The Prisoner's Dilemma Analysis

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In the essay “The Prisoner’s Dilemma” by Stephen Chapman. Chapman talks about two societies western and modern civilizations, comparing both societies by their punishments and explaining how they are dealt with in each society. The assumption is imprisonment is a better form of punishment rather than being flogged as a punishment. Chapman explains how western society is “barbaric”, inhumane, cruel, and uncivilized. Chapman later reveals and compares how modern societies are in no way much different than western civilization, illustrating how punishments are basically the same and how flogging changed into serving time in prison. Chapman describes how instead of the punishments in western civilization, it has been changed into a “single…show more content…
This question makes his readers think, stirring readers emotions on the situation, appealing to the listeners fear and values, using pathos is part of making his essay strong. Chapman broaches prisons, explaining the “advantages” of having prisons, first being humane, second was to purge the criminals crime through rehabilitation. Then stated how the United States adapted imprisonment as a for of punishment, which had five functions retribution, specific deterrence, general deference, presentation, and rehabilitation. After this statement Chapman counters argues by asking his audience if the above criteria actually is effective. Punishment is possibly the only thing that's accomplished according to Chapman, he beloved prison is ineffective, rehabilitation works, but not the way they intended for it to work for all those who are incarcerated. He mentions how the housing prisoners in prison for each inmate is far more expensive than a top tier universities. He says how the cost would be okay as long as prisons do what they are supposed to do. Chapman should have added some type of logos in this statement to improve his reason with evidence, such as data or some specific statistics to support his
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