The Birth of a Nation film analysis

The Birth of a Nation film analysis - Analysis of The Birth...

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Analysis of The Birth of a Nation , 1915 The Birth of a Nation is a film from the “silent era” that depicts the lives of two families, the Stonemans from the north, and the Camerons from the south. All was peaceful until the new administration took over and the South threatened to secede from the Union. Once the threat was received, the Civil War broke out and forced the two families to join military forces and rival against one another. Not long after the war had started, each family got news that their youngest sons had been killed. Meanwhile, Elsie Stoneman decides to become a volunteer nurse for the Union army. Little did she know that she would end up taking care of Ben Cameron, her brother’s pal from the Southern Confederacy. Ben is very much in love with a picture of Elsie and is certain that she is the girl of his dreams, and he shows her the picture that he has been carrying for quite a long time. Back at the Cameron house, Mrs. Cameron learns her eldest son is in the hospital and
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course HIST 222 taught by Professor Pamelariney during the Summer '07 term at Iowa State.

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