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Ethical Issues in film Erin Brockovich - Ethical Issues in film Erin Brockovich There are many ethical issues in the movie Erin Brockovich. This movie is about a mother of three who uncovers a water poisoning case by Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) in southern California. Once it was proved that the company had knowingly dumped hexavalent chromium into the ground water, the utility company was found liable for a $330 million dollar verdict. Erin has the responsibility to feed and educate her three children and she has a general distrust of people....   [tags: Ethics Movie Movie Erin Borckovich Essays] 1531 words
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Biography and Legacy of Erin Gruwell - Education is a massive part of the world today and it is important every student is able to reach their fullest potential. Erin Gruwell, born in southern California on August 15, 1969, roves to be a symbol of hope and change as she forever changed the lives of her troubled high school students at Woodrow Wilson High School who were “written off by the education system”(Rea,2012) by allowing them a voice and instilling infinite potential in every student. Long before Gruwell became a teacher she aspired to be a lawyer....   [tags: Education, Troubled High School Students ]
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Ethical Errors in Erin Brokovich - ... Obviously the law firm knew this but carried on anyways. It is even worse when she is fired but then hired back because of the papers that she has regarding the contamination by PG&E. This is bribery and a form of corruption which is easily unethical under any definition. Getting the job in the first case, by making the lawyer feel bad for losing the case, is unethical by making him feel trapped and forces to give her a job. Luckily for them though, this error is overshadowed by the action of Pacific Gas and Electric....   [tags: chemicals, corruption, court]
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Ethical Issues in the Film Erin Brockovich - ... The effects on the human body were devastating, the worst being cancer which afflicted many of the residents. PG&Es process of decision making was a downward spiral which led to a cover up and bribery. PG&E realized that in order to keep their operation from getting negative attention they would have to cover medical expenses for some of the residents. This cohort action between the company and the doctors proves that greed and wealth superseded ethical decisions by PG&E. “The Principle of Distributive Justice states that you should not take an action that harms the least fortunate among us....   [tags: movie analysis] 904 words
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Ethical Issues in Film Erin Brockovich - ... There are several ethical issues both personal and professional in this movie. The first ethical issue that comes up in the movie is when Erin asks if she could investigate the case further and Mr. Masry tells her to go ahead. He should not have given her the authority to investigate since she is not a lawyer and has no legal experience. Throughout the movie Erin was practicing law illegally and Mr. Masry was aware of that. It would be cheaper for PG&E to dispose of the chemicals illegally since the company officials were more concerned with the profits than about people's lives....   [tags: investigate, chemicals, law]
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The Freedom Writers’ Diary by Erin Gruwell - Freedom Writers is a Hollywood film based on the book “The Freedom Writers’ Diary” by Erin Gruwell. The movie begins showing the 1992 race riots resulting from the beating of Rodney King. This sets the scene for the racial tension present in Long Beach, California. This racial tension has touched the lives of every student assigned to Mrs. Gruwell’s freshman English class. In order to give the students an opportunity to open up about their individual thoughts and experiences, Erin buys composition books and encourages her students to write each day....   [tags: precious knowledge, dreams, sucess]
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My Sister Erin - ... When it comes to academics we also differ greatly. She was never really good at English and spelling, while English has been one of my best classes. We both excel in math, as matter of fact she is going to become and accountant, but I’m going to become a veterinarian. From French to Spanish I did okay in French while she did okay in Spanish. When we were younger still living at my grandmas I remember teasing each other all the time. My cousin and I would chase my sister through the house with a fake fox because she was and actually still is, scared to death of it....   [tags: family mentor] 519 words
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Field Experience Working with Erin Stewart - ... Quite often, I was able to sway potential voters on both sides of the aisle to consider team Stewart, in its entirety, as their chosen candidates. As I applied myself and showed my dedication to the cause, I discovered how a politician should articulate and prepare for an election, how democratically, giving every person a say can be quintessential to providing a first impression, and how to motivate and instruct one’s volunteers. In juxtaposition, these three lessons are indubitably inextricably linked providing me with the fundamental principles of real world campaigning, while successfully preparing me with the looked-for competence and adroitness needed precisely to understand how po...   [tags: election, volunteers, politician] 526 words
