Let the Punishment fit the Crime

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Sir William Schwenk Gilbert stated in the first act of The Mikado “Let the punishment fit the crime.” In society punishments are given to make people suffer for their wrong doings. Is it fair that when man breaks rules but only in the name of righteousness that he be punished? In the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey, the author skillfully portrays man as one who suffers for breaking the …

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…novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey, the author skillfully portrays man as one who suffers for breaking the rules, while trying to stand up for his beliefs and inspire others. To sum this up I believe this to be unjust and cruel, even though this has been happening constantly throughout history. I believe we should try our best to make sure that the punishment always fits the crime. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**