Obedience and Disobedience in A Few Good Man

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“In the heart of nation’s capital, in a courthouse of the U.S government, one man will stop at nothing to keep his honor, and one will stop at nothing to find the truth.” This tagline helps to sum up the tone of the film A Few Good Men. Two soldiers caught in the middle of right and wrong will keep there hope and loyalty high as they wish for the best. Will the instigator of it all be pressured through his own anger to reveal the truth? Rob Reiner presents Col. Nathan R. Jessep as having an exaggerated self opinion while using his power for evil, based on dispositional factors. Lt. Daniel Kaffee uses his Harvard law education to represent two Marines who are being charged for murder in the movie A Few Good Men. Lt. Cdr. JoAnne Galloway…show more content…
The author exemplifies the ways that disobedience helps the society and its contribution to furthering the human race but notes on the fact that blind obedience may eventually account for the end of civilization. A private office meeting is ordered by Col. Jessep between him, Lt. Jonathan Kendrick, and Lt. Col. Matthew Andrew Markinson to discuss the Santiago situation. After a few brief words among the three, Jessep makes his authority known by ordering Kendrick to train Santiago, while threatening to kill him if Santiago is not well prepared. With Markinson having noticeable doubts about Jessep’s command, the colonel orders a private meeting alone with Markinson. By starting the conversation off soberly, Jessep asks Markinson what he thinks of Kendrick. Markinson replies by saying his opinion does not account for much. Jessep then proceeds to explain his reasoning for having Santiago stay on the base. With a self conceited tone, Jessep begins reminiscing on his and Markinson’s life together, and ends the conversation on a selfish note, saying that he had been more successful than Markinson and that any feeling of tension and embarrassment had no importance to him. Jessep shows his true malevolence in this scene, while directing it towards Markinson and Kendrick. Milgram confers his opinion on the presence of authority when he says, “The experimenter’s physical presence has marked impact on his authority” (223). Milgram states that without

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