Unit Two Critical Reflection

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JustinaSidhu Mrs. Wanka HRE 4MI-04 April 22nd, 2014 Unit Two Critical Reflection “I'm a person, every person deserves respect.” (Sister Helen to Matthew) Do you believe that everyone deserves respect? If you do, what if they committed a crime? Would that change your answer? Yes? No? Why or why not? Don't they deserve respect since they are still human? Put yourself in their place. What would you want then? The government turns a blind eye to these questions so that they don't feel too bad about locking people up. The reasoning, they committed a crime and they deserve to be punished for it. In the movie “Dead Man Walking”, we follow the last few days leading up to the execution of the death row inmate, Matthew Poncelet who was arrested,…show more content…
“He's an animal! No he's worse! Not even animals rape and kill their own kind!” This made me angry because everyone deserves to be treated as a human even if they have committed a crime because they are still human and no crime committed can change that. “Dead Man Walking” also made me feel sad because I know it's hard for parents to lose their children and we see how painful it is for Matthew's mother to deal with the fact that Matthew is going to be killed when the court announces that Matthew will be executed as originally planned and she breaks down and starts crying. This reminds me of the time my dad told me how my cousin was killed by a drunk driver, I can not even begin to imagining how painful it must have been for my aunt and uncle to lose their son that day. Matthew's mothers pain also reminds me of how much pain my family felt when my paternal grandmother died at 1:30 in the morning on May 18th (the day after my birthday) and how we had to try to cope so we could support my grandfather. The most recent event that this reminds me of is when we had to put my dog Sirius down on October 22nd and how painful it was. Sirius was like a sister to me and now I have to deal with the pain of losing
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