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Bennet's The Executioner

- Bennet's The Executioner     "I am the executioner. When the crime is committed and the Lord God does not take vengeance nor does the exalted State move to declare and then to punish, I say when these bitter events happen, then comes the time for the executioner to declare himself or herself as the case may be. I have waited long enough. So the time has come, and I declare myself the executioner.     The three criminals are hereby sentenced to death. By fire. By earth. By water."     This is the direct and powerful quote taken from the novel, The Executioner....   [tags: Bennet Executioner]

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The Theme of Capital Punishment in Norman Mailer's The Executioner's Song

- The Theme of Capital Punishment in Norman Mailer's The Executioner's Song Throughout this entire book many different points of view are present. Since the main topic of the book is the murders that Gary Gilmore committed and the controversy of his sentence, it was difficult to choose the exact thesis. I believe I came pretty close with the one that I have chosen. I believe that Norman Mailer's thesis in The Executioner's Song (1979) is: The controversy over capital punishment. One reason I believe that this is the thesis is because Gary Gilmore says, "Nicole my inclination is to let them execute me." (473) By Gary telling Nicole, his girlfriend, this he shows that he is ready and willing t...   [tags: Executioner's Song Essays]

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The Life of an Executioner

- It was starting. I could tell because everyone started cheering and shouting. I could sort of see the far away arms of the noble who was presenting the execution on the platform tossed in the air, milking the crowd for more applause. Almost everyone was cheering at the top of their lungs. Everyone except for me. I was repulsed by that filthy nobleman; by the whole execution. I couldn't see the man about to be executed, but in a way, i was glad not to. I had no intention of looking into the face of a man in pure terror....   [tags: Execution, death,]

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My son, my executioner

- From a global viewpoint, the passing of generations of the human race is a smooth and natural cycle, one generation bringing another generation into this world, as they themselves begin to leave it. From the perspective of the individual, however, this cycle can bring about a mixture of feelings, from pride to depression, as they watch their own lives fall second to that of their children. Donald Hall’s “My son, my executioner” and Rita Dove’s “Daystar” describe how the birth and growth of a child is a massive turning point in a person’s life and can be looked at as either the continuance of one’s legacy or the withering of one’s own life, depending on the viewpoint....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Donald Hall]

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Love's Executioner, by Irvin D. Yalom

- In the story, “Loves Executioner”, Yalom treats and old woman named “Thelma” that is overly obsessed with her a former therapist from ten years ago named Matthew. Yalom feeling though that he is drawn to the facets of her dilemma decides to do everything he can to empower Thelma move past the obsessions that had been wrecking havoc on her mental health. Although Thelma’s love obsession with her therapist, and her subjective experiences on life of what is preventing her from living in the present, Yalom attempts to treat a 70-year-old woman only to learn that being love executioner more complicated as he had anticipated....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Yalom]

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Hitler's Willing Executioners by Daniel Goldhagen

- "Goldhagen’s book is worthless as scholarship.” (Finkelstein and Birn, 1998) In the light of the public success of Daniel Goldhagen's book, Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust. Evaluate whether this statement is justified. After its publication in 1996, Daniel Goldhagen’s PHD Thesis and book Hitler’s Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust (Goldhagen, 1996) evoked great public fascination and popular interest, almost more than any other historical research on the Holocaust that came before it....   [tags: book review, germans, the holocaust]

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hitlers willing executioners

- Daniel Jonah Goldhagen born in 1959 is an American political scientist most famous for his book, Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust, which hypothesizes that all ordinary Germans were actively in favor of the holocaust because of the supposedly unique and virulent "eliminationist" anti-Semitism that was a part of the common consciousness in Germany throughout history. He claims that this special mentality cannot be fully understood by non-Germans and that it was unique to Germany; eliminationist anti-Semitism grew out of medieval attitudes that were religiously based....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Hitler's Willing Executioners

- Hitler's Willing Executioners Fifty years after Adolph Hitler’s failed attempt to exterminate the Jews of Europe, there still remains no consensus upon the causes of this event. Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, author of Hilter’s Willing Executioners, attempts to provide a new approach and new explanations to the perplexing questions left in the aftermath of 1945. Upon it’s publication, Goldhagen’s thesis came under much scrutiny by his academic peers. Goldhagen’s argument is that the usual historical explanations of the Holocaust do not add up....   [tags: Papers]

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“The Martyrdom of St. Matthew” - Painting Analysis

- I chose “The Martyrdom of St. Matthew” as the painting that best illustrates the baroque period. The reasons surrounding my decision are clear in Caravaggio’s painting. Here Caravaggio uses the entire canvas to illustrate complexity, flow, and chiaroscuro. The painting depicts the source of lighting to be coming from the left side of the plane. The brightest light focuses directly on Matthew’s executioner who intends to strike Matthew with an old balcanic hand weapon. Caravaggio masterfully illustrates the use of lighting by casting believable shadows....   [tags: Art]

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Hidden Suffering: Problems With the United States’ Use of Lethal Injection

- Imagine yourself in a vacuum sealed room bound to a gurney by thick leather straps, rendering you captive. In both arms, the executioner positions intravenous catheters connected to tubes that run from you into a wall embedded with a one way window. Hidden behind that window are the syringes containing the serums that will shortly be injected into the saline solution now running through your body, ending the last few minutes of your life. A curtain in front of you is then raised, revealing a crowd of about 20 people quietly sitting in on your execution; these people are family from both sides of your trial as well as selected individuals from the media....   [tags: Execution, Death Penalty]

