The characters in both films differentiate by Benjamin Martin In The Patriot being a father and fighting for his family in the actual war. But in 1776 the congress is just trying to agree with the Declaration of Independence to help this dreadful war. In the movie 1776 the film doesn’t show how life is for the townspeople just the Second Continental Congress deciding about Independence. In the The Patriot it does show what happened to townspeople like them living in poverty and being treated unfairly. Though both films have some inaccuracies, The Patriot has been proven to have many historical inaccuracies, many more than 1776.
The Patriot, directed by Roland Emmerich for Centropolis Entertainment, Columbia Pictures, and SONY Pictures Entertainment, is a stirring account of a little-known campaign of a war that has been largely ignored by Hollywood. It tells the story of Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson), a South Carolina planter and widower with seven children. His horrific experiences in the French and Indian War make him unwilling to take up arms against the British when South Carolina votes for independence in 1776, though his eldest son, Gabriel (Heath Ledger), joins the Continental army. Martin is forced to take sides when the war literally comes into his front yard and British troops harm his family and burn his home. He assumes command of the local militia and
The Patriot and 1776 are good films. They both take place around the time of the American Revolutionary War. However, they both focus on different aspects of it. Many of the things about both of these films are similar, but they are also differences in them, too. The main characters, setting, and other features of the movie can be easily compared and contrasted.
The Patriot is a movie filmed displaying the time of the American Revolution, it is a very historically inaccurate film that features few historical accuracies. The Patriot offers inaccurate character portrayal, cultural details and social details.The few dainty accuracies of the film include apparel, battle occurence, and gun usage. As the movie progresses many parts throughout the film do not align with proper historical accuracy. The inaccuracies may seem true to the common eye but with proper intel it is clearly seen to be erroneous. Character portrayal is one of many inaccuracies in the film, Benjamin Martin who is supposed to represent Francis Marion actually represents the complete opposite.
It calls those who quit “The summer soldier and the sunshine warrior” , this was because they could not handle the winter, they could only last the summer. It also says “Tyranny, like hell,” this is because leaving is like giving up on your country. ( document D) In the diary entrance, it holds more reasons to stay. If Waldo, the author, could stay I could too.Waldo was sick, but he didn't leave because he wasn't a coward. (document C) In conclusion, I would stay, I would not be a coward and leave my country, and give up on possible
The Patriot portrays a very historically inaccurate representation of the events, characters and context during the time of the Revolutionary War. The Patriot provides numerous examples of historical misrepresentations from inaccurate portrayals of character such as Benjamin Martin to slavery appearing to be something pleasant and acceptable. Throughout The Patriot a clear misconception is made in which it appears that slavery is really not such a bad thing and it is almost portrayed to the viewers as non-existent. The false pretences in which slavery is shown compare nothing to what slaves actually experienced during this time. The blacks are seen as more of paid servants and treated with respect by many people.
“With the country on the edge of political outbreak he advocated for a governing body representing three social classes, suddenly violence broke out and he was in charge of protecting his royal family” (Biography.com 2). After this he fled the country, but was taken by Australian forces and didn 't return to France until 1799. Even when he was back in France he still felt like he should keep a low profile just to be sure he wouldn 't be caught. Finally in 1830 when King Charles the tenth was overthrown he could come out of hiding. As he came out of hiding he was offered the job to become dictator but turned the offer down.
Two years after he enlisted, Benedict’s mother died so he traveled back to see his remaining family and care for them. After being arrested repeatedly for drunkenness, his father died in 1761. Arnold settled in New Haven and was a bookseller.
One way the authors argue against war is that causes families to split apart. “In June of that year, 1777, We found out that Father was dead” ( Collier and Collier 164 ). Mr. Meeker is killed and the family was already split apart. Sam was at war and now Mr. Meeker dying. How can they still run the tavern?