This paper will analyze the movie that is titled Saving Private Ryan and show how different aspects of ideology were manifested in it.
It is quite understandable that the majority of movies that feature the setting of the World War II engage the issue of Anti-Semitism. The movie in question is quite interesting since it shows that this ideology of making the Jews a victim is deeply corrupted. On the one hand, the directors were able to show that within the American soldiers there might be some that adhere to such views; however, they are openly criticized. For example, there was a fight shown between soldiers on the shop that was departing to Europe which started because one made some ironic statements about “sons of Abraham”. Indeed, this movie supports the common idea that Anti-Semitism could not have happened in the American society (Dinnerstein 229).
On the other hand, when the German troops are shown, they are portrayed as extremely Anti-Semitic. For example, in one episode, one of the soldier, who was a Jew, finds a special knife in the pockets of a German soldier and suddenly realized how many people of his nationality were killed with similar knifes. In addition to that, when the German prisoners are being relocated, he shows them they his start of David pendant and screams at their face: “Juden!” (which is German for Jew), pointing at himself, suggesting that they were captured by a race that was so despised by them. Indeed, Anti-Semitism of the Germans in the World War II has been one of the significant themes for numerous movies. That is why there is no wonder that Saving Private Ryan engages it as well.
Another important concept that is fundamental to the plot of the entire movie is application of Sole Survivor Policy. The latter is a rather controversial and one of the most debatable policies which were implanted by the United States government in the