A Historic Recount Of The Battle Of Stalingrad - 749 words
The battle of Stalingrad raged from August 1942 until the German surrender on 2 February 1943. Significantly, it was the first catastrophic defeat to befall the Wermacht Army who not only lost the battle but were severely humiliated. Indeed, the German Army never fully recovered from this blow to its morale. Upwards of 270,000 troops were killed and 91,000 prisoners were taken by the Red Army; included in this latter number were 23 German Generals. Conversely, morale in the Red Army soared as a consequence of Stalingrad giving the Russians increased strength and confidence. This battle represented a turning point in the Second World War. By successfully defending the city of Stalingrad the S ...
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Beloved - 1,135 words
Toni Morrison was born in Loraine, Ohio on February 18, 1931. She has accomplished many things from then until now. From writing several books to being a trustee of the National Humanities Center, she finds the time to remain grounded and stable. She has written many books, one namely Beloved which focuses on one womans trials and tribulations. Beloved is about a woman named Sethe, now living in the Reconstruction-era farming country of Ohio. Proud and beautiful, she escaped from slavery, but is haunted by its heritage. She must deal with this haunted life on every level, from the fires of the flesh to the heartbreaking challenges to the spirit. Set in rural Ohio several years after the Civi ...
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Hemingways Man - 1,451 words
Hemingway's exploration of Man in The Sun Also Rises 'It's really an awfully simple operation, Jig,' the man said. 'It's not really an operation at all.' Much of Hemingway's body of work grows from issues of male morality. In his concise, "Hills Like White Elephants," a couple discusses getting an abortion while waiting for a train in a Spanish rail station bar. Years before Roe v. Wade, before the issues of abortion rights, mothers' rights, and unborn children's rights splashed across the American mass consciousness, Ernest Hemingway assessed the effects of abortion on a relationship, and, more specifically, he examined a man's role in determining the necessity of the procedure and its impa ...
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Poes Use Of Narrator Compared In The Black Cat And The Cask Of Amontillado - 800 words
Poes Use of First Person Narrator in The Black Cat and The Cask Of Amontillado, to create moral shock and horror In The Black Cat, Edgar Allen Poe constructs a story in such a way that the events of the tale remain somewhat ambiguous. As the story begins, the narrator is in jail waiting to be executed for the brutal murder of his wife. At this point, the rest of the story is told in flashback from the first person point of view. Telling the story in this manner intensifies the effect of moral shock and horror where readers are invited to delve into the inner workings of the dark side of the mind. As the narrator begins to recount the occurrences that have terrifiedhave torturedhave destroyed ...
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Peoples Of Alaska And Their Eskimo Culture - 4,810 words
Alaska is still the last frontier in the minds of many Americans. Interest in the "Great Land" has increased sharply since Alaska The Native became a full fledged state in January o f 1959. In spite of this great interest, many Americans know very little of the Eskimos, Indians and Aleuts (Al-ee-oots) who live in the remote regions. At the time Alaska was discovered in 1741 by Vitus Bering, Alaska Natives populated all parts of Alaska including the Bering Strait Region. Although there is still some disagreement among anthropologists concerning the origin of the American Indians and Eskimos, the great majority believe that these people migrated across the Bering Strait from Asia. Apparently t ...
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One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich - 1,209 words
Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr Isaevich. One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich, New YorkPress, 1963. The novel, A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is intentionally not sensational. It is an expose of Stalinist labor camps, and of the Soviet system generally, but it accomplishes this through understatement and indirection. This work, however, is much more than a political indictment. Its power derives from its depiction of a man retaining his humanity under inhumane conditions. Shukov is not a heroic figure, but he wins our admiration for his cleverness, his endurance, and his simple integrity. This novel also shows a nice cross section of how soviet life was. It shows how citizens in Russia real ...
