Saving Private Ryan

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On the surface, the films Saving Private Ryan and No Country for Old Men couldn’t be farther apart. One is about a group of men on a search to bring a man home safely home to his mother and the other is about two men on a hunt for another man, one wants to kill him and the other wants to help him do the right thing… I guess. But if you take a closer look at both films there are some similarities besides the fact that they both have horrific murder/ death scenes. They both have us look at evil and the different forms it takes. In Saving Private Ryan, we see these men that are fighting a war, but they are doing so to protect countries from another evil. Whereas we have No Country for Old Men we have a man who takes money that doesn't belong to…show more content…
Every soldier in World War 2, because they “made a costly gift for the sake of others” (Fiddes 61). The men laid their lives down so that, like I said before, they could save people. The horrendous look we got from the film, no matter how bad it was, is able to be overlooked. The men in their normal everyday life would not be that happy killing people, but in the war they were not visibly upset. to me that aids to their redemption. But in the scene where Miller and Horvath are walking away and Miller asks Horvath if they should leave Ryan or stay, Horvath said: “Someday we might look back on this and decide that Saving Private Ryan was the one decent thing we were able to pull out of this whole godawful, shitty mess. Like you said, Captain, maybe we do that, we all earn the right to go home”. I feel that Horvath statement about in fact Saving Private Ryan shows that he knows that in the war they have seen and done some messed up things, but this would make all those things worth it. In Saving Private Ryan, we are introduced to Miller, Horvath, Reiben, Jackson, Caparzo, and or course Ryan. They all were illustrations of the verse Dr. Roxburge talked about, There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends John 15:13. The men with the exception of a few sacrificed their life, they paid they paid the ultimate price for
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