Essay on The Death Penalty Should Be Abolished

1902 Words Dec 1st, 2016 8 Pages
Imagine a place where the whole society would run on the concept of an eye for an eye. Some people might think that it is fair and people deserve to be treated the way they treat others, but really, let us think about it carefully. Would you retaliate against a person who stole something from you? Would you ask the government to rape a convicted rapist? When it comes to vengeance in the case of theft or rape, people do not exactly want an eye for an eye. They think putting the convicted criminal in prison is acceptable for a rape or robbery, but why do they think that the death penalty is the only reasonable punishment for a convicted murderer? Why does life imprisonment not work in a murder case? In this essay, I am going to argue that the death penalty should be abolished because it does not eliminate heinous crimes.
Over the years, the death penalty has been a topic of many arguments. This issue is highly controversial. People have disagreed with one another on it. They have used artwork, speeches, pamphlets, and posters to show their feelings. And, It is time to undo it, an anti-death penalty poster designed by Don Heller, is one of them. This art is really compelling and it makes me think about life and makes me wonder if life is truly valued. The colors, symbolism, meaning and shapes of the poster have a deep connection with capital punishment. There is a hand in the middle of the poster and on the tagline, it states end live. It has two sub-taglines one says, ENDING…

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