Throughout the play A Few Good Men, there are multiple ethical issues taking place which involve different characters. Some of these ethical issues include, having a lazy work ethic and not caring how personal actions affect other people. In addition to this, other ethical issues include not thinking decisions through fully, and even choosing to follow a superior’s orders when following personal morals would be the better choice. Multiple characters in the play are involved in more than one of these ethical issues. At the start of the play, we see that Kaffee, the Navy lawyer who represents Downey and Dawson, has a lazy work ethic. For example, he would rather play softball than be at work helping a client. Also, Kaffee doesn’t want …show more content…
Therefore, he attempted his hide his mistake. From other perspectives, Jessep would genally be viewed as a traitor or just a cold-hearted marine. If I were a friend of Jessep’s, I would have advised him to come forward with the truth instead of trying to cover his trail. Finally, probably the most popular and the most perplexing ethical issue of the play is Dawson and Downey’s choice to go through with the ordered code red. It’s hard to say whether this issue is either ethical or unethical because it is in such a grey area. According to the play, the marines are to always follow orders from superiors and never question those orders. If they do, there will be consequences. So, since Jessep ordered the code red and Dawson and Downey were only part of the chain of command, did Dawson and Downey do anything wrong? This is where the issue gets cloudy. Dawson and Downey had to make a choice on whether to do the right thing and follow their morals and save Santiago. Their other choice was to follow orders, play it safe, and do what they have been trained to do which is follow orders. Ultimately, they messed up because they didn’t help someone who was in need. If I were a friend or mentor of these men, I would have advised them to disobey and follow their morals. They would have also been presented with consequences for taking this path, but they should have chosen to endure them for Santiago. I
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A raid that went wrong and the commander wants to cover it up to make it appears that they opened fire first to make it look like it was self-defense. As a member of the squad, I could not go along with this type of behavior and I would let the commander know that it is the wrong thing to do. I would speak up and be totally against this type of behavior. I would not take part of this type of behavior even if I was the only one in the squad that felt this way. My intellectual reasoning would of course see the commander’s point of view on this type of behavior and understand the reason they would feel this way. I could come to understand the reason behind the commander orders. I would have to disagree with this and stick with what I know is
It is difficult and complicated to define a good and a bad person. We all have different opinions on what is the right thing to do and what is the wrong thing to do. People have their own set of personal unwritten rules – also called ethic – which they live by. However sometimes the person himself does not know what he thinks is ethical right or wrong because he has never have to deal with the situation before. In the short story ”Good People” which is written by David Foster Wallace, we get to see what goes through a boys mind when he has an ethical dilemma.
In this scene the chain of command is clearly stated and therefor it is clear that Jessep is the leader/power of the scene. There are five terms that cluster to help create a dominant ideology in this scene. The first of these terms/ideas is the great amount of sarcasm that Col. Jessep provides during the scene. At a point in the discussion he talks about surrendering the US’s position to the Cuban’s; at another point he talks about transferring all the men off the base. This sarcasm represents a kind of person who feels an immense amount of power and therefore his sarcasm means more than just an exaggerated comment. Along with the sarcasm were three terms that are present in the scene, the first being the use of
In chapters one and two they describe "The Gap Between Intended Ethical Behavior and Actual Ethical Behavior and also talk about Why Traditional Approaches to Ethics Won 't Save You. In chapter two you are given a scenario where your own ethical believes are put into question; are you willing to sacrifice one person in the benefit of saving the greater good. With chapter two you see that a runaway trolley is threatening to kill five people. Standing next to you, in between the oncoming trolley and the five people, is a railway worker wearing a large backpack. You quickly realize that the only way to save the people is to push this man off the bridge and onto the tracks below. The man will die, but his body will stop the trolley from reaching the others. (You quickly understand that you can’t jump yourself because you aren’t carrying enough weight to stop the trolley, there 's no time to put on the man 's backpack.) Legal concerns aside, would it be ethical for you to save the five people by pushing this stranger to his death? The question itself has many unanswered loop holes where you wonder why these five people on a track, do you know the man next to you; but they only stop you from having to make a do or die decision. Who would you save and why?
