Omaha Beach Theme

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1. What were your thoughts after viewing scenes at Omaha Beach? Be able to give an overview of D-Day with factual information. Even after watching the movie a couple times, the Omaha Beach scene is still one of the most impactful and remarkable scenes from the movie to date. With a mix of tension and prolonged anticipation, the scene carries out into mass chaos with confusion and disorganization among the troops. The movie focuses on the initial troops who landed on the beach and the first wave of soldiers suffered the most. The scene is overall grotesque, and in my opinion, should be watched at an older age. The first time I watched this movie, I was very unaware and grossed out by the flying body parts and blood. Now, I have a deep…show more content…
For example, willingly running towards the enemy to sacrifice yourself to save others for the love of your Country is a short part of how characters in this movie represent the overall group of soldiers in the war. All five courses themes could be fully explained. Power and identity are the two that are the most recognizable. There was a fight for power not only between the Germans and Americans, but also the main characters amongst themselves. The main characters disagreed on many things, but it was the revealing of the Captain’s identity that grouped the brotherhood together again. 9. Do you think the mission to save Private Ryan was justified? On what basis can those kinds of questions be answered? As not obvious enough by my dislike towards the mission, I’ll reiterate. If Ryan was able to get special treatment, so should have many more soldiers have the option to go home as well. In times of the biggest war America has fought to date, every soldier was needed. Especially coming from an order by the General, I felt it silly and unreasonable that such a mission would ever take place. 10. This is a war film that has clear messages about war. What ideologies are being reinforced by the film? What ideologies are being undermined or…show more content…
First, the scene with Upham, Mellish, and the German soldier is one of the saddest scenes in the movie. Specifically, the German soldier walking past Upham crying on the stairs. Second, during the Omaha Beach scene, Captain Miller looks over at an emotionless soldier looking around for his arm. The thought of literally having a limb detached from your body and be so paralyzed in fear that you forget what’s happening around you is a scary thought. Movies are very effective in studying history, especially when the movies are based on true stories. However, movies distort and romanticize events which take away from the brutality and realness of history. This movie is one of the very few that doesn’t take away from the history. For that reason, I can appreciate the movie more than
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