“The hungry ‘should not be punished’ for stealing small amounts of food, if they are stealing to feed their family”. Is the statement morally justifiable? Discuss by giving your opinion on the moral conundrum. 10 marks

Mentor’s comment-

  • In the introduction briefly narrate the moral conundrum involved in the situation.
  • In the body discuss first the reasons and the association poverty and hunger, elaborate that if a person is living in poverty they are less likely to have access to advanced education, life skills and job training. Then discuss the ethical issues involved, and whether it is justified for the poor to steal. Present your opinion with suitable justifications.
  • Conclude with fair and balanced opinion.
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Samiksha Tiwari
Samiksha Tiwari
1 year ago