Private Tripp has come from slavery, and this is evident when the viewer sees all the different scars on his back from being whipped. Shaw finally gets the 54th into combat after he blackmails Harker by threatening to report the illegal activities he has discovered. Thomas did not improve for some time, but made big steps during the first battle when he stabbed an enemy to save Tripp. The music of the film sets the tone for each scene. White officers laughed at Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th and believed they should or would not see action.
He continues to lobby his superiors to allow his men to join the fight, as their duties to date have involved mostly manual labor, for which they are mocked. The lunchroom basketball trash can scene was filmed at Booker T. Unsure of how to lead, he starts out as a hard and mean leader, not conversing with Thomas because he is lower rank and having Tripp beaten because he left camp. The first song after the Battle of Antietam Creek sounds as if Robert is having an epiphany. Instead of representing common stereotypes of black men and soldiers, all of these characters are well rounded and realistic, especially Trip.
The men started to rip up their pay, and Shaw fires is Colt his revolver in order to catch the men's attention. . Also, he and Robert had been friends before the war, so during the war Thomas thought they would still be friends. The movie begins at the battle of Antietam, where Robert Gould Shaw is fighting. That works for us, but how would it work with players and fans in real life? After being decline by a majority of the people he was attempting to recruit, he decides to go on a different route.
Robert Gould Shaw went from a strict man who played by the rules to a man who learned to care and love the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Archived from on November 25, 2010. When they gt their uniforms, they felt proud, and they left camp, where Paps was made Sergeant Major. They march in and Robert is in the front. It uses the basketball season as a backdrop to the story of how Haskins inherited a weak, losing team at Texas Western and set out to recruit gifted black players from the schools and playgrounds of the North. Several make emotional speeches to inspire others. On the way to South Carolina they are ordered by Colonel to sack and burn.
The outlook on life he had was a bleak one even when talking to Col. The team arrives back to El Paso to a loud crowd. Despite the film's closing statement that Wagner was never taken by U. Challenge… gaining the respect of his fellow soldiers while keeping them in line. Shaw valiantly falls and the Fifty-fourth, suffering great losses, displayed the courage that persuaded the Union to enlist many more black soldiers. He announces that he is their commanding officer, and that he hopes that the braveness, glory, and honor that brought them together would be shown to reunite the Union They are silent, due to his lack of mention about their freedom. You can sing his songs; you can even wear his suits.
The final battle, even though it produces a sad ending, still contains a hopeful message and part of this is because Trip was able to reconcile some of his past with the future of African Americans. He is a true soldier at heart. They are offered, but turn down, a chance to take an honorable discharge. I strongly believe that the soldiers were all aware of this, yet because of their discipline they still respected him. It shows how committed he is to the men of the infantry and how he is strong enough to fight any battle.
His leadership reached its highest plateau and received the most respect from his men when he gets off his horse and leads his men into battle in the front line. Robert finally gains respect for his work. The whole regiment goes over the hill, where Thomas is stabbed. However, Trip refused the offer. Tripp only had been on his own with no family and no love.
I liked Thomas the most because he persevered even though he clearly did not belong, and finally became part of the family that is the 54th regiment. One of the biggest changes in Trip was his feelings to his fellow soldiers. The American film, Glory of 1989 is based on the true historical story, of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, as seen through the eyes of the commanding officer Robert Gould Shaw a white officer during the American Civil War. After his recovery, Shaw met Frederick Douglass and was then offered control of the 54 th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He then told Major Forbes to teach them right.
He wants to make a point. They are collecting such a force here, that an attack. Even though he grew up with an abolitionist as a father and had African American friends Shaw did not truly understand what the African Americans were going through until he saw and experienced it up close. John is fully committed to the mission and willing to give his life for the cause. As they were considered inferiors it took so much time for the black regiment to form.
They fought for each other and banded together to fight. The film reveals their fight against injustice and desire to prove themselves worthy of their country. He finds that Mulchany is very harsh and strict, however still accomplishes his duties. Robert Gould Shaw went through with the whipping even after Major Cabot Forbes strongly advised him not to. Perhaps the reviewers did not have the luxury of time to research the history of Robert Gould Shaw or the Fifty-fourth.