Ethos In The Movie Act Of Valor

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To start off this groundbreaking film, Lt. Rorke is writing this quote in his letter “Before my father died, he said the worst thing about growing old was that other men stopped seeing you as dangerous. I've always remembered that, how being dangerous was sacred, a badge of honor. You live your life by a code, an ethos. Every man does. It's your shoreline. It's what guides you home. And trust me, you're always trying to get home.” In the magnificent movie Act of Valor, directed by Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh, the directors were very clever in the fact that they took real events that happened to Navy SEALs in Iraq, and reenacted them in different scenarios and used them to make up their own intriguing story line. Not only that, but the directors wanted this movie to be as realistic as possible. So…show more content…
Not only did this heroic Navy SEAL give his life, but he jumped on a grenade just to save his band of brother from dieing and not being able to complete the operation. In the actual event in Iraq, the SEAL and his squad mates were on top of a building and a hand held grenade was tossed up from the Iraqi soldier and from the moment the SEAL saw the grenade he looked to see if his other soldiers had seen it. When he saw no one had noticed, he knew what he had to do. He immediately leaped towards the ground to cover the grenade so the shrapnel could not injure his teammates. After the grenade exploded, only two other SEALs were injured and the others didn't even have a scratch. In the movie, the SEALs walked into a room and a suicide bomber dropped a grenade from the second story and Lt Rorke jumped on top of the grenade and his teammates were able to survive. One compelling part of this scene is in the beginning of the movie Lt Rorkes wife was pregnant with a baby which means when he gives his life the baby is not going to know his dad which makes the audiences

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