Corruption In Flannery O Connor's Unwind

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Before reading Unwind, I was indifferent about abortion. I knew abortion was wrong, but it is so common in today’s society that I’ve become numb to the idea. I’ve heard every excuse for why abortion is “Okay” and I thought people are going to do what they want to do. This thought never bothered me because I’ve never been in the position that many people are in when they have to make that choice. While I was reading Unwind, I realized how awful and cruel it is to unwind teenagers who actually have a way to say no and escape the corrupt system. Once this thought crossed my mind, I asked myself a serious question: “Why is killing teenagers to harvest their organs so much worse than killing babies for the same reason?” At this point, I realized …show more content…
Connor was a trouble making teen just like many teens are, but his parents really did not want to deal with the difficulties that teen years bring. I put myself in Connor’s position and realized how horrible I would feel if my parents decided to unwind me. Connor’s parents were going to give him away like a piece of trash and I do not even want to begin to think about what that must feel like. Another scene that was rather disturbing was the scene with Josias and the card trick. Josias points out how special this child was and how many other talents he may have possessed, but he was unwound so no one will never know. This is why abortion is wrong because if you kill someone you will never know the amazing talents they bring to the world.
Unwind revealed that the world is a corrupt and contradicting place that needs help. As a society, we need to treat everyone no matter how developed the same rights. Everyone deserves to have a chance at life no matter how they were brought into this world. Because no one would be put on this earth if they did not have some type of purpose. We all have a talent and we should be given the opportunity to express this talent to improve our world. If everyone can see that life is a gift and not a nuisance than we can get one step closer to achieving a better

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