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What were the Themes, Issues and Implications of the drama?

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What were the Themes, Issues and Implications of the drama? Firstly, it was about whether Capital Punishment is right or wrong. The whole drama was set in a prison and based on a man, Jack Canfield, who was waiting for his sentence of death. Throughout the drama, Prison officers, News Press, Jacks family and the Victims family gave their views on Capital punishment, moulding the drama and to help plan what their character would do in the drama. E.g. Mr. Mculorch (head prison guard) believed Capital Punishment to be right, so therefore was violent towards Jack and beat him up on several occasions. ...read more.

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Then Jack completely changed his mind and said that his brother Don had killed the women, and the fact that Jack had been in contact with some of the women was because he was trying to protect them. Jack was trying to make out he was some kind of saint, making a lot of people feel rather guilty for saying Jack was a murderer in the meantime. I realised that Jack was using God and Don as 'scapegoats' - he couldn't admit that he had killed the women, it wasn't him and God hadn't told him to do it. ...read more.

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I think that Jack was too scared and didn't have enough courage to admit that he had done wrong and was trying to make other people think that he was innocent. He even made people begin to feel sorry for him, 1when he came out with comments like "it's my wife's fault" or "ask Don" and 2 when he gave out �100,000 to the victims family. To give all that money - he must be good. But he won't be needing it when he's dead, and why give all that money if you hadn't done anything or didn't feel guilty? ...read more.

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