Lessons of courage from «Gladiator»

Hold.kom.ua_19.02.2015_HrNgDysWNpMWhDude, we are continuing our lessons of courage. This time we take a few lessons from a great film with Russell Crowe «Gladiator»

There are reasons why men (and women where already there) I love the movie «Gladiator». The main character Maximus Decimus Meridius — the embodiment of masculinity. We present you four lessons of courage, which you can learn from Maximus of Decimus of Meridius.

He loved his family and was kind to them

Maximus was a family man. He didn’t want to bathe in the glory of being Emperor of Rome, and refused the offer of Marcus Aurelius to completely dissolve in the rays of family love.

Marcus Aurelius: When’s the last time you were home?

Maximus Decimus Meridius: Two years, two hundred and sixty-four days and this morning.

Although the wife of Maximus was brutally murdered, it could not break his allegiance to her. The film shows the romantic attachment of Maximus to the Emperor’s daughter. Maximus still remained faithful to my late wife and family and rejected the hints of the Emperor’s daughter.

[Maximus looks at images of his wife and son]

Juba: can They hear You?

Maximus Decimus Meridius: Who?

Juba: Your family. In the afterlife.

Maximus Decimus Meridius: Oh, Yes.

Juba: What are you talking about?

Maximus Decimus Meridius: My son I say I will see very soon will see him again. I will tickle him heel while he’s riding a horse. My … that’s none of your business!

He loved his country

Before becoming a Gladiator, Maximus was a loyal General in the Roman army. Slave is very respected and revered.

When Rome fell into the hands depraved and bad man, Gladiator did not turn away from their country. He was faithful to her until the end and tried to fulfill the dying wish of the Emperor to restore the Republic, to give people control and the Senate. Thanks to the efforts of members of the Senate, the Emperor’s daughter and the victim of Maximus, the Republic was restored.

He could give a good kick with all the nobility

«Gladiator» won the hearts of the amazing battle scenes. In every battle in the arena or in the war Maximus always won of the enemy, combining simple brute force with the original strategy. He was able to overcome the pain to finish his work. He never gave up and were not afraid. Instead, he exuded a quiet confidence that vybivatsya unsettle his opponents. He never doubted his ability to win.

Maximus: At my signal, turn it into hell.

While Maximus succeeded in the art of war, he never reveled in bloodshed. He fought only when it was necessary or when there is a worthy goal.

He was a spiritual man

Maximus Decimus Meridius: what we do in life echoes in eternity.

Dedicated my time to spiritual life. He prayed to their gods. He had no doubt that his wife and son await him in the afterlife. He asked that the Gods were with him during the battle.

Maximus Decimus Meridius: Call upon you, ancestors! Blessed mother come to me, tell me, what is divine will that will be with me in the coming battle? Blessed father watch over my wife and son, keep your sword ready. Whisper to them I live only to see them again, because everything else is dust and air. Ancestors, I honor you and try to live with dignity, as you taught me.

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