The Blind Side

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The movie The Blind Side is about a homeless, male, African-American teenager Michael Oher (Big Mike) who is taken in by the Tuohy family. Michael grew up never knowing who his father was and his mother wasn’t anything but a drug addict who he was taken away from when he was a child. Michael had very little education but had preformed strong in “protective instincts” which is later on used to help motivate his football skills and eventually shape his football career. The Tuohy’s provided Michael not only with a home and a kind loving family, but as well as a tutor to help him get the grades he needed to become eligible for the NCAA Divisions I athletic scholarship (Hancock, 2009).
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After she was finished she’d count to 3 and tell Michael to open his eyes and tell him “the past is gone, the world is a good place and its all going to be okay.” this later cam into play when Michael got into a fight with the leader of the tough guys from Hurt Village, and Michael got up and left the scene before anything escalated.
Sean Junior Tuohy (S. J.) is the biggest factor in Michael’s development as he was the one person who looked up to Michael the most. From day one before Michael was even brought into the Tuohy home, S.J. was friendly to Michael when no one else was. On one of Mikes first days of school, he approached two little girls on the playground to just say hi to them and they ran off scared by him. S.J. came over to Mike and told him that “ Smile at em’, it lets them know you’re their friend”. When the Tuohy’s took Michael in, S.J. took to Michael right away treating him like he was the big brother that he never had. When Mike was trying to understand the game of football, S.J. was the one who took the time to make him understand it and helped him train outside of football practices, encouraging Mike every step of the way, making it fun for the two of them.

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In the school aspect of Michael’s life, it became the one thing he strived for. Without school, he wouldn’t be able to enjoy the football career he later succeeded. The help of Michael’s future

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