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    behavior or withdraw for bad behavior?" [p. 103] Sister Helen often speaks of "government" as though it were entirely separate and dissociated from the people themselves. Sister Helen quotes Albert Camus on the death penalty: "To assert...that a man must be absolutely cut off from society because he is absolutely evil amounts to saying that society is absolutely good, and no one in his right mind will believe this today" [p. 22]. Sister Helen accuses Edwin Edwards of condoning the death penalty

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    DEAD MAN WALKING Dead Man Walking is a great book that deals with one of our nations most controversial issues: capital punishment. The books narrator, Sister Helen Prejean, discusses her personal views on capital punishment. She was a spiritual advisor and friend to two death row inmates; Elmo Patrick Sonnier and Robert Lee Willie. From her experiences, she developed views on the death penalty. She believed it was morally wrong and spoke openly about it. Sister Helen successfully defends her views

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    Can Unconditional Love Actually be Betrayal? Tim Robbin’s film, Dead Man Walking, attempts to appeal to emotion as it presents differing views on the death penalty. The cinematography of this movie, inspired by the non-fiction book by Sister Helen Prejean, is very graphic, yet emotionally moving and thought provoking. It tells the story of a nun, Sister Helen Prejean herself, who takes on the responsibility of assisting a death row inmate, Matthew Poncelet, in his attempt to earn a life sentence

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    Dead Man Walking The film “Dead Man Walking” is a film about redemption. The film is directed by Tim Robbins. Susan Sarandon plays a Nun called Sister Helen Prejean. She is asked by a convicted murderer to get him a lawyer, and then later is asked to be his spiritual advisor. The convicted killer is named Matthew Poncelet, and he is played by Sean Penn. The film is set in the Angola state penitentiary, in Louisiana. Matthew Poncelet first asks her to get him a lawyer so he can repeal his Death

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    During the first few weeks of our FYS-X class, the students are required to view the movie “Dead Man Walking. Unfortunately, I was not able to make it to the showing at school, but I rented the DVD from Block Buster Video. I missed an opportunity to gain some bonding time with my classmates, but I could not get off work in the short notice that the class was told about the film viewing. When I viewed film, I had the pleasure of being in my home atmosphere, and I had the opportunity to better concentrate

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    Dead Man Walking 1.) When the Prison chaplain talks of "morbid curiosity" he is asking Sister Helen why she wants to look after Matthew, is it because has never seen someone die before, never seen someone executed? The Chaplain also believes that everyone in the Jail is evil, Sister Helen sees the people as good and as the acts they have done to be their evil. The Prison chaplain doesn't understand why Sister Helen is talking to this evil person in the prison and this is why he speaks of

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    Starring: Susan Sarandon Dead man walking is the story of a spiritual woman (Sr. Helen Prejean) who embarks on a dangerous journey with a convicted killer (Matthew Poncelot) and the profound changes it makes in her life. Confronted with the anger of the community and the private pain of the victims’ parents. Sr. Helen Prejean overcomes her own fears to fight for the life and soul of Matthew Poncelot. One of the main characters in the movie was a man by the name of Matthew Poncelot. Too me

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    Film Analysis of Dead Man Walking For many years, the death penalty has been a punishment for severe crimes. However, the law has long moved on since then, and more humane ways of death have been devised for the few states where the death penalty is still legal. Lethal injection is now the main way of carrying out the penalty, and Texas is the state that uses it most. It is a very controversial punishment and the moral issues of it have been debated for a very long time. Many protests have

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    and Dead Man Walking by Sister Helen Prejean both portray a controversial issue in two different styles that make the reader both empathetically feel and think. The Death Penalty is a topic that is constantly debated upon and plagued with error, injustice, and prejudices in its rulings. Both stories contemplate this concept in their own way. In A Lesson Before Dying, an innocent black youth, Jefferson, is falsely accused of murder and sentenced to death based on the color of his skin. In Dead Man

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    and spares nobody. Dead Man Walking is a movie chronicling the death sentence Matthew Poncelet received and how Sr. Helen Prejean, his spiritual advisor, intervened. The changes that Matthew made throughout the movie demonstrate that criminals can be able to reconcile and deserve another shot. Matthew showed reconciliation not only in his changes throughout the movie, but also during Sr. Helen Prejean’s help and during his execution. Throughout the entire plot of Dead Man Walking, Matthew Poncelet

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