The Blind Side Belonging

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Michael Wright
The Blind Side, Movie.
November 17, 2009 released.
Micro Summary:
The blind side follows the story of Michael Oher, a boy from, ‘Hurt Village’ in the lower side of Memphis, who lives a life of poverty until he is taken care of and then adopted by the Tuoheys, a rich family who own a chain of Taco Bells. They help him improve his grades and develop his NFL skills until he earns a scholarship to Ole Miss University which helps him become a professional NFL player. Belonging in The Blind Side:

During the course of The Blind Side, Michael is transformed from a shy boy living in poverty, into a highly confident and successful sportsman. This change was brought about with the support of the Tuohey family with whom he came to belong after they took care of, then adopted him into their family. This family also helped him break away from the dangerous ‘lower class’ society in which he didn’t really belong, as shown in the scene where he goes back after living with the Tuoheys and gets in a fight with the local gang; and start to belong to the ‘upper class’ society of Wingate which he previously didn’t belong to.

Throughout the film Michael adopts the Tuohey family as his own, as he didn’t belong to his biological family due to the lack of a father, and his moms drug problems, as shown by the terrible flashbacks he has of being forcefully separated from his mother and brothers. Initially Michael rejects the attempts the Tuoheys make to help him as he feels that he doesn’t belong with them due to their position in society and skin colour, as shown by his body language, being conservative as he is always rubbing his arms close to his body. However after he is given a plate at thanksgiving, a huge gesture to him as he struggles for food, he feels as though he belongs with them. This is later confirmed after they include him in their family Christmas card, which is seen as strange to others, like cousin Bobby who asks “Ya’ll know there’s a coloured boy in...
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