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Analysis Of ' A Hanging ' By George Orwell

- Analysis of “A Hanging” “ A Hanging” is a an story written by the British novelist, essayist and critic ,George Orwell in 1931. He, through the story delivers strong aversion towards capital punishment.The story sets in colonial Burma where he was serving as an Assistant Superintendent of the British Empire from 1922 to 1927, where he was deeply affected by the execution of a Hindu man which introduces his aversion towards capital punishment.Orwell portrays the merciless nature of human through character description and visualisation.When Orwell sees the little gesture of the prisoner who was about to be executed stepping aside from the puddle, he...   [tags: Capital punishment, Hanging, Prison]

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Review Of ' The Hanging Of Ephraim Wheeler '

- A Review of “The Hanging of Ephraim Wheeler” In the book, “The Hanging of Ephraim Wheeler,” Irene Quenzler Brown and Richard D. Brown tell the story of Ephraim Wheeler, a man from Lennox, Massachusetts, who is 1806, was accused of raping his daughter. In “The Hanging of Ephraim Wheeler” the Browns present the case to the reader, and without bias, allow the reader to form their own conclusion on Ephraim’s guiltiness. The Browns argue, not on Ephraim’s guilt, but on the impact of his trial. In order to present the case without any bias the Brown’s utilized the long term effects of the trial, but failed to provide any real evaluation of the event....   [tags: Capital punishment, Crime, Hanging, Time]

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A Hanging By George Orwell

- Imagine being taken to be hanged, the whirlwind of emotions that one would be feeling. Your entire life flashes before your eyes all while mentally preparing yourself for what is about to happen. You begin to become numb to all your surroundings. In George Orwell’s “A Hanging,” he creates a numbing of emotions through the other characters and the reader, not the person being hung. Orwell creates these emotions through the use of vivid, blunt descriptions. All of the details build up to create the numbing of emotions with the workers unsympathetic front and the speaker’s epiphany....   [tags: Capital punishment, Prison, Emotion, Hanging]

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A Hanging By George Orwell

- A Hanging by George Orwell is a story about the hanging of a prisoner told from the point of view of a prison guard. Throughout the story the author mentions the atmosphere within the jail before and after the hanging. He also talks about how the prisoner was yelling for his God shouting “Ram. Ram. Ram!” over and over again. The main character seems to realize that sentencing people to the death sentence is wrong because they are humans and they are alive and well; we are taking that away from them for a mistake they made....   [tags: Capital punishment, Prison, Murder, Hanging]

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Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' A Hanging '

- George Orwell’s “A Hanging”, set in Burma in the late 1920’s, tells his experience as a police officer witnessing a specific execution. Throughout his career on the police force, Orwell was an ardent retentionist, someone who supports capital punishment for certain crimes. However, this execution revealed to him the brutality of capital punishment, causing him to shift to abolitionism, the thought that capital punishment should be abolished. After quitting his job as a police officer, he wrote this story to show the heinous reality of capital punishment....   [tags: Capital punishment, Prison, Hanging]

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Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' A Hanging '

- Orwell 's Abolitionist Meaning George Orwell was the superintendent 's assistant at a prison in Burma, India. Through his work of “A Hanging”, he expresses the inhumanities of capital punishment. The story tells about a prisoner sentenced to death in a Burmese prison and captivates the actions and ideas that changed Orwell. His abolitionist message is driven due to his belief that life shouldn 't be cut short while it is still in full swing. He portrays the wrongness of execution through the actions and words of characters throughout the story, some of them being: the dog, guards, superintendent, Francis, and others....   [tags: Capital punishment, Prison, Hanging, Crime]

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Pride and Power in George Orwell's "Shooting an Elephant" and "A Hanging"

- Every writer has that one special quirk that keeps readers coming back for more. Whether it is the humor or the characters, most authors carry their quirks from story to story. In “Shooting an Elephant,” George Orwell describes his experience of shooting an elephant. In “A Hanging,” he describes the emotions that run through him as he watches the hanging of a prisoner. Both essays have similar key ideas that identify Orwell as a writer. The results of pride and power contribute to the themes that connect his essays and identify Orwell as a descriptive writer....   [tags: shooting an elephant, a hanging]

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Analysis of George Orwell’s Essay, A Hanging

- “I had never realised what it means to destroy a healthy, conscious man.” After reading and understanding George Orwell’s feelings through his experiences in his essay “A Hanging.” We come to realize that George Orwell, a visitor from the European establishment, gets the opportunity to participate in the execution of a Hindu man. The author is degraded by what he has witnessed and experienced, and decides to share his feelings with the rest of the establishment through his writings.      We understand that the author’s purpose is to show how degraded he feels by the events that took place that morning in Burma....   [tags: A Hanging by George Orwell]

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The Woman Hanging, By Joy Harjo

- Throughout “The Woman Hanging,” Joy Harjo uses repetition and powerful diction to grasp the attention of the reader in order to describe the pressure on women as mothers. In the poem, Harjo describes who the woman hanging is in relation to other people rather than herself through the use of repetition. The woman is described as a mom of Carlos, Margaret and Jimmy, a daughter, and a wife that has been married twice stating “She is several pieces between the two husbands / she has had” (Harjo 10-13)....   [tags: Woman, Girl, Female, Gender role]

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Summary : ' The Deep Hanging Out '

