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The Hero in John Steinbeck's Cannery Row

- The "Failure" As Hero in Cannery Row It is Doc, in Cannery Row, who provides the objective and nonteleological point of view which is to be found in so many of Steinbeck's works. For Doc, himself freed from the get-get-get philosophy of the world of the machine by virtue of his science, his detachment, his gentleness, and his personal refusal to be pushed into either Social Importance or the role of Social Judge, insists that the boys of the Palace Flophouse are universal symbols rather than mere ne'er-do-wells....   [tags: Cannery Row Essays]

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- Cannery Row Cannery Row by John Steinbeck is a post World War I piece written with a mixture of humor and sadness about the lives of the residents of Cannery Row, a street in Monterey California. The story opens in a messy grocery store run by a Chinese man named Lee Chong. The one room store is described like so "while not a model of neatness, was a miracle of supply... clothes, food, both fresh and canned, liquor, tobacco, fishing equipment, machinery, boats, cordage, caps, pork chops, slippers, and a silk kimono" and last but certainly not least whiskey, could all be purchased....   [tags: Cannery Row Essays]

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Order vs Chaos in John Steinbeck's Cannery Row

- The theme of Cannery Row, in short, is no less than a poetic statement of human order surrounded by a chaotic and essentially indifferent universe, and this is one reason why the structure of the book does seem so "loose" - why Steinbeckian digressions and interchapters so often interrupt the flow of narrative. A wandering and mysterious Oriental threads his way through the story with no "purpose" but to remind us of the emptiness and pathos and loneliness we all share, things which render our cruelty or ambition futile....   [tags: Cannery Row Essays]

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Cannery Row

- Cannery Row is a relatively simple novel with basically little or no plot to it. Many critics are quick to call the novel trivial and second rate as compared with Steinbeck’s other works. However this book shows Steinbeck’s renewed interest in the comic portrayal of the basic, uncomplicated lifestyles of the working class. Steinbeck incorporates a few themes into the novel such as failure and historical themes like the depression era. The book is overall optimistic, but Steinbeck takes some off topic chapters to capture some of the darkness that happens within Cannery Row....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Cannery Row

- The Pearl of Cannery Row A pearl is created when a tiny speck of intruding dust enters and irritates an oyster shell. The reaction of the oyster is to make a beautiful pearl out of the particle of dust. Some pearls are perfect and others are imperfect, but all are a unique and wondrous creation of nature. In Cannery Row, John Steinbeck imitates nature’s process with Cannery Row as the oyster and Mack as the speck of dust. Steinbeck shows Mack as the irritant which causes Cannery Row to veer from a precarious course and make a change for the better....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Cannery Row And Grapes Of Wrath

- John Steinbeck is a brilliant storyteller capable of crafting such vibrant and captivating literary works that one can effortlessly exit their own life and enter another. John Steinbeck has a passion for divulging the flaws of human nature and he is not afraid to write about the raw and tragic misfortune that plagued the lives of people like the Okies in the Grapes of Wrath and residents of Cannery Row. He was also a brilliant commentator who contributed brilliant opinions on the political and social systems in our world....   [tags: John Steinbeck]

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Death Row

- Death Row The death penalty is outmoded and should be eliminated from our justice system. The death penalty is extremely racially biased and is not assigned justly. While advocates claim it is cheaper to execute than to support a felon for life in prison, it is actually more expensive to sentence a man to death. Opponents to the death penalty say that death is actually revenge rather than justice. The number of prisoners on death row is increasing. The public favoring the death penalty is reaching record levels of 80% in some polls....   [tags: Papers]

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The Dramatic Narratives used in John Stienbecks Novels

- The Dramatic Narratives used in John Stienbecks Novels In John Steinbeck’s novels, Cannery Row, Of Mice and Men, and The Red Pony, Steinbeck used dramatic narratives to express his views of the world. The characters behavior in these novels was used to keep the reader interested. Steinbeck seemed to use a beautiful valley that always had disaster hanging over it as his setting. In all three of these novels John Steinbeck used great dramatic narratives. These narratives were used to help explain all of the problems, situations and events surrounding Lennie in Of Mice and Men....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Shipping News and the Great Gatsby: An Analysis

- When a group of rowdy guys get together nothing good ever seems to come of it, and when alcohol is added something terrible is bound to happen. Nutbeem's party seems to be no exception to this. I can picture this party scene happening today in an almost similar way. It is quite rare to have a party that consists of solely men, but for the purpose of saying goodbye to a friend it makes perfect sense. And yet the party is still very realistic in how it changes courses once alcohol is involved. Overall this chapter made me feel sorry for Nutbeem and his destroyed boat....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Living on Death Row

- Living on Death Row The purpose of this paper is to examine life on death row. The information obtained in order to write this paper came from one article. In reading the article it is very clear to see the obvious one-sided bias of the author, who is apparently adamantly against the current status of death rows across the United States of America. Unfortunately, no research could be found to illustrate other views or opinions of life on death row. The author of this article used many opinions, first hand accounts and experiences of prisoners living on death row to illustrate his/her ideas....   [tags: Criminal Justice Essays]

