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Paths of Glory Film Summary & Analysis

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Symbols

The Ant Hill

The Ant Hill is a major enemy stronghold that has not been taken yet but is extremely important to the war effort. When George first suggests the idea of taking the Ant Hill to Paul, Paul quickly exclaims that it can't be done. Paul finally agrees to try after George gives his ego a boost.

The Ant Hill is symbolic of an impossible task. There is no way that the troops can take the Hill because the enemy has the advantage of raining shells down on the advancing men. Despite the greatest optimism, the troops have no chance of taking the Ant Hill. As the men go out to attempt the impossible, both Dax and the viewers realize that the battle is over before it even begins. No amount of bravery by the men will allow them to conquer the enemy in this...

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