- Final Paper: Prompt 1 I listen growing up many times to a saying “Don’t talk if you can’t wear my shoes and walk in them”, as I this course has come to an end that saying has come to mind and has much more meaning than it did once before. It is through “deep hanging out” that one can potentially to an extent learn and understands someone’s perspective.During this course,we have read and discussed about young women in Jordan,about travesti in Brazil, and about patients and medical professionals confronting cancer in Botswana....   [tags: Culture, The Culture, Anthropology, Ethnography]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Hanging '

- On the back wall of the stage, hanging conceitedly, is the Rebel Flag. White women, wearing only skimpy lingerie, are then seen dancing all around the bar, on the stage, and grinding against the escaped man. He then flees the bar and is captured by the police. It is at this point in the video that we see the first black person. He is represented as a middle-aged black man wearing a sullied blue shirt, and an orange stocking cap. His front teeth are missing, and he is ineptly dancing to the rhythm of the music....   [tags: White people, Black people, Blues, Music]

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A Hanging and A Tell-Tale Heart

- Within a short story, there is usually an obstacle that the main character has to persevere through. Between the characters of the guard from George Orwell’s “A Hanging” and the servant from Edgar Allen Poe’s “A Tell-Tale Heart”, they both experience the act of taking another person’s life. The guard from “A Hanging” works at a prison in Burma where felons await execution. His job is to lead the convicted men to their doom and makes sure everything goes routinely and swift. While the servant from “A Tell-Tale Heart” is a psychopathic man who lets his obsession over his boss’s glasseye lead him to plot and carry out his death....   [tags: Character Analysis, The Guard, The Servant]

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A Summary On Hanging Captain Gordon

- Hanging Captain Gordon is the story of the only man who was hung for the crime of being a slave trader. Not only was he the only man to be sentenced to death, not one other person was ever given more than a minor sentence or fine for the crime. The death of one man is not the real emphasis of the story, however. More importantly, it is the story of how the United States government failed to enforce the anti-slave trade laws, or prevent it from continuing. Almost as soon as the United States became an independent nation, a law was passed in 1794 to attempt to put an end to the slave trade....   [tags: Slavery, African slave trade]

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A Hanging By George Orwell

- The story “A Hanging” by George Orwell is about a hanging that was being placed in Burma in the 1920s, the man being hung was a Hindu man, also present was the Assistant Superintendent, head jailer, and other convicts. After the hanging took place George Orwell had an epiphany and became an Abolitionist and quit his job at the jail. Orwell’s Abolitionist message in “A Hanging” is conveyed through the prisoner, the dog, the functionaries, their actions, words, and body language. The Hindu man, which was the prisoner that was going to be hung, was a small man with a sprouting moustache who looked as if he was from a comic (Orwell 99)....   [tags: Capital punishment, Prison, Human, Logic]

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George Orwell's: A Hanging

- A world famous Essayist, a Novelist, and Critic, George Orwell is a name most people have heard at one point in their lives. His work continues to be used for educational purposes and held to a very high standard by many. Best remembered for his twin satires on totalitarianism, Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four, Orwell was a major participant in the British socialist movement. Although championing a radical politics of collective ownership, he extolled tradition and love of country while drawing a sharp distinction between patriotism and nationalism ("ORWELL, GEORGE." )....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Narrative Essays: Hanging Out

- Hanging Out That Saturday morning was sunny and bright as Kimberly stepped outside for a morning walk. She didn't run every day, and this day was one of those days. She always enjoyed the early morning as everything is fresh and the air smelled like forest leaves. She took a sip of coffee from her travel mug and headed out. It was her time to think and plan her day. But planning her day that day proved difficult as she couldn’t get what’s been happening in the Oakwood Forest out of her mind. But until Honeysuckle goes into labor there was not much for her or anyone to do....   [tags: running, troll, morning]

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Ancient Babylon: The Hanging Gardens of Babylon

- Ancient Babylon Introduction Ancient Babylon was a magnificent place to be in. There was amazing architecture, like The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, which Nebuchadnezzar built for his wife, but scholars say it was never built (C). There were inventions that we still use today such as the Wheel(C). Important qualities of life include writing, reading, art and class systems. Sadly the fall of the civilization happened in 539 B.C.(C) The Beginning and Location After the Akkadian empire fell, this majestic place formed in 5000 B.C....   [tags: architecture, Nebuchadnezzar]

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History of Desire vs. Hanging Fire

- Do you remember your first love. How you felt at night, unable to sleep because of the lopsided ratio of infatuation-induced adrenaline to blood. The feeling of the pedal shuddering against the bottom of your toes as you start your clunky first car. The years between thirteen and nineteen are filled with acne, first loves, tough crowds at school, and first tastes of freedom. The concerns and passions during this period of life are well expressed through tones, perspectives, and a myriad of literary devices in Tony Hoagland’s “History of Desire” and Audre Lorde’s “Hanging Fire”....   [tags: Literature]

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Synopsis Of The Book ' The Hanging Around Of ' Their Underwear '

- PROLOGUE Hanging Around in Their Underwear It was days after I’d determined that my life would be predictable and dull, that the strange things started to occur. The first of these came as an awful blow, and like many of the things to follow, it involved Gramps. As a kid, I thought Grandpa Greene was the wisest old person on the planet. Also the most fascinating. He had crossed deserts on dragons, spoke at least four different languages—including Elvish—tinkered with magic, and practiced sword fighting with a gnome....   [tags: Grandparent, Family]

