The Scarlet Letter: Ways People Are Punished



Many criminals today serve their time in prison and are then set free.
Most of them go on to commit other crimes, without learning the lesson
their punishment was meant to teach. the worst punishment possible is
torture and to live with ones own guilt.
In The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne is punished by having to stnd on
a scaffold for three hours and having to wear a scarlet letter on her
breast. After a while she feels no guilt and goes on about her life.
People in the community forget about it too. Roger Chillingsworth asks,
"Is Hester Prynne the less miserable, think you, for that scarlet letter on
her breast?" (Hawthorne 132). Dimmesdale on the other hand, has to live
with ...

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in prison is
to cover their tracks up better. People should pay for what they do and be
punished properly. For example, if a man rapes a woman he should be
castrated. This way people would have fear and not commit crimes.
Torture is also a better punishment rather then death. When a person
dies they don't pay for what they have done, they simply die. When they
live with pain, they pay for it. For example, a person whose havds were
cut off for stealing something would suffer much more that a person who was
quickly killed. The only upside of being sent to prison is that people are
tortured there. Many of the men who are sent there are raped by other men.
The recent movie Dead Man Walking, was a true story about a man that was
given the death penalty fro raping a girl and killing both her and her
boyfriend. He should not have been killed but instead tortured. He could
not take his guilt that later he confessed in tears.
There are many ways a person can be ...

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