Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain was a very important soldier in the Civil War, and although Chamberlain was a citizen turned soldier rather than a high-ranking officer, he was still able to help lead the Union Army to victory. In the book Killer Angels, written by Michael Shaara, the author provides the reader with perspective from the Union side of the long Civil War through Chamberlain. He reveals Chamberlain’s character through not only direct characterization but also through his decisions, words and actions. He’s a complex character with many faces. The reader gets to know him as an intelligent teacher, a courageous soldier, a decisive leader, a devoted brother and friend.
He really realized the importance of education when a recruiter had to fake his test results to get him in the army. He thought that he had a lot of talent and a brilliant mind, but his father did not want him to be intelligent as shown when he says, “I happen to have a brilliant mind. In case you don't know. A brilliant mind and talent plus. But no education, because he didn't want me to learn anything, only how to tote and carry for him.
This motivation comes from their duty. The young men that fought in this war were motivated to high amounts of valor. The valor that these men in battle had was courage and bravery. These men were motivated from their duty to the Marine Corps.
When citizens of the United States stare up at their national flag - the 13 stripes and the 50 stars that represent the freedom their ancestors fought tooth and nail for - they probably fail to remember the lessons they were taught in school about the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and the world wars. In these wars, men fought for their country’s freedom, tossing their own life behind them. Should the country that is being protected by brave men and women ignore their efforts and their struggles? No, and if they were to, they would have to hold no pride for their country, and even less for the struggles of their ancestors. One way America honors veterans is Veteran’s Day.
Pat Tillman requested for the Army to not be involved in his funeral service through his statement, “ I don’t want them to parade me through the streets” (349). Jade Lane says that Pat was afraid of Bush’s people making a big deal out of his death if something were to happen to him. Pat thought it was unimportant to obtain an image in society. Instead, he just wanted to fight for his country and do something more than playing a sport and sitting on the couch. Pat had his clear goals and was determined to achieve them.
He was too scared to do anything, as he never fought in a war before. This quote is important to the book because, Henry defines himself as a young boy that wants to be a man but runs away in battle. He would rather bleed and bleed, instead of not doing anything. I would agree and disagree with this quote. I agree because you are helping the army by at least doing
It affects how someone feels about things, how their mind works and how they operate in their lives. O’Brien gives a personal example of this change taking place after he becomes a soldier living and fighting in Vietnam. He still does not quite understand why the US became involved with the war in the first place, but he develops a new outlook of it. He is not fighting for whatever reason that the country was giving to civilians, he was fighting for his brothers (fellow soldiers). All of the soldiers want to be there, not for the purpose of fighting people he had never seen in his life before, but to fight with the men that he bonded with and grown to know and love.
A leader is a type of person that everyone can look up to, who will be there when someone needs help, and someone that everyone desires to be. Although every leader is different in some aspects, there are common characteristics that leaders distribute. Among the various characteristics the characters hold in Beowulf, a few great qualities illuminate through, these being generosity, bravery, and most of all loyalty. Beowulf and Hrothgar portray to be a strong leader through the story exerting these qualities. A leader should have a sense of bravery to take risks and actions.
Brutus has to make a hard decision. He also needs to make his decision fast, because he doesn’t have much time to think about what he wants to do. Soon Caesar will be going to the Capital to be crowned. It’s a hard decision for Brutus, because Caesar is his best friend (he just doesn’t want Caesar to be leader because he’s not going to make Rome a better place for the people).
All wars are fought, won or lost, by the success of the hierarchy within the military. A chain of command, as seen in this classic film conveys that dependence on leadership, in war or in life, does not denote negativity. Through the graphic realism of the settings and strong, dependable leadership portrayals of the actors, Saving Private Ryan, ensures that audiences are aware that war necessitates a dependence on leadership, but does not detract from the brutal reality that all wars facilitate loss of life. “Which means that for the men engaged in combat, the actual experience of war is often nothing more than a battle to the death, independent of right and wrong” as stated by Caldwell. Leadership provides the structure necessary, in which to overcome the fundamental chaos of war and enable the success of missions, which knowingly may lead to the death of those involved.
There are numerous similarities and differences between the American Revolutionary War and The American Civil War. Both wars were waged in the name of unity, the Revolutionary War was to bring together the colonies of America and the Civil war was to bring together and preserve the Union. In both wars Americans did fight other Americans, in the Revolutionary War those who supported the American way fought against those who who supported the crown along side of the British. In the Civil War the North fought the South. Both wars were relatively short, both lasting less than ten years each; and the outcome of both wars was the unity of the nation.
When Union troops invaded Confederate states, thousands of black slaves flocked to Union camps for a chance to fight and a chance for freedom. Many of these men were unofficially allowed to enlist in the Union Army. After President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, Jan. 1, 1863, black Soldiers were officially allowed to participate in the war. Black Soldiers distinguished themselves in battle on numerous occasions. On Feb. 1, 1863, Col. T. W. Higginson, commander of the 1st Regiment South Carolina Volunteers, gave this report after the St. Mary’s River expedition in Georgia and Florida: "No officer in this regiment now doubts that the key to the successful prosecution of this war lies in the unlimited employment of black troops…
Abraham Lincoln (During BANG! have it make a shooting sound) BANG! (have 3 seconds of me falling(in slow mo)) My heart was pounding as I was falling to the ground. (wait a second then talk)