Essay on Full Metal Jacket By Stanley Kubrick

952 Words Nov 14th, 2016 4 Pages
The film Full Metal Jacket, made in 1987 by Stanley Kubrick, is a War movie based in the war of Vietnam. The movie is broken down in two parts, new recruits going through boot camp and then the actual Vietnam war itself. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and known in Vietnam as Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a war that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. This film even though this movie was about the Vietnam war, the boot camp scenes where the most stressful and breath-taking parts of the movie and makes the viewer doubt how hard is this training to become a marine solder.
Kubrick did a good representation on the Sargent’s strong and mean behavior, one of the things the USA army is well known for is their rough, abusive, strong treatment to new recruits. This way of training is not just to scare them and make them feel like in a real battle situation; but as said by Jon David, a marine Sargent, the reason the boot camps are soo intese is to “psychologically change a child into someone capable of performing under combat situations” (David). This lets us know that the movie was not just a drama but more of a representation of reality, a representation for anyone who wants to join know what hes going for. Robert Lacy an ex-Marine wrote a journal about military maltreatment where he experienced the worst maltreatment case by a general he had ever seen; a…

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