"Forever" by M6 Theatre Company To gain experience and ideas about theatre productions we must watch several genres and styles of productions. A theatre in Education Company gave a performance of a play called "Forever". Their aim is to provide an experience for children that will be intensely absorbing, challenging, even provocative, and an unrivalled stimulus for further work on the chosen subject in and out of school. The staging used was kept as a few simple boards to create the rooms within the play. The play didn't require more detailed staging as the production was their to raise awareness in a specific area. The simple staging and setting made the message clearer. The narrative of the play was about the life of an unwanted baby and how it felt when it was old enough to understand. The play ends with the unwanted baby who is now a man faced with the same situation a pregnancy in a non-loving relationship. The play was divided in to different times, the protagonist would character change to a baby for the scenes in the past and back to a man when scenes where set in the present. A clever technique was used to make the character changes more obvious. The sound of a bell was heard when the character change happened. The bell could represent a baby's rattle bell. This was significant as the character was changing into a baby. The character change was established by
English 11 Hills Like White Elephants Nico A. The two main characters in the story "Hills Like White Elephants", by Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), are going through a conflict which each character views differently. The conflict at hand is the abortion that the woman is to have. The man sees it as no big deal whilst the woman is terrified of doing something she will have to go through pain for. This story shows the masking of the man's egoism and the efforts of the woman to please her companion in life. The man tries to distract the woman's thoughts by buying her drinks and discussing with her things completely irrelevant to the surgery in order to keep her mind focused in a way in which he can reach his goal, that of not bringing their baby to the world. The man's ignorance towards the girl as a whole is highlighted for the reader when he describes what he thinks the operation is like. "It's really an awfully simple operation...I know you wouldn't mind it...it's really not anything. It's just to let the air in." However, there are more issues at hand here than the physical pain the woman is to undertake for the abortion. It is unfortunate for the woman that the man fails to see that there is far more psychological pain for her to go through. It is, after all, a baby she is requested not to have. It is unknown what the previous plans for this baby might have been.
"Human life is sacred and should be safeguarded regardless of circumstances." Discuss this statement in relation to either abortion or voluntary euthanasia.
"Human life is sacred and should be safeguarded regardless of circumstances." Discuss this statement in relation to either abortion or voluntary euthanasia. It is impossible to discuss the issue of abortion and voluntary euthanasia without taking into consideration the emotional topic," the sanctiy of life." The question of abortion illustrates the different views held for the sacredness of human life. To discuss abortion or even euthanasia, is to discuss the meaning not only of when does life begin or when and how life should be terminated, but the meaning of the precious "thing" we all call life. It is important to discuss, when considering abortion, why human life is so special, and in a religious sense so sacred. The Christian belief in life being a special gift given to humanity by God; to take away that gift is wrong and is supported by scripture. "You shall not kill' "Do not commit murder"1 For God to forbid the killing of any human, clearly illustrates that human life is precious, and should be maintained at all means. Life then is seen as a sacred gift from God. The individual has no power over it, "Then one would conclude that the individual must do everything possible to keep human life in existence.2" Another definition is given, "The sanctity of life is often taken to mean the preservation of life at all costs, so intrinsically valuable is it."3
"Freedom Of Choice Regarding Abortion Benefits No-One" Discuss Although I haven't completely studied in depth the pros and cons of abortion, before going any further I would like to state that I am Pro-Life, my opinion of abortion is that it is immoral and unjust. In Northern Ireland abortion is illegal. In order to have an abortion you must travel to another country where abortion is legal so that it can be carried out. As there are no abortions in Northern Ireland, I have gathered some statistics from mainland Britain where abortions are legal and people from Northern Ireland may travel here to have abortions. In Scotland in 2001 the number of abortions in girls under sixteen was 276, which was 2.3% of the total amount. The amount of abortions carried out on teenagers was 2,987, which was 24.7% of the total amount of abortions. 5747 abortions were carried out on women in their twenties which was 47.7% of the total. The amount carried out on women aged twenty to twenty four was 3439, which was 28.5% of the total amount of abortions carried out. During this essay I hope to pose some questions, for example why do women have abortions and what actually happens, is it all just squeaky-clean doors and floors? I also hope to state the psychological effects of abortion and why this happens. Is there any really good reason to have an abortion? What exactly does Pro-Life and
"God gives life and only God can take it away" Discuss. This statement is probably one of the most talked about and controversial of the millennium.
Emma Partington AO3: "God gives life and only God can take it away" Discuss. This statement is probably one of the most talked about and controversial of the millennium. Many philosophers and professors have studied it and tried to come up with an answer, however in the end it comes down to opinion and faith. In this essay I will try and answer as fully as I can with views for and against. Some say that because God gave life, our lives belong to him, and only he can take them away. However, in the beginning, God let us make our own decisions and use our brain to do things that we see fit. He laid down a set of moral guidelines but whether we follow these should be the decision of the individual not the government, as it is in countries like the Republic of Ireland. It is in places like these where they do not, and according to the law cannot, take into account individual circumstances, such as rape, teenage pregnancy or illness of the mother. For example, in 1982 a pregnant woman in the Republic of Ireland was told she had cancer of the womb. To save her from death the womb would have to be removed, along with the baby. The Irish government would not let the womb be removed, claiming that by the time the cancer killed the woman, the baby would be born. In the end the baby survived but the mother did not. This is a case where the church rules the government, which, in a
Abortion is termination of pregnancy before birth, resulting in, or accompanied by, the death of the fetus.
