Dead Man Walking Report
September 30th, 2014
1) There are many vital and important themes in the film ‘Dead Man Walking’. Discuss and give examples from the film on the following:
Before Mathew Poncelet was executed, Mathew confessed his sins with the lord, and asked God for forgiveness.
When Mathew Poncelet admitted to the killing to Sister Helen, Sister Helen forgave Mathew and helped him out.
When Sister Helen had hope that they would cease the execution of Mathew Poncelet, and that the Families of the victims would forgive him for his actions.
When they hired a lawyer to attempt the stopping of the execution of Mathew Poncelet
Showed near the end of the movie, when Mathew Poncelet admits his murders and his regret and sorrow to go along with it.
When Mathew Poncelet’s Mother cried before Mathew was executed and during court…since it showed that she loved him and forgave him for what he had done.
The fact that Sister Helen put the time to help Mathew Poncelet and try to help him out so he could clear his mind and be forgiven by everyone.
“I want the last face you see in this world to be the face of love, so you look at me when they do this thing. I'll be the face of love for you."
That Sister Helen and everyone else had faith that he could do, and that he would be forgiven by God and that he would go to Heaven.
2) Sister Helen quoted scriptures by saying that Jesus said, “Every Person is worth more than their worst act”. Discuss using reference to the movie as to what this scripture verse means. This should be at least 2 paragraphs.
I think that Sister Helen’s quote “Every Person is worth more than their worst act” means that everyone will make mistakes…good or bad and that everyone deserves a second chance because sometimes, that mistake was influenced by someone else (in this case…the...