English II H 9 December 2012 Justifiable Non-voluntary Euthanasia in Of Mice and Men Death is inevitable, but suffering is not. This springs the debate of euthanasia, specifically non-voluntary euthanasia. Euthanasia is defined as the killing of someone as a form of mercy. According to the BBC Ethics Guide, non-voluntary euthanasia is when the victim is unable to make their desires known (Source A). Some people believe this is murder while others believe it is justifiable under certain circumstances.
!” I chucked the bottle at here and laughed as she pathetically tried to roll over and failed. “I think its muscle rub, like icy hot or bengay. It’ll help but it won’t make the pain go away.” “But the pain, make it go away.” She whined, and began making dying whale noises. The most annoying noise anyone ever can make. Worse than nails on a chalk board to me.
This quote shows that the school boys are actually forgetting who they really are and worshiping the devil by sacrificing a pig. With this in mind Roger kills Piggy by pushing down a rock with, "delirious abandonment," (Golding, 180). After his death no one in Jack’s tribe had any remorse for Piggy nor Ralph, showing that they are willing to kill and enjoy it. Golding’s message by this, shows that when in total abandonment of Government and society, humans are willing to kill anything. In brief, the novel, Lord Of The Flies by William Golding, shows that without adults on the island, the boys became vicious, disorderly, and evil.
Useless Savings “He had the eye of a vulture…Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold; and so, by degrees…I made up my mind to take the life of the old man and thus rid myself of the eye forever” (Poe). A man killed someone all because of the mans’ eyes. How crazier will someone kill another person all over nonsense. “He saved the nails because it was a sin to allow good material to go to waste…He saved nails and wasted life” (Hall). The man in this story saved useless stuff such as bent nails and pieces of string.
After he’s done praising the festival, Wallace reveals that his main intention of writing the essay was to question if killing animals is morally acceptable. He explains that Lobsters have nociceptors, invertebrate versions of the prostaglandins and major neurotransmitters that enable human beings to record pain. Lobsters, however, do not appear to be able to absorb natural opioids like endorphins and enkephalins which are what advanced nervous systems use to deal with pain. Wallace examines this information about lobsters and recognizes that lobster either suffer more than a human would because they can’t control pain as well as humans can or they simply can’t comprehend the idea of pain. Wallace sympathizes that if lobsters can’t control their pain, then humans are unnecessarily boiling and eating them, as a result, putting them through immense suffering that humans wouldn’t want to experience themselves.
PERIOD 3 – KALEIDOSCOPE Melissa & Brittany Rodwell’s suicide • Rodwell is assigned with men whose morals and consciences have been broken by war • “he found them slaughtering rats and mice–burning them alive in their cooking fires” • “they’d forced him to watch the killing of a cat” • Rodwell wasn’t able to change his morals and character, war didn’t break him/ change his beliefs • Rodwell wasn’t content being passive while watching others (the animals) suffer, watching the men torture them • animal rights? • war affects everyone • his letter to his daughter urges her not to despair, but to have faith in life • killing of animals represent savageness in human, the innate evil
The book states that "When he finally returned, all the fish were death. So was the carrion hawk. The shambler had climbed up to the belfry and eaten it. "(Martin 244) Regarding of the destinies of his pervious pets had, I think he will starve his sandkings too. I felt angry about how Kress' irresponsibilities that caused his pets died in a famine because owners have the duties to feed their pets well.
Therefore, the snake can represent Delia’s protector, sin, death, or devil but it most certainly is a mirrored reflection of Sykes. Sykes routinely shows his lack of respect for Delia. One morning Delia, sorting laundry and wondering where Sykes has gone with her horse, becomes paralyzed by fear when suddenly something “long, round, limp, and black falls upon her shoulders and slithers to the floor beside her.” Again Delia is reminded of what a malicious man Sykes can be. He uses a bullwhip to scare her; she believes it is a snake. Delia
“Why do you got to get killed? You ain’t so little as mice. I didn’t bounce you hard. The death of the puppy is an accident since Lennie is not able to measure or control his strength, killing the puppy unintentionally. Lennie being unable to measure his strength is one reason to why other deaths throughout the story occur.
Often times, the monster would carry out a good and selfless deed, only to be shunned by the recipients. An example was when he tried to save a girl after she fell into a river, only to be shot in the shoulder by her companion. This was when the monster knew that no matter how benevolent he was, humans would never look beyond his appearance, for they rather let their prejudice rule over their decisions than to face an abomination. In a moment, the monster’s impression of humans changed and he desired revenge on Frankenstein for making him an abomination. If only Frankenstein had given his creation a chance, the unjust treatments would have never happened.