This essay Philadelphia has a total of 851 words and 4 pages.
The movie, Philadelphia, was an excellent example of the severe
discrimination many people with Aids are exposed to. In this instance the
main character, Andy ,was also gay. Unfortunately, in our society, he was
faced with a double whammy. The gay iss
is controversial enough, but to compound that in the work force with having
Aids would be almost unbearable for any person to cope with. Tom Hanks
played Andy with a serious need to communicate to the viewers how everyday
life, work, emotions and ment
well being are affected by this kind of situation. The movie was well cast
and thoughtfully portrayed Andy\'s serious predicament. The theme was very
interesting. It made me realize how lucky I am to not have to deal with
those kinds of problems.
It\'s really very frightening to realize, as Andy did, that even our legal
system can be discriminating. When he started looking for a lawyer, he found
many people who did not want to represent him because of his illness. The
frustration he felt must ha
been a real burden. Most people were afraid of him. Even the man who
finally represented him was afraid of him. He soon came to understand Andy
was no threat to his health or his reputation, but someone he learned from
and ended up becoming friends
Andy himself feared his disease even before he was sure he had it. He did
not want to go for his blood test. He didn\'t want to face the reality of
having Aids. He really didn\'t have any choice. After the doctor confirmed
his fears and diagnosed him a
having Aids, Andy began to deal with the news and the way it was changing his
life and how people treated him. His employer was trying to shaft him. He
fought for his rights, not knowing what the outcome would be, but knowing
this was something he fel
he must do.
The turning point in the movie for Andy was when he was in the library trying
to learn more about Aids. He was asked by the librarian to go to a private
room. His lawyer was there and saw this happening, although he was hiding
behind a pile of books.
guess this is when he realized Andy needed him to help protect his rights.
It killed me to think just because someone has an illness people don\'t
understand that they can let their ignorance make them behave in a way they
normally wouldn\'t. To tell yo
the truth I can\'t honestly say I would have acted any different then the
librarian did !!! The lawyer took the book Andy was holding out of his hand
to show the librarian he was not afraid getting the disease by touching
something Andy had touched. An
must have felt one hell of a big relief when that happened !!! He finally
had someone on his side.
I hated the firm Andy worked for. At first they seemed okay, but after they
tried shafting Andy, I was really pissed. He worked for them, produced for
them, was an asset to their business and then they just blew him off. The
blowing him off part wasn
as bad as how they tried to do it. They tried to make him look like a
loser. They cut down his work, his character, his abilities as an employee.
What gives them the right to try and destroy someone\'s life ?? Especially
someone whose life is being d
troyed anyway by the disease he has. The illness didn\'t affect the way he
did his job or how well he did it. They were just a bunch of ignorant morons
who didn\'t care about anything other than how having someone with Aids
working for them would make t
m and their business look..... and in their opinions it could ruin them. So,
just fire the guy to cover their own asses. What a bunch of shit !!!!
Especially coming from the very institution that was supposed to help
protect peoples\' rights, lawyers
!! The whole system must have really gotten to Andy. Especially because he
was a part of that very same system.
I agreed with the verdict of the trial hands down. It really made me happy
to see Andy get true justice. I also loved to see his so called "associates"
eat crow pie !!!! I have to admit I was a little nervous during the trial.
