February 25, 2012
Remember the Titans Essay
Discipline? What does that mean? It is ultimately a practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behavior, using punishment to correct disobedience. These days, discipline is found in schools, fraternities, jobs, local businesses, family, and in daily life. We must learn to strengthen our weaknesses and obey the rules and regulations of this fraternity.
Within the film, Remember the Titans there are endless number of events where Discipline is incorporated in the stages and life cycles of this movie.
* One of the practices of discipline, Coach Boone shows is the scene where he tells Gerry to get on the bus. He basically tells him “You take a look at her. Cause once you step on that bus you aint got your mama no more. You got your brothers on the team and you got your daddy. You know who your daddy is, doncha? Gary, if you want to play on this football team, you answer me when I ask you who is your daddy? Who's your daddy, Gary? Who's your daddy?” Gary responds ultimately by saying “You”. This clarifies one of the phases of respecting and obeying your superiors. The fact that we have to ask for permission every meeting for a simple cough or stretch of the arms is a form of self-control. The fact that as a line brother we can’t look at any of the actives in the eye enforces the principle of obedience and regulation. * Another example that shows discipline is when Coach Boone is training the boys during camp and he makes them run to the scene of Gettysburg. He primarily describes it as a holy ground where hatred killed his family and as men we should learn the mistakes of the dead. Coach Boone’s main moral of his speech was to bring the team together in unison to respect each other as comrades. * “This is no democracy. It is a dictatorship. I am the law.”- Coach Boone implements this thought behind the minds of his players because he wants them to think like men and respect his...
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