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    Disobedience to Authority “A Few Good Men”, directed by Rob Reiner, is about Lt. Daniel Kaffee, a navy lawyer, who is placed as the head council for P.F.C Downey and Lance Cpl Harold Dawson. Downey and Dawson are on trial for the murder of P.F.C William Santiago. Kaffee, a known plea bargainer, was forced to defend the marines in court after they refused a plea deal. Kaffee realized that he needed to try to win the case after they refused his deal. Richard Nisbett and Lee Ross write about how situations affect how we respond to them in “The Power of Situations”. In “Disobedience as a Psychological and Moral Problem” Erich Fromm writes about why people are obedient and what it would take for them to be disobedient. These articles write about how, why, and what could cause people to be obedient or disobedient. One of the main points of the movie is if people should follow what their authorities order them to do. The two articles explain why people obey certain orders yet disobey others.…

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    disobeying such orders, coming from either our parents or from our principal, the consequences may vary between taking TV time away all the way to being suspended from school. These are orders to accomplish one thing precisely: obedience. In the film, A Few Good Men, Lance Cpl. Harold W. Dawson, and Pfc. Louden Downey, were charged with the murder of Pfc. William T. Santiago. The two are assigned Lt. Daniel Kaffee, Lt. Cdr. JoAnne Galloway, and Lt. Sam Weinberg as their lawyers, who work hard to…

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    I purchased and watched the movie “A Few Good Men” on amazon.com. The main character is Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee. In the movie, he is defending Private Downey and Corporal Dawson. He is assisted by Lieutenant Joanne Galloway and Lieutenant Sam Weinberg. Some other important characters consist of Captain Ross, Colonel Jessep and Lieutenant Kendrick who act as the protagonists in the story. Private Santiago was the private who was murdered in this movie. The five themes from this movie that…

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    Military obedience is a questionable cause of many horrific events; yet, it is never a strong defense in court. If one is to examine the movie A Few Good Men directed by Rob Reiner, it is obvious to see that military obedience is crucial, even if the end the movie has a slightly unrealistic court decision. Using Philip Zimbardo 's article, "The Stanford Prison Experiment," in which he describes his experiment that tested the effects of roles and the situation, one could see how in the movie…

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    Henry David Thoreau once said, “disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.” In Rob Reiner’s film “A Few Good Men,” two obedient marines were inaccurately convicted of conduct unbecoming of a United States Marine. In the middle of the night, Harold Dawson and Louden Downey, entered the barracks of William Santiago. Dawson and Downey issued a code red to Santiago, exacerbating a condition and causing him to die of Lactic Acidosis (A Few Good Men). Dawson and…

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    “A Few Good Men” as Related to Concepts Learned The film “A Few Good Men” (acquired for the Eiche Library) revolves around the criminal law branch of the court-martial of two U.S. Marines charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and conduct unbecoming a Marine. The storyline shares the trials and tribulations experienced by their lawyers assigned to defend them as they prepare for the case. The film illustrates the various phases of criminal procedure from arraignment, plea…

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    A message in A Few Good Men got me thinking about the organizational norm of the Marines of giving orders and following orders. A main ethical point that I saw in the movie was the assuming responsibility of giving and accepting orders. It was customary in the Marine division to act upon an order without question. Colonel Jessup even said that lives would be in danger if his orders weren’t followed. Failure to fulfill an order goes against the organizational norms of the Marines. These…

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    The articles “Just Do What the Pilot Tells You” by Theodore Dalrymple and “Disobedience as a Psychological and Moral Problem” by Erich Fromm both can be linked to the movie directed by Rob Reiner, A Few Good Men. The article by Dalrymple is about himself sitting on a plane with a woman when she expresses that she doesn’t obey authority. He gives her several examples of how she obeys authority blindly and that obedience is far from abnormal. The article by Erich Fromm tells us that mankind is…

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    A Few Good Men Analysis

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    A Few Good Men The film A Few Good Men by Rob Reiner is the best example of the judicial drama, a very popular genre in American cinema. It is a dynamic, uninterrupted even for a second, detective intrigue with a great actor's play: one of the best performances of Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon and Jack Nicholson. The movie, edited in 1992, contains some ethical and moral issues related to the judicial system and immoral army orders, which turn into a crime against humanity. On the one…

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    A backbone built on honor, code, and loyalty defines the “chain-of-command” mentality that associates with the military’s public persona. No clearer is this than in Rob Reiner’s A Few Good Men, bringing the judgement line of a military order and a gradually rationalized act of unethical action to the forefront. Commentary considered by Phillip Zimbardo’s “The Stanford Experiment” and Herbert C. Kelman and V. Lee Hamilton “The My Lai Massacre: A Military Crime of Obedience”, all these articles of…

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