April 7

Capital Punishment within the short story, ‘Two Fishermen’

(caption, these are some data in this picture, they are about 2014.)

Death penalty is always a struggle question for everyone in the world, someone agree with that, someone does not agree with that. In our country, Canada does not have the capita punishment in present day, but it was taken a long time. In 1865, the death penalty stared appeared in Upper and Lower Canada; the in 1961 the murder was classified into capital and non-capital offenses, the capital punishment stared declining; and in 1962, there was the last executions took place in Canada; in 1966, capital punishment in Canada was limited to the killing of on-duty police officers and prison guards. Finally, Capital punishment was removed from the Canadian Criminal Code in 1976. In 1998 capital punishment was also removed from the Canadian National Defence Act, bringing Canadian military law in line with the civil law in Canada. People think the death penalty should removed from the law, because first, some punishments are so painful, such as the hang, electric chair, etc; Secondly, sometimes the judgement could make mistakes, caught the wrong person, that would happen; Lastly, someone said “The law kills the people who killed someone else.” Although the death penalty make the murderer feel the pain that victim felt before, feel the pain that victim’s family members felt, but the punishment is kind of stupid, people kill people as “Justice”, that is also a murder. People also think some murderers are really terrible, they killed people just for fun, they are very dangerous to the society, they impact citizens safety, they should died. Besides, each country made their own decision, the evil or the justice can not defined by anyone in the world,

In the “Two Fishermen”, the story probably took place around 1980s, at that time in Canada, the death penalty already removed. So, if that story took place in the Canada, there would no death, no capital punishment in that small town, and the punishment might change into endless prison  life, or maybe something else. Everything would totally changed: Thomas Delaney would live with pain of humiliation everyday, his wife could not start a new life, and the criminal rate in this town or in this whole country may be rise. Everyone live in panic society.

Thomas Delaney should not have been killed for his actions in defending his wife. Some people would say he should be killed, because his action is actually a murder, he killed people so he deserved that, however that is actually  legitimate defence, the one bothered his wife, he need to protect his family, that is human reaction. At that time, at that old town, the local government would not handle that kind case, because people do not have enough evidence to send the one who bothered his wife into the jail. On the other hand, this is a small town, people know each other very well, and that kind of things happened, every one would gossip that, Thomas Delaney’s family would have a hard time, they would feel shame all the time, maybe the relationship between he and his wife would get worse and worse. Then, maybe something bad will happen unexpectedly.


February 3

Food and You

A New Experience in Boston Pizza

“Here is your Chicken and Mushroom Fettuccini, enjoy your meal.” lovely voice from waitress woke me up suddenly. Finally, I could eat this gorgeous pasta. I have to say, the delectable food even make the waitress’s voice sounds delightful. That was my first time to eat western food not in a fast food restaurant, and I spent a fantastic time with my mom in Boston Pizza. Based on the food’s name, you could know this is made of tender sautéed chicken breast and fresh mushrooms tossed in their signature Marsala cream sauce with fettuccini, also some tomatoes and green onion. That was so delicious, unforgettable taste, I could even feel that taste and sweet smell when I am writing this paragraph. I decided to order this meal, because the picture of this food in the menu looks so attractive, and I want to emphasize that picture did not lie to me, because the real food just looks as appealing as the picture shown. Because the food is fresh cooked, so I can still see the steam with its special fragrance came out of the plentiful fettuccini with the Marsala cream sauce on it, make you boom with appetite. I started eating. In my first chewing, I could feel the fettuccini with Marsala cream sauce on it was melting in my mouth, that feeling was so unreal and dreamy. There was also a crispy baked piece of bread laid beside my fettuccini, the bread was also fantastic, I like it! The service is good, waiters and waitress greeted us when we came in the restaurant, gave our menus and recommended some popular food to us as normal. There are two things I want to talk about, the first one is the atmosphere. At that day we went there, there was not a lot of people in that restaurant, we arrived there in the afternoon, around 2 o’clock, that might be one reason of not very much people there. So the atmosphere of that restaurant is very pleasant. As you noticed that in my picture, Boston Pizza is not only a restaurant, but also a sports bar. However, there was not full of noisy, because the restaurant and the bar is separated, there is a wall separate the restaurant into two different spaces. The second one is Décor. I like its Décor in that restaurant, variety types of painting or beautiful decoration on each beige and dark red wall, and also some fake flowers on the tables. Some tables with sofa-chair near the window, and some units just with chairs in the middle of the restaurant. Different types of lights hang on the ceilings, really create a satisfying atmosphere. The last thing I would like to talk is the price. I think it is reasonable and acceptable, food is good and healthy, but to our family, maybe a little bit expensive, because my parents are working in another country and earning wages in other currency, so eat in a western restaurant as far as I’m concerned that’s a luxury.