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Why Is The Death Penalty More Cruel Than Life Imprisonment

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is the death penalty more cruel than life imprisonment? kill a man in few second is more cruel than let him die day by day? these are the points of a discussion between some people in a tale of Anton Chekhov. this discussion end with a bet between a rich banker and a joung lawyer. The joung man has to stay in solitary confinement for fifteen years to win two million rubles. after the fifteen years the banker, became poor, has no money to pay the bet and meantime, few hours before the end, the lawyer voluntarily loses the bet and escapes from his prison, leaving a letter to the banker.
Everything is like a mirage and death erases everything, (Chekhov, n.d.) he writes.
“In true Chekhovian style, there is no moralistic narrator, no true hero,
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