Sample Personal Narratives These personal narrative samples were all written by sixth grade students. These pieces are excellent examples of personal narratives, but as with all writing, even the most famous masterpieces, there is room for revision. Each piece does many things well, and any one piece may serve as a model or ignite ideas for your own personal narrative. Kayak Tip-Over Cold waves lap at my back.
Andy Stahl as General Nathanael Greene. He sees Tavington's orders to kill the Colonial wounded and other prisoners revolting, but remains silent and follows through with the orders without question, largely out of fear for his own life.
He dies shortly afterwards in Martin's skirmish to rescue his son, Gabriel. Script[ edit ] Screenwriter Robert Rodat wrote seventeen drafts of the script before there was an acceptable one.
In an early version, Anne is pregnant with Gabriel's child when she dies in the burning church.
Rodat wrote the script with Gibson in mind for Benjamin Martin, and gave the Martin character six children to signal this preference to studio executives. After the birth of Gibson's seventh child, the script was changed so that Martin had seven children. Like the character William Wallacewhich Gibson portrayed in Braveheart five years earlier, Martin is a man seeking to live his life in peace until revenge drives him to lead a cause against a national enemy after the life of an innocent family member is taken.
The producers and director narrowed their choices for this role to Ryan Phillippe and Heath Ledgerwith the latter chosen because the director thought he possessed "exuberant youth". Filming[ edit ] The film's German director Emmerich said "these were characters I could relate to, and they were engaged in a conflict that had a significant outcome—the creation of the first modern democratic government.
As a result, Arnold never returned to compose for any of Emmerich's subsequent films and was replaced by Harald Kloser and Thomas Wanker. Critical response[ edit ] The Patriot received mildly favorable reviews from critics.
Rotten Tomatoes also notes that, "While his hero is conscience-stricken about killing, Emmerich sure enjoys serving it up in generous helpings. The New York Times critic Elvis Mitchell gave the film a generally negative review, although he praised its casting and called Mel Gibson "an astonishing actor", particularly for his "on-screen comfort and expansiveness".
He said the film is a "gruesome hybrid, a mix of sentimentality and brutality". It's got big battles and wrenching hand-to-hand combat, a courageous but conflicted hero and a dastardly and totally guilt-free villain, thrills, tenderness, sorrow, rage and a little bit of kissing".
Controversy[ edit ] A highly positive review was purportedly written by a critic named David Manningwho was credited to The Ridgefield Pressa small Connecticut weekly news publication. During an investigation into Manning's quotes, Newsweek reporter John Horn discovered that the newspaper had never heard of him.
These occurrences, in tandem, raised questions and controversy about ethics in movie marketing practices.
On June 10,the episode of Le Showhost Harry Shearer conducted an in-studio interview with Manning, whose "review" of the film was positive.
The voice of Manning was provided by a computer voice synthesizer. Rodat said of Gibson's character: Criticism of Benjamin Martin as based on Francis Marion[ edit ] The film was harshly criticized in the British press in part because of its connection to Francis Mariona militia leader in South Carolina known as the "Swamp Fox".
The truth is that people like Marion committed atrocities as bad, if not worse, than those perpetrated by the British. In Hibbert's book Redcoats and Rebels: Conservative radio host Michael Graham rejected Hibbert's criticism of Marion in a commentary published in National Review: Was Francis Marion a slave owner?
Was he a determined and dangerous warrior? Did he commit acts in an 18th century war that we would consider atrocious in the current world of peace and political correctness? As another great American film hero might say: Walter Edgarwho claimed in his South Carolina: A History that Marion's partisans were "a ragged band of both black and white volunteers".
Marion deserves to be remembered as one of the heroes of the War for Independence Francis Marion was a man of his times: Marion's experience in the French and Indian War prepared him for more admirable service.
This decision received criticism from Spike Leewho in a letter to The Hollywood Reporter accused the film's portrayal of slavery as being "a complete whitewashing of history". For three hours The Patriot dodged around, skirted about or completely ignored slavery.
Not to seems kind of a cop-out. Ben Fenton, commenting in the Daily Telegraphwrote: There is no evidence that Tarleton, called 'Bloody Ban' or 'The Butcher' in rebel pamphlets, ever broke the rules of war and certainly did not ever shoot a child in cold blood. Liverpool City Councilled by Mayor Edwin Clein, called for a public apology for what they viewed as the film's " character assassination " of Tarleton.
Buford raised a white flag of surrender, "expecting the usual treatment sanctioned by civilized warfare".News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services.
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