The Great Santini Movie Analysis

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“Do or do not, there is no try” This is a quote from Yoda in Star Wars Episode V where he is explaining to Luke that you must persevere and do the best you can in order to do great things. I live my life by these words and so do many others, but one character from the four stories relates to his quote the most, and that is Ben Meechum from the motion picture The Great Santini whom I share most similarities with when compared to the other three characters. I believe I am the most fondly alike to Ben Meechum from the film The Great Santini due to the fact that I am very easy to get along with, I work hard toward my long term goals, and sometimes I let ideas from the people care about influence me too much.
To begin, I am one of the easiest people to get along with due to the fact that I don't tend to judge people based on how they look or how they act, and I hardly make any hostility towards my peers. Ben Meechum is similar in this regard, in the movie when he meets Toomer Smalls a young African-American man, Ben actually talks with Toomer and befriends him, unlike most of the other people in the town who harass tumor due to their prejudice towards the African-American
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Many other people have these traits too, that's why Ben Meechum is the most relatable out of the four characters, because most people don't have people trying to kill them like Jim Stark in Rebel Without a Cause, or have a presumed mental condition like Holden Caulfield in Catcher in the Rye. However we are all different, and some people may relate more to other characters, but from being able to relate to the characters we not only learn more about them, but we learn more about ourselves and analyse the good things, but also work on our flaws in order to be the best we can