Essay about Euthanasia Thesis

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Euthanasia Euthanasia, also known as Mercy Killing, is putting an end to a person’s life to relieve them from suffering. It basically promotes suicide that may lead to murder and stops a person from reaching their dreams. When you agree to end a person’s life, you are supporting suicide and it is another way to define Euthanasia. In the poem “David”, When David’s foot got trapped by a rock, Bob wants to go and ask for help but David stops him. He asks him to push him over a cliff so that he won’t be spending his whole life in a wheelchair. In the beginning, Bob doesn’t want to do it but then, David uses Bob’s guilt to convince him. Just like what happened in the movie
“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”.