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Hammurabi - Mohammed Wahid Makda Journal-1 Section K 9 TA...

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Mohammed Wahid Makda Journal # -1 Section – K 9 TA – Jessica Otto After reading the codes stated by Hammurabi, I believe there are different number of perspectives we can look upon them. One can say he was cruel and everything ended either in a death punishment or equivalent. Some were torture for entire life. Another perspective can be he was just. These laws would have brought discipline and a sense of fear among the people and it would scare them from doing these things. Also, we can say that these codes were preventing from sins to happen. But in this century, these codes show how bad Hammurabi as a ruler was. It shows how little tolerance he had for his subjects. The gender differences are also shown in this code. A male is superior to a female. Also, they are supposed to be treated as a property of the husband. Another, dowry system was in place since those times, so we can say that traditions have come down till the 21 st century. Adultery too was taken serious. The punishment for that was death no matter male or female. But the laws for male and female were same, women
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