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The text Chariots of Fire promotes the achievement of victory and overcoming personal restrictions through sacrifices, hard work and determination through the athletic runners of Eric Liddell and Harold Abraham as the story switches between their two lives on their journey towards the 1924 Paris Olympics.

Eric Liddell helps promote the idea of victory by overcoming his religious restrictions

Harold Abraham promotes the achievement of victory by overcoming his religious restrictions and winning the gold medal at the Olympics despite being the underdog and being Jewish. He achieves this through through sacrifices and hard work. The audience follows his journey throughout this film, the audience sees his problems, they see his obstacles and they see him beat them. He is an amateur runner who seems no different to anyone else except this man has a point to prove. When he finally races against Eric Liddell he looses that disappoints him to such an extent that makes him almost want to quit the sport but thankfully a brilliant coach called Sam Mussabini feels like he can help create a champion out of this man. Through months of hard and intensive training and brilliant coaching tips Abraham qualifies for the Olympics. His university teachers think otherwise though, they believe that he should stay an amateur as they say it will get in the way of his marks when really they are actually being anti-semitic and don’t want him to be victorius. Harold ignores their advice and goes on to win at the Olympic games despite being the underdog. He is a man who is tired of being held back because of his religion and he runs to prove his university teachers at Cambridge university who attempted to get him off running because of his religion, societies expectations and simply the world that their views on Jews are wrong, that they “really are God’s chosen people”. In the 1920’s Jews…...

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