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How does the playwright Brian Clark present the conflict between Ken Harrison and his doctors whose life is it anyway? The play whose life is it anyway by Brian Clark

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GCSE Euthanasia

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How does the playwright Brian Clark present the conflict between Ken Harrison and his doctors whose life is it anyway?

The play whose life is it anyway by Brian Clark was made into a stage play and film. The television play was made in 1972 and the stage plays in 1978. In the play," written by Brian Clarke, the intense argument of committing Voluntary Euthanasia is discussed.

The main point of the play, Ken Harrison, once an imaginative, devoted sculptor, is involved in a terrible car crash. Following a long operation, Ken is paralyzed from the neck down; he is informed that he may never be able to move his body ever again. Brian Clark in a similar way uses different characters to show a different view of Ken's possibilities. Dr. Emerson thinks Ken's life is precious and should be kept at any cost, no matter what Ken's wishes are. Dr. Scott also wants Ken to stay alive but values Ken's opinion and thoughts more than Dr. Emerson, she thinks sympathy a lot. Dr. Travers shows a view on Ken's problem, he sees it the same way as Dr. Emerson, and thinks of it as

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