– Philadelphia Essay, Research Paper
In the movie Philadelphia a lawyer named Joe
miller takes a heroic journey. His journey is
taking a case dealing with an Aids patience that is
working in a distinguished law firm . Andrew
Beckon is wrongfully accused of losing an
important document regarding an important cort
case. To make the call of this hero more
interesting, he has a personal problem with
homosexual behaver . Also , he has to deal
with society ?s mindset on gays. Joe turns
down the call at first, but then receives it after
realizing that, Andrew Beckon has no one
Next, in the hero?s journey Joe goes though the
"jumping off point" of his journey. He is
interfaced between the know, that Andrew
Becker was fired from his job at the law firm.
Also, The unknown why was he fired from a
well-known law firm after being called " One Of
the best", by the head director. Joe Miller is
faced with finding the facts, mainly about why
was this "promising" lawyer without a job? Was
the firing of Andrew Beckon because he was an
active homosexual with Aids? This being one of
the biggest struggles taken by this hero?
Now, In this case Joe faces many challenges.
One: being how people really feel about
homosexuals. The second: proving to the journey
that sex preference does not hold an individual
working ability . The Third challenge, being up
against highly trained layers being accused of
firing aid patience. The forth challenge dealing
with, finding out why Andrew was really fired.
Though the Joe?s whole journey there are two
helpers. One Andrew Beckon himself , is aware
of what other law firms reactions are to aids
patience working for them. The other being Joe?s
wife making him aware of whom in their family
is homosexual. With both of them influencing this
hero, Joe is shown that some things are really are
an important risk.He is just learnig that not
everyone thinks his way( Man and woman).
Now at this point in the movie Philadelphia Joe
ungues the abyss. He is faced with the greatest
challenge of his whole journey. Can he win this
case before Andrew passes on? Also, do
homosexuals really make people more or less of
a person? He cannot take any more challenges
until he looks though himself to find the answers
to defend Andrew.
Joe Miller encounters a drastic change in the way
he thinks and views about homosexuals; after
going though the case. In the beginnings of his
quest Joe is afraid to even touch Andrew. Now
he is like a brother to him, part of the family in a
sense. He now seems to look at homosexuals in a
new light. He sees that your sex preference
doesn?t define you spirit as a person.
Finally, Joe returns to reality, after Andrew?s
death he sees what an impact Andrew has had on
his life, Joe is able to understand the life of a
hard working man. All Andrew wanted to do was
reprsent people in a court of law as best as he
Lastly, Joe understands why people stereotype
but, also why
things that you do in your personal life are
different, than the attitude and ability to work as
an individual." You?re truly a good man" Joe tells
Andrew on his deathbed. In return this is a lot for
Joe to deal with because of his feelings toward
the whole situation. "Thanks for everything "
replies Andrew as Joe is sliding his oxygen mask
up to avoid slipping, Joe learns ?not to judge a
book by it?s cover? but what?s inside.