Of Mice And Men Euthanasia Right Or Wrong Analysis

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Euthanasia: Right or Wrong? Is it right to believe that it is morally right to kill someone if they are mentally unwell and/or consent of such? In the novella “Of Mice and Men” George kills Lennie who is notably, mentally unstable. In the article “Euthanasia” twins ,Marc and Eddy, wish to be euthanized because of the pain that they were experiencing everyday. If someone is in enough pain that they see it is fit to be euthanized, they should have every right legally to do so. To start, euthanasia should be acceptable to be used if the person(s) are in enough pain that they see it’s fit and/or said person(s) are terminal. Belgian twins Marc and Eddy Verbessem were both born deaf and with spinal problems and were later diagnosed with incoming…show more content…
In the novella “Of Mice and Men” George and Lennie are walking to the ranch and George is trying to tell Lennie what they’re doing and where they’re going and to everything that George says Lennie’s response is “‘I forgot,’ Lennie said softly. ‘I tried not to forget. Honest to God I did, George.’” (Steinbeck 4) This can be dangerous not only to Lennie but also to everyone and anyone who is around him. Lennie forgets pretty much anything the second after you tell him. What if he were to forget where he was going one day and he got lost? Something seriously bad could come from his memory issues. Also, Lennie does pretty much anything that you tell him to do. He can’t and/or doesn’t think for himself he just does without another thought about it. “Why he’d do any God damn thing I tol’ him to. If I tol’ him to walk over a cliff, over he’d go.” (Steinbeck 40) What if someone were to tell him to commit a serious crime? Lennie could get not only himself but others as well into a lot of…show more content…
“The hippocratic oath, one of the most historically common physicians’ oaths, states that, ‘most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death...this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty. Above all, I must not play at God.’” With this being said, in matters of life and death you have to really think and consider what is best for the patient and that you can’t mess with what God has planned. Physicians, well most anyways, believe that God has a plan and for them to mess with it is not right to do. Although, I still believe that euthanasia should be legal because life isn’t worth living whenever you’re in so much pain that life isn’t even worth living anymore. If someone wants to be euthanized for medical reasons or some serious pain then they have every right to be able to make that
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