The first form of punishment was the guillotine, which started way before the French Revolution.Guillotine like machines seem to have functioned in Germany, Great Britain and Italy around the 18th century.
It is assumed that the condemned man "paid his debt to society" and "justice was done".
These stock expressions betray the anxiety to reassure people that a harmonious end has been achieved.
And yet, the reportage of the event borders on "whispering".
Camus observes the malaise: "In our well-policed society we recognise that an illness is serious from the fact that we don't dare speak of it directly." In India, there is a relative lack of scruples in mainstream sensibility that would (selectively) abhor violence and yet vehemently support a retributive execution.
Throughout my paper I will discuss the history of capital punishment and reasons why one might receive this punishment.
The execution of criminals, soldiers, and political opponents has been used by nearly all societies, in both to punish crime and to suppress political dissent.
The man had slaughtered a family of farmers, including children, and everyone, Camus' father among them, vehemently felt the man deserved the punishment.
In a rare show of interest, Camus' father woke up at an unusually early hour to go and witness the execution.
One country that supports this is China, human trafficking and serious cases of corruption are punished by using the death penalty.
Dealing with militaries around the world courts have issued the death penalty for offenses such as cowardice, desertion, insubordination, and mutiny.