Analysis Of The Poem ' The Dying Gaul ' Essay

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The detail and posture of the Roman sculpture, "The Dying Gaul," portrays the Roman future’s commitment to humanizing the enemy which is a concept that needs to be followed in the societies of today. It was designed with such elaborate detail that it could be brought to life and transport the viewer back in time. As the beholder inspects this spectacular piece of art they will see the value and respect the Romans placed on the lives of their ferocious enemies, the Gauls. Even though some phycologists believe dehumanizing and objectify the enemy is profitable to the defending military, a trip through humanity’s past mistakes will prove otherwise. Instead, the many benefits of humanizing on a global and personal level are revealed. However, before we get ourselves to far carried along let us slip past the laws of physics and travel back…
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The Gaul glanced at the battle-stained field, panting and feeling victorious. But alas, the Romans are beginning to overwhelm his small platoon, and his comrades are falling in droves around him. However, this man does not give up; he seeks to bring his country, no his people, no his family the glory of death in battle. Then it happens: A Roman sword pierces his defense, his legs begin to lose their life, and he falls. All the while the Romans allow him to raise his sword once more, to receive the glory of the battle field. But fate has chosen a different path for this gallant soldier. While his soul is holding on to both the…

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