The Patriot (Movie Guide)
- The movie opens in the fields of Benjamin Martin’s farm – In which region of the country is the movie set? How do you know this?
- Benjamin Martin argues against joining the militia with this quote, “Can American colonies govern themselves and should they?” What would your answer to this question be if you were a colonist during the Revolution?
- Is there a difference between war & murder?
- Benjamin Martin’s last quote, “my hope and prayer is that the sacrifices borne by so many…will spawn and fulfill the promise of our new nation.” What does that mean?
- What does it mean to be a Patriot? Why should we value those patriots/veterans who gave everything for us to have the life we have?
BONUS: Who were the real people Benjamin Martin was based on?
HINT: Try this website: The Patriot: Film Fact or Fiction