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Execution as an Appropriate Deterrent to Crime

- Execution as an Appropriate Deterrent to Crime Execution is an appropriate punishment for people convicted of premeditated murder, rape, treason or child molestation. By allowing these people to live in prisons for their whole lives, taxpayers' money is being wasted. More money is spent on providing for convicts than is spent on disadvantaged children in the United States. New prisons also have to be built, using taxpayers' money, to house convicts. Those prisoners who are there for life should be executed, creating more room for other criminals without having to build more prisons....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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The Power of Blood in Macbeth

- There are a variety of fluids in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth such as milk, water and blood. Milk quenches one’s thirst, whereas blood pours out of a person. Water is used to wash stains away, whereas blood can taint a person. The blood image is very potent throughout Macbeth and reinforces the major themes of bravery, guilt, and violence evoked by the three witches. At the beginning of the play, the bloody captain and Lady Macbeth have very different opinions of what is brave (especially the qualities of bravery that Macbeth either shows or does not show) and both use different images of milk and blood to prove their point....   [tags: Bravery, Guilt & Violence]

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Reintroducing the Death Sentence in Britain

- Reintroducing the Death Sentence in Britain The death sentence is given to people who have committed murder of any kind. It has been around for hundreds of years and has been used in many different ways. It was abolished in Britain a long time ago. This essay will look at the question 'should Britain reintroduce the death sentence?' It will contain my own comments and arguments for and against bringing back the death penalty. The death sentence can be used as to deter potential murderers from committing murder....   [tags: Papers]

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Two Sides of the Coin

- Two Sides of the Coin Since the dawn of humanity there has been conflict, weather to defend ones self or nation, to protect one’s political stance, or simply for revenge. During WWII Adolf Hitler began the extermination of the Jews about last 1941. Simply just asking him to stop wont halt his rampage. It took for long years of war to destroy the evilest man on Earth. No matter the conflict, sometimes war proves necessary to create long lasting peace. War is necessary for peace is the half truth, because one type of war brands more war while the other creates peace, achieving this played a heavy toll of casualties during WWII and WWI on the European continent, but now the war-loving nation...   [tags: War/Conflict]

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The Use of Characters in A Man For All Seasons by Robert Bolt

- The Use of Characters in A Man For All Seasons by Robert Bolt In Robert Bolt’s “A Man For All Seasons”, there is a significant key to the use of characters. Bolt uses the characters in this play very well and in an unique fashion. Bolt has the character the common man, who takes the roles as many other characters. This is what makes this play special in its own way. Bolt uses the common man as other characters which makes the reader really think. He uses the common man as the narrator, servant, publican or innkeeper, boatman, foreman of the jury, and the executioner....   [tags: Papers]

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‘The Mikado’ by William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan: The Vast Effects of Satire on Modern Society

- As Lady Mary Wortley Montagu once said “Satire should, like a polished razor keen, wound with a touch that’s scarcely felt or seen”. By this, Montagu addresses satire as a praise undeserved that effects its reader with sudden, sharp accuracy. Satire ultimately raises awareness and challenges the social conscience of society. Welcome all distinguished guests. As per this year’s topic for the open forum at the University of Queensland, we will explore the role, and vast effects of satire in modern society....   [tags: rules, class, saracsm]

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To What Extent Was the 18th Ammendment Responsible for the Rise of Organized Crime

- A. Plan of the Investigation To what extent did the 18th amendment lead to the rise of organized crime. The focus of this study centers on those against prohibition whom sought out alternative forms of alcohol production; thus leading to the emergence of organized crime. To determine the extent of the 18th amendment’s contribution on the rise of organized crime, this investigation will examine how the amendment’s regulations led to the creation of an illegal market, corruption in government, and a vast criminal enterprise....   [tags: alcohol prohibition]

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Use of Terror in the French Revolution

- In the late 18th century of France, the third estate made up of the lower class of France had been oppressed and overtaxed, and received very little representation at the Estates General. The commoners of France wanted change and equality throughout France so they separated from the Estates General and formed their own government to govern France. A few years later in 1792, Maximilian Robespierre, the radical leader of the Jacobin party and the Committee of Public Safety, took control of France and executed king Louis XVI....   [tags: european history, war, research paper]

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The Death Penalty: Cruel and Unnecessary

- Among the great injustices to mankind throughout history few are as pervasive and accepted as the death penalty. Where most punishments are designed to reform or to pay back one's debt to society, the death penalty acts in a purely destructive manner. Therefore, in this paper I shall argue against the acceptance of the death penalty. How does the death penalty penalize an offender any more so than another penalty such as life in prison. The ultimate end to both of the before mentioned punishments result in the controlled death of an offender....   [tags: Against Capital Punishment Essays]

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Capital Punishment: The Easy Way Out

- At 12:17 A.M. on June 18th, Ronnie Lee Gardner was pronounced dead as a result of a number of strategically placed bullets lodged into his body. As Gardner took his last breaths of life, his murderer was far removed from the crime, relaxing knowing he would never be convicted for the murder he just committed. Ronnie Lee Gardner may or may not have deserved this death, as he also was a convicted murderer, killing two with the pull of a trigger; however, this does not reserve the right for the United States government to allow him to die by firing squad....   [tags: Capital Punishment, Death Penalty]

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Crime and Punishment is not Enough