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Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus - “ A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world” −Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde’s words illustrate that a dreamer sees the world in a softened light, rather than the bright, blinding light of the sun, but at the same time the dreamer is blinded from what is truly in front of them and is punished when he is confronted with the harshness of reality. In Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, two illusionist set into motion a competition to prove whose teaching tactics are better between the two of them....   [tags: ] 669 words
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An Analysis of the Opening of Erin Brockovich - An Analysis of the Opening of Erin Brockovich Erin Brockovich is a film based on the true story of a poor single mother who becomes a lawyer. The film is basically a comedy drama, although not laugh out loud funny, just ironically funny. Steven Soderbergh directs it, and it is his 12th film after his hugely successful film 'Traffic'. The first scene is in some sort of doctor's office; she is applying for a job. The first thing I noticed when watching this is the position of the camera, it is almost a point of view shot of Erin, slightly offset of the doctor, but none the less she is slightly below the camera, and we are very close up....   [tags: Papers] 1010 words
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Erin Matthews Stalked by Michael David Barrett - 2. Celebrity case – Erin Andrews a. Erin Matthews was stalked by Michael David Barrett in 2008. Barrett followed Andrews to hotels in Nashville, Tennessee and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he proceeded to tape a nude Matthews via the hotel room peepholes, which he enlarged. A few months later Barrett posted one of the videos and it proceeded to go viral, bringing it to the attention of Matthews, who then filed a case with the authorities. Barrett was arrested on October of 2009 for interstate stalking by the FBI....   [tags: stalking, celebrity, lawsuit]
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Film Review- Norma Rae, Erin Brockovich, Silkwood - Film Review- Norma Rae, Erin Brockovich, Silkwood In today's society, business ethics and morals play a crucial role in corporations. Over the last decade, consumers have become more aware of the exploitation, greed, and environmental destruction by corporations. In the movies Norma Rae, Erin Brockovich, and Silkwood, the viewers are able to comprehend the impacts business decision-making could have on communities and their employee's families. In many of these corporate cases, there is a David, an average person, taking on an industry and winning....   [tags: Film Review]
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My Internship at the Erin Stewart Campaign for Mayor - During the several weeks I volunteered my time as an intern for the campaign of presently elected mayor Erin Stewart, I was not only thrilled to shadow her throughout various political fundraisers, I was indeed excited to help with so many forms of community outreach as well. As I conducted my work, making a plethora of phone calls and delivering campaign signs, I was able to learn many of the assumptions people had about my candidate. Usually, once a conversation would begin and I was beleaguered with questions regarding Stewart, I ended up having to explain in loquacious discourse of why Stewart, if elected, was the panacea for New Britain’s financial woes....   [tags: personal reflection and experience] 541 words
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Erin Brockavich - At the opening of the film we see Erin struggling: as a single mother, as a human being with potential, courage and individuality, and as a sexual being as well. Erin is a St. Joan of the white underclass, a Green Guerrilla, Mother Jones and Madonna all rolled into one. Unlike the image of second wave feminism which distanced itself from any robust sexuality it felt to be reductive at best or degrading at worst, Brockovich's iconic status is post-"third wave" feminist, that is, eroticized, as it borrows heavily from underground Grrrl culture, aware of being both a body and a mind, and utilizing both to their fullest....   [tags: Movies Film] 1177 words
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Erin Brockovich - Erin Brockovich Erin Brockovich, directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Susannah Grant, is based on the true story surrounding the film's protagonist. Erin Brockovich (Julia Roberts) personifies a young and energetic, unemployed single mother who has neither money nor education to back up her unshakable principles and her determination to support her family. It is a film in which there is a very strong feeling of two scenarios; these being the notorious 'American Dream' so often utilised by American film makers, and a 'David and Goliath' feel which would magnetise virtually all of the 'Blue Collar' public in America....   [tags: Papers] 631 words
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Erin's Causal Argument - Erin's Causal Argument "Nothing meant more to people who went West in the 1840's and 1850's than mail from home." - National Park Service Pony Express Historic Trail Brochure People moved West for many reasons: the prospect of a new beginning, free land, even Gold. Leaving family behind was a hardship that many settlers dealt with. And at this time, the only way to communicate with those left behind was to write letters. Moving was, and still is, a very traumatic process. Picking up and moving everything you own and leaving behind everything familiar – it was a very trying experience....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Bitter Sweet Symphony by Erin Flannery - Bitter Sweet Symphony by Erin Flannery True, it was a hard decision when I was decided which of my classmatesí papers to choose as ìthe one.î I considered a question when trying to decide. I asked myself, ìWhat purpose this time capsule will serve?î My answer told me that the song inside this time capsule must be one that can still teach a message while telling the future generation something about our time. I believe the culmination to this answer was found in Erin Flanneryís ìBitter Sweet Symphony.î The title is fairly self-explanatory when it refers to the word bittersweet....   [tags: Music Creative Writing Flannery Essays]
