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War of the Buttons Essay

  • Submitted by: anonymous
  • on November 25, 2012
  • Category: English
  • Length: 899 words

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War Of The Buttons

You are not born with pride, show how on earth does someone have pride? Pride is something that you spend a long time trying to gain but it can easily be ripped away. Pride can be shown is several ways, whether is in yourself or in something you own. Pride symbolizes how proud someone can be over something or someone, as they say with respect it's like a whole “”what comes around goes around.” For example, since the word pride and the word proud are so similar, if somebody took someones pride away by doing something harsh to them, that persons pride would also go down considering they wouldn't be proud of what they have done. The theme of the movie “War Of The Buttons” directed by John Roberts, is pride and the message in the movie is pride is easy to gain but easy to lose.

The movie “The War Of The Buttons” shows that pride in yourself is hard to get but easy to lose. In the film Fergus gains pride by telling his parents to “shut up and punish him already.” So his father whips him because he was late and his clothes were destroyed.   He also gains pride by being aware of his punishment and facing it.   Toward the end of the film, the final battle between the Ballys and the Carriks occurs. Gorilla from the Carriks was so confident that his team would win but after seeing how equipped the Ballys were, he got scared and hid behind a large hill acting scared while he was avoiding to fight.   This shoes that Gorilla has no pride in himself. Seconds later Geronimo was fighting then he got trapped by the Ballys. As they were about to take his buttons off, Geronimo takes out his own knife and cuts his own buttons off. Fergus thought that taking Geronimos buttons would take his pride but considering Geronimo decided to take his own buttons off, he showed that he has pride in himself and he wasn't ashamed that his team had lost the battle against the Ballys. In general, pride can be easily taken away whether it's by sacrifice or by being scared. But it...

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