Of Mice And Men: Should Humans Focus On Personal Or Social Responsibility

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Responsibility Essay The question, “Should we be focused on Personal or Social Responsibilities?”, recurs time and time again and is sometimes used as themes in novels, though there is no right answer because people’s opinions differ from each other. In the novel, “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck, the topic of responsibility is common throughout the book. The recurrence of the responsibility in the book begs the question, “should we humans focus on personal responsibility or social responsibility?” According to Johnson C Montgomery, author of “The Island of Plenty,” he stated “As compassionate human beings, we grieve for the condition of mankind, but our grief must not interfere with our perception of reality and our planning for a better future for those who will come after us……but the truth is often very simple and reality is inhumane.” Some may agree or disagree with Montgomery, but I personally feel that some of his statements were correct although to an extent.

One of his statements which was, “As compassionate human beings, we grieve for the condition of mankind”, I personally agree with this statement because people throughout history fought for balance and equality for
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I agree with Montgomery to an extent because we should do what we can to improve the lives of others, although we should not risk our own welfare and responsibilities in the process. Habberman would agree because during the Terri Sciavo case, he argued that the person who is dying should have the personal responsibility whether him/her should die or not. To conclude the paragraph, personal responsibility should still be a top

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