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Judaeo Christian - 1,208 words
Psalms, Genesis, and Exodus are three different portions of the bible that I feel serve two different purposes. There are many major differences in the way that Gods relationship with humankind is expressed in Psalms, and the way that it is expressed in Genesis and Exodus. In my paper I intend to go over the differences that I feel are the most important in understanding what Psalms, Genesis, and Exodus add to the bible. In Psalms, the relationship between God and humankind is not one where any physical or verbal interaction takes place. Interaction of the physical or verbal nature does not take place with God or anything that God creates in Psalms. God does not give the humans any rules, co ...
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Autobiography On Ben Franklin - 1,633 words
Franklin's memoirs, his Autobiography, project a Benjamin Franklin who is a highly self-conscious individual able to reason himself into a life of self-control, self-improvement, virtue, and multifaceted success. To what successful ends does this Franklin apply himself? Some may argue that Franklin takes no action but that which ultimately benefits himself. This paper argues, however, that the Franklin we see in the Autobiography-as author, as boy, and as young man-is not merely self-serving (in the positive sense) but also other-serving. Indeed Franklin has eliminated self-denial from the picture, but has he eliminated self-sacrifice? When the interests of self and society seem to conflict, ...
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9onnix - 1,394 words
Richard Millhouse Nixon, 37th president of the United States (1969-1972) was born on January 9, 1913 in Yorba Linda, California. Nixon was one of the most controversial politicians of the twentieth century. He built his political career on the communist scare of the late forties and early fifties, but as president he achieved dtente with the Soviet Union and opened relations with the People's Republic of China. His administration occurred during the domestic upheavals brought on by the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War. He was re-elected in 1972 by an overwhelming margin, but less than two years later, he was forced to become the first man to resign the presidency amid the scandal an ...
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Labyrinths Death And The Compass - 1,253 words
Upon my first reading of Jorge Luis Borges Death and the Compass I found myself reacting to the chain of events not unlike the bland but efficient Inspector Treviranus. The Hotel du Nord with its hateful whiteness, numbered divisibility, and general appearance of a bordello seemed a natural place for a crime of greed and betrayal to have gone sour on a luckless criminal. The lure of priceless sapphires and mistaken destination was more than enough to recreate the crime that had taken place. Inspector Lonnot, who believed himself a man of pure reason, chose to ignore all the reasonable signs and formulate his hypotheses based on a desire to uncover some devious unholy plot of murder and decep ...
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Black Rage Historical Study - 5,188 words
Thesis Statement: Throughout the history of the United States, as seen through an analysis of African-American literature and rhetoric, black rage has not only existed, but has grown. As the momentum toward equality is clearly evident in the black races struggle, the question of where (or when) this rage will subside (if ever) remains unanswered. In examining black rage, four distinct periods of American history should be considered: slavery, Reconstruction and Jim Crow, the Civil Rights Era, and contemporary America. 1. Throughout African-American history, a presence of black rage is identifiable through both African-American literature and rhetoric. 2. This rage has emanated from a state o ...
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Effect Vietnam Had On Its Veterans - 2,100 words
... live off the land. It is not rare to find a combat veteran who has not had a social contact with a woman for years -- other than with a prostitute, which is an accepted military procedure in the combat setting. If the veteran does marry, his wife will often complain about the isolation he imposes on the marital situation. The veteran will often stay in the house and avoid any interactions with others. He also resents any interactions that his spouse may initiate. Many times, the wife is the source of financial stability. The veterans' rage is frightening to them and to others around them. For no apparent reason, many will strike out at whomever is near. Frequently, this includes their wi ...
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Terrorism As An International Phenomenon - 1,362 words
Terrorism as an International Phenomenon International terrorism, intelligence gathering and covert operations are all phenomenon, which intrigue the minds of many people both young and old. This paper is a historical recount and study on the various elements that comprise an international operation. It is also a vehicle for discussing the effects of intelligence agencies around the world, with particular interest in the CIA, Mossad, and KGB. This paper will show the various results of failed missions on the international community, examining whether the end justified the mean. Furthermore, it will also provide a deeper understanding to the way in which an operation works as developed throug ...
