What's So Difficult About The Right To Die

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Imagine you are in a situation where you had to choose if someone you loved who was very ill and couldn’t decide for themselves, if they would have to die or stay alive and suffer. Would you be able to choose for them? How a person knowing that they had a disease that is going to kill them soon and went to the doctors and ask them to give them medicine to kill them so they did not have to suffer anymore. Should that doctor be accused for murder for helping that person wanting to end it instead of suffering anymore? In the cases of an euthanasia, a assisted suicide or the case between George and Lennie, killing can be a justifiable act under certain circumstances. In the case of euthanasia, killing another can be acceptable. According…show more content…
The article What’s So Difficult About the Right to Die? Says that “People with "grievous and irremediable" suffering are entitled to assisted death” (Wente). The quote states that people who suffer so badly that they should be able to die instead of letting them go through the pain and slowly die. Another example would be from the same article saying that “People who request assisted dying must be no more than six months away from death” (Wente). This proves that doctors will not kill someone unless they are close to actually dieing. Doctors will not kill someone unless they are six months away from…show more content…
In the book it says that “Curley carried a shotgun in his good hand. Curley was cold now.” (Steinbeck, 97). Curley was going to kill Lennie for killing his wife. George didn’t want Curley to kill Lennie so he went ahead and killed him before the rest of the guys got to where Lennie was hiding. Another way to support this claim is that when Candy said “‘I aughtta of shot that dog myself, George. I shouldn’t oughtta of let no stranger shoot my dog.’” (Steinbeck, 61). George was putting the connection of Candy 's dog being Lennie and he did not want a stranger that barely knew Lennie kill
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