Hrafnkels saga paper 1

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Unformatted text preview: Will Cliff Professor Patrick Wen Scandinavian Literature 50W 7 April 2010 Hrafnkels Saga: The Drastic Precedent Perhaps the most important thing I had to keep in mind as a juror during the Scandinavian mock trial of Hrafnkel, was that my judgment was to be based off the Icelandic legal system . This medieval system is much different than our American justice system today as it served a group of people leading a much harsher lifestyle . As the population was illiterate, life there was much more based on pure survival and as a result the legal system in place was an attempt to avoid mass blood feud amidst a governing system of honor and trust . While it was against my judgment as a member of American society today, as I acted as a jury member of the Scandinavian justice system in Hrafnkels mock trial I was forced to find Hrafnkel innocent as he did not break Islandic law in the murder of Einar ....
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course SCAND LIT 50w taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at UCLA.

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