“I will not tire of declaring that if we truly want an effective end to the violence, we must eliminate the violence that lies at the root of all violence: structural violence, social injustice, the exclusion of citizens from the management of the country, repression,” Oscar Romero said in his sermon on the 23rd September 1979. Six months later, Romero was shot and killed.
In the movie Romero, Romero, the main character whom is also the archbishop, portrays many examples of the three virtues, prudence, justice, and fortitude. However, there are times shown in the film in which Romero does indeed lack these virtues. El Salvador is put in a very tough place in which many people are being killed by the guerillas for standing up for what they believe in. It is believed to be Romero’s duty to help put an end to this and it is his goal to make his people, and the people of the church, feel comfortable sharing their beliefs.
ignored in his country of El Salvador. He took it upon himself to use the church as a light of hope to
Romero made a really important decision when he decided to help out the poor because he now became an enemy against the government. Romero grew immensely throughout the entire movie, his love for the people and his conscience (soul, ego) grew as well. Our notes tell us that love requires work it is not just a feeling you have. Romero did a lot work to find his love; he also made a lot of sacrifices. Some of the sacrifices that Romero made were, going into the church when it was taken over by the military Romero still went in knowing that he may be killed, but I think the biggest sacrifice that Romero gave his people was that he gave up his life so that maybe someday they could be free. This resembles Jesus very much, because Jesus gave up his life so that all of our sins would be taken away. Romero is a very brave man for doing this, I don’t know many people who would give their lives up so others could be free this is a very non-selfish act. In my opinion there should be more people like this on the earth because there are so many problems that the world has to deal with in this day of age. I think that Oscar Anglo Romero y Glades was a great man for dieing for something that he truly believed in. Romero may have hesitated for a while on what to do, but in the long run what he did to help out the country of El Salvador was a major impact for the government to change. I wish there were more people
Kleinfield starts out the story at the scene of the death, the body freshly discovered by the police. Then, Kleinfield goes on to discuss his thesis that every death can cause “ripples” (273) of change throughout a vast distance. First, Kleinfield describes what it takes to pronounce the man dead and identify him. Kleinfield then talks about the time and effort the man who works at the morgue takes to secure a proper funeral and resting place for this stranger. Kleinfield talks about the cleaners that come in to clean the mess in George’s apartment, the people who take inventory of George’s belongings, and the people who find homes for the items across vast distances. Kleinfield discusses a new stance about Georges life and the people involved in the will. Finally, Kleinfield goes on to describe how each of them knew George and which ones were still alive.
Óscar Romero was a Roman Catholic priest that stood up for the poor and injustice in the troubled nation of El Salvador. In the early stages of his life, Romero had entered a boarding school for priests at the age of thirteen. Then he went to the national boarding school in San Salvador. He finished his studies at the Gregorian University in Rome, and was appointed a priest in Rome in 1942. Although Romero wanted to acquire a doctorate in theology, he had to go home to El Salvador in 1944 due to a lack of priests. He initially served as pastor, but because of his outstanding talent, he was marked for greater responsibilities. In 1970, he became the auxiliary bishop for San Salvador. As Romero began to rise as a notable Catholic bishop, a
George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead is a part of the trilogy while still being a perfect example of the social issues during the eighties. It was the Reagan era and therefore most horror filmmakers at the time were dealing with oppressive nature. Romero successfully portrays the social issues in his movies of the respective times of their releases. He shows the domestic racism and the Vietnam War in the movie Night of the Living Dead (1968), he also comments on the society’s obsessions with consumerism in the seventies with his movie Dawn of the Dead (1978). The movie is not different when it comes to criticizing the social issues. The Day of the Dead concentrates on societal concerns and humanity in general, although Romero’s main fight is amount of power and control given to military and judging if this is a good idea. This film is regarded as one of the most political zombie movie. Day of the Dead is the most gore cinema when compared to the previous two in the trilogy saga, but the humor is mild in this film compared to others. The audience also witness the evolution of zombies. The film is a direct address to the nature of human emotions and prejudices that tear the society apart.
