In the novel “I amMalala” in which a Pakistani girl who is standing up for girl’s education but,is being oppressed by the Taliban. Malala argues in the text by stating that aperson’s belief can lead to substandard consequences as the end results of theconflict. She claims that the brutal scars that have been left on her proveshow much power they have within themselves; but not for too long, eventuallythey threaten Malala again, but at the end they stop because of the motivationshe had to stand up against the Taliban. The most difficult questions to answeris how inspired people are to do a painful act but think it is the “rightthing” to do? Has the government stopped caring about the ethics of the faith? In“Cell One” and the poems the characters experience a very intimate feeling ofthinking of what is right from wrong.
The essay “Case against perfection” andthe excerpt “lying” suggest to us that people are only caring for themselves. Iput forward that people’s emotions can get to the best of their behavior andforget about the consequences at the end results. It is important for us toexamine the right and the wrong from being educated on the correctinterpretation of the faith.
A person’s actions lead to their version of right orwrong. “But what if the same therapy were used to improve athleticperformance?”. This example talks about how genetic engineering would enhancethe abilities of athletes and their respective sports.
In the athletesviewpoint they would think this is the “right” thing to do. But, from theviewpoint of another person that is not an athlete would believe it is the“wrong” thing to do because that would be considered to be a factor ofcheating. The athlete would be thinking it is not cheating because geneticengineering is open to everyone. It would be wrong if it weren’t.
What would be the point if we used geneticengineering in sports? There would not be a point because sports are supposedto be for people that are gifted and talented. It’s to show their naturalabilities and talents that have been gifted to them. If they were too beenusing genetic engineering than they would have been considered to have beencheating. It would have been alright if the athlete was trying to get rid of amuscle deficiency in the body, so that they wouldn’t have to face any problemsthat would have come in the future for the athlete. “It might be argued that agenetically enhances athlete, like a drug-enhanced athlete would have an unfairadvantage over his enhanced competitors”. It is unfair because one is in theform of a natural athlete and another that is built in the womb in the way.
Oneof the athletes have worked hard his/her life and another has not even tried orhave experienced the feeling of it. Doing a sport is already a hard thing todo. For sports you have to have a lot of talents and skills you have develop.
Like playing sports is not magic it takes time. People that use geneticengineering aren’t really magic. It’s getting a way out of something that youdo not want to work hard towards. Like a person running a 5 minute mile that itnot genetically modified versus the person that is genetically modified thatcan run a 3 minute mile.
In some situations people have to do what is the wrongthing in order to do the right thing. “A doe, a recent killing, she hadstiffened already, almost cold. I dragged her off; she was large in the belly”.The man in the story didn’t want to kill the fawn, but he knew the fawn wasgoing to die either way.
The mother deer was already dead and there were nochances for the fawn to live. If the man would have cut the stomach of the deerthan either way the deer would have been dead. The man was doing a right thingand threw it off the bridge into the lake. The man should have buried the deerand her fawn and it was a cruel and harsh for him to push it off a bridge in tothe lake. The man also felt bad for everyone towards the end of the poem rightbefore he threw the deer and the fawn in the lake. This is also considered awrong thing to do to animals and should be animal cruelty.
Charges should bepressed against you for doing this. I think animals have the same feelings ashumans do. Even they can’t talk they have feeling that are in them.
If somewere too been doing the same thing to the human, than they would think it isrude of them to do that or it would have been cruel. “hunched in pain, noflashlight in the dark, eighty-three” Eighty-Three is the percentage of peoplethat are in pain for something they did in the dark that was wrong. Eightythree percent out of one hundred people. This ratio says a lot about the peoplethat are doing these actions in the world. This ratio should be a lot lowerthan what this is. More than half the people in this world are guilty of thisaction.
This should be against any law in the world. In some scenarios people let their emotion get to theirbehavior or actions. “so I picked up the stone near the ixora bush and hurledit at the windshield of the Vulvo”. Adichie did not want to go visit herbrother that day and no one was listening to what she had to say. Instead herparents only cared about her brother that was locked up in prison by peoplethat were filled with cruelty.
She threw the stone because she wanted attentionand all the attention at the time was on her brother. Her parents were tryingto get her brother out of prison for the wrong actions he had done. She wasalso trying to emphasize that why should we get him out if he was going tostill make the same mistakes he had done before.
Adichie thought that herbrother still haven’t learned his lesson about stealing and doing unethicalactions. “so they told him to take off his clothes and parade the corridor” thepolicemen saying this to the old man says that they don’t have any respect fortheir elders. They never heard what the man had to say. They wanted their ownway. They were so mad and thought it was hilarious to make the man do that.
Thepoliceman arrested the boy’s dad when his son was the one with committing to dothe ridiculous actions. The policeman let their anger get to the best of themand that’s the reason why they were being cruel. If they hadn’t let theirfeelings get to the best of them, then they would have listened to the old manand would have some respect for him. The officers had no right to arrest theold man that had done nothing wrong. They should have gone outside and go findhim. The old man’s son should have been arrested and should have done his timein jail.
A persons pride can conflict with their morals andethics. “why Professor Tendler had come to kill that peasant family”. It isdifficult for a young boy to come out a problem of killing a family or a personbut, it becomes easier through the perspective of the little boy’s eyes. AfterTendler came back from the concentration camp his life every day from that dayon was threatened, and was not a different situation from the little boy’s.
Tendler was imagining the nurse’s plan as a threat and he shot the family as hewould have shot the guard at his concentration camp. “capable of happiness–twenty something tops” Not capable of finding happiness leads to conflict withyour morals and ethics. Everyone’s morals and ethics have at least one thingthat says to be happy. If you do not feel accomplished in what you do, than howcan you be happy? Twenty percent of the world’s population in capable ofhappiness. That number says that people are not happy of what life has to offerthem. Accomplishing something can interfere with someone’s definition of “rightor wrong”.
Hurting someone can make the person bullying or being rude to theperson happy, but it is wrong for that bully to be happy of something that he/shedid wrong. Making good ethical and moral choices leads to happiness. Whypick the sex, and physical characteristics of a child? “Those of the desiredsex are implanted; the others are typically discarded”. The amount of males inthis world have slowly increasing each year. If a citizen only had five kids ofthe same gender, than it would be alright for them to select their kid.
Ibelieve that with selecting our children, than in a couple of thousand years wewill not have a human population on earth. We wouldn’t have people havingoffspring because there is one sex on earth. Cloning is another option. Cloningis when any animal is made asexually. In China of this year, scientists havefound a way to clone monkeys and the first two clones monkeys were bornMid-January. If the child has died, then there is no point for the child to becloned. This a very disappointing concept that shouldn’t be the answer. Another factor is physical appearance.
“..carrying undesired genes, such as those associated with obesity, height, andskin color. Citizens want to have what is called a “perfect child” and whenpeople do say that they do not want their children to have thesecharacteristics, this is the option they look at instead of accepting therechild for who they are. The child can be obese but, a natural way to get rid oftheir obesity is making them exercise and getting to them eat a lot healthier. Morepsychological research should be done on how the human brain works on crueltyin the world and why the rates of so many painful things are being done like inmy above statements. We should as a worldwide community come together andchange these problems that are going in this world.
One day everything will notbe the same of how we see the world today. We will not see happiness anymore,animal cruelty rates will go high, and sex selection will become the “normal”.It is our duty as the citizens of this world to go out and change the world inour respective countries and try to make it a better place. Make the earth ahappier and safer place for humans and animals. If we don’t change thesethings, then the world will be changed forever.