Sophie’s Choice A while ago a movie was produced called Sophie’s Choice. It was a long time ago so excuse me if my rendition is incorrrect. I am using it as a medium to pose a vexatious ethical dilemma. It is the ethics not the film I wish to be discussed. It was set during the second world war and Sophie was a Jewish mother of two young children being sent with her children to a concentration camp. She as with most Jewish captives had very little knowledge of what the German soldiers had in mind. (The Choice) The train she was travelling in arrived at their destination. She and her children disembarked and were confronted by a German officer. The German Officer said to Sophie: Only one of your children can Live. The other child will be executed. He asked her to decide: Which child should live and which child should die? If you fail to choose she is told, both children will be executed. She made a decision and had to live with the consequences for the rest of her life. What choice would you make if you had to choose between both of your children? Would you make a choice or would let the tormentor be responsible. This question of choice I feel is a very important example of responsibility. And often the issue of “Sophie’s Choice” comes to mind. How would you approach this difficulty? In light of such a tragic and sadistic situation how would you respond? And just to make the dilemma complete you have guns trained on you the whole time, you have no ability to do anything but make a choice.