Category Archives: blame


Childlike- Usually childlike is used in a positive way, but Powers is childlike in the sense that he lacks foresight, perspective, and a grip on reality. He thinks only of the present. In jail, he forgets that he is about … Continue reading

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Levi Ames

Recompense– Ames repays people he steals from with other stolen goods.  He does not elaborate on why he chooses to recompense certain people for their losses.  Maybe he only repays people who know he stole from him so they won’t … Continue reading

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body of the condemned

Spectacle- Foucault argues that as the “gloomy festival of punishment was dying out,” one of the first things to go was “the spectacle of punishment”.  He uses the word spectacle to describe the public torture and execution of prisoners used … Continue reading

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