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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Glory: An Inspiring Portrayal of A Film

    Glory, a movie that closely follows the life and hardships of the men involved in the 54th Massachusetts Regiment is both an inspiring and fairly accurate film in terms of relating to the people and events of the time. In particular, the movie follows the battle scenes such as Ft. Wagner to an astonishly accurate degree, according to the opinion of Shelby Foote, a distinguished historian who played a key role in reviewing the film's battle scene contents. At the same time, Glory contains its innacuracies and flaws as well. When one of the men of the 54th is caught as being a deserter for example, he is severely whipped. By 1863 however, this practice was outlawed in the north and would not have been ordered by the troop Colonel. An even more obvious flaw stands in the fact that the African American characters of the film are mostly fictional characters, while the leaders such as Colonel Robert Shaw were real people. Why is there no mention of some of the notable people in the troop such as the sons of Frederick Douglas or Sargeant William Carney? These questions are left unanswered. Even with its negatives, the overall effects of Glory are what prove to matter the most. As a result, it has become a useful teaching tool as the majority of it accurately follows the events of the time. Moreover, it has led people to find a greater appreciation for the history of our nation, and caused many to find the desire to further learn about the inside story of the Massachusetts 54th.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010


    Glory chronicles the story of the Massachusetts 54th regiment and its leader, Robert Shaw. It vilifies the Confederate forces from the start and shows them as the attackers. Shaw and his men start out distant and constantly clash, but as training wears on, he begins to bond with them and form a real connection. As the men enter the Battle of Fort Wagner, they are inspired by Shaw's drive and keep the colors flying high even after he falls. The men of the Massachusetts 54th caused others to join the war effort, especially other African Americans. Overall, I enjoyed Glory, although it was a little long. However, the story portrayed is a powerful one that is still remembered today.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2010

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