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Killing Is Not Always A Sin Killing is very wrong and is considered a very bad sinor is it Sometimes killing is apart of life and people have no choice but to kill for their own survival When someone commits the act of murder out of jealousy or out of pure fun then killing is wrong Sometimes a person has no choice in whether to kill or not like for instance -protection or even it could be someones duty In the stories A Horseman In the Sky by Ambrose Bierce and Ambush by Tim OBrien two young men have to kill someonebecause it is both for protection also because it is their duty Both stories way of killing is understandable and in a sense right Compared to killing for fun which is wrong In the story A Horseman In the Sky by Ambrose Bierce A young man named Carter Druse is on the duty of being the lookout for the Union in the Civil War HIs job is to either kill any spies or to warn them if the Confederate is coming While Druse was on the lookout he slowly fell asleep When he awakes he sees a man looking off the cliff The man was completely unaware of Druse Druse notices that the man on the horse is from the Confederate side so Druse follows his orders and prepares to shoot this man before he takes notice of him or the other man Druse then struggles tremendously to shoot him He has never killed someone before and to kill someone he doesnt even know is very hard for him So he decided he didnt even want to shoot and would rather just scare him off That way he wouldnt have to feel guilty for taking some unknown mans life away Right before Druse fires the man turns around and suddenly thing become more complicated Druse now realizes the man he
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