Student Writing 3
What Level of will would it take to
restore what they had lost?
It will take plenty of time and effort
to restore what they had lost because, they had lost their
freedom and of course they felt sad and angry. Jefferson
had lost everything that he had. He was called a hog and
that made him feel even more helpless.
It would take a lot of effort to restore
Jefferson's self-confidence and pride. Since there was
nothing he could do, he could have had more support from
friends and family. All they needed to do was to get him
to think about the good times that he had in life and
how great it was to be alive.
Mr. El-Amin had lost his pride and joy.
He fell into deep depression and did not feel like living
anymore. He just thought about the bad things and did
not think about the possibility that he could feel better
In Mr. El-Amin's case there was a way for
him to regain his self-confidence and determination. He
just did not have the right materials at the time. His
lawyer seemed to be against him, so he felt very betrayed.
The justice system caused him to loose hope, and he was
on death row. If he had more support and a better lawyer
that was not working against him, then he could have gained
self-confidence and joy, because would know that everyone
was on his side. Therefore, there would be no way for
him to want to die if that had happened.
In conclusion, Mr. El-Amin and Jefferson's
case were not the same, but the way they felt about their
situations was the same. They both gave up hope and lost
their pride. They did not feel like living anymore because
they thought that there was nothing that they could do
to prove they were innocent. There was nothing that Jefferson
could do, but he could have had more support and he died
with pride by having more people come and visit him, tell
him positive things, and that he will be loved. Mr. El-Amin
just did not have the right materials to defend himself
at the right time. If he had more people on his side and
a better lawyer then he would have felt more confident
about the case. If he knew that people were on his side
then he would not have felt down and wanted to die. More
money could have made him feel better and he could have
gotten a better lawyer. So their situations were different,
but the feelings were the same for both of them.