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We owe everything we have everything we are today to history but the truth is that not all history makes us to feel proud of it therefore a good example of this is what happened in The Missions a movie performed by Jeremy Irons as Father Gabriel and Robert De Niro as Rodrigo MendozaThe story begins when Father Gabriel and the Jesuits decided to go to the South American lands in other to convert the natives to Christians those natives were called Guaran Following this further The Missions was based on the 1750s Treaty of Madrid The Treaty of Madrid allowed the expansion of the Portuguese Empire through the South American lands This battle between the Portuguese the Spanish the Church and the Guaran became the main conflict or climax of the entire movie Spain and Portugal were trying to take out the Guaran from the Missions in other to take possession of their lands and use the natives as slaves those that they often called animals On the other hand the Jesuit along with Father Gabriel and Mendoza were completely opposed to this but the Guaran and the Jesuit had neither the equipment nor the strategies to defend themselves from Spanish and Portugal therefore Portugal takes their land by forceBut who is Rodrigo Mendoza Why he was trying to help the Guaran In other to understand why Mendoza being a Spanish mercenary was trying to help those Natives we have to know what happened to him that made him change Rodrigo Mendoza was a Spanish mercenary that had a moral conversion or transformation after he discovered that the women he loved was having a serious relationship with his younger brother as a result of this love triangle Mendoza kills his only brother For instance it is important to remember that even before Mendoza kills his brother he was a slave huntertrader who was in favor of the Portuguese and of using the
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