Using your definition of integrity, analyze the following parts of the episode

HUM110HM—Assignment 2

Directions: After watching the “Water Park” episode of Malcolm in the Middle, write an

essay that answers the following questions.

1. Integrity is an extremely interesting concept. When we use it to refer to a building or

a bridge, we are referring to structural issues: the building or bridge’s ability to

withstand not only normal uses but also extreme circumstances: storms,

earthquakes, and floods, for example. When we use this term to describe people, we

can mean their ability to maintain their moral standards even in the face of

temptation. What is your definition of integrity?

2. Using your definition of integrity, analyze the following parts of the episode:

a) Hal and Lois’s decision to procure a babysitter–any babysitter–for Dewey so that

they can have fun at the park.

b) Hal’s decision to smuggle a pint of rum into the park.

c) Hal and Lois’s decision to ignore their two sons and concentrate on each other.

d) The behavior of the attendant at the top (entry point) of the monster water ride.

e) The decision by Francis and Spengler to deliberately lose each game of pool that

they play against each other.

f) The fact that after the elderly babysitter is taken away via ambulance, both the

emergency medical technicians and the neighbors fail to realize that Dewey has

been left home alone.

Guidelines: Use the following guidelines for this assignment

1. Use a minimum of 700 words

2. The essay must be typed, double-spaced, and follow ML format

3. Proofread carefully

4. The material included in the Perspective and Interaction sections of each module is

intended to provide you information and to give you issues to think about. These

overviews are not intended to be used to help you complete your essay. In other

words, please use the ideas from the overviews, but do not use their language. As

well, do not use any outside research or information when completing this

assignment. I am interested in what you have to say.

Submit your assignment to the appropriate course Dropbox no later than Sunday,

11:59 PM EST/EDT. (This Dropbox basket is linked to Turning.)HUM110HM—Assignment 2

Grading Rubric

Elements Criteria Not Evident



(1 – 7)


(8 – 9)



Purpose Clearly identifies the three-fold

purpose of this essay.

0 points 1-7 points 8-9 points 10 points

Perspective Investigates other point(s) of view

and the writer’s own assumptions.

0 points 1-7 points 8-9 points 10 points


Supports purpose with relevant,

sufficient evidence through

investigative research.

0 points 1-7 points 8-9 points 10 points

Analysis Analyzes the consequences and

implications of reasoning.

0 points 1-7 points 8-9 points 10 points



Addresses the core values of

personal development,

specifically, and demonstrates its

relevance to this purpose.

0 points 1-7 points 8-9 points 10 points



States the various options of

decision making and chooses a


0 points 1-7 points 8-9 points 10 points

Not Evident



(1 – 5)


(6 – 14)




of Writing

Writer uses a correct essay

format, with minimal grammar and

spelling errors.

0 points 1-5 points 6-14 points 15 points

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