Colonel of the Regiment

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  • Character Analysis: The Once And Future King

    As a merlin, he learns to respect those around him, regardless of him agreeing with them. Merlyn teaches this lesson by describing the regiment of birds, “She is the honorary colonel of the regiment. And as for Cully, well, he is a colonel too, even if he is infantry, so you must mind your p’s and q’s” (White 70). This quote demonstrates what he learns because even though Cully is of lower status, he still respects him. He also learns to trust his knowledge and instincts in difficult situations. This lesson can be seen when he is being tested by the honorary colonel and he is not sure of the right answer, “‘What is the first law of foot?’… The Wart thought and thought right. ‘Never to let go,’ he said” (White 73). The last lesson he learned as a merlin was tough times do not last, tough people do. When he endures the initiation to become part of the regiment and he has to do something dangerous, “‘I will stand by the Colonel Madam’… The ordeal was over and the Wart might fly” (White 75-76). This quote shows Arthur learned because even though standing by Colonel was dangerous, because he was mentally unstable, he did it anyways to be part of the regiment. This transformation was one of the hardest for Arthur and the next ones would not be as…

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  • Glory Movie Essay

    Massachusetts, a regiment of colored Union soldiers fighting during the Civil War from 1862 to 1863. The main characters are portrayed by Matthew Broderick as Colonel Robert Gould Shaw of the 54th regiment, Morgan Freeman as John Rawlins, and Denzel Washington as Silas Trip. I chose to write about the colonel of the 54th regiment. Robert Shaw comes from a family of wealthy abolitionists in Massachusetts. He is a young and dedicated man who cares about the freedom of slaves. He joined the army…

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  • Acceptance In The Film Glory

    Acceptance is defined as the action of consenting to receive or undertake something offered. But in this movie, acceptance is so much more than that. Acceptance is the 54th regiment walking down to battle at Fort Wagner and getting cheered on by the other white regiments. Acceptance is the 54th regiment accepting Trip and being like family. Acceptance is everything in this movie. In this movie acceptance is given from others, and it is given by yourself, called self-respect. Self-Respect…

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  • Analysis Of The Movie Glory

    The 1989 movie Glory is a Civil War film based on the history of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment. The movie focuses on one of the first black regiments in the Civil War, which must overcome an enormous amount of adversity during the war. The film was told through the eyes of the white regiment leader, Colonel Robert Gould Shaw a Boston born abolitionist. The regiment was commissioned in March of 1863 after the passage of the Emancipation Proclamation. The film shows the problems that…

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  • Emancipation Proclamation Thesis

    This battle redeemed the Black soldiers' fighting ability in the eyes of White skeptics, including General Strong, who commanded the 54th Regiment to lead the assault on Fort Wagner, scheduled for July 18. Strategically, a successful attack on Fort Wagner would allow Union forces to seize control of Charleston Harbor. Located on Morris Island, Fort Wagner protected Battery Gregg overlooking Fort Sumter. This means that capturing Fort Wagner was valuable because it enabled the Union to shell…

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  • Analysis Of The Film Glory

    all-black regiment that fought for the Union during the Civil War. The regiment formed in March of 1863 just shortly after the Emancipation Proclamation. Captain Robert Gould Shaw was appointed to be Colonel of the regiment by Governor John A. Andrew. This regiment primarily performed labor work. On July 18, the 54th Massachusetts was eventually acknowledged after taking the first attack on Fort Wagner. As a result, over half of the regiment lost their lives that day and more African American…

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  • Film Summary: The Vietnam War Film Glory

    Glory is a 1989 war film which portrays the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer infantry in the American civil war (1861-1865). The screenplay was written by Kevin Jarre, inspired and based largely on the personal letters and experiences of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, the novel One Gallant Rush by Peter Burchard, and Lay This Laurel (1973) by Lincoln Kirstein. It is directed by Edward Zwick and stars Morgan Freeman, Cary Elwes, Mathew Boderick, and Denzel Washington as the main characters in…

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  • Racism In The Movie Glory

    directed by Edward Zwick is about the 54th Regiment’s failed attack on Fort Wagner. It depicts the struggles of African Americans who joined the Union army, and the issues they are faced with. Although being allowed to fight with white Union soldiers was a turning point for them, they still experienced racism and abuse from many. After accepting to lead a black regiment, Colonel Robert Shaw is confronted with making difficult decisions: following the ways of white officers or standing up for the…

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  • The Movie Glory

    The famous movie Glory, was about an African-American regiment that was created and called the 54th Regiment. The men who were part of this regime trained very hard and long and prepared to fight in many battles that came in their way and they were also consisted of groups of runaway slaves. Also, these large groups of men were one of the first official African-American units in the United States during the Civil War. The regiment was authorized in March 1863 by the Governor of Massachusetts,…

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  • Colonel Chamberlain's Speech

    Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain received 120 mutineers, who were brought into Colonel Chamberlain’s camp. These mutineers had signed up for three years in the war, but they disbanded their regiment because of the lack of men and additionally, these men wanted to go home. These men were sent to the colonel, under guard, because he was the only other main regiment. Colonel Chamberlain was told to shoot any of the men who were not willing to fight under the colonel’s own brigade. Colonel…

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