Eventually, the treatment of African Americans that Harper so vehemently is against in her poem and Whitehead writes about in his novel sends the United States into a Civil War. Eleven southern states formed the Confederate States of America in which they fought a devastating four year war against the United States. The Civil War drastically changed the treatment of African Americans. The movie Glory is evidence of this. Glory is a civil war movie about the first African American regiment in the United States military. Their commander-Colonel Robert Gould Shaw- is white. The movie details the triumphs and hardships of the regiment, who at first seem to have trouble with one another and their commander, but grow to form a bond of camaraderie. The movie shows just how much hope the African American men have for their country because while they were in the army they were given no good reasons to feel as if they were Americans. They were mistreated by the white regiments and subject to worse conditions. The white men don't’ believe their capabilities, so they do not fight. Eventually their commander tells army officials , “ There's character. There's strength of heart. You should have seen us in action two days ago. We were a sight to see!” (Zwick). This leads the military to ask the regiment to lead a charge on Fort Wagner, a charge they know to be a death sentence. The most touching part of this scene is that these men are not one bit afraid to die for their country. Their
Glory is the story of Civil War Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, who leads the war's first all-black volunteer regiment the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry into battles and discovers along the way he has to confront the moral question of racial prejudice inside and outside of his regimen. Colonel Shaw was the commander of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, also known as the Massachusetts “Fighting” Fifty-fourth, which was a position he has been thrown into and felt that he may not be fit for the job. At first Shaw was a little cowardly, during the battle, bomb fragments almost hit him and he passed out. He later seems guilty and not very motivated, but with the help of his friend Forbes and some time, Shaw turns himself into the leader that his men need. At the end Colonel Shaw’s courage shows when he volunteers to be the leading regiment in the assault on Fort Wagner and then during battle he forges on when the battle seems to a lost cause.
The ending part of Glory is about men going to battle against the Confederates. The six main characters in the movie are Thomas Searles, Jupiter Shots, Trip, Rawlins, Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, and Cabot Forbes. They battle at Fort Wagner in South Carolina at night because there uniforms are blue. The Union and Confederates start off by shooting at each other. All the men of Colonel Robert go on the other side of Fort Wagner to find cover so they wouldn’t get shot at.
Why is the movie called Glory? Is it really glory? I strongly believe not only is the movie glory itself, but the characters represent the idea of glory throughout the movie as well. Glory is a high rank of honor, which involves tireless amounts of work to get to. Not only did the characters in the movie represent the movie well, but portrayed the Civil War in a proud manner as well. There are many characters that represent glory, but there are three that stand out among the rest. Those characters are Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, Corporal Thomas Searles, and Sergeant Major John Rawlins.
The federal government placed many restrictions and discriminatory actions on the black troops. At the beginning of the Civil War, African Americans were not allowed to serve in the U.S. military. By the summer of 1862 it was clear that additional troops were needed. To meet the need, Congress passed two bills that allowed the participation of black soldiers in the Union Army. The Government established segregated units called The Bureau of Colored Troops. The measure lacked popular support and the U.S. Army did not begin recruiting black soldiers until 1863.
Glory is the story of Robert Gould Shaw and his command over the 54th Massachusetts Infantry, which was one of the first all-black active duty regiments in the Union Army in November of 1862. The movie speaks of Colonel (Col) Shaw’s bravery, his pride, his empathy and love for his Soldiers. Col Shaw himself was from a wealthy Boston family with parents who were influential abolitionists. At 23 years old, Robert Shaw dropped out of Harvard to be commissioned in the Union Army to fight in the Civil War of the States. This movie is based on a true story and the letters that Robert Shaw wrote home and in his personal journal are currently located in the Houghton Library of Harvard University. The movie is based on the factual accounts of these letters. The manner in which Robert Shaw led the 54th Infantry was a direct result of his first experience in combat; it was the Battle of Antietam (Maryland).
In summary “Glory” tells the story of the 54th regiment of Massachusetts volunteer infantry, made up of black men, some free and some escaped slaves; who were led by whites. Robert Shaw, the son of Boston’s abolitionists was the commanding office whom this story was told through his eyes. The director depicts throughout the film the men of this regiment proving themselves worthy of freedom for which they are fighting, and the respect gained of their fellow white soldiers; Moreover, I have picked certain scenes that represent this.
