It was not intended to make readers sad or necessarily agree with his decision, however, to examine their own life and situation and to contemplate death, as it is inevitable for everyone. Most people are bound to have to face a similar choice as Clendinen. Maybe not in the same extreme measure, but most people will have to make a decision for a family member who is no longer capable of making medical decisions for themselves. Clendinen achieved his purpose and readers should walk away from this article recognizing exactly what Clendinen’s beliefs are on death, and it ought to make them curious about their own thoughts and beliefs. At the very least, talk with their loved one’s before they ever become ill and find out their loved one’s wishes.
Euthanasia enables individuals to make a tough decision, but a decision that should be up to an individual to make; whether a terminally ill individual wants to die should be their decision without an outsider’s input. Euthanasia gives a terminally ill individual the opportunity to end the misery they feel they are in. As human beings, we are constantly expected to make decisions for ourselves. If an individual wants to die, it should be their decision and
It turned out that it has two sides about the point of view towards the euthanasia issue in a positive and negative ways. Although some people against these ideas and claim that it is an unacceptable manner, I certainly disagree about that because it can be proved that the euthanasia is one of the most peaceful ways to escape the great pain for dying people. Euthanasia can be one of the way to relieve the pain and suffering for dying people. As everyone knows that people who have to struggle with the terminal illness always end up in physical and psychological suffering, so some of them wanted to die before the pain is getting worse. According to the news of the Telegraph in 2008 which reported about Val McKay, the British woman who was diagnosed with the multiple sclerosis.
This being said, you should always have that choice to do what you want with your life. The novel accepts the practice of euthanasia but I think it's wrong and is not sympathetic to take a life of an innocent human being. The choice of living or dying should be up to you and nobody else because you should at least have to right to your own body. In the book the old don't really have the choice they grow old, get put into homes, and then get released. I do not think that this is that the practice of euthanasia is compassionate.
It is a fuzzy concept since it creates conflicts between values. Life is a gift given to us and we are expected to live our lives to the fullest. When circumstances turn this gift into a miserable and unbearable process towards death, we might as well want to consider keeping the gift after all. It is not easy to make the decision of death. Thus, when a person wants to die with dignity, we as a society should respect their
“An assisted dying law would not result in more people dying, but in fewer people living.” This quote by Richard Branson shows the reasons behind assisted suicide. Assisted suicide is an option in certain places that allows patients that are suffering to end their pain through a physicians assisted death. When people have to make an end of life decision, one must take into account the patients suffering, the patient 's quality of life and how much the family suffers while making the decision. The patients should be allowed to have a physicians assisted suicide because of how much the patient suffers. A patient undergoes physical, emotional and psychological pain during treatments.
For example, Smith’s personal feelings are further seen in his statement saying “Supporting another’s self-destruction … sends an unintentional but clear message to the person: Yes, your life is no longer worth living; you are a burden; you are better off dead (and we’re better off with you dead, too)” (Smith 8). Smith is basically and obviously testing the reader’s soft-heartedness with this statement by suggesting that one might think this at one point in the chaos of your loved one being sick. It strongly shows that making the best and most accurate choice of care after being done with treatments, that are not working any longer, is critical. Even though Smith disagrees with the care choice that Caplan suggests and thinks there are plenty of better options, Smith is still respectful towards Caplan and doesn’t bash him for his views. Smith suggests and believes in giving terminally ill patients both hope and the care of Hospice.
“Be thus when thou art dead, and I will kill thee, / and love thee after.” (5, 2, 18-19). Othello believes that once he kills her his love for her will not die but by killing her she will not be able to hurt anyone anymore. This is also Othello justifying his actions as
Meredith McCarthy has not committed a crime and you should all know. Would you like to die suffering because of the crime someone else has done? Moreover, die suffering, unfairly accused of an atrocity in which your loved one was brutally killed? People of the justice, I beg for the use of common sense. I strongly believe we are here today to find justice and to seek the truth.
When she says, “ I say that this crime is holy,” she is stating that her brother deserves to be honored in death, whether it be against the law or not, she will bury him. If she “must die”, she knows it will be for a purpose and she is willing to sacrifice her life for that purpose. Antigone is brave enough to stand up for her brother’s honor, once again proving she has more courage than Creon. Antigone continues to discuss with Ismene how she feels and declares, “ I am not afraid of danger; if it means death, it will not be the worst of deaths - death without honor.” She is admits her concern for her brothers’ death without being honored. When Antigone announces, “ I am not afraid of danger”, she is confessing her dis-concern for what will happen to her if she acts upon her plan.
I also think it should be allowed because it’s that person’s choice to go through with it. As I see it the people who are trying to commit suicide should be allowed to because maybe they are tired of being ill and want to be relieved of the pain and or they just don’t want to live anymore. To my mind I don’t really get why it’s against the law for someone to kill themselves if they want to they should be allowed to. Personally , I think that most of the assisted suicide people’s reason for that is either because they are very sick or they just feel like they can’t live anymore. Many people say that killing themselves is a good way to relieve the pain but the bad thing about that is killing yourself is not the only way to relieve the pain.
I believe they should have to abide by the same laws because they are still humans that can make decisions. If there is someone that is believed to not be able to take care of themselves should be under full time supervision. This is so that they don 't lose control of themselves and some can help them through life. Do to the proper care not being given to Lennie he had to be killed for his actions. I agree with the idea of assisted suicide, because if someone is suffering to the point that they can no longer care for themselves.
An act utilitarian would most likely answer this question by saying that whatever happiness one has ends when killing them, therefore killing is bad because when someone is dead they are no longer happy. Now we have a justifiable reason not to kill, because killing someone deprives them of the happiness they enjoyed while be alive, and we can also conclude that there is a justifiable reason to kill when life holds more unhappiness than happiness according act utilitarianism. For example someone who is suffering through a terminal illness
The article What’s So Difficult About the Right to Die? Says that “People with "grievous and irremediable" suffering are entitled to assisted death” (Wente). The quote states that people who suffer so badly that they should be able to die instead of letting them go through the pain and slowly die. Another example would be from the same article saying that “People who request assisted dying must be no more than six months away from death” (Wente). This proves that doctors will not kill someone unless they are close to actually dieing.