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Triumph of Good in Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Triumph of Good in Captain Corelli's Mandolin   Despite a backdrop of war, many characters in "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" are essentially good. This goodness in many characters overcomes the difficulties within relationships and the difficulties posed by war. De Bernières shows the triumphant nature of this goodness through his characters as they interact and develop relationships with one another. The island of Cephallonia has been able to survive through a history full of invasions. Its population has triumphed and shows itself to be basically good....   [tags: Captain Corelli's Mandolin Essays] 915 words
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Louis de Bernières' Novel Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis de Bernières' Novel Captain Corelli's Mandolin Already from the first chapter the author introduces us to one of the most important characters of the book, Dr. Iannis. There are several factors that help the writer to present him to the readers. The most important ones are language (including the narrative style) and classical allusions. The diction in this chapter is very difficult and contains a lot of medical terminology. This shows us that Dr. Iannis is a very educated man and that probably most of the people on the island respect him due to this superiority....   [tags: Bernieres Captain Corelli's Mandolin Essays] 990 words
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Louis de Bernieres's Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis de Bernieres's Captain Corelli’s Mandolin Louis de Bernieres uses three principal techniques to portray the effects of war so powerfully in his book. These techniques are the powerful narrative, strong pictorial language, and black humour. Above all, the message is conveyed in the narrative, especially when Louis De Bernieres graphically describes the war’s impact on the soldiers who are fighting for their country. At first, the soldiers are united in their fight against the enemy “you are all young and strong, overflowing with life, and you are all in this shit together” – page 38....   [tags: Louis Bernieres Corelli's Mandolin Essays] 1037 words
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'Captain Corelli’s Mandolin' - 'Captain Corelli’s Mandolin' S U M M A R Y It is 1941, and a young Italian officer, Captain Antonio Corelli,arrives on the beautiful Greek island of Cephallonia as part of an occupying force. He is billeted in the house of the local doctor, Iannis and his daughter Pelagia. He quickly wins the heart of Pelagia through his humour and his sensitivity, not to mention his stunning ability on the mandolin. But Pelagia is engaged to Mandras, a local fisherman who is away fighting with the Greek army....   [tags: essays research papers] 862 words
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De Berniere's Presentation of Politicians in Captain Corelli's Mandolin - De Berniere's Presentation of Politicians in Captain Corelli's Mandolin In Captain Corelli's Mandolin, De Bernieres includes chapters which are dedicated to Mussolini and Metaxas. He uses actual historical figures alongside fictional characters to add a sense of reality and to give the novel an historical aspect. De Bernieres presents both politicians in a contrasting way. He introduces Mussolini who delivers a dramatic monologue in chapter 2. The chapter satirises Mussolini's character depicting him as a bad leader who has a love of violence and an obsession with Hitler's Nazi regime....   [tags: Papers] 1182 words
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Character Analysis of Mandras in Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres - Character Analysis of Mandras in Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres The presentation of Mandras in the novel is one which is subject to change and alteration. The implications of his change in character relate to the wider issue of war and its effects on both individuals and society. Mandras is used as an example of the negative and grave psychological scars war can inflict. When Mandras first appears in the novel, he is presented as a potential love interest for Pelagia....   [tags: Papers] 1077 words
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Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres - Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres Carlo was fighting for Italy, while Mandras was in the Greek army. Both of the characters experienced a lot during the war. Nevertheless everything Mandras and Carlo fought on opposite sides. What does it say about the novels moral scheme, that the sufferings of ordinary people on both sides are recounted in detail. Consider these two characters but also other “moral” issues raised in the novel so far. Mandras and Carlo fought on opposite sides. Their experiences and feelings through out the war are recounted to the readers in a lot of details....   [tags: Corelli's Mandolin Louis Bernieres Essays] 2321 words
