Analysis of We Were Soldiers
Pages: 10 (2377 words) / Published: Jul 8th, 2013

We were soldiers is a fact-based tale of men under fire, their common acts of uncommon valor, and their loyalty to and love for one another during one of the most savage military battles in U.S. history. On November 14, 1965, in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam, in a small clearing called Landing Zone X-Ray, Lieutenant Colonel Hal Moore and 400 troopers from the U.S. 7th Air Cavalry are surrounded by 2000 enemy soldiers in what would become the first, and perhaps the worst, major battle of the Vietnam War.
Emotional Intelligence: The ability to do such things as understand one’s feelings, have empathy for others, and regulate one’s emotions to enhance one’s quality of life.
Scene One: Lt. Moore’s wife Julie was looking at a photograph of them two; holding a rosary and praying, when she turns around and notices a car outside her window. She walks over to the window to get a better look at what kind of car it is. When she realized it was a cab she heard a knock on the door. Her heart dropped and she froze, she fell toward the wall and slide down in fright with their picture and rosary tight in her hand. After a brief moment she got up to see who was at the door. As she approached the door, frightened, the taxi driver takes off his had as asks Julie if she is Colonel Moore’s wife. “Yes,” she replies. He tells her he needs help finding an address, but she replies cursing at him and telling him do you know what that is and what he did to her. The taxi driver then silently bows his head and leaves. Julie tells him to bring all the telegrams to her.
Although it does not show much, Julie does demonstrate emotional intelligence. She took the responsibility and the burden of telling the army wives if their men have passed. Julie is a strong independent woman who stepped up and took the role of leadership. She can help their wives and be the emotional support they need. Knowing that they will hate her that she brought them the bad news about their husbands she thought it

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