Film Response Paper on “Saving Private Ryan”

A 3 page essay focused on the film Saving Private Ryan.
In the essay students should address the following questions: How does the film depict abstract ideas such as honor, patriotism, and bravery?

How does the film depict violence, and what is the role of realism, something that Saving Private Ryan was celebrated for, in a war film? What is the role that films play in constructing the memory of war?

Remember – this is a prompt – you do not need to address each of these questions in order, but instead should use them as a starting point for developing your own idea/argument!

Papers should be written in 12 point Times New Roman font, double spaced, with one-inch standard margins. If you cite course readings (or the film) please use Chicago-style citations. Papers should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document!

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