Remember The Titans Character Analysis

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The influence of others has the ability to change and shape people. Based in the 1980s, Remember the Titans is a true story following the football team of a newly integrated school. Gerry, one of the main characters, is the captain of the football team. The rest of the team looks up to him. When the school integrate, he was dead set against having them. With the help of the new Coach, who was also black, Gerry learned to accept his teammates and become a better football team because of it. By having Gerry go from discriminatory against his teammates who were black to accepting of them, Remember the Titans showed that through the guidance of others, people can change for the better. At the beginning of the movie, Gerry felt warry and threatened of his new teammates and didn’t want them to join the team. When talking to his current coach, he stated, “I don’t wanna play with any blacks on the team. Why don’t you just kick them off?” He was very upset about his new change, and eventually expressed he wanted to leave the team, making the rest of the team follow. Coach Yoast, however, would not allow that. He forced him to stay on the team and try it out. Despite that, he continued to find ways to be against them and make his teammates against them as well. The next thing he does is convince people that the newly integrated players were going to steal their positions. Throughout the whole beginning, it was a battle between what he was supposed to do and his views. However, in
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