Describe the ethical dilemmas and the ethical theory used to address public concerns when a major form of entertainment is used to misinform.

answer the following questions in bullet points from the summary of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"

1. (300 words) Ethically Addressing Misinformation
Describe the ethical dilemmas and the ethical theory used to address public concerns when a major form of entertainment is used to misinform. Use references to support these ethical theories

2. (300 words) Values Exposed in Entertainment Distortion
Describe the values that are exposed in an art form using distortion for entertainment. Use references to support these values.

3. (300) words)Entertainment Social Responsiblity
What is the social responsibility that must be ethically addressed in this type of entertainment? Use references to support your conclusions about social responsibility.


Summary – OverviewThe movie is centered on Fotoula "Toula" Portokalos (Nia Vardalos), a middle class Greek American woman who falls in love with a non-Greek upper middle class "White Anglo-Saxon Protestant" Ian Miller (John Corbett).

[edit] PlotToula is going through an early midlife crisis. At thirty, she is the only woman in her family who has "failed": her family expects her to "marry a Greek, make Greek babies, and feed everyone until the day [she] die[s]." Instead, Toula is stuck working in the family business, a restaurant. In contrast to her "perfect" sister, Athena (Stavroula Logothetis), Toula is frumpy and cynical. She fears she’s doomed to be stuck with her life as it is.

At the restaurant, she briefly sees Ian Miller, a handsome school teacher. This event, combined with an argument with her father, motivates her to go to school to learn how to use computers. She also gets contact lenses, wears her hair curly, and begins to use makeup. She, her mother, and her aunt then contrive a way to get her father, Gus, to allow her to work at her aunt’s travel agency.

Toula feels much better in her new job, especially when she notices Ian hanging around looking at her through the window. They finally introduce themselves and begin dating. Toula keeps the relationship secret from her family until some weeks later when Gus finds out. He throws a fit because Ian is not Greek, but Ian and Toula continue to see each other against Gus’s wishes. Ian proposes marriage to her, she accepts, and he agrees to be baptized in the Greek Orthodox Church to be worthy of her family.

As the year passes, the wedding planning hits snag after snag as Toula’s relatives "helpfully" interfere. Her father insists on inviting the entire church to the ceremony, her mother orders the invitations but misspells Ian’s parents’ names, and Toula’s cousin Nikki orders tacky bridesmaids’ dresses. Toula is horrified to learn that her parents invited the entire family to what was meant to be a "quiet" dinner, and the Millers, unused to such cultural fervor, are overwhelmed.

The wedding day dawns with liveliness and hysteria, but the traditional wedding itself goes without a hitch. Gus gives a speech accepting Ian and the Millers as family and buys the newlyweds a house right next door to him. The film’s epilogue shows the new couple’s life six years later in which they have a daughter Paris that they raise in the Greek style, but Toula tells her she can marry anyone she wants when she grows up after she says she wants to go to Brownies instead of Greek school.

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