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The Hanging Of Ephraim Wheeler

- The Hanging of Ephraim Wheeler In this paper I will explain and discuss the historical events that took place in a small rural town in early Massachusetts. The setting for which is Irene Quenzler Brown's and Richard D. Brown's, The Hanging of Ephraim Wheeler. I will explain the actions and motives of Hannah and Betsy Wheeler in seeking legal retribution of husband and father Ephraim Wheeler. I will also discuss the large scope of patriarchal power allowed by the law and that given to husbands and masters of households....   [tags: History Wheeler Massachusetts]

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Hanging 10 for Power Generation

- Hanging 10 for Power Generation There are many different ways to generate electricity. Wind, rivers, fire, and ocean are just a few technologies that are in current use. In this paper it will narrow the focus to the different types of ocean wave power generation. Wave generated electricity is a fairly new concept. Heavy research started in the early sixties. People have been trying to build effective wave machines for about two hundred years. Designing wave machines can be difficult do to the nature of the ocean....   [tags: Energy Sources Nature Environmental Essays]

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Analysis Of The Two Poems ' Hanging Fire ' And ' Barbie Doll '

- People who have strived for achieving acceptance or beauty so that society could accept them. This strive though has come at a cost and led people to drastic measures such as depression, self-harm, or serious health issues like starvation or excessive exercising. In the two poems “Hanging Fire” and “Barbie Doll”, the two teenagers struggle with acceptance and both struggle trying to gain them. In a teenager age, they are more vulnerable as they are trying to figure out who they are as a person, leaving them in a fragile state....   [tags: Adolescence, Peer group, Young adult]

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George Orwell's Stance on Capital Punishment in Essay, A Hanging

- ... Right from the start I could picture the scene of the execution. Except for a few, most everyone is solemn and seemingly downcast, with some men wavering and some prisoners turning grey. I think Orwell is trying to show that most people are against capital punishment, including himself, and that only a select few support it. When he described the procession of the condemned man towards the gallows, I was challenged in my thoughts about the events going to take place. What did this man do. Was he innocent....   [tags: condemned, execution, death]

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`` Hanging Fire `` By Audre Lorde And The Short Story

- It is a known fact that humans crave attention. If a person feels as if they are not receiving enough attention they will do anything in order to be noticed. In the poem “Hanging Fire” by Audre Lorde and the short story “Jason Will Be Famous” by Dorthy Allison there is similar theme shared between the two. They both focus on attention and self awareness. Also, they face a lot of challenges today, such as social pressures, but modern day youth seems as if they do not want to work hard to get where they want to be in their lives.The main characters of each narrative desires their existence to be meaningful to their parents....   [tags: Short story, Mother, English-language films]

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Dramatic Photographs of the Civil War: Hanging at Washington Arsenal

- ... These two images represent people who conspired to kill President Lincoln. The images that I have chosen and the two images to me are similar because they represent the life of a person. They represent the sadness and the distraught that some people just have to go through every day of their lives. Now the difference between my images and Gardner’s images are different because the people shown in mine are not prisoners. They are people who have disabilities and struggle from day to day whereas Gardner’s images showed people dying and being hung as well as handcuffed waiting to die....   [tags: photography, photojournalism]

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Don 't You Love That Wall Hanging?

- Don 't You Love That Wall-Hanging. In the Teseo family, coveted heirlooms are not diamonds or vacation homes, but handmade quilts and family recipes. They are Grandma 's old sewing machine and the huge mixing bowl she used to make pasta. Sewing itself, was a inheritance to be earned and a lifestyle to grow into. I remember spending hours and hours in the fabric store. After driving two hours to Ponca city, my grandmother and mother would meander through the store, making sure that they had taken an inventory of the items in every aisle....   [tags: Family, Christmas, Sewing machine, Sewing]

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Hanging of Billy Budd

- The Hanging of Billy Budd The hanging of Billy in Melville’s Billy Budd was a questionable and complex decision made by Captain Vere. Captain Vere, or “starry Vere,” chose to coincide with the law rather than spare Billy to make himself happy. The hanging of Billy was necessary for order to remain on the ship and for justice to prevail. Billy Budd, also known as the “handsome sailor,” was on trial for killing the master-at-arms, Claggart. Everyone wished for Billy’s life to be spared, but Captain Vere chose to follow the oath he pledged to the King....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Hanging Woman Creek

- Hanging Woman Creek is set in an era of American expansion when the major conflict of the Indian population was not much of a worry. The bigger worry for most men on the frontier was other whites. Bandits were plentiful, and the law was dealt out by the people. The book starts out in Chicago, concerning a man who had just been released from an overnight stay in prison. This man is called Pike, and has a reputation for being a fighter. His reputation is not that well however, because it seems that he loses more fights than he wins....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Blu's Hanging by Lois-Ann Yamanaka

- Blu's Hanging by Lois-Ann Yamanaka Blu's Hanging by Lois-Ann Yamanaka tells a sad and realistic story of the Ogata family. With the absence of a mother and an uncaring father, the three children, Ivah, Blu, and Maisie, face insurmountable obstacles. Furthermore, various outside forces, such as sexual violence, poverty, and racism, make it even harder for them to cope with the harsh society. In spite of these hardships, it is the mother's invisible presence that keeps the three children together and guides them, although it also contributes to the unintended indifference of father, and the children's vulnerability of societal attacks....   [tags: Book Reviews Lois Ann Yamanaka Essays]