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It Happened on the Lewis and Clark Expedition - ... As Erin Turner was born well after the Lewis and Clark escapade, this means she is recanting the story based on writings and historical journals. Because of this information gap, at times the reader feels somewhat lost in her words. One of the main goals on the expedition by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark was to map out the western territory they would be traveling through. In the journals of Clark and Lewis, maps were abundant. These maps identified Indian settlements, mountain ranges, rivers, and anything in between....   [tags: Erin H. Turner's book] 726 words
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Women in a Man’s World: Why it’s Hard for Women to Get Ahead in Sportscasting - In February, the third annual Status of Women in the U.S. Media report came out which showed women being vast underrepresented in media making up around 40.3% (only 36.3% for 2013 in newsrooms) of the workforce being women. When they tallied up how many women were staffed at both television and print journalism organizations who were hired as sports journalist, the number falls drastically to a mere 14.6% (Women’s Media Center). These numbers are troubling, because although they are most likely more than there were 20 years ago, the percentage is lower than 15%....   [tags: Robin Roberts, Erin Andrews]
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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë - “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek to find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” - Jalalad-din-Rumi The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, both show two people that are fated to meet within forbidden circumstances that should have prevented them from being together but causes them to push against the destiny laid out. Night Circus by Morgenstern shows the main characters, Celia Bowen and Marco Alisdair, slowly develop feelings for each other, as they learn the true ending of their story....   [tags: the night circus, morgestern, eyre]
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Justifying Evil for Good is Cruel - There are many forms of cruelty. One form that many can relate to is bullying. Whether having been bullied or been the one bullying others, those cruel memories can forever be imprinted on one’s heart. In “White Lies,” Erin Murphy, expresses that although bullying is wrong, trying to justify bad deeds for good is equally cruel. Using rhetorical and tonal elements, Murphy stirs emotions with pathos, “perhapsing” with logos, and vivid images with diction. Murphy expresses how justifying bad deeds for good is cruel by first stirring the reader’s emotions on the topic of bullying with pathos....   [tags: White Lies, Erin Murphy, Bullying]
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Erin Schmitt, in the story about Mr. Hertli and Her Point of View Regarding the Elderly - Introduction There is no doubt as to the existence of a special relationship between the young and the old in society. In traditional cultures, the old provided the yardstick on how to go about living. Essentially, this meant that as a matter of fact, the older generation was undeniably a source of wisdom and immense knowledge to the young. The young, on the other hand, were of physical importance to the old. They served to preserve the dignity of the aging in society by offering to conduct special chores and errands for them....   [tags: Society, Youth] 555 words
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Freedom Writers by Erin Gruwell - ... Gender roles should be eliminated. Self expression should be limitless." That quote should be spread to every man and woman because in this day and age we need equality, not just based on our gender. But rather in other things such as race/ethnic background, religion, sexual orientation, and etc. Another thing is items and clothing and what’s “acceptable” for females. For example, there was a woman flying from Las Vegas and she was confronted by an airline employee for showing too much cleavage....   [tags: diary entry relating to my life] 609 words
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Book Review: A women Doing Life - A women doing life is a book that talks openly about women in prison. The author of the book who is also an inmate is known as Erin George. She explains vividly about women life in prison and what she was going through as an inmate. The book also gives other stories about other female inmates. The book presents a realistic of what women goes through on daily basis in prison. The issues addressed are both physical and psychological challenges. She talks on behalf of those women facing challenges on daily basis in prison....   [tags: erin george, female inmates, prison life]
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Erin Gruwell's Teaching Methods - ... Gruwell took two extra jobs to raise money for buying novels to the students. 2. As a leader, Ms. Gruwell earns the trust and respect of her students through being courageous and persevering. She took a courageous stand to break the ties between the races and help them understand that they are all equal, regardless of where they come from. Additionally, Ms. Gruwell perseveringly stuck to keeping her job and stuck to helping her students, despite all the negative criticism she received from others....   [tags: notorious and influential American teachers] 595 words
