• Hopper loved to go to the movies, saying when he wasn’t in the mood for painting he would just go to the movies. As a result film became a stylistic inspiration for him, especially in Film Noir, which helped c

  • Edward Hopper originally trained as an illustrator but then focused on painting between 1901 to 1906 under the watch of Robert Henri, from the Ashcan school. After that he travelled to Europe three times, but

  • Edward Hopper’s work is ingrained in American Imagination. They have a paradoxical conflict in the depicting of the ordinary with the desire for a profound vision, with mundane object so simply depicting their g

  • Edward Hopper is one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, whose paintings still resonate in America today. He was a relatively secluded teenager who always had a love of art, and lots of natural talent.

  • In a world full of problems, one seems to rise to the forefront. The screaming mobs, burning torches, and general hysteria is the most shocking and common image when thinking of mob mentality. This herd mentality

    • Hello Jacob, I really appreciate the fact that you brought the idea of mob mentality from the olden days, torches and screaming peoples, to the online aspect that it as has evolved into. The one thing I felt was missing from your argument is the working behinds mobs and what they are. While you may have provided examples it did not show your knowledge of the topic. I also found that you didn’t include anything about the flaws of being apart of these “mobs”. Overall your writing is superb but in my opinion there are some slight changes that need to be made.

  • Recently, Washington State abolished the death penalty under the pretense that it is unconstitutional due to racial bias. With the case State v. Gregory, “the state court held that the death penalty, as imposed

    • Jacob,
      This post was very informative. Going into it I really only thought that the death penalty was a hot button issue because of the morality of killing a person, but now knowing about the racism aspect of the death penalty sheds a whole new light on the subject. I like how you discuss both sides of the argument and how for many the death sentence gives closure but, “ it’s hard to justify continuing the Death Penalty, even though it might bring closure to families.” Personally it is alarming not only that we are possibly killing of innocent people, but also the fact that it is costing taxpayers a huge sum of money. As today’s society becomes more progressive, I’m curious to know your stance on how the death penalty will be dealt with. Do you feel like it should be a federal issue or stay in the State’s Dominion? For being a Western civilization, the United States stands out among the 53 places that still have the death penalty, which are largely western civilizations that aren’t as developed economically and politically as the US. (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/maps-and-graphics/countries-that-still-have-the-death-penalty/)

    • This was a very interesting post, Jacob. I did not realize that race was a major issue when discussing the death penalty. I think that this was a great perspective to look at to argue against the death penalty because it is so difficult to use morals to make an argument. Being able to use facts and evidence was a great strategy to convince your audience. I think that you make an especially strong argument when you say that “the second study shows that in Washington a black man was 4.5 times more likely to be given the death penalty than a white man in the same situation.” It would be very difficult to argue against this evidence. I am curious to know what you think about the closure it may provide to families of victims. Do you think that this is a valid argument for the death penalty? You might find this PBS article (https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/death-penalty-bring-closure-victims-family) interesting because it talks about closure families are able to get without the death penalty.

    • Really interesting Jacob,

      I truly never realized how big of a role race plays in a death penalty sentencing. It was really interesting to learn about what it is like to be a person of color in Washington state. The fact that “In Washington a black man was 4.5 times more likely to be given the death penalty than a white man in the same situation”, is really not surprising but yet disgusting. It really shows a lot that they got rid of the death penalty because of this and will set a precedent for all other states. Your idea of showing what is happening on the west coast comparied to the midwest was a new insight that i never thought of. The way of living and legal systems are the same but also different. While reading it i noticed you also talked about people who were falsely convictied, How do you think that plays in to the way death penalty sentences are given? Here is a quick article on it if you decide to investigate further. https://deathpenaltyinfo.org/innocence-prevalent-causes-false-confessions Hope you have more to say about this topic because I truly enjoy your outlook on the legal system.

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  • The Death Penalty is a hot button issue in most of the United States, with issues surrounding it coming to the Supreme Court this year. There are many questions surrounding it past the issue of just the Death

    • This is a good introduction of the death penalty that I don’t think most people know. I like how you brought up the significance it has on one particular state. I would like to know what are the other states that have the highest rate of people killed on death row.

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