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PHI 250 Extra credit The War of the Roses The movie The War of the Roses was about a divorce that got out of control. It told the story of revenge beyond belief and poses the question: did the Roses act morally? I don't think they did. Barbara had a valid reason for wanting a divorce. Her husband Oliver neglected her. He was consumed with his work. She also had to live up to his expectations and act and live like he wanted so they could impress his co-workers. He was not supportive of her, especially when she decided to start her own catering business. ...read more.


Oliver disagreed; his reason was that he was the one who paid for everything in the house. They both acted unethically when dealing with their lawyers. Barbara's lawyer tried to make a note Oliver wrote seem like he was leaving everything to her. That was wrong because he wrote it when he thought he was dying, and he was in fact trying to say that he thanked her for helping him make his life successful. Oliver's lawyer found a loophole in the law that would let Oliver live in the house during the divorce. That just wasn't right because he was being inconsiderate to her needs. ...read more.


Oliver and Barbara's actions were not ethical at all. They were very unfair to each other and used tactics such as deceit and lying to try to get what they wanted. More importantly, they were unfair to the people around them. Their kids and the maid suffered. They had to put up with all the craziness that Barbara and Oliver was responsible for. This story was a severe exaggeration, but it should teach us something. A lot of people only think of themselves. They use lies and what ever else it takes to achieve their selfish goals. They end up hurting the ones they love the most, and don't realize it until it is too late. In the case of Oliver and Barbara, it was too late. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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