Paths of Glory Film Summary & Analysis

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Themes

Race for Glory

The race for glory has selfishness at its core and destruction as its end. Paul and George are both focused on their own glory and agree to try the impossible task of taking the Ant Hill to the detriment of thousands of men. Unlike these men, Colonel Dax is not at all worried about his personal glory. Instead, he truly cares about his men. He wants to keep them safe and alive throughout this war, so he tries to stop the attack. When he can't, he at least agrees to lead the attack so that his men can feel that they have some hope.

George and Paul's race for glory ends in the deaths of thousands of men. Then, several more are executed because they were unable to get out of the trenches. Paul forces these men to pay for his own mistakes...

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