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The Captain's Journal - Caribbean Sea, 1660 The thunder startled him awake from his sleep. Captain Juan Carlos Vega shot to his feet and peered out the porthole at the swelling sea. The rain had not yet started but the wind was whipping about, he saw. After hastily pulling on his clothing, he rushed topside to examine the situation further. There he found first officer Julio Delgado who was also surveying the weather. Captain Vega had more to worry about than just his ship, Real España. Since his vessel was the flagship of the fleet, he also had to look out for the other five galleons as well....   [tags: storm, sea, captain, motive, cabin] 1504 words
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Journey Theme in Whitman’s O Captain! My Captain! and Tennyson’s Crossing the Bar - Journey Theme in Whitman’s O Captain. My Captain. and Tennyson’s Crossing the Bar A man’s journey at sea has always been romanticized as an individualistic struggle against the backdrop of the cruel elements of nature. Paradoxically, though, within that same journey, the sea possesses an innate sense of timelessness that can become a man’s quest for God. In “O Captain. My Captain!” Walt Whitman describes the narrator’s sense of aimlessness at sea after his beloved Captain dies. In Lord Alfred Tennyson’s “Crossing the Bar,” the speaker is beckoned by the sea and its soundlessness even though he senses foredoom there....   [tags: Captain! My Captain! Essays]
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Journey Theme in Whitman’s O Captain! My Captain! and Tennyson’s Crossing the Bar - Journey Theme in Whitman’s O Captain. My Captain. and Tennyson’s Crossing the Bar The theme of a journey is a common metaphor used in poetry. This is no exception in two poems by famous poets of the 19th century: Walt Whitman and Alfred, Lord Tennyson. In Whitman’s poem “O Captain. My Captain!” from his collection Leaves of Grass, he writes of the sorrow over a fallen ship captain coming into the home harbor. Lord Tennyson’s “Crossing the Bar” expresses the hopes on the departure of a journey....   [tags: Captain! My Captain! Essays]
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Dealing with Death in Whitman’s O Captain! My Captain! and Tennyson’s Crossing the Bar - Dealing with Death in Whitman’s O Captain. My Captain. and Tennyson’s Crossing the Bar Life and death are recurring topics in literature; they are not often referred to directly, but are inferred from figurative language. In Walt Whitman’s poem entitled “O Captain. My Captain” from his anthology of poems, Leaves of Grass, he describes the passing of Abraham Lincoln through the use of an extended metaphor. Similarly, “Crossing the Bar,” by Lord Alfred Tennyson, from his collection of poetry, Demeter and Other Poems, alludes to one’s preparation for his or her own death....   [tags: Captain! My Captain! Essays]
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The Mandolin - The Mandolin The mandolin has been around since the end of the 16th Century, although it didn’t look much like the instrument we know today. It evolved in the 18th century and was built in several varieties in different Italian towns, the Neapolitan mandolin becoming the representative type. It was played widely throughout Western Europe from around 1700 to 1810. In the late 1800s a stronger bowl back instrument was developed in Naples, Italy by the Vinaccia family. Known today as the Neapolitan mandolin, this instrument has a bent soundboard, moveable bridge, metal strings and is plucked with a pick....   [tags: essays research papers] 471 words
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Is Captain Amrica as Valid as Captain Ahab - There's something about comic books that make them appeal to the public. When people hear the word “comic book” or “superhero” they automatically think of a man in long underwear with a mask or a cape tied to their neck saving the day from an unthinkable threat. People can think to themselves “Wow, wouldn't it be something if I could just fly to work or school and save the day at the same time.” The truth is even though comic books are engrained into our society today with all the merchandise, TV shows, and all the movies people still believe them to be a invalid form of literature....   [tags: comic book, culture, creativity]
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Emotions in O Captain! My Captain!" by Walt Whitman - The poem, "O Captain. My Captain!" by Walt Whitman re-imagines the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by using emotions filled with shock and regret of losing a father figure. Walt Whitman has a patriotic attitude towards this poem as he describes Abraham Lincoln and all that he did for America by using imagery to develop a scene similar to the reality. The poet conveys his deep admiration for the achievements of Abraham Lincoln. Whitman shares his form by using a physical way of laying out and his attitude through the use of sound devices such as the iambic meter and the use of amphibrach....   [tags: abraham lincoln assassination, patriotic attitude]
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The Effective Leaderhsip Roles of Sport Team Captains - Captains of sports teams are given the stereotype that they are the most athletic player on the team, scoring the most goals and handling the ball best. In truth, captains have a lot of work they have to do that doesn’t even involve playing the sport. Captains are the most looked at player of the game; other players, younger kids and coaches look to them to set examples. They have to set examples in every aspect of the game; athleticism might be part of their job but it is not limited to it....   [tags: Team Leader Captain Essays Roles] 1660 words
