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In Edward I Kochs essay Death and Justice How Capital Punishment Affirms Life readers view the opinions Koch has toward the death penalty in todays world Koch reviews a variety of excuses to abolish the death penalty He argues the importance of the death penalty as well as argues excuses of the death penalty opponents He argues the ethics and politics towards the importance and support of the death penalty In the following essay readers will see an evaluation of Kochs essay The evaluation will contain a brief overview of Kochs essay state whether or not Kochs arguments were strong and persuasive and state whether the essay was successful in what it was trying to say The essay Death and Justice contains several of Kochs arguments toward the death penalty He begins his arguments by analyzing the statement The death penalty is barbaric Koch 715 That alone comes off very strong to readers and he continues to use strong words such as horrify He then goes on to compare the death penalty to finding a cure for cancer in order to convince readers that the death penalty is needed in order to tolerate injustice it was very persuasive and passionate Moving on to his second argument Koch goes into talking about how the United States is one of few other countries that even has a death penalty He goes into using statistics in this argument in order to try to prove his point to readers This argument was not as strong and passionate as the last one and it wasnt very convincing because all it contained were studies and numbers which can make the reader become less interested in what the author is trying to say In Kochs third argument he starts off by saying that An innocent person might lie executed by mistakeKoch 716 This comes off very strong and persuasive but then Koch goes into talking about how Human life deserves special protection
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