Creative Writing: Is Killing Ever The Right Thing To Do?

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Is Killing Ever the Right Thing to do? It was just another day at school, sitting in the boring old classroom, listening to the teacher talk about nothing important, slowly falling asleep. As the student were waiting for the bell to ring, a loud, frightened voice came over the announcement system. “EMERGENCY LOCKDOWN! EVERYONE LOCK YOUR DOORS AND GET UNDER YOUR DESKS. THIS IS AN EMERGENCY LOCKDOWN!” Everyone was frightened, but knew exactly what to do. They knew there was someone in the school that wasn 't suppose to be in there, and they were all in danger. As they heard footsteps coming closer to the door, all the students stayed down, and the teacher stood by the door just in case someone got in. Most people in this situation would be the…show more content…
Another right situation in which a person can end the life of someone or something, is if they are suffering. Candy is an old man at the ranch. He can 't do much, so he is a swamper. He has an old dog who is almost at the end of his life. All the guys at the farm are always trying to convince Candy to shoot his dog and put him out of his misery. “‘Got no teeth’ he said. ‘He 's all stiff with rheumatism. He ain 't no good to you, Candy. An’ he ain 't no good to himself. Why’n’t you shoot him, Candy?’” (Steinbeck 44). As this part of the book goes on, the guys at the farm finally convince Candy it 's time for his dog to go. Slim takes the dog away from Candy, and finally puts him out of his misery. “A shoot sounded in the distance. The men looked quickly at the old man. Every head turned toward him. For a moment he continues to stare at the ceiling. Then he rolled slowly over and faced the w all and lay in silent.” (Steinbeck 49). It is very sad that Candy is the only one affected by this. But later on he realizes that it was the right thing to do, and killing the dog was a good idea. Finally, one last reason it would be okay to kill someone or something, is if it for someone 's own safety. In Of Mice and Men George knows that he is not safe with Lennie. Lennie gets them into too much trouble, and if he stays with him, he knows nothing good will come out of it. Since Lennie killed Curley’s wife, George decided to take over the revenge. “And George raised the gun and
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