Patten Essay

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General George S. Patton was a great man, and accomplished many great things in his career as a military officer. He was hard-nosed and didn’t stand for coward ness. For these reasons he made a great General. He would not let his troops quit, and he never quit himself, and for that he got much admiration. Patton was an undeniable motivator; his speeches got to the heart of the issue and could motivate even the weakest men to engage in battle. General Omar Nelson Bradley was a different kind of man. He is regarded as “the soldier’s general.” He showed care and compassion to his men, even those who were too scared to fight. Bradley like Patton were both highly regarded generals and did there jobs well each being promoted throughout their career. But, they each had their own methods of motivation and leadership.
     The opening scene in Patton shows General Patton’s unquestionable ability to motivate his troops. He is on a stage with a huge American flag behind him, dressed in his military uniform which has almost every medal or ribbon that a military officer can achieve and he is speaking to his troops. In the speech he makes it very clear his goals for the war. He tells the men that “no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country” (Patton). That line in particular shows Patton’s knowledge of motivation. He says that “Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best and it removes all that is base” (Patton). He makes it clear to his men that they are here to fight and to win. Patton says “I don't want to get any messages saying, 'I am holding my position.' We are not holding a goddamned thing. Let the Germans do that. We are advancing constantly and we are not interested in holding onto anything, except the enemy's balls” (Patton). The men were to advance at all times and to kill as many enemy soldiers as possible. The way that Patton delivered this speech would make even the softest recruit fresh from boot camp ready to tear an enemies head off without a second thought.
As the movie went on General Patton showed both his caring side and his meaner side. Patton was a devoted soldier and loved what he did, and the only thing that made him anger was cowards. In a scene in the movie he kneeled down next to a wounded solider, and looked like he was about to cry as he whispered in the soldiers ear. Not a minute later he was pointing a gun and yelling in the face of a solider who was too scared to fight. The soldiers knew that Patton would not stand for weakness and because of that they were motivated to fight for their General.
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