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    Sister Helen Prejean was born on April 21, 1939 in Louisiana and author of “Executions Are Too Costly Morally”. She is a member of Order of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Medaille at the age 18 and supports the Abolishment of Death Penalty. She became internationally famous with her book Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States, the book was based on her own experiences of counseling and advising prisoners on death row in Louisiana prisons. She is also the

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    In the book “Dead Man Walking”, written by Sister Helen Prejean, is about the un-justifying laws of the death penalty. It features Patrick Sonnier, a criminal, who is sentenced to death because of the crime he has committed. The death penalty had been around for years and is arguable on the subject if it should be abolished or not. I stand with Prejean on her beliefs about how the death penalty is evil and unjust. For the purpose of this essay, I have chosen a poster which represents my thoughts

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    Sister Helen Prejean, a spiritual advisor who worked with death row inmates wrote the deeply moving novel Dead Man Walking, her ideas to make a difference may be impractical wishes to others. In addition, Prejean finds the moral cost of death penalty too damaging to tolerate, and thus she believes those death row inmates who "have died a thousand times already" deserve to die and stop suffering from "their anticipation of the final horror" when their time comes. (Dead Man Walking, Prejean) As far

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    Sister Helen Prejean wrote Dead Man Walking based on her experiences with a convicted death row inmate named Patrick Sonnier. The story allows readers to follow Prejean as she transitions from nun to spiritual advisor. As the narrator for the story, Prejean delves into the emotional toll this situation takes on both the victim’s families and the death row inmates themselves. The story follows her entire experience with Patrick and his brother that eventually ends with Patrick’s execution and also

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    Dead Man Walking Essay

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    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 in jail rather than receiving the death penalty by lethal injection for two counts of murder and rape. A major premise displayed in this story questions whether Sister Prejean manifested more love toward Poncelet

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    Dead Man Walking

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    Sister Helen asks Phelps his opinions on some questions that have been bothering her. "Aren't there, I argue, some rights fundamental to human beings-- such as the right not to be tortured or killed-- that everyone, including governments, must respect? Doesn't the moral foundation of a society erode if its government is allowed to treat these fundamental, nonnegotiable rights as some sort of privilege, which they take on themselves to dispense for good behavior or withdraw for bad behavior?" [p.

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    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, the

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    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 Walking, Sister Helen Prejean

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    America is a country in which heinous acts are committed each day. Every time one turns on the news, one hears another report about a senseless crime. Children are being strangled. Husbands are being offed so that their widows can collect life insurance. Drug lords are executing their clients that owe the gangster hefty sums. What is to be done about all of the criminals loose in our own backyards? Parts of the United States have decided that capital punishment is an option. If a human being has

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    Death Penalty

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    Tim Robbins, who made Dead Man Walking into a film, based on a factual experience about a murderer who was convicted of raping and murdering a man and a woman. Sister Helen Prejean, a nun who looks after Matthew Poncelet, talks to him about issues involving the case, and the look behind other people's point of view. This film has a lot of emotion, especially on the last day because it gives the viewer a feeling of what the prisoner is going through that day, with family being there, his last words

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