Oscar Romero was a El Salvadoran Christian leader (archbishop of San Salvador) who was dedicated to standing up for human rights and speaking out against the repression and persecution of the El Salvadoran people. He was motivated by both personal and spiritual reasons, such as the death of his friend and fellow priest, Father Grande, who was murdered by soldiers under orders of a corrupt government, fuelled his desire to stop the corrupt endeavours of political leaders. He took the mistreatment of people of the church, both with the torture and killings of priests and followers alike, as a spiritual transgression and spoke out openly numerous times throughout his time as archbishop. Despite the amount of overwhelming negative directed towards
Oscar Romero is one of the most popular and unique Archbishops in Latin America due to his devotion and relationship with the poor. Romero was one of the first to speak out on behalf of the poor and fought for human rights and for the victims during El Salvador's bloody civil war. Romero's birth name is Oscar Arnulfo y Galdamez and he was born on August 15, 1917 in Ciudad Barrios, a small mountain village in El Salvador. He is the son of Guadalupe de Jesus and Santos Romero. As a result of his deep passion for learning, Romero receive an education until he was twelve years old.
Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero is best known as a martyr of the Salvadorian people. He was a person who truly embodied what he preached. During his lifetime, he spoke out for the voiceless, made an effort to change the Salvadorian society during the war and carried out God’s message without thinking twice. Oscar Arnulfo Romero was born on August 15, 1917 in Ciudad Barrios, San Miguel, in the eastern part of El Salvador (Brockman 30). His father was Santos Romero, a telegraph operator and his mother was Guadalupe de Jesus (Brockman 30). He grew up in El Salvador, a country in Central America and lived a very humble lifestyle, in which electricity and other commodities weren’t missed. He grew up with seven brothers and sisters and shared
Reading through the whole essay, there are many appealing strategies found in order to strengthen the essay academically. Brooks attracts the audience with a pathos-style strategy, giving specific movie examples to straighten up the essay. The movie Night of the Living Dead resonates the viewers with an image of a flesh-eating and harmful zombie figure instead of a harmless voodoo-created zombie, which makes the notion of zombies transformed into a horrifying figure, provoking the sense of fear of audience with emotional appeal. The revolutionary creation of zombie film was led by George A. Romero, the father of the entirely new horror genre. In his work, zombies are characterized as a form of undead
Rafaella cocked a brow at the other woman’s answer, opting instead for another prized spoonful of oatmeal. She chewed her food slowly, thoughtfully -- spoon swirling around her bowl absentmindedly. Did she think that Damiano’s death should be one of the many? His name hidden among the many that were blotted against white pages in fading black ink? No, to be forgotten by the city he had built was crueler than living in infamy with a name tainted in blood. “Hm,” she grunted noncommittally. “Perhaps. But no one can deny that he did a lot for the city -- even if that means drowning half of it in death.” Maybe that was the Montague in her that was speaking. Pressing her lips together, she dipped her head, eyes lowering in something that might have
It was as if she had died with so much life in her that this world she’d been cast into as a member of the conscious dead couldn’t fully contain her, it couldn’t fully make her one of them. Don’t get me wrong… she was slightly gray in tone and her eyes at times had that distant look that so many of us have, but there was something else. She didn’t have any of the signs of a true corpse; she moved differently, almost flowed, where most of us are rigid and jerky. And, she smiled more, still filled with optimism like she could conquer the world, whereas the rest of our kind emitted a sense of self-loathing, pity, and hopelessness.
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The movie Romero is a movie that was released in 1989 which covers the life, career, and eventual assassination of the Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero. Upon his appointment as archbishop the local government assumed that he would go with the status quo and help them to quell dissent. Romero met the early expectations of him that the government had, and did not rock the boat in terms of speaking out against the government. Romero later does the opposite of this, after personal experiences of the government’s atrocities. He began to consistently speaking out against a ruthless government which regularly terrorized its citizens and used brutal death squads to crush any dissent against them. Romero was always peaceful in the various forms of protest against the regime and made sure the people were always getting the truth, even when it ended up costing him his life. The actor who portrays him in the film is Raul Julia.