Saving Private Ryan opens with a 30-minute war scene that is without a doubt one of the finest half-hours ever on film. This sequence, a soldier's-eye view of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, is amazing not only in terms of technique but in the depth of viewer reaction it uses. Spielberg doenst hold anything back to the viewer of the horrors of battle, using every way he can to show the chaos and lives that were lost. After fighting in the battle of Omaha beach D-Day, veteran Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) is sent on a WWII rescue mission, he is supposed to find paratrooper Private James Ryan (Matt Damon) and bring him home . Ryan's three brothers have all been killed in action and the Army wants him returned to his family.
When Jim Dies, it greatly affects Henry and makes him realize the true meaning of courage – not being afraid to face death, as Jim wasn’t. Henry reveals his immaturity at the beginning of the novel when he’s leaving for Washington as “he basked in the smiles of the girls,” (pg. 6) demonstrating that the only reason he wants to join the army is because he wants the army uniform and weaponry to impress the ladies. However, very quickly in the course of a few days, Henry’s maturity level rises. During battle, Henry
Amarik Atwal Billy Bishop: True Hero? Billy Bishop is considered a hero because of what he claimed he did in WWI, which was shooting down 72 German aircrafts. A hero is a man with courage and ability. He is admired for his brave deeds and determined qualities. With no proof of what Billy Bishop did, he and many others believe he deserves the recognition that he got.
Spielberg has been for nine Oscars and has won three of them . Spielberg’s motivations for making this film are that he wanted to accurately display the war atmosphere and the bravery that the American soldiers had. B) Captain John H. Miller (Tom Hanks) of commanding officer of C Company assembled the group 7 soldiers to find Private Ryan. Captain Miller suffers from a disorder that is not stated in the film, the disorder is similar to Parkinson’s disease in that it makes his body shake. Captain Miller is portrayed as a very heroic figure; his only priority is to complete his mission as a soldier, which in this case was to rescue Private Ryan.
For a third time, he ran toward his fallen comrade. Said his patrol leader, it "was the bravest thing I had ever seen a Soldier do." They say it was a rocket-propelled grenade; that Jared made it within a few yards of his wounded Soldier. They say that his final words, there on that ridge far from home, were of his faith and his family: "I've made peace with God. Tell my family that I love them."
That’s why the supplies never reached the 308th and many of his men had to die without medical and food supplies. However him and his army were able withstand such pressure and hold the stand suffering from waves of soldiers, heavy artillery fire, grenades and other explosions and even flamethrowers. This makes me wonder where the soldiers from the 308th found their motivation to go on, when many others would have already given up and tried to escape or suicide; Patriotism and the love for their country must have been the key. For this reason I think that this action-packed movie portrayed American society in WW1 and in general very well: determined and proud soldiers who never give up the fight for their country and for their rights. In comparison to “All Quiet on the Western Front” “Lost Battalion” contained
Stephen Jan Richards ELA-4 Sept 10, 2012 A Fortis Dux In the novel Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank, the world has never been seen so atrocious, savaging, and hopeless. People lost faith and hope. Their hearts were filled with leftover fear from the cold war. Randy Bragg, someone who changed everything, who stood up and protected his relatives, friends and the whole community, who used his strong, great leadership qualities and saved the dark, hopeless town…. Randy is definitely the strongest, toughest character in the novel because when others were losing strength to live, he was willing to survive and to protect others.
Throughout the movie you follow John Miller, Tom Hanks, as him and his men are to find the last brother of the Ryan family. The last Ryan brother is the last surviving brother out of the four that listed into the war. With all three being deceased, the military wanted to get Private Ryan home safe because they feel it is the honorable and right thing to do considering the entire family could die at war. With no idea where Private Ryan is, Miller and his men are set out on a journey to find one man and to keep him alive through thrilling yet dangerous warfare. The movie follows their adventure through France in order to find one man, Private Ryan.
Ryan and return him to his mother to aid the loss of her other 3 sons. This mission tests there strengths and soldier ability’s. They are led through many Nazi territories until the locate Pvt. Ryan and his unit and he refuses to leave his crew behind and insists on holding a very important bridge. I really enjoyed watching this movie, I watched it once when I was little but didn’t remember most of it.
Haley Reed Reed 1 English IV Dual Enrollment Ms. Laden March 21, 2012 The Never-Ending War The American Soldier can be anyone: someone’s parent, school teacher, cousin, child, grandchild, best friend, husband, wife, neighbor, co-worker, peer, former class-mate, mentor, fellow church member, or just that nice person that waved on the street. Over the centuries men and women who are somebody’s loved one have risked and often given their lives to protect America and its people. Generally, society tends to forget that every single person that dies in wartime is someone’s hero, someone’s half that makes a whole and someone’s entire world. With the mass amount of causalities from the Afghanistan War, it is not easy to grasp how tragic