Based off the Battle of Thermopylae, this film opens with the accurate description of the rigorous training that young Spartan boys had to go through, in order to be trained at Spartan soldiers. This training started by the time they were seven years old. The film also described the way that the city-state of Sparta was able to choose whether or not they believed a new born baby boy would be physically strong enough to be a Spartan man, and if not, the baby would be thrown off the mountain of Exposure (Class lecture, HUM 111). The movie has King Leonidas approached by a messenger from Persia, stating that he needs to give up his city and give in to the Persians. Leonidas refuses, and kills the Persian messengers.
He then gets arrested for assaulting the policeman and his father lectures him when he picks his son up. Christopher does detective work and explains how he finds it confusing when people tell h 3. Christopher wants to prove to everyone that he is far from stupid by taking the A levels math and achieving an A, in which is something extraordinary that no one in his school has done. Therefor he thinks that the other students are stupid. This is important because it shows his ambition to so to a University and get a high paying job.
Punishment to this team is not playing basketball which is something they love doing and is an opportunity for many of the students to even go to college. The consequence of their behavior is the result of the punishment they will have for not performing well in school to be a part of this basketball team and as a consequence it will result as a punishment. Coach carter also used the theory of Shaping with his team by teaching the students to do something that they did not do usually. These students were used to cutting classes and fail and still be able to play sports. However, the coach would not allowed his team to perform poorly academically and still play basketball.
So the cultural background of these boys had trained them to see life in a much different way until they have Mr. Keating for an English teacher and he gives his “Carpe Diem “speech which greatly changes their perceptions of school, the future, and life. One of the characters Neal Perry struggles with his own demons after the free thinking Mr. Keating has inspired him to discover that he does not want to be the doctor that his father has so much pushed him to be but rather an actor. Acting is what he is passionate about. Neal was motivated and controlled all his life by his father’s wishes. It was a learned response that to get his father’s approval, he must go the route of prep school, medical school, and then a career as a doctor.
Kerry Sorenson English Composition and Rhetoric R26 March 4, 2011 Professor Grisafi This Essay Is Mad Good This day in age, it would not be uncommon to hear a football player compliment his teammate by saying, “That catch was mad nice”. Nor would overhearing a classmate tell his friend that a restaurant was “mad expensive” turn any heads. The word “mad” has now been incorporated into our mental dictionary as an adverb. Teenagers all over America use “mad” to emphasize superlatives or to stress the identity of a following adjective, such as a “mad good book” or a “mad ugly chick”. In this context, words synonymous to “mad” would include very, extremely, or overwhelmingly.
Almost every high school student gets into a situation that they don’t want to be in. Peer pressure is an example of one of these situations. Peer pressure of doing drugs can lead to a high school athlete to get himself in a big trouble. Who is to say that he will be the next to get randomly drug tested. Since June of 1995, the US Supreme Court has been all for random drug interscholastic student athlete drug testing.
This is the main theme of the movie that is the story line that leads up to the action. “The New York Times” states,” enrolled in a high school where social status is determined by the ability to render peers unconscious with your bare hands, Jake finally discovers the therapeutic benefits of breaking faces” (Times). Also, Roeper states in a review,” It’s mindless action, with no excuses.” In these two reviews they are stating that these are great action films by definition. They have nonstop action sequences that will blow your mind. Then the thought of being at a high school that to be cool a kid literally has to beat kids to a bloody pulp with their bare hands.
When the teacher gets to David, he says how he loves IBM typewriters, the French word bruise, and his electric floor waxer. The teacher’s reaction made him think that his mispronunciation was a capital crime in France. David believes he have to the absorb to the abuse from the teacher. As the month went by David‘s teacher didn’t change she got worst, and they had to dodge chalk, and protect their heads and stomach when she came with a question. Since the teacher felt David was lazy he started to study four hours a night.
Coach Carter got that team to become amazing and really think about the choices that they made from then on. He made them work for what they did, and if they goofed off, he would make them do push-ups and suicides. “These are your progress reports from your teachers.” is what Coach Carter always used to say to the boys and that teaches people that school is more important than sports. Coach Carter had actually cancelled a game, and locked the gym that they practiced in so they couldn’t practice. That’s how much education meant to Coach Carter.
Athletes as Role Models Focusing on the demographics of those who follow athletes and consider them role models, it is safe to say that the youth who are involved in sports are influenced the most. It is seldom heard of an adult whose role model is an athlete, therefore, when a role model such as NBA star Carmelo Anthony gets suspended for throwing a punch, these young followers emulate the way anger is managed by their favorite athlete. In the past few decades there have been numerous incidents and scandals that have brought much attention to athletes in all sports. For example, many Major League Baseball athletes in the mid 90s came under close scrutiny for using illegal performance enhancing drugs. During this span of approximately 10 years, multiple star athletes were discovered to have used such drugs throughout their career.