The Blind Side Character Analysis

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New movies come out everyday and most are previewed far in advance to get the media talking before they even are available to the public. On November 20, 2009 the box office hit The Blind Side came out in theaters and the demand skyrocketed to see this amazing, feel good, true story film. Michael Oher, the main character in the movie, gets tested with many challenges throughout the movie and struggled growing up learning the basics due to poor parenting. Michael Oher is a hero by pushing through all the difficult situations he is faced with, being a positive example, and learning morals and how to be successful. Michael Oher was one of thirteen kids in his dysfunctional family. In the movie we first see Michael riding in a car to the private…show more content…
Leigh Anne slowed down and got out of the car to talk to him. She then found out he had no place to stay that night and said he was staying at their house. The other family members were quite shocked but figured it would just be a one-night stay, as did Leigh Anne. Michael was very shy but ended up riding home with them and stayed on the couch that night. This example from the movie is something that does not happen often. One extremely rich family pulling over to help a homeless kid and that they had no clue who he was. While the rest of the family members were shocked so was Michael. He did not know how to react because never has had help in life. He has always relied on himself and knew that no one cared about him unfortunately before meeting the Tuhoy family. Since this is a true story he has a book separate from the movie called in the book I Beat The Odds: From Homelessness to the Blind Side and Beyond. Michael talks about how he beat the odds and how the odds are stacked against kids in the foster care program. “On average, children remain in state care for nearly two years and nine percent of children in foster care have languished there for five or more years” (Foster Care Children Rights). A low percentage of kids actually get adopted and therefore continue to struggle throughout their lives. In Aging out Gracefully, Gabrielle Richards’s states, “Each year, about 30,000 foster care youth age out of the system. Many of them exit without finding a stable, affordable, permanent living arrangement” (Richards 19). This is a large number of kids who are basically being let go on there on with no where to go. Michael however talks about how he could have still succeeded without having the Tuhoy family taken him in. In the book review she says, “it is clear that his mindset was such that he would not be

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