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Death Row and Women

- Death Row and Women In Hamurabi Law, if someone is accused of murder they must take a leap into the closest river. If the accused drowns, the accuser shall take possession of his house. If the accused emerges unhurt, then the accuser is put to death and his house is given as compensation to the accused. While the system of capital punishment in the United States is not quite as random, it has its own problems that can oftentimes cross the fine line between arbitrary and absurd. The discrepancy between white and colored male inmates is often the subject of debate regarding this issue, and while that subject certainly does deserve notice, little attention is paid to women as a group on death...   [tags: Feminism Law Culture Essays]

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Wrongful Death Row Convictions

- Wrongful Death Row Convictions On Jan. 31, 2000, citing a "shameful record of convicting innocent people and putting them on death row," Gov. George Ryan of Illinois made headline news by imposing a moratorium on executions in the state. While Gov. Ryan's willingness to step outside his political box to call for a careful examination of our system of capital punishment so far is unique, the underlying problems that produced such staggeringly unfair results are not. According to the Death Penalty Information Center, a Washington think tank, more than 80 people have been released from death row on grounds of innocence since 1973....   [tags: Against Death Penalty Essays]

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Women on Death Row

- Women on Death Row The eighth amendment protects Americans from the infliction of cruel and unusual punishment. Many death penalty opponents use this as the backbone to their argument against capital punishment. Other than being cruel, I do not think that the death penalty can be used judiciously in the United States or any other part of the world. Personally, I do not think that human beings are perfect and as such they cannot set up a perfect justice system. In any justice system that is flawed and allows bias in certain cases, the death penalty should not be used as a means of punishment because of its irrevocable nature....   [tags: Capital Punishment Essays]

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Kids on Death Row

- Kids on Death Row Even though they are just kids, should they be tried as adults. The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the execution of children as young as sixteen is not cruel and unusual punishment. Out of thirty-eight states with the death penalty, thirteen have set the minimum age for death at eighteen; four states set the minimum at seventeen; nine set the minimum age at sixteen; twelve have no minimum age specified. In 1996, prosecutors in the state of Mississippi sought the death penalty for juveniles as young as thirteen years of age (1998, February 17)....   [tags: Papers]

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Incest in Kings Row

- Shady characters permeate this film, but they can be easily forgotten under the thick melodrama that sweeps you into the storyline. Perhaps the most disturbing character to me was Dr. Tower. I mean, really, who is this guy. From the beginning I could detect a kind of strange dynamic between Cassie and her father. After she and Parris swim together as children, she says that if her father finds out she's been swimming with Parris, he would "take a switch" to her. At first I thought maybe he was strict about her coming straight home from school or something, but as soon as I heard about the mother staying in the home all of the time, it became more clear....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Parrallels in the Life of John Steinbeck and the Characters in his Works

- Parrallels in the Life of John Steinbeck and the Characters in his Works          John Steinbeck was perhaps the best author of all time. He was the winner of a Nobel Prize, and among other accomplishments, Steinbeck published nineteen novels and made many movies during his lifetime. All of his experience and knowledge are shown through his novels. A reader can tell, just in reading a novel by Steinbeck, that he had been through a lot throughout his life. Also, Steinbeck worked very hard to accomplish everything that he did during his lifetime....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Common Theme

- Literary works have life changing messages hidden within their pages that have the power to teach a lesson. During the second half of the school year, we studied a myriad of novels and plays, however, despite their differences in plot and characters- the works had an overall theme in common. Each work discovers and characterizes the global theme of hope differently. In The Lottery, the characters disagree with a deadly ritual but follow it because they are afraid and will be chastised. At first there is some resistance from the family who gets the black ticket but in the end there is no confrontation....   [tags: essays research papers]

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cuban missle crisis: a front row seat for the end of the world

- A Front Row Seat for the End of the World During the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962, I had a front row seat. I was Under Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs and, as a consequence, a member of President John Kennedy’s Executive Committee (ExComm) which dealt with our response. I believe I was the only one permitted to keep notes of the meetings, and have from time to time referred to them over the years. However, my recollections of our debates have been stimulated with the recent release of edited transcripts of the discussions....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Physics of Rowing

- Missing Figures "Marathon runners talk about hitting 'the wall' at the twenty-third mile of the race. What rowers confront isn't a wall; it's a hole - an abyss of pain, which opens up in the second minute of the race. Large needles are being driven into your thigh muscles, while your forearms seem to be splitting. Then the pain becomes confused and disorganized, not like the windedness of the runner or the leg burn of the biker but an all-over, savage unpleasantness. As you pass the five-hundred-meter mark, with three-quarters of the race still to row, you realize with dread that you are not going to make it to the finish, but at the same time the idea of letting your teammates dow...   [tags: physics row boating]

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The Power of John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath

- The Power of The Grapes of Wrath Steinbeck has become one of my favorite writers -- for the love he has for his characters, the loveliness of his language, and the clear-eyed conviction with which he writes. Originally, I failed to see the beauty in Steinbeck's people, though it is plainly there. Perhaps I hadn't seen enough of the world myself, yet. There was a lot I didn't understand about people. What Steinbeck does so well is to show people's struggle for simple human decency in the face of meanness and ignorance....   [tags: The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck]

