RR3 - Dweck 1 Abraham Dweck Professor Swanson EN102/ RR3 8...

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Dweck 1 Abraham Dweck Professor Swanson EN102/ RR3 8 March 2009 Risk: How much is too much? 6. Consider Jake’s motivation throughout the course of the film. Jake’s secretary tells him , “Since you took this case, you stopped talking to your clients, you stop taking calls, you’re obsessed! And boy, your obsession’s gonna break us.” The KKK even tells Jake’s secretary, “You tell your boss, next time people are gonna die.” Since Jake’s decision to defend Carl Lee, the KKK has become active in his town, they have burned crosses on his lawn, attacked and threatened his family, his secretary, and her husband, tried to bomb Jake’s house, and forced his family to leave town. Does Jake have the right to risk the safety of his friends and family for a cause he believes in, or does he have a greater responsibility to them? Think about this ethically, morally, logically, and emotionally. Should he drop the case? In the same circumstance, would you? (Abe) In “A Time to Kill” Jake stares death in the eye for the sake of saving another man’s life. However, it is not his life that is of concern here; he is also taking with him the lives of everyone
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