Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Essay #3: Torture discussion.

The assignment: 500-750 word essay defining the term torture from a particular perspective and how it relates or what it means to you, today.

Please post some of your ideas about how you intend to approach this subject and from which perspective, as well as any information or articles you may have found, and maybe even a little debate about what "torture" is or can be.


Blogger Zhess said...

How many copies of this essay are we to bring to class tomorrow?

April 05, 2006 5:43 PM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

That's a terrible question. But the answer is one. I don't plan on looking at these drafts. We're going to be reading them and stuff. And talking about stuff and things.

April 05, 2006 6:44 PM  
Blogger Zhess said...

How is that a terrible question? You and I are both lucky the Twins just won and I'm in a good mood. Otherwise, I may have had to gather the motivation and stuff to come up with some sort of comeback thing.

April 05, 2006 7:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found a good site called the Physicians for Human Rights at It has a lot about the protection of human rights and instances where torture occurred. i.e. Abu Gharib, Guantanamo

April 09, 2006 4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a definition of torture but i am having trouble applying it to me. I am wondering what direction some people are taking this to give me a better idea how to attack this paper.

April 09, 2006 9:08 PM  
Blogger Zhess said...

I'm focusing on how the torture of one can lead to the torture of others through suicide. If one is tortured and decides to commit suicide, it undoubtedly will affect the family and friends of that person. Some of those people could be tortured by this and perhaps even commit suicide themselves, causing the torture of even more people. I guess I'm focusing on its trickle-down and cyclic effects.

April 09, 2006 10:26 PM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Dear Anonymous, you might have supplied us with your definition so we could help you with a direction... It's like asking for directions to a town you forgot the name of, what you did right there.

April 10, 2006 7:51 AM  
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