Movie: Glory

The movie Glory (though having seen it 4 times) still amazes me. It is a
very emotional movie. It is about the fact that blacks were starting to not be
discriminated against. The racism was actually not gone at all, just muffled
by many people\'s views.
The 54th regiment was incorporated because people thought it would only
be fitting that blacks be able to fight for their own freedom. The problem was
that the blacks were still thought of as inferior individuals. This is why it
took so long for a black regiment to come into existence. A good example of
the racism that was still existent in the north is when the 54th met the white
regiment coming back and were called "nigger"s and were taunted. Another good
example was that Blacks were not allowed to go to military academies, and that
is why the regiment was led by white officers.
Colonel Shaw (in the beginning) was still prejudiced against blacks. He
did not treat them as humans. As time went on, he discarded all his previous
views, and learned that blacks are no different than us all. He realized that
the troops wanted to go out and die in the battle-field. He also realized how
bad the nation\'s views of blacks were. So he volunteered them for a battle that
would surely bring them to Glory and honor. He was fully aware that the battle
would not be a success, but it was a success morally. The people finally
learned that blacks were people. This movie was not only about the blacks having
their own regiment, but how they changed the public\'s views on them, and showed
them that they were humans.

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