Erin Essays

  • Erin Brockavich

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    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

  • Bitter Sweet Symphony by Erin Flannery

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    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

  • Erin Brockovich

    1216 Words  | 3 Pages

    The movie describes the story of Erin Brockovich who is a struggling single mother who becomes connected to Ed Masry’s law firm because of an unfortunate car accident, and begins working at the law firm out of desperation for an income. As she spends time filing papers as a clerk, she becomes interested in the human nature of the medical cases and persuades Ed Masry to allow her to investigate further. Empathy; the movie is plenty of scenes and situations where Erin Brockovich shows her ability to

  • Erin Brockovich

    631 Words  | 2 Pages

    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

  • The Accomplishments of Erin Brockovich

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    Erin Brockovich is an environmental activist and writer who became well known after she won a 330 million-dollar lawsuit against Pacific Gas and Electric in 1996. In 2000 the film Erin Brockovich came out and made her even more recognized. Erin has made many accomplishments in her life. I think the three key accomplishments in her life are overcoming being a single mother of three, winning the lawsuit against Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and becoming and environmental activist. The first key

  • Analysis Of The Movie Erin Brockovich

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    Summary Of The Movie The movie Erin Brockovich, directed by Steven Soderbergh, is based on a true story, and is an award winning film, starring Julia Roberts (Erin Brockovich), Albert Finney (Ed Masry) and Aaron Eckhart (George). Erin Brockovich is an unemployed single mother of three, who has been looking for a job but does not get accepted, as she is not professional, in terms of image and communication, and does not have the necessary skills. Driving home to fetch her kids from the nanny, she

  • Ethical Errors in Erin Brokovich

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    Erin Brokovich, based on a true story, is a story about an intriguing single mother named Erin whose actions eventually lead to the biggest lawsuit against any corporation in history. Struggling, the ball starts rolling for Erin when she gets into a car accident. Her lawyer thinks she will win in a court case from her accident, but they lose. In compensation for the loss, Erin is given a job at the law firm and begins to dig into a case against Pacific Gas and Electric when she finds out they are

  • An Analysis of the Opening of Erin Brockovich

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    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

  • What Are The Stereotypes In Erin Brockovich

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    Erin Brockovich is a feel good movie based on the true life pursuit of justice for the people of Hinkley, California who were being slowly poisoned by contamination to their water supply caused by Pacific Gas and Electric. The movie focuses mainly on the journey of Erin Brockovich a young, single mother of three who is at a low point in her life. At first, she is rarely respected until she discovers the injustices the people of Hinkley are suffering while searching through a box of old case files

  • Biography and Legacy of Erin Gruwell

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    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

  • Ethical Issues in film Erin Brockovich

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    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

  • The Freedom Writers’ Diary by Erin Gruwell

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    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. Erin Gruwell goes

  • Erin Matthews Stalked by Michael David Barrett

    708 Words  | 2 Pages

    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

  • The Four Types Of Chromium In The Film Erin Brockovich

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    Nicholas Louis Vauquelin. Since its discovery, scientists uncovered that chromium is available in four common oxidation states meaning there are four types of known chromium including chromium 2, chromium 3, chromium 6 and simple chromium. The film Erin Brockovich explicitly mentions three of the four types of chromium and their impacts on the living environment. The film further goes on to outline the chemistry behind how harmful toxins used by the industry impact the ecosystem and humans directly

  • Erin Brockovich: Ed Masry's Law Firm

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    “Erin Brockovich” is a film that was based on a true story. The movie is based on Erin Brockovich, who is a struggling single mom, with two young kids and an infant; and who is in a desperate need of a job and trying to make ends meet. During the movie, Erin lands a job at the Ed Masry’s Law Firm, the same law firm in which her attorney works at. While working at the Ed Masry’s Law Firm, she becomes interested in investigating further on a real estate case about Donna and Peter Jensen and their involvement

  • My Best Friend is Dead

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    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

  • Essay

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    run of bad luck into another, i was spiraling down into a depression like state. It all started the first week of grade 10. I was walking to math class and i met up with a few of my lunch crew friends. I noticed my friend Ashlea talking to Erin Berring. Erin was an attractive, smart and fashonable girl. I always had a thing for smarties. In school she had straight A's, and was also the leader of the female wrestling team. I felt a little up on myself that day for some reason. I figured there was

  • Mother-daughter Relationships

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    and it may seem as if their mothers are being needed less, but they are needed, just in a different way. When I was beginning to enter adolescence, I wasn’t completely separated from my mother, but I could feel it was beginning to happen. My sister Erin, who is now 21 felt the same way. #“When I was younger, between 14-18 I separated form my mother and it almost felt like I was completely separated from her.” Even though girls may feel like they are farther away from their mothers that they could

  • interview

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    Tuesdays With Morrie For the past day or two I have spent time with my sister, discussing different topics with her about life. I closely observed her feelings and I recorded what she had to say. We talked about regrets- Ever since my sister Erin started school she got excellent grades. She doesn’t really have any regrets. She only regrets some choices she made with her friends. She thinks she could have picked better friends because she doesn’t have any true friends. She also wished that she stayed

  • Free Personal Narratives: Changing Roommates

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    was moving (she lived with three other girls), I jumped at the chance to leave. I packed up and never looked back. Although I didn't know much more than the first name of my new roommate, I knew she had to be better than what I was living with. Erin is the best roommate I could have asked for. She helped me move my stuff in, and didn't mind that it took me two weeks to clean up my mess. Then the fun began. Often we would just hang out in our common room and listen to "music from our past.