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Accepted Movie Essay - Accepted Accepted By Adam Cooper and...

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Accepted Accepted . By Adam Cooper and Bill Collage. Dir. Steve Pink. August 18, 2006. DVD. Universal Pictures, November 14, 2006. Accepted argues that college is not just a prerequisite for a sturdy financial future, but is an optional place for students to develop skills needed to fulfill their dreams. The film achieves this argument as it continuously presents both sides of the debate—the parents being the financial defenders, and the students being the dream followers. The film uses pathos to influence its viewers to agree with its argument. Towards the beginning of the film, viewers can feel Bartleby’s pain as he is forced to tell his die-hard college supporting parents that he is not attending college, due to the fact that each one he applied to sent back a rejection letter. Not all viewers may know from personal experience what that college rejection feeling is like, but by establishing an emotional connection with Bartleby, the viewers have empathy. Seeing how hesitant Bartleby is about telling his parents
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