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An Enemy of the People - The play An Enemy of the People focuses on the truth and how different characters reveal their feelings about it. Each character is motivated by different things so act in a certain way. Therefore they end up in conflicts due to their opposing views about the truth of the Baths. For example, the Mayor acts the way he does because he’s motivated by money. Doctor Stockmann tries to expose the truth because of his concern of the public’s health and because he believes he’s doing the right thing. Katherine supports Doctor Stockmann because she’s motivated by family and loyalty towards her husband....   [tags: Enemy of the People Essays] 721 words
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Societal Issues Depicted in Henrik Ibsen’s, An Enemy of the People - Did a city ruin its chance at success by not listening. According to Dr. Stockman, it did. Dr. Stockman, one of the principal characters in Henrik Ibsen’s, An Enemy of the People, discovers that the town’s primary source of monetary income is the spa, which is located, seemingly unnoticed by the populace, over a cesspool containing many harmful chemicals. After acknowledging his brother’s discovery, Mayor Stockman, Dr. Stockman’s brother, ultimately forbids publishing the find in the town paper....   [tags: enemy of the people] 598 words
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Spineless Citizens and Corrupt Politicians Illustrated in Ibsen's An Enemy of the People - In Henrik Ibsen’s, An Enemy of the People, Ibsen presents the reader with a town on the brink of disaster. The tragic reality is that there is a cesspool underneath the spa, the town’s main economic asset and tourist attraction. Not only is the cesspool a danger to the economic health of the town, but it is also a danger to the health of the town’s citizens. The disaster the city faces is caused by the citizen’s unwillingness and inability of the city leaders to deal with the tragedy of the cesspool....   [tags: enemy of the people] 501 words
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Public Enemy Addresses Problems of the Black Community - “My job is to write shocking lyrics that will wake people up,” said Chuck D. This was his goal as the leader of Public Enemy (Dery, 1990). He wrote lyrics that were awakening and energizing. Public Enemy was a spokesperson for the African American community. Their lyrics contain controversial and popular issues such as drugs, crime, racism, and poverty. As well as the lyrics, the instrumentals are significant to conveying the group’s goal. The instrumental/sound part creates the mood, sets the beat, and prompts the engagementengages of the people....   [tags: Public Enemy’s Music]
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Henrik Ibsen's Expression of Beliefs in An Enemy of the People - Henrik Ibsen's Expression of Beliefs in An Enemy of the People Henrik Ibsen, the controversial author of, An Enemy of the People, lived in an interesting point in history in which writing was a way of communicating your most radical ideas. An Enemy of the People is one of several Ibsen dramas that are sometimes referred to as problematic works because they are based on social problems and issues he has with the government. Examples of other controversial plays by Ibsen are The Wild Duck, A Doll's House, and Ghosts....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, Play, Enemy of the People] 1716 words
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An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen - An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen An Enemy of the People deals with the extent to which individual desires and beliefs are compromised by society. In particular, the play focuses on the ways in which an individual can be ostracized by the society he is trying to help. One primary message of the play is that the individual, who stands alone, is more often "right" than the mass of people, who are portrayed as ignorant and sheeplike. Isben who turned atheist during his encounter with Georg Brandes, presents many Christian values in ‘An enemy of the people’, and religious references....   [tags: Enemy People Henrik Ibsen Essays] 868 words
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Death of the General in O’Connor’s A Late Encounter with the Enemy - Death of the General in O’Connor’s A Late Encounter with the Enemy I did an analysis of the paragraph where the General passes away (page 143 in my edition of The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor) The most obvious thing about this paragraph is that is that the General’s death is portrayed as death during battle. The title “The Late Encounter with the Enemy” is very appropriate because the general views his death as such. The most obvious thing about this paragraph is that it is like a battle....   [tags: O'Connor Late Encounter with the Enemy] 613 words
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The Unobtainable Good Things in O’Connor’s A Late Encounter with the Enemy - The Unobtainable Good Things in O’Connor’s A Late Encounter with the Enemy I have Seen the Enemy and it is Myself . . . . . . . She wanted the General at her graduation because she wanted to show what she stood for, or, as she said, "what all was behind her," and was not behind them. This them was not anybody in particular. It was just all the upstarts who has turned the world on its head and unsettled the ways of decent living. (134) These are the thoughts of Sally Poker Sash, as offered by Flannery O'Connor in the second paragraph of her story "A Late Encounter with the Enemy." Sally, a sixty-two year old school teacher, is receiving a college degree that has taken her twenty years to...   [tags: Late Encounter Enemy] 851 words