I wondered if the jury
elt as strongly as I did about Andy\'s situation. Justice prevailed,
Topics Related to Philadelphia
NYPD Blue, Andy Bernard, Andy Barrett
Essays Related to Philadelphia
Ebonics in SchoolsEbonics in Schools Many black individuals have played their part in America\'s history. Has the Oakland School gone too far by wanting to teach a black slang language in school. In this paper, you will see the peoples, teachers, and the student\'s opinion as well as the Senate. A lot of people are speaking out on the subject, especially actors. Arsenio Hall replied to reporters ďWhen I heard somebody from Oakland say the word genetic, on TV, I ran into the kitchen so I didn\'t have to be mad at
T.V Violence Affects Are KidsT.V Violence Affects Are Kids Television is the biggest form of multimedia out there. Its most important role is to report the news and maintain communications between people around the world. Television\'s most influential, yet most serious aspect is its shows for entertainment. Violent children\'s shows like Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and adult shows like NYPDBlue and Homicide almost always fail to show the characters resolve their differences in a non-violent manner, instead they show a mo
The Meaning of Chow Yun-Fat (It's In His Mouth)The Meaning of Chow Yun-Fat (It\'s In His Mouth) Ultimately, it comes down to his mouth. Chow Yun-Fat is the coolest movie actor in the world today, and the only way I can explain this is to talk about his mouth. He does cool things with his mouth. Smoking cigarettes is no longer an emblem of cool in the USA, but Chow does wonders with cigarette smoke in Prison On Fire. Director Ringo Lam understands this; like most of the great Hong Kong directors, he loves using slow motion and freeze frames t
Six Hours of TelevisionSix Hours of Television In looking at modern television programming there are hundreds of shows to choose from. Picking six hours of television to analyze from the prospective of an anthropologist is by no means easy. It is easy however, to talk about what our nation looks like to others who have never been here. Everyone is gorgeous, lives happily, and overcomes all problems, but more on that later. Four hours of the programming I chose is perhaps the most popular programming this year, consist
The Impact Of TelevisionThe Impact Of Television Since the beginning, there have been mixed reactions to television and it was E.B. White who wrote I believe that television is going to be the test of the modern world, and in this new opportunity to see beyond the range of our own vision, we shall discover either a new and unbearable disturbance of the general peace or a saving radiance in the sky. We shall stand or fall by television, of that I am sure. (Murray 7) White was correct, it would either be beneficial or
It's in his mouthIt\'s in his mouth The Meaning of Chow (It\'s In His Mouth) Ultimately, it comes down to his mouth. Chow Yun-Fat is the coolest movie actor in the world today, and the only way I can explain this is to talk about his mouth. He does cool things with his mouth. Smoking cigarettes is no longer an emblem of cool in the USA, but Chow does wonders with cigarette smoke in Prison On Fire. Director Ringo Lam understands this; like most of the great Hong Kong directors, he loves using slow motion and free
Six Hours of TelevisionSix Hours of Television Six Hours of Television In looking at modern television programming there are hundreds of shows to choose from. Picking six hours of television to analyze from the prospective of an anthropologist is by no means easy. It is easy however, to talk about what our nation looks like to others who have never been here. Everyone is gorgeous, lives happily, and overcomes all problems, but more on that later. Four hours of the programming I chose is perhaps the most popular progra
The Impact of TelevisionThe Impact of Television The Impact Of Television Since the beginning, there have been mixed reactions to television and it was E.B. White who wrote I believe that television is going to be the test of the modern world, and in this new opportunity to see beyond the range of our own vision, we shall discover either a new and unbearable disturbance of the general peace or a saving radiance in the sky. We shall stand or fall by television, of that I am sure. (Murray 7) White was correct, it would
Mass MediaMass Media Literature Review Mass Media and the Effects on Public Perspective Over the past century, mass media has evolved from informational for the public to a monopolistic situation where the public has lost its say in what is aired. Back in early 1900s, newspapers had entertainment, news, information, and public views which in turn earned the publicís interest. As interest grew, of course the companies did as well. At the turn of the century, the U.S. labor movement published hundreds of ne
TV influencing societyTV influencing society Imagine that you are at school and your principal calls you to the office to give tou a message. The message was to go home because something bad has happened at your house. When you go home your parents tell you that little Johnny has died in a serious car accident. The police reports come to show that there were major skid marks depicting 180ís, high speed stops and burnouts near the scene of the accident, this all leads to the belief that he has learned these dangerous
The A-TeamThe A-Team Demystifying The A-Team Formula: an Examination of Character Personalities and Old Genres In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn\'t commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the A-Team. Most everyone who has
MediaMedia Media plays a big role in society today. It effects everyone but seems to negatively effect younger children who canít distinguish between right and wrong. The main types of media that effect people today are radio, newspaper, television, movies, and music. Radio and newspaper are probably the two that donít effect children as much. Although if the song on the radio has adult lyrics the children listening might pick up on it but overall public radio plays a pretty clean selection. Newspape
Violence in the MoviesViolence in the Movies The last five years have seen an increase in the stand on violence in movies. As action movies with their big stars are taken to new heights every year, more people seem to argue that the violence is influencing our countryís youth. Yet, each year, the amount of viewers also increases. This summerís smash hit Independence Day grossed more money than any other film in history, and it was full of violence. The other summer hits included Mission: Impossible, Courage Under Fir