Howard Pyle’s “The Nations Makers” painting is an artistic response to war through the illustration of the first brave soldiers who marched towards battle during the nations beginning. The painting portrays the bravery of those fellow man by showing the courageous leading officer, the soldiers poor condition and determination, and the flag that stood high and motivated them. Howard Pyle was able to portray an image of Revolutionary soldiers many years after America defeated the British Empire, declaring Independence in 1776. Allowing the viewer to understand the sacrifice they made by marching forward to face the enemy during warfare. Howard Pyle painting defines one of the moments that took place during the country’s beginning to provide a
In the book, Flags of our Fathers, written by James Bradley, Bradley writes with pride about his father and the five other men who raised the American Flag on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima. Throughout the book, Bradley utilizes rhetorical questions, stories, interviews, and letters to create a more personal feeling to the book. Also, this builds ethos, making his book credible due to his sources. He creates a dramatic tone by employing short sentence structure and repetition throughout. Furthermore, Bradley also indicates strong feelings towards two major themes of the book, which are pride in his country and a contempt for the media during wartime.
In times of war, soldiers must surpass obstacles and be ready to face challenges. Witnessing the valiant efforts of these men that throw their lives on the line instills an insurmountable sense of pride in the hearts of spectators. Both Lord Alfred Tennyson’s poem and Richard Caton Woodville Jr.’s illustration entitled “The Charge of the Light Brigade” incorporate literary terms to express their feeling of pride towards the Light Brigade. Tennyson exhibits this by using repetition to signify the danger of fighting in battle, in addition to imagery to help the reader imagine how terrifying war is, while setting a respectful tone. Woodville shows a feeling of pride through the setting, symbolism, and powerful imagery.
These abilities are important as a warrior because both his men and the hero reflect and are influenced by them. Some of the abilities are excellence in war, courage, leadership and fighting qualities. These qualities are seen through the heroic characters Hector and Achilles. When Achilles is not present with his men, the Greeks are well defeated by the Trojans with no motivation or support. Achilles is also described by his men as a power figure when the poem says “These were his words,/ and all Achaeans gave a roar of joy/ to hear the Prince abjure his rage.” (R 23-35).
John Mosby, a Virginian lawyer, joined the Confederate side as a private in the Virginia Volunteers and fought in the First Battle of Bull Run, one of the first major battles of the Civil War. Impressed with how well he gathered information, in 1862, J.E.B. Stuart promoted Mosby to First Lieutenant and gave him cavalry scouts. Mosby and his rangers, the 43rd Virginia Cavalry, used hit and run tactics to steal Union supplies and ammunition and to harass their couriers. Because of how fast Mosby’s Rangers could appear and disappear during attacks, he was called “The Gray Ghost”.
In William Shakespeare’s Henry V, the character of King Henry delivers some powerful verbiage, known as St. Crispin’s Day Speech, to his troops in order to rally the men for battle. In this speech, King Henry chooses to invoke themes such as glory, religion, and comradery to make the battle they are about to fight immortal in the soldiers’ minds and to motivate them to fight together. These themes draw similar emotions in all men, no matter their background; all men have the need for honour, the urge to please the deity they believe in, and the need to trust in their fellow men. Every man wants his story to be remembered. King Henry promises this by telling the soldiers that “from this day to the ending of the world, / But we in it shall be remembered” (ll.
However, in Lexington, the armed men marched into the colony and likewise to the main text, the colony was occupied with seventy minutemen. A shot was fired between the two groups until the Americans withdrew. The incident left eight dead. Smith’s group then marched to Concord with violence until receiving their supplies. Upon reaching Charlestown, the houses were unsuitable due to them being burnt down or plundered.
The United States Civil War is possible one of the most meaningful, bloodstained and controversial war fought in American history. Northern Americans against Southern Americans fought against one another for a variety of motives. These motives aroused from a wide range of ideologies that stirred around the states. In James M. McPherson’s What they fought for: 1861-1865, he analyzes the Union and Confederate soldier’s morale and ideological components through the letters they wrote to love ones while at war. While, John WhiteClay Chambers and G. Kurt Piehler depict Civil War soldiers through their letters detailing the agonizing battles of war in Major Problems in American Military History.
He uses a strong choice of diction and syntaxes to appeal to the emotions of his audience. Pieces of his speech such as, “...testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated. can long endure,” and, “The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here,” show his overwhelming feeling towards what he is speaking about. The civil war left a deep impression on Lincoln and he let that shine through as he gave the Gettysburg Address. Using the ethos style in his speaking let the audience know that he was going through as rough of a time as they were during and after this hard time in American
Testing Men’s Emotions What turned scared, timid men into brave battle ready soldiers? During the time of the revolutionary war when men were needed to go up against the British. Thomas Paine was using persuasive writing techniques to get men to stand up and fight. In Thomas Paine’s “The Crisis No. 1” the most persuasive technique used is pathos, because it appeals to a man’s care for his family and self-pride.
Another story about him up lifting his men was when Ulysses S. Grant was on a box cart headed to Washington D.C. too meet with President Lincoln and all of the union soldiers along the railroad stood by it just wanting to catch a glimpse of Grant. He used his determination to win battles before he was the top general he led “a bunch of who led by generals who played by the rule book”. He did not go by that unlike and it translated to win after victory after victory. Which led to the confidence of the Union soldiers
Custer had a huge impact on the civil war because of this battle alone. In battles to come, he would even change his uniform to add his own personal flare to it (Custer 2014). This shows how Custer rode the thin line between bravery and stupidity, but in all honesty, those can be defining characteristics of a great general. Towards the end of the war he fought with his men in a cavalry raid (McNamara, n.d.). More and more people began to notice Custer and an artist by the name of Alfred Waud started to draw pictures of Custer and print them (McNamara, n.d.).
The Civil war was seen as a chance for many young men to be heroes and involve themselves in grand adventures. The promise of fighting with the chance of glory among their fellow soldiers where all contributing factors of the rise of romantic novels. All soldiers have hopes of winning the war and coming home like hero’s, which prompted the authors of that time to write about the war in a romantic matter. I believe that the romantic themes of war where their before the civil war but during the war The idea of your neighbor or your son being theses longer than life hero’s become appealing. Those longing for being a piece of it or for those deserted while their friends and family battled may have conveyed these ideas along.
During the battle of balaclava, in 1854, during the Crimean war, a brigade of light cavalry was meant to pursue retreating russian forces. Unfortunately due to miscommunication they were instead sent on a frontal assault against an artillery battery through a valley. This Event was later written as the poem, “The charge of the light brigade” which portrayed the courage and valour of the british soldiers. This poem shows courage because it portrays the resolution
One way to learn about life as a soldier is to take a deeper look, behind the red, white and blue and the cheers of victory. Crane gives us a deeper look, through his amazing characters. Henry Fleming 's, blinded from the true horrors of war enlisted, in hopes of glory from his fellow peers. As hours transformed to days, Henry 's fantasized life as a soldier shattered,