Saturday, March 26, 2016
Slavery Worse Than Death
I kind of understand where Sethe was coming from when she killed her children, but I have to argue the other point for the sake of this blog post. Sethe was trying to save her children from slavery by killing them, believing that slavery was far worse than death. However, I don't think it is right that she got to decide the fates of her children for them. A lot of times parents will do what they think is "best" for their children, not realizing that what is "best" is, in fact, not the best. I recognize the fact that parents have more life experience and know more than their children and should make some cautionary decisions to protect their children...but I think the children are entitled to a certain amount of independence like their own life and death, a right that the parent should not be able to take away.