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Gone Baby Gone Essay

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This film explores the concepts of the complexities of legal ethics and grey areas. There were many situations in this film that displayed “grey area cases”. The first example was when Remmy Bressant admitted to planting evidence. Though this is legally wrong, morally, he did what he thought was the best for the child. He said that he only did it because he wanted to give the child another chance at life. Another situation that dealt with legal ethics was when Patrick shot and killed the man who molested Johnny. Obviously, you cannot kill someone who raises both of their arms. However, morally, he did what he wanted to. Morally, he thought that he deserved to die. And finally, the most ...view middle of the document...

i do agree with Patrick’s decision. If I were in his position, I would have done the same thing. When Patrick was making the promise to Helene, she promised him that she would change if she got Amanda back. there was no way that Patrick could have known what would have been the best for Amanda. He made a promise to Helene and although, it did not end up being the best decision at the time, I think he did the right thing. It would have been impossible for me personally, to live with the fact that Helene would have to live the rest of her life with the guilt of being the reason for her own child’s death. Even though she is irresponsible, it is still her daughter. You cannot just let a mother think that her daughter is dead when she isn’t. Also, I agree with what Patrick said to Lieutenant Doyle. I agree that Amanda would have been bound to find out what happened to her and obviously search for her real mom later on in her life. the pain that she would feel when she finds out that she was forcibly kept away from her real mother would be too overbearing. Amanda may hate that she was kept away from her mom. She would...

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