Roland Emmerich's The Patriot

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We all have heard at some point about how huge patriots Americans are. In the United States of America, patriotism is seen as one of the most important and significant fragments of American values. As much as more than half the population own an American flag, and much more own some kinds of attire with the patriotic symbols on it. But where did all this ‘national affection’ originate from? The film trailer “The Patriot” starring Mel Gibson as the protagonist written by Robert Rodat, directed by Roland Emmerich, and released in the year 2000, could maybe tell us where it all began. From what is shown in the film trailer, it all starts off with a man who 's been to war one too many times. The widowed father of seven, and legendary war hero Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) is threatened once again by the horrors of war, whereas he helplessly watches his family being torn apart, by…show more content…
But his oldest son wants to fight for his country’s freedom, whereas Benjamin Martin wants nothing more than peace. This gives us a good understanding of how bad Benjamin Martin wants his children to be safe and sound, and that can be seen by his concerned facial expression. We can see that when they have the following conversation. “I forbid you to go” BM “I’m not a child” GM “You are my child” BM (0:31-0:35). It can be argued who the real patriot is, it could be Gabriel Martin since he is the type of guy who would risk it all to fight for his country’s freedom, even if it means that he needs to leave his family behind, while Benjamin Martin doesn’t really care for the country’s safety, but more for his family’s wellbeing. But since Benjamin Martins is the protagonist, he has to fight against the ‘demons’ from

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