The other night there was an especially upsetting episode of Sons of Anarchy. A person close to the main character, Jax, was killed off in an extremely brutal fashion. If you’re not familiar with the show, it centers around an outlaw biker gang and all the devious deeds they do. The show is supposedly an adaptation of Hamlet, where the biker club stands in for the kingdom.
Though in any other story he would be
the villain, Jax’s character could be described as an antihero; a
popular term for a bad guy we want to root for. During the six years the
series has been running, we’ve seen Jax commit multiple murders, hurt
people and even inject his son’s mother with drugs so she would have no
hope in getting custody of him. Even though he commits these crimes, he
claims to be a devoted husband and father to his two young sons who may
be destined to repeat his mistakes. The viewer is supposed to sympathize
with Jax, despite the heinous things he does because he is the center
of the show.
Early in the episode he was warned by one of his
friends that the troubles he may be having in his personal life, may be
the result of his evil deeds in the past. Jax is shocked by this
revelation. Why would his past deeds reflect on his current situation?
Needless to say, the death of his loved one is the direct result of
seeds he'd sown earlier in the season. What he did in the past
eventually caught up to him, costing a woman her life.
may be just a tv show, this is actually a situation I've seen over and
over in real life. How many times have we seen the news story about the
husband who kills the wife so he could be with his mistress and thinks
he should get away with murder? Or the nutcase who makes it her point to
go after another woman's husband? How many people do we hear of lying,
cheating, and stealing to get what they want no matter the cost? They
have the attitude that they're entitled to the happily ever after.
thing that surprises me is their genuine shock when God comes to
collect or karma comes back to slap them in the face. Did you really
think you could do all this damage and you wouldn't pay for it? Even
people who do everything right and treat everyone kindly have trials in
Be careful what you do because it just might come back to bite you.