Flags of our father
Watch Flags of Our FathersFlags of our father
Answer both writing prompts
Prompt 1: Summarize the film, highlighting the events that are the director’s main focus.
Prompt 2: A historian once observed that history is what the present chooses to remember about the past. Audiences will leave the theatre with an impression about what happened at Iwo Jima and afterwards, but can a Hollywood film improve the way we understand historical events? What do you think? How does Flags of Our Fathers help or hurt our historical understanding of World War II?
Your answers to these questions are opinion based and you should make specific reference to the film in both parts.
This assignment requires about 500 words (approximately 2 pages, typed, double-spaced, 12pt font.).