Erich Maria Remarque Quiet On The Western Front
1,759 wordsThe destructiveness of war can be understood upon several levels. Primarily, war exposes innocent lives to violence so unforgiving that it leaves physical and mental scarring to the victims for the rest of their existence. War destroys the bonds that soldiers have built with their family, friends and former lives in their pre-enlistment years. War strips all the baggage of life away from the participant, leaving only the raw emotion to be endured by the soldier. Fear, hate, passion, confusion, e...
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Order To Survive Napoleon Bonaparte
1,511 wordsThe first principle of a general-in-chief is to calculate what he must do, to see if he has the means to surmount the obstacles with which the enemy can oppose him and when he has made his decision, to do everything to overcome them. - Napoleon Bonaparte Be it a scholar, an intellectual, a history buff, or a contemporary management student, Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte remains, to this day, something of an enigma, both tantalizing and elusive- but at the same time presenting a most rewarding subje...
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Precision With Language Receiving A Half Holiday Pip
1,115 words... d in it [... ] I had believed in the forge as the glowing road to manhood and independence. " (p. 106 - 107). If anything, Joe's loyalty is Pip's major reason for staying home: "It was not because I was faithful, but because Joe was faithful, that I never ran away and went for a soldier or a soldier. " (p. 108). Orlick's character is parallel to Mrs. Joe's. This conclusion can be drawn in his rude manners towards Pip: "This morose journeyman had no liking for me [... ] I only noticed that he...
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Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce Biography
969 wordsAmbrose Gwinnett Bierce was born in 1842 into a fairly poor family as the youngest of nine children. He lived in a log cabin in Horse Cave Creek, Ohio as a child. The only formal education he ever received was a single year at the Kentucky Military Institute when he was seventeen years of age. He enlisted with the Ninth Indian Infantry as a drummer boy in the Civil War. Then, in 1864, he was wounded and left the war to live with one of his brothers in San Francisco. There he began his career as ...
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Football Team Hard Work
778 wordsSuccess is many things to many people. Worldbook defines success as a favorable result or wished for ending through the achievement of goals. That is, if one attains a desired goal through achievement, he would be considered a success. However, a successful character, cannot be produced from one successful feat. The true indicator of success is not what is accomplished, but what is felt. In order to be successful, one must be happy. For example, if a person looks back on his career and feels sat...
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Made Them Feel Things They Carried
613 wordsThe fear of death and guilt play an important role Tim OBriens story The Things They Carried. The story deals with not only the physical risk of war, but also with the emotional effects if has on the young soldiers. Although death affects everyones behavior differently, death is the main driving force for behavioral changes in war. This awareness that the soldiers have that they could be killed anytime motivates then to act in a way they normally would not. By selecting details that reveal the d...
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World War One Farewell To Arms
1,051 wordsThe book A Farewell to Arms, written by Ernest Hemingway, is a classic novel about the love story of a nurse and a war-ridden soldier. It captures the inspiring trials and tribulations of the disillusioned soldier caught between love and war. Driving an ambulance on the Italian front in World War One, Frederick Henry discovers his values as he realizes his love for Catherine Barkley, an innocent English nurse. In A Farewell to Arms, various story elements are developed: the conflicts that occur ...
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Barnes And Elias Chris Taylor Platoon
696 wordsPlatoon tells the story of Vietnam from the point of view of a young, naive soldier, Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen). The film showed its viewers about war, and what it really was. Hot the dramatized part you see on TV, but the hell that it really was. Oliver Stone, the director of the movie, was actually a soldier during Vietnam. So parts of the storyline and the general idea behind the film were based on some of his personal experiences there. Sergeant Elias is portrayed as a caring leader who li...
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Son Of A Bitch Ll Win Man
1,428 wordsMen, this stuff we hear about America wanting to stay out of the war, not wanting to fight, is a lot of bullshit. Americans love to fight - traditionally. All real Americans love the sting and clash of battle. When you were kids, you all admired the champion marble player; the fastest runner; the big league ball players; the toughest boxers. Americans love a winner and will not tolerate a loser. Americans despise cowards. Americans play to win - all the time. I wouldn't give a hoot in hell for a...
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Act Ii Scene Ii Act V Scene
1,405 words2. How does Shakespeare's use of imagery and recurring symbols add depth and meaning to the plot and characters in the play? In all of Shakespeare's plays he uses many forms of imagery. Imagery is the art of making images, the products of imagination. In the play 'Macbeth's shakespeare applies the imagery of clothing, darkness and blood. Each detail is his imagery, seems to contain an important symbol of the play, symbols that the audience must understand if they are to interpret either a passag...
