“Million Dollar Baby”. Maggie had an illness called, Tetraplegia, which may result to total loss of use of all her limbs and torso. It’s like half of her body is paralyzed. Maggie suffers from too much pain and depression. She asks a favor to his trainer, Frankie, to help her die while she can still hear the cheers of the people who supports her. At first, Frankie refuses her favor but soon changes his mind. One night, he decided to do what Maggie asked him, and that is to kill her. But before he injected the adrenalin, He tells her the meaning of the nickname he gave her.
As soon as Frankie injected her, he disappeared and never came back. “Don’t let me lie here, ‘till I can’t hear those people chanting no more”, says
Maggie. Frankie replied, “I can’t. Please don’t ask me.” “I’m asking you”, Maggie answered. (A
Million Dollar Baby)
When you kill someone because they asked you to, this may lead to murder. Euthanasia can also be defined as murder. In the book “Of Mice and Men”,
Lennie gets into trouble. The guys of the ranch are looking for him and wants to kill him.
George, Lennie’s best friend, had no choice but to kill Lennie. He doesn’t want to do it but he has to because he doesn’t want the other guys to punish Lennie and makes him suffer. In the movie “You Don’t Know Jack”, many people rallied and protested against Jack, who is a physician who advocates assistedsuicide. His job is to end the sufferings of his patients by killing them. Many people protested against him because they believe that Jack is a murderer. “Only God can create and destroy. Have you no religion; Have you no god?” says the protester. Dr. Jack Kevorkian answered, “Oh I do, lady. I have a religion. His name is Bach,
Johann Sebastian Bach. And at least my god isn’t an invented one”.