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Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookies by Erin Dionne - ... There is a mean girl named Lively Carson who goes to there school and tries to steal Sandra from Celeste by bribing her with Sandra’s crush, Robbie Flan.(pg.47) Clueless Sandra goes for it. She leaves Celeste at a lunch table by herself and there two other friends Millie and Katy. In the end Sandra and Celeste aren’t really friends anymore. (pg.216) Celeste decides to do the pagent and meets a bunch of new friends and agents: Gail, Violet, Ashley, Sascha, and Christian (pg. 218- end). Some other characters in this book are Ben (celestes little brother pg.19), Celeste’s dad (pg.19), Paul (her cousin pg.76), and her uncle Chuck (pg.75)....   [tags: literary analysis] 618 words
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True Strength and Courage Are Gained through Hardships and Experiences - ... Ronald managed to do this and was still able to move on with his life after the whole incident. All it took to turn his whole life around for the worse was just a simple point of a finger (39-40). Most people would lose their patience or just give up trying to prove their innocence, not Ronald Cotton. Ronald kept trying to find ways to prove that he is innocent; like asking to take the DNA test to prove his virtue. Eleven years of jail is not easy, Ronald had to deal with a lot of things like getting into fights with other inmates and being transferred to different facilities (162)....   [tags: Picking Cotton by Erin Torneo] 712 words
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Brief Summary of Lilith's Brood by Erin Hunter, Octavia E. Butler - ... She made her decisions and she thought out the consequences, but she did what she felt was the right thing to do in order for the planet to hold life again. Piercy presents the utopia of Mattapoisett in a feminist light. The stereotypical roles of women does not exist anymore and men and women are equal. ’‘She hated them, the bland bottleborn monsters of the future, born without pain, multi-coloured like a litter of puppies without the stigmata of race and sex’’ (p 106, Piercy). Connie doesn’t like the discovery of the breeding lab....   [tags: oankali, humans, racism, women] 552 words
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Analysis of Freedom Writers - Freedom Writers- Theme Essay: The film Freedom Writers directed by Richard La Gravenese is an American film based on the story of a dedicated and idealistic teacher named Erin Gruwell, who inspires and teaches her class of belligerent students that there is hope for a life outside gang violence and death. Through unconventional teaching methods and devotion, Erin eventually teaches her pupils to appreciate and desire a proper education. The film itself inquiries into several concepts regarding significant and polemical matters, such as: acceptance, racial conflict, bravery, trust and respect....   [tags: Film Analysis, Social Issues, Character Analysis] 1461 words
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Trust in Freedom Writers and Stand and Deliver - Both Erin Gruwell in Freedom Writers and Jamie Esclante in Stand and Deliver faced students stuck in low-income backgrounds and neighborhoods of crime. Despite the low achievement of these students, both teachers were able to foster a mastery of a subject to their students. Even though the subjects of English and math are extremely different, one method united both teachers and allowed them to teach their students effectively— trust. Erin and Jamie were successful because of the trust they put in their students....   [tags: Character Analysis] 1156 words
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The Pain on Children of Losing Both of their Parents - ... In order for that to happen friends and family have to get down on their level and show sympathy and compassion in a way that they understand. Children may run away, crawl into a shell or show that they need open arms and acceptance. Whether it is an infant or a teenager experiencing this loss, pain is always there and in older children it needs to be made aware of so that there is not any further harm done to that person physically or emotionally. The night of October 23rd, 1983 was a night Erin Vincent will never forget....   [tags: foster care, orphan, parent loss] 648 words
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Reckless Acts of Bravery in The Snake Charmer by Jamie James and Safe Haven - ... The story of a sea rescue is portrayed as “heroic” and “an outstanding contribution to search and rescue” (Margaret, Linley). While off duty, a local officer assisted a boy back to shore after having been caught in a rip tide. His actions were valiant, as were the boy’s father, who died while trying to save his son. John Riggs risked not only his body and health, but his also his life, in order to save his family. Nearing a July evening dusk, a massive, unexpected storm rolled into the Chesapeake Bay, taking a turn for the worse for everyone aboard Riggs boat....   [tags: crazy, rescue, abuse] 692 words
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Do Ethical Objectives Affect the Future of an Organization? - ... Sometimes people in organizations undertake certain roles illegally as they are neither certified nor trained for this role. “Throughout the movie Erin was practicing law illegally and Mr. Masry was aware of that.” Since Erin was working as a secretary in the law firm, she had no right to do an investigation beyond her position. She, however, persuaded her manager to let her examine cases of people affected by hexavalent chromium infiltrated in the water as a result of PG&E’s plant in the town of Hinkley....   [tags: business, environment, bribery]
