“So, I stole to buy food for my wife. They caught me, I pleaded to them, they laughed at me”. Do you think the convict should have been given a second chance? Which values are being overlooked by the convict?
Yes, I think the convict should have been given a second chance. This is because he was not a thief by intention. The circumstances forced him to steal. He had stolen food for his ill wife who ultimately died. This act can be seen as a noble act from the humanitarian point of view. Had he got a chance, he could have changed his ways and worked hard to earn the food that he was forced to steal. He would also have been able to save his wife’s life. However, honesty and responsibility towards society are being overlooked by the convict.