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The Submariner and Captain America - Marvel Comics: Vol. 1; 1 (October, 1939) “Here is the Sub-Mariner” A salvage diver of the S.S. Salvage vessel is working a wreck for treasure when he finds an ancient knife and brings down another diver. They search the wreckage and then they are attacked by Namor, the Sub-Mariner. He savagely attacks men, stabbing one and crushing the diving helmet of the other. Namor then turns his attention to the ship, wrecking the propeller and running it aground. He heads back to his underwater home, where he is greeted by the Holy One who commends him on his attack against the humans....   [tags: Marvel Comics] 804 words
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Captain Beatty in "Fahrenheit 451" - Of all literary works regarding dystopian societies, Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 is perhaps one of the most bluntly shocking, insightful, and relatable of them. Set in a United States of the future, this novel contains a government that has banned books and a society that constantly watches television. However, Guy Montag, a fireman (one who burns books as opposed to actually putting out fires) discovers books and a spark of desire for knowledge is ignited within him. Unfortunately his boss, the belligerent Captain Beatty, catches on to his newfound thirst for literature....   [tags: Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451] 952 words
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Captain America - Steve Rogers was a gaunt fine arts student growing up at the time of the Great Depression. His alcoholic father died when Steve was a kid, and his mother died from pneumonia after Steve graduated high school. In early 1940, shocked at Nazi Germany’s horrific atrocities, Steve tried to enlist in the army. Failing to meet the physical requirements, he was invited to volunteer for Operation: Rebirth, a project designed to augment US soldiers to the height of physical excellence with the inventions and discoveries of Professor Abraham Erskine....   [tags: Comics]
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Captain Ahab - Captain Ahab sights Moby Dick from afar and continues his hot pursuit on the White Whale. For three days, a relentless chase occurs because of Ahab’s desire for revenge. The indomitable whale continually destroys boat after boat. During the latter days of the struggle, the whale finally attacks the Pequod, plunging the ship to the bottom pits of the ocean. Determined to reach his final goal, the captain makes a last ditch effort and launches his harpoon towards Moby Dick. Ironically, Ahab’s harpoon catches around his neck and strangles him to death....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Moby Dick, Shakespeare] 1450 words
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Whitman’s Use of Extended Metaphor in O Captain! My Captain! - ... “Where on the deck my Captain lies fallen cold and dead” (7-8). This is a comparison a ships captain and President lincoln being killed. On April 14,1865 president Lincoln was watching a show at Ford’s theatre in Washington D.C. with his wife. During the middle of the show John Wilkes Booth snuck up to Lincolns seat and shot him in the back of the head from point blank range. Booth then jumped off of the balcony and onto the stage screaming “The south is avenged.” President lincoln died in a coma nine hours later....   [tags: lincoln, union, civil war]
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Divergence into Tradition: Whitman’s Successful Conventionality in “O Captain! My Captain!” - Divergence into Tradition: Whitman’s Successful Conventionality in “O Captain. My Captain!” President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination served as the tragic closing to the American Civil War. Walt Whitman, who idolized Lincoln because he felt that they shared the common goal of uniting the nation, wrote one of his most famous poems, “O Captain. My Captain!” as a lament, portraying the horror he felt after hearing of the loved president’s death. When compared to almost all of Whitman’s other poems, “O Captain....   [tags: Poem, Metaphor, Civil War] 623 words
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Poem Analysis: O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman - ... But as the crowd cheering, he remains on deck, bewailing the death of his admirable captain. O Captain. My Captain. is Whitman’s tribute to Abraham Lincoln. The whole poem is an allegory of Lincoln’s death. Lincoln is the “captain” and the “fearful trip” is the (American) Civil War. The captain is “fallen cold and dead” refers to the fact that Abraham Lincoln was assassinated shortly after the Civil Wars. “The ship” is the United States and “the prize” is the preservation of the Union. One of the figurative languages used in O Captain....   [tags: allegory, abraham lincoln, union]
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Captain America and the Golden Age of Comics - The Golden Age of Comics was perhaps the greatest era in comic book history. Many people loved the comics during this time period because they were all stories about good triumphing over evil. Many of these stories reflected over historical events over the time period. “Pro-American characters were popular due to the time period occuring mostly during World War II.” (PBS) “The precise era of the Golden Age is disputed, though most agree that it was born with the launch of Superman in 1938.” (PBS) The tremendous success that Superman had created many spinoff superheroes such as Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and Flash, who had superpowers and secret identities....   [tags: literary analysis, triumph over evil]
