American Sniper Analysis

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Summary:

“American Sniper” released in 2014, directed by Clint Eastwood, is a movie about Chris Kyle, portrayed by Bradley Cooper. Chris Kyle was a U.S NAVY SEAL officer, who took his post seriously and made it his sole job to protect his comrades. At first he dreamed of being a cowboy living in Texas, but he had to show his real talent. As he was growing up his father taught him to shoot a rifle and hunt deer. His life took another turn when he finds his then girlfriend sleeping in bed with another man, and after watching the news of the bombing attacks on US embassy in 1998; after that he decided he wanted to protect his country and enrolls in the US NAVY SEAL. After his training he was a sniper. Before he goes off to war, he marries a
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Due to his kills he has made, Chris Kyle earned the name “Legend”. He became a protector for the country. One day he was going to hunt the leader of AL‘Qaeda, but ends up being pinned down by a Syrian man, named Mustafa who was an Olympic medalist. Afterwards he returns home to his wife and the birth of their son. Though Chris Kyle was home physically, but mentally he was still in war, and this would happen every time he returned home, he would have problems readjusting to his family, social life, and realizes that he can’t leave the war behind him.
When he took his fourth tour, he was told by his wife that she might not be there when he returns home. Certain actions he makes affected him in the long run. He tries to shoot the Mustafa, but ends up exposing his team. During the battle/ fight, and also being low on ammunition, he calls his wide, wanting to come home, he also got injured and was almost left behind during a sandstorm that took place. And when he returns home this time, he fully could not adjust to civilian life, he had Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), because what he did during war, haunted
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Chris Kyle was NAVEL SEAL, his job was to protect his country, by killing those who could be a threat to America. He was in constant battle, he killed people, some which could’ve been innocent, and he also watched some of his fellow troops die. He had guilt that he could not save them. When he got home, his mind was still at war. He would hear gunshots and in deep thought of what he went through in war. Someone with PTSD will always think about a trauma they went though, at times they could feel guilty as Chris Kyle did when he could not save some of his fellow troops. It is safe to say, that the more tours Chris Kyle made to Iraq, the worse his PTSD got, he became most distant from his wife, losing all social contact with his family and friends. As humans, being social is

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