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John Ernst Steinbeck

- John Ernst Steinbeck Chronology Born: February 27,1902 in the family home. He lived at 132 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA. He wrote his first stories here as a child. Father: John Ernst Steinbeck. He lived 1863-1935. He was the County Treasurer. Mother: Olive Hamilton Steinbeck. She lived 1867-1934. She was an elementary teacher. Sisters: Elizabeth Steinbeck Ainsworth. She was born on May 25,1894 and died on October 20, 1992. She lived in Pacific Grove, CA. Esther Steinbeck Rodgers. She was born April 14,1892 and died on May 9,1986....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Of Mice And Men

- Of Mice and Men, was a disturbing tale of friendship, and animosity and immoral nature of the human race. Along the Salinas River and underneath the Gablian Mountains of California during the Great Depression of the 1930’s this novel takes place. A famous writer by the name of John Steinbeck, who was also born in California, is the author of this book. He has also has written many other good books such as The Grapes of Wrath, Cannery Row, and Winter of Our Discontent for which he won a Nobel Prize....   [tags: essays research papers]

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how do image and sound create meaning and what other functions does so

- Baby's First Sweater size: 6 months - 1 year; chest size: 21 1/2"; finished size: 22" materials: 4-ply worsted weight yarn; needles size 8, 1 ¼ yrds 3/8" satin ribbon gauge: stockinette stitch on size 8 needles-- 9 stitches = 2" 6 rows = 1" back: cast on 50 stitches (sts) • row 1: work in garter stitch (knit every row) for 6 rows. • row 7: work in stockinette stitch until 7” from beg. end purl row. • note: width across back is 11". sleeve shaping: cast on 24 sts at end of just worked purl row....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Farewell to Mazanar

- Farewell to Mazanar Chapter 1 The Wakatsukis are a Japanese family with ten children, the youngest of who is Jeanne; she is the narrator and author of the story. In December 1941, the Wakatsukis are living near Long Beach, California. Mr. and Mrs. Wakatsuki are immigrants; they have come to the United States from Japan, searching for the American Dream. Jeanne's father and brothers man a fishing boat called The Nereid and work for the canneries on the coast. On December 7th, Jeanne stands on shore with the other Wakatsuki females; they all wave good-bye to the Wakatsuki men as they set out to sea....   [tags: essays papers]

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Maths Investigation

- Maths Investigation "Jo has started in a local supermarket and her first job is to build displays of soup tins. To make them stable they are stacked using a brick bond so that each tins stands on two others. The tins are stacked against the wall. Each stack is complete with one tin in the top row." This piece of Maths coursework is about investigating sequences from a practical situation. In this investigation, tins are used to build stacks using a brick bond so that each new tin stands on two others....   [tags: Papers]

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Ball Bearings

- The object of ball bearings (and roller bearings) is the substitution of pure rolling motion for plain sliding friction. Ball Bearings rely on the rolling motion of hardened steel balls to absorb loads. This rolling motion produces far less friction than the sliding motion. These steel balls are held in circular rows between an outer and inner ring, which have raceways, or slots, grooved into them to guide the balls. Ball bearings are available in both filling-slot and no filling-slot types. Other types of bearings have developed from these basic designs, like double-row and deep groove bearings, to handle specific application....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Capital Punishment Essay - Benefits of the Death Penalty

- Benefits of the Death Penalty Have you ever thought about if the person next to you is a killer or a rapist. If he is, what would you want from the government if he had killed someone you know. He should receive the death penalty. Murderers and rapists should be punished for the crimes they have committed and should pay the price for their wrongdoing. Having the death penalty in our society is humane; it helps the overcrowding problem and gives relief to the families of the victims, who had to go through an event such as murder....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Hidden Faces Geometric Investigation

- Hidden Faces Geometric Investigation A cube a total of 6 sides, when it is places on a surface only 5 of the 6 faces can be seen. However if you place 5 cubes side by side, there is a total of 30 faces, but out of this 30 only 17 can be seen. In this coursework I will be finding out the Hidden Faces Coursework A cube a total of 6 sides, when it is places on a surface only 5 of the 6 faces can be seen. However if you place 5 cubes side by side, there is a total of 30 faces, but out of this 30 only 17 can be seen....   [tags: Papers]

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Adaptive Thresholding

- Summary We have to develop an adaptive thresholding system for greyscale image binarisation. The simplest way to use image binarisation is to choose a threshold value, and classify all pixels with values above this threshold value as white and all other pixels as black. Thresholding essentially involves turning a colour or greyscale image into a 1-bit binary image. If, say, the left half of an image had a lower brightness range than the right half, we make use of Adaptive Thresholding. Global thresholding uses a fixed threshold for all pixels in the image and therefore works only if the intensity histogram of the input image contains distinct peaks corresponding to the desired subject and...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Number Stairs

- Number Stairs Introduction I am going to investigate relationships between 3 step stairs on a ten by ten grid. I also intend to find algebraic expressions to link the 3 step stairs and there positions and totals. 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 3...   [tags: Papers]

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Louis Mansor's Rights of Execution

- Capital Punishment: For With out the death penalty families of murder victims would be delt a double blow. Many families feel that the only justice they could posiblly recive is having the murder put on death row. In the book "Rights of execcution" by louis Mansor there was a case where a girl had both her parents brudally murdered, the book reads "She cries every day, she doesn't sleep through a single night and she thinks apart of her died too. She doesn't find much joy on anything." Don't you think is a moral obligation to her, and her family, and it would also bring justice to society to put the criminal on Death Row....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Anti Death Penalty

