Analysis Of The Movie ' Romero '

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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. Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdamez was born in 1917 and died March 24 1980. Romero began his career as a priest at the age of thirteen, and rose through the ranks to become a high ranking member of the Catholic Church, eventually serving as the fourth Archbishop of San Salvador. In the beginning of his priesthood, Romero was more conservative but over time became a very outspoken man with strong opinions who pushed for political change. He gave a voice to those who suffered from social injustice, poverty, and the regular brutalities of Salvadoran life, such as

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