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For each case presented, various moral issues and virtues are at stake forthe involved parties. As noted in our text, moral virtues are “specificcharacter traits, like honesty and courage, that are morally good values.”Virtue theory maintains that our primary moral obligation is to become avirtuous person, which makes it natural for us to do what is right.(Burnor,Raley 226).In Case 23 (Ruggiero 121), the parties involved are Claude, his roommate,those who are purchasing drugs from his roommate, others who are awareof this drug pushing operation, and the Dean. The moral issue at stake ishis knowledge of an illegal act and the safety of those participating. WhenClaude decided to anonymously inform the Dean about his roommate’sdrug pushing operation, he was acting virtuously by showing courage andbeing honest.In Case 9 (Ruggiero 130-131), the parties involved are Cibella Borges, theNew York City police department, the person who took the photographs,

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