Erin Brockovich Discussion Questions Note: When talking about characters in a movie, a character can be a corporation. Directions: Answers should be written on a separate piece of paper or typed in a word processing program. 1. Who were the stakeholders for each major ethical choice made in the film? (A stakeholder is a person who is affected, directly or indirectly, by a decision made by another person.) 2. There were many people whose ethical choices contributed to the outcome shown in the film. For each major character (Erin Brockovich, Ed Masry, PG&E, George, The Jensens) describe how they complied with or violated the ethical principles of the Six Pillars of Character and describe how the outcome would have changed had they acted differently. 3. Looking at each of The Six Pillars of Character, give examples of one or more ethical choices which were made by the characters in the movie. Trustworthiness Respect Responsibility Fairness Caring Citizenship 4. Which character(s) in the movie showed ethical/moral growth? What were the causes of this change? Which character showed the most growth? Defend your position. 5. What was PG&E’s ethical or moral standards? Why do you think PG&E made the decisions it made? Defend your answers.
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