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Films reedom Writers and To Sir with Love Show the Meaning of Education - ... Each group does not accept each other because of skin colour and their ethnic backgrounds. They all have different types of characteristics. If one is seen in another’s territory it causes a battle and tension. In the beginning no one gives out any emotions to Erin due to the fact that she is white and she lives a perfect life. Halfway into the film, the students started to like Erin because she mentioned about the Holocaust which touched them. The students realised that what they were doing was not something new to the world, it had already occurred before....   [tags: teach, school, learn]
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Case Study Analysis: Issues Around Abortion - In America, one million teenagers get pregnant every year (National Abortion Federation, 2003). Of these pregnancies, 78% are unplanned because these teenagers start having sex at a very young age and are unaware of ways to prevent pregnancies. Thirty five percent of the pregnant teenagers chose to abort, as they fear that the consequences of the pregnancy might cause significant effects to their lives. The problems that come with teenage pregnancies include dropping out of school, receiving inadequate prenatal care, developing health problems, relying on public assistance to raise a child, and probably divorcing their partners....   [tags: Teen Pregnancy, Healthcare Ethics]
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Freedom Writers - A Message of Hope - 2007 drama film, Freedom Writers, directed and written by Richard LaGravenese (whose previous screenplays include The Fisher King and The Bridges of Madison County) starring Hilary Swank, Scott Glenn, Imelda Staunton and Patrick Dempsey. It is based on the book The Freedom Writers Diary by Erin Gruwell (teacher by profession) who wrote the story based on Woodrow Wilson Classical High School in Long Beach, California. Hilary Swank stars in this enthralling movie of ghetto kids raised on street corners, underprivileged boys and girls who use drugs, have served time in prison, and are very angry about living in a war zone where people are killed regularly on the streets....   [tags: Film Review] 850 words
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Racial Conflicts - What is race and ethnicity. Can racial conflicts be eliminated by education. Can there be a time where one’s colour or background did not matter. Every modern day society faces racial conflicts. Humans are equal, whether they are white or black, etc. Hatred among different racial groups is common in out modern day society. Ignorance of the equality of every human causes racism. Humans need laws to follow and the lack of these laws cause conflict between humans. Erin Gruwell was optimistic about teaching a class of so many different backgrounds but it was much more challenging to get through to such angry teenagers....   [tags: Race] 1142 words
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Gen and Kelly: A Letter to My Best Friend - ... I remember waiting for Mr. Nolan to call my name, desperately hoping my new table mate wouldn’t make fun of me. I get seated to a girl named Erin Kruger. She was never very loud in class, but every so often you would see her talking to her neighbor. All I could think about was how I could impress this girl who looked like she had just about everything going for her. I envied her immediately. She wore this teal eyeliner that I wished I could wear, and she had straightened hair- another thing my mom wouldn’t let me do....   [tags: a thank you note to my friend] 805 words
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My Goals as a Teacher: Changing Student's Lives - “To teach is to touch lives forever.” Erin Gruwell is an inspirational teacher that set an example of how a teacher should teach. She put her students first. So often teachers get so caught up in the standards and TEKS that the reason they became teachers in the first place is forgotten. The reason people go into teaching is because they have a passion for children and the reason teachers succeed is because they never forget that passion. In an individual life according to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs the ultimate accomplishment is self-actualization....   [tags: Education, teaching] 734 words
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The Powerful Messages Delivered in The Freedom Writers - ... Being judgmental the students immediately hated her because she was white. Teenagers in Long Beach California were taught by their ancestors that it was their destiny to become gang members with their respective race. They believe they had to continue the fight that their ancestors started. Freedom Writers first portrays teenagers as students who do not know anything but how to survive on the street. They felt that war had been declared and they were killing each other over race, pride, territory and respect....   [tags: racism, compassion, education] 900 words
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The Difference Between Legalizing and Decimalizing Prostitution - When looking at legalized prostitution you see safer and healthier women, and shouldn’t that always be the point of everything we do. To answer this question it is important that you understand what prostitution is. As defined by the Merriam –Webster dictionary prostitution is “the act of having sex in exchange for money”. In most of the United States prostitutes or sex workers work on the streets, shady alleys or what some would refer to as “crack houses”. Prostitution is sometimes referred to as the longest standing profession, and what is very clear is that it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon....   [tags: legalizing prostitution, sex workers]
