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Reactions to Roland Emmerichs The Patriot Roland Emmerich shows a first-hand account of a family that has to face the struggles of the revolutionary war for independence in his motion picture The Patriot Although the movie focuses in more on the familys struggle for survival through the war this paper will focus more on the historical events of the picture The movie depicted quite accurately on some levels and more than likely not so accurately on certain other levels in order to make the movie a movie instead of a history lesson on dvd The movie actually does end up being a very good movie and also a very good history lesson even though it does not try to be the latter The movie starts out right before the beginning of the war in Charlestown South Carolina A meeting was held in order to find out how the people of the town feel about the possibility of war Throughout the meeting loyalists patriots and neutral parties were all seen arguing their causes The loyalists were of course arguing that the colonies have no right to self-government and they should serve the crown loyally and anyone that does not do as the King says should be charged with treason The patriots argued that there should not be taxation without representation and that they are willing to fight in order get that freedom and that they were a separate entity from England and they should not be controlled by a tyrant three-thousand miles away And the very rare neutral people in the meeting agreed that there should not be taxation without representation but that should be no reason for war and violence to get those rights instead there should be pleas and negotiations with the King in order to get what they want Soon afterwards Charlestown is under British control War continues to ensue and the colonial
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