Remember The Titans Turning Point Analysis

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Boaz Yakin, the director of “Remember the Titans”, tell us the story of an American football team of a recently integrated high school. The team transitions from hating each other to becoming a brotherhood. A turning point in this transition is the run to Gettysburg, where coach Boone leads the boys on an early morning run before delivering a powerful speech. After this scene the boys start to respect each other, respect the coach and overcome adversity. 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. The impact that this quote has on the players is obvious. A closeup…show more content…
This is shown by the dialogue of coach Boone saying "if we don't come together, right now, on this hallowed ground, then we too will be destroyed". This is saying that like the confederate army, if they do not accept all races than they will be destroyed and will not achieve anything during the season. This speaks to the boys as the camera zooms to show their faces and that they are determined. They are determined to win, and are realizing that winning is more important than any prejudice they may have. This shows that the run to Gettysburg is a turning point, as they are beginning to overcome adversity. Yakin is teaching us through this scene, that it is important to be resilient in the face of
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