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    talking. By getting to work with these high end guys while still in prison was a great task. Leading up to his release Nelson already had the public eye even after twenty-seven years in prison. People were listening to Nelson Mandela more than they ever had before. The core of this narrative concerns Mandela and his fantastic job of making history out of a game. Rugby wasn’t a sport that a lot of blacks watched, it was mainly an Afrikaner sport. Mandela saw an opportunity and took advantage of it. While in prison, he studied the history of Afrikaners and learnt how to speak Afrikaans. He used this to speak to Afrikaners to get along with them, as knowing this language for a black was rare. Nelson researched the aspect of Rugby and used this to befriend everyone that would come visit his cell The transition show in this book was like nothing seen ever before. Rugby became a symbol of victory for South Africa. With ANC finally allowing rugby to come back in 1992, the first game against New Zealand proved to be the leaf that blossoms in the spring sunshine after the first rain. Mandela offered to host the 1995 rugby World Cup in South Africa which set the transformation of blacks to start getting involved in the sport. Carlin writes about a variety of characters from all sorts of backgrounds. He introduces Moonsamy, Niel Barnard, Justice Bekebeke, Desmond Tutu, Francois Pienaar. Moonsamy was a anti-apartheid fighter who would look after Mandela. Barnard was the former…

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    differing views, he realized that the country shared a common passion for sports. He used this similarity to bridge a racial gap not only in politics, but also in the world of popular culture and sports.South Africa is widely known for soccer, cricket, and especially rugby. In 1995, just a year after South Africa held its first multiracial democratic election, the country became the host of the Rugby World Cup. Prior to the rugby match of 1995, in which the South African Springboks faced off…

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    One of the many things that really happened was when Francois Pienaar gave his victory speech. In the movie as well as in real life, he stated that the team didn 't have 60,000 people in the stadium cheering for them. Instead, he said that him and the team had the support of over 43 million South Africans, cheering for them. This statement that Francois made, proved that South Africa was coming together, once again. Everyone was supporting their country, and had hope (1995 RWC). Another way that…

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    The two things I am going to talk about is when Mandela didn’t really give Francois Pienaar's the Invictus poem. Then the next one I will talk about will be when the ANC actually booed Nelson Mandela when he was walking out on the field for the World Cup game, instead of cheering “Nelson Nelson Nelson.” After doing some research on both of these I was able to find out some facts that proved that what they put in the movie were not historically correct. I will start off with when the ANC booed…

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    Invictus: :”Is it Hollywood or is it History?” Back in the time there was a lot of history in the world, South Africa however had many major events happen in the past, related to all the other countries. Since the history of South Africa is rather hard to learn for us Americans, books were published along with a movie called Invictus. This movie has great examples from the past of South Africa. It can also greatly benefited our knowledge of learning the past of South africa. In this paper I…

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    becoming president, people not believing in him, and even himself doubting his abilities as president. But right from the start of the film he wants people to work together and be united. Though this may not come yet he still makes an effort that proves useful. Mandela sees the Springboks, the South African rugby team, as a powerful tool to fight against oppression. When people start trying to get rid of the team Mandela steps in against this and was able to change the vote to be in favor of…

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    Francois Pienaar and Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela. (Invictus) The movie starts out by looking at a rugby field and a soccer field, that are separated by a road. One thats healthy looking and has men practicing rugby, and the other one was a run-down field, with teenage black boys playing soccer on it. Nelson Mandela drove by, and the black teens started chanting, “Mandela! Mandela!” Then it shifts to Nelson Mandela being sworn in as president. While Mandela is in his office after the…

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    hope to be able to do research to discover more about our world and be able to improve upon it. While in college, I also hope to start internships and research with the college and its…

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