In the movie Philadelphia a lawyer named Joe miller takes a heroic journey. His journey is taking a case dealing with an Aids patience that is working in a distinguished law firm . Andrew Beckon is wrongfully accused of losing an important document regarding an important cort case. To make the call of this hero more interesting, he has a personal problem with homosexual behaver . Also , he has to deal with society ‘s mindset on gays.
Dir. Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski. Perf. Gina Gershon, Jennifer Tilly, and Joe Pantoliano. Gramercy Pictures, 1996.
He emphasizes the shame he once felt for being gay and how that shame has framed him into the person he has become. For David Sedaris, growing up was not the typical fun and excitement as it was for other teenagers his age. Sedaris battled a secret that was looked down upon by all of society as well as the world around him. A secret that left him feeling shameful about his everyday life and constantly wishing he could do something, anything, to change it. Within his short story, Sedaris gives us many examples of the shame he felt because of his sexuality.
I asked him questions about how long he’s kept this secret to himself, if he suffered from bullying, did this affect your family members, and do you ever want to get married some day. His answers shocked me. He realized that he was gay in the sixth grade and he did suffer from bullying. He had people calling him cruel names and of course he denied it because he didn’t want words come into action. I e... ... middle of paper ... ... an outsider.
However, due to the different sexual orientations of the two partners, problems often occur, causing emotional harm to"closet gays," their partners, and their children (Harbinger 683). If gay marriage were legal, homosexuality would be legitimate. Thus, the number of "closet gays" would decrease, as acceptance of their sexual orientation increases. In short, society would be spared a lot of trouble--the breakup of a family or dissatisfaction with one's life, especially of the homosexual partner, as she or he tries to comply with society's standards. Same-sex marriage is just in that it provides gay couples with the same rights as heterosexual couples.