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Technology and Morals in Isben's An Enemy of the People and Freud's Civilization and its Discontent - Technology and Morals in Isben's An Enemy of the People and Freud's Civilization and its Discontents As technology increases do the morals of society degrade. This is a very scientific question to ask about quite an emotional subject. A scientist would ask for a set of data correlating points of increasing technology with corresponding points of moral standards. The brutal truth is that you can't know. No one can be certain about the moral standards of a people at a certain time in the past, let alone the present....   [tags: Enemy People Civilization Discontents]
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Analysis of Hannibal: Enemy of Rome by Leonard Cottrell - Analysis of Hannibal: Enemy of Rome by Leonard Cottrell      The author of Hannibal: Enemy of Rome, Mr. Leonard Cottrell, inspired by the book, The Histories of Polybius, translated by W. R. Paton. Mr. Cottrell, endeavored to recreate the journeys of Hannibal by traveling by car nearly the same route in 1959. Mr. Cottrell traveled by car the journey of Hannibal through northern Spain, the modern day Swiss Alps, and down into the Italian peninsula while constantly referring to Polybuis' writings....   [tags: Hannibal: Enemy of Rome Leonard Cottrell Essays]
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My Enemy's Enemy Is My Friend - The experiment given by Aronson and Cope tested the attractiveness and punishments given by a person based on their relationship with another person. Forty male and forty female were randomly assigned to get a harsh experimenter and pleasant experimenter, harsh experimenter and harsh supervisor, pleasant experimenter and pleasant supervisor, or pleasant experimenter and harsh supervisor. The people who participated in the experiment thought they were participating in a study on creativity. The college students had to write a creative story on each picture that they were shown....   [tags: the Aronson and Cope experiment] 542 words
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Analysis - Second to Last Paragraph in Flannery O’Connor’s A Late Encounter with the Enemy - An Analysis of the Second to Last Paragraph in Flannery O’Connor’s A Late Encounter with the Enemy This essay analyzes the first full paragraph on page143 (the second to last paragraph in the story) that begins with “The speaker was through with that war…”. This passage appears to be what is going through ‘General’ Sash’s head right before he dies. The passage begins by saying “The speaker was through with that war and had gone onto the next one and now he was approaching another”. The general goes on to state that all his words are vaguely familiar....   [tags: O'Connor Late Encounter with the Enemy] 493 words
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Evolution Within a People in A Doll's House and An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen - Evolution Within a People in A Doll's House and An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen In all cultures it is easy to see the effects of change. Change can be a revolution, a new form of thought, or a new idea surfacing. No matter what these changes are, they often emerge from the minority. In several cases this results an uprising, turning the social system on end. Simple examples of this type of change can be seen in the French or American revolutions, and even in the hippie movement of the 1960's....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen Enemy House Doll's People Essays] 744 words
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Temptations of the Enemy - The enemy has used the same tactics on me for quite some time now to where I find it hard to distinguish what is me and what is him. This is all a mental game to be honest. I really believe that who I really am is the guy that the opposite of what my normal activities may be. Needless to say, my mental mind has to regard control to whom and what God wants me to be. Honestly, I believe that Satan wants me to believe that I am mentally unstable to have control of myself mentally. I see it has, Satan is really trying to take away one of the things that God know we will function right or wrong after....   [tags: satan, laziness, bible] 589 words
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Existence of an Enemy in "Animal Farm" - “Animal Farm” takes place over a few years, depicting the fall of the Russian monarchy, and the rise of socialism. Throughout the epic, an enemy of the farm always exists. Occasionally, this adversary changes rapidly and drastically. There are two sides to why an enemy never ceases to exist in “Animal Farm”; these include the principles on which Animal Farm was founded on, and the lack of motivation of the citizen animals on the farm. To begin with, the principles embodied by the revolution lead to the existence of an enemy, and the unification of the farm animals to revolt against Mr....   [tags: Literature Analysis] 862 words
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Alcoholism: An Enemy of the Abandon - ... In the novel. “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian,” Junior revealed that his sister, Mary, died when he was talking with his father: “‘How did she die?” I asked. ‘There was a big party at her house… And your sister and her husband passed out… somebody tried to cook some soup on a hot plate. And a curtain … caught the hot plate … and the trailer burned down quick.’ My father replied back” (205). This scene supports the clause that alcoholism is a struggle in Alexie’s life because Mary was unable to save herself due to being paralyzed by alcohol....   [tags: substance abuse]
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Hannibal: Rome's Greatest Enemy - ... After Hannibal’s multiple victories in Italy, the Roman generals Gaius Terentius Varro and Lucius Aemilius Paullus led the greatest army Rome ever created, consisting of 80,000 soldiers, straight to Hannibal. The two armies met at Cannae in southern Italy. Hannibal had gained military allies during his campaign of Italy, and his army now consisted of 50,000 troops and 8,000 cavalry, though he had lost all of his elephants. It was at the Battle of Cannae that Hannibal showed his true strategic genius....   [tags: trails, alps, battle, cannae, lossess, crossing]
