Canadian War Heroes Analysis

795 Words4 Pages
Disseminating Tales of Canadian War Heroes November 11th marks the day Canadians unite to honour the sacrifices of our veterans, past and present. Furthermore, we take a moment to recognize the price of liberty and democracy our veterans paid to ensure a prosperous future for this country. Their selfless heroism is one of the reasons that Canada is the prosperous nation that it is today; moreover, their unyielding fortitude is an example to all Canadians. Every soldier who has died for this country had a story - a story that is complex and unique just like all of ours. In contemporary society, many Canadian youth often find themselves asking a simple question – who and what am I remembering during Remembrance Day? Students congregate at Remembrance…show more content…
Additionally, these films contribute to the diffusion of American war stories not only in the United States, but around the world. An example of such a film is American Sniper; moreover, this film traces the life of an American Navy Seal named Chris Kyle who was renowned for his exceptional marksmanship on the battlefield and unyielding patriotism for his country. Clint Eastwood, the director of the film, precisely depicts the atrocities of war and the lengths that a veteran must visit in order to ensure the safety of their country. Chris Kyle is compelled to snipe and kill an Iraqi woman and her child after discovering that they were planning on bombing an American infantry. Additionally, guilt ravages this young soldier’s psyche and haunts him. Consequently, this results in a depiction that leaves the viewer with a clear understanding of what it takes to fight for one’s country and the actuality of war. The film was a blockbuster hit, and most Americans had now been exposed to the life of this soldier whose story would have otherwise gone undiscovered by most…show more content…
This young Canadian soldier is one of the most highly decorated soldiers in Canadian military history; moreover, the fact that most Canadians have not heard of him stems from the lack of exposure of his life. He fought in several battles including the Battle of Ypres, the Battle of the Somme, and the Battle of Passchendaele. Additionally, he is credited with killing 378 enemies and capturing 300 more. This unsung Canadian war hero’s narrative has yet to be diffused towards Canadians, and it is truly a matter of great shame that this has not occurred yet. Furthermore, Pegahmagabow’s tale has the potential to be converted into a film that can captivate audiences around the world. However, the Canadian government must incentivize, promote, and invest in the production of high-calibre Canadian films that are analogous in quality to that of American films. Consequently, this will disseminate the stories of Canadian war heroes such as Francis Pegahmagabow into mainstream media, therefore sharing his story and accomplishments to not only Canadians, but to people around the world. The importance of preserving the stories of our Canadian war heroes stems from the ignorance and general apathy that has been bred due to a lack of exposure of these stories. Through film, a connection can be established between Canadians and these

More about Canadian War Heroes Analysis

Open Document