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My Experience At A Friend 's House Hanging Out With Friends

- May 2016, nice weather, clear skies with a hint of a cool breeze; I was at a friend’s house hanging out with her and her family when I met someone I didn’t know, at the time, would change everything in a matter of weeks. When we met, I was dating someone who my mind and heart were ultimately never sure deserved me; forgive my pretentiousness, for I do not mean to come off as so. Just as predicted, our relationship ended shortly after as it had too many other times before. This left every part of my being vulnerable to the presence of another....   [tags: Love, Interpersonal relationship, Want, WANT]

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Hanging by a String

- Pumped arms. Sketchy gear placement. Relying on a nine and a half millimeter rope to save your life in case of a fall. Your face cooking in the hot summer sun as sweat drips down your brow. Success is just one move away. You reach, performing a two handed dyno. The chalk cakes your hand as you desperately try to grab on to that bomber hold. Failure. You don’t reach high enough and your hands slip and putting you in a free fall, as you hold your breath. Six meters of weightlessness followed by an enormous jerk between your legs....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography]

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The Death Penalty: Methods of Execution in America

- Crime in America is something that has been around for many decades. While a large number of crimes are considered minor, many more result in the serious injury or death of another human being. “When we think about crimes, we … normally focus on inherently wrongful acts that harm or threaten to harm persons or property” (Bibas 22). The death penalty, also called capital punishment, has been used as a means of punishing the most violent of criminals in an attempt to prevent others from committing similar crimes....   [tags: crime, hanging, lethal injection]

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The Death Penalty Is Immoral Or Unfair?

- Capital punishment, also known as the “death penalty,” may be defined as a legally authorized way of killing someone. Authorizing the existence of capital punishment and the conditions for convicting a person may be found within a section of the Constitution known as the eighth amendment (“Bill of Rights”). Even though the constitution has an allowance for capital punishment, it is not necessarily the appropriate solution to solve an issue between the prosecuted, victim and his or her family. The execution of a criminal through the methods dating back over 400 years ago would be considered cruel and unusual punishment because the criminal would often feel extreme pain....   [tags: Capital punishment, Crime, Hanging]

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Peyton Farquhar in An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge by Bierce Ambrose

- The Federal soldiers execute orders in “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”, which Ambrose Bierce (Ambrose 551) characterizes Peyton Farquhar’s impending demise as he encounter delusions, exemplifies profound keen senses, and experiences a perplexing fight-or-flight mental cognizance in an escape toward a perceived freedom, and nonetheless, remains a “standing civilian and a student in a hanging” (554). As Peyton Farquhar marches in the center of the line of federate executioners, subsequently, he stands on a plank with a noose around his neck, while the sun shone, the owls screech above, and single piece of driftwood floats by below....   [tags: freedom, hanging, demise]

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Death Penalty : An Controversial Issue

- Vanessa Lua Soc 324 April 9, 2016 Death Penalty The death penalty has become one of the most controversial issues since the early sixteenth century in the area of criminal justice. This form of capital punishment has caused heated debates of cruelty and immorality. This paper will discuss the history and reasoning behind the death penalty with respect to Neoclassical/ Classical Theory and Social Process/ Social Development theories. During the colonial period in America the use of capital punishment was not uncommon....   [tags: Capital punishment, Crime, Hanging]

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A Brief Note On Texas State Complete And Ready At A New High School

- Describe a circumstance, obstacle or conflict in your life, and the skills and resources you used to resolve it. Did it change you. If so, how. In August of this year I had my application to Texas State complete and ready to submit. I was only awaiting my most recent SAT scores to send my final submission. When writing my essay describing a circumstance or obstacle in my life, I explained how I had been fortunate enough not to have any major adverse events in my life and went on to explain how the most conflicting moment in my life being the day I started at a new High School....   [tags: Suicide, Death, Hanging, Suffering]

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The Effect of Horizontal Wind Speed on the Angle of Deflection from the Vertical of a Hanging Board

- The Effect of Horizontal Wind Speed on the Angle of Deflection from the Vertical of a Hanging Board Aim: To design an experiment, that investigates how horizontal wind speed affects the angle of deflection from the vertical, of a hanging board....   [tags: Papers]

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Capital Punishment And Its Effect On Crime

- This term paper is on one of the most controversy discussion known as Capital Punishment. This is a topic in which the writer believes does not have a positive effect on decreasing crime in the world. For almost three years now, the writer has grown a passion for criminal behavior in some of the notoriety of a few crime cases that resulted in Capital Punishment and Wrongful Executions. One of my personal favorite crime cases in history is the Scottsboro Boys. This case represents an incident where five innocent African American men nearly faced execution after being accused and convicted of raping two white females on the back of a train back in 1931....   [tags: Capital punishment, Lethal injection, Hanging]

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The Death Penalty Is An Acceptable Punishment

- The Death Penalty What is the death penalty. Also known as capital punishment, the death penalty is where the government or state executes a person because they have committed a serious crime. Many people disagree with this method, but I support it for multiple reasons. The main reason why so many people are supportive of the death penalty is because it can be a result of a violation of our human rights. We have the right to live our lives peacefully and out of harm 's way, but in today’s world, that is easier said than done....   [tags: Lethal injection, Capital punishment, Hanging]