Accepting relationships have the ability to allow individuals in society to deal with their inner conflicts. This establishes the beginning of transformation a feeling of belonging. The film Glory, directed by Edward Zwick, allows the audience to discover the significant American Civil War that raged through America for four years. In 1860 black people were treated unfairly and inhumanely. This film explores this along with the long lasting effects of racism and bigotry on relationships with others and society. Black slaves are freed in america and join the army. In the confrontation scene, Trip and rawlins, two black men from the army, confront each other. Zwick utilises the alternating close ups of the two men to allow the audience to experience the tension between them that enables Trip, the protagonist, to finally deal with his inner conflicts. This tough relationship seen in the colloquial language “But you ain’t gonna be anything to him but a ugly-ass chimp in a blue suit.” elucidates the derogatory reference of a chimp. This allows Trip to realise he is not the only black person treated unfairly, therefore he shouldn't take his inner conflicts out on others. Having relationships like Trips and Rawlins often gives individuals the ability to reflect upon themselves. In the next lake scene, a mid shot of Trip and Robert, the colonel, is utilised by Zwick to display the characters and also the water behind Trip that represents tranquility and the cleansing of his internal
The movie Glory is about a man by the name of Colonel Shaw leading the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, which was a all black male army. Through many hardships and trials they were tested in Colonel Shaw got his men ready for action and went to battle and won their first battle after a lot of hard work and dedication. Once they trained some more they went to Fort Wagner and fought against the Union Army and lost their battle with many casualties.
In the years leading up to the Civil War there was an abolitionist movement in the United States. This was primarily a northern state movement; the southern states relied heavily on slave labor to work their fields. As the war raged on, the Union government decided it would confiscate the property of Confederate sympathizers, this included slaves. As the slaves were confiscated they were sent behind Union lines and were then declared free. The film Glory tells the story of the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry; the first all-black unit in the Union Army…made up of free black men and freed slaves.
African-Americans who bravely fought the 54th Massachusetts endured a lot of pain and discrimination before the actual battle started. In the movie Glory, it shows us the struggles of Africans-American soldiers who fought for the Union. During that time of the Civil War, the African-Americans who fought experienced racial discrimination and abuse. Despite the racism and abuse that they had experienced, these soldiers still bravely fought for the Union cause.
The movie “Glory” conveys the story of the 54th Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry during the U.S. Civil War. The Regiment was lead by General Robert Gould Shaw, Matthew Broderick, - son of Boston abolitionists. Consisting of freemen from the North and escaped slaves, the Regiment was made up of all black soldiers. At the time, the consensus was that blacks would not make good soldiers or submit to discipline during battle. The soldiers went through intense training and when put to the test, proved themselves worthy of the freedom they fought for and respect from the white soldiers.
Definitely my favorite movie we have watched for this class this far, Glory, with Denzell Washington and Morgan Freeman, stands high above other civil war movies of its kind. Highlighting the issue of the 54th regiment, the discrimination of the black soldiers was prominent as well as the slow changes Colonel Shaw made to himself and his leadership traits in order to zero out that discrimination. The entire theme of the film seems to be ‘progression’, where, as the characters progress not only as individuals but also as units, the story also progresses from ___ to the goal of nationalism and emancipation. However, this movie does have some historical flaws.
As the movie started during the war, there is a little girl Elizabeth Hughes (the daughter of the Secretary of State), who has diabetes. There are many obstacles that happen and Dr. Banting and assistants figure out that there needs to be a cure for diabetes. Dr. Banting and his research assistant, Charles Best work along side MacLeod at the University of Toronto.
Paths of Glory movie in the end of the one German girl singing the song in German language. German girl was fear on the stage and shaking. She was singing song in German folk song, "The faithful Hussar", everyone whistles and the catcalls and then die down the men. She starts sing song then everyone hearing and captivated by the very decent that connect the emotions and feelings that a vary long time and everyone's eyes tears and weeping then hear the song. In the outside of the bar Dax is hearing song and his eyes was also tears. I think this song was about the war for faith and