- ... An additional electrode is moistened with conductive jelly (Electro-Creme) and attached to a portion of the prisoner's leg that has been shaved to reduce resistance to electricity. The prisoner is then blindfolded. (Hillman, 1992 and Weisberg, 1991) After the execution team has withdrawn to the observation room, the warden signals the executioner, who pulls a handle to connect the power supply. A jolt of between 500 and 2000 volts, which lasts for about 30 seconds, is given. The current surges and is then turned off, at which time the body is seen to relax....   [tags: death penalty, taxes, execution]

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The Doves

- The Doves Every book can be compared to another book or some real-life person, or thing. Billy Budd by Herman Melville is not an exclusion. This novel can be compared to numerous things, but Billy Budd can only be compared to few people in the world. One of the biggest and the most common comparison is to Jesus Christ, because Billy was pure he did not regret dying, and was not mad at anyone for him being hung. He is a Christ like figure for the way his life ended, how he felt when he was being hung, and what he mouthed right before he past away Billy Budd was pure as anyone can be....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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The Bad Emperors of Rome

- Caring, respectable, valued and honoured are all traits desirable of an emperor. Augustus encompassed all of these and went as far as restoring the Republican government from its once fallen state, but this was all forgotten when Tiberius became emperor. Tiberius was corrupt by power and Rome began to live in an era of destruction. As well, the subsequent emperors, Caligula and Nero followed in the same path, portraying violence and negatively impacting the city of Rome. Their reign caused them to be unpopular as each marginalized pietas, the duty towards the Gods, family, homeland, and followers, which is highly valued by the romans....   [tags: Roman History ]

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Moral Disengagement in the Perpetration of Inhumanities

- Moral Disengagement in the Perpetration of Inhumanities Summary This essay begins by talking about moral conduct and the different varieties of sanctions and self regulatory mechanisms that control human behavior. One way moral conduct is controlled is through social sanctions, which outlines the moral standards of society. Moral agency is said to have two aspects: inhibitive and proactive. The inhibitive factor expresses the will not to behave inhumanely whilst the proactive factor conveys the will to behave in a humane manner....   [tags: Papers]

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Argument Against Capital Punishment

- The Death Penalty does not promote retribution, reconciliation, or rehabilitation; instead it fuels revenge and thus, it should be put to death. The Death Penalty is as old as humanity. Over the years executions were carried out by hanging, crucifixion, boiling until dead, firing squad, drowning, beheading, and lethal injections. It is viewed as a way to discourage crime and free mankind from dangerous criminals. An important fact to note is in Europe in the middle Ages as well here in America, the social status of a condemned person often influenced was the individual was executed....   [tags: Violation of Rights]

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War and Long-lasting Peace are Itertwined

- Since the dawn of humanity, man has waged war, whether to defend one’s self or nation, to protect one’s political stance, or straightforwardly, for revenge. In the late 1940’s Adolf Hitler began the extermination of the Jews. Simply asking him to stop wouldn’t halt his rampage. It took four long years of war to remove the evilest man on earth. No matter the conflict, sometimes war proves necessary to constitute long lasting peace. War has two out comes: one type of war breeds more while the other out come creates long-lasting peace....   [tags: war, peace, history,]

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Comparison of the Undertones in the Plays Edward the Second versus The Dutchess of Malfi

- Comparison of the Undertones in the Plays Edward the Second versus The Dutchess of Malfi The plays, “Edward the Second, “ and “ The Duchess of Malfi.” I will be discussing what lead to Edward and the Duchess’s demised and how did the way they were murdered represented in the plays. I will also show what were the undertones in the two scenes, and how did they represent in the plays. From the beginning, we learned that Edward was a homosexual, who was in love with Gaveston. We can have a sense that the whole play was played around Edward’s homosexuality and his affair toward Gaveston, until the very end of Edward’s brutal demise....   [tags: Papers]

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Capital Punishment is State Sanctioned Murder

- Capital Punishment is State Sanctioned Murder Capital punishment is state sanctioned, premeditated murder. It is morally, ethically, and socially wrong. Murder is the intentional killing of one person by another. Capital punishment does just that. It takes the life of one person and uses another, "the executioner," to do it. In the state of Indiana, the warden of the state prison acts as "the executioner." The killing takes place before the hour of sunrise on a fixed day. The warden, "executioner," flips a switch that sends electrical current into the body of the convicted prisoner, thus ending the prisoner's life....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Torture in the Middle Ages

- The Middle Ages lasted approximately 1,000 years, from the 5th to 15th century. The early part of the Middle Ages is also known as the Dark Ages. The Middle Ages has many nicknames including the Golden Ages and Medieval Times. One of the most accurate nicknames for the Middle Ages is, the Age of Faith. When one thinks of the Golden Ages, famine, plague, economic depression, crusades, disease, bloody wars, Vikings, persecution, and torture all come to mind. Torture during the Medieval Times was viewed differently than it is viewed today....   [tags: Age of Faith, Medieval Times, World History]

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The Case of Honora Concannon

- The Case of Honora Concannon One famous trial held in Co. Clare, reported in the Dublin Evening Post in July 1824, was that of Honora Concannon, a prostitute, for the murder of William Higgins, a beggar from Corofin in Co. Clare. The evidence against her was so strong that the Jury returned a verdict of guilty without leaving the box. Concannon was sentenced to death by hanging. She was placed with a rope around her neck after having severely bitten the executioner....   [tags: Papers]

