Platoon of Analysis

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Music and Movies

 

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Jennifer B

 

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March 2, 2015

 

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Nihilism as defined by the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy is “the belief that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated.” This philosophy is present in many aspects of this movie, as explained below. The first time nihilism is shown is at the beginning. Chris Taylor, a new soldier arriving in Vietnam for the first time, arrives to see a plethora of bodies being taken back to the United States in body bags...
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Chris Taylor, a new soldier arriving in Vietnam for the first time, arrives to see a plethora of bodies being taken back to the United States in body bags. Nihilism is shown here, because it shows the new soldier that nothing is being done and that all that is happening is people are dying. At one point near the beginning of the movie, Chris Taylor states in a voice-over “Somebody once wrote, Hell is the impossibility of reason, and this place feels like it...
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