The Art Of Torture


Going by the title of this paper you are probably asking yourself “How in
God’s name can torture be seen as an art, were these people mentally ill?”
well it was, but I talk about that later, let me tell you a little about the
history of torture. Torture has been around since the times of Ancient Greece
and is still around today, usually in the Mafia. Other than the mob, torture
isn’t very common in our society. Punishments aren’t near as harsh as they
used to be back in medieval times. The only punishments we have now are jails,
the punishments there were in medieval times were numerous and downright inhuman.
Torture would keep criminal from doing something wrong again, assuming he ...

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it and he almost did, but he shortly
found out that he had a little pay-back coming to him. The kid was caned, and
he hasn’t done anything dumb since. Torture like this works, torture is a way
that can really make you have second thoughts before you do anything stupid.

Torture was practiced in numerous ancient civilizations. Convicts and war
prisoners were put to death by using torture to give them a slow, humiliating
death. To some American Indian tribes, it is a custom to torment and burn prisoners.
Crucifixion was a popular torture technique in ancient Rome. Rome also used
torture to get slaves, criminals, just about anybody, to get them to talk about
secretive information. You see in these ancient Roman times, people were given
information and were told that they should never tell this information to no
one, well the Romans found out about this and this caused a major uprise in
the use of torture.
In 12th century Europe torture became very widespread
like it had just ...

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Inquisition was greatly defended during the middle ages. People saw it
as okay, since it was a religious thing. Father Saint Augustine perceived Luke
14:23; “So the master said to the servant, Go out to the country roads and
lanes and make people come in, so that my house will be full.”, as biblical
proof of endorsing the punishment of heret
ics.

The Art of Torture:


Believe it or not, torture was considered an artform. Were these people
desperate for entertainment, though I would never see a person getting tortured
as entertaining (unless it was a few of my most despised teachers, your not
one Ms.Blohm) but some messed-up indivduals did. In the words of Victor Hugo,
“The guillotine ...

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Added: 1/28/2007 01:22:34 PM
Category: World History
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