Character Analysis of Paul Rusesabagina

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Character Analysis of Paul Rusesabagina Paul Rusesabagina is a Rwandan humanitarian known for hiding and protecting 1,268 refugees during the Rwandan Genocide. Paul is, in actuality, a very well brought up individual who, from a very young age, was brought up with the ideals of protecting others as well as being exposed to varied cultures as he had learnt the English language by the age of 13 and French by the age of eight. During this event, Paul Rusesabagina’s acts of bribery, initially kept the Hutu militia at bay (Interahamwe) and when these attempts to sate the militia failed, he would use the connections he had made with top city officials to strong-arm the militia into turning a blind eye to the Hotel “Milles Collines” or “Hotel Rwanda” as it came to be known. Paul’s character, as seen in the film starts out as being very cautious and aware of the times that he and his family were then living in. He made remarks to his wife about the favours he continuously performed for the army officials, even citing that should they ever need a favour, he would insist that they are stored up to guarantee a certain magnitude of assistance. Paul’s number one priority later became the safety of his guests which signifies a significant evolution of character for Rusesabagina as his responsibilities now extend to his extended household rather than just his family. While he struggled with the thought of having to keep his family safe while maintaining some degree of morality by also having to keepsake the lives of more than a thousand refugees, Paul blossoms into this role and accepts it as if he were called into it. Character Analysis of Colonel Oliver In late 1993, Roméo A. Dallaire, played by Nick Nolte and portrayed under the guise of “Colonel Oliver” received his commission as the Force Commander of UNAMIR, the United Nations Assistance Mission for

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