Copperhead Movie Analysis

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Here’s perhaps a very controversial (even anathema), philosophical question to answer: Was Abraham Lincoln really a great President, and if so, why was he? Recently, I watched a relatively lackluster movie on Amazon titled “Copperhead,” which is apparently a term used to describe southern sympathizers living in the North during the civil war. For me, the significance of the movie was the portrayal of the sentiments (both pro and anti war) held by the various residents living in a small community of western New York State during that period. For example, during one verbal exchange a copperhead’s son asked his father, “But father, isn’t slavery wrong (i.e. abolish it)?” whereupon his father replied, “Yes son, but oftentimes a cure (war) is worse