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The Death Penalty: Multiple Methods of Execution

- The death penalty is one of the nation’s most hotly debated topic. Most Americans are either heavily in favor of execution or heavily opposed to it. In America, there are multiple methods of execution, lethal injection, firing squad, hanging, electrocution, and the gas chamber. Imagine, being strapped to a chair in various areas; usually the chest, groin, arms, and legs. A metal skullcap attached to your head, and then you’re blind folded. What might be going through your head. Were you wrongly convicted, or did you deserve death....   [tags: lethal injection, squad, hanging, electrocution]

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The New York Times2003 By Mark Essig

- In his essay, Continuing the Search for Kinder Executions, published in The New York Times2003, Mark Essig gradually reveals his opinions on the brutality of capital punishment. Even though prisoners may have committed acts that can be classified as wrong with the law, Essig believes that they should not endure any sufferance during capital punishment because it is inhumane. This action does not mean they will be able to get away with the crimes; they should just not be able to be brutally punished....   [tags: Capital punishment, Hanging, Prison, Decapitation]

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The Death Penalty Should Be Abolished

- Throughout our fathers’ lives, not just our fathers, grandfathers and ancestors, death is a common punishment used to bring justice to the ones who committed a horrendous crime. Whether it is a lethal injection, electrocution, gas chamber, hanging, or even by a firing squad, death is a consequence for committing a serious crime. From the earliest of times such as the Roman Empire and is still used today in America. Over the years the death penalty caused huge controversy over how cruel it is to end a human’s life like that....   [tags: Capital punishment, Lethal injection, Hanging]

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The Death Penalty During The 18th Century Bc

- Some of the first death penalties were established in the 18th century BC by King Hammurabi of Babylon. By the 16th century BC the first death sentence was carried out in Egypt. A member of the nobility was accused of magic and was forced to take his own life. The idea of a death penalty continued throughout the 14th, 7th and 5th century’s BC within the major civilizations at the time. During the 14th century BC, in the region known as Syria and Turkey, the Hittite empire also allowed for the death penalty for certain crimes....   [tags: Capital punishment, Hanging, Crime, Centuries]

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The, Occurrence At Owl Creek By Ambrose Bierce

- Analyzing, a verb meaning to examine critically, so as to bring out the essential elements or give the essence of writing. This great work, Occurrence at Owl Creek by Ambrose Bierce, is about a young adult called Peyton Farquhar. Garnet story takes place during the civil war; therefore Farquhar was a white land owner with slaves. As one digs deeper and cracks the shell of this story, the attention to detail, realism, and capital punishment play a big role. As the story starts off Ambrose Bierce give the site of the hanging with great detail....   [tags: Capital punishment, Hanging, Murder, Crime]

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The Death Penalty Is A Failed Experiment

- In recent years, the practice of capital punishment has come under scrutiny. Some say that no longer holds the same impact as it once had. An article discussing the concept of the death penalty “Bungled executions, Backlogged courts, And three more reasons the modern death penalty is A Failed Experiment” by David Von Drehle is summarized and the thoughts, ideas, and principles therein are subject to response. To Be or Not to Be, the Never Ending Debate The death penalty has always been a subject of controversy....   [tags: Capital punishment, Lethal injection, Hanging]

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Capital Punishment And The Death Penalty

- The death penalty, also known as capital punishment, is when someone convicted of a crime is put to death by the state. This practice has been around for centuries. The death penalty has evolved from acts like public hanging, to the more “humane” lethal injection used today. Many people view this as the only acceptable punishment for murderers, mass rapist, and other dangerous crimes. Capital punishment is one of the most controversial subjects in the world today. Many are advocates for it, many are advocates against it....   [tags: Capital punishment, Murder, Hanging, Crime]

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The Death Penalty Should Not Be Humane

- “No matter how vicious the crime, no matter how vile the criminal, some death penalty opponents feel certain that nobody can ever deserve to die -- even if that person burned children alive, massacred a dozen strangers in a movie theater, or bombed the Boston Marathon. Other opponents admit the worst of the worst of the worst do deserve to die. They just distrust the government ever to get it right.”(Blecker, Robert 1) What is capital punishment, but insight into human morals and our sense of justice....   [tags: Capital punishment, Lethal injection, Hanging]

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Death Penalty Is The End Of Life

- According to the Webster’s Dictionary, death means the end of life (Dictionary, 80) and penalty means punishment for any crime or offense (Dictionary, 223). Therefore, by definition the death penalty means the end of a life due to punishment for a crime or offense. The death penalty is started with the Code of King Hammurabi’s in the eighteenth century B.C. This code consisted of 282 laws that stressed justice as clearly stated in the opening of the code, "An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.” A few methods used at this time were beheading, boiling in oil, burying alive, burning, and crucifixion....   [tags: Capital punishment, Lethal injection, Hanging]

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The Death Penalty Should Not Be Acceptable

- The death penalty in the United States has been controversial ever since the beginning of its usage. Capital punishment may seem fair to others in severe cases, but it has many downsides. The death penalty should not be acceptable because it defeats the purpose of getting justice, it is expensive, and there are many flaws in our justice system that could execute an innocent person. The death penalty defeats the purpose of obtaining justice amongst other things. Prisoners are not necessarily suffering the consequences of their actions; instead of doing life in prison, they get the death penalty....   [tags: Prison, Capital punishment, Crime, Hanging]

