1. Define Euthanasia
2. Analyse "Whose Life is it Anyway?" using the usual analysis-model
3. State the pros and cons of Euthanasia
Euthanasia is the practice of intentionally ending a life to relieve intractable pain and suffering. The word euthanasia originates from the Greek word εὐθανασία, which translates to “good death”.
Euthanasia is an extremely controversial topic, and divisive public controversy occurs over the moral, ethical and legal issues associated with euthanasia.
Euthanasia is categorized in three different ways, which is voluntary euthanasia, non-voluntary euthanasia and involuntary euthanasia.
“Whose life is it anyway?” is a play written by Brian Clark. The play takes place in a hospital. Ken Harrison is the main character in the play.
Six months prior to when the play takes place, Ken Harrison was involved in an unfortunate car accident, which caused his body to get paralyzed from top to bottom.
Mr. Harrison, who is now completely unable to move, is stuck in a hospital bed, living his life as a vegetable.