Michael Lewis 'The Blind Side': A Captivating Story

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Nathan Salim English 102 Rough Draft 7/25/15 The Blind Side is a captivating story that was an instant hit when it came out. It is based on a true story which fallows Michael Oher from when he was young all the way until me makes it too the NFL. Before we get into further detail, let’s get into the background of the story. Michael Oher a homeless black teen has drifted in and out of the school system for years. Then, Leigh Anne Tuohy and her husband, Sean, take him in. The Tuohys eventually become Michael's legal guardians, transforming both his life and theirs. Michael's tremendous size and protective instincts make him a formidable force on the football field, and with help from his new family and tutor, he realizes his potential as a student and football player. Despite the true story and the novel being similar in the sense that they both have the same background, the novel is the better story because of universal appeal, the overall theme, and just how the author, Michael Lewis, was able to tell the story. The novel does a good job of…show more content…
To elaborate, if you read through the true story and then read the novel, The Blind Side by Michael Lewis, there are clearly some distinct differences. Although there are differences between the true story and Michael Lewis’s version, the way that Michael Lewis wrote the Blind Side makes it more enjoyable than the true story. To build on that, I think it’s because of Michaela Lewis’s personality, that The Blind Side is as great as it is. Michael Lewis has a way of writing that makes what he writes a part of your life instead of just a story. What really pulled me towards Michael Lewis’s Blind Side was the fact that no matter how many times you read it, you can always pull something different out of it because of how many themes there are. If another author wrote this novel, it would not be the same,

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