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Things Fall Apart - Oronoko

- Things Fall Apartoronoko He had learn?d to take Tobaco; and when he was assured he should dye, he desir?d they give him a pipe in his mouth, ready lighted, which they did; and the executioner came, and first cut off his members and threw them into the fire; after that, with an ill favoured knife, they cut his ears and his nose, and burn?d them; he still smoak?d on, as if nothing had touched him; then they hacked off one of his arms, and still he bore up, and held his pipe; but at the cutting of his other arm, his head sunk, and his pipe drop?d; and he gave up the ghost, without a groan, or a reproach....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Rejection of Lethal Injection

- ... There is only one actual executioner injecting the lethal drugs. No one knows who is injecting in to the real prisoner or in to a fake prisoner/dummy bag (Bonsor). Although these are just safety precautions for the executioners, it takes too much time to perform a lethal injection execution. The drugs take some, little time, but still some time to inject and come into use. The first thing that is given to the prisoner is Anesthetic – Sodium Thiopental, Also known as Pentothal. This drug puts him/her to a deep like sleep....   [tags: death penalty analysis]

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Capital Punishment is Murder

- Capital Punishment is Murder Capital punishment is state-sanctioned, premeditated murder. It is morally, ethically, socially wrong. Murder is the intentional killing of one person by another. Capital punishment takes the life of one person and uses another, "the executioner," to do it. In the state of Indiana, the warden of the state prison acts as "the executioner." The killing takes place before the hour of sunrise on a fixed day. On that day, the warden, "executioner," flips a switch sending approximately 2,800 volts of electrical current into the body of the convicted prisoner, thus ending the prisoner's life....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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The Art Of Torture

- The Art of Torture Going by the title of this paper you are probably asking yourself “How in God’s name can torture be seen as an art, were these people mentally ill?” well it was, but I talk about that later, let me tell you a little about the history of torture. Torture has been around since the times of Ancient Greece and is still around today, usually in the Mafia. Other than the mob, torture isn’t very common in our society. Punishments aren’t near as harsh as they used to be back in medieval times....   [tags: History Punishment society Essays]

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Of Good Faith

- “And the Lord shall come down and with a fury never seen before and strike down all of you evil sinners!” This was an all too common way Reverend John Marwood would finish his sermons. He was the reverend of a small town outside of Salem, and was known primarily for his harshness and apathy towards the general public. Over the years of being a reverend, he became more and more twisted by the power that came along with the title. He condemned the purest and noblest people in the town of witchcraft....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples]

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Foucault and Punishment

- Change over time; that is a common theme with everything in the world. The concept of punishment is no different in that regard. In the 16th and 17th century the common view for punishing people was retaliation from the king and to be done in the town square. In what seemed to be all of a sudden, there was a change in human thinking, the concept of punishment changed to a more psychological approach compared to a public embarrassment/torture approach. The following paragraphs will discuss the development of prisons and what in fact gives people gives people the right to punish; as well as the overall meaning and function of prisons....   [tags: Development of Prisons, Right to Punish]

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Comparing Revenge in The Bargain and Haircut

- Revenge in The Bargain and Haircut There are many character similarities between Mr. Baumer in "The Bargain," and Jim, of Ring Lardner's story, "Haircut;" however, the major difference is the motive for their revenge. Both characters show lots of wit and brains, as well as pride and remorse. Getting revenge is very important to both of them, quite obviously to the reader. However, Mr. Baumer is quiet while Jim is loud and obnoxious, only trying to get attention at someone else's expense....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Green Mile by Stephen King

- The Green Mile by Stephen King is the story of man with god-given powers of healing sentenced to death and the change he cause in the prison guards. The themes of compassion and sacrifice can be seen in this novel. The theme of compassion is very much a part of this book. One part especially shows this truth. Percy, a prison guard, crushes a death row prisoner's pet mouse, which the prisoner loved more than life itself. This cruel act displays Percy's extreme lack of compassion and how little he cares about other people....   [tags: Movies Film]

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The Tragedy of King Richard the Second: The Garden of the Kingdom

- ... The Queen rejects all of these attempts, until she expresses, “…here come the gardeners…/They will talk of state, for everyone doth so/Against a change" (3.4. 28-29). What is important to note in this statement, is that the kingdoms political state seems to be an ordinary conversation topic between common men because of Queen Isabel’s expectation for such topic. However, the gardeners need to hide the real messages about the rule under metaphor so they do not risk executing any form of treachery towards the King....   [tags: shakespeare, royalty, england]

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Should We Use Capital Punishment?

- Capital punishment (also known as the death penalty) has been around in the United States since the 1600s. It has been used today and in previous decades to justify and punish several offenses. The British have played a tremendous influence in America’s use of the death penalty over any other country. The first ever recorded execution was in 1608 in the Jamestown colony of Virginia when George Kendall was discovered to be a spy for Spain. Afterwards, in 1632, the first woman to be put to death was Jane Champion....   [tags: death, justice, punishment]

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Humanities Event: Kinetic Art movement

- ... One very obvious example of the “suspended art” was the Penetrables- immersive environments of suspended plastic strands. At first I was afraid to go between Penetrables, because I was under the assumption to never touch arts, sculptures or any display in the museum. But when I read the sign that it was okay to penetrate the penetrables and take pictures I was elated. I moved on to my next stop, Arts of Islamic World. The minute I stepped in this room, I got the feeling of being in a mosque....   [tags: islamic world, sculpture, art]