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Capital Punishment : Death Penalty

- Abstract: The topic that I chose to write on for my final paper is capital punishment. While not everyone agrees with the death penalty, the death penalty as a form of punishment is not new. There are multiple methods such as: lethal injection, electrocution, gas chamber, hanging, and firing squad that are authorized based on state’s constitution. While each method has had its drawbacks, the death penalty must not violate the individual’s constitutional rights. Even though the death penalty has been a common practice in America as far back as the 1600’s, critics argues that the death penalty is immoral and considered an ineffective deterrent....   [tags: Capital punishment, Lethal injection, Hanging]

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The Death Penalty Is Cruel

- The death penalty is something very huge in the United States some may ask what the death penalty is, and some already may know. The death penalty is when someone commits a crime so cruel that the government has no other option but to put the criminal to sleep aka send him to death row. They don 't just shoot the people who have committed the crimes they inject them with a lethal injection. But before then, they have death row and they have some time to live before being injected with the lethal injection....   [tags: Capital punishment, Lethal injection, Hanging]

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Capital Punishment And Death Penalty

- What is capital punishment? Capital Punishment by definition is the legally authorized killing of someone as punishment for a crime (Oxford Dictionaries). Capital Punishment has been around since at least the Eighteenth Century B.C. (Part 1: History of the Death Penalty/Death Penalty Information Center; DPIC 2015) and since then has gone through many changes. Back then capital punishment was used for a wide variety of crimes in addition the methods of capital punishment used varied a great deal....   [tags: Capital punishment, Hanging, Murder]

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The Hangman’s Knot

- The Hangman’s Knot I as well as many people don’t understand the symbolism of the the hangman’s knot or the history behind its uses. I have always came to understand that it was an offensive knot to others because of the lynchings going on during slavery time period. Even today the hangman’s knot still plays a role in modern hate crime acts; However the hangman’s knot dates back to as early as the 16th century. The brutality portrayed by the knot brings out many feelings among many different people, And with that causes many acts of violence and rage toward others....   [tags: Noose Hanging Knot]

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The Dehumanization Of An Offender

- To begin with, public executions is not an outmoded subject that has caused disputable opinions. Executions that can be viewed by the public was once a legal practice and a part of history in the United States. Surprisingly, public executions can be viewed as the norm in some countries around the world. In fact, lynching was a popular form in America to dehumanize the offender and to use him or her as a lesson for the community to beware of the consequences. Displaying the executed in a public area would desensitize society to eventually adapt to the bizarre laws....   [tags: Capital punishment, Crime, Society, Hanging]

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Antigone By Sophocles : A Greek Tragedy

- The play Antigone by Sophocles is a Greek tragedy that focuses on a family and a city that has experienced great upheaval in recent years. Out of the ashes of war fought between two brothers, Eteocle and Polynice (sons of Oedipus), their uncle Creon is now ruler of the city of Thebes. Creon’s first order as the new king is that Polynice, the rebel brother, will not be sanctified by holy rites and will lie unburied on the battlefield whereas Eteocle will be honored and buried with respect. Oedipus’s two surviving children, Ismene and Antigone, remain in Thebes and under their uncle’s care....   [tags: Oedipus, Creon, Sophocles, Hanging]

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The Effects of Peer Pressure

- Effects of Peer Pressure There was a man named Troy who lived in Oklahoma. Troy grew up in a Christian home and was considered to have a great testimony with his community and local church. He worked at a factory about fifteen miles out of his home. Well one day after work, Troy’s buddies decided to take him out to get a couple of drinks. Troy was a struggling alcoholic, the reason why he was so respected is because everyone thought he beat alcoholism. After a night of laughter and drinking Troy was left to drive by himself to his house....   [tags: Christians hanging out with secular folks]

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Public Hangings

- Capital punishment seemed to have been regenerated from the beginning of mankind, where beheading was considered an honorable method of meeting death, whereas hanging carried with it a definite stigma. The era of public hanging was emotionally satisfying even though the surroundings was emotionally tense. In contrast to private hangings where they were fewer observers, less theatrical from the accuse and hanging was becoming more of an inhuman punishment to inflict on those found guilty of their crime....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Attitudes of Great Britain, China and Hong Kong to the Handing Over of Hong Kong in June 1997

- The Attitudes of Great Britain, China and Hong Kong to the Handing Over of Hong Kong in June 1997 In 1898 the British Empire who had already acquired Hong Kong island, convinced the Imperial Chinese Government that they needed to expand their position in the Eastern waters. Naturally like any other weak country with a fear of another war at hand agreed to this proposition and gave a strip of mainland China, the New Territories, to be a part of Hong Kong. However, it was given as a lease for 99 years....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing A London Fete and Clever Tom Clinch Going to be Hanged

- Comparing A London Fete and Clever Tom Clinch Going to be Hanged This essay will contrast the two poems ‘A London Fete’ written by Coventry Patmore and ‘Clever Tom Clinch Going To Be Hanged’ by Jonathan Swift. Both of these poems are about the hangings in the 17th-18th century. A London Fete was written in the 18th century, whereas Clever Tom Clinch was written in the 17th century. This could have made a slight variation in what the poet had written because of the time variation. For instance nowadays we are more civilised because of the new laws have been brought in....   [tags: Coventry Patmore Jonathan Swift Hangings Essays]

