What social, political, and even legal conditions contributed to the wrongful conviction of Balestrero? What could we as a society do to minimize the effects of such conditions, if any?

Answer the question that you claimed.

1. It is often said that “seeing is believing.” How do we know that the face someone claimed to have seen is the same face and not the face of another person or a double?

2. Most people actively pursue justice when they are wrongfully convicted. Balestrero’s case appears to be different. Why did he resign himself to fate or apathetically accept injustice?

3. Names, it appears, are used to locate people’s identity in terms of ethnicity, gender, class, etc. Is there a possibility that the eye-witness identification of Balestrero was affected by his ethnic background?

4. What social, political, and even legal conditions contributed to the wrongful conviction of Balestrero? What could we as a society do to minimize the effects of such conditions, if any?