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    Does a shark belong in a glass and steel fortified box? Better yet, dead, suspended in formaldehyde, in an art gallery , in a glass and steel fortified box? I ask myself this question while I read Terry Tempest Williams “A Shark in the mind of one contemplating wilderness” I try to comprehend what Damien Hirst is trying to evoke from the eyes and minds viewing his “sculpture” titled “the physical impossibility of death in the mind of someone living” (williams 570). Hirst states “I like ideas of trying to understand the world by taking things out of the world.”(williams 570). Terry Tempest Williams dissects whether a shark can be considered art if it's in gallery or would it be considered an exhibit. ” She states “Damien Hirst calls the shark…

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    Unlike Angela Singer who refuses to be found guilty of killing innocent animals, artists such as Damien Hirst tend to take a different, darker route to achieve a message through their work. Hirst is a British conceptual artist who has been known as the one who introduced the use of animals in art as a new breed of avant-garde. Hirst believes that killing animals for the sake of his artwork such as, sheep, cows, or 9,000 butterflies is a necessary act. “I like the ideas of trying to understand…

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    Terry Tempest Williams

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    dead tiger shark in suspended animation, glorified in a steel box of formaldehyde, I can’t help but see it in motion. I see the walls of its glass cage expand into a murky kelp forest that masks its constant forward motion, just as Terry Tempest Williams mentions in her essay “A Shark in the Mind of One Contemplating Wilderness.” Though Williams addresses a broad range of issues in her work, this essay can be summarized quite easily: in order for us as humans to understand and appreciate…

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    Damien Echols

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    were arrested for being part of a murder that you did not commit . As you are sitting there in a cold room with bars as a door that the world calls a jail sail. What 's going through your head at that time; will my parents believe me? Why did the police come after me? Who did they kill? How did they kill them? In May 5 ,1993 three teenagers were convicted of three murders are Damien Echols was 18 Jason Baldwin was 16 and Jessie Misskelley was 17: and one of them was ordered to…

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    In the matter of Roper v. Simmons (2005), 17 year old Christopher Simmons and two accomplices had planned a murder in great detail and carried out the killing of victim Shirley Crook. In 1993, Simmons entered Crook’s home, robbed her, tied her up, and finally threw her off a bridge. The case had an overwhelming amount of evidence including a confession from Simmons, testimony from another accomplice in the planning of the murder, and a videotaped reenactment of the murder. At the age of 17,…

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    West Memphis Three Crimes

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    “How do you make someone understand what it means or how it feels to be torn in half? Not many people know this desperate need to be put back together again.” This quote came from none other than Damien Echols, the so called “ringleader” of the Worldwide group of teens known as The West Memphis Three. The West Memphis Three were three teenages: Jason Baldwin, Damian Echols, and Jessie Misskelley. These three teens were accused of murdering three little boys along the bank of a creek. The…

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    Most of the clothes were found in the water next to the bodies, but instead of being torn all of the clothes were turned inside out. Two of the three pairs of underwear were never found, nor were Christopher Byers missing parts. It’s said that serial killers usually take something of the victims, but I’m not convinced Echols, Baldwin or Misskelley would do anything like that. Also at the scene, no blood or weapons were found anywhere around the area. The day after the bodies were discovered,…

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    All across the United States and all throughout history our judicial system has been terrible. Trials that stand out are very similar, they don’t have reasonable doubt, they all have a bias against the defendant to begin with, and the judicial system doesn’t want to look bad. The witch trials are a great example and one of the oldest to happen in the colonial era, but it was still in America. The West Memphis three is another great example of the judicial system being corrupt. Even though these…

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    Vicki soon reported to officials that she’d gone with Damien and Jessie to an esbat, a devil-worshipping orgy in a field, where she witnessed about 10 youth, with faces and arms painted black, stripping and “touching each other”. Ultimately police brought in Jessie Misskelley for examination concerning the murders. Jessie was 17 and thought to be mildly retarded. Nonetheless a plain questioning became a full blown interrogation by police, in which Misskelley confessed. That confession was…

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    In Missouri the year of 1993, 17 year old Christopher Simmons and two friends Charles benjamin and John Tessmer planned to murder Shirley Crook. The friends planned to commit a burglary and murder by breaking and entering, they were going to tie up the victim. The boys met up during the night but Tessmer dropped out of the plan, Simmons and Benjamin proceeded with the plan and broke into Mrs.Crooks home and bounded her hands and covered her eyes, they then drove her to the state park and threw…

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