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The Three Musketeers

- D’Artagnan goes to France to become a Musketeer. But on his way he gets into a fight with a tall ,dark haired nobleman with a scar on his right cheek. He sees the man talking to a woman named Milady de Winter. D’Artagnan finally finds the captain of the musketeers Monsieur de Treville. D’Artagnan sees the man that defeated him and runs after him. But on his way he runs over wounded Athos and he also runs into Porthos. He ran through the street but could not find the man. Athos gets mad and challenges D’Artagnan to a duel....   [tags: essays research papers]

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George Orwell's Shooting an Elephant as an Attack on Colonialism and Imperialism

- George Orwell's Shooting an Elephant as an Attack on Colonialism and Imperialism   The glorious days of the imperial giants have passed, marking the death of the infamous and grandiose era of imperialism. George Orwell's essay, Shooting an Elephant, deals with the evils of imperialism. The unjust shooting of an elephant in Orwell's story is the central focus from which Orwell builds his argument through the two dominant characters, the elephant and its executioner. The British officer, the executioner, acts as a symbol of the imperial country, while the elephant symbolizes the victim of imperialism....   [tags: Shooting Elephant Essays Orwell ]

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How does Hardy show social injustice in the 19th Century in England?

- How does Hardy show social injustice in the 19th Century in England. Thomas Hardy was born in 1840 and died in 1928 at the age of 88. Thomas Hardy’s father was a stonemason and his mother a servant to a vicar. Hardy could not afford to continue his education as he wished and was apprenticed to John Hicks, a local church architect from 1862 to 1867. He served as assistant to Arthur Bloomfield, a London architect. Hardy hated London and returned to Dorset and worked for Hicks until 1874. Despite his employment Hardy was writing continually during this period of life....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Sympathy for Derek Bentley in the Film Let Him Have It

- Sympathy for Derek Bentley in the Film Let Him Have It This films tells us the story of 19 year old Derek Bentley & 16 year old Christopher Craig. The story is about the miscarriage of justice, which leads to Derek Bentley getting hanged for a crime he did not commit. The story was set in 1952 in London. Derek Bentley was charged with the murder of pc Sidney Miles even though he did not shoot the officer, Christopher Craig did. The reason Peter Medak made the film was to prove that the death penalty was wrong & maybe to help clear Bentley’s name....   [tags: Papers]

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Foreshadowing Fate in Cask Of Amontillado

- Foreshadowing the Fate in The Cask of Amontillado In Cask of Amontillado, Edgar Allan Poe presents a murderous tale of revenge revealed as the confession of a man who murdered another man over fifty years ago because of an insult. During a carnival festival, the murderer led his companion to the catacombs where he buried the man alive. The charter of Montresor lures his victim, Fortunato with the promise of a fine sherry, amontillado. As Poe’s character of Montresor guides the wine connoisseur, Fortunato, Poe symbolically foreshadows the impending murder....   [tags: Edgar Allen Poe]

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Summary of Hannah Arendt's Ideology and Terror: a Novel Form of Government

- In her excerpt "Ideology and Terror: A Novel Form of Government" from her book The Origins of Totalitarianism, Hannah Arendt reveals that terror is at the core of a totalitarian government, and that this terror is based upon ideology. This type of terror exceeds fear. Totalitarianism dominated many governments during the twentieth century. Unlike other forms of government that oppress its people; a totalitarian form of government escapes the boundaries of definition. A totalitarian government is commonly mistaken as a tyranny or dictatorship....   [tags: World Literature Hannah Arendt]

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The Horrific Ending to Poe's The Cask of Amontillado

- The Horrific Ending to Poe's The Cask of Amontillado End of the story is horrifying and shocking: Montresor traps and entombs living Fortunato behind the brick wall. The victim cries to the executioner: "For the love of God"(Poe, 214) but the only respond is ironical repeat of his own words. The story contains very strong and drastic images. Live burial practice is beyond any critic and "was once a practiced form of capital punishment. The historical context of this practice may indicate that Fortuanto wounded profoundly his friend....   [tags: Cask Amontillado Essays]

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Overcoming My Fear of Public Speaking

- Overcoming My Fear of Public Speaking I could barely hold a pen. There was this faint, yet distinctly audible, buzzing in the room; I suspected only I heard it. My hands were shaking convulsively and the writing on the blackboard was blurrier than usual. My economics teacher called out my name several times before I acknowledged her. “Carol, if the GDP per capita of Argentina falls, what is the most likely outcome. Carol?” she said, in her stereotypical teacher like tone. “I’m sorry, what was the question?” I asked....   [tags: College Admissions Essays]

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Analysis of Plato's The Republic

- An Analysis of The Republic The Republic is an examination of the "Good Life"; the harmony reached by applying pure reason and justice. The ideas and arguments of Plato center on the social settings of an ideal republic - those that lead each person to the most perfect possible life for him. Socrates was Plato's early mentor in real life. As a tribute to his teacher, Plato uses Socrates in several of his works and dialogues. Socrates moderates the discussion throughout, as Plato's mouthpiece....   [tags: Philosophy Religion Essays]

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Putting Capital Punishment to Death

- Hanging, the firing squad, the gas chamber, the electric chair, lethal injection; these are some present methods of the death penalty. Capital punishment has been used in America for a long time, and has always presented conflicts. There are many groups that protest capital punishment, and there are many groups that are for it. The controversies it presents have to do with the cost, if it is humane, or if it is moral. With all of these problems taken into consideration, it is clear to anyone that capital punishment is the wrong choice....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Death of Ivan Ilych

