A Deeper Meaning Of The Patriot Essay

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A Deeper Meaning (Rough Draft)
“Everything will change. Everything has changed.” A powerful statement made in the film The Patriot (2000), however, radical change is occurring right before the American populist without any realization. Mel Gibson stars, in an action-packed war story, as a widower named Benjamin Martin with seven children. Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson), is loosely, based on several real-life players in the American Revolution, including Francis “Swamp Fox” Marion, a militia leader from South Carolina. After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wanted nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, America, against the savage British, Benjamin reluctantly returns to his old life to protect his son, now serving under his command, and his family from British tyranny. The film The Patriot (2000) is part of a growing trend of revisionist mainstream history brought about a surge of nativism in The United States.
Undoubtedly, many viewers do not watch The Patriot (2000) or films like it for its accurate historical context, however, the growing popularity of these films suggest a new prevailing thought of nativism in the American public. The movie attempts to depict the colonial south, where the majority of the movie takes place as picturesque, peaceful, and sympathetic region whose inhabitants where being bullied…

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