Is “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth” fair in all cases?
No as in the UK we do not have the death penalty for people that commit murders. The quote you refer to is draconian and Neanderthalic, I think the bible also says something about turning the other cheek. I can see why you would say that eye for an eye is fair, as when I was assaulted all I wanted to do to my attacker was kick the hell out of him, but I am tiny and that would not have been possible, so I figured the best way to get redress is seek legal justice. So I guess what I am saying here is that ‘an eye for an eye’ does not have to be physical or taken literally. Also in the UK we have the Criminal Cases compensation and I imagine if someone ripped your eye out or pulled your tooth out you would get a substantial amount of compensation.