Ethical Dilemmas In The Movie Remember The Titans

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The movie I decided to analyze was Remember the Titans. I examined the dilemmas and ethical choices that were displayed throughout the story. In the early 1970s, two schools in Alexandria Virginia integrate forming T.C. Williams High School. The Caucasian head coach of the Titans is replaced by an African American coach (Denzel Washington) from North Carolina, which causes a fury among white parents and students. Tensions arise quickly among the players and throughout the community when players of different races are forced together on the same football team. Coach Boone is a great example of a leader. He knows he faces a tough year of teaching his hated team. But, instead of listening to the hating town or administrators, Boone pushes his team to their limits and forces good relationships between players, regardless of race. His vision for the team involves getting the players concerned in what the team needs to become, and not what it is supposed to be; a waste. Boone is a convincing leader with a brutal, boot camp approach to coaching. He believes in making the players re-build themselves as a team. When Boone says, You will wear a jacket, shirt, and tie. If you don't have one buy one, can't afford one then borrow one from your old man, if you don't have an old man, then find a drunk, trade him for his. It showed that he was a handy Craftsman and wanted done what he wanted done no matter what it took.During training camp, Boone pairs black players with white players and instructs them to learn about each other. This idea is met with a lot of fighting, but black linebacker Julius Campbell and stubborn white All-American Gerry Bertier. It was difficult for the players to cope with the fact they had to play with and compete with ... ... middle of paper ... ...f self-control and discipline to overcome the challenges these high school students had to endure. The first scenario, when the young men were kicked out the restaurant because of the color of their skin showed self-control. If I was put in that situation I would’ve argued the manager down, most likely made a scene which wouldn’t have made the situation any better. The next scene was when Ronny was called a fruitcake by Ryan the all-American LB. Ryan tried to humiliate Ronny in front of his peers , the coaches , and even his dad. I would’ve taken that comment personal and argued back, might’ve gotten out of character. I think he handle the situation very well, he made his point without being negative, during the process of going through this altercation he even managed to snatch him a spot on the squad. The last scene I touched on is when the two start defensive

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  • Analyzes the dilemmas and ethical choices that were displayed throughout the movie remember the titans.
  • Analyzes the ethical dilemmas faced by the characters in the movie.
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