Abortion is termination of pregnancy before birth, resulting in, or accompanied by, the death of the fetus. Some abortions occur naturally because a fetus does not develop normally or because the mother has an injury or disorder that prevents her from carrying the pregnancy to term. This type of spontaneous abortion is commonly known as a miscarriage. Other abortions are induced-that is, intentionally brought on; because a pregnancy is unwanted or presents a risk to a woman's health. Abortion Methods Induced abortions are performed using one of several methods. The safest and most appropriate method is determined by the age of the fetus, or the length of pregnancy, which is calculated from the beginning of the pregnant woman's last menstrual period. Most pregnancies last an average of 39 to 40 weeks. This period is divided into three stages known as trimesters. The first trimester consists of the first 13 weeks; the second trimester spans weeks 14 to 24, and the third trimester lasts from the 25th week to birth. Abortions in the first trimester of pregnancy are easier and safer to perform while abortions in the second and third trimesters require more complicated procedures and pose greater risks to a woman's health. In the United States, a pregnant woman's risk of death from a first-term abortion is less than 1 in 100,000. The risk increases by about 30 percent with each
Laura Shepherd Abortion Essay Abortion is the removal, or termination of a foetus in the mother's womb. The Abortion Act was introduced in 1967, taking effect in 1968. It says that a woman can have an abortion up to the 24 week gestation period. It also says that a woman can have an abortion if the mother's life is in danger, that is, mental or physical health; if the growing foetus is deformed or if an existing family will suffer as a result of the foetus being born. Two doctors must give their consent before an abortion is allowed to take place. Women who are less than nine weeks pregnant can choose to take the abortion pill. This causes them to have a miscarriage and takes about six hours to work. Most abortions up to twelve weeks are carried out by the removal of the foetus from the mother's womb. This is done by suction and is done under local or general anaesthetic. This procedure takes about ten minutes. Abortions that are carried out later than twelve weeks involve opening the cervix and removing the contents with an instrument. Abortions carried out before twelve weeks of pregnancy are fairly simple operations. After this it becomes more complicated and riskier to women. The abortion pill does not actually involve taking a pill. Drugs are used to cause an early miscarriage. One works by blocking the action of the hormone that makes the lining of the uterus
Abortion Persuasive Essay - against Abortion is a very controversial issue. Ever since people started hearing about abortions people had their own opinions about it. I am pro-life. I think that if you put yourself into the position then you should have to deal with the repercussions. Why should an innocent child have to give their life for two other peoples mistakes? If you are not ready for the responsibility then don't take the risk. I believe that abortion is murder. I think that you are taking life from something that deserves a chance. The second that the sperm meets the egg there is a chance for life and it should be treated as a live child from that point on. On the website www.standupgirl.com someone asked a question: "what about the child with disease that will die a slow death or live his life as a burden to his family?" The webmaster responded with: "Do you believe the new "ethic" should be that we kill the suffering or burdensome? Some of these cases are tragic, some are also inspirational. We cannot assume the responsibility for killing an unborn child simply because the child has not yet been seen in public. The child's place of residence does not change what abortion does - kill a human being." That quote is the very same thing that I believe. It basically says that you do not know the potential of a child. Whether you find out if it has Down syndrome or it
Abortion Position Paper Abortion is one of the most compelling and controversial issues in American culture and politics today. Since its legalization in 1973, abortion has sparked heated rivalries between groups wanting to either restrict or increase access to the procedure. These groups are usually considered either pro-life or pro-choice. Pro-lifers generally contend that abortion is wrong because it kills human life. Those who are pro-choice believe that abortion should remain legal because a woman has the right to control what happens to her body. These same people proclaim that abortion isn't murder because the baby has yet to be born. What they must realize is that this is a living soul they're killing, someone who has the potential to prosper in this world. People can no longer ignore the scientific evidence that life begins at the moment of conception. They must stop denying the facts about the procedure and start hearing the silent screams of unborn children. On January 22, 1973, a pregnant single woman, using the assumed named of Roe, brought an action challenging the constitutionality of the Texas abortion laws. Roe and her lawyer claimed that the laws against abortion were constitutionally vague and infringed upon the rights guaranteed to pregnant women by the U.S. Constitution. The court ruled with a 7-2 majority, voting to strike down the law prohibiting
ABORTION SHOULD BE ILLEGAL No matter what pro-abortion thinkers may say, abortion has never solved any woman's problems. Moreover, abortion pits women against their children by completely ignoring the very real rights of the fetus. Abortion leads directly to a disregard for human life and to the establishment of a culture of violence, breaking peace of society. Abortion increases a women's risk of breast cancer harmful to teenagers. Also abortion is a murder by a selfish choice, irresponsibility of mothers and fathers and to destroy one's ability to love. Nevertheless abortion is immoral. Abortion rights harm society therefore abortion should be illegal. Abortion increases a women's risk of breast cancer harmful to teenagers. Numerous studies show that women who have had abortions have an increased risk for breast cancer, maintains Joel Brind in his viewpoint in Health Magazine issued last week (Brind is a professor of biology and endocrinology at Baruch College of the City University of New York). According to Brind, the 50 percent risk increase revealed by the studies means that women face a higher risk of eventually dying from the effects of an abortion than of dying in childbirth. Researchers and reporters who discount the elevated risk of breast cancer are pawns of the "pro-choice" movement, he contends, whose sole aim is to convince the public that abortion is