- Psychological Importance in The Death of Ivan Illych In The Death of Ivan Ilych Leo Tolstoy conveys the psychological importance of the last, pivotal scene through the use of diction, symbolism, irony. As Ivan Ilych suffers through his last moments on earth, Tolstoy narrates this man's struggle to evolve and to ultimately realize his life was not perfect. Using symbols Tolstoy creates a vivid image pertaining to a topic few people can even start to comprehend- the reexamination of one's life while on the brink of death....   [tags: Book Review]

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Capital Punishment in the Work of George Orwell, H.L. Mencken, and Norman Mailer

- Capital Punishment in the Work of George Orwell, H.L. Mencken, and Norman Mailer      Capital punishment in the essays by George Orwell, H.L. Mencken, and Norman Mailer was a necessary evil to deter crime. These authors incorporated the use of alcohol or drugs as mind-altering chemicals to relieve the pressures of the characters involved in death due to capital punishment. Chemicals such as drugs and alcohol can be used for the pleasure of relieving stress, a means to forget, or a way to subdue personal beliefs as the authors have illustrated.                 The pleasure of relieving stress in George Orwell's essay "A Hanging" was detailed by his thoughts written as one of the executioner...   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Presence of Symbolism Throughout The Black Cat and “The Cask Of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe

- ... Montresor decided to put on a costume of an executioner; this would represent the evil of the execution that Montresor will be committing upon Fortunato. Fortunato, somewhat of a goof ball elected to wear a costume of a fool or jester, this outfit would live up to its name because fortunato was in fact getting fooled into death. In this story the physiological state of both characters is displayed through symbolism. Three of these symbols include Montresor's coat of arms, motto, and amontillado....   [tags: fate, revenge, guilt]

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Death Penalty: We Need a Way to Kill People Faster and Better

- “Death row is a nightmare to serial killers and ax murderers. For an innocent man, it's a life of mental torture that the human spirit is not equipped to survive.” (Grisham). The first time the death penalty was used was during the fifth century B.C. by the Roman Empire in accordance to their 12 tables. Means of execution were carried out in various ways including crucifixion, drowning, beating to death, burning alive, and impalement. During the 10th Century A.D. hanging became the most preferred method of execution....   [tags: legal issues, serail killers, murderers]

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After the Holocaust, Vows of Never Again are Broken Again and Again

- ... Although prejudice is human nature and may be pardonable, acting upon prejudice is not. Various schools of thought exist as to why genocide continues at this deplorable rate and what must be done in order to uphold our promise. There are those who believe it is inaction by the international community which allows for massacres and tragedies to occur - equating apathy or neutrality with complicity to evil. Although other nations may play a part in the solution to genocide, the absolute reliance on others is part of the problem....   [tags: genocide, prejudice, rwanda]

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The Tragedy of King Richard the Second: The Garden of the Kingdom

- The Tragedy of King Richard the Second: The Garden of England In Act 3, Scene 4 of The Tragedy of King Richard the Second by Shakespeare, the Queen finds that she is unhappy due to an unexplained intuition. While in the Duke of York’s palace, the Queen’s waiting-women try to comfort her until the gardeners interrupt the failed attempts to reach a happiness. As the Queen secretly listens into the gardener’s conversation, she hears that they are speaking about binding the apricots and plucking the weeds....   [tags: england, downfall, nobles]

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Outbreak of War in Poland and Germany Christopher Browning's Ordinary People by

- Ordinary Men Book Review Due to the outbreak of war with Poland and the allies Germany was forced to create police divisions that would be responsible for overseeing German occupied territories in Europe. These police divisions called Order Police had been around since World War I as the German military was dissolved and extremely limited by the Treaty of Versailles the government created these police formations to resist revolutionary forces. (Browning, p.1) Although, once the Nazi’s gained power in 1933 Hitler denounced the Treaty of Versailles and began rearming Germany and as a result the Order Police would continue to grow in size astronomically years following....   [tags: treaty of versailles, jews, death]

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The Use of Characterization and Symbolism in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

- F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby focuses on the corruption of the American dream during the 1920‘s. For the duration of this time period, the American dream was no longer about hard work and reaching a set goal, it had become materialistic and immoral. Many people that had honest and incorruptible dreams, such as Jay Gatsby, used corrupted pathways to realize their fantasy. People’s carelessness was shown through their actions and speech towards others. Fitzgerald uses characterization and symbolism from different characters and items to convey the corruption of the American dream....   [tags: Literary Devices, Literary Techniques]

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Use of Plot and Sensory Description in Julio Cortazar's Face Up

- How do you know that a dream is really a dream or if reality is real. The ‘Night Face Up’ is a short story written by Julio Cortazar depicting a nameless protagonist who flips between dream and reality. The main character is switching between a hospital setting between the 1950’s and 1980’s, and an ancient Aztec area. The man experiences a world where he was recently involved in a motorcycle accident and ends up in the hospital with a broken arm. In the Aztec area he is running for his life as he is being hunted down to be a human sacrifice....   [tags: face up]

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The Influence of Shakespeare on Dumas' "The Count of Monte Cristo"

- Alexandre Dumas was very familiar with the works of William Shakespeare and was greatly influenced by the ideas in Shakespeare’s dramatic writings and poetry. Although Dumas did not often allude to Shakespeare’s literature, he took many of Shakespeare’s concepts and used them in his own works of literature. In The Count of Monte Cristo, death by poison, vengeance, and forbidden love are all plots that Dumas borrowed from Shakespeare. “The Count of Monte Cristo creates an intricate world framed with historical events but filled with creative genius.” “Alexandre Dumas practically rewrites Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet” throughout the novel of The Count of Monte Cristo....   [tags: Authors]

