A Misconception Of The Civil War Essay

1087 Words Apr 16th, 2015 5 Pages
A Misconception of the Civil War The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly is a film based in the west during the time of the Civil War between the Union and the Confederacy. Blondie (The Good) and Tuco (The Bad) are shown as a duo that kills, lies, and cheats to get to their goal, which is to find a hidden treasure of gold. Throughout the movie a man named Angel Eye’s (The Ugly) represents the Union and puts Tuco and Blondie on a few set backs that makes their journey for the treasure take longer. Many of the obstacles that they come upon deal with the ongoing war between the north and the south over the New Mexico Territory, specifically the modern day area of New Mexico, Arizona, and a small portion of Nevada. The movie portrays the New Mexico Territory in which the characters are set in as being completely lawless and that everything is handled with a gun. New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada were controlled by both the Union and the Confederacy. The film inaccurately portrays the Union because it depicts the Union as an indirect savior of the Confederate-claimed territories due to the lawlessness of the Confederacy. The Film emphasizes that the Union was trying to salvage the Confederate areas of the New Mexico Territory because the Confederate territories were heathens that followed no laws, but in actuality people from both sides acted that way. The main characters, throughout the entire movie, are shooting off their guns and killing whoever gets in their way of finding the hidden…

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