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An Enemy Of The People - An Enemy of the People An Enemy of the People, written by Henrik Ibsen was a play written to show his disgust for the in felt during a hostile reception given to him by the Norwegian public and critics to his earlier play, Ghosts. An Enemy of the People is a story about a doctor that discovered that the town he lives in, has become a cesspool. After discovering the town’s beloved bath, which is supposedly helps people get better and is the main reason the town has visitors from across the county come visit it, has become polluted with bacteria that is caused from the water pipes underground....   [tags: essays research papers] 651 words
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An Enemy of The People - An Enemy of the People Dr. Thomas Stockmann was a determined and caring man who was passionate when it came to his beliefs. However, Stockmann was also an idealist who was rather naive when it came to reality. As the Medical Advisor of the baths, he wanted to expose the truth of the hazards that the baths presented before any more people became ill. He fought with the fervor of a true patriot, but was accused of trying to sabotage the hometown that he was fighting for and was condemned as a traitor....   [tags: essays research papers] 672 words
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Enemy of the People - Enemy of the People “An Enemy of the People”, a play written by Henrik Ibsen, is about a small town on the southern coast of Norway and how it perceives and accepts truth. The town is governed by Peter Stockmann and doctored by his younger brother, Thomas. The main conflict flares up between these two siblings and then spreads throughout the town as they both try to do best by the “community.” Dr. Thomas Stockmann is a public-minded doctor in a small town famous for its public baths....   [tags: essays papers] 539 words
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Enemy of the People - Enemy of the People The book I read was written by Ibsen and called Enemy of the People. There were nine characters in this book but only five main characters. Dr. Stockmann, Hovstad, Aslaksen, Peter, and Billing. The protagonist was Doctor Stockmann. He has just discovered that a bathing complex that is crucial to the town’s economy is seriously contaminated. He alerts several members of the community and receives generous support and thanks for making this discovery in time to save the town....   [tags: Essays Papers] 452 words
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Enemy at the Gates - Enemy at the Gates Cast: Jude Law, Joseph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Bob Hoskins, Ed Harris, Ron Perlman, Gabriel Thomson Written by: Jean-Jacques Annaud and Alain Godard Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud Running Time: 131 minutes Synopsis: Enemy at the Gates was inspired by a true story and set against the siege of Stalingrad during World War II. This is the tale of a young Russian sharpshooter, Vassili, who becomes a legend by shooting numerous high-ranking German officials. When his friend, Danilov, a soviet political officer, realizes the propaganda value in Vassili's skill as a sniper and makes him the hero of his propaganda campaign and the hero of Russia with the help of Khrushchev, w...   [tags: essays research papers] 1216 words
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Sleeping With The Enemy - Sleeping With the Enemy Summary Oppression of women in our patriarchal society is seen daily. Men dominate women in so many ways it becomes hard to distinguish one form of oppression from another. In the movie Sleeping With the Enemy, a young woman battles daily with an abusive, domineering husband. Although the outside world may view Laura's life as perfect, the viewer sees the whole truth. Laura's perfect life consists of an attractive, wealthy husband who would do anything for her-even kill....   [tags: essays research papers] 1352 words
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Enemy At The Gates - Enemy at the Gates, a film with intense violence and man’s inhumanity to man, tells the story of the triumph of love and friendship set amidst the brutality of World War II Stalingrad. It is the winter of 1942, and a desperate, poorly equipped and demoralized Russian army faces the possibility of crushing defeat by the might of the German blitzkrieg. A young naïve soldier from the Urals, Vassily Zaitsev, arrives in Stalingrad where he is thrust into battle amid the needless slaughter of his fellow soldiers be the Germans and his own troops....   [tags: essays research papers] 782 words
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enemy of the people - An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen is a theatrical drama which portrays important characteristics such as honesty, integrity, and courage. All of which could be seen as hazardous to European politics at the time. Dr. Thomas Stockmann is a common man who attempts to create a revolution in his town. With the help of his naturally defiant personality the doctor makes a discovery that he hopes will better the town. This discovery was meant to lead a change in the physical structure of the water source....   [tags: essays research papers] 2865 words
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America's Silent Enemy - America’s Silent Enemy Overcoming generational poverty is more than offering those living in the crisis of poverty food or even housing or money. It requires a paradigm shift of thinking for society as a whole. For many, it is not possible for them to escape the grasp of poverty with society’s current support system. America needs yet again, a reform of the welfare system. Such a reform would support individuals to receive a hand up and not a handout; assisting them in their efforts to become self-sufficient and reduces the number of individuals or families that are dependent on government assistance programs....   [tags: Generational Poverty]
