Brief Summary Of The Movie Glory

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The movie “Glory” tells the history and the story of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry. It became the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War. Mathew Broderick played as the main character of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, which is told mainly through his eyes. The movie showed his leadership and earned respect, by admitting his mistakes, and by putting what’s best for their followers and the organization ahead of their personal decisions. Colonel Shaw first was treating his soldiers more like slaves and not men. He was being extremely hard on them and not taking care of their needs. The soldiers didn’t feel like “real” soldiers because they did not have uniforms, their feet were in a horrible state because of poor shoes…show more content…
His actions made him someone that his Regiment were proud and happy to follow. I feel that Colonel Shaw’s last action showed a great example of a true leader for the soldiers. In their final battle, he fought in front of them and not behind them. He put his life on the line for them and died showing just how much he respected them back. Sadly in the end, he died right beside half of his Regiment, but I’m sure that he also died with pride and dignity. The movie “Glory” taught me that to be a leader, you will have to endure some struggles and make sacrifices; it’s not about you, it’s about your followers and putting them ahead of you. Sometimes this may also involve risks and you may also have to do things that are out of your character. Colonel Shaw had to fight to take care of his Regiment, but he didn’t give up; he stood strong. It was nice to see that with honestly comes respect and with respect comes loyalty. Wouldn’t it be nice if more people applied the law of solid ground to their way of living? It’s sad because this is not something you see much of anymore, it’s as if people are born careless and heartless. These are definitely not qualities that leaders can have. Colonel Shaw had character, heart and really cared about his soldiers and that’s what

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