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Lovers’ Declarations in Shakespeare’s Richard III and Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

- Shakespeare’s “Richard III” portrays a ‘serious’ yet passionate declaration of love to Anne greatly contrasting with the more solemn and composed confession given by Mr Collins in Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice”. Where Richard III seems to be unable to hold back his feelings Mr Collins appears to quite calmly lay out his reasoning for his proposed match to Elizabeth Bennet. Thus both extracts could be said to be giving us very different depictions of the idea of a ‘declaration of love’. Shakespeare uses hyperbolic language and melodrama in order to exaggerate the supposed love that Richard feels for Anne as he declares that “[Anne’s] beauty, ...did haunt me in my sleep” which can also be desc...   [tags: Shakespeare, Richard III]

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Examinations on the Dismantling of Canadian Multiculturalism in Rawi Hage's Cockroach

- ... His exhibits disgust for these people, expressing hate (Hage 185), and yet his brief admission into their circle is indicative of his acceptance into a foreign culture by allowing himself to be fetishized, thereby fulfilling the role needed to join. Stealing from them afterwards is his rejection of this role, repelling him back into the spatial in-between of belonging and rejecting. By placing his character in this space, Hage demonstrates the opposition placed in front of his protagonist, and possibly other immigrants, by Canada and dismantling the notion of multiculturalism put on by Western society....   [tags: immigrant integration, story analysis]

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Increase of Serial Killers and Murderers in the 1920s Through 1990s

- If you were to look closely at the population in The United States of America during the 1960s through 1990s, you would notice a significant rise and fall of the nation’s population. If you look even closer at those statistics you will notice the population of murderers, more importantly serial killers were at a prominent high. Serial killings were at an all time high during this quadruple decade period of time. In 1960 the number started to slowly inch from less than ten to forty. Even worse the number exploded to 120 in 1970....   [tags: population, statistics]

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Azar Nafisi's Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books

- As revealed in Azar Nafisi's book Reading Lolita in Tehran, Iran's radical religious and political views are the driving force behind the domination and maltreatment of the country's people. Throughout the book there are many examples of this oppressive treatment which is enforced because of strict religious convictions. Nafisi compares the oppression happening during a tense period of revolution with various works of fiction that mirrors what is becoming life in Iran. The tyrannical treatment of Iranian people can be analyzed by uncovering themes found throughout Nafisi's book....   [tags: Azar Nafisi]

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The Responsibility that Comes with Modern Information and Communication Technolgy

- ... in “Cyberbullying Statistics”). This statistic reveals that social media and cell phones are making an abominable impact on teenagers. Social media, on the other hand, “facilitates separation” (Turkle 169). Social media and cell phones, nevertheless, are destroying many relationships between friends. Audrey, one of Turkle interviewee, said, “my parents use me and my cell like instant messenger” (Turkle 189). She also said, “it could have been four days since I last spoke to her, then I sit in the car and wait in silence until [my mother gets of her phone]” (190)....   [tags: socially unaccepted behaviors]

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Les Miserables by Victor Hugo is Indeed a Romantic Novel

- ... At this point Jean Valjean goes to the trial to confront the court and tell them to “release the accused… [and] order my arrest…I am Jean Valjean” (Hugo 118). Valjean throws away his life for another and at this moment Valjean’s spirit grows even more. Another moment when he experiences spiritual growth is when he takes in Cosette as his daughter. For 25 years Valjean feels no emotional attachment to anyone in his life except upon caring for Cosette, “Something new was entering his soul” (Hugo 183)....   [tags: love, political ideas]

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The Death Penalty: Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right

- ... The electric current exits the body through the electrode on the leg. The neurons in the inmate’s brain are so overwhelmed by the current which causes them to become brain dead. Sometimes during electrocution, the body changes color and skin might catch on fire which causes a smell of burning skin. The smell led some states to change their main execution type to lethal injection. (, n.d.) In 1929, a man named Willie Francis was sentenced to the death penalty. He was to be executed through electrocution....   [tags: wrongful execution, capital punishment]

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Revenge in Shakespeare, Allen Poe and Robert Browning's Literature

- One rainy, spring afternoon I noticed a flashing light and a loud, booming sound outside my bedroom window. I quickly grabbed my raincoat and rushed outside to see what was going on and before I knew it, blinding lights beamed me up inside a strange object. I had never seen anything like it and then it dawned on me that I must be inside a spaceship. Strange-looking, blue creatures appeared before me and began asking questions about human feeling and emotion. They seemed to be harmless, yet curious as to what I could tell them about revenge....   [tags: secret murder, tragedy, behaviors]

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The Invisible Injury in Tenessee Williams´A Streetcar Named Desired

- In the beginning Tennessee Williams formed Stanley and Blanche from the soil of repression and indulgence; he breathes desire into their nostrils causing them to become living souls. In the mist of the Elysian Fields garden was the tree of knowledge of death and redemption. Stanley the merciless predator of Blanche used the knowledge of the death of Belle Reve to expose Blanche’s nakedness. Blanche covers herself with puritanical fig leaves advertently exposing the primitive beast like qualities in Stanley....   [tags: repression, indulgence, motives, perspective]

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Difference Outlooks of the Characters in Shakespeare’s Hamlet

