Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States Topics for Discussion

Helen Prejean
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Who is Sister Helen Prejean? How does she become involved in death row inmates? Why does she remain involved? How and why does her personal focus and her life change over the course of her story?

Who is Patrick Sonnier? Eddie Sonnier? How do they come to know Sister Helen Prejean? What is her role in their lives? What does Helen feel after Patrick's execution?

Who is Robert Lee Willie? What kind of person is he? How does Sister Helen Prejean become involved in his life? What is her role throughout their relationship?

Describe the role of Sister Helen Prejean in the lives and deaths of Patrick Sonnier and Robert Willie. How do the two situations differ? Why do they differ? Compare the two men.

List at least four of Sister Helen's arguments against the death penalty. What counterarguments do proponents of the death...

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