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Violence is the Enemy of Today’s Youth - Violence is the Enemy of Today’s Youth When a child observes daily occurrences of violence across: news broadcast, radio, and public incidences, why society is so violent should not be the question, but how society can decrease youth violence should be explored. Today’s youth has an overwhelming burden to bear. Violence has increased in society and youth often are exposed to situations that end in violent acts. The family dynamic has changed significantly in the last 40 years: with increased divorce, single parent households, and blended families the variability for children to be unsupervised allows for increased exposure to violence as well as expressing violence....   [tags: Violence]
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Their Common Enemy - Their Common Enemy It is known that a number of students dislike school. School is a big topic of conversation in every student's life. Some students enjoy the work but most talk about how horrible it is. Take a random group of students; have an open discussion on school work and you will find that students will be agreeing with each other about how stressed they are. The students found a common enemy and it brought them closer because they could talk bad about school and agree with each other....   [tags: essays research papers] 636 words
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A Friendly Enemy - A Friendly Enemy "Death is my wish for myself, my enemies, my children" (Euripedes translated by Robinson Jeffers, Medea 11). Medea is hungry for death. She wants to taste it on her lips and wishes others to do the same. The value which Medea gives death is to use it as a weapon against her enemies. On the other hand, the women and the nurse fear death. Death,to the women and to the nurse is something that should not be wished for. "O shining sky, divine earth, Harken not to the song that this woman sings" (13)....   [tags: Euripedes] 511 words
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An Enemy Of The People by Henrik Ibsen - Dr. Thomas Stockmann: Hero or Enemy . Dr. Thomas Stockmann is the Medical Officer of the Baths in the play 'enemy of the people' by Henrik Iben; and the brother of the Burgomaster (mayor) of the town. Jovial by nature, the doctor enjoys the company of "bright, cheerful, freedom loving young fellows" who share his idealism and ability to think freely. Throughout the play, Stockman shows himself to be a conscientious person and a caring father. He surely is the strongest character in this play with the most powerful motivation, which is truth and that only....   [tags: Play Ibsen Analysis] 935 words
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Craig Williams' Enemy at the Gates - Craig Williams' “Enemy at the Gates”      Craig Williams was born in Concord Massachusetts. He wrote the book “Enemy at the Gates” in 1973. The point of this book was to show both the extreme importance of this battle in the course of World War II and the courage of both the German and Russian troops during this horrific battle. This book did an excellent job portraying the hardships the soldiers faced and the gruesome scope of the battle for this important city. However, it did so with a pro-axis slant....   [tags: War WWII Two World Wiliams Gates Essays] 743 words
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Analysis of Cancer - The Enemy Within - Cancer - The Enemy Within        Abstract: Cancer has been known and feared since antiquity, but its imperative danger could only be realized until fairly recently. Indeed as knowledge of the disease grew in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, fear increased when people became more aware that most cancers had no available cure. Cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells reproduce without control, destroy healthy tissue, and eventually cause deterioration to the body. This paper is a discussion on how cancer develops and spreads, some of the various types of cancer, and the causes of the disease....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Personal Narrative - Sleeping with the Enemy - Sleeping with the Enemy When I fall asleep in public, Alex informs everyone that "Bryan likes to pay money to go to sleep." His words don't stray far from the truth. I am convinced that I am afflicted, cursed, by something. I am haunted by the constant threat of unconsciousness. Glancing behind me, I see nothing, but sense the shadow that lurks. He is never very far, waiting patiently for me to drop my guard. We are very close, my shadow and I, and we know all of each others' tricks. A continuing match of wits takes place every time I step into a living room, a movie theater, a library, an automobile....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1761 words
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Globilization is the Enemy of Democracy - Globilization is the Enemy of Democracy Examining the reasons of why globalization is the enemy of democracy. Demonstrations against WTO (World Trade Organization) suggest that nations need to reclaim their freedom from external control by controlling cross-country negotiations. A demonstration like no other in Seattle last fall had two results. It paused the World Trade Organization and reintroduced the issue of globalization to the political scene. America today has a very healthy economy. Very low unemployment rates....   [tags: Papers] 611 words
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Man Is Our True Enemy - Once someone said Man is our true enemy. And that person was right. In the modern time (now