Is suicide a viable option for Agent Sliver?

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Is suicide a viable option for Agent Sliver?

Post by cristinaro » 09 Aug 2018, 05:58

A hitman for World, Inc., Agent Sliver hardly remembers his previous self. Once he decides to rescue Kelly and the Shredders, he slowly gets caught into a sweeping tide of emotions and feelings raging from remorse and despair to pure rage and hatred.

In his essay, The Myth of Sysiphus, Albert Camus saw suicide as the “one truly serious philosophical problem.”

Looking back at his years of murders, do you think suicide is a viable, if not the only option for Agent Sliver?
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Post by Fozia-Bajwa » 09 Aug 2018, 06:34

No I don't think so he should not think about suicide because suicide is not a viable option for Silver. Rather he should take stand in front of his responsibilities and should perform his duties by awareness.

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Post by Dusamae » 10 Aug 2018, 08:47

No, suicide is never a viable option. He did commit a lot of murders, with mind control he really was unable to make a different choice until it began to wear off or he true self finally started coming through. There is always tomorrow, and he may be able to make a difference in the lives of others. Without the CEO things may be a little different, or not, but if suicide is the option he will never know what possible changes he has or will make.

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Post by msomigreat » 10 Aug 2018, 14:12

Suicide has never been a viable option for anyone even when someone feels that that might be the only option. what is important is how well one can look for other alternative and better opportunities.
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Post by Muhammad1039 » 11 Aug 2018, 03:27

No matter how, no matter what, no matter why, no matter when and no matter the situation suicide will never be a last option, it is better to wait for an impossible miracle than to commit suicide. 🙅

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Post by Michael Kevin » 12 Aug 2018, 01:51

Suicide should always be the last option because if you have the courage to suicide, you will have that courage to continue your living.

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Post by Tiny_Turtle » 12 Aug 2018, 07:42

SPOILER ALERT: If you haven't read the book yet, you may not want to read my comments. I needed to refer to specifics to justify my conclusion.💕

Suicide is the cowards' way out. Sliver was anything but a coward. He showed that numerous times, like when he saved the Shredders and Kelly. It even took courage to hide that his ship, Franklin, had 'awoken' and become self aware. He especially showed courage when he allowed Shawn Chase to live, for then he wasn't doing something that could be justified by "What they don't know won't hurt 'em."

When he didn't kill Chase he was going against direct indoctrination, not to mention direct orders. The killing had become so deeply ingrained in him, that by not killing he was going against what he believed was the right thing to do, his 'purpose' in life. It takes tremendous courage to go against everything you have been taught to believe is the one and only truth.

So, no, suicide was not a viable option for Sliver. There was no cowardice in him.

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Post by Daniella C » 12 Aug 2018, 09:12

In as much as he's traumatized with he's past life. Nevertheless suicide can never be an option, it's only a coward abandons his or her fears because of guilt. He should rather stand up as man and face his responsibility.

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Post by sam_jennifer_may » 12 Aug 2018, 14:25

I do not believe suicide is a viable option for Agent Silver. Whilst I think it may be his easiest option, as oppose to confronting his past actions and their consequences, I think it is important for people to own up to their mistakes and move on. Overcoming his past will make him a stronger individual. I think he should focus on the positive actions he has done in the present as oppose to the negative actions in the past.

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Post by daydreaming reader » 12 Aug 2018, 20:33

Perhaps Agent Silver would be better off continuing to revolt against the mind control and embracing the freedom to choose his own path. Whether his choice entails making amends for the wrong he has done, or simply being his true self, isn't really important. What is important is that he is passionate about his chosen path, so that when he does die, even if he does not reach his ultimate goal, he can say that he at least tried and succeeded in some areas, when so much was against him.
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Post by ValBookReviews » 12 Aug 2018, 22:54

Considering that Silver was taken from his home and reared up do what he has done, No, suicide is a viable option for him. Although he feels remorse, I don't think that he should take his life.
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Post by Kendra M Parker » 13 Aug 2018, 18:25

No, I don’t think that suicide is truly a viable option for Agent Sliver, and I think that is represented with both the false and true endings for the book. Agent Sliver has far too much atonement to complete before he passes. Despite his feelings for everything, he could not take his own life, knowing that there were things he could legitimately do to provide true justice. Suicide would have simply been a way to escape from his problems rather than fixing them.

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Post by mcfeealexis » 13 Aug 2018, 20:14

I don’t think suicide is a viable option for agent Silver or anyone else but if he believes it is then he is too far gone. When someone thinks that the only way to countine living is to not then at that point we should accept their wishes because living a life they do not want is not the way to live either.

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Post by Kibetious » 14 Aug 2018, 07:11

The fact that he was a murderer in the past does not warrant him to end his own life. I do not support that it was a viable option for him. It would be better if he would have looked for ways to improve other people's lives or protect them just as he saved Kelly.
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Post by Kibetious » 14 Aug 2018, 07:13

Kendra M Parker wrote:
13 Aug 2018, 18:25
No, I don’t think that suicide is truly a viable option for Agent Sliver, and I think that is represented with both the false and true endings for the book. Agent Sliver has far too much atonement to complete before he passes. Despite his feelings for everything, he could not take his own life, knowing that there were things he could legitimately do to provide true justice. Suicide would have simply been a way to escape from his problems rather than fixing them.
This is incredible! Suicide would indeed have led him to escape his problems and not fix them. It is clear enough that suicide indeed would never have been a viable option.
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