“Remembering the Titans” – A Film Directed by Boaz Yakin Character Analysis

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The story takes place in 1971, Alexandria in Virginia State, USA. In the high school of the town, T. C. Williams, there are serious problems between black and white people, furthermore the racial discrimination is present everywhere in the country. For example, a with man killed a black boy just for entering his shop. Hence, the mood is violent, and in the middle of discrimination and racism environment. Theme The movie shows that we can successfully set aside our differences in culture, and race to work together as a team.

Also Over-coming racism, and Over-coming adversity with Strength, Unity, Courage, Brotherhood, Pride,Trust, we can reach success. Plot Remember The Titans tells the remarkable, inspiring true story about a football team from Virginia, asunder by racial prejudices, and who they obtain the unification and win the championship. The year is 1971, and a young black man, newcomer, named Herman Boon is hired as the head football coach at the town’s high school.

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Consequently, displacing out a white man, Bill Yoast, who had been the head coach for a long time with extraordinary performance. As America struggles through the growing pains of racial integration, these tow men slowly overcame their distrust and learn to respect one another. In the process, they mold a group of angry, unfocused boys into a dynamic, winning team, and prove that heroes come in all colors. Conflict In the summer of 1971, two high schools of different races in Alexandria, Virginia , where integrated forming T. C. Williams high school.

The Caucasian head coach of The Titans is replaced by an Afro-American coach from North Carolina. Tension arises when players of different races are forced together on the same football team. Rising action The school was divided into two sides, the group of Afro-Americans and the Caucasian. When the football team of T. C. Williams first met and had problems getting along the coach Boone makes them go to training camp together.

The interaction of all the players, specially Gerry Bertier, Caucasian, with the Afro- American Julius Campbell as well, the cooperation of Bill Yoast and Herman Boone the team is integrated. Climax The racial tension is going away between team mates, after the good performance of the team in the games. In the celebration of the classification of the team for the championship, Gerry, the captain of The Titans, has a car accident. Hence, for The Titans to win the championship, without the captain, is almost impossible. The falling action

The Titans were playing really united in the last game, and Gerry in the hospital was watching the game, when The Titans won the championship. Resolution In the very end of the movie, there is a epilogue showing what happened to the guys after high school, and how they still get together after the death of Gerry. Conclusion To conclude Cheryl Yoast says, “People say that it can’t work, black and white. Here, we make it work every day. We still have our disagreements, of course, but before we reach for hate, always, always, we remember the

Titans”. Characters Herman Boone is The African American Coach. Bill Yoast is The white coach that was their coach from the beginning. Gerry Bertier is Caucasian Captain of The Titans. Julius Campbell is the African American, Gerry’s best friend at the end of the movie. Louie Lastik is the big guy who coach Boone wanted to help with his exams. Ronnie “Sunshine” Bass is son of a military officer, also he is high self esteem , and without complex. Cheryl Yoast is Coach Yoast’s Daughter, also big fan of her father, and the team.

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