OLan, Wang Lung After reading the excerpt about the mother killing her child after she gave birth to him, I have slightly mixed feelings from it but...
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é O—Lan, Wang Lung After reading the excerpt about the mother killing her
child after she gave birth to him, I have slightly mixed
feelings from it but I do know where I stand on it which I
will mention soon. However, I believe Kant would not do
much in terms of solving this dilemma. Because of his
views that an action is considered moral based on the
motive behind the action rather than the actual outcome of
that action makes me believe that he would not prosecute
O-lan or Wang Lung because they ultimately did it
because they didn't want the kid to starve to death or die
of malnutrition. He would probably think that those
actions can easily be justified because O-lan didn't just
kill the baby to kill it, she figured the kid was going to die
either way so why make her suffer. On the other hand, I
think Bentham and Mill would view this situation a bit
differently than Kant. Bentham and Mill were behind
Utilitarianism which basically means that actions are
moral if it is useful or beneficial for others. The reason I
think they would view this dilemma differently than Kant
is because they believed that pain produces misery and
evil. Technically the child wouldn't have experienced too
much pain cause she was just born and O-lan killed her
right away but they would view it as painfiJl and unjust.
They believed that people should pursue actions that bring happiness and pleasure. Based on their beliefs, I
think they would have wanted these people to be
prosecuted for killing their child. I see this situation as
being immoral and unjust because I am pro life. I do
understand that O-lan did it because she thought the kid
would die anyway but I believe taking someones life
away from them is wrong no matter what the
circumstances are. Yes they were experiencing starvation
and malnutrition and the baby most likely wasn't going to
be very healthy but I think they should have kept the child
and done what they could for her. Ultimately it was their
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and done what they could for her. Ultimately it was their
choice and I don‘t know if they could have been
prosecuted for that at the time. My View on this dilemma
sides towards Bentham and Mill's views because I agree
that actions should be considered moral if they benefit
everyone and producing pain is evil and wrong. I think
the actions made by O-lan and Wang Lung were unjust
and immoral.

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