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29th May '17 9:52:04 PM nombretomado
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* The lyrics to WithinTemptation's "Angel" include these lines, but then immediately subverts it:

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* The lyrics to WithinTemptation's Music/WithinTemptation's "Angel" include these lines, but then immediately subverts it:
18th Apr '17 3:34:51 AM DaneeBound
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* Gurdurr in ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonGatesToInfinity''. He used to be a pride carpenter, but one injury and one malicious client later and he lost all confidence in his skills, which took him down the path of unjust. When confronted about his wrongdoings by the player character and his partner he will say: [] you can't get mad at me. It's just the way this rotten world works.
3rd Apr '17 3:39:53 PM eowynjedi
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* The ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' two-parter "Past Tense" sends Sisko, Bashir, and Dax back to [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 2024 America]], where the homeless and unemployed are relocated to "Sanctuary Districts." Theoretically they're given food, shelter, and help finding a job, but in practice they're locked in, overcrowded, and violent residents nicknamed "Ghosts" prey on the weak. The most prominent of these is B.C., a hair-trigger thug who knifed an important historical figure before his time and begins the all-important riots. As the crisis goes on, however, he shows hints that he wouldn't have turned to violence if he hadn't been shoved into the Districts--and in fact those with existing records are not ''allowed'' in, so all of the Ghosts only became dangerous after they were swept under the rug to be forgotten.
-->'''B.C.:''' Why are they acting so surprised? You treat people like animals you're gonna get bit!
29th Dec '16 9:13:17 AM Doug86
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* In a ''NewspaperComics/{{Peanuts}}'' strip, Linus chases a toy airplane inside and accidentally breaks a lamp. This exchange ensues:

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* In a ''NewspaperComics/{{Peanuts}}'' strip, ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' strip from 1959, Linus chases a toy airplane inside and accidentally breaks a lamp. This exchange ensues:
19th Sep '16 11:46:38 PM zaphod77
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** Another very common example is being driven to steal food and other necessities because you have no other way to get them. Given the choice of breaking the law, or death, most will prefer to break the law, and society is often responsible for the person's predicament in such situations.
19th Sep '16 7:51:24 PM HeroGal2347
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* In one ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' comic, Calvin tries to pull this excuse on his dad, saying that he's a pawn of unfortunate influences and the culture is to blame. Calvin's dad responds that that means he needs to build more character and [[MiseryBuildsCharacter sends him to shovel the walk.]]
19th Sep '16 7:42:18 PM Fireblood
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* This seems to be the play's message regarding Jean Valjean and many other people in ''Theater/LesMiserables''. Valjean only stole to feed his sister's family, and got five years in prison. The conditions were so brutal he tried to escape multiple times, with each extending his sentence. When he's paroled at last after ''nineteen'' years, he finds it impossible to find work as a felon. He is so suspicious and hardened than even when someone ''does'' try to help him (a kindly priest) Valjean instead steals his silver. The priest instead of sending him back to prison when he's caught however covers for him, giving Valjean a second chance. Once removed from this state, he becomes a successful businessman and town mayor, but only by breaking parole. Thus he's pursued by {{Inspector Javert}}, who only cares that he broke the law, which leads Valjean into further crime to escape. It's also echoed by Fantine, who's dismissed from her job when it's found she's an unwed mother, and forced into prostitution to survive. She's arrested for striking a man harassing her, catches a fever and dies. Javert on the other hand firmly believes this is wrong, but rather crime isn't the result of environment ''or'' heredity (especially the latter he's keen to prove wrong, as his parents were criminals). When it's finally proven to him that Valjean is a good man, he can't stand the revelation, killing himself.

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* This seems to be the play's message regarding Jean Valjean and many other people in ''Theater/LesMiserables''. Valjean only stole to feed his sister's family, and got five years in prison. The conditions were so brutal he tried to escape multiple times, with each extending his sentence. When he's paroled at last after ''nineteen'' years, he finds it impossible to find work as a felon. He is so suspicious and hardened than even when someone ''does'' try to help assist him (a [[GoodShepherd kindly priest) priest]]) Valjean instead steals his silver. The priest priest, instead of sending him back to prison when he's caught however caught, instead covers for him, giving Valjean a second chance. Once removed from this state, he becomes a successful businessman and town mayor, but only by breaking parole. Thus he's pursued by {{Inspector Javert}}, who only cares that he broke the law, which leads Valjean into further crime to escape. It's also echoed by Fantine, who's dismissed from her job when it's found out she's an unwed mother, and forced into prostitution to survive. She's arrested for striking a man harassing her, catches a fever and dies. Javert on the other hand firmly believes this is wrong, but rather crime isn't the result of environment ''or'' heredity (especially the latter he's keen to prove wrong, disprove, as both his parents were criminals). When it's finally proven to him that Valjean is a good man, he can't stand the revelation, [[DrivenToSuicide killing himself.himself]].
19th Sep '16 7:29:40 PM Fireblood
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* This seems to be the play's message regarding Jean Valjean and many other people in ''Theater/LesMiserables''. Valjean only stole to feed his sister's family, and got five years in prison. The conditions were so brutal he tried to escape multiple times, with each extending his sentence. When he's paroled at last after ''nineteen'' years, he finds it impossible to find work as a felon. He is so suspicious and hardened than even when someone ''does'' try to help him (a kindly priest) Valjean instead steals his silver. The priest instead of sending him back to prison when he's caught however covers for him, giving Valjean a second chance. Once removed from this state, he becomes a successful businessman and town mayor, but only by breaking parole. Thus he's pursued by {{Inspector Javert}}, who only cares that he broke the law, which leads Valjean into further crime to escape. It's also echoed by Fantine, who's dismissed from her job when it's found she's an unwed mother, and forced into prostitution to survive. She's arrested for striking a man harassing her, catches a fever and dies. Javert on the other hand firmly believes this is wrong, but rather crime isn't the result of environment ''or'' heredity (especially the latter he's keen to prove wrong, as his parents were criminals). When it's finally proven to him that Valjean is a good man, he can't stand the revelation, killing himself.
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16th Jul '16 12:02:42 AM jormis29
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/DudleyDoRight'', Nell defends Snidely Whiplash in court and claims that if society had some sort of program to help people with a compulsive need to tie stuff together, Snidely's habit would never have progressed to the point where he started tying women to railroad tracks. Thanks to the RuleOfFunny, this actually works.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/DudleyDoRight'', Nell defends Snidely Whiplash in court and claims that if society had some sort of program to help people with a compulsive need to tie stuff together, Snidely's habit would never have progressed to the point where he started [[ChainedToARailway tying women to railroad tracks.tracks]]. Thanks to the RuleOfFunny, this actually works.
13th Jul '16 8:08:58 PM Bissek
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/DudleyDoRight'', Nell defends Snidely Whiplash in court and claims that if society had some sort of program to help people with a compulsive need to tie stuff together, Snidely's habit would never have progressed to the point where he started tying women to railroad tracks. Thanks to the RuleOfFunny, this actually works.
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