Thanksgiving Season Summary

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The starting script of the story starts with the character Sam and Toby talking over a thanksgiving speech. The Episode is generally about Thanksgiving and the general morality of the Holiday and what it brings to the table to those who celebrate it. The main issue within the story line, is the conflict with dealing with the Chinese Christian refugees who come from china to seek religious asylum. The President, President Bartlett, is the head of deciding whether the Christian refugees are going to be sent back to China or granted Asylum here in the U.S. Throughout the story line, history of the pilgrim’s voyage to the new world has been something that shows the characters what Thanksgiving is all about. President Bartlett relates back to…show more content…
In doing this, humor is seen throughout the story line. This is done to help ease seriousness of the issues being dealt within the story. CJ, for example is the White House Chief of staff whom is volunteered by her obliging co-staff to take care of the holiday turkeys. CJ shows her opinion and love of Thanksgiving through her willingness to take care of the turkey. Little did she know, it was her job to choose which turkey to pardon, for the thanksgiving Feast held by President Bartlett. Her coworkers have a laugh with each other about the issue, CJ included. CJ’s argument to the pardoning of the turkey, is her degree at Statesboro and her job title as White house chief of staff, does not meet the criteria for pardoning a turkey. This gives a bit of depiction that she has the education to be qualified for any high qualifying job, but is chosen to do this one specific job. Through this humor the writer is trying portray in the plot line and sarcasm between the characters that she and her degree are not taken seriously. The humor that the Writer portrays through their tone of voice and language is sarcasm. Throughout the story, CJs job and roles with children and the press meeting all of which are played out to show her importance and role for the argument as the White House Chief of Staff. The plot of the story between CJ and the turkeys seems humorous and…show more content…
Charlie, having to find a knife specifically for President Bartlett, later finds out he is being given the Presidents knife because of the commitment and loyalty he shown to the President. The knife that the President had passed down to Charlie was a family air loom, showing the fatherly character and role to Charlie. President Bartlett’s genuine character portrayed to the audience, would not have been depicted without this scene. He didn’t stop there, he goes farther to write about CJ feeling terrible about making the choice to save one turkey to kill the other for the Thanksgiving feast. She ends the story by begging the President to save both turkeys, which in the end shows the moral character of CJ that could only be shown through this specific
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