Let The Best Man Win Essay

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Let The Best Man Win

“You are my big brother and you bailed on me, ”Tommy explains to Brendon. While Tommy acknowledged why the fight must go on, Brendan obviously wants to make peace with him when he asked, “ You forgave papa why can’t you forgive me?.” The film Warrior is a captivating drama that focalizes on the violent world of mixed martial arts. Two brothers, Tommy and Brendan come from a distraught and broken family. They face their troubled past when they are brought together by fighting each other in the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) tournament, “Sparta”. By considering the paths the two brothers take to get to the final round of the MMA tournament, we see that the 2011 film, ...view middle of the document...

In the ring, Tommy is very fast paced and knocks out his opponents within a few seconds. When it comes to Brendan, he struggles to take out his opponents, but he does not give up. He takes out his opponents at a slow but steady pace.

In comparison with the Tortoise, Brendan is looked upon as the underdog in the MMA tournament. Brendan used to fight in the UFC, but he left that world behind him because he was hurt in the fighting. Everyone doubts that he will make it to the finals. Brendan knows what he is up against and stays motivated and determined to win. He develops a plan to succeed with his fighting technique; he knows all the mistakes that he made from fighting in the past and does not want to make those same mistakes again. Relating back to the article, “What’s Your 20 Mile March”, the authors, Brian and Kate McKay write about a race between Robert Falcon Scott and Roald Amundsen to the South Pole. Amundsen won the race because he created his own plan and carried it out with disciplined consistency. Scott, on the other hand, did not have a consistent goal. He would change his pace every day and was impatient. The whole concept falls around the idea that in order to succeed you must have a plan and stick to it even when times become harsh, do not give up. Both Tommy and Brendon followed this concept. Brendan was determined to win the money for his family. He participated in rigorous training to be both mentally and physically prepared for his fights.

While fighting his opponents Brendon was getting beat up really bad but never once forgot about why he fighting. He is fighting to save his home and have his family financially stable. He struggled trying to take down his opponents, but kept trying over and over again and eventually ended up succeeding. When taking a look at Tommy’s character, he is determined to win the money for his friend, Manny’s widow, Pilar. In relation to the fable, The Tortoise and the Hare, Tommy also shared some of the tortoise’s characteristics. Everything is an obstacle in the tortoise’s way to getting to the...

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