Using visual and verbal techniques, Yakin teaches us to respect everyone no matter what race, and to be resilient in the face of adversity. The run to Gettysburg is a turning point in the story, as it makes the players respect their teammates no matter what race. This is shown by the dialogue of coach Boone saying "men died on this field, fighting the same battle that we're still fighting amongst ourselves today". This is talking about the battle of Gettysburg, where the union army defeated the confederate army during the civil war. This is similar to the conflict that is occurring within the team, as it was a battle for Black people's rights.
O’Brien was surrounded by the era of protest and arguments on the war. Faced with the moral decision of fight or flight, he opts for the former and chooses to stay and fight for his country. Shipped off to the battlefront in Vietnam, his life in combat is drowned in constant fear and anxiety. In fear of death, O’Brien and his fellow soldiers practice courage and bravery every day. They do this while watching American soldiers die in combat from bombs and landmines.
He breaks the tension amongst the team by taking his players on a three o’clock morning run to Gettysburg to teach them a lesson about what fighting amongst themselves will do. When they arrive at Gettysburg, Coach Boone asks the team, “Anybody know what this place is? This is Gettysburg. This is where they fought the Battle of Gettysburg. Fifty thousand men died right here on this field, fightin ' the same fight that we 're still fightin ' amongst ourselves today.
During the battles they had flags on both sides of the field. Gabriel soon finds a tore up flag on the ground and a man in doubt says to him that the flag means nothing, that it is a lost cause. Gabriel picks up the flag and during the movie he starts sewing it back together. Gabriel is murdered by the same guy that killed his brother and his dads finds him and carries on the flag. At the last battle Benjamin waves the flag and runs to claim thier new victory.
From Ferguson to Tulsa to Baton Rouge, there have been countless cases of police brutality towards African-American men, women, and children. Murderers never receiving their justice, given paid time off and being cleared of charges. Families living in fear, left torn apart at the hands of people who took an oath to serve and protect. We see people of all races standing together in protest of something we know to be wrong, advocating for much needed social change. During the first three preseason games of the 2016 NFL season, Colin Kaepernick formerly quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers sat through the national anthem in protest of police brutality towards African American individuals.
The commander thinks that it would be better to turn tail for both of the armies, Union and Confederates, and train for months. He describes how men actually died in war, you have to make one Army from all the of the men, and in order to do that, he needed Joby. Joby is the heart of the army, he controls the fingers which are the soldiers. If he beats his drum slowly, the next day the soldiers will lie upon the fields, their hearts slowed. They would be brought down by enemy fire.
The President’s Thoughts on the Proper Place of Sports In 1903, Theodore Roosevelt’s son, Ted, made the second football team at Harvard University, instead of the varsity team. Ted reacts to the situation by sending a letter to the White House pleading for his father, the president, to come and persuade the coach into allowing him to play varsity. Roosevelt replies in a letter to his son parenting him on the dangers of putting too much emphasis on sports. Roosevelt starts his persuasive parenting letter by revealing to his son that he “greatly admires football” and that he never had the ability play football because his athletic ability was closer to “resembling Kermit’s” rather than Ted’s. Kermit was a member of the Roosevelt family and also attended Harvard.
Howard Pyle’s “The Nations Makers” painting is an artistic response to war through the illustration of the first brave soldiers who marched towards battle during the nations beginning. The painting portrays the bravery of those fellow man by showing the courageous leading officer, the soldiers poor condition and determination, and the flag that stood high and motivated them. Howard Pyle was able to portray an image of Revolutionary soldiers many years after America defeated the British Empire, declaring Independence in 1776. Allowing the viewer to understand the sacrifice they made by marching forward to face the enemy during warfare. Howard Pyle painting defines one of the moments that took place during the country’s beginning to provide a
Abner is the crazy father who went to war and has some sort of disability. Sarty is Abner 's son who is by his side throughout the whole story. Faulkner portrays a theme that devotion is within family or within the law. Abner chooses devotion to the law when he starts to burn barns. When turning against family for the law, people really need to take a look back and see what caused this to happen.
Former 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick was tired of noticing this horrendous issue on the news and therefore, commenced the emotional movement. Day by day, discovering how many innocent black lives are lost and ripped away from their families, their friends, and their future is too much for anyone to handle. Kaepernick was troubled by these problems and wanted this chaos to end in America. "Once again, I’m not anti-American," Kaepernick explains. "I love America.