).
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    Quote Originally Posted by janjojie View Post
    the husband, the mother, the assasin, the ferryman, the lover

    (The assasin should have killed the lover instead TBH)
    You forgot the wife

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    I would say...

    The mother, >>>>>>>> the wife, the lover, the husband, the ferryman, the assassin.

    The mother is psychotic.
    The wife could have done a better job defending herself.
    The lover shouldn't have given in to temptation.
    The husband is just doing his job.
    The ferryman is just doing his job.
    The assassin is just doing his job.

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    Motives are irrelevant to the determination of logical responsibility.

    1. The mother, the assassin, and the ferryman are all equally responsible as they all made a single choice which led directly to the death of the wife.
    2. The lover. Has one choice beyond his control which separated his own choice from the death of the wife.
    3. The wife. Has two choices beyond her control which separated her own choices from her death.
    4. The husband. Has four choices beyond his control which separated his own choices from the death of his wife.

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    There are two paths to take on this.


    The butterfly in Cuba > Mother > Assassin > Ferryman > Lover > Wife > Husband

    This is because the fact that you can put any blame on the Ferryman, Lover, Wife, or Husband then you also have to blame every other variable in the world. Did the husband have lineage of lethargy starting in his grandmother's bloodline that caused his inability to satisfy his wife? Obviously his Grandmother is equally as guilty.

    Thought processes like these are what cause murders to begin with.

    The Mother and Assassin are the only responsible parties. All others have no guilt whatsoever.
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