South Africa was a very, separated and showed two very divided communities. This was due to tension, and the inability to forgive each other, between black and white communities. “Invictus,” shows to us how the country south Africa, can go form a separated and divided, to united area of all population. This is shown through the process of reconciliation and understanding.
The Film “Invictus” uses relationships with certain characters as a metaphor for the whole nation. There is many different relationships in the film, many bad relationships with people that resent each other, but eventually, over time, despite their color, those people forgive each other and understand each other, no matter what their ancestors have done. These relationships are metaphors meant to represent the entire nation. The bodyguards are a very good example of this. In scene 4, when white bodyguards confront the black bodyguards, there is a lot of agitation and tension between the two groups of bodyguards. The argue, with the camera angle flying around, showing the pace of the argument, and this eventually leads to one of the Black body guards, having to speak to Mandela. The bodyguard asks Mandela why there is 4 white body guards in his office, in a very angry state. Mandela replies telling him that his bodyguards represent him directly and that “the rainbow nation, starts here. Reconciliation, starts here and also forgiveness, starts here.” This is saying that, if the entire country sees Mandela surrounded by, black and white body guards working together, it sets an example and shows as a metaphor how the whole country should be; united. Over time, these body guards work together, and enjoy each-others company, this is shown strongly during the rugby match between South Africa and the All blacks. The camera keeps flicking through the action of the match and the two bodyguards, one black, one