You Don T Know Jack Movie Analysis

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---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: SHRUTI HINDOCHA Date: Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 5:07 PM Subject: Fwd: To: ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: SHRUTI HINDOCHA Date: Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 4:12 PM Subject: To: bhoomi kanara Ethical Dilemma regarding Euthanasia in context to the movie “You Don’t Know Jack” Euthanasia is the termination of terminally ill person’s life in order to relieve them from suffering. A person who undergoes Euthanasia usually has a terrible condition. Mostly it is carried out at patient’s request but sometimes they might be terribly ill and decision is made by family members, medics or courts. This issue is at the centre of debates for years and is surrounded…show more content…
The main ethical content of this film “You Don’t Know Jack” revolves around this argument. It is about mercy killing which can be supported on the basis that it puts an end to the suffering of terminally ill patient whose cure is certainly not possible. And it can be further backed by argument that a dead patient’s organs can give a new lease of life to many patients who can be cured. In this movie pathologist named Dr. Jack Kevorkian launches his work of death counseling activities to the terminally ill patients. He earns the support of Hemlock society. After carrying out this work of death counseling he has been many times represented in court but despite of many efforts of the opponent lawyers he gets exonerated. He continues his work and has helped over 100 patients to end their lives. Jack has risked his life and energy to change the laws and challenge society’s attitude towards right to die. Here the argument arises that despite many efforts of Jack, at last the court has announced him 10 to 25 years of death. This according to me was wrong decision. The question arises “Should human beings have the right to decide on issues of life and…show more content…
One should do what is best at the patient’s request for humane, quick and painless dimes.” The above statement said by Dr. Jack is very true, as keeping people alive who are starving to death is inhumane. And what is the necessity to keep them alive against their wish though they had tolerated it since long and no improvements are resulted. The person suffering from this condition and his family members both have to suffer. Even their family members would wish that he might be relieved from this pain as they also cannot see their beloved ones suffering. There are real case incidents in which a 14 year old girl suffering from terminal cystic fibrosis is asking her country’s president for permission to end her life. She had self shot a video in which she says “I am tired of living this disease and she can authorize an injection through which I can sleep forever”. The girl's video has sparked a broader conversation about whether euthanasia should be legalized in the largely Catholic nation. According to me we should let euthanasia be legal as there is no significance in keeping them alive against their wish as we don’t know how much they are suffering. Another incident is where the woman moved to Oregon where euthanasia is legal to take advantage of Oregon’s death with Dignity Law. She died with a lethal dose of barbiturates. So this is also one argument that if

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