Abraham Lincoln won the election of 1860, being the first Republican President; he said he was going to keep slavery out of the states. Then seven states from the south seceded and formed a new nation, The Confederate States of America because they wanted to have slaves so they work do the work for them. By Abraham Lincoln being president, new law of not having slaves, and seven states seceding, the Civil War begun between the north and the south. The 1989 film Glory, directed by Edward Zwick, is a classic Civil War based on the history of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment, which is for former slaves and free black men. Colonel Robert Shaw headed the Regiment, Major Forbes was his assistant, and they worked together to make this Regiment happen. One important character from the movie, from the 54th Regiment was Private Tripp, he was a slave and he decided to join so he could have a chance to save the slaves from the south. Throughout the movie, these characters, Colonel Shaw, Major Forbes and Private Tripp begin to demonstrate how they are changing by the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment.
Colonel Shaw shows a change from treating the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment so strict to treating them nicely and with a lot of respect. When they first assigned Colonel Shaw to be the leader of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, he was afraid because he didn’t think he had that in him and because he was afraid to have the first black regiment, but he didn’t want to show anyone, so he hid it by really getting in the role of being the Colonel. When he first got together with them he hired someone to teach them how to march, but he treated them badly. After a few days he dismissed the trainer, and fought to get them the blue uni...
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...ld everyone “c’mon” so they could win Fort Wagner and win the freedom they always dreamed of.
In conclusion everyone changed, all those characters believed in something, they believed that black men should also have freedom and equality. All the characters had the same vision, ending the Civil war, and giving freedom to the southerner slaves. The only thing is that the whole 54th Massachusetts Regiment didn’t get to see that come true because they all died in the battle of Fort Wagner. But I know all the slaves thanked the 54th Massachusetts Regiment because they gave their lives fighting for their freedom. They all came together, they all became one. The character changes teaches us that we are all equal, we can’t treat anyone differently, not because of the color of our skin, but because we are all human beings. We can all come together and be one strong nation.
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