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ETHICS CASE STUDY: Which values are lacking in your family in the above case? Knowing that your son had stolen, what will you do now? Critically discuss.

Topic:Tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections: Values in family

8) Recently your wife’s gold bangle was stolen from your bedroom. Apart from maid who daily works from morning to afternoon, only you, your wife and your 18 year old son live in your home. Your son is a school drop-out and goes to acting and dance classes to fulfill his ambition to become an actor. You suspect him of stealing the bangle, whereas your wife suspects maid even though she has been working in your home for past ten years. In your absence, your wife confronts the maid and accuses her of breaching trust. She asks her to give back the bangle and threatens to file police complaint against her. The maid pleads not guilty and says that she has not stolen anything in last ten years and she would never do such thing despite being very poor. From next day maid stops coming to your home. You find out that, as expected, your son had stolen the bangle to pay fee for a dance class. He had done after you had refused to pay his fees. Knowing this, your wife feels bad about the maid.  She tries to reach the maid, but later learns from another maid that she has left the town with her blind son.

Which values are lacking in your family in the above case? Knowing that your son had stolen, what will you do now? Critically discuss. (200 Words)

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