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Torn Loyalties: Painful Choices in "Killer Angels" and "Glory"

Summary: In the historical novel "Killer Angels" by Michael Shaara and the movie "Glory," directed by Edward Zwick, soldiers in the Civil War have to choose between loyalties, the loyalty toward country and friends.
British author, E. M. Forster once said: "I hate the idea of causes, and if I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country" (Forster, Killer Angels). Every day, decisions have to be made in which people let their loyalty towards one choice prioritize over another choice. Sometimes people go with the right choice, and sometimes their choice doesn't work out so well. However, in times of war, the choices that have to be made are a lot more significant; they are choices of life or death. Michael Shaara's historical novel The Killer Angels, a detailed account of the Battle of Gettysburg from the points of view of Civil War commanders, and the film Glory, directed by Edward Zwick, a poignant film that tells the tale of...

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