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Captain Jack Sparrow - As most may only know from what they have seen in movies, pirates ran rather free in the late 1600s. Piracy was an easy means to accumulate wealth by stealing from merchant trading vessels. With the lack of technology during this time, there was no way of monitoring and controlling the free seas. Jack Sparrow, (made famous form the Pirates of the Caribbean series) is a fine example of a free roaming pirate. Jack can and wants to be considered by his company as an elite pirate due to the fact that he is a captain....   [tags: piracy, wealth]
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Comparison: Captain America and Scandinavian Vikings - I fully accept that I am a geek when it comes to the Marvel superhero comics. I could not help but note that after watching Captain America, my favorite from the Avenger’s series, I noticed Chris Evans capitalized on the classic iconic American Hero. Typically when we hear superhero we think of a man that begins with Bat, Spider or Super. Yet none of these men fully embody the American icon of comic heroism. While using a narrative paradigm and Bourke I will examine our icon in comparison to a Norwegian Viking through a postmodern lens....   [tags: Traits, Culture Examples]
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Boston Marathon Bombings and Captain America - On April 19, 2013, an entire city was asked to "shelter in place" while police sought the perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombings, and Captain America was right there with everyone as they watched and waited. In this case, Captain America was a 14-year-old kid named Reuben who was in town for the Boston Comic-Con, scheduled to take place just a block away from where the bombs had been detonated at the finish line on Boylston Street. The convention was postponed shortly after the "shelter in place" order was given, but he and his father chose to check into their Kenmore Square hotel nonetheless....   [tags: fear, spirit, suspect] 702 words
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Captain Robert Semrau: A Question of Ethics - On October 19, 2008, Captain Robert Semrau of the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment shot and killed an unarmed, gravely wounded Taliban insurgent in Helmand province, Afghanistan. At the time of the shooting Capt. Semrau was employed as commander of Operational Mentor Liaison Team call sign 72A composed of four soldiers divided into two firing teams. The team had been conducting a clearing operation in conjunction with the Afgan National Army whom the team had been mentoring when the forward faction of the company came upon an enemy position....   [tags: Current Events, Scandal, War] 2551 words
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A Final Sacrifice: Captain Mbaye Diagne - Instinct often dictates action, overriding any forethought or humanity. One of the most primitive, yet profound instincts is the survival instinct. Self preservation is deeply ingrained into nearly every aspect of life, including the lives of present day people. Thus, diverging from this most innate way of life in favor of saving the life of another is an extremely noteworthy action. The Holocaust is an example of a time in history where preservation often took priority because of its vicious nature....   [tags: Rwandan genocide, Hutus]
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The Recovery of Captain Scott O’Grady - While there are several incidents of successful personnel recovery recorded throughout history, the recovery of Air Force Captain (CPT) Scott O’Grady during the Bosnian War presents an interesting study. CPT O’Grady’s personal conduct as a result of his training greatly increased his chances of being recovered. Additionally, the units involved in removing CPT O’Grady from the battlefield operated in an almost textbook fashion. History In late 1992, as a result of the breakup of Yugoslavia, the Bosnian War started between different ethnic factions of Croatians, Serbians and Bosnians....   [tags: Air Force, Bosnian War, personnel recovery]
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Techniques Louis de Bernières Uses to Portray the Effects of the War - What techniques does Louis de Bernières use to portray the effects of the war so powerfully. Louis de Bernières uses many techniques to portray the effects of the war as powerfully as he does. He uses techniques that vary from use of language, to using the diary of a homosexual soldier. In the in-between there are other techniques such as: contrast of the good and bad effects of the war; death, from the inside and the outside; or showing feelings from soldiers instead of numbers and figures. From my point of view, the use of language is the technique that sticks out the most....   [tags: English Literature] 956 words
