Doctors often times became victims of the newspaper, and many people thought that doctors amputated more than actually saved lives. During the war, more than 30,000 amputations were done to try and save soldiers lives. Often times when there was a choice in what to do to save a soldier's life, an amputation was needed, but many doctors second-guessed themselves which contributed to less amputations then there could’ve been. In the year of 1864, a big break in surgery came when anesthesia came around. This allowed doctors and surgeons to operate easier but not many surgeries were actually performed.
Anderson used repetition of some words to really make the reader think about them, and their importance to the scene. During Grandfather’s passing, Mattie repeated the word “no” over and over again. Anderson used this simple word to show how Mattie is in denial of Grandfather’s death. Which is one way that people cope with a loss. Mattie seems to be in denial during the first couple moments after he died, but then the realization hits her and she starts thinking about all he has done for her.
At first he does not believe that he is going to die, he will tell him self that there is no why his old professor is going to die. Then he starts to fell bad about not staying in contact with Morrie, which a little bit later in the story he goes to see Morrie. When he starts to see Morrie his live is forever changed. The first time he sees his old professor he starts to bargain with himself about if he should be in Morrie’s life or not. But he does want to be with Morrie in this hard time in Morrie’s life.
As he watches hundreds of new recruits get mowed down Paul thinks of their families and his own. While he thinks of his family he wonders if his Mom is still alive because she started to get sick before he left. Paul thinks of how he had to tell his now dead friend Franz's mother how he died and he starts to wonder if he will have to do that again or how many of these soldiers will have to do the same
There are 1.3 Billion people in the world who live on less than $1.25 a day, this is significantly less than what we spend in one meal. 22,000 children die every day due to poverty related illnesses. These are tragic numbers that we don’t even think about when walking down to lunch. Philosopher and Utilitarian Peter Singer wrote “The Life You Can Save” an entire book about this exact issue, and how we the privileged American people can help, and how we should help these people who are meaninglessly dying. Some argue against Singers Utilitarian view, and many come short.
The narrator's biggest conflict, in my opinion, is why did Sonny turn down such a dark path and how can he help his brother without judging the lifestyle he chose. Although, this is not the only conflict in the story. Not only does the narrator struggle with helping his brother but he also blames himself for Sonny's outcome in life. He promised his mother to look after Sonny when she passed because "he ain't going to have nobody to look out for him" (259). The narrator seems to take on the responsibility of Sonny's fallen actions because he was off in the Army and left Sonny with Isabel's parents.
There is illness and death in both, and the time to choose life or death arises in both plots. One character chooses to live and the other has no choice, but drives himself mad before he meets Death. The human existence is approached differently in the two texts, the main character of the separate texts differ on how they each live their lives. One is adventurous and the other is a “stick to the plan” kind of man and lives the way he thinks society wants him to live. The endings are quite similar, both end with death, and with death comes with realization of how the living are when facing death, they are fake and pretend quite often.
However, this awareness only lasts as long as they remember to be aware. This could be anywhere between a month and even as short a time as five minutes. Another large reason that there will not be good long term affects is that, when people view a PSA or read an article about the dangers of distracted driving and past incidents, most people have the same mindset: “that won’t happen to me.” The problem is, that was the same mindset of the people that DID get in accidents or die because of distracted driving. It’s a mindset we can’t afford to have, yet can’t seem to
In the article, around 200,000 people died from hunger, disease, and slave labor because they chose to give up (Piper 378). In contrast, instead of shutting down and letting death take over, Elie fought against death and worked through the hard times. Elie said, "God knows what I would have given to be able to sleep a few moments. But deep inside, I knew that to sleep meant to die. And something in me rebelled against that death" (Wiesel 89).
Think about how it would feel to lose a very close family member or a close friend. Thousands of people don’t have to think about how it feels because they feel that way almost every day. In the world, over 100,000 people die a day from diseases, cancer, accidents, suicide, and so much more. The third leading cause of death in the world is accidents. That includes work accidents, family accidents, friendly accidents, and car accidents.