Who is "The Patriot"
Webster <www.m-w.com> defines patriot as "one who loves his or her country and supports its authority and interests," with the synonym "loyalist", and the antonym "traitor." Webster defines loyalist as "one who is or remains loyal especially to a political cause, party government, or sovereign." By these definitions, this movie should have been titled "The Loyalist," but would probably not evoke the kind of feelings that the
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then comes back to fight in the last battle, now that is patriotism!
The Patriot. Dir. Roland Emmerich. Prod. Dean Devlin, Mark Gordon and Gary Levinson. Perf. Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson, Jason Isaacs, Chris Cooper, Tcheky Karyo, Rene Auberjonois and Tom Wilkinson. Columbia Pictures, 2000.
Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Merriam-Webster Online. Ed. Kara Noble. 2001. 17 Aug. 2001 <http://www.m-w.com>.
Brendan B. Johnson, The Nitpickers Site. 17 Aug. 2001 <http://www.nitpickers.com>.