Remember The Titans Literary Analysis

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“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”--Ambrose Redmoon
Consequently, the soul stirring and heart wrenching motion picture of “Remember the Titans” depicts so eloquently the sacrifices one has to make to stand up firmly in support of their most cherished, morally sound beliefs, and for some it causes him or her to examine whether their beliefs are worth preserving. Thus, this tale of tremendous victory against overwhelming odds is an excellent reminder that valor is a virtue that overpowers paralyzing fear. Because of integration, T.C. Williams successfully merged two high school football teams into one team, which became an unstoppable force in Alexandria, Virginia in the 1970’s in the midst of prevalent social unrest. Nevertheless, the personal struggles of Coach Yoates and Gary Bertier are extraordinary illustrations of the prized possessions one may lose standing up for internal beliefs, which are loss of popularity, loss of economic livelihood, and ultimately loss of existence. Let us begin with the similarities of Gary’s dilemma to what Melissa endured as a young black Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Although what he
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Although the prejudice and racism depicted in this thought provoking true story occurred over 40 years ago, these problems remain constant. As long as those that possess a white supremacist attitude, stories will continue to surface of unfair treatment and abuse. Courage comes in all races, as seen in the characters well portrayed of the true to life heroes Coach Yoates and Gary and by heroic women, Melissa and Sandra Bland. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” –Edmund

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