- When you think of the death penalty, you think of someone getting a shot with a needle or electric chair that just causes them to die. What if I told you, you were wrong and many things can go wrong with the death penalty. These people have had their sentence and now they are on death row, our founding fathers said that we cannot have cruel and unusual punishment. Capital punishment is a cruel and unusual punishment that gives that person pain, and can have racial flaws in the decision making process....   [tags: Against Capital Punishment Essays]

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Finding the Hidden Faces of a Cube

- Finding the Hidden Faces of a Cube In order to find the number of hidden faces when eight cubes are placed on a table, in a row, I counted the total amount of faces (6%8), which added up to 48. I then counted the amount of visible faces (26) and subtracted it off the total amount of faces (48-26). This added up to 22 hidden sides. I then had to investigate the number of hidden faces for other rows of cubes. I started by drawing out the outcomes for the first nine rows of cubes (below): [IMAGE] I decided to show this information in a table (below): [IMAGE] I decided to show this information on a graph (below): [IMAGE] From this information I have no...   [tags: Papers]

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Mag Lev Trains

- The basic concept of how a magnetic train works is very simple. The train has magnets all along the underbody. Each magnet is faced the exact same way, with the poles all facing the same direction. As you know from playing with magnets, opposites attract and alike kinds always want to push away. The track which the train rides on is lined with these magnets, with alike poles facing the train. This creates an air cushion between the train and the track. Forward motion of these magnetic trains, resides on the magnetic propultion of the track....   [tags: Magnetic Magnet Train ]

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The Theme of the American Dream in Cannery Row, by John Steinbeck

- ... Mixed with his stylistic diction writing, Steinbeck convolutes the idea the American dream with a grim sense of realism on how it's unattainable, from society's basic perception. The characters in Cannery Row, represent perseverance through strife in spite of a their misconceived failure of a town. Even though juxtaposition maybe prevalent through out the text with a strong, negative connotation; its effects solidify the thought of the American dream, and bring a whole new context on how to actually achieve the unreachable American dream....   [tags: monterey california, justaposition]

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John Steinbeck: Living the Story

- ... Some of the experiences that improved his writing were, when he was a ranch hand, when he was a marine biologist, and when he wrote war transcripts during World War II. These life experiences were all used throughout Steinbeck's writing. Steinbeck was employed as a ranch hand during part of his life. This can be interpreted throughout the book The Red Pony. In this novel, a young boy named Jody gets a pony named Gabilan. The horse is described in such detail that only a background with horses could give....   [tags: Nobel prize for Literature winners]

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Death Penalty vs. Life in Prison

- The death penalty is a place no one wants to be. Several criminals have done death penalty during their life time. People say that once you do your crime you have to do the time and pay the cost of what you done. Death penalty is mostly done by the legal authority when you are doing death penalty you will be punished for your assault and your behavior you have caused. I think that death penalty is a bad place because I don’t want to have to take anyone life for their behavior just sends them to prison for several years....   [tags: death row, innocent, attorney]

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Sanches by Richard Dokey

- Sanches by Richard Dokey In the short story "Sanches", Richard Dokey goes into great detail on the life of Juan Sanches, a migrant farm worker. Juan Sanches has a really hard and challenging life. He goes from witnessing one of his children be stillborn, to having his unborn son torn from his wife's womb. As if that were not enough Juan's wife dies during the labor of his only son, Jesus. After all of Juan's pain and suffering all that he lives for is for his son to grow up and be a good hard working man like him, but his son becomes Americanized and Juan Sanches becomes very depressed over his son's situation, but Juan is also depressed because of his own situation and the life that h...   [tags: Papers]

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Combinations in Pascal's Triangle

- Combinations in Pascal’s Triangle Pascal’s Triangle is a relatively simple picture to create, but the patterns that can be found within it are seemingly endless. Pascal’s Triangle is formed by adding the closest two numbers from the previous row to form the next number in the row directly below, starting with the number 1 at the very tip. This 1 is said to be in the zeroth row. After this you can imagine that the entire triangle is surrounded by 0s. This allows us to say that the next row (row one) is formed by adding 0+1 to equal 1 and 1+0 to equal 1 making the next row 1 1....   [tags: Mathematics Math]

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The Containment Concept in Law Enforcement

- One of the core roles of police officers is that of law enforcement. However, there are times that it is necessary for an officer to rely less on enforcement of the law and instead concentrate on keeping peace in situations that exist outside of the norm. One such situation exists in the policing methods used in “skid-row” type areas of society. These types of areas are an anomaly to the rest of standard communities where simply enforcing the law will not be successful. The goal in these areas is to plainly contain the chaos using a hybrid form of community policing....   [tags: Law Enforcement, policing, criminal justice]

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Loneliness in Cannery Row, by John Steinbeck

- As night falls on Cannery Row actuality and fear overwhelms the souls as they lay awake at night. At this very moment they are alone to think to ponder their existence their importance their meaning. During the day the things the people of Cannery Row use to fill their void. To give them happiness is gone and for those long hours of the night they are truly alone. The cats, the parties, and companions are gone just for a second. But they return in the morning to calm the weary and the broken spirits of the people in Cannery Row....   [tags: Isolation in Cannery Row]

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Character Development in John Steinbeck's Cannery Row

