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“The Wager” Interview 4/18/17 Gr. 10 Interviewer: It’s August 5 th , 1905 and I am here with the Banker. We are glad you are here. Banker: Glad to be here. Interviewer: So, for those of you who didn’t know 20 years ago the banker and a jurist made a bet based whether the death penalty or life imprisonment was more humane. The banker stated that the jurist could not live in solitary confinement for more than 5 years and the jurist bet he could do it for 15. That’s where it all started to unravel, yes? Banker: Yes. In that moment, I didn’t think he would take the bet let alone up the time he was supposed to do it for. I remember thinking “this man is crazy” because I didn’t understand why anyone would do that to themselves. Interviewer: I see. So, after that you locked him up in solitary confinement promising a payment after 15 years. In that amount of time he asked for a number of things from classics to the bible. Also, in that time period it’s stated your
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