I just finished watching the movie and I'm still shocked by what went on in the movie. In our society we are don't really hear much about other countries' struggles for freedom and equality. We always hear about our freedom from Great Britain and that's pretty much the only fight for freedom we are taught, besides maybe Mexico.
The fight for Irish freedom was vividly reenacted in the movie. Seeing the boy being killed for protecting his and his familie's well-being was shocking, men being sentenced to death for carrying a firearm, women being taken out of their homes and having them set on fire, all of these things were just outrageous. The most shocking of all was Teddy ordering his soilders to kill his brother. It just shows what the fight for freedom can do to people within a country and even within a family.