Texas Rising Analysis

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History Channel’s Texas Rising is a historical drama that follows the fight for Texas independence after the Battle of the Alamo and the rise of the Texas Rangers. It shows how General Sam Houston leads a group of Texas Rangers into a war against General Santa Anna. General Houston and the Rangers fight against insuperable odds to defeat the Mexicans and gain independence. The miniseries is enthralling to watch with compelling characters and an engaging storyline. However, Texas Rising is not historically accurate. It is not a good show to watch if someone wants accurate information on the Mexican War. Texas Rising covers the Mexican War and the rise of the Texas Rangers, and while it’s fascinating to watch, it is not historically accurate.…show more content…
It has a little bit of everything, including death, betrayal, romance, and a little comedy. Nevertheless, while Texas Rising is fun to watch, it is not entirely historically accurate. Texas Rising shows Emily West at the Alamo, however, the real Emily West was captures by Mexican troops on April 16, 1836. She may or may not have been with Santa Anna during the Battle of San Jacinto. If she was in the tent, it was not by choice. In Texas Rising, Santa Anna is shown shooting prisoners at the Alamo. Based on eyewitnesses, it is very unlikely that he himself shot those captured. In Texas Rising, Colonel Portilla is portrayed as a cruel and bloodthirsty officer. He was even shown executing Colonel Fannin and his troops. Historians claim that Portilla actually brooded over having to execute the Texans at Goliad. He even let some of the Texans escape. Also, the show depicts a man who calls himself Lucifer that kills many Mexicans after surviving the Alamo. There were no survivors of the real Alamo. The Mexicans piled the bodies, put wood between them, and burned them. There is no way someone could have escaped after being mistaken as dead. The location in the show is not totally right. The landscape of Texas is green and heavily wooded, while in the show there are mountains and barren deserts. The Karankawa Indians lived more than 80 miles away from the Texans in real life, and…show more content…
It shows how General Houston led his group of soldiers against the Mexicans and their general, Santa Anna. The show is enthralling to watch with its compelling storyline and interesting characters. The show includes death, betrayal, romance, and comedy that makes it entertaining to watch. However, there are many times when Texas Rising is not historically accurate. If someone was looking for a show to get accurate information on the Mexican War, this is not the show to watch. Nevertheless, it is a good show to watch just for fun. Even with its inaccuracy on a few events, Texas Rising is a fascinating show about the fight for Texas
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