The Controversy of Euthanasia
Definition of Euthanasia
Euthanasia in Mice of Men
A display of Euthanasia is shown in the book Mice of Men at the end of the last chapter.
One of the characters named Lennie suffers from mental retardation and another character name George shoots him in the end to put him out of his misery because Lennie was always getting in trouble and wouldn't have the intellect to handle being in jail for his mistakes. Should he have done it? Or should he have just let him go to jail and suffer? Did George HELP him in a way?
Decision about Euthanasia
In 1997 while the debate over euthanasia was still going on there was decisions to be made whether or not it should be legal.
Euthanasia in 1997
Not too long ago just in the 90s people still was debating over euthanasia. There became a law that a sick patient can not ask to die by their doctor or in any other suicide situation because any type of murder is illegal no matter in the person asked to die or not. and if you help whoever it is commit suicide you will be charged with a felon with jail time and a fine.
Should it be Legalized ?
Is it Ethical?
End their suffering or Not?
Just like In Mice of Men and animal was killed because it was suffering and the owner felt like there was no point of his dog living. But why don't some people feel the same way about human beings?
What do YOU think ?
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