- Character Development in John Steinbeck's Cannery Row Maybe it's more important to be appreciated than to be wealthy. Cannery Row by John Steinbeck (1945) is one of the most unique of all of the Nobel Prize winning novels. Cannery Row is set in a very poor area of California known as Monterey. It is a small port town south of San Francisco. The time era is post Depression and World War II. The novel is about how lower class people with warm hearts have the ability to create their own heaven on earth....   [tags: Cannery Row Essays]

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John Steinbeck's Cannery Row - Living Heaven on Earth

- Cannery Row: Living Heaven on Earth   Cannery Row (1945), a novel written by John Steinbeck, Nobel Prize winner for Literature, is a book without much of a plot. Instead, it's a novel where setting, atmosphere and most importantly character, take precedence. Steinbeck creates a colorful array of characters struggling to understand their own unique places in the world.   The story is set in the early 20th century, immediately following the Depression and World War II. The characters live in Monterey, California amid the jumble of the sardine fisheries, the "Palace Flophouses", Lee Chong's grocery, Dora's whorehouse, and Doc's Biological Lab....   [tags: Cannery Row Essays]

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Loneliness, Sympathy, and Remuneration in John Steinbeck's Cannery Row

- Loneliness, Sympathy, and Remuneration in John Steinbeck's Cannery Row             Many themes were portrayed in Cannery Row.  These themes give the play depth and fascination.  The three most significant themes thought are Loneliness, Sympathy, and Remuneration, allowing the story to reach many areas in life.             In the story Cannery Row Loneliness is a main theme to the characters lives.  One of these themes is Loneliness.  'He was a dark and lonesome looking man' No one loved him.  No one cared about him'(Page 6).  The severity of his solitude makes this theme one of the most important.  The seclusion of this man can penetrate ones innermost thoughts and leave them with a sen...   [tags: Cannery Row Essays steinbeck]

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Cannery Row

- John Steinbeck’s “Cannery Row” shows how people living there dealt with the hardships brought by the Great Depression. Steinbeck set his novel in the 1930’s in Cannery Row, California. The canneries are an integral part of the fish industry and Steinbeck makes the ailing American economy a critical part of everyone’s lives in his novel. He show how different characters, with different points of view with the exact same situation. A cannery is the place where food gets canned to be later sent to food stores or markets....   [tags: Literary Review ]

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Cannery Row

- The minor characters in John Steinbeck’s novel Cannery Row are a contradiction within themselves. Steinbeck shows two conflicting sides to each character; for example, Mack is smart and lazy and some of his colleagues are both good and bad. Doc is a father figure with some bad habits. Dora Flood is a kind-hearted saint who happens to run a brothel. Lee Chong is a shrewd businessman who likes to take advantage of others. Henri is an artist with a French background even though he isn’t from France....   [tags: essays research papers]

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John Steinbeck's Cannery Row

- ... Doc got his party but was very hung over so the next morning was not good for him. Characters: • Doc is important in the story because he helps and loves everyone but he always seems to feel like he is always so lonely. • Henri was a good friend of docs and was a artist. Henri liked to keep up on all of the newest styles from France. He was a sailor and everyone loved the boat he made. Girls always went on of off of the boat. • Frankie was a mentally challenged boy who was adopted by doc after being abandoned by his mother....   [tags: literary analysis]

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The Row By John Steinbeck And Walden By Henry David Thoreau

- In Cannery Row by John Steinbeck and Walden by Henry David Thoreau, the key idea that society can improve through the improvement of the individual helps create an understanding that a materialistic society will result in people valuing materials over morals and values. The lack of morals will result in the dehumanizing of the individual through greed and overtaken by ambition. Thoreau in Walden talks about his plan on escaping society and on only living with the necessities. As he does this he then states, “Most of the luxuries, and many of the so called comforts of life, are not only indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind” (15)....   [tags: Henry David Thoreau, Walden, Concord]

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Analysis Of Christopher Wallace 's ' Death Of Death Row Records '

- ... The prosecutor have several witnesses to consider for their case for the state; Damion “D-Roc” Bulter, Junior M.A.F.I.A. member Lil’ Cease, Gregory “G-Money” Young, Russell Poole, Psycho Mike, Kevin Hackie, Steven Katz, Rafael Perez and Greg Kading a retired LAPD officer. The defense have a numbers of witnesses to call as well; Death Row’s Suge Knight, Amir MuHammad aka Harry Billups, David Mack’s Marion, Wardell aka Pookie, the Crips, and Theresa Swann. Later in 2005 a story by Chuck Phillips showing the main informant for the Poole/Sullivan theory of Biggie’s murders, implicating MuHammed, David Mack, Suge Knight, and the LAPD in a conspiracy....   [tags: Jury, The Notorious B.I.G., Death Row Records]

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Death Row Should Not Be Executed

- ... Many adults know this fact, why are they making us pay this much for one scumbag, im sure you are also asking yourself. Well I 'm not all that sure either, but in this research paper I am going to explain to you my opinion of why I believe that violent offenders deserve the death penalty. I think we shouldn 't even use lethal injection or electric chair or firing squad or gas chamber. Those processes are all very expensive and the murderers and rapists are not worth the time or effort. My first reasoning to why I believe that the death penalty should be used for violent offenders is because of how much money is spent on their food and care....   [tags: Crime, Capital punishment, Murder, Prison]

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Death Row And The Appeals Process

