My Sisters Keeper Personal Opinion Essay

Essay on My Sisters Keeper

926 WordsMar 18th, 20144 Pages

Evelyn Rivas
West Coast University
9 May 2013

My Sister’s Keeper Cloning is a controversial topic to where most people who argue about it, definitely do not agree with each other’s opinions. “My Sister’s Keeper” is a movie where one child, Anna, is conceived solely so her older sister Kate can fight leukemia. Once Anna reaches a certain age, she realizes what has been happening to her and refuses to go through with anything else by suing her mother. Throughout the movie, this situation tears the family apart and members of the family are heartbroken but it ultimately helps decide the outcome of what should happen (Cassavetes, 2009). In the movie “My Sister’s Keeper”, a girl named Kate is…show more content…

Medical paternalism is when people believe they know what is best for others; as in when Kate’s mom believed what she was doing was right regardless of the opinions anyone else had. Her mom was not able to accept the fact that her daughter was dying and did not want to deal with it. Ethical terms that opposed Kate’s mom’s actions are nonmaleficence is doing harm to another while nonconsequential ethics is the rightness or wrongness of an action based on the consequences of the action. Kate’s mom was causing nonmaleficence by putting Anna through all these unnecessary surgeries. During the time, Anna had no idea what was going on and had no say in the things she wanted. Kate’s mom thought that it was ok for her to conceive another child for the good of her first born. Kate’s mom would constantly have Anna as a back up to use in case something went wrong with Kate. Autonomy is when an individual makes his or her own decisions. In the movie, I believe Anna’s rights are most important compared to Kate’s or her moms. In my opinion I believe that Kate and Anna’s mom was completely wrong for what she had done and how she thought nothing was wrong with it. Anna’s life was only created to help her sister survive. From the day Anna was born, tests and procedures began to help keep Kate alive. Anna was of course way too young to understand what was happening to her and why. When Anna reached

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Cloggie Downunder

A perfect ending twist

My Sister’s Keeper is Jodi Picoult’s 11th novel. It centres around Anna Fitzgerald who has retained lawyer Campbell Alexander to sue her parents for the right to her own body. Anna was conceived to provide (initially) cord blood for her older sister Kate who has leukaemia. As she has grown up and as Kate’s disease has progressed, more and more has been demanded of Anna’s body for her sister. The story of what happens is told in several voices: Anna’s, her mother Sara’s, her brother Jesse’s, her father Brian’s, her lawyer Campbell’s, and her guardian ad litem, Julia’s. this is a provocative novel that does not shy away from the issues: conceiving a child to save another; who has rights over a minor’s body; is it possible to love a child too much; is it possible to love all one’s children equally; teenage pyromania. As always, Picoult handles the court scenes with finesse, and the final twist makes for a perfect ending. A great read!


Another great title from Picoult

Jodi Picoult is by far my favorite author, and once again with My Sister’s Keeper she does not disappoint. In this story, Picoult deals with the issue of “savior siblings” and what happens when the created sibling no longer wants to be poked, prodded, and used for spare parts. It deals with the emotional stress that comes with being that “savior” as well as the strain on the family when they no longer want the job.
   I love her style of writing that allows the reader to see the story from every angle. We get into the head of the parents who desperately want their children to live long happy lives, the savior child, the dying child, and the healthy sibling that gets left out. It is amazing to see how the scene unfolds when it is taken in so many ways.
   True to Picoult style is an ending that one would never expect. In this heart-wrenching tale it is impossible to find a solution that would make every character happy, but we read on hoping against hope that it happens anyway. This ending is different than the movie ending made from it, but it leaves the reader with more to reflect upon. You will continue to ponder the intricately woven story long after the story is read and put away.



All I can say is wow. One of my all time favorites. This book touched my heart, I couldn't imagine a better perspective she could have chosen. You can honestly feel the tragedy of this book. It is so difficult to believe Jodi Picoult could have lived in a perfectly stable household all her life when she can reach so deep into the lives of those who haven't.

Melon S. Jeans

Great Book

The story is about a girl with struggles in her family. She wants out of the situation she was born to do; save her sister. It comes down between the mothers with representing herself and the daughter and her lawyer representing for her.

I recommend this book because it is a great read. Has a very controversial issue both with genetically engineered babies and also human rights of children. The main character of the book character of the book fights between herself with what is right and/or wrong. You be the judge once you read the book. I believe this book would be more represented by female readers. A lot of the ideas and theme's of the book stick more towards feminine views.

Joyce Yang

This book was amazing!

I loved this book a lot! I found it one day on my sister's desk and I decided to read it. I loved the way the perspective kept on changing; it let you know different characters' feelings and how they coped with challenges. This book was touching and really made me think about what I would have done if I were the main character, or Sara, mother to a dying child. It really tested my morals and Sara's descriptions of motherhood and having a child with leukemia were really strong and I cried. I'm 13 years old.

Parastoo Neyzari

A Gripping Novel

A stunning read you won't put down until the very end.


Excellent Read! :

This book is for one awesome. It shows the fairness of how people should be treated and in the end what really matters. I would recommend this book for anyone to read!


My sisters keeper

Oh my gosh, this is a beautiful novel written about Anna, a 13 year old girl that decides she no longer wants to be the doner to her sister who has leukemia. She wants to sue her parents for right to her own body.

I recommend this book to all teens and adults who want a moving book. Remember the book is really different from the movie and I for one like the book much, much better.
I loved this book.

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