Rocky Balboa Character Analysis

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The United States of America is a special place to live in. The country was brought up with the thought of endless possibilities for success in mind. It is a place where almost everyone has a chance to become something. America, of course, depends on the choices made and how one applies themself. If an important opportunity arises, one must realize that they must be sedulous in order to persevere. That is what America was founded on. Hard working, independent people trying to make something out of themselves. In the movie Rocky, the main character displays a crucial part of what makes up America today. The main character, Rocky Balboa, shows the identity of having an American dream and he chases it by working hard and making a name for himself.…show more content…
His managers think this is a great idea and very patriotic because it is giving a boxer the opportunity to be in the ring with a world champion. After researching what local fighter Apollo could take on, the group lands on the Italian Stallion. The next day, Rocky goes to the gym and is approached by owner, Mickey. He tells Rocky that a one of Apollo Creed’s representatives came in and is searching for him. Mickey tells him to go see Mike Jerkins for more information. When Rocky arrives at Mike Jerkins’ office, he is asked if he is interested in boxing with Apollo Creed. Jerkins tells Rocky that he was arbitrarily chosen and thinks this would be a great opportunity. Rocky is obviously overwhelmed at first, but after second thoughts and being persuaded, he accepts the challenge. He told Jerkins he will try his best to give the people a good show. He will fight for…show more content…
It could easily sound like Apollo will win this fight. Afterall, Apollo has never lost a boxing match against athletes at the same level as him. How could a Rocky beat him? Rocky is such a humble man. A perfect example of this is during a interview with Apollo. Here a reporter asks Rocky a question. “ How will you fight Apollo Creed? (mind elsewhere) Creed's great, ain't he… I'll do what I can”(Movie Script). Even though his response sounds odd, he means well. His goal is just to give the people a good fight. He admits that he is not the best, and he is okay with that. He feels no need to attack or bad-mouth
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