Great Pride And Respectability For One 's Achievements

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To take great pride and respectability for one’s achievements is to understand the underlying foundation of the term ‘glory’. The term itself is as authoritative and pertinent as the portrayal it signifies in the historical film Glory. The representations of honorable historical figures such as Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, Frederick Douglass and Jefferson Davis, not only seems to shed light upon the particular instances that built up to the outset of the Civil War, but also demonstrates their persona’s as different individuals with ultimately the same intention; to hold power. Their strong-willed characteristics strengthened by their ambitions shows not only their virtue but also their intense desire to bring the war and controversies to an…show more content…
Some individuals saw it as a war for the freedom of the Slaves with either wanting to put slavery to an end or defending it. It later became a part of the sole reason for this war as African Americans were being taken in to battle. Of course they were seen as the submissive, often being thought of as uneducated, uncivilized and unconscionable men and it didn’t come to their attention that they were to be used of only for their manual labour. Though the African American men were seen as an inferior, and either as a second or third class citizen given little to almost no importance, Col. Robert Gould Shaw not only wanted for his brave men to fight, but also gave them a chance to prove themselves wrong from the assumptions being made. He wanted to show that they were not only good for their manual labour, but also for protecting and fulfilling their duties as American citizens. Fighting for their country is something they thought the Black men could never do and were almost afraid to see that come true, for it might pose them as equals to the Whites. It can be argued from the portrayal through Glory, that if the Black men were to fight and if they were to succeed, then what would be the difference between them and the other white soldiers?
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