Episode 5: Straight and True

There is a theme in this episode of The Wire that deals with acting unjustly to appear just. I kept seeing this happen over and over again in episode 5. It certainly reminds me of Machiavelli and how he said that it was good to appear unjust as long as no one knew about it. […]

Posted at 5:40 pm on November 15, 2010 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Student Response | Continue reading

Episode 12: Mission Accomplished

It only makes sense that all the themes of justice that the preceding episodes have touched on come to a head in this season finale episode.  The episode starts with Stringer Bell found dead. McNulty is upset by this, not because he is actually mourning the man’s death, but because there seems to be something […]

Posted at 9:46 am on November 14, 2010 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Student Response | Continue reading

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