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The movie Glory showed the tensions that existed between the people that lived in that period Racial conflicts as well as conflicts among those of the same race gave the war a strong foundation The tensions varied from skin color moral differences political differences to even geographical differences Whether dealing with race or location some of these tensions are present todayThe movie Glory contained excellent examples of tension between characters Colonel Shaw stands out as being different from the other white men of the time by not being afraid to speak his mind Shaw thought that all the men were equal no matter their color or upbringing However Captain Forbes a long time friend of Shaw was a man that agreed wholly with Shaw When one of the members of the contraband left without permission he felt that Colonel Shaws punishment was exceedingly harsh In contrast Shaw felt the punishment fit the crime of attempted desertion This conflict brought the viewer to put into question Colonel Shaws true beliefs In spite of that this feeling of Colonel Shaw was a racist man was later removed by his subsequent actionsThere was not only conflict but there was a certain type of connection that occurred during the war Colonel Shaw asked which one of the men would have the honor of carrying the flag and Thomas volunteered The two men were friends since childhood and this act showed the bond between them Thomas was like Colonel Shaw in many ways He wanted to fight for the interests of the Union and like Colonel Shaw he put all he had on the line including his freedom Many men were like Colonel Shaw in this regard as with any person that fights today life is in the line of fire both in front of the gun and in front of societyThomas and Tripp were shown in the film to have a relationship that was filled with dislike for one
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