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Paths of Glory Film Summary & Analysis

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Motifs

War

War is a sadly a part of human life. Problems abound in the world, and when they get too big, war eventually begins. Most people have some experience with war, either through the media, through friends and relatives or through their own experiences. This film strikes a cord for people throughout the world, whatever their experience of war.

This film is set during World War I. The military has been holding out near the Ant Hill, but they have no chance of actually taking it. When some of the generals decide to make a name for themselves, they set out on an impossible mission to take the Ant Hill. As the soldiers try to follow their directions, they are either killed or cannot get out of the bunkers. For their failure to do the impossible, the soldiers are ordered to choose one from each group...

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