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How Kipling's "Captains Courageous" Reflects the Position of Young Adults in Today's Society - "Captains Courageous" written by Rudyard Kipling, tells of a boy spoiled by the immense wealth of his family. This boy would not do a hard days' work for the life of him. His father pampered him with servants and little discipline. His mother would not discipline him either. This book shows the effect of lax discipline on the young. Harvey, the boy, had no respect towards his elders nor superiors. He did not care to work, but to merely order those around him to work. He thought that all men could be bought and thought very linearly....   [tags: captains courageous] 1443 words
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Captain Picard as A Noble Warrior - Captain Picard as A Noble Warrior Captain Picard is a good leader because of his ability to think clearly and objectively in all situations. He does not have pride blocking his ability to think rationally and see all sides of an issue. Also, he is not easily swayed by his emotions and does not allow them to cloud his judgment. Picard's ability to act quickly leads to effective delegating and exemplary leadership. A good leader is one who brings out the best in his people while being a servant to them....   [tags: Star Trek Essays Papers]
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Captain Ahab of Moby Dick - Captain Ahab of Moby Dick Captain Ahab in the novel Moby Dick is quite a character. He is the Captain of the whaling ship the Pequod and is out on a voyage to kill the great white whale named Moby Dick. Throughout his journey on sea, Ahab maintains focus on one thing, and only one thing, killing Moby Dick. It comes to show throughout the story that a close-minded man is blind to his surroundings. On a whaling mission before, Ahab's leg was bitten off by the white whale, and ever since then, Ahab has focused only on the revenge he will get when he kills the whale....   [tags: essays papers] 439 words
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Pirate Crews: A Captain’s Props or True Heroes - The film industry, based in Los Angeles, began developing in the early years of the twenty century. America fell in love with this new phenomenon as it swept audiences to other worlds, for just the cost of a few pennies. These new worlds encompassed an array of many dreams and exotic places. Interestingly enough a beloved plot, even in those early years, that of piracy, stood to fill any screenplay and any theater. This fascination with the pirate’s life has never left Hollywood evident by the latest Disney film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides released in 2011....   [tags: Entertainment ]
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Folk Story about Asja the Princess and The Captain - This is a story that may or may not be true. Those islands over there are called the Pakleni islands, meaning hell’s islands, supposedly. In truth the name comes from the old Slavic word for tar- ‘paklina’. Why tar. Well to answer that this story must be told. It is not a story for the faint of heart. Back in the day, Pharos and the Pakleni islands were ruled by the King. He lived with his family in the Spanish fortress up on that hill, the Fortica as the locals call it. Some say he wasn’t really a king, that he gave himself the title....   [tags: Pakleni Islands, Romance, Death] 1920 words
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Captain Ahab and Moby Dick - Captain Ahab and Moby Dick: Literary critics point to a variety of themes and juxtapositions when analyzing Herman Melville's “Moby Dick”. Some see the land opposed to the sea or Fate opposed to free will. Most mention man versus nature or good versus evil. A perspective that seems overlooked though is the perspective of the self and the other. The self and other is when one discovers the other (something not us) within oneself, when one realizes that one is not a single being alien to anything that is not them....   [tags: essays research papers] 1238 words
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The Massacre of Captain John Gunnison and his Explorers in 1853 - ... He received his appointment to West Point Military Academy in 1833 on the recommendation of a family friend and then-Congressman Franklin K. Pierce. During his tenure there, he wrote prophetically to his parents that he “wished to accomplish the greatest amount of good in the least possible time.” He graduated with honors second in his class of 50 in 1837. Gunnison’s first assignment took him to Florida, where he served as an ordnance officer in the Florida War. In 1838, he assisted with the relocation of the Cherokees to Indian Territory....   [tags: historic turning points in American history]
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Captain Everett P. Pope - Captain Everett P. Pope was born on 16 July 1919 in Milton, Massachusetts and joined the Marine Corps while living in that state. He currently resides in Fernandina Beach, Florida. He is a living recipient of the Marine Corps Medal of Honor for his valiant leadership against devastating odds during the actions against enemy Japanese forces on Peleliu Island, Palau Group from 19 to 20 September, 1944. Captain Pope was the Commanding Officer of Company C, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines (1/1), 1st Marine Division during the battle of Peleliu....   [tags: essays research papers] 935 words
