The Rainmaker Themes

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Rudy's adventures in the legal world of Memphis inevitably bring him to ethical questions. In court during the trial, Rudy is an ethical paragon, but he is less morally secure during the ambulance chasing episodes. In A Time to Kill, Jake Brigance debates what actions he can ethically take to get Carl Lee back as a client, and decides that he has to cross the ethical boundaries.

Grisham bestows similar quandaries on Rudy. Rudy uses the prospective lawsuit for the Blacks as a lure to get firms to employ him, and then he plots when he will pounce on the Blacks with papers to sign so that he can take on their suit. Although aware that he operates in a gray area with the Blacks, he recoils from the methods of Deck Shifflet, who barges into the hospital rooms of the newly injured to hawk his legal services. Deck...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
The Rainmaker from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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