Of Mice And Men

Pros of Euthanasia

1. Americans should be able to enjoy a right guaranteed in the European Declaration of Human Rights. that is the right not to be forced to suffer. It should be considered a crime to make someone's life who with good reason does not wish to continue as it is to take life without consent.

2. It makes death with dignity a real option.

3. "A recent Pennsylvania case shows the power a living will can have. In that case, a Bucks County man was not given a feeding tube, even though his wife requested he receive one, because his living will, executed seven years prior, clearly stated that he did 'not want tube feeding or any other artificial invasive form of nutrition..."

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Cons Of Euthanasia

1. Laws against euthanasia and assisted suicide are in place to prevent abuse and to protect people. They are not, and never have been, intended to make anyone suffer.

2. The availability of euthanasia in the Netherlands could probably be another reason for the stunted growth of the Dutch hospice movement. As one Dutch doctor is reported to have said, 'Why should I worry about palliation when I have euthanasia?'"

3. Drugs for assisted suicide cost about $35 to $45, making them far less expensive than providing medical care. This could fill the void from cutbacks for treatment and care with the 'treatment' of death."

The Life Of Steinbeck

John Steinbeck dropped out of college and worked as a manual laborer until he became a good writer. He briefly moved to New York for a construction job, then scurried back to California to pursue his job as a writer. He published Of Mice & Men in 1937. That was during The Great Depression. So he knew how life was during that time period.

Life During The Great Depression

The Great Depression was the longest-lasting economic downturn in the history of the United States. The Great Depression began after the stock market crash in October 1929. Causing laid off workers to fall into financial debt. Franklin D. Roosevelt helped lessen the worst effects of the Great Depression in the 1930s, the economy would not fully turn around until after 1939, when World War II kicked American industry into high gear.

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Mental Illnesses

Tourette’s syndrome: People with tic disorders can make repeated, quick, sudden, and uncontrollable movements. They tend to say things, and make sounds that they can not control.


Anxiety disorder: People with anxiety disorders react to certain things with fear and dread. It physically can affect you by uncontrollably sweating, rapid heartbeat, and loss of breath.


Eating disorders: It doesn’t just involve physical problems, Eating disorders such as bulimia causes emotions, attitudes, and different behaviors.


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