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World War Ii Franklin D Roosevelt
1,564 wordsOn the morning of August 6, 1945, the first Atomic Bomb in history was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Three days later, a second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. Soon after, on August 14, 1945, the Japanese abruptly surrendered, abandoning their ancient customs regarding honor in war. The fact that only two bombs were able to bring an entire country to its knees is a true testament to the awesome power they held. There is nothing in modern warfare that can compete with the devastating e...
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African Americans In The Civil
1,211 wordsIn the history of the United States, African Americans have always been discriminated against. When Africans first came to America, they were taken against their will and forced to work as laborers. They became slaves to the rich, greedy, lazy Americans. They were given no pay and often badly whipped and beaten. African Americans fought for their freedom, and up until the Civil War it was never given to them. When the Civil War began, they wanted to take part in fighting to free all slaves. Thei...
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George Washington One Point
1,014 words... here the resentment of authority, the restlessness, that is thought to typify the young. What was present was as icy, brutal cynicism that was not only brought to bear on the British, but on mankind as a whole. " (Emery 179 - 80) Hamilton was not immature, through all his childhood hardships he advanced on an intellectual level that preceded him in the colonies. Hamilton wrote: The people of Britain must... be an order of superior beings, not cast in the same mold with the common degenerate ...
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World War Ii Pulitzer Prize
1,135 wordsBy: Ernie Pyle Ernie Pyl By: Jenny Trembath March 20, 200 Ernie Pyle When a machine-gun bullet ended the life of Ernie Pyle in the final days of World War II, Americans spoke of him in the same breath as they had Franklin Roosevelt. To millions, the loss of him was as great as the loss of the wartime president. Since WWII correspondent Ernie Pyle was so famous, his death on the battlefront came as a shock to people around the world. Ernest Taylor Pyle was born August 3, 1900 to Will and Marie Py...
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Feeling Of Guilt Lady Macbeth
575 wordsA symbol is an object that gives a deeper insight into the underlying themes of a work or literature. In the play, Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, the most apparent of these is blood. Blood imagery is used frequently and consistently throughout the play, in fact, the word blood is mentioned forty-two times! The meaning of this recurrent symbol changes with Macbeth. As Macbeth progresses from honorable to deceptive to guilty, the definition of blood changes as well. At first, blood is used to di...
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Macbeth And His Wife Beginning Of The Play Macbeth
756 wordsAt the beginning of the play Macbeth is seen as a courageous soldier who is loyal to the King but lead on by the witches and Lady Macbeth's ambition. This is because of the weakness of Macbeth's character and the strong power of Lady Macbeth and how she is easily able to influence him. At the beginning of the play Lady Macbeth appears as a kind wife of Macbeth's but underneath lies a scheming and treacherous woman. Her strength motivates him at the beginning but after he realizes what he has don...
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Murder Of Duncan Beginning Of The Play Macbeth
733 wordsThe Change In The Character Of Macbeth Thought The Play In the beginning of the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare. The main character, Macbeth, is viewed as a heroic soldier who is loyal to the King. Macbeth, however, is influenced by the ugly sisters prophecies and by his wife Lady Macbeth in his motive to kill. Lady Macbeth does not believe that her husband has the guts to take the necessary actions in order to become king. She thinks Macbeth is too full o the milk of human kindness (Shakesp...
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Modern Literature Everyday Life
554 wordsModern Modern Literature Katherine Krassilnikoff Modern Literature Everyone knows what it is like to feel alone. That you are different in ways that somehow isolate you from your peers. This can be due to racial barriers, language barriers, or simply not following or buying into what society presents as what should be believed in or do. These differences drastically change a person s life, marginalizing them and pushing them to the edges of society. Modern literature targets those people that ar...
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Beauty Of Nature Red Badge Of Courage
1,006 wordsDeath, Blood and Destruction The Red Badge of Courage, a Civil War novel by Stephen Crane, may be examined on various levels. One of those levels is a story about the cruelty and disasters of war. Young Henry Flemming, the protagonist, has dreamed his whole life of being in the army and despite his mothers discouragement, he enlists with a Union regiment. Soon learning that the army is a big bore, Henry begins to view himself merely as a part of a vast blue demonstration. Clearly, Henry does not...
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Red Badge Of Courage Local Color
783 wordsRealism is the depiction of life as most people live and know it. Regionalism is a characteristic of Realism that portrays the customs, habits and characteristics of a particular place. Part of regionalism is local color. Local color is defined as a particular example of regional characteristics. Local color can be shown in a particular dialect, dress, and occupations. In Realism life is depicted as most people live and know it. Local color helps the true appearance of a place seem more believab...
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