Johnny's Ethical Dilemmas

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"Tony, do not get Johnny in trouble.” The first order given to Tony Denardo by the sergeant is going to be the most important, life changing order that was given; unfortunately for Johnny the order was ignored. Throughout the scenario there are instances where Tony takes Johnny under his wing and teaches him by instilling his own corrupt morals. Why would the sergeant have to order Tony not to get Johnny in trouble? Within this paper I will discuss and examine the ethical dilemmas Johnny is confronted with and repercussions he faces.

Keywords: corrupt morals, ethical dilemmas, repercussions

Ethical Dilemmas
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