Being put to death for false accusations. Having your tongue cut out for insulting someone. Having your hands cut off for giving the wrong kind of haircut. Being thrown into a fire for looking upon someone else's property. What do all these things have in common? They are all punishments found in the Code of Hammurabi. Now, one question lingers: Fair or Cruel? That is the question we will be dealing with for this blog post. That is the question that you will have to think about and come to your own opinion. Both sides of the arguement make a compelling case supporting what they believe. There is no clear cut answer whether the Code of Hammurabi is fair or cruel. One thing we do know for sure, though, is that it was a major aspect of the Mesopotamian civilization. I have linked an article for you to read about the Code of Hammurabi being fair or cruel. In the article, both sides are given with reasons supporting the "fair" side and the "cruel" side. After reading the article, your task is simple: decide for yourself whether the Code is fair or cruel. Then, tell me why you think that.
Read article: The Code of Hammurabi: Fair or Cruel?
Task: Read the above article about the Code of Hammurabi being fair or cruel. Post your opinioni in a comment and explain why you think that. Minimum five sentences. Anything short of five sentences would not do a good enough job explaining your opinion.
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