This post is for students who were absent on Friday, February 6. Today we did a timed writing prompt (this is your last one for this trimester!). If you missed class, here is the topic:
The phrase “an eye for an eye” is well-known in many societies around the world. It means that if someone commits a crime, such as murder, it’s okay to do the same thing back to that person as punishment. Some people believe that this a good rule, and think, for example, that all people who are convicted of murder should be sentenced to death. Others disagree, saying that some crimes are too terrible to do back to the criminal; it would cause psychological stress for the people who had to give the criminal their punishment.
In your opinion, is “an eye for an eye” a good rule to follow when punishing people for crimes?
You should write a persuasive essay about this topic (introduction, two body paragraphs, rebuttal, and conclusion) and bring it to class on Friday, February 13, so that you can discuss it with Johvan and hand it in.
The assignment that was due today was your warm-ups from the past few weeks. DO NOT give your warm-ups to the sub if you didn't hand them in on Friday. Unfortunately, it would be much better to wait until I return and give them directly to me. If you receive a low grade due to missing warm-ups and that makes you ineligible for sports, please e-mail me so we can make a plan.