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Patriot Cultural Assignment The Patriot is an excellent movie It may very well be one of the most exciting and moving war-drama movies of all time There are very few films today that even come close to touching upon the American Revolution which is why The Patriot is of such importance Nonetheless during the film the actual American Revolution takes a back seat and allows the center of the story to revolve around Benjamin Martin played by Mel Gibson and his South Carolina family Some examples of this would be the focus on Benjamins eldest son Gabriel and how he goes against his fathers wishes As well as Gabriel the film focuses on Benjamin and what actions he takes and why Aside from the focus on the Martin family there was inaccuracy at times about the American Revolutionary War itself The Patriot should have been more focused on the actual American Revolution than on the story line concerning Benjamin Martin and his family Instead of doing this the movie focuses on Benjamins eldest son Gabriel who was eager to get in on the action and signs up with the rebel forces against his fathers wishes just minutes after South Carolina joins the fight against the British As the focus on Gabriel continues he soon romances a local girl in a small town he passes through He later falls in love with the girl and they begin writing to each other while he is away When Gabriel returns to the town Rowold 2 he has found out that everyone had been burned alive inside the church under the order of the evil British General Cornwallis This fuels the fire for Gabriel and makes him more determined to
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