His change of attitude grows confusing as he professes his dear love after her awful death, “ I loved Ophelia. Forty thousand brothers could not with all their quantity of love make up my sum. What wilt thou do for her?”(5.1.255-257). After all the hatred consumed for Ophelia, Hamlet feels the need to show his love and care for her only after she is dead. Hamlet’s web of lies causes a dent in his portrayal towards society and the audience.
Another view on death was held by Dr. Jack Kevorkian. Dr. Kevorkian was a medical pathologist who willfully helped dozens of terminally ill people to end their lives, and thus became the central figure for assisted suicide in America. His willingness to end the lives of people who ultimately were going to die anyways earned Dr. Kevorkian both admiration and condemnation. He argued that consenting patients should be allowed to choose to alleviate their suffering humanely with the aid of a physician. Though
Nyle’s Grandma allowed two evacuees, a mother and her very sick son, to settle in her house until the boy got better. The boy’s name was Ezra, and in the beginning Nyle was not happy with him staying at her house. She was sure he was going to die, so she swore she would not let herself get too close to him, she was to afraid she would lose him. Pity overcomes her and they become great friends. Towards the end of the novel Leukemia overcomes Ezra and Nyle is forced to live with the thought that Ezra might be dead.
There is nothing he can do about it until Monday, leaving him the whole weekend to contemplate his possibilities. This situation makes his reminisce about his own fathers passing of cancer harder because all he remembers is how much pain he suffered and the guilt that he wasn’t there while he was dying. When he mentions this to his mother her reaction is the most important quote in the film, “It doesn’t matter how he died, your father’s death was not the sum of his life, it doesn’t matter how life ends it matters how it was.” Nick’s life had been carefree, his work as a photographer had enabled him to travel around the world with no responsibilities. This changed when he had come back home to help out his mother and as he mentions, “I hung round cose I was a bit worried about mum, I even brought a place as an investment for the future. I thought I would live in it for awhile before I go back overseas.” This quote lets us know that in truth Nick is really looking for someone to share his life with and offer his him support whilst dealing with his cancer.
I just wish I could die it hurts so much can you please help me.” I picked his head up and laid it on my lap and played with his hair until he fell asleep finally. He laid there crying in his sleep and moving around because he was in so much pain. I had thoughts going through my mind at that moment of going into the kitchen and giving him the whole bottle of pain medication to stop his pain once and for all. I called the hospice nurse into the room and begged her to help him and she said she couldn’t. My baby brother died an excruciating death at the age of 21on April 4, 2006 as he laid his head in my lap.
Bok RR1 In the easy “The Doctors’ Dilemma,” Sissela Bok explans why some doctors told lies to their seriously ill patients, and why doctors should be told the truth to their patients. For example, doctors discovered an old man had a form of cancer that he wil be die during few months. “Should doctors ever lie to benefit their patients – to speed recovery or conceal the approach of death?” (337). According to the author doctor, most of doctors are in a dilemma as to whether to tell the patients the truth about their conditions or not. At times, they don’t want seriously ill patients to feel miserable about their conditions.
Imagine a brother, a bestfriend, suffering through the pain of battling cancer. Clearly, he is being defeated. So if the choice was up to the family, why would anyone let him die in pain and sadness if no one would want to die that way themselves! Euthanasia is represented in John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men when George shoots and kills Lennie. Euthanasia is a choice of death for a human being for his or her alleged benefit.
It was about an old couple who nearly got killed by a teenager. They were going to be fine, but the husband was depressed because he could not see his wife through eyeholes in his cast. Nick and Laura, in the other hand, they say that they know what exactly love is, but has nothing as a clear definition or explanation. They only demonstrate their love by kissing or holding hands. The conversation keeps going.
For instance when he tells about the cancer to Simon, he first thinks Jimmy is joking, but as he goes on to tell him that what he is telling him is actually true then Simon, who was talking continuously to him up until that time is shook and almost frozen. Rest of the trip they travel in his car to the Powwow Tavern was in complete silence. Jimmy has always used his ability to find the humour in every situation, which sometimes leaves him in a situation where he ends up making a joke at a time where he should not have. For example when he told about his favourite tumour to his wife, " Doctor showed me my X-rays and my favourite tumour was just about the size of baseball",(Pg. 2) jokingly comparing it to a baseball even going to an extent to call him Babe Ruth, Roger Maris or Hank Aaron, and then mentioning how he would go to Cooperstown to exhibit his X-Ray pinned to his chest pointing out the tumours, while sitting in the Hall of fame lobby
Two months ago, my father died after a long period suffering from metastatic cancer of the liver. I tearfully watched my father crying and praying to die because of the atrocity of the pain. Once the holistic hospice care took over, he came to value whatever life was left to him. My father’s judgment was definitely impaired by the pain in a sense that he would never have thought of suicide or asking to die. Therefore, I agree with euthanasia protestors.