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The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

- ... Holden feels like when no one is around, he will feel less intimidated with his hat on. Holden also admits, “But it was freezing cold, and I took my red hunting hat out of my pocket and put it on--I didn't give a damn how I looked. I even put the earlaps down. Nobody was around anyway.” (Salinger 48). Even though Holden says people will not care how he looks, he still puts his earlaps downs. Holden is very self conscious about having the hat on. When Holden has his hat on he immediately feels safe and comfortable in his own skin....   [tags: holden, symbolism, hanting hat]

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Symbolism Of The Handmaid 's Tale

- The Handmaid’s Tale In the real world, different symbols are used to help people understand things, and to add different effects onto people’s lives. For example a pendent a women or man wears from the army helps someone understand what they’ve been through and helps portray them as a strong individual. In novels which may have complex story lines like The Handmaids tale it is important that these novels have some symbolism to help the reader decode what some details in the novel represent, helping them understand the plot more in-depth....   [tags: The Handmaid's Tale, Science fiction]

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The Effect Of Mass And Radius On The Centripetal Force Of A System

- The objective of the experiment was to discover the effect of mass and radius on the centripetal force of a system and determine the mass of a hanging object using the discovered properties. Centripetal force is the culmination of multiple forces that act on a spinning system. By attaching a known mass and changing the radius on between a center post and the unknown mass, the unknown mass can be calculated. Likewise, if the inverse is tested, with a variable known mass and fixed radius, the unknown mass can be calculated....   [tags: Force, Mass, Weight, Mathematics]

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Death Penalty Is The Highest Form Of Criminal Punishment

- Death penalty has been the highest form of criminal punishment in the American judicial system since the 13 colonies. The death penalty in the United States of America is a constant source of controversy. It has taken the form of hanging, stoning, drowning, burning, beheading, gas chamber and firing squad. Taking a person 's life for criminal behavior is wrong. People should be informed about this topic about the cause & effect, History, and types of death penalty like hanging firing squad and gas chamber....   [tags: Capital punishment, Murder, Prison, Penology]

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We Need A Larger House Or An Apartment

- Whether it is a fantastically spacious walk-in closet, or a small hole-in-the-wall, closets can be a point of contention for home and apartment dwellers alike. With time we do have a tendency to gather stuff, and just keep on gathering it without regard to its practical use. Usually, we decide we need a larger house or an apartment. This is not necessarily so. Interestingly, you may not even need a larger closet space. Often, it 's just a question of organization and discarding what no longer serves a function in your life....   [tags: Clothing, Trousers, Closet, Box]

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The Technology And Methods Of State Run Executions

- The technology and methods involved in state-run executions have evolved greatly over the years. For the first 150 years of the country’s existence, prisoners were executed either through hanging or by the firing squad. Electrocution became the standard method for executions until 1982, when lethal injection was used for the first time. According to Thomas Reuters “8 people were executed by electrocution, 1 by firing squad, and rest were executed by lethal injection“(“Facts About the Death Penalty”)....   [tags: Lethal injection, Capital punishment]

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The Death Penalty Has Gone Wrong

- Last, some changes that could make the death penalty less expensive and more efficient. In the year of 2014, multiple executions by lethal injections have gone wrong. Three examples are in Oklahoma, Ohio, and Arizona (Mercury). All three cases involve gasping for air by the criminal 's after all three drugs is injected; one died twenty-six minutes after the injections, another forty-five minutes and the longest was an hour and a half. This proves that lethal injections are not as humane as everyone thought....   [tags: Capital punishment, Lethal injection]

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The Bedroom By Vincent Van Gogh

- This painting by Vincent Van Gogh is on display at the Art Institute of Chicago Museum, in the Impressionism exhibit. There are many things going on in this painting that catch the viewer’s eye. The first is the piece’s vibrant colors, light blues and browns, bright greens, and more. The brush strokes that are very visible and can easily be identified as very thick some might even say bold. The furniture, the objects, and the setting are easy to identify and are proportioned to each other. There is so much to see in this piece to attempt to explain in only a few simple sentences....   [tags: art, paintings, impressionism]

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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce

- Ever find yourself in a horrifying situation, wishing it was only a nightmare you would soon wake up from, only to realize it's reality that is sealed due to the uncontrollable circumstance. In the fictional short story, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”, author Ambrose Bierce tells the story of a man who finds himself in such a situation. Part one begins with an unnamed fugitive and a group of Federal Union Soldiers standing on a railroad bridge in Alabama. The story takes place during the American Civil War....   [tags: unamed fugitive, peyton farquha]

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What is Capital Punishment According to Pakistan and UAE?

