Gardenstate

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Nicole Eid
John M. Tereshinski
English 1210
March 14th, 2013
Audience
Purpose
Garden State
I feel that the true purpose of a movie is to give viewers a different view on life. It should make them question or re-evaluate certain aspects of life and show them different ways that people live and interact. A good movie should teach a lesson to the audience watching it, no matter what that lesson is. The movie, “Garden State,” gives viewers a deeper meaning of life and love. This movie has a strong effect on people’s emotions and thought process. Not only should a movie bring out emotion in a person, but it should inform people on what is going on with the world and the parts of society that are messed up.

How can one live a long, great life if they are not in good health? A person’s everyday life is dictated by their health, and in today’s society, their health is dictated by medication. If someone has a headache, it is instinct to take Advil or Tylenol. It has become natural to turn to medicine to cure the smallest pains. Do you have a stomachache? I’m sure you can find a medication for that. Curing people has become more of a market, and many do not realize that things that are cured with medication can be just as well cured with natural remedies, such has human interaction, and enjoying the things around them.

A prime example of how medicine has become a market is with the distribution of Adderall. Adderall is the medication prescribed to those suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Last year, the government realized that people who did not even have ADD were easily obtaining Adderall and prescriptions for it If there was one incident in which a person could not focus or pay attention, they were immediately given Adderall. In reality, all they needed to do was try a little bit harder to focus. Some truly do suffer from ADD, and it is understandable that they rely on Adderall to complete many everyday tasks, but for others, the right to...
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