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The Alegorical Nature of O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman to the Journey of Abraham Lincoln - ... our fearful trip is done, / The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won,” (lines 1-2). This reveals to the reader that an important journey has taken place and resulted in a certain type of victory for the captain and his crew. The capitalization of the word “captain” portrays to the reader the importance of this figure to the speaker. Lines three through four maintain the joyous atmosphere as the excitement of the people at the harbor is illustrated upon the returning of the ship....   [tags: symbolysm, imagery, slaves]
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Captain Murderer - Captain Murderer Captain Murderer was written in the 1800’s by Charles Dickens. In this essay I intend to write about exploring character structure, language, social content and themes. Captain Murderer was described as an evil character by the narrator. His position in society was great he was let into the best of parties. ‘The first diabolical character who intruded himself on my peaceful youth was a certain Captain Murderer’ The word diabolical comes from the Latin word Diablo which means devil....   [tags: English Literature] 773 words
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Captain Swing - Hobsbawm, E. J. and Rude, George (1975) Captain Swing. New York, NY: W.W. Norton and Company, Inc., 384 pp. Captain Swing is an enjoyable collaboration between E. J. Hobsbawm and George Rude that depicts the social history of the English agricultural wage-laborers’ uprising of 1830. According to Hobsbawm and Rude, historiography of the laborers’ rising of 1830 is negligible. Most of what is known by the general public comes from J. L. And Barbara Hammond’s The Village Laborer published in 1911....   [tags: essays research papers] 873 words
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Whitman's O Captain! My Captain! And Dickinson's Hope is a Thing with Feathers - Whitman's "O Captain. My Captain!" And Dickinson's "Hope is a Thing with Feathers" America experienced profound changes during the mid 1800’s. New technologies and ideas helped the nation grow, while the Civil War ripped the nation apart. During this tumultuous period, two great American writers captured their ideas in poetry. Their poems give us insight into the time period, as well as universal insight about life. Although polar opposites in personality, Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman created similar poetry....   [tags: Contrast Poems Whitman Dickinson Essays] 846 words
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Captain John Smith - Captain John Smith After reading three short selections on Captain John Smith (General History of Virginia, New England, and the Summer Isles, A Description of New England, and New England’s Trials) in The Norton Anthology of American Literature, 6th Ed., a second source was helpful to learn more about this historical figure. Philip L. Barbour, in The Three Worlds of Captain John Smith, focuses on the major roles Captain Smith filled during his lifetime: adventurer, colonist, and promoter. Because the book was divided into three main categories, it was helpful to use this secondary source in order to gain a greater understanding of John Smith’s role in the New World....   [tags: Native Americans History New England Essays]
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Captain Picard: Is He a Good Leader? - Captain Picard: Is He a Good Leader. In Star Trek the Next Generation : "The Defector," does Captain Picard prove himself to be a good leader. In trying to answer this question, I thought "Well, what makes a good leader. Who do we (the general public) consider to be good leaders?" The most obvious choices popped into my head: President of the United States, Congress Representatives, CEO's of large companies. But after considering these leaders, I did not see how Picard compared to them. After all, he is the Captain of the Enterprise, a military space ship....   [tags: Star Trek Essays Papers]
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Comparing Lamb to the Slaughter and Captain Murderer - Comparing Lamb to the Slaughter and Captain Murderer In this essay, I am going to compare and contrast the two short stories "Lamb to the Slaughter" and "Captain Murderer", picking out techniques used by the authors which make it different to a typical murder mystery. When one thinks of a murder mystery, one usually thinks of images like a large, stately home, a cunning butler, and a bloodstained candlestick, and an intelligent and observant detective with a comparatively incompetent sidekick....   [tags: Papers] 1714 words
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Encounter Between the Hawaiians and Captain Cook - Encounter Between the Hawaiians and Captain Cook The arguments of Marshall Sahlins and Gananath Obeseyekere with regard to the cross-cultural encounter between Captain Cook and his men demonstrated different viewpoints and beliefs pertaining to whether or not Captain Cook and his men were perceived to be gods by the Hawaiians. Sahlins and Obeyesekere based the validity of Cook’s deification on several factors that will be focused on below. They both used the physical aspects of Captain Cook in relation to his being perceived as a god or not by the Hawaiians....   [tags: History Hawaii Cook God Essays]
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