Sreeru Gold : INVICTUS

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeoning of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley

Just when this god-like human was about to lie down, this is the poem that inspired him to stand up. Mandela’s journey of uniting his nation through the game of rugby is the story told by Clint Eastwood. Invictus is inspired by John Carlin’s novel, Playing The Enemy. Clint captures this real-life event with perfection. This is not a preachy movie where Mandela is addressing his fellow civilians about what is right and what is wrong. It is about how the president unites the “blacks” and the ‘whites” of South Africa by capitalizing on the national rugby team.

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~ by prazzero00000 on December 7, 2009.

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