John Lee Hancock's The Blind Side

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A left tackle in the 1970’s was earning nearly $100,000 a year. “By 2004, the five most highly paid NFL left tackles were earning nearly $3 million a year more than five most highly paid right tackles...”. (Lewis 32). Michael Oher is the perfect example of a new generation left tackle. His story was so devastating but inspiring, that it had to be told the right way. As Michael grew up in the rough part of Memphis, he struggled until Leigh Ann came into the picture. Both characters are the focus point in movie, as the novel. The author of The Blind Side Michael Lewis, and director of the movie John Lee Hancock both did a fascinating job in their respective areas with the motion picture winning a golden globe as the novel became a New York Times…show more content…
So Michael isn't introduced until the middle of chapter two and isn't really followed until the middle of chapter three. The intro to this book is great, and it describes everything you need to know about the game of football and the position left tackle. What Michael Lewis, the author, did was prepping the audience for what they were about to get into. His placement of certain situations in the book transition perfectly with others and bring a real suspense. He drags you in as if a TV show left a cliff hanger after ever episode. He knows exactly what happened to Michael so well, and he times it all so well into one story. A great piece from the book that shows how descriptive and emotional he can be is when he explained the fight between Michael and his teammate. “Force equals mass times acceleration, as Hugh Freeze said, and when Michael’s mass comes at you at Michael speed, it’s just an incredible force.” (Lewis 289). Another great but very emotional moment in this novel was chapter eleven, “Freak of Nurture”. The whole chapter shows how versatile Michael Lewis is on creating a scene that needs to be delivered as a important moment in the novel. As he describes the past of Michaels Oher’s childhood and his mothers trials, he tends to add his own opinion in certain cases to show the emotions he’s describing. “It was as if Dee Dee had been put on earth to answer a question: how little

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