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A Black Cat - 2,055 words
... ghout with a rough plaster, which the dampness of the atmosphere had prevented from hardening. Moreover, in one of the walls was a projection, caused by a false chimney, or fireplace, that had been filled up and made to resemble the rest of the cellar." The narrator knew that he "...could readily displace the bricks at this point, insert the corpse, and wall the whole up as before, so that no eye could detect anything suspicious." "By means of a crowbar [the narrator] easily dislodged the bricks, and...carefully deposited the body against the inner wall...." He then "...relaid the whole structure as it originally stood." Afterwards, he "...prepared a plaster which could not be distinguis ...
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Don Quixote The Influence Of The Traits Of An Antihero - 506 words
DON QUIXOTE: THE INFLUENCE OF THE TRAITS OF AN ANTIHERO A hero is a man of great strength and courage admired for his exploits, qualities and achievements; he is thought of as an ideal or a role model. The character Don Quixote is an antihero because of the traits he exemplifies, including an inability learn from his mistakes, cowardice, and incompetence. For example, he does not learn from adverse experience when his homemade cardboard helmet visor falls apart. In addition, when villagers attack Sancho, his squire, Don Quixote first tries to help, but then runs away. Finally, Don Quixote is ineffectual when he intervenes while Andres, a young lad, is being whipped. His behaviors in his nume ...
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Tsitsi Dangarembga - 1,756 words
Tsitsi Dangarembga: A Blend of Two Characters The novel Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga was written as an attempt to recount the tales of an African girl's coming of age in colonial Rhodesia in the 1960's. While one can see that Dangarembga's story is autobiographical one can also see that her life is represented by parts of more than one character. Tsitsi Dangarembga's life story can be found by fusing the characters of Tambu and Nayasha into one. Through her portrayals of Tambu and Nayasha she examines the internal conflict of her desire to cling to her African identity and balance it with her English upbringing. The development of the characters Tambu and Nayasha is a result of T ...
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Election Ballot Problem - 346 words
The election of 2000 has showed America and its citizens a major problem in the election process. There are multiple levels of problems inside this election process. The major problem is with the way that the ballots are cast. Through out America old and tired methods are in use to record and tally the votes of Americans. This creates other problems inside the voting process. When votes are close between the candidates a recount is administered. There are no centralized rules or regulations regarding these recounts, thus different states and different counties have different policies. Without proper rules and regulations the recounting of ballots can cause confusion. During the election of 2 ...
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Dali And Surrealism - 1,151 words
The surrealism movement took place during the aftermath of WWI and started in primarily in France. Surrealism was more of a broad range cultural /social project interested in liberating the human society from conscious and logical thinking to create a utopian society, than an art movement. The surrealism movement was in search of a gateway into societys subconscious, the break down of rational and logical thinking, (The marvelous.) Surrealist artwork concentrated on individualism, subjective visions and states of disorientation, nihilism, chaos and irrationality of modernity to break down the societys consciousness. The following artwork played a major part in the search of the marvelous: Sa ...
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Gore Or Bush - 633 words
Should Al Gore or George Bush be the president of the United States. Bush is the man that should and will fill the position. Out of all the candidates Bush stands out as the strongest stingiest leader. George Bush is the best man for the job. Bush also rightfully won the White House. In reference to the recounts, they should not even be considered. The only way Gore could win the job was with a court ruling. Even if Al Gore were to take office, it would go against the law of the land, the Constitution. The office of the presidency takes a strong leader not a sore loser that doesnt know when he has been beaten. George Bush should be the next president of the United States because he is the st ...
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Eskimos - 4,814 words
peoples of Alaska and their Eskimo Culture Alaska is still the last frontier in the minds of many Americans. Interest in the "Great Land" has increased sharply since Alaska The Native became a full fledged state in January o f 1959. In spite of this great interest, many Americans know very little of the Eskimos, Indians and Aleuts (Al-ee-oots) who live in the remote regions. At the time Alaska was discovered in 1741 by Vitus Bering, Alaska Natives populated all parts of Alaska including the Bering Strait Region. Although there is still some disagreement among anthropologists concerning the origin of the American Indians and Eskimos, the great majority believe that these people migrated acros ...
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