Groundhog Day Reflection

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Q) How does one attain happiness?
Money can 't buy happiness and all the indulgences in the world mean nothing without someone you care about to share them with. The film, Groundhog Day, emphasizes what many people of means have come to learn. Phil, who lives the same day again and again lashes out because he is frustrated in the beginning. Knowing how the day 's events will unfold allow him to use the information and use it for personal gain. Who hasn 't fantasized about having the winning lottery numbers, knowledge of which sports teams would win, or other unknowable information.
Then at last, in the film 's third act, Phil finds redemption. He chooses to stop living for himself; he accepts his fate and begins to use it to better both
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A moral is defined as “of, pertaining to, or concerned with the principles or rules of right conduct or the distinction between right and wrong”. Imagine for a moment that you are stuck repeating the same day over and over again. You are living in a consequence free environment; it doesn’t matter if you die, rob a bank, commit murder, or go about the day normally, you will wake up at the start of that same day again as if nothing had happened. Would you maintain your morals and ethics? Would you use this consequence free environment to do some of the things you always wanted to do but held yourself back from? This is exactly the situation in Harold Ramis’s Groundhog Day…show more content…
The distinction between true and temporary happiness is very well portrayed in the movie Groundhog Day. Main character Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is a weather reporter stuck repeating February 2nd, Groundhog Day over and over again in a time loop. As Phil continues forward in repeats however, he becomes more and more aware of the lack of consequence and experiences a “moral slide” .He proceeds to eat like a glutton, rob a bank, drive while intoxicated, seduce women, and get arrested. At this point it seems the only reason Phil wasn’t acting like this all along was due to the consequences put in place by society and the possible threat of being punished by God. As the story moves on however, Phil’s perspectives begin to
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