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Argumentative Essay: A Death With Dignity

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Colm Grove
T. Allison
English 110
4 May 2015
A Death with Dignity "Life is but a dream for the dead", - Gerard Way. There is a set routine that all living things that exist on earth and everywhere else in the known universe must abide by. That in life we are born, we will live, and eventually we will die. Life itself is a miracle in its own sense. None the less, all good things must eventually come to an end. More so, to live means it is inevitable to die. That is the cost of living. However, death is not a stranger to the human race and although many have attempted, none have escaped its grasp. Death is not always quick and painless, nor is it ever suddenly expected. But for the few people who receive a terminal diagnoses, it unfortunately is. Death can then actually become a desired means to a peaceful …show more content…

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