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Romero

  • Date Submitted: 07/27/2011 09:20 AM
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Romero
        In the movie Romero, Archbishop Romero changes into a man of understanding. At first Romero is just a priest who is not phased by the oppression of the poor. But, later Romero sees the light when one of his good friends gets assassinated around the time when Romero is chosen to be the new Archbishop. I believe that this opened his eyes to what is really going on in El Salvador. Because of his actions against the government we start to see Archbishop Romero’s true conscience and love for the people around him grow. To me the definition of Archbishop Romero love is helping others who are in need of his help or any help he could possibly provide to them. We see Romero do this when he starts to lead the revolt in trying to tell the El Salvadoran Government to stop oppressing the poor and treat everyone as human beings. Romero has to make a big decision considering, the gorillas were sending out flyers that said “Be a Patriot, Kill a Priest”.
        Romero had a decision to make, whether or not to help the poor or ignore it and cover it up like the government. I think the thing that made Romero choose to help out the poor was the love he had for them. I also believe that it was the ethical thing to do. Because Romero had made this decision to help the poor people he was in danger because he was going against the government. Romero grew immensely throughout the entire movie; his love for the people grew also. Romero did a lot work to find his love; he also made a lot of sacrifices. Some of the sacrifices that Romero made were, going into the church when it was taken over by the military. Although he went into battle knowing he may be killed but this just shows how is a better person, he would sacrifice his life for the rights of others.
      Romero is a very brave man for doing this, I don’t know many people who would give their lives up so others could be free this is a very non-selfish act. Romero resembles Jesus Christ because Jesus gave up his...

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