Essay on Racism in the Film Remember the Titans
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In the movie "Remember the Titans" there are many lessons that every person should learn in their life. One of the most important lessons is that of racism. In this day and age some people believe that racism is over because there are no longer any slaves, some people believe that there is still racism but that it is ok. I believe that those people would benefit a great deal from seeing this movie. I know that there is still racism, I also know that it is not ok.
There is a scene in this movie where the coach takes the team on a long run in the middle of the night. They end up at the break of dawn at a cemetery. The coach tells the young men of the battle that was fought on that ground. He told of the blood shed on those grounds that…show more content…
In this world we learn just about all of our beliefs from our parents, right or wrong. So many people grow up wanting to change the world, but they never figure out how to do it so they give up.
Gerry and Julius developed an amazing friendship built on trust and respect. They learnt to appreciate the meaning of trusting a man?s soul rather than their color. They worked to overcome the racial issues and heal the conflict.
In the beginning Gerry and Julius would not acknowledge one another, they were like enemies. When they looked at each other it was with revulsion and fear. They both lived their own separate lives with their own kind and did not want to bond with the others. If they did join with another race it was like a crime. They treated each other with such ignorance and hatred. They couldn?t stand each another and hated the way the other one acted.
When both Gerry and Julius found out that they were going to be in the same football team they didn?t want to consider the
They were both so narrow-minded and stubborn which resulted in neither seeing the other side of things. It seemed impossible for these two players to become friends and forget about their racism. The closer they became the more they forgot about their differences and the more they defended their friendship. They were too determined to let their teammates hold them back.
As a result they both ended up playing football.
When Gerry and Julius considered
Essay Remember the Titans Rhetorical Analysis
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Multicolored Dream In the movie Remember the Titans Coach Boone gives a speech on the battle ground of Gettysburg. Coach Boone was hired and made head coach over the nominated Hall of Fame Coach Yoast. Racial tensions were building between team members because their school, T.C. Williams became integrated. His team of football players had a problem with open prejudice and hostility between the black and white players. After a day of bad practice, Coach Boone took his team out for a run in the middle of the night through the forest to deal with the issue. When the players were finally given a chance to breathe they realized that they were at the Civil War battle ground of Gettysburg. He utilizes his strong demeanor and gives a speech…show more content…
The strong imagery paints a picture of the battlefield and draws a connection between the past and present leaving the football players with a feeling of loss. In the beginning of the movie, Coach Boone had to build ethos for himself because of racial differences. Coach Boone, being of African American descent, was hired over their current caucasian coach and this caused the white football players to boycott the team until Coach Yoast became their assistant coach. Coach Boone lead his team by example and his dedication to his craft. He showed the players that he did not care about what color you wore on your skin, but of the sport that brought them together. During his speech he states “I don’t care if you like each other or not. But you will respect each other. And maybe, I don’t know, maybe we’ll learn to play this game like men” (Boone). He uses the built trust aspect of ethos very well to close this speech. Another aspect of ethos Coach Boone used in his speech was borrowed credibility from Gettysburg. Towards the end of the speech he told the boys to “take a lesson from the dead” (Boone) and realize that if they do not stop these actions of hostility towards each other they will not be able to move forward as a team. The Civil War, and the Civil Rights Movement were turning points in American history and he used facts about the battle to build his ethos. Racial differences were still strong during the 1970s and if it were