Tuesday, April 1, 2008

A short film about killing

The film raised several interesting points about the death penalty and human nature. In the film, the main character killed a taxi driver, and, as punishment for his crime, he was executed. I found it interesting that the Polish society in the film viewed the young man’s actions as so heinous that they warranted the ultimate punishment. However, when it came time to execute the young man for his crimes, no one (except for the lawyer) had any qualms about killing him. What I found interesting was that the society viewed killing (in the case of the young man) as a violent, servile action; however, they were more than willing to kill the young man as punishment for his actions. If they truly believed that killing was so wrong, they would not be so quick to sentence a young man to death. Perhaps, to them, two wrongs do make a right.

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