"Dead Man Walking"
A report on the book "Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States", by Sister Helen Prejean.
# 63986 | 1,643 words | 1 source | MLA | 2005 |
Published on Feb 20, 2006 in Literature (American) , Religion and Theology (Christianity) , English (Analysis) , Criminology (Criminal Justice and Corrections) , Hot Topics (Capital Punishment)
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This paper shows that in "Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States", Helen Prejean presents an informative and passionate argument for elimination of "murder by government." The paper examines the relationship between Prejean and the people on death row whom she counselled until their execution.
From the Paper:"During her tenure as Willie's spiritual advisor and after his death, Sister Helen's involvement in social action never falters, but rather increases in intensity and scope. Ever open to growth and grace, Sister Helen determines to become more involved in campaigning for victim and survivor rights as well. What might seem a contradiction to some is quite congruous to Sister Helen - both abolitionist activities and work for victims and their families are ways that she can follow Jesus and share His love and truth and vision. Though she sometimes serves as the willing target of the anger and frustration felt by victims' families, she consistently offers them support and prayers. She attends meetings of an organization called Parents of Murdered Children and shares the pain of survivors. "
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