The Domiciles Project



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Instructor: Kris Forehand
Lesson Plan #: Creative Response
The door that I responded to the most was door number four. Door number four is all about abortion. Abortion is something that I am strongly against because it is completely inhumane. In a way that door tied into my research paper about the death penalty. People compare the death penalty to abortion and say that if one is inhumane then they both are but in my opinion that is not true. With abortion you kill the fetus before it ever gets a chance to live in the world and make its own decisions. Those who are on death row are there because they made bad decisions and committed horrendous crimes. They had the choice to make that horrible decision or not and they chose to so they deserve the death penalty. Abortion in my opinion is a very horrendous crime also. I know that everyone says that there are exceptions to it like if a woman is raped or if she can’t take care of it because she doesn’t have enough money. I understand that those are tough situations but you could just put the child up for adoption instead of killing it. There are women all over the world who are unable to have children so most of them choose to go through adoption. I think that door number four was wonderfully painted and I connected with it instantly. I chose to write about door number four because as you look at the growing plant on the first side it gets to you and makes you appreciate life. When you look at the other side it just hurts because you see the beauty that was once there was taken away. The way Mr. Domiciles painted the growing plant truly represented a growing and living fetus. The second, the other side, is revealed you see the destruction and carelessness that I must have taken to get rid of that plant either on purpose or by sheer ignorance. In the end though I believed that all the doors were beautifully painted and I love that people can connect with them on so many different levels and in so many different ways. I wish Mr. Domiciles the best of luck with the rest of his career and I hope he gets the chance to inspire people all over just like he inspired me.

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