Thursday, February 2, 2017

Capital punishment inhumane?

An onion article titled "Prison Now Allowing Death Row Inmates To Receive Weekly Visitors Throughout Executions" is a satirical article in which capital punishment is questioned. It uses irony by trying to make the process of killing someone humane. The article says that "since it’s cruel to simply confine inmates to the execution room month after month, we’re planning to eventually incorporate a daily free exercise period."  The fictitious people who want to implement this are victims of dramatic irony. They believe that the cruel part of execution is being stuck in a room, while obviously it is the fact that they are being killed that is inhumane. The author uses satire to prove his point that capital punishment is inhumane by showing how the reasoning behind capital punishment is ridiculous.

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