The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

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What are some suggestions for writing a causal argument essay on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot? 

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Your original question said "casual," but I am assuming you meant "causal." A causal argument essay is one in which you will take a position about something with which some people would not agree, or at least something which has more than one side.

In the case of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, there are many possibilities. While the book is designed to be informative, the story is full of ethical and moral issues which are up for debate. The primary one, of course, is whether the doctor had the right to take Henrietta's cells tissue without her permission. The only document she signed was this one:

[Henrietta] signed a form with the words operation permit at the top of the page. It said:

I hereby give consent to the staff of The Johns Hopkins Hospital to perform any operative procedures and under any anaesthetic either local or general that they may...

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Here is an article that will help you write the essay. Also, for the content, check out the enotes.com study guide!

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