These brave young Belorussian soldiers that set out to war against their opposing German forces may not be portrayed accurately by this unforgettable cinematic masterpiece for a more contemporary time period, as, say, the solders that are currently settled in and fighting with the regions of Iraq and Afghanistan, but the portrayal can be said to be accurate for how the soldiers and their opposing forces behaved within the film, and acted their roles well. Near the middle of the film there is a scene where a crowd of villagers are put inside of a barn in a village, revealing to the audience that the Nazi German officials are in total control of the situation and whatever will occur next, because they are directing the villagers their exact orders, “We have opened this
window to aid you in your escape. Women or couples with children must, however, under all circumstances, leave their children behind” (Come and...
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...er, and in several lines an image of a dead soul is somehow depicted. “He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning” (Owen, Line 16). That signifies that no matter how someone dies for their country, or is dying for their country, that they think they are doing the right thing by giving up their own life because they think that giving up their own life for the sake of others is the right thing to do.
1. Come and See. Elem Klimov. Perf. Aleksei Kravchenko, Olga Mironova. Mosfilm. 1985. Film.
2. Crane, Stephen. “War is Kind.” Exploring Literature. Ed. Frank Madden. Pearson, 2009. 75.
3. Michaels, Lloyd. “Come and See (1985): Klimov’s Intimate Epic”, 213.
4. Owen, Wilfred. “Dulce Et Decorum Est.” Exploring Literature. Ed. Frank Madden. Pearson, 2009. 1223.
5. Youngblood, Denise. “A War Remembered: Soviet Films of the Great Patriotic War”, 853.
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