The Last of the Mohicans is a novel about last people in Mohican tribe by James Cooper. The novel’s context is the war time between French and British army with the existence of many African American tribes and American Indian tribes. Major Duncan Heyward, who was in the English army, transported Cora and Alice Munro – daughters of English General Colonel Munro to a safe place at Fort William Henry. On their way, they met three Mohicans who were Chingachgook, Hawkeye – an adopted son of Chingachgook, and Uncas – Chingachgook’s son. They joined together to reach their destination.
In the film Glory directed by Edward Zwick, the Civil War is portrayed through the eyes of the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts regiment, which was composed of African American men fighting against the Confederates for freedom. The commander of this regiment, Robert Shaw, was born into an abolitionist family and accepted the role of the first all-black regiment in the Northeast, despite the potential threats of the South. The movie focuses on four black soldiers and their experiences during the war as well as their relationships with their fellow soldiers and commanders, including Shaw. Throughout the movie, Shaw’s perspective is also seen and the conflicting emotions he felt are demonstrated by the choices he is forced to make. While some may argue
Ian Pruett-Jones 11-18-2014 Anise K. Strong History 3015 Second Paper- Glory Battle Glory is a film that was released in 1989 and is centered on the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first formal unit of the Union Army during the Civil War to be made up entirely of African-American men. The film deals largely with the theme of a group of downtrodden men looking to fight for their freedom and for their country, only to be met with scorn and disdain from almost every person they meet. The film is a testament to how, even though many people believe that the Union Army’s only noble goal was to free the slaves of the South, there was still a massive amount of prejudice held by many of the Union soldiers. In fact, in the entire movie,
During a scene in John Sayles’ Lone Star, a character named Otis Payne is having a long awaited conversation with his distant son, Colonel Delmar Payne, about Delmar’s current position as Colonel and Otis’ current position as the “Mayor of Darktown.” The “Mayor of Darktown” is a phrase used to show the influence Otis has on the black people of Fontera. After some discussion about Delmar’s return to Fontera, the place Delmar likes to run away from, he said, “The Army hands you a command, you go wherever it is” (1). Delmar is preaching that it is necessary to allow the Army, or in most cases, an authoritative figure, to have a great influence on what one chooses to do with one’s life. It is easier to oblige to any authoritative figure, because when you do not, there will be consequences. Delmar says this to prove that the army was his authoritative figure, due to the fact that Otis was not there for Delmar most of the time.
Pericles and Lincoln’s Great Speeches Two very famous speeches have impacted the world with their diction and purpose. Pericles’ “Funeral Oration” and also Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address” were both spoken at a public service for those who had been killed in the war. For Pericles this speech occurred in 431 BCE at the end of the first year of the Peloponnesian War. Later in time Abraham Lincoln spoke in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania about four months after the Battle of Gettysburg. While each speech commemorated those who had died in the war, they also inspired the remaining people to continue fighting and finish the war.
Both characters seemed very nervous during their first battles in the war, but became battle-crazy towards the end. Another similarity between the two was that both boys spoke with a Confederate soldier, trying to make peace with one another for that night. Also, both were asked by someone in their regiment to send something back to their families, in case they died. Along with sending things home, both sent letters back to their families, telling them of their experiences. One similarity that is the most apparent is that they both were fighting in the same war, the Civil War.
Allusion Throughout Love Medicine Louise Erdrich used allusions to refer to different events that effected Native American culture and their life on the reservation. Vietnam, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, and differrent laws surrounding the relocation of Natives were referenced in this piece. Erdrich used allusions to refer to childrens programs like Road Runner and Tarzan. She used Tarzan beating his chest to to convey the emotional prayer he was giving in the church and Howard Kashpaw’s evening televisions show to lead Lishpaw MOrrissey to some deep thoughts about life. However, the more prominate allusions were those that refered to the government deal to give the Native Americans back their land although their land wasnt the same as the one they got back.
We start with Krebs, a soldier returning from Rhine in Ernest hemingway’s Soldier’s Home and Henry returning from Vietnam from Louise Erdrich. Surprisingly these protagonists and their stories have a lot in common. In both stories the internal conflict causes maladaptive behavior within the soldiers returning from war. Both of these stories have heavy emphasis on how war changes people, on the environment in which soldiers return to and protagonist’s main conflict of internal acceptance, more so than with society's acceptance. First we’ll see how the characters progress, along with two different versions of the protagonists.
Ambrose Bierce was a young man during the Civil War. He fought hard in the Union army and was injured in battle. As a result of the war, his views on life were drastically altered by his experience As stated by the narrator, “…two private soldiers of the Federal army, directed by a sergeant who in civil life may have been a deputy sheriff ” (Bierce 3). This quote shows you how the historical context can affect the story, Knowing it’s during the civil war, and the author has first hand experience, makes the story more believable and accurate to read. According to Infohio, “The stories he wrote were not directly about his son but about his experiences with death during the Civil War.” What may seem nonsensical, might actually be interpreted in a completely different manner by considering the era it is from.
Democratic editorials took a strongly pro-Unionist position, applying the words traitor and rebellion to the Confederates and their attack on the flag.” The South also exhibited nationalism in newspaper articles as well. The first major battle of the Civil War took place on July 21, 1861, which resulted in a defeat for the Union army. William Russell, a reporter for the London Times, documented the atmosphere in Charleston, South Carolina after the Confederate victory. He observed, “Crowds of armed men singing and promenading the streets.” And concluded “Secession is fashion here. Young ladies sing for it; ladies pray for it; young men are dying to fight for it; old men are ready to demonstrate it.” South Carolina was ecstatic and had a positive outlook on the war.
"Well, I tell you, sir, frankly my boys are beginning to wonder at the attitude of the high command toward my division... But I mean, the whole war could be damn well over soon... and my boys would have missed it. This book also sets up the importance of the battle for if the south were to win this battle It would be the battle that pulls the Confederates so much need allies. this book is great for our class because we have covered the revolutionary war for what the south is fighting their own one but at the same time we can see how important it is to finally take the offensive against an enemy in war as to pull some much need friend s to join your side. cause as we have seen this year we could not have beaten Britain without French support but that was the same for the Confederates the battle of Gettysburg was a repeat of the battle of Saratoga but end with the reverse affects leading to the South losing any hope of getting foreign allies to join in on the
After the Civil War and Reconstruction ceased, the South 's Lost Cause was introduced to the southern United States by ex-confederates. A very politically influenced movement, the Lost Cause, while building a legacy for the controversial Redemption, was subject to backlash for it 's false interpretations of what slavery was like as well as how they interpreted the event of the Civil War. Even with all of its misinterpretations and falsities, however, the Lost Cause influenced the memories of many of the Civil War, Redemption, and slavery for generations to come. The lost cause was spurred by ex Confederates as a way to get back at the union and to prove that the Confederate spirit was not lost, even though the Civil War had ended years ago. As seen from articles from Confederate Veteran Magazine, the Confederate spirit was upheld throughout the years, mostly by women who felt the need to avenge husbands, brothers, and fathers ' deaths .
African Americans used various methods to fight for their freedom during the Civil War such as passing information to the Union Army and serving in the Armed forces. These actions affected them and the United States by bringing home a win for the Union, making slaves free people. To begin, the slaves dedicated their lives to save the future. A former slave and author of the famous newspaper, The North Star, displays how loyal they were. Fredrick Douglas made many editorials about abolition.