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  4. page Characterization edited Earl's Scene: On Page 50 When Hugh Freeze was interviewing Michael Oher it was in the perspective…

    Earl's Scene: On Page 50 When Hugh Freeze was interviewing Michael Oher it was in the perspective ofHugh What I thought Michael Oher was thinking, I sit there bored out of my mind waiting there while Big Tony spoke to the Freshman football coach, Finally He calls in Steven and then me, I squeeze into the tiny office and the look on his face was of pure shock. They continued to talk and occationally i nod or grunt to show that I was paying attention even though I was completely aloof to what was going on.
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    I think that it is very sad that all the teachers think that Michael Oher is stupid. At the end of page 59 and the beginning of page 60, one teachers had to almost yell at all the teachers to tell them that he is not stupid and that he actually pretty smart. Michael is a very tall, big, not heavy because of fat, but because of how muscular he is.
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  5. page Comparison Between Book and Movie edited BOOK VS. MOVIE The movie of The Blind Side attempted to mimic the book as much as possible, howeve…
    BOOK VS. MOVIE
    The movie of The Blind Side attempted to mimic the book as much as possible, however there were noticeable choices that the director made that changed the presentation of the movie compared to the picture that the book created. One of the main choices was to cut out a lot of the football facts that were presented in the book. Throughout the book, numerous chapters were dedicated to talking about the history of the importance of the left tackle and other players in the game, but in the movie, almost all of those scenes were cut out. This made the movie move faster unlike the book which was slow moving at times.
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  6. page Comparison Between Book and Movie edited BOOK VS. MOVIE ... book created. One of the main choices was to cut out a lot of the football f…
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    book created. One of the main choices was to cut out a lot of the football facts that were presented in the book. Throughout the book, numerous chapters were dedicated to talking about the history of the importance of the left tackle and other players in the game, but in the movie, almost all of those scenes were cut out. This made the movie move faster unlike the book which was slow moving at times.
    Another noticeable change in the movie verses the book was the emphasis on the different characters. The main character was indisputably Michael Oher in both the book and the movie. On the other hand, the movie put a strong emphasis on Leigh Anne Touhy (who was played by Sandra Bullock) and presented her as the second most major character aside from Michael, where as the book had a lot more facts about Sean then the movie ever presented. Leigh Anne was a key player in both, but in the movie she seemed to be so much more of a main character that the other characters that stood out in the book did not in the movie. The major example of that was Sean Touhy who seemed to be the first one to invest in Michael in the book unlike the movie where he played a more quiet and uninvolved role in Michael's life. There were other subtle differences that could be noticed, like having the necessary GPA for an NCAA scholarship be 2.5 (movie) instead of 2.56 (book) which led to another problem to work around, or having Michael's fight be with the gang members in his old neighborhood (movie) instead of with one of his teammates at Ole Miss (book). Overall, however, the movie attempted to portray an accurate account of the book which made it fun to read and watch both.

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  7. page Comparison Between Book and Movie edited BOOK VS. MOVIE The movie of The Blind Side attempted to mimic the book as much as possible, howev…
    BOOK VS. MOVIE
    The movie of The Blind Side attempted to mimic the book as much as possible, however there were noticeable choices that the director made that changed the presentation of the movie compared to the picture that the book created.

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  8. page Themes edited ... 1. Connections and a strong family environment can get you far. EX1: In the book, Michael sta…
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    1. Connections and a strong family environment can get you far.
    EX1: In the book, Michael starts out with little to no hope. He lives in the ghetto and has no money. Then he gets connected with a wealthy family and they provide for him and set him up to a good college and eventually get into the NFL.
    EX2: On page 322, the author commented that, "Apart from the seven foot tall basketball player, the six five, 350-pound kid who could fly had to be about the easiest future star to identify. And yet, without outside intervention even his talent would quite likely have been thrown away. Michael Oher's talent would have become just another big fat man: Big Mike. If Michael Oher's talent could be missed- whose couldn't." The quote explicitly reveals the idea that without certain connections or a strong foundation, it is very difficult to reach success.
    EX3: Even Michael said on page 325 that, "I'm exactly the same guy I was back in Hurt Village. The only thing that's changed for me is the environment." It was his change in environment that brought him success.

    2. Getting involved in the wrong crowd can bring you down and prevent you from achieveing your dream.
    EX1: When one of the other teenagers in Hurt Village was offered the opprtunity go to Florida State University on full ride scholarship, he refused to go because his friends convinced him at college was not worth the time commitment and that he was not tallented enough to make it to the NFL. However, his back-up in high school went on to play for the Green Bay Packers and many scouts said that he was good enough to go to the NFL even when he was going in to college. His friends prevented him from playing in the NFL and from having a successful life.
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    quote showed that...that if Michael stayed in his area he could never have been connected to the right people. That would have kept him from fulfilling his dreams.
    3. Generosity can improve others' lives and give you good karma.
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    On page 318, Carly Powers, the athletic director of Briarcrest declared, "Yeah, we helped Michael Oher. But I tell you something else. Michael Oher helped our school. He gave a lot of people here some hope that if you help some of these kids, it is possible that they'll come around and make something of their lives." Her quote was a perfect example of an experience of where helping others can bring you back blessings of your own.
    EX2: For the Tuohy's, they had no idea that their investment in Michael would come back to benefit them. They started out by simply helping a boy who had a pair of shorts and two T-shirts. However, their kindness gained dividends as Leigh Anne noticed that Michael had both changed their lives by giving them a new perspective on life and ended up providing their family with a son that had a large pay check for playing football.
    In the trailer for The Blind Side, it is noticeable that one family's kind actions changed a young man's life forever. Both of their lifestyles were very different, yet when they were intertwined Michael was given a strong foundation in a family and connections to a picture of success. The Touhy's also benefitted as their eyes were opened up to another type of lifestyle that they had never been apart of before. In that way, Michael was kept out of trouble, and the Touhy's were shown another way of living.

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  9. page Themes edited ... 2. Getting involved in the wrong crowd can bring you down and prevent you from achieveing your…
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    2. Getting involved in the wrong crowd can bring you down and prevent you from achieveing your dream.
    EX1: When one of the other teenagers in Hurt Village was offered the opprtunity go to Florida State University on full ride scholarship, he refused to go because his friends convinced him at college was not worth the time commitment and that he was not tallented enough to make it to the NFL. However, his back-up in high school went on to play for the Green Bay Packers and many scouts said that he was good enough to go to the NFL even when he was going in to college. His friends prevented him from playing in the NFL and from having a successful life.
    EX2:EX2:On page 310 of the Blind Side, Big Tony said, "He didn't have nothing to turn to. What chance did he have to go straight? He had no chance." (in relation to getting out of the hood if a person dropped out of high school). His quote showed that...
    3. Generosity can improve others' lives and give you good karma.
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