Essay about The Blind Side: Michael Oher’s Transformation

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In the movie, The Blind Side, Michael Oher’s character experiences many changes. Throughout the film, he grows from a shy, uneducated boy into a young man who belongs to a family. The film begins with Oher as a homeless youth struggling to find a place to sleep. It progresses with Oher’s fortunate meeting of the Tuohy family and concludes with Oher’s ultimate transformation from a homeless boy into a successful man. A 17-year-old atypical teenager, Michael Oher has been living with many foster parents throughout Memphis, Tennessee. He was basically an orphan because his father dies when he was young and his mom is never around due to crack addiction. Every time he finds a new home, he runs away. He sleeps whenever and wherever he …show more content…

He has his own driver’s license, which indicates a big change in his teenage life having the ability to drive. Mr. and Mrs. Tuohy have signed the official documents that state them as Michael’s legal guardian. He then gets his own room, bed, and home, which he never had in his life before. He even got a new car, which made him feel not only happy, but also part of a something he never had: a family. As he receives all these gifts, he becomes more comfortable with his friends and surroundings at home and at school as well. He tested in the 98 percentile under “protective instincts”. This can be seen not only on test papers, but also in near-death situations such as stopping the airbag from killing SJ and protecting Mrs. Tuohy from the gangsters in his hometown. Every other subject his teachers have tested him in, he has failed miserably. Therefore, Mrs. Tuohy hired a tutor, Miss Sue, to help Michael get better grades and learn more efficiently in school. Other than schoolwork, Oher has grown into a great football player as well; he has learned to play his position at left tackle, protecting the quarterback’s blind side. With his family and his passion for football, Michael has become more of a man. He finally speaks for himself as he did with the inspector lady and speaks for his family as he did when he beat up the gangsters that were insulting his “mother”. He is now more confident than before shown by

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