Essay on Paths of Glory and Glory

913 Words Oct 7th, 2014 4 Pages
“Glory” & “Paths of Glory”
Film History
Justice Dominique
October 7, 2014

In "Paths of Glory" war is observed in positions of command. This film about an accurate affair in World War I mingles the idea that status differentiations are more significant than nationwide differences with the way soldiers were viewed or treated as dispensable in combat of war, the philosophy that soldiers are simply ragdolls in the paws of generals who put on a production of what war is if it were just a mere game, and meant absolutely nothing. In the whole film, it seems that the only upper class officer who even cared about his men was Col. Dax, who even spoke for the three men that were about to be put to death, for no reason at all. In
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Another characteristic being is that the good guys endure severe loss before they succeed. In the film “Glory” all of the colored soldiers went through so much before they could even fight in the war. One example I am currently thinking of is when none of the black soldiers had gotten the correct shoes that would help them with not only marching, but just help them with the physical labor they were being forced to do, and fighting even when they were not going to be allowed to go into battle. In the film Trip played by Denzel Washington, wondered away from all the other recruits only to get flogged for trying to search for a pair of quality shoes for himself.
Glory is high notoriety or morality won by noteworthy accomplishments. In the film “Paths of Glory” I believe the glory in this film comes from Col. Dax. Dax was a very respectful, loyal, and wise man of the upper officers. Even though he is an upper officer, he cares enough for his man to speak against officers above him to get his point across.
In the film “Glory” The glory is all in the soldiers as well as Shaw, and what they stand for. No matter how much the odds were against them, they persevered to do whatever they could to fight for their country. The enemy was forced to practically kill any colored soldier and their upper officers if they were confronted by them, but regiment 54 didn’t give up. They kept their heads held high no matter what the hardship was and

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