Ho Chi Minh Second World War
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Leon Trotsky Karl Marx
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Animals On The Farm Animal Farm
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1,524 wordsThe Battle of Algiers The Battle of Algiers, directed by Gillo Pontecorvo, produced in 1966 depicts the 1950 s Algerian war of independence with chilling authenticity. Cast almost entirely with nonprofessional actors, and filmed in documentary neo realist style in the serpentine alleys, stairways and archways of Algiers Muslim Kasbah. Pontecorvo used newsreel film stock, telephoto close-ups, and a percussive, hard-driving musical score to create a swiftly moving political thriller (Hornaday). It...
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1,007 words... him. In The Immorality Of Capitalism, Marx describes the inevitable collapse of capitalism and the united revolution of the working class proletariat. The proletariat working class in Marx's philosophy are represented by the proles of 1984. Although the proles make up 80 % of the population, they are barely mentioned in the novel. The question remains, why did Orwell's proles not rise up as they should have according to Marx? The reader gets the impression that the proles are really seen as ...
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1,061 wordsKenneth Stammp writes of A Troublesome Property, that is bondsman in a peculiar institution. Stammp makes all the right assertions as to why the plantation owners and overseers were not wise to the tricks that slaves would use to get out of work, or to even escape. Most slaves would use yes man tactics in order to fool their masters into believing they were content in their current situation. Most masters believed they understood their slaves, and most slaves apparently made no attempt to discou...
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Cuckoo Nest One Flew Over The Cuckoo
591 wordsOne Flew Over The Cuckoo? s Nest In our study of this novel of rebellion, and protest. The ward in One Flew Over the Cuckoo? s Nest is microcosm of a much larger world, where power is too often misused and individuality is stifled for the sake of conformity. By using Chief Broken as the Narrator Kesey pulls the reader right in to the middle of this by taking the only character that can shed light on all of the dominant themes present in the novel. Which are Kesey? s views on the feminist movemen...
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King Hundred Years
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