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My Best Friend is Dead - My Best Friend is Dead My best friend and I were together all the time, doing nothing without the other. But one day I realized that somewhere along the road somebody failed her, and every day I cannot help but wonder if it might have been me. Everything she went through, I was there for her, but I guess some things are too hard for even friendship. Not a day goes by that I don't remember. How could I ever forget. I'm sharing this story for the first time since it happened. The last time we had no worries, well, that were apparent, was on August 20 of '97....   [tags: Friendship Essay] 592 words
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Cases of Vampires - When people think of paranormal activity, they usually think of ghosts, and the movies, “Paranormal Activity 1-4.” Paranormal activity has a lot to do with events that cannot be justified by scientists and researchers and also cannot be proved. Paranormal activity also has a lot to do with dark activity, and mythical activities. Spiritual beings, ghosts, and cryptids are three common sightings when referring to paranormal activity. Many people and families across the globe have told others their stories where they have been involved in some type of paranormal activity....   [tags: Lilith, paranormal activity, parapsychology]
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Hollywood: What is the Role of Women in Films - American film has always had female role models present within them. They have not had the title of “hero”, but they have always been role models. Women have been depicted as strong willed and minded characters since the early 1970s. The women that will spoke about in this argument will prove that women have been “heroes” all along they have just never had that title till now. Women have been saving lives, men, and worlds for decades. Women of film have never been considered heroes due to the meaning of a hero....   [tags: american films, hero, hollywood]
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Free Personal Narratives: Changing Roommates - Changing Roommates Choosing to leave the comforts of your family and home to go away to college is a life-changing decision. The roommate you get matched up with can make or break your experience. The girl I was matched up with changed my life considerably in a way I didn't like, so I moved out. Moving was the best choice I could have made. The first sight of my new dorm room was not at all what I expected. There were boxes and papers everywhere. Out from behind a tower of boxes emerged the girl I knew I would be living with for the next few months....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 630 words
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A Brief Look at Richard LaGrevenese - ... In 1995, LaGravenese gained additional acclaim with his screenplays for his popular adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's A Little Princess. Set during World War I, this film focuses on a young girl who is demoted to a life of servitude in a New York City boarding school by the headmistress after receiving news that her father was killed in combat. Loosely based upon the novel A Little Princess, this adaptation was heavily influenced by the1939 cinematic version and takes creative liberties with the original story....   [tags: successful American screenwriters] 838 words
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Mama’s Gone - Mama’s Gone She had been sick for a year, at least. The reason for her illness went undiagnosed, that is, until three days before she went away. A doctor finally said, “Osteoarthritis-- it’s treatable.” We blew a sigh of relief. Three days later relief was nullified-- forever. I discovered my mother gone, and her leaving left a hole in my life, heart, and soul. Saturday, July 25, 1998, started out with a drive to Eckerd Drug across the city of Norman to pick up more prescriptions for my mother, who had been throwing up and suffering from diarrhea all night long....   [tags: Personal Narrative Death Dying Family Essays] 1209 words
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Track State Championship - Track State Championship The pit of my stomach felt as if it was being eaten away by gnawing insects inside. It wasn't just the ordinary butterflies but evil-biting insects. I was standing impatiently on the track quickly sliding further toward the inside as the incoming runner completed her handoff. Screaming encouragements, I waited for Rachel to make her way down the last stretch. We successfully completed our exchange of the baton and I was off. We arrived at Dutch Clark Stadium in Pueblo, Colorado our normal two hours early on a dark, rainy Friday morning....   [tags: Memoir Essays] 1261 words
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Those Backwards Neo-Classicalists - Those Backwards Neo-Classicalists One of the principal themes of our class was that Neo-Classicalism is wrong, not only wrong but backward. It seemed that everywhere we turned we found one example after another that supported this conclusion. In a nutshell Neo-Classicalists believe that Capitalism is completely fair and that in a Capitalist system one can never be cheated. This erroneous theory extends even into the environment and pollution. The movie "Erin Brockovich" does a wonderful job of illustrating just how wrong the Neo-Classicalists are when it comes to this particular subject....   [tags: Neo-Classicalism Capitalism Capitalist Essays] 1077 words
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