"Dead Man Walking" is a film that allows the viewer to see all angles of the matter at hand. That matter is a man's life. Is it morally correct to kill a man because he killed someone else? This question has been asked for decades and the answer changes a little every time it is asked. Ethically it is considered wrong because it takes the inalienable rights away from the person. This fact is involved
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stand. Before viewing the film I strongly supported the death penalty, thinking Lex talionis or an "eye for an eye". I thought that someone who could kill should be killed. Like Matthew, when he was executed it didn't make what he had done okay. It only added another persons name to the execution list. Now, I thinkd "two wrongs don't make one right". Although murderers should be punished, maybe it should not be so drastic.