Euthanasia Analysis

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Euthanasia: Is Mercy Killing Acceptable? Death is often known as a tough subject to many, whether that be dealing with a close relative’s death, explaining it to children, or confronting one’s own death. Killing one’s self is also viewed as a negative subject. Taking one’s own life is seen as terrible and unnecessary; usually the blame is placed on those that surrounded that person the most. Although, sometimes there is an exception. Being a quadriplegic and unable to function individually may really take someone’s will to live away. There are multiple reasons why that person may feel this way. The film The Sea Inside, released in 2004, portrays the story of Ramón Sampedro (Javier Bardem), a man paralyzed from the neck down due to a high dive…show more content…
It may seem obvious, but a person who is in a vegetative state needs a lot of care. This may cause the person to feel like a burden to the nurses and family members that take care of them while they remain in that vegetative state. This film accurately portrays this when Ramón explains to Rosa that one of the main reasons he wishes to be euthanized is that he seems to be a bother to his family. His family, of course, assures him that they do it out of love and do not mind the work, yet Ramón still believes it’s effort that they should not have to put it. This really shows one of the many insecurities that a person in this state might have. Creating work, making a grown person care for another grown person as if they were a baby, is understably, an insecurity which would cause someone to have themselves…show more content…
Those who wish to end their life early want to because they are in a paralyzed, vegetative state that restrict them from really experiencing life to its fullest, as well as feeling like a burden to those who take care of them because of all of the work it takes to uphold a debilitative life, and finally, those who wish to end their life simply don’t have good quality of life and would feel better if they were to be released unto death. I personally understand these wishes and believe that it really should be the choice of the
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