scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 344
In Francis Ford Coppolas Apocalypse Now a band of soldiers take their helicopters over a small Vietnamese village and the blaring tones of Wagners musical piece Ride of the Valkyries comes on In short Coppolas objective was to associate Wagners connection with the Nazis and Americas unjust involvement in the Vietnam War Wagner was truly one of the great composers but his ties and support of the Nazis truly stained his career as we look back upon him and his music is associated with the Nazis none more so than Ride of the Valkyries which with its harsh moving tones conjures the image of a meticulous army marching in sync Clearly Coppola is trying to convey that America in launching these attacks on Vietnam is being imperialistic and overly nationalistic as the bravado and hubris is truly overblown by Wagners piece Antonin Dvoraks Symphony from a New World would fit very well Edwark Zwicks film The Last Samurai Captain Nathan Algren an American is sent to Japan to train troops but it later captured by samurai He is living with a family that cannot speak his language and he is truly lost He is confused and longs for a means of escape Eventually however he falls in love with the culture and also befriends his host Taka the young Japanese wife of a man Algren killed In the end they see each other as very close and Algren fills the role of the father However one day Algren must leave along with samurai to battle the troops he had partially trained He is not killed and is separated from the village for several months However in a beautiful scene at the end Algren returns to the village and he and Taka see each other once again In this scene as Algren is traveling home Dvoraks Symphony from a New World would be extremely fitting as it conveys the themes of home belonging and love with
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA