Was it Worth It?


In the movie ‘The Patriot’ the character that played as Benjamin Martin, Mel Gibson, had lost many things in the process of the war but also had been rewarded for his losses as well. First of all he lost his second-oldest son Thomas, who was killed by the British officer Colonel William Tavington. At the same time his house got burned down because he was a colonist. In a way this was gain as well because the killing of his son and the burning of his house brought the fact that if he wanted to protect his family he had to fight. Another loss for him was when his daughter-in-law got burned in a church by the same British Colonel. After losing his daughter-in-law his oldest son, Gabriel, got killed trying to take revenge for his wife’s death. The killer of Gabriel was Col. William Tavington the same person who had done past bad things. Through the movie he also lost many of his patriot friends from the South Carolina militia, to the attacks of Colonel William Tavington’s army. One major gain for him was that he was able to take revenge on Colonel William Tavington for killing his sons and daughter-in-law and also for the killing of his friends. Another major achievement for him was that he was able to win the American Revolution so other families in the future would not have to live under the rule of a tyrant for the rest of their life. To me it looks like that his gains outweighed his losses by just a bit. The reason is because he was able to take revenge on the Colonel for all the losses he attained, and he was also was able to make sure that other families would not have not have to go through the same hardships he had to got through during the American Revolution.


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