Raising Of The Flag Iwo Jima Visual Analysis

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Pictures can have sizable impact on the lives of the viewers. Pictures can bring on a wave of emotions. It can make someone frustrated, angry, ecstatic, or fearful. They can be taken to produce these emotions from the viewers but sometimes pictures taken at the spur of the moment can have a greater impact than the plan pictures. The image of the Raising of the Flag at Iwo Jima was an image taken for history. Joe Rosenthal did not know the effect this picture was going to cause the people of his home nation. He was just there to do his job. When glancing at the Raising of the Flag at Iwo Jima, the flag stands out. It is leaned back and a diagonal position that contrast the forward march of the soldiers. Looking more closely at the picture, …show more content…
Five U.S. Marines and a Navy Sailor teamed up to present their nation's flag. Seeing these men work together is reassuring because it shows the strength of our military and the teamwork they are doing to get their job done. The soldier in the back cannot reach the flag anymore but he is not just standing there. He has his hands on the back of his fellow soldiers helping them. This is an example that everyone has an impact even if it is as small as helping others. The man's face are hidden and this gives the viewers a sense that anyone could be these soldiers. Anyone could picture themselves risking their lives for their country like these five men were.
On February 23, 1945, the iconic picture of the Raising of the Flag at Iwo Jima, was taken. The image was so inspiring. It generated a wave of national hope. The picture helped many American believe that Japanese forces would be crushed and that peace was close. The five U.S. Marines and Navy sailor and the flag stimulated millions of Americans to buy war bonds to help keep the nation in a positive financial state and basically helped win World War II. But under close examination, this picture has been the questioned if it was

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