Reflecting Upon Remember the Titans Essay
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Reflecting Upon Remember the Titans
Segregation between blacks and whites was a very tough problem to get over in our country (one that we have been struggling with for centuries), but I never realized that it was still around a few decades ago- in the 1970's!
Today, most kids that I know of, including myself, are very comfortable having friends of a different race, but as I have found out from watching the movie, Remember the Titans, that was not the case a short time ago.
This movie is very powerful and motivating because it talks about overcoming prejudice and segregation of blacks and whites in America in the early 1970's in a small town in Virginia. Remember the Titans is a true…show more content…
It was a challenge because he had to make his team forget the segregation and prejudice around them and play football with respect for each other, as friends. In the end, the players did come together as a team, but the world tried to tear them apart. This movie is about defying tradition and doing what is right. The players and the coaches too, had to forget what they had been taught since they were children, and treat those of a different race as they would want to be treated.
I think that this movie shows one of the many historical events that took place in the U.S. during the 20th century that led to peace, as it is today, between blacks and whites. This football team kind of symbolizes the first step towards the future of blacks and whites in America- the country that we now call "the melting pot."
Of course, change isn't all that easy, and it certainly wasn't for this football team. They started out hating each other, but slowly (with the help of their coaches), they came to respect and play as a team. These boys showed everyone- their friends and family- that the world was wrong. Despite everything they lost in the process, they did what was right and won something priceless in the effort. Slowly, people came to follow in the team's footsteps, realizing that segregation was not the way to peace in one country- and so, here we are, in a country of immigrants
Essay about Movie: Remember the Titans
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The movie Remember the Titans takes place in Virginia. The year was when there were no racial mixings in the schools. The movie starts practically the day that the announcement of desegregation was going to come into action.
The movie is in a small Virginia town where they say that football is as big as life. The high school team is known for being great and when they here that blacks are entering their school now they are furious. The school comes in and fires the old head coach and replaces him with a black, Coach Boon. At first all of the white players try to boycott the new coach and football program but the old coach, Coach Yoast decides to stay and run the defensive line and not abandon his old boys.…show more content…
Even though they were very much adjusted to one another and got along so well when they got back home, nothing had changed. When they saw white teammates talking to black teammates everyone starred and no one understood. Coach Boon was not surprised to see how people were acting but he was shocked to find out that when the school gave him the head-coaching job it was because they had to and if he lost a game then he was fired. The people who hired him said that they didn’t even think that he would have made it out of camp.
The football teams love lived on and they stuck together for their first win. As a victory the quarterback who everyone called Sunshine tried to take a few black teammates to dinner. The owner refused service and that was the beginning of them falling apart all over again. The team calls their own meeting trying to get back together, although they are undefeated they weren’t playing well and they knew that wouldn’t work for long. On a major game referees were bribed to call penalties against the Titans, but Coach Yoast knew what they were doing and said he would go to the papers. Turns out they were trying to get Coach Yoast back at the head job and forget about Boon. After a major victory the team captain is involved in a major car wreck and was paralyzed from the waist down. Even though they lost a lot they went on and won the state title. The movie ends