Benefits of The Death Penalty Essay Examples

penalty in the criminal justice system through the perspective of a prison cook. The cook of the prison who is the speaker in the poem contemplates the killing of an Indian prisoner while preparing his last meal. Through the speaker, Alexie addresses the defective nature of the criminal justice system in how it sometimes decide a verdict or punishment based on constructs such as race, gender, or social status. The speaker does not speculate on the Indian killer’s innocence or guilt but questions the legitimacy of the law and the criminal justice system. Alexie expresses his personal feelings of prejudice about the death penalty and the problems in the judicial system in society. Through his...