Character Analysis Of The Movie 'Remember The Titans'

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Remember the Titans is a film based on the true story of Coach Herman Boone, who tries to integrate a racially divided team. Throughout training camp and the season, Boone and Yoast 's black and white players learn to accept each other, to work together, and that football knows no race. As they learn from each other, Boone and Yoast also learn from them and in turn, the whole town learns from the team, the Titans. Thus, they are prepared to pursue the State Championship and to deal with and some adversity that threatens to effect their season. About half way through the movie Remember the Titans, we were introduced to a new character Ronnie “Sunshine” Bass. One day, a military father comes to the practice and talks to Coach Boone and Coach…show more content…
He then explained that his son was interested in playing for T.C Williams. Sunshine then uses a form of psychological Intimidation when he proceeds to throw the football at hit Gerry right in the back which cognitively worried Gerry of the new guy. There was a lot of tension between Ronnie and Gerry throughout most of the movie. Ronnie received the nickname “Sunshine” from Gerry who made a comment that he looked like a fruitcake. This made me think about how Sunshine was being stereotyped because of his long hair. His hair reminded me of the stereotypical hippie that was very popular during the 1970’s. Also, he was from California, and long hair made him look like the typical “surfer dude”. In the next scene, Sunshine decides to make a move that make Gerry feel uncomfortable. It happened in the locker room and Sunshine explains to Gerry that he knows why Gerry is trying to make fun of him in front of his teammates. Sunshine then comes in and kisses…show more content…
The mythical norm that was evident in this scene was that African Americans are better athletes than whites are. I thought that Sunshine broke that mythical norm to help him gain advantages over the whole team, because he was the one that eventually threw the final touchdown pass to win the state championship making him a very vital key to the team’s success. In the same scene of him entering the game, he told Louis to let the defensive end go. Sunshine then hiked the ball and flipped the defensive player over his shoulder and stared at him. I thought that this was an example of both psychological and psychical intimidation. When Sunshine stared at the player, he gave that vibe that his was put into the game to make them win. The psychical intimidation that occurred was the fact that the opposing teams just saw their good player get taken out in one
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