The Dying Girl That No One Helped Analysis

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Should I Save The Day?
Society is in the mindset of not taking initiative on issues. As a whole, we rely on each other to take the first step and when one isn’t taken, it leaves the opportunity for growth fairly stagnant. The article “The Dying Girl That No One Helped”, written by Loudon Wainwright portrays humanity in a heart-wrenching, yet honest way. This article reveals a vast amount about human nature through the character’s actions. As well as that article, the article “Straight Talk: A Very Sad Example Of Today’s Selfish Society” by Jodie Henson shows human nature in its most disappointing form. The truth about society is that one may say they would risk their life for another, but in reality, if the situation were ever to occur most …show more content…

In “The Dying Girl That No One Helped,” there were a total of 38 people who confessed to being a witness of the accident. That is only the number of people who confessed, although many more may have been present. This shows that sometimes people rely on others to save the day, but never see what they can do themselves. A prime example of this is from an article I read online. A girl only 2 years of age was unfortunately struck and injured by two vans. They did not stop to see how they could help, despite their knowledge of what they had done. This girl was left on the road bleeding and unconscious, as 18 people passed her without taking any action. After this, she was struck once more and then moved to the side of the road by a rubbish collector. He was “hailed a national hero” (Henson) for the action that should have been the instinct of the first person to witness the event. Society has potential to exceed expectations, however when simple righteous acts are not performed, it limits our

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