This paper stresses that several examples of such values have been portrayed in the documentary Do You Believe in Miracles? For instance, hockey players required intense training and competitiveness in order to be able to participate in Olympic tournaments. Puritan morality was depicted when Soviet players and coaches were described as robots that showed none or little emotion and never smiled. Soviet team members described hockey as their way of living requiring enormous effort and sacrifice like the separation from their families. This representation of the Soviet team symbolized the antithesis to American values setting the well-known image of ‘‘good versus evil’’.
This report makes a conclusion that socialization is the process by which people adapt themselves to the relationship with other people inside their social structure. Through this process people develop ideas about themselves and the others with whom they interrelate. Coach Herb Brooks stimulated tough confrontation, criticizing his players for perceived weakness. He encouraged them stay together and to build strengths. Players had to follow prolonged hours of hard skating practices. His main objective was to persevere through all periods with the Soviets. Herb Brooks stimulated a nationalistic feeling among the players pointing the importance of the game for the future of the country. During the game players seemed to be cooperative and integrated; they were different from their evil counterparts, for that reason they were not allowed to lose.