Ryan Phillippe

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  • A Moral Examination of Roger Kumble's "Cruel Intentions" Essay

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    I can't remember ever seeing a film with more moral problems and issues than Roger Kumbles Cruel Intentions. Although the film is intended to be a dark comedy and a teenage version of Dangerous Liaisons, Cruel Intentions is a mature and often shocking look at a potential realistic situation played up as a fantasy tale that offers a sickening example of the moral decay present in our society. Morals seem to change from generation to generation, and as time goes on it seems that at one time what was

  • Visionary Leader Essay

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    By culling his congregation in this manner Jim Jones was able to build a team, which would fulfill his goal of a socialist utopian society. Unhappy with the racial climate of the 1960s in Indianna, Jim Jones moved his congregation to California (Ryan, 2011) in order to further unify the church. By fostering an inclusive environment (USAF) he was able to create value for the church members. Once the church was moved, Jim Jones began to develop the next phase of his plan. While in California Jim

  • Sociology

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    Don’t Drink the Kool Aid On November 18, 1978 what has been called the largest mass suicide in modern history occurred in Jonestown, Guyana where 909 members of The Peoples Temple died. Jim Jones was the leader of the Peoples Temple Church and religious movement. The church was looked highly upon by many back in the 1950-1970’s. All races and backgrounds were brought together as one in his congregation. Religion serves as a sanctuary from the harshness of everyday life and oppression by the powerful

  • The Lovers, By Rachel Mcadams And Ryan Gosling

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    to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me…everyday.” Sound familiar? The lovers are named Allie Hamilton and Noah Calhoun, also known as Duke. As young people, these characters are played by Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling. These actors portray first loves and heartbreak that tugs on your heartstrings beautifully just wanting and waiting for more. Starting off the movie with a beautiful scene looking across a sunrise-filled lake, which it gives off a comfortable

  • The Negative Impacts Of Integrity In Society

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    Brené Brown once said, “Integrity is choosing courage over comfort; choosing what is right over what is fun, fast, or easy; and choosing to practice our values rather than simply professing them.” Integrity is threatened everyday by three major combatants: cheating, lying, and plagiarizing. Many do not realize the extent of their actions. Life is like the domino effect: an action always affects someone else. When a person lacking integrity makes a decision, the people affected are often wounded

  • Jim Jones And The Jonestown Massacre

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    On November 18th, 1978 what would become known as one of the most detrimental days for many families occurred. Formally known as The People’s Temple Agricultural Project or in short The People’s Temple, a substantial amount of citizens, most if not all of them being American were led by Jim Jones in a term coined by Jones himself, “Revolutionary Suicide”. Nine hundred and nine lives were taken on that devastating day (McGehee). Jones used powerful methods of persuasion to gather nearly one thousand

  • Bill Beichick Persuasive Speech

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    At several points throughout someone’s life, it is guaranteed that accusations will be made against them. Some may be true, others may be false, but when they are made it is up to the accused to prove themselves innocent. Within the past ten years, former Illinois governor, Rod Blagojevich, and Head Coach of the New England Patriots, Bill Belichick faced adversity which came along with accusations made against them. With the use of ethos, pathos, and logos, otherwise known as the three rhetorical

  • The Insanity Plea By Winslad And Ross: Summary Essay

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    case of Dan White. On November 18, 1978, Preliminary reports began broadcasting news of the events in a town called Jonestown, at first all that was known, was that people of a religious cult shot and may have even killed California Congressman Leo Ryan. Then on November 27, 9 days after the news of the death of

  • A Peaceful New Religion Movement

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    09 Found dead in Jonestown,Guyana South America from Kool aid flavored cyanide, screams headline news November, 18 1979.What seems to be a peaceful New religion movement started in California for People in search for Hope and relief in Desperate Times from the Social inequalities, Unjust Killing, poverty ,and despair during the late sevendys to early eightie.In the beginning people promise utopia “a perfect society” tens to hundreds of single mothers ,blacks, homosexuals and families all alike dropped

  • A Peaceful New Religion Movement

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    909 Found dead in Jonestown,Guyana South America from Kool aid flavored cyanide, screams headline news November, 18 1979.What seems to be a peaceful New religion movement started in California for People in search for Hope and relief in Desperate Times from the Social inequalities, Unjust Killing, poverty ,and despair during the late seventies to early eighties.In the beginning people promise utopia “a perfect society” tens to hundreds of single mothers ,blacks, homosexuals and families all alike

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