The Symbols Of Lady Justice In The Death Penalty

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The death penalty is a capital punishment where a person is put to death for a crime they committed. More than 1,450 people have been given the death penalty in The United States alone. 4% of the inmates put to death are found innocent afterwards, that may not seem like a lot, but that's approximately 58 people who die even though they are innocent. The death penalty comic created by Patrick Chappatte, shows the 58 innocent lives and their treatment in the judicial system. The eyes are immediately drawn to the man lying on the exam table and Lady Justice. The man tells her “I am innocent” and she replies with an “ I am deaf.” Looking around you can see an audience behind a glass window with the American flag above them, next to them is a quote, “in Death penalty we trust.” There's also two men, one is hooded while the other wears a business suit. The comic incorporates elements of irony, symbolism, color scheme and captions to convey the artist's opposition regarding death penalty. The role Lady Justice plays in the comic is ironic. By using irony the author can emphasize Lady’s Justice presence. comic. Lady Justice is famously blind towards a person's race, sex, and background. Therefore, the reason she's blindfolded is so she's only able to hear one's case without being biased. But ironically in this case she's deaf as well. She stands for justice, yet justice is not being served in this case. By being “deaf” it shows she doesn’t care nor does it affect her that an
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