Unrest And War Papers

  • A Hero Matures

    995 words, 4 pages

    English R1B Odysseus, raider of cities, is a man who exhibits many changes throughout his 10 years of adventure out at sea. In the course of fighting the Trojan War, he begins to lose many of the positive character traits that have defined him. Through the course of Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey we see Odysseus learn to be more patient, learn to put his trust in people, and overall become less arrogant. At the beginning of the story we hear of Odysseus’ adventures after the Trojan War and his struggle in returning home to Ithaka. This is no easy task, for Odysseus

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    Man Up

    752 words, 4 pages

    English R1B Perhaps the most essential element to a boy’s development into a man is his father, for they provide a sense of strength, security, and act as a role model and mentor towards the growth of a child into a man. Yet, this was not the case for young Telemakhos from Homers The Odyssey. Telemakhos’ father, Odysseus has been lost at sea for almost all of his life, and because of this Telemakhos is not the man that he should be. The goddess Athena looks down from the heavens and decides to help young Telemakhos, sends him on a journey to find out more about hi

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    Chronicle Of A Death Foretold - The Hand Of A Dead Man

    1625 words, 7 pages

    The possibility of death hovers over the characters of the movie Hunger Games and the book Chronicle of a Death Foretold. Within the first chapter of the book Chronicle of a Death Foretold, the author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, tells the reader outright that Santiago Nasar is a dead man by stating that Pedro and Pablo Vicario “were going to kill him” (1) in the very first line. Although the conclusion is immediately revealed, tension and build up still advances as the author progressively reveals how it all happened and that it was only fate for Santiago to die because he

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    Odysseus’ Adventures

    574 words, 3 pages

    FLCL 271 – Classical Mythology Looking into the story of Odysseus, he’s gotten himself into a little bit of trouble. Having to travel for 10 years to return back to his home in Ithaca from the war in Troy. He’s met some interesting creatures on this long, grueling journey with his crew. Odysseus, being the captain of the ship, shows that he is determined to get home and making sure his whole crew is alive. Using some of the theories of myth, the interpretations of the myth can be taken many different ways. In one of the theories of myths Readings in Classical Mythology discusses is the

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    The Break Up

    439 words, 2 pages

    In the course of human events, it becomes necessary for people to dissolve a broken friendship, which they have had for a long time and to go their separate ways to new friendships with people that have common interests as them and treat friends with humility and respect, which is what God wanted when he put people on the Earth. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all friendship should be fair with both parties treating each other compassionately and as equals. All men and women deserve to have a friend who does not make fun of them, does not spread rumors about them, and does no

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    War On Drugs

    796 words, 4 pages

    SOCI 270 I argue that the war on drugs causes harm on many fronts such as racial injustice, denied access to education housing and benefits and wasted tax payers dollars. The war on drugs has been a war we have been losing for almost a century and continues to this day. This war has caused violent crimes that ravages our neighborhoods. Children of drug abusers are neglected, abused, and even abandoned, while drug abusers continue to fill courts, hospitals, and prisons. Taxing and regulating illicit drugs is not worth the cost if the war on drugs is leading to drug-related violence around th

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    Hector And Achilles In The Iliad

    1014 words, 5 pages

    Throughout the Iliad, warriors demonstrate their human agency in combat and force. They are only to prone think of their main goal, which is to defend their city to establish kleos. Hector’s character is one of the many who wrestle with the causes and consequences of their actions. Contrary to the other characters, Hector is confined to a small scope of agency in the fact that he is bound by the wishes of the people of Troy. Despite his wife’s plea for him stay, Hector only wants glory for his father and himself, and acknowledges that he, the figurehead of Troy, is meant for war. On the othe

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    An Anti-war Story Passionate In Its Aversion Of Passion

    4016 words, 17 pages

    In Kurt Vonnegut’s novel Slaughterhouse-Five , the englishmen stand out as “clean and enthusiastic and decent and strong” (Vonnegut 119). They exhibit every romantic quality possibly derived from the brave men sent off to defend their country from villainy, and are even the subject of adoration for the nazis who run their prison. It would be easy to mistakenly say that these men give war a glorious image. However, they actually mock it. They stand out from every other character not only for being the epitome of strength and honor, but also for being “among the first English-speaki

