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    Got an English assessment that I have to write an argument for or against for this statement: "The killing of Candy's dog can never be justified; it was a completely selfish act by Carlson. It is never okay to end a life."
    Please help and give ideas. Thank you
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    (Original post by Sian Auyeung)
    Got an English assessment that I have to write an argument for or against for this statement: "The killing of Candy's dog can never be justified; it was a completely selfish act by Carlson. It is never okay to end a life."
    Please help and give ideas. Thank you
    Well I would make a list of reasons to kill his dog and reasons not to.

    Reasons to kill the dog:

    It could have been in pain
    Didn't have a good quality of life
    etc

    Reasons not to kill the dog:

    Candy didn't really want to kill it
    Candy loved the dog
    Carlson claimed he killed the dog because he was old, smelly and no good, suggesting he was killing the dog for his own personal reasons, rather than for the good of the dog.
    etc


    Sorry this is really bad... I am crap at English but have finished reading that book recently in class.

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    Am I really procrastinating doing my English homework by helping someone else out with English? xD

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    I did this way back in Year 10 under the general theme of euthanasia. If only I still had my books...
    Anyhow, some brief arguments for and against:

    For:
    1) There is no right to live so why should anyone (human or animal) require a separate right to die?
    2) If one (human or animal) is in pain or suffering from an incurable illness (as is the case of Candy's dog who is stiff and rheumatic), what's the point in them living if they're not going to get better?

    Against:
    1) It should be up to the individual whether or not they want to be euthanised. The dog can't speak for itself so it didn't have a say in whether or not it wanted to remain alive.
    2) Candy's dog was obviously precious to Candy and was the only valuable possession that remained of his. It's understandable why Candy didn't want him to die.

    Sorry I couldn't provide more suggestions but I haven't got my books anymore and it's been about two years since I last read OMAM so...
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    (Original post by Bill Nye)
    Well I would make a list of reasons to kill his dog and reasons not to.

    Reasons to kill the dog:

    It could have been in pain
    Didn't have a good quality of life
    etc

    Reasons not to kill the dog:

    Candy didn't really want to kill it
    Candy loved the dog
    Carlson claimed he killed the dog because he was old, smelly and no good, suggesting he was killing the dog for his own personal reasons, rather than for the good of the dog.
    etc


    Sorry this is really bad... I am crap at English but have finished reading that book recently in class.

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    Am I really procrastinating doing my English homework by helping someone else out with English? xD


    Thanks hahaha!! And yeah same I'm watching youtube and online shopping while kind of doing homework but yeah thanks
 
 
 
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