- ... If America can accept that life in prison is still a harsh punishment, we can get past this first argument. Second, people argue that capital punishment is a deterrent against crime. Yet studies show that the thought of capital punishment has no effect on criminal’s actions at the time of a crime (“Death penalty Information”). Unfortunately no matter how hard the United States tries there will never be a way to make capital punishment cheap. Something as complicated as taking away some one’s life is full or obstacles and hurdles, as it should be....   [tags: Prison, Penology, Capital punishment, Crime]

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Beowulf and Death Row Records

- We often think of the "Old English" time as an era filled with mighty pagan warriors gathered in a dark wooden room, drinking ale to celebrate their victory in a brutish bloody battle. Or maybe we picture brawny Vikings with dirty faces wearing animal skins while sailing in large wooden ships. You may even imagine the crude but lovable Hagar the Horrible from the popular comic strip. Regardless to which of these views you take, we always think of the "Old English" as a time far in the past. Even though we may not notice, the strong brutal men of this past era infiltrate our everyday lives....   [tags: Epic Beowulf essays]

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Protect Animals, Not Death Row Inmates

- Should we protect the rights of guilty humans or innocent animals. A commonly debated topic in America today is whether we should use death row inmates or animals as test subjects for products that could potentially cause harm to the subject. There are many good points why both are wrong, but if one life can benefit the entire population, then surely we can all agree that taking that life is worth the risk. Using death row inmates as test subjects could be a bigger help to the human race instead of using animals....   [tags: Guilty Humans, Innocent Animals, Debated Topic]

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First DNA Death Row Exoneration

- First DNA Death row Exoneration: Kirk Noble Bloodsworth DONE Figure 9: A photo of Kirk Bloodsworth who was the first person to be exonerated from death row by DNA evidence. Figure 11: An excerpt from the newspaper article about Dawn Hamilton's murder, showing a picture of her. Figure 13: A photograph of the day Kirk Bloodsworth was exonerated and released from prison on 28 June 1993. Based on information received from the Center of Wrongful Convictions (Anon., n.d.): Case Data Defendant: Kirk Nobel Bloodsworth Gender: Male Date of birth: October 31, 1960 Race: Caucasian Jurisdiction: Baltimore County, Maryland Date of crime: July 25, 1984 Age at time of crime: 23 Date of arrest: August 7,...   [tags: prosecutors, dawn hamilton]

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Analysis Of Sycamore Row By John Grisham

- ... With this new will it was to create a lot of problems for everyone involved. The forth post was from Ozzie. Ozzie is the town’s police officer. He often watched out for Jake because he often created enemies when he would represent different types of clients. This was proven when Seth’s handwritten will gave Lettie his poor African American house maid over $20 million dollars. Even though Jake did not represent Lettie personally in this case, he still received violet threats and was harassed by many people....   [tags: Family, African American, Democratic Party]

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Gary Graham Drew On Death Row And Four Appeals

- An inmate by the name of Gary Graham drew several protestors to a Huntsville unit in the year 2000; they were there in opposition to Graham’s execution. This day finally came after nineteen years on death row and four appeals. With him being a repeat offender he was not new to this side of the justice system, but after being put in prison he became a political activist who worked to abolish the death penalty. People who stood against his execution argued that his case still had reasonable doubt, he was rehabilitating himself, and his punishment would cause major harm to his family....   [tags: Capital punishment, Prison, Crime, Jeremy Bentham]

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The Evolution of John Steinbeck

- The Evolution of Steinbeck In "The Grapes of Wrath", Steinbeck takes a great leap forward in his storytelling. His characters are better developed and more human. Steinbeck's development as a writer was linked to his growth as a person and his furthered capacity for understanding in others, particularly the disenfranchised. The process and struggle that ensued during the early years of his career were instrumental in his growth and are demonstrated in the development of his views on industrialization and it's effects on the working class....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Julliard to Skid Row: The Soloist

- Both the book and film are set in Los Angeles and tell a story of a homeless paranoid schizophrenic named Nathaniel Ayers. Throughout the film The Soloist directed by Joe Wright, it explains what happened to Nathaniel and his love for music; some of those events happen in the book; The Soloist by Steve Lopez. Nathaniel loves music but has a mental illness, while Mr. Lopez is a columnist for LA Times. While both the book and the film tell the same story, it is the book that is far more effective because it gave more characterization and detailed plot....   [tags: Steve Lopez book, Joe Wright film]

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The Death Penalty Is A Deterrent Against Future Violence And Will Save Other Innocent Lives

- ... People who are not allowed to be executed are mentally retarded criminals, it is seen as cruel and unusual. (Cornell) There are many ways for prisoners to be killed on death row, the most common method used is lethal injection, which is used 87% of the time. The injection is made up of three different drugs combined that will alleviate pain, the loss of pain is due to paralysis inducement. Other execution methods may include; electrocution, gas chamber, hanging, and the use of a firing squad....   [tags: Capital punishment, Death row]

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Class Observation Of Social Work

- ... The class now is at roughly 14 people. The focus turns to attendance for a short while, because the class actually has 20 plus people. A lot rarely show up and they realized if they are past 8:10 am they will not be allowed in the class. My placement in class is next to Ebony, very good pairing since we both do not talk much we mainly listen. I have two classes with Ebony. I am one row from the back so I can observe nearly the entire class. Two more students show up at this point normally they would be thrown out, but the class numbers are low I believe that is why the professor allowed it....   [tags: Education, Observation, Row]