Good will Hunting is a movie that teaches us many good things about the world. The main character of the movie is Will, who goes through many struggles and has a reason to be angry at the world. As he is shown in the movie and the way that he acts is because of the way that he was brought up as a child. He had an abusive father, who always abused him as a child, which caused him to live an unhappy life. His childhood had an effect on future, he turned out to abusive to people around him, and he showed angered towards the world, in order to take out his own anger. Often times when a child is abuse at a young age, they become abusive when they grow up. For example in the movie will attack a youth, who use to bully him in kindergarten, after this incident he faces imprisonment for attacking a police
A father of six children, married to his wife for fourteen years, one day decides to leave his family and never come back. A beautiful couple splits up after the wife gives birth to their first child. A young stud who’s attracted to the same sex, married a female and created children in an attempt to change his desires. The stud has become a middle aged male who has forsaken the family structure. “I am a man of morals, it’s tradition, my family is my obligation.” Argues an emotionally vacant father to himself; as he quietly flees his home in the middle of the night, tiptoeing to not wake anyone while carrying out his preplanned escape. A drunk single father of two, filled with rage over life’s misfortunes, beats his teenage son to death in front of his daughter. When the drunk sobered up enough to realize what he had done, he turned to his daughter apologized and ran away. A sixty-year-old gentlemen, and self-reformed ladies’ man, walks his sixty-five-year-old wife, of thirty years, to church and is never seen in the village again. In addition to these scenarios, all were unemployed fathers in a deteriorating village. Add to the village an infiltrated police force synonymous with a drug cartel. Add to the cartel wars and partnerships with gangs and other police forces. The scenarios of men leaving their home could have been the men of Tres Camarones, a village in Luis Alberto’s book Into the Beautiful North. Unemployed fathers leaving a deteriorating village. Add to this
A mysterious child left with an unknown mother, or rather no mother at all, nothing but himself and his warm heart. Jerry, a young boy, who had been stuck living in the dull orphanage he calls home for most of his life. Jerry should be considered an ethical person in every way. As Jerry starts to tell a lie as some may call it, he is simply making up for what is lost. If Jerry didn't know any better he wouldn't have respected or understood the narrator as much as he would if he weren't ethical. Jerry is also very respectful and honest when around the narrator. Jerry's relationship with Pat who is a dog, also plays a role in this as well, it shows just how responsible and ethical Jerry is.
This was a very interesting project because I have never really concerned myself with my ethical beliefs or position. I just did what I thought was best without really thinking about it in this manner. I am glad that I had this class. It was very enlightening.
The case begins with Jim McIntoch the vice president of finance of Amalgamated Forest Products having a conversation with Frank the manager of corporate reporting. Jim is upset with Frank and is confronting him about the decision he’s made about going public about a financial analysis report that Amalgamated Forest Products will present to the legislation. Frank is stating that the report is falsifying information about the how much the operating cost would be if the company would need to establish pollution control of the discharge of wastewater.
The main aim of the present article is to show how Iris Murdoch’s works, both philosophical and literary, deal with finding out what is really held to be Good and explore the relation between art and morals. The essence of moral philosophy is her idea of the good in her novel The Good Apprentice because human beings are free creatures. This good is indefinable precisely because it differs for each person. The idea of good has in common for all human beings is that, in order to be true and it must be pursued for its own sake, without hope for any individual gain. As the central concept, goodness is the human’s ultimate state of being good in her philosophy. This article is an effort to show that though Murdoch has a belief that all people should be good, this is in contrast to a lack of belief in evil. She does not believe in Christian God instead she prefers to be morally good which exists better without God. She considers goodness as an ideal form to strive for and hope to achieve.
In, “A Good Man Down,” Lee Jenkins expresses the great respect a small town in Iowa has for their fallen high school football coach through the use of pathos, tone, and word choice.
There were two dilemmas presented in the ethics game .The first ethics dilemma was two employees Aaron and Jamal hacking into their company system. Both of the employees thought they were doing the right thing for different reasons. Aaron was hacking the company’s computer system because he felt that the company was hiding unethical practices that he felt the consumers who bought their product should know about. The second employee Jamal also felt the need or duty to hack in to the company’s computer system to prove who the person was that using sensitive material about the company in a blog.
"Ethics are personal and, at the same time, a very public display of your attitudes and beliefs. It is because of ethical beliefs that we humans may act differently in different in situations" (University of Phoenix, 2007). Poor ethical choices in the workplace can truly hurt people. Poor ethics can damage their career, happiness, and quality of living. Not only can these actions hurt the individual who has made the bad choices, but also most often it hurts the innocent. This essay will provide two actual case studies; one of positive ethical principles and the other of poor ethical principles.