Euthanasia In The Giver By Lois Lowry: Can Killing Be Humane?

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Can killing be humane? In the book The Giver by Lois Lowry there a community where the council wants everyone and everything to be equal and perfect. One of the ways they do this is euthanizing the weak and punishing the guilty. The community in The Giver uses euthanasia so much that they have an effect instituted the death penalty for minor infractions. Clearly the society has adopted euthanasia as an integral part of their society. An example of an overuse of release is when a man is killed for a simple mistake. The ideal of killing someone for a simple mistake is injust in almost all modern societies. They will use euthanasia on new children, the elderly, and they will even use euthanasia for punishment to keep a controlled society.
In The Giver each family consists of four people, a mother, a father, a brother,a and a sister. These families are sent up by a council in part of having a stable community, and before they are put into a community the children live in a care center. But in order to have a perfect community, everyone can’t survive. “ Now he cleans him up and makes him comfy,” Jonas told the Giver. “He told me.” “Be quiet, Jonas, ”The Giver commanded in a strange voice. “Watch.” - Lois Lowry We don’t have a release for new children like in the giver in America. Once a child is born killing it is murder, which is a crime. Killing a person who didn 't do anything is not human. Different societies have had different standards on this issue. In punishment there is
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