- All throughout William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, every single member of the dramatis personae seem to stand for or have a certain outlook on something. These characteristics however when explored, are only skin deep. These characters truly act the opposite on the inside. The real thoughts and feelings are hidden under the charade. It is ironic that while these people are in a play, they truly are acting. They fool everyone into believing what they want them to believe, with unknown (sometimes) dishonest intentions....   [tags: Literary Criticism, Critical Analysis]

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Helen of War: Epistles of the French Revolution

- Helen Maria Williams was a woman ahead of her time. While writing letters home to England during the French Revolution, the turmoil and political upheaval around her closely mimicked the turmoil she was experiencing personally. An outcast amongst her friends, Williams’ observations and desolation are apparent in her Letters Written in France, in the Summer of 1790, a collection of her writings to friends and family still in England. As a woman effectively on the front lines of war, Williams was able to capture the reality of the revolution and record her observations in Letters, the accepted writing medium of women....   [tags: French History ]

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A Tale of Two Cities, by Chrales Dickens

- In the 18th century, a tranquil life was easy but also difficult to find. From the continent of Europe, two of the world leading powers were England and France. Separated by the English Channel, the two countries had set aside their differences and conflicts of the past and became neighbors. However the society of each individual country has its own notion of a perfect social environment. Neither country was affected by the other. Both regions were still under the royals’ and other nobles’ authorities, who make all the laws and possess most of the wealth....   [tags: Comparison of Life: London, Paris]

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The Odyssey of Heroism: Odysseus and Winston Churchill

- As time moves on, and empires rise and fall, new cultures are developed, each with different values and traits. Glory in battle, saving repressed people, and other such great tasks win individuals the public’s veneration. While human civilizations have evolved, the idea of what characteristics a hero embodies has endured. By comparing the values of justice, intelligence, and courage in Odysseus, the king of Ithaka in ancient Greek mythology, and Winston Churchill, the leader of Great Britain during the Second World War, the similar traits displayed will prove the continuity of the heroic ideal, as well as Odysseus’s validity as a modern-day hero....   [tags: Heroic Ideal, Speech Before War]

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Napoleon, the Symbol of Oppression in Animal Farm

- Napoleon believes that pigs are that of a superior race and that all animals, no matter how powerful in strength, are inferior to their genius. He is able to establish a ruling built off of violence and deceit. Napoleon, the fascist ruler over Animal Farm, is not only an appalling leader for the animals but also presents multiple examples on how his cruelty exceeds that of Farmer Jones’. Napoleon’s actions grow worse, going from working the animals endlessly to growing victim to the lowest of human traits, and even playing judge, jury, and executioner towards the seemingly guilty....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Los Zetas: Mexico's Second Most Powerful Drug Cartel

- INTRODUCTION. Recognized as one of the most fearless and violent cartels in all of Mexico, Los Zetas was brought forth by a need for personal security in the Gulf Cartel. This former hit man/security style operation, active since 1997, has since grown into its own ruthless and violent organization becoming the second most powerful cartel and easily the most feared in all of Mexico. Heavily trained and armed, members of Los Zetas are set apart from other cartels because of the level of brutality they are willing to administer to those who cross them, though they had initially hoped that by being more intimidating they would have to fight less....   [tags: Mexico Drug Cartel]

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Literary Elements in The Lottery, by Shirley Jackson

- Would you believe that there was once a village where everyone would partake in a terrible event, but think it was innocent because of how they blindly followed a tradition. The short story, “The Lottery,” by Shirley Jackson communicates this theme by showing how the villagers participate in a lottery every year. In life, there are people who follow tradition because the have to, or they are used to following without question. The author, Shirley Jackson was born on December 14, 1916 in San Francisco, California....   [tags: The Lottery Essays]

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Pathetic Fallacy: The Green Mile by Stephen King

- Magic is a powerful tool, used in various fictitious settings, by peculiar characters, which if fallen into the right or wrong hands can be used to construct or destruct. Within the novel The Green Mile, written by Stephen King, John Coffey uses his powers to create pathetic fallacy and control nature, stressing the wickedness and decency of certain characters. Various supernatural appearances remind the appointed that they were put on the earth to make a change for the better. Animals with human-like features, are set as symbols to emphasize goodness on earth....   [tags: magic, john coffey]

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Capital Punishment for Cybercrime: The Case in Nigeria

- This paper presents a legal ethical and social analysis of Nigeria’s proposal to enforce a death sentence on people who hack into the Critical National Information Infrastructure or computer networks and cause the loss of life (Cybercrime Bill , 2013). The bill submitted to the National Assembly by the President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan is currently under review to be enacted into law by the Senate. The legislation aims to protect the countries national infrastructure from cybercrime by criminalizing various cyber activities....   [tags: Death Penalty, Criminal Punishment]

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The Prominence of Sex in International Government Relations

- Last night I got dumped. My boyfriend and I went to Panera just down the grey, slush-covered street and I asked if he was going to see me before I left for the winter. But then, he paused and said, “we need(ed) to talk.” The scene I always feared progressed in slow motion in front of me whilst my heart fell soft and incongruously shattered on the floor. Nevertheless it was only when tears came to my (previously long since dry) eyes and I begged him to fight for me, that our relationship leaped off the faux wood table and entertained the on-looking patrons, pre-occupied the stages of my friends’ dorm rooms, and gave a topic of interest to the bright little screens of smart phones belonging to...   [tags: public scandal, sex as political glue]

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