Do you know who Desmond Doss is? Desmond Doss, a conscientious objector, was credited with saving 75 wounded soldiers during the bloodiest battles of World War II. This essay is over the movie Hacksaw Ridge written by Robert Schenkkan and Andrew Knight, directed by Mel Gibson. Its purpose is to inform people on the information that was presented in the movie are in correlation with the real events which happened between 1942 and 1946 in Guam and Okinawa during World War II. Hacksaw Ridge holds guts and glory throughout the movie that showed the trials and tribulations that Doss and his other comrades went through Hacksaw Ridge can relate to college students and young adults in that it teaches us to take a stand and live by our convictions. Protest can be found across the United States on numerous college campuses that can be peaceful or can escalate into violent riots. In the movie Hacksaw Ridge, there are many important characters. Desmond Doss is one of the main characters. Doss was the hero of the movie. He was a member of the U.S Army’s 77th Infantry Division. Doss was raised with a fervent belief in the Bible and that on the 7th day, the Sabbath, you should rest and not work to keep the day holy. Doss was a conscientious objector. Doss refused to carry a weapon and took the 6th commandment “thou shalt not kill” to heart. Doss was harassed and the authority figures tried to make him quit and to get him removed from the platoon. Despite all of this Doss stayed true to
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Desmond Doss is one of the most famous U.S conscientious objector in all of U.S military service history. Desmond Doss is known for his brave work at Hacksaw Ridge in Okinawa by single handily saving 75 men by means of carrying them and by manoeuvring them down with his unique rope technique which earned him the medal of honour in October the 12th 1945. Therefore making him the first ever conscientious objector in U.S military history to receive the award. Desmond Doss’s legacy has been shown throughout the ages in television, documentaries and now in the latest 2016 movie entitled Hacksaw Ridge after the real life spot in Okinawa. The movie depicts the true story of U.S serviceman and conscientious objector Desmond Doss in his journey to Hacksaw Ridge. At First Desmond Doss was not fond of people making films or being portrayed in any sort of media because of the inaccuracies that these films might would portray of him because he was deeply focused on his religion and as a seventh day Adventist. But an agreement was soon with him and his firm.
Desmond Doss Saved 75 lives of his fallen comrades through courage and bravery when the odds were stacked against him. His unit retreated and he was the last of his unit still in the battlefield that wasn't injured. Mel Gibson really shows How brave Desmond truly was while facing the enemy barehanded. Throughout the night Desmond was constantly saving his fallen comrades who in the beginning thought he was a coward and wouldn’t help save them at all. When Desmond save as many comrades as he could find. After he is brought back to the camp with all of the men from his unit he saved. In the middle of the conversation with his squad his commander came in a told him that they were going to be going into battle again tomorrow which was his day of sabbath. The next morning Desmond’s squad would not leave until Desmond was done praying for all of them. I feel it was more because his squad members felt that if they were to be injured they could have faith that Desmond would make sure they have the best chance for survival. When they climbed up to the battlefield they were there for a short time before they were ambushed and two grenades got
The high-action war drama, Hacksaw Ridge, shared the story of the fierce battles between the Japanese and United States during the second World War. The film followed the journey of Desmond Doss - an American pacifist combat medic who refused to carry a gun. His philosophy originated from the Seventh-Day Adventist Christian religion with some sects stressing nonviolence. The movie perfectly captured the reality of a pacifist during the war with many of his fellow soldiers disbelieving in his ways and even hurting him to force his retirement. However, the strong walled Doss did not let his fellow peer’s actions deter his involvement in the war, and later his group, the 77th Infantry Division, was deployed to Okinawa. During the battle of Okinawa,
The main character of this story is Desmond Doss. Desmond Doss is a Conscientious Objector and he decided to join the Army to serve his country. But since he was a Conscientious Objector he promised to himself that he would never touch a gun. While in boot camp he was mistreated by his sergeant and fellow soldiers for his belief. He later trained to become a Combat medic to help his fellow soldiers because he did not want to carry a gun. Before he got deployed he met Dorthy were he got married to her before going to Japan. While over there they attacked the ridge of Okinawa known as Hacksaw Ridge. Most men that were deployed of there were killed trying to take the ridge to gain a foothold in Okinawa, Japan. He was most well known for his action upon the ridge. He saved over 75 lives while not touching a single gun. After he saved another man he would say “Please lord let me get one more.” He ended up gaining the respect and adoration of the men he served alongside. At the end of the movie he was awarded the first purple heart for a Consensus Objector. Also because of his work inspiring the other soldiers they were able to take the ridge.
In the film Hacksaw Ridge, Andrew Garfield portrays Desmond Doss a WWII American Army Medic who served during the Battle of Okinawa. The film takes you through his entire childhood and threw his difficult experiences in the Army as well as his upbringing and how this shaped his views, especially his religious view and anti-killing stance. You also see Doss's trials and difficulties after enlisting in the Army and trying to become a medic. And last but not least the film takes you through the harsh battle that Doss and his fellow soldiers undergo.