Value Of A Life Essay

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Niara patterson
Ms. williams 2nd
02/12/15

Value of a life
How is the value of life measured exactly? Why do courts seems to place price tags on lives as if it was as simple as placing a price tag on a grocery store item. How do you measure a life? Do you measure it by the events in a person life or the acts of kindness it takes them to reach heaven? In excerpts from different viewpoints such as the outlook of hamlet's reaction to death to the terrible events recalled in 9/11, to the hard cold truth of the price added up from the Human
Life Value Calculator, audiences everywhere are shown viewpoints on whether or not life is measurable or immeasurable.’

Our society has placed a dollar amount on life and I think the value of a person’s life should be determined by how happy we are, the experiences we have, and the relationships we acquire. Our society has its priorities in the wrong order. We think that professional athletes, singers, or actors are worth more than people who have good hearts but who do not make as much money. If money can’t buy happiness then how do we, as a society, put very large price­tags on celebrities who live miserable lives and only pretend to be happy when there’s a camera pointed in their direction. Our government has set up a specific formula on how much money a life is worth when there is an accident and someone is killed

No amount of money can fill in the void of a loss someone is enduring. William Shakespeare, one of the most famous and influential writer, argues his point of view of human life in
“Hamlet’s Soliloquy.” Shakespeare uses a suicidal character, Hamlet, to show that the only time we value life is when something bad is happening. Also to show that life is full of misfortunes.
Both Shakespeare and Ripley seem to be suggesting that life is only valued by death. Death opens our eyes and makes us cherish what we have. This sounds very sad, but it’s very true. The government doesn’t seem to care about human life. Not only does the government seem to care, they seemed to show no sympathy to those who suffered in the events of 9/11 “, At first I gave the standard legal argument that I was not evaluating the intrinsic moral worth of any…