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The Death Penalty Should Be Abolished

- ... This true story shows that wrongful convictions are a huge common problem with capital punishment, due to the odds being put against them to start with if they do not have DNA evidence within the case. The nature of capital punishment is irreversible, which makes this form of punishment implausible in solving the crimes within the justice system. (Evans 1) DNA testing is a lifesaver to the wrongly convicted. Many convicted criminals who have been sentenced to death have had their convictions overturned because of new evidence that surfaced due to the advancement of DNA testing....   [tags: Capital punishment, Death row]

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The Death Penalty Is Flawed And Unfair System

- ... If the definition of 'Just ' means morally right and fair, then the death row has no place in the American justice system Individuals with a mental illness suffer from stigmatism, prejudice, and discrimination every day. What is to say that a person 's trial will not have those same elements if they have a mental illness. Mental illness opens the door to the complexities of the human brain and how it works, without properly understanding the brain, one cannot understand the illness. It is not something that someone can control, and without diagnosis and treatment, people will not get better....   [tags: Capital punishment, Death row]

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Capital Pusnishment: Crime, Spionange and Treason

- ... Each of these arguments are great reasons for continuing with the death penalty as a punishment. However for every argument supporting the death penalty there is an equally strong argument for reasons to abolish this punishment and they include: • The death penalty teaches the criminals nothing.[9] How can we teach a person to learn from their mistakes when they are not alive to learn from their mistakes. • The death penalty does not dissuade.[10] If the knowledge of the punishment is intended as a prevention to committing a crime then why are there still people who commit murder....   [tags: execution, prison, death row]

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Capital Punishment : Is It Morally Right?

- Capital Punishment in America Sherman Alexie poem “Capital Punishment” is about a cook who he just prepared the last meal for the Native American inmate that is headed towards death row. The cook feels sympathy and sorrow for the inmate because he belives the inmate in there due to the color of his skin. Since every person has their own opinion on this topic, either for or against, the question always raised is "Is it morally right?” (Steiker). The number of problems with the death penalty are enormous, ranging from innocence lives being taken to inhumane punishment and cost expenses to racism....   [tags: Capital punishment, Murder, Death row]

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The Death Penalty Of The United States

- ... The reality of the situation is that there is no concrete statistical evidence to prove that the death penalty does or does not discourage violent acts. Additionally, the majority of people who commit heinous crimes do it in the heat of the moment without thinking twice about their actions and sometimes in a deranged state. Countless offenders have also been found to suffer from mental illness, and in these cases the death penalty clearly does not serve to dissuade criminal acts. Allowing the execution of convicts to make an example out of them for others is a questionable way of serving justice and enforcing complacent behavior. One would think that the death penalty provide...   [tags: Crime, Capital punishment, Death row]

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The Death Penalty Is Positive And Negative Thing

- ... There were lots of polls made , in 2014-2015 about actions can be done instead of the death penalty like, 1500 voters did a poll 61% of the voters wanted no parole and the other 39% wanted a punishment than death penalty and money to the victim’s family. It’s hard for a jury who’s going to go through a death penalty being unbiased leaving the decision of someone’s life up to a jury of peers seems misguided when presented those statistics. It’s actually more expensive to execute someone than to keep them in jail....   [tags: Capital punishment, Murder, Death row]

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The Death Penalty Should Never Be Banned

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The Treatment Of Female Offenders

- ... We would safe almost $125,500,000 if we abolished the death penalty. 5. Capital punishment doesn’t deter crime. There’s no evidence that it does. In fact, North Carolina’s murder rate declined after executions stopped. The death penalty has failed to deliver on much touted promises that it makes to the people of North Carolina safer. No one has been executed in North Carolina since 2006 and the number of death sentence handed down by juries has been declined for years; in 2012, for the first time, no one received the death penalty (prosecutors have not wanted to use the death penalty)....   [tags: Capital punishment, Murder, Death row]

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The Death Penalty Is Cruel

- ... Some feel that this is a violation of human rights. Where many agree that if you do the crime, you have to do the time. Some even question ethics in this situation. If one person kills an innocent person, should they be allowed to live. “FBI statistics show murders are now up. (For example 9.3 persons per 100,000 population were murdered in 1973 and 9.4 persons per 100,000 were murdered in 1992)” (para 27). This shows that if the death penalty is implemented everywhere the murder rates will possibly go down....   [tags: Capital punishment, Murder, Death row]

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The Death Penalty Is Cruel And Unusual Punishment

- ... They either get addicted to drugs and that makes them go crazy or sad circumstances happened when they were a child. Also some of the pros are the crimes of rape, torture, treason, kidnapping, murder, larceny, and perjury pivot on a moral code that escapes apodictic indisputably true proof by expert testimony or otherwise. But communities would plunge into anarchy if they could not act on moral assumptions less certain than that the sun will rise in the east and set in the west. Abolitionists may contend that the death penalty is inherently immoral because governments should never take human life, no matter what the provocation....   [tags: Capital punishment, Crime, Death row]

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Is The Death Penalty Biased?

