Full Metal Jacket Movie Analysis

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Derek Schmidt College English EC Essay #4 Full Metal Jacket In the movie Full Metal Jacket by Stanley Kubrik, the Vietnam War and the dehumanizing affect it has on people is discussed. It starts out in basic training, with a young marine, nicknamed “Joker” for the joking attitude that he has towards the training, having his head shaved with the other marines. The basic training that follows is grueling and demanding, and many trainees are unable to keep. One such trainee is nicknamed “Private Pyle” after a dimwitted soldier from a TV show from that era. Pyle is overweight, and is unable to perform the obstacle course at the same pace as the other soldiers, so the demanding Gunnery Sargent Hartman, in charge of the marines changing. Eventually,
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