Euthanasia and the Giver Essay

1613 Words Sep 27th, 2011 7 Pages
Is Euthanasia a right or a privilege? “Euthanasia advocates stress the cases of unbearable pain as reasons for euthanasia” (Euthanasia.com). This means that euthanasia would be a privilege but is illegal. Extreme pain would cause humans to request for their own death, this is when assisted suicide comes to play. Euthanasia can be performed in many different ways for many different reasons. Euthanasia is defined as “The intentional killing by act or omission of a dependent human being for his or her alleged benefit” (Euthanasia.com). Euthanasia by action is described as “Intentionally causing a person's death by performing an action such as by giving a lethal injection” (Euthanasia.com). A lethal amount of pills is another way …show more content…
“This morning we celebrated the released of Roberto she told him. It was wonderful.” (Lowry 31). Their celebrations are like birthday parties in the real world. At the release ceremony no one but the committee knows what happens behind the doors where they release him. The release of newborns does not happen often but it does exist. Newborns that fail to adapt to the communities standards are released. Problems that newborns may have that would cause them to be released can be from not enough weight gain, born with a twin, or not able to have a full night sleep. One of the characters Gabriel who is a newborn at the nurturing center. Gabriel has not been having good night sleeps or gaining enough weight. Gabriel spends most of his nights at Jonas's house because his dad works at the nurturing center. He was given a extra year to show improvement but if not he will be released. Those who break the rules are released, and have a shameful release. The only good release is when the old is released. If citizens can not follow the rules of the community they are released. In the beginning of the story someone in training was flying a plane got lost and was release. “ Needless to say, he will be released, the voice had said, followed by silence” (Lowry 2). This shows that breaking the rules is taken seriously. Euthanasia is a major part of the novel “The Giver” and also affects the world. Euthanasia was

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