Film Critique of “Dances with Wolves” This is a wonderful movie that is set in 1863 during the civil war. The main character is John Dunbar, a Lieutenant in the United States Army, who is played by Kevin Costner. The movie begins with Dunbar in the field hospital with a severely wounded leg that the Dr.’s are planning to amputate. Dunbar decides that he does not want to live minus a leg and leaves the field hospital, takes a horse and rides across the length of the enemy lines where he expects that he will meet his death. Instead of meeting his death he somehow is missed by the folly of bullets aimed at him, and his actions inspire his troops to break the stalemate and overcome the enemy confederate troops.
I learned that I had should not talk normally to her because she does not understand, so I had to talk with basic English. I already knew English so when she did not understand a concept I would get frustrated because it was easy to me. Then I realized that English did not come easy to her like it did not come easy to me when I first started learning it. However, it has also done some changes in my own self. I had to talk simple English for her to understand me.
Changing the Stereotypical View of Native Americans in the Movie, Dances With Wolves The movie Dances With Wolves begins with John Dunbar in the medic tent awaiting his leg to be cut off because of an injury and the fear of it getting gangrene. He manages to keep it when the doctors say they are too tired to work on another patient. Dunbar then decides that he wants to keep his leg when he sees one of the other soldiers hobbling around. After leaving the tent, he found that there had been no push by either side in the battle they were in, so he decided to ride a horse right in front of enemy lines in an attempt to get it started and to die. He rode twice, but neither time got shot.
Before he passes on, Harry tells his wife that she should “never believe in the scythe and the skull” (Hemingway). Out in Africa, instead of the stereotypical Western grim reaper and scythe, the hyenas and vultures dominate the culture as far as death and dying goes. Knowing that he will die before he wakes, Harry passes out and dreams that the rescue plane is taking him to the snow topped peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro, also known as the House of God. In Harry’s eyes, he finally secures his trip to Kilimanjaro by writing about his final hours while on his deathbed.
Dunbar’s Perspective on the Indians in the Film Dances with Wolves This film starts out with a wounded Civil War Veteran at war, named John Dunbar, who shows characteristics of loyalty, honor, courage, fearlessness, and strong will. After healing from his wounds, a general, who had clearly lost his mind, sent him further in the West to make post. On his way there, he and the carriage man Timmons, saw unsightly and brutally body remains, that only Native Americans left behind after their slaughter. After reaching his station, everything started out normally with him making preparations for when the other Civil War Veterans would arrive; but, things changed after his first encounter with a Native American who paid Dunbar's fort a visit. In the beginning of this film, the "White Man" viewed these Native Americans as vicious humans that had no remorse for individuals out of their race.
The following morning Amaleh and Ozwin awoke to find Hunter was already packing up his horse; they looked up at him slightly puzzled. “Hunter what’s wrong...” said Amaleh getting to her feet, “did you find something last night?” “My friend V has informed me that Viper is dead,” Hunter replied as he stowed his bow, “Viper was the leader of The Family and was hired to kill me by Vartan...V found him hanging last night.” “But why are you running?” Ozwin asked getting up to his feet, “if this Viper is dead, then you can relax, he can’t kill you, when he is dead can he?” Hunter stopped packing for a moment and simply leant on his horse and looked around at the trees, his ears listening for any sound coming from them, he then turned to look at Ozwin “If Vartan wants me dead he will not stop because his assassin is,” Hunter asked looking around him, “No he will have a backup plan and he won’t just kill me he’ll kill everyone who tries to protect me.” “Then come to Wolfs Head...speak to my father he can protect you,” said Amaleh walking over to Hunter and grabbed his hand to stop him mounting, “you have seen for yourself what Vartan is doing, so take a stand with us now...you know it’s the right thing to do.” “No he can’t he just can’t,” said Hunter as he looked over at her, “you do not understand what your uncle is,” he sighed, “look my lady its best I just get away from here and away from Wolfs Head.” “So that’s it you going to run?” said Ozwin looking over at him, “but you told me once that you should never run from a fight, you told me if someone tries to kill you, you kill them first.” Hunter looked over at Ozwin, “Look my fight is not with Vartan as much as I would like to help in this war of Loken’s,” he sighed and turned back arou... ... middle of paper ... ...ruffling her mane, “my lady I have a friend in Wolfs Gate that I wish to have a private word with?” “Ok you can go first, but how do I know you will be there,” Amaleh asked looking over at Hunter who removed his pendant and handed it to her, she held it up to look at it, “what’s this?” Hunter did not reply he simply put up his hood and remounted his horse; he nodded at Ozwin as he rode off leaving the two of them on top of the ridge. Amaleh smiled and then tied then pulled a small note from her pocket and tied to her hawk’s leg, and then sent it away, “just letting father know where we are,” she explained as she spotted at Ozwin puzzled expression, she then put Hunter’s pendant on, “come on Hunter should be there by now.” Ozwin simply nodded as Amaleh helped him on to her horse before getting on herself, the pair then rode off along the ridge and towards Wolfs Gate.
The insects willing to abandon their customary routine and feed by day grew fatter as the day went on but at night exhausted men threw green leaves on their campfires and they and the horses slept in a choking cloud of smoke rather than lose more blood. The vampires rested their bloated bellies and lay siege outside the eye watering barricade and waited for morning. The horses suffered most, unable to graze overnight and fill their bellies for the hard day ahead. The next day and those following brought easier passage as the men left the swamp and waded through chest high grass on sandy plains and low foothills, constantly alert for snakes and cannibals but relieved they no longer had to drag their feet from mud with every footstep, and ... ... middle of paper ... ...passed unmolested but stragglers could expect a shower of spears. Hardman had loitered here wanting to rest his blistered feet and telling his mates he would catch them up.
As of right now, Rowlandson has only her faith and youngest daughter to cling to, but before long the injured Sarah ends up dying while in captivity. Rowlandson is devistaed by this. As you could imagine, this only adds to the growing hatred she has as she is forced to live day to day always on the move with these “heathans.” Rolandson is sold to another Indian while they are at an Indian settlement called Wenimesset. While she is there, the Native Americans are kind enough to bury Sarah which relives Rowlandson. Even though the Indians were the ultimate cause of Sarah’s death, they were still humain enough to give her a proper burial.
Lee was forced to abandon his dead and begin a long slow withdrawal of his army back to Virginia. Union commander Meade, out of fatigue and caution, did not immediately pursue Lee, infuriating President Lincoln who wrote a bitter letter to Meade (never delivered) saying he missed a "golden opportunity" to end the war right there. On November 19, President Lincoln went to the battlefield to dedicate it as a military cemetery. The main orator, Edward Everett of Massachusetts, delivered a two hour formal address. The president then had his turn.
In September Lee accepted the presidency of Washington College, in Lexington, Virginia, where he remained until his death. Devoted to education and to resurrecting the South, Lee became a symbol of reunification. He refused to abandon his distressed country, hoped for Southern reassimilation, and set a lofty example. Without bitterness, he obeyed the law and counseled all Southerners to do the same. Indicted for treason, he never stood trial; and although never granted a pardon, he lived in comfort and in great honor.