Remember the Titans

Remember the Titans

Gerry and Julius developed an amazing friendship built on trust and respect. They learnt to appreciate the meaning of trusting a man’s soul rather than their colour. They worked to overcome the racial issues and heal the conflict. In the beginning Gerry and Julius would not acknowledge one another, they were like enemies. When they looked at each other it was with revulsion and fear. They both lived their own separate lives with their own kind and did not want to bond with the others. If they did join with another race it was like a crime. They treated each other with such ignorance and hatred. They couldn’t stand each another and hated the way the other one acted. When both Gerry and Julius found out that they were going to be in the same football team they didn’t want to consider the thought of having to play together, or merge with the enemy. They would have to work together as a team! They couldn’t handle this as they decided their differences were irreconcilable and teamwork may result in friendship. This was unthinkable, but the problem being that if they wanted to play football they had to overcome these hurdles therefore not leaving them a lot of choices. As a result they both ended up playing football. They were too determined to let their teammates hold them back. They both still acted as if they were better than each other and they weren’t going to attempt to change this, even when they were playing football together. On camp they would spend days together but neither of them made an effort to get along. They were both so narrow-minded and stubborn which resulted in neither seeing the other side of things. If something went wrong they would blame each other, or disagree, and always end up fighting and usually about different things, like who was better and right. It seemed impossible for these two players to become friends and forget about their racism. As Gerry and Julius spent more tim…


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