One piece of evidence to support my claim/theme is, according to 2BR02B, by Kurt Vonnegut, it states, “The law said that no newborn child could survive unless the parents of the child could find someone who would volunteer to die. Triplets, if they were all to live, called for three volunteers.” This evidence supports my claim/theme which is life isn't always happy and amazing because how would you feel if you had to die for a baby you didn't even know and they didn't even know you? If no one dies for the baby, then the baby has to die and they can't even experience life. So, either way someone still has to die, the newborn or a volunteer.
The story, “2BR02B” by Kurt Vonnegut tells the story of a world where there is controlled population, old aged and diseases were overcome, and the world was seemingly positive. In this place humans call their home, certain people volunteer to ie, and the population continued to stay controlled. The Wehling family are expecting three triplets, but they must need to find 3 people to sacrifice. Dr.Hitz, Leora Duncan, and the father of the newborn children are killed, with the painter creating an amazing mural willing to be killed after seeing all the deaths unfold. This leads to the question, is the world really worth sacrificing yourself for others?
There is no doubt in my mind that first and foremost was the financial needs of his family. His son, John Paul Anthony, was born in 1987, with Asplenia syndrome. This is a severe birth defect in which there is no spleen and a heart with two right atria. The doctors had given his son no more than six years to live. Henry needed to quit politics to make more money in order to pay for his son’s huge medical bills.
‘I want all three of them.’ … Wehling had just drawn a revolver. Wehling shot Dr. Hitz dead.” This shows that when desperate, anything can be done because Mr. Wehling was desperate for 3 people to die, (Not including his grandfather) to take place of his 3 kids to live. He was so desperate that he got a revolver
He believes himself to be a world war two veteran who later joined the U.S Marshals. Other than the fact that his wife was murdered years prior by a man named Andrew Leaddis Daniels has lead a life of good will. His three children are alive and well, his family takes them in when he is required to travel for work. Dr. Sheehan who is assigned to Leaddis proposes that the hospital plays along with the delusions of Teddy Daniels to attempt to break the delusion and safe him from a brain lobotomy. Dr. Sheehan poses as Daniels partner and tries to help him locate a missing patient who does not exists.
Harry Truman became the 33rd president of the United States of America, taking over from Roosevelt after his sudden death. Truman was sworn to presidency on April 12th, 1945, only having served 3 months as vice president. Little did Truman know, but he would be the man to make one of the most important decisions in mankind history, about the dropping of the most lethal weapon known to mankind. As found in his personal diaries, Truman was not prepared for managing a war, the decisions and consequences that came along with it. Here he writes to his wife, Margaret Truman; “As you know I was Vice-President from Jan. 20 to April 12, 1945.
He's ben shot in de back. I reck'n he's ben dead two er three days. Come in, Huck, but doan' look at his face—it's too gashly" (9.18). Jim knows very well that the dead man is Huck’s father, but he wants to protect Huck from seeing his father in this condition. Other qualities of Jim that don’t seem to line-up with a racist novel include his unconditional trust in Huck and his loyalty for the people he cares
I got tangled in the rope trying to fix the wood up there." -Rion Scott Rashid and Walter friendship are strained because they became friends from Rashid dissatisfaction with life and Walter 's loneliness, it happened to help Rashid realize the reasons why he shouldn 't take his life being his wife and son. As of 2015, the annual age-adjusted suicide rate is 13.26 per 100,000 individuals. Men die by suicide 3.5x more often than women, and on average, there are 121 suicides per day. (Suicide Statistics 1) Today when people lose their life from committing suicide, it is stated that 4:1 people have committed suicide in 2015.
The story teaches three important lessons about death: death is fair to all, death can not be cheated and death is more powerful than mortals. Through this story the grimm brothers show that death does not differentiate between all man. In the beginning of the story a man chooses death as a godfather to his son, he explains he does this because “[you(death)] are the right person- you make no difference between the rich and the poor”. The lesson to be learned from this is that death doesn’t pick who to take based on who they are in their in the mortal life, people die no matter the possessions they have. This can be taken into an ever deeper lesson that teaches that possessions are only temporary and one should not get too obsessed with what the have because none of this will matter when death comes for them.
Marriage has become a no risk service based on a trial period; whereas, if it doesn’t work a no-fault divorce is a viable option. Innocent children are caught in the crosshairs of self-absorbed people who proceed to use them as pawns in their game with one parent being alienated from their children (often the father). I too have read William Bennett’s book, “The Broken Hearth,” regarding the deterioration of the traditional nuclear family structure at an alarming rate; whereas, in reviewing, it is noteworthy that all civilizations that fell or declined did so when the traditional nuclear family structure collapsed (2001). The strength of the United States once came from our social fabric, now there is no censure of deviation from a moral compass. The media has played a huge role in creating a narcissistic society; emphasizing self-gratification and a “planet me” philosophy.
Can’t you imagine how many people had to be stuffed into those gas chambers, sacrificed, and volunteered in order to make the goal which had been population control possible. It was not one baby, but three. They are all able to survive while billions innocent lives had to be taken away which is certainly one reason to be thankful for their live each
Although he could not procreate, his wife already had three children in which he gladly fostered. As time passed, David’s brother was later found dead in his apartment. An apparent overdose, although it is speculated whether or not it was accidental. As life grew more challenging, David’s wife asked for a separation. In his despair, David went into the wood, placed a shotgun to his head, and ended his life.
Herbert Hoover was President at the beginning of the Great Depression, Underestimating the seriousness of the crisis and he called it “a passing incident in our national lives” and assured Americans that it would be over in 60 days. Hoover also was a huge believer in rugged individualism. Hoover overall was a President with no worries and just shook off the big problem like it was no big deal and maybe even made it worse than it was before. On the other hand, Franklin Delano Roosevelt declared that he was going to attack the Great Depression, The government passed the Emergency Banking Relief Act. That act made banking more stabilized and more out of the depression.