- ... in Babylon, which condemned criminals to death for 25 different crimes. In the 14th Century B.C. 's Hittite Code (a set of two stone tablets that were inscribed with over 200 laws each and the fines or punishments of those laws) showed an aversion to the death penalty with the exception of sexual crimes. Death sentences at this time were carried out by such means as crucifixion, drowning, beating to death, burning alive, and impalement. In Britain during the 10th Century A.D., hanging became the usual method of execution....   [tags: Capital punishment, Crime, Death row]

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The Death Penalty And Capital Punishment

- ... He further explains that the end of the troubled system of the death penalty is creeping into view, explaining the various issues related to capital punishment, from the high expense executing death sentences costs to the different cases of botched executions that have gone wrong over the years. Von Drehle concludes his article by stating that after being exhausted for so many years trying to prop up capital punishment 's broken system, the government will one day throw in the towel. Throughout his piece, Von Drehle strengthens his argument by using various pieces of evidence....   [tags: Capital punishment, Prison, Death row]

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Capital Punishment : The Death Penalty

- ... When the European settlers came to the new world, they brought the practice of capital punishment. The first recorded execution in the new colonies was that of Captain George Kendall in the Jamestown colony of Virginia in 1608. (“Part 1: History,” n.d). Throughout the ages, the death penalty process has become increasingly more complex. Rather than having a small council decide the fate of the suspect, there are now extensive trials. Rather than killing the suspect immediately, there is a grace period and opportunity of appeals....   [tags: Capital punishment, Death row, Crime]

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The Valley Of Death By Leon Chauncey Cooper

- The Valley of Death It’s 4:35 pm, as he walked through the shadow of the valley of death, he must had taken a look and realized all the damage that he had done. Leon Chauncey Cooper, a San Quentin State Prison death row inmate convicted of the 1998 rape and murder of his stepdaughter in Sacramento County died Wednesday March 18, 2015. He was not executed, but pronounced dead at 4:40 p.m. His cause of death is pending the results of an autopsy, (CBS). With Leon Chauncey, the list of inmates in death row that have died of other causes surpasses the list of inmates that have been executed in the State of California....   [tags: Capital punishment, Lethal injection, Death row]

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The Issue Of Capital Punishment

- ... Mr. Bryan helped him, and Walter was eventually released about six years in death row. In the book, Mr. Stevenson goes through many cases that he has taken upon, some failures and some great success. The people Bryan helped were mostly minorities who faced racial bias at the time of their trial. He represented not only men, but also children. There’s stories about how a woman whose baby was born dead was sentenced to prison because the court believed she killed her own son, a 13 year old child sent to prison for killing a man who abused his mother, which whom was raped and abused in prison who ultimately ended with mental retardation by all the trauma....   [tags: Capital punishment, Prison, Penology, Death row]

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The Death Penalty Is A Controversial Topic

- ... Even though DNA evidence is a hard piece of evidence to find at crime scenes, when it is present it is undeniable. So far, there have been over 320 people proven innocent - 20 of those 320 were on death row. Why does this project matter. Because if the 20 people that were on death row never went through a retrial, they could have been put to death – legally killed - as innocent people. As Davis says in Social Theory and Practice, “Clearly the death penalty is not absolutely revocable. But, neither is imprisonment.” He talks about how people can’t get back the multitude of years with family, friends and all the memories while their stuck in the cell....   [tags: Capital punishment, Murder, Prison, Death row]

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The Death Penalty Should Be Abolished

- ... The executor’s death rate has decreased within the last decade. The year that most executions happened was in the year 1999 and 2000. In those years were a lot of capital crimes during this time period. Cases where the defendant was white and the victim was black is 31 cases. There are numerous amounts of cases where the defendant was black and the victim was black, 297 cases in the year 2014. States in the south are more likely to have convicts on death row than any other place in the America....   [tags: Capital punishment, Crime, Death row, Murder]

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Pros And Cons Of The Death Penalty

- Have you ever been punished for something you didn’t do. There are so many reason as to why people either support or oppose the death penalty. This is a very heated topic with most. I will be discussing all the pros and cons pertaining to the death penalty. You will see that both sides have valid points as to why they have chosen their side of this argument. I will also, discuss some of the history of the death penalty. By the end of this essay I hope that I was able to either change your current mind, or at least give you enough information to see, and understand the other side of this disagreement....   [tags: Capital punishment, Murder, Death row, Prison]

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Capital Punishment Is Unfair And Unjust

- In 1968 the United States had 517 people waiting on Death Row. Today there are over 3000 Death Row inmates awaiting execution. Twenty-eight of our 50 states support the death penalty including Texas, California and Florida. Capital Punishment is often a hot topic and used as a political platform for many politicians including past presidents. In Steven W. Hawkins article "Capital Punishment is Applied Unfairly" it gives the reader many reasons and statistics as to why Capital Punishment is unfair and unjust....   [tags: Capital punishment, Death row, Ku Klux Klan]

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The Death Penalty Should Not Be Abolished

- ... While people believe that is correct, others think that “an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind”. Not only is the death penalty an unreasonable punishment, but it also violates human rights. The Constitution forbids cruel or unusual punishment and protects murderers as citizens of the United States. While no straightforward definition for “cruel and unusual” exists, snatching the heartbeat from another’s body and ending their entire life sounds cruel. While the murderer performed an act of wrongdoing, it does not make it acceptable for the law enforcement to do the same....   [tags: Capital punishment, Murder, Crime, Death row]

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