scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,094
Suppose that your mother is 80 years old and cannot perform simple tasks that are necessary for day to day life She is not capable of preparing food going to the bathroom unassisted or even walking up the stairs She lives her days out in a nursing home where she attended to by nurses and staff members - rarely hearing from her own family You on the other hand are in the prime of your life With a wife and kids and a career that is flying what more could you ask for As the years have gone by you have had less and less time to call her let alone visit her in Florida After all youre busy with your family friends and job in New York a trip to Florida would mean taking at least a few days off from work even a week Who has time for that Well according to Christina Hoff Sommers You had better make the time In her essay Filial Morality Sommers deals with the idea that children hold certain obligations towards their parents In the beginning of her essay she states In what follows I shall be arguing for a strong notion of filial obligation and more generally I shall be making a case for the special moral obligation Sommers 739 She then gives three examples in which the parents or parental figure have grown old and are neglected by the children Much like the hypothetical situation explained in the first paragraph of this essay it is what seems to be censurable failure on the part of adult children to respect their parents or nurturers 739 After being there for every fall cut bruise or sprain these parents were all left to fend for themselves in their old age None of these children felt an obligation or a sense of duty to give back the same kind of care for their own parents That is not
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA