The subject of suffering has been a discussion of debate among numerous philosophers for many decades. In the article, “The Singer Solution to World Poverty,” Peter Singer forms two theoretical scenarios to encourage readers to consider their obligations in aiding children in need; in the poem “Musee des Beaux Arts,” by W.H. Auden, employs the use of two paintings to illustrate the indifference of humanity to individual suffering. At first, readers will say that both pieces are noticeably different in terms of selflessness, but a thorough inspection of both works uncovers a misleading truth that imply controversial opinions on the issue. The usage of imaginary incidents in both writings contain problems of distortion of actuality. The inaccurate evidence will likely trigger readers to be inclined to reach deceptive assumptions in regards to the author's proposed solutions.
First, in “The Singer Solution to World Poverty,” Singer deceives actuality when he generates two events in which an individual is faced with an ethical dilemma whether to save a child or sacrifice his or her luxuries. In the second scenario offered by Singer, Bob faces the choice of either turning the switch on the railroad to save a child or letting the train destroy his life savings, a Bugatti. Furthermore, people will condemn Bob for not freeing the child. Though, Singer argues as there is no distinct line amongst the situation and the real-life issue of donating money to children in need, wealthy