Elliott Smith

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  • Sleepers Movie Analysis

    Ethical decisions may not always be the right decision according to law but they can be right according to the circumstances. Ethics is a set of moral principles, especially ones relating to or affirming a specified group, field, or form of conduct. We are all faced with ethical decisions in our life at some point. We have to determine whether or not the choices we make are worth the compromise of our values. At the beginning of every priests career they take a vow of obedience, celibacy, and poverty. If you’re asked to describe a priest you would most likely say they put the church and God before themselves and that they don’t lie. You might say that they’re the most pure and honest person that you could think of. In the movie “Sleepers” the priest, Father Bobby, is idolized by many people for his honesty, integrity, and his devoted love to God and His church. At first glance, it could easily be said that Father Bobby is a Socratic man. For example, he was a father figure to a lot of boys in the community and he tried to keep them out of trouble. In a way, he was like a God. He had such a love for the people in the community and viewed all of the children as his own. There was one in particular, Lorenzo Carcaterra who completely adored Father Bobby. Lorenzo came from an abusive household with an abusive father. It was only natural that he would cling to a man who appeared to have a strong heart, not a cowardly one. There was one incident where Father Bobby came to the…

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  • Why Commitment Is Important

    When you make a commitment, especially one to yourself, you begin to strengthen your mind in ways that opens new possibility. Without cutting corners, no excuses, and no games. Once you look at the overall picture of what you seek to achieve within your life, you gain what is called “tunnel vision” which, nothing seems to be impossible. However, if your focus is on getting through the day, and thinking about what’s for dinner, just passing this semester only in college, or getting any job then…

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  • Rationalization Interview Essay

    I have conducted an interview with a sixty-two-year-old nurse to develop a better understanding of non-sharable problems and of rationalization. I was surprised with the understanding of these terms my interviewee had without really hearing the terms used often in her life. She told me of encounters she has had personally with rationalization and non-sharable problems, and she also told me of stories of co-workers and friends who faced similar issues. The main thing I took away from the…

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  • Examples Of Foreshadowing In The Chaser

    In John Collier’s “The Chaser,” differing view of Alan Austen and the old man about "true love" are conveyed through motivate, perspective, and foreshadowing. Alan Austen is a young and naive man with his biased views on life while the unnamed old man has experience through his age and occupation. In the short story "true love" has contrasting meaning dependent on the point of view. Mr. Austen's motive can be seen as soon as he enters the old man's domain. He enters with his intention in hand,…

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  • Diversity In Business

    Diversity is an important trait in a business or your life in general. There are very many reasons as to why this is a true statement. Diversity is a range ofor different things or a variety. It could be a very beneficial trait to have but could also be very hard to find that trait, especially when you live in the same environment for a long period of time. There are a few ways to explore and find this part of you, but many cannot. Diversity is the key to creativity. What does diversity mean to…

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  • Symbolism In Good Will Hunting

    The Oscar winning film, Good Will Hunting, released in 1997, follows the journey a 20 year old genius boy, Will, who suffered abuse growing up. According to Stephan Labossiere, “Many times we are our worst enemy. If we could learn to conquer ourselves, then we will have a much easier time overcoming the obstacles that are in front of us.” This saying is evident in the life of Will, as his life is observed to begin changing after he finds guidance from the people around him. The abuse Will…

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  • Smith Academy Reflection

    This past Thursday I visited the Smith Academy for Excellence and was surprised at how the school worked to help the boys learn best. We learned that most of the boys come from a poverty stricken neighborhood with many family problems. Along with this, a majority of the students were African American but there were also a few Caucasians and Latinos. The age/grade range of the boys is from second grade up until twelfth. They are extremely proud that this is the first year they will have a…

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  • Analysis Of The Movie The Pursuit Of Happyness

    How does one achieve a status of pure happiness? Is it having all the money in the world to spend? Is it being able to spend time with friends, family, and loved ones? Is it winning a championship title game? There is no one true answer that could possibly answer this ideal question. However, in the 2006 biographical drama film, The Pursuit of Happyness directed by Gabriele Muccino, happiness is practically non-existent for the case of salesman, Chris Gardner (played by Oscar nominated…

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  • I Ve Been To The Mountain Top Analysis

    Jane Elliot is an anti-racism activist, “in the human rights revolution, if something isn 't done, and done in a hurry, to bring the colored peoples of the world out of their long years of poverty, their long years of hurt and neglect, the whole world is doomed”. This is a line from Martin Luther King, Jr’s last speech, “I’ve been to the mountain top”. Jane Elliot didn’t become ‘the’ Jane Elliot until Martin Luther King, Jr was assonated at the end of this exact speech. Jane took ownership of…

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  • Eminem Legacy Analysis

    “Legacy” by Eminem “Legacy” is a very elaborate song written by popular artist Marshall Bruce Mathers III, more known by Eminem. The song is mainly about his struggles as a child to be happy and succeed. He was not a very popular kid, so he didn’t have very many friends, and at the same time he was bullied. All of these factors made his childhood a complete and utter “Hell” for him. But as the song progresses he gets older, and grows more confidence. Overall this song is a great representation…

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