- What is Capital Punishment. Capital Punishment is a practise in which prisoners are executed in accordance with judicial practice when they are convicted of committing what is known as a “capital crime”. Capital crimes are crimes so heinous that they should be punishable by death. People may also use the term “death penalty” to refer to Capital Punishment. Worldwide, this practise is extremely controversial, with a variety of concern ranging from human rights to economic efficiency being raised in discussion about Capital Punishment....   [tags: human rights, economic, death, penalty]

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An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge By George Orwell

- George Orwell’s “A Hanging” and Ambrose Bierce’s “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” are two extremely different stories with one shared aspect; a hanging. One major thing in these stories are similar; however, there are a few small connections throughout both stories. But considering both stories involve an execution hangman style, the two more alike with each other than other short stories in the “Reading Literature and Writing Argument” book. Even though the writings have matching executions styles, the stories are utterly different....   [tags: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Ambrose Bierce]

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Analysis of An Occurrence at Owl Creek

- ... The structure of the story, helps to show the significance of the power of imagination in life. Bierce used structure to help influence this idea, to help reader to understand the main character’s problem in the context of the story. At the beginning of the story, the main character Peyton Farquhar, is shown on a bridge. Peyton, according to the text, “stood upon a railroad bridge in northern Alabama, looking down into the swift water twenty feet below” (83). From the opening sentence, Bierce has definitely grabbed the readers’ attention....   [tags: civil war, power, imagination]

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The Skeleton in the Dog Wood

- The poem, “The Skeleton in the Dogwood” by Ron Rash, dramatizes the conflict between love and how easily that love can be shattered, as demonstrated by two lovers who, while taking a walk in spring, find a skeleton hanging in a dogwood tree. The lovers get the town’s sheriff, however, he cannot figure out who the person was, who killed him, or why. So the sheriff helps the lovers bury the bones and moves on. In the winter the lovers get married and on their wedding night they dream about the dead man with “spring flowers” (15) in his hand....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Rash]

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Not "Just Another Name" by Lifehouse

- “Yesterday, she was just a little girl pretending she was queen. She didn't know it would change her world, didn't know what this would mean. Which mask will you wear today. How about the one with the pretty smile. To you it's just another day in a life you haven't lived in quite a while. Everybody knows your name, but they don't know who you are. But to them it's just a game, and I think it's gone too far.” In these lyrics from Lifehouse’s “Just Another Name,” the viewers can easily see the heart of Lifehouse....   [tags: music, genre, radio track]

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Capital Punishment : Is It A Necessary Evil?

- Capital Punishment: Is It a “Necessary” Evil. Capital punishment, also known as the “death penalty,” can be defined as a legally authorized way of killing someone. Within the Constitution, there is a section authorizing the existence of capital punishment and the conditions for convicting a person(please cite this information for clarification). Although there is a constitutional allowance for capital punishment to be used, it is not necessarily the appropriate solution to solve an issue among the prosecuted and the victim or his or her family....   [tags: Capital punishment, Crime]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Microbe Hunters ' By Paul De Kruif

- How is it possible for minuscule organisms to result in the deaths of hundreds of gigantic humans. This is the question that many scientists were trying to track down an answer to. In the book entitled Microbe Hunters, the author, Paul de Kruif, describes multiple scientists that participated in microbe hunting, where they tracked down the causes of many diseases in the world while trying to locate cures or preventives. From the 17th century until the 20th century, Paul de Kruif informs his readers about many diseases and the journey that many had to endure in order to prevent it from spreading....   [tags: Microbiology, Bacteria, Microorganism, Organism]

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Capital Punishment : The Country 's Highest Criminal Justice System

- Capital punishment has been the country 's highest criminal justice system for executions that are mostly from hanging and lethal injections; not only they die from death, but there are thousands of witnesses for them to watch in public. The occurrence of death penalties happen very often around the United States. Due to state death penalty laws half the states legalize capital punishment throughout the map; regardless, that about 80 percent of the state makes up the majority of legalizing death penalties....   [tags: Capital punishment, Lethal injection]

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The Pearl And Of Mice And Men

- A strong theme in literature evokes an emotion from the reader. It pulls the reader into the work and sets a certain tone. It is the link between the reader and the work. In John Steinbeck 's The Pearl and Of Mice and Men the theme of poverty is the most prevalent throughout. This theme is strongly demonstrated through the settings, characters and symbols in both works. One way the theme of poverty is depicted in The Pearl and Of Mice and Men is through the settings in both works. In The Pearl Kino and his family live in a small brush house near the water....   [tags: John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men, Novella]

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Capital Punishment In The United States

- Capital punishment is defined as the use of the death penalty to punish wrongdoers for certain crimes. The death penalty and capital punishment has been used as a form of punishment since the beginning of the newly formed Republic, The United States of America. Because of the details and severity of this as a form of punishment, there have been several occurrences when the constitutionality of it has been brought up and argued by proponents and opponents. There include several different forms of capital punishment....   [tags: Capital Punishment, Death Penalty]

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The Death Penalty and the Innocent

- ... This was a primary form of execution used in the United States. “If the rope is too long, the inmate could be decapitated, and if it is too short, the strangulation could take as long as 45 minutes” (Death Penalty Information, 2014). A first recorded execution, conducted in Washington, D.C., was the use of hanging on James McGirk in 1802. Also, there is a record on the only woman ever executed in Washington, D.C. by the use of hanged. The prisoner was Mary Surratt; she was convicted on a conspiracy of assassinating President Abraham Lincoln....   [tags: the wrongly convicted, DNA technology]

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Should The Death Penalty Be Banned?

- Should the Death penalty be banned in the states. I say no because I’m all for it, the death penalty is here to put the evil in man to rest. Without the death penalty all the convicts that murder would have no punishment and basically be locked up in prison for life. I bet some convicts would pick life in prison over the death penalty because it is like for them living in a hotel. I’m all for the death penalty because it will provide closure for victims, It is not always cruel, and it Prevents crime....   [tags: Capital punishment]

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