“Remember the Titans”
I chose the movie, “Remember the Titans.” This movie is very inspiring and has a life long lesson that each and everyone one of us can look up to. This movie has a huge issue of racism and prejudice, but it’s not only about that. It shows two different races coming together as a whole to reach a goal. It does come along with blood, sweat and tears, but it is all worth it.
This football team from Virginia high school, in the 1970’s, is forced to accept the new players and coach to their school. Normally, a new coach and a few new players wouldn’t be a problem. Only this time, they were black. Of course, the white players, students and even parents does not like nor accept these negro’s coming into their community. Discrimination came within these races, but with the coach’s leadership and courage, he shows the teammates how to come together as a family and little at a time unites the community, black and white.
Denzel Washington, who plays the coach, Herman Boone makes a very important speech to his players. This speech is also known as the Gettysburg speech. Boone tells how 50 thousand men lost their lives, on the same field, fighting the same fight their fighting today. He tells how they will also be destroyed like they were, if they don’t take this lesson from the dead and change things. They need to come together, whether they like each other or not and respect each other and hopefully learn how to play like men.
I chose this quote because it touches me. The first time, I watched this movie, I was inspired. Not because, I’m racist or prejudice, but because I saw what these boys went through and how their coach took the responsibility to bring them together. He didn’t only bring them together as a team, but as a family. At first, they hated each other because of the color of the skin. The coach did not see color, for he seen talent and ability and if he could look past the skin, so could they.
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