Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Helen Prejean
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Essay Topic 1

What are Prejean's views on capital punishment and crime at the beginning of the book? How do Prejean's views change to her views at the end of the book?

Essay Topic 2

What was Partick's upbringing? How do you think his upbringing contributed to his life in crime? Do you think such an upbringing should be taken into consideration by the court?

Essay Topic 3

Why are Helen and Patrick so drawn to each other? What kind of relationship could they have had in the outside world?

Essay Topic 4

What role does politics play in Death Row? How can it affect the person's sentence? How can politics be prevented in interfering in execution cases?

Essay Topic 5

What are the arguments for and against the death penalty? What are your own views on the death penalty?

Essay Topic 6

What was Helen's upbringing? How does Helen's upbringing differ from Robert's...

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