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Friday, December 10, 2010

Period 8, Post 13: The Right to Your Body

This week, we've started reading Jodi Picoult's My Sister's Keeper, in which the main character, Anna, files a lawsuit against her parents over her right to her own body.

Is Anna a sympathetic character (i.e., do you feel sorry for her, about what she's going through)? Do you think that she should donate her kidney to her sister? How does your opinion change, knowing the other treatments to which her parents have subjected her? What would you do if you were in her situation? Why?

Your comments will count as a homework assignment for the third marking period.


  1. Leslie Molina
    Well i do feel bad for Anna because she have been passing all of that without even been ask.She should donate her kidney not because she was said to do so if not because she wanted to.If i was Anna i think i would of have done the same thing,because i wouldn't like that someone be doing the same thing that Anna's parents were doing to her and because i would like to give "my sister" a kidney not because they told me to if not because i wanted to.

  2. Juan Arango

    Yeah i fell sorry for her , because she passing thru alot right now, i think she should donate the kidney to her sister if she want to , becase thats her body and no one can tell her what to do with it, if i were anna i would donate the kidney to my sister because shes the only sister that i have i dont want to loose her

  3. it is a very hard situation because if i dont donate the kidney my sister died so
    i'll donate the kidney but after that i will stop providing kate with bone marrow or something like that