Me Before You Suicide

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The book “Me Before You”, by JoJo Moyes, addresses an issue which seems to be at the forefront of today’s society, the issue of suicide. Before I read this book, I believed that a person should have the right to end their life if they weren't happy with they way they were living it. This book did manage to influence my view and partially change my position because it showed me how much a suicide can affect other people’s lives. While I still believe that people should have the right to do with their life what they want to do with it, now I believe that suicide must have a valid reason behind it. Will Traynor became a quadriplegic after a skiing accident and ever since then he was bound to a wheelchair and a guarded life. Will conveyed in the story that he wasn’t happy with the life he was living, weather it be through the fact of his attempted suicide or his general distaste for life. In this novel I was able to understand and feel where Will is coming from. I wouldn’t doubt that I would feel the same way if I was in the same situation as him. Coming from Will’s point of view, I believe that suicide is just. Before the accident, he was a very active person, he had friends and he loved to be outside. Will knew that he couldn’t live the life he wanted to after he became bounded to a wheelchair. “You only get one life, It’s actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.” (239). After Louisa began to spend time with him, they began to develop feelings for each other. The feeling further complicated Will’s choice, but he had his mind set on what he wanted to do. “I can't be the man I want to be with you. And that means that this - this just becomes...another reminder of what I am not” (324). Will demonstrated throughout the book that he didn’t want to live anymore. Louisa Clark and Will’s parents don’t want Will to kill himself and I can understand that, but I…...

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