report on the movie the patriot Essay

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Patriot Cultural Assignment

     “The Patriot” is an excellent movie. It may very well be one of the most exciting

and moving war-drama movies of all time. There are very few films today that even come

close to touching upon the American Revolution, which is why “The Patriot” is of such

importance. Nonetheless, during the film the actual American Revolution takes a back

seat and allows the center of the story to revolve around Benjamin Martin (played by

Mel Gibson) and his South Carolina family. Some examples of this would be the focus on

Benjamin’s eldest son Gabriel and how he goes against his father’s wishes. As well as

Gabriel, the film focuses on Benjamin and what actions he takes and why.
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This fuels the fire for Gabriel and makes him more

determined to fight and seek revenge.

     After the focus is off of Gabriel it is shifted to Benjamin. Since he remembers his

own bloody experience from the French & Indian War, Benjamin is reluctant to have any

part of this conflict. At first, Benjamin tries to convince others to resolve this peacefully

and not to fight. He refuses to fight because he would rather care for his family and

remain to farm with his slaves. Soon after this, Benjamin joins the fight himself, his loyalty

to his eldest son first draws him into the fight. After his son is captured and is almost

killed by the British Benjamin fights to save his son. Later, Benjamin becomes a bloody

British killing machine out to give meaning to as well as revenge for the unjustly death of

one of his younger sons. Benjamin and his families motivation for war does seem

historically correct. Any family will fight when its for the right cause and right reason.

     Throughout to course of the movie there were a few inaccurate historical facts

that were brought to my attention that the average movie watcher may or may not have

noticed. The main characters were not based on real combat soldiers from the American

Revolution. There really were members of the British army who wanted to bring death to

all Americans like General

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