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    Truman

    1009 words, 5 pages

    Truman During his few weeks as Vice President, Harry S Truman scarcely saw President Roosevelt, and received no briefing on the development of the atomic bomb or the unfolding difficulties with Soviet Russia. Suddenly these and a host of other wartime problems became Truman's to solve when, on April 12, 1945, he became President. Truman was born in Lamar, Missouri, in 1884. He grew up in Independence, and for 12 years prospered as a Missouri farmer. He went to France during World War I as a captain in the Field Artillery. Returning, he married Elizabeth Virginia Wallace, and opened a haberd

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    George Orwell - 1984

    907 words, 4 pages

    Nineteen Eighty-Four (or 1984) is an English dystopian novel by George Orwell, written in 1948 and published in 1949. It is the story of the life of the intellectual Winston Smith, his job in the Ministry of Truth, and his degradation by the totalitarian government of Oceania, the country in which he lives. It has been translated into sixty-two languages, and has deeply impressed itself in the English language. Nineteen Eighty-Four, its terms and language, and its author are bywords in discussions of personal privacy and state security. The adjective "Orwellian" describes actions and organizat

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    Truman Vs Macarthur

    2115 words, 9 pages

    Introduction The U.S. involvement in post WWII Korea raised challenging questions within the Truman administration concerning U.S. policy in the Far East and fostered heated debates within the administration concerning wartime strategy. WWII followed Clausewitz’ idea of the total war where all of a country’s resources should be utilized in waging war since the enemy would surely do the same. Following WWII Americans were used to the idea of large armies, clear objectives, and decisive victories; however these ideas would be reconsidered in the years following WWII leading up to the Korean

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    Nixon Election

    745 words, 3 pages

    Why did Richard Nixon win the presidential election in November 1968? Richard Nixon’s scant win in the election of 1968 by a mere 500,000 votes marked the end of one of America’s most tumultuous years. The assassinations, revolutions, riots, and the Vietnam War all made 1968 a year to remember in American history and the presidential race was no different. Though Nixon actually received fewer votes than he did in the 1960 election, he was able to take the presidency and begin America’s move towards conservatism. Although Nixon did make some right decisions to win the presidency, the big

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    The Moon Is Down Theme

    538 words, 3 pages

    The main characters of Steinbeck’s Cannery Row and The Moon is Down experience diverse ordeals but display that “down and out” people may still possess admirable qualities. In the novel Cannery Row, Mack and the boys, a group of creative unemployed men in Montery try to reward Doc for his contributions to the community. This considerate idea backfires even though the main objective intended to be thankfulness. The invaders in The Moon is Down were also placed under a false impression, while the citizen’s hard work helped withdraw the Nazis. The collaboration of the town similarly exp

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    Iraq & Vietnam

    3335 words, 14 pages

    Events in Iraq have prompted some people on the left to make comparisons to the American experience in the Vietnam War. These people argue that the United States has put itself into an in-extractable “quagmire” from which there is no feasible withdrawal. This type of reasoning by historical comparison is not wise because no two historical events are completely alike. In the case of Iraq and Vietnam, extreme caution should be exercised in comparing two wars so far apart in historical circumstances, geography, and time. It becomes pretty obvious that the differences between the two conflicts

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    The Rise And Fall Of Europe

    881 words, 4 pages

    In the early 20th century Europe had acquired global dominance. Primarily its progress was due to the Industrial Revolution. However, there were many other factors that contributed to the rise of Europe. The first was the formation of alliance systems, which allowed for long term relationships between countries. Next was a sense of nationalism, which gave countries unity and allowed them to work together for the good of their country. Another factor was militarism and the arms race. Each country wanted to show their power through the military, even though they didn’t want to fight. Two

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    The Sun Also Rises Analysis

    1075 words, 5 pages

    Hemingway uses The Sun Also Rises to loosely write about his experiences after the war. The main character, Jake Barnes, goes through many hard times after returning from World War I. He’s injured so he cannot fornicate, which greatly troubles him. This injury did not happen to Hemingway, but could possibly be parallel to an issue that he had after the war. Because of this injury, Jake cannot be with the woman he loves, Brett Ashley, because it would not be fair to her. Also, Jake has to deal with his insecure friend, Robert Cohn, who is having troubles with his marriage and writing his second

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    Greek Tragedies

    2195 words, 9 pages

    Throughout all of history people have been writing about the temptations of mankind and their rise to glory and honour, which can ultimately lead to their demise. Through the three plays Agamemnon by Aeschylus, Oedipus the King by Sophocles and Hippolytus by Euripides, there are three prevalent themes. These are the role of the gods, the difference between good and evil and human responsibilities. All three of these tragedies reveal the importance of the role the gods play to mankind. The gods have control over mankind and sometimes use them as pawns to achieve their ambitions; the gods also

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    Dictators And How To Help Current Dictators.

    726 words, 3 pages

    There were four major dictators around the time between WW1 and WW2. Vladimir Lenin was one. Known as Lenin, he was elected as Chair of the Council of People’s Commissars in 1917. Lenin created a secret police called the Cheka to secure the new Bolshevik government. The Cheka made sure nobody would get in the way and kept public newspapers from saying anything about Lenin that Lenin didn’t want. Lenin died from a stroke in 1924. Josef Stalin rose to power after the death of Lenin in 1924. During Stalin’s rule, “Stalinism” was created; he called himself a Marxist but accepted the term. Stalin

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    Dred Scott

    372 words, 2 pages

    Dred Scott Dred Scott was the name of an African-American slave. He was taken by his master, an officer in the U.S. Army, from the slave state of Missouri to the free state of Illinois and then to the free territory of Wisconsin. He lived on free soil for a long period of time. When the Army ordered his master to go back to Missouri, he took Scott with him back to that slave state, where his master died. In 1846, Scott was helped by Abolitionist lawyers to sue for his freedom in court, claiming he should be free since he had lived on free soil for a long time. The case went all the way to th

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    Revolution In Texas

    1334 words, 6 pages

    “Revolution in Texas” Texas has had a long history of conflict, revolution, animosity, and racial skirmishes. Once occupied by a vast majority of Mexicans, Texas was first claimed by the Spanish, and later declared its own independence in 1836, seceding from Mexico to become the Republic of Texas. This newfound independence was short-lived however, in 1845, the United States government decided to annex Texas in order to create a new state for the growing country. Although at the time Texas’s population was still dominated by Mexicans, slowly whites began to migrate to Texas to take advanta

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    To Thine Own Self Be True

    990 words, 4 pages

    “To Thine Own Self Be True” “Honey, how do you like my new dress?” The dreaded question that every husband hates to hear. Having learned that an honest answer to such a question will throw the household into turmoil , he tells a little white lie, he looks at his wife and says automatically, “it looks great honey”. It doesn’t matter if the color of the dress makes her look like she has jaundice or like she’s a Paris Hilton wannabee. How many times a day are our abilities to tell the truth put to the test? Daily, we make decisions to questions like, “How are you?” We respond with the obligat

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    The Anzac Spirit

    1014 words, 5 pages

    Today, the term 'Anzac spirit' evokes thoughts of stoicism, camaraderie and an unbreakable spirit. The legend of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (Anzac) was born on the 25th of April, 1915, on a beach in Gallipoli. Nearly 100 years later, we still remember it, stopping each year to recognize how they contributed to the freedom we know today. In unbearable conditions, they fought not only the opposition, but also diseases, starvation and exhaustion. We remember the humanity and honour shown, not only to each other, but to their enemies as well, and the dutifulness they felt to their c

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    To What Extent Was Hitler's Economic Policy Coherent?

    760 words, 4 pages

    [Slide 1] Hitler’s economic policy is subject to a large debate in many different areas, and an important part of it was whether he had control over what happened, and similarly if it was coherent or not. Hitler ‘did’ potentially have control over the economy directly if he wanted to use it, instead he delegated the management of the important thing to subordinates of many different departments and offices, resulting in failure. Hitler did have control, but didn’t use it to his full extent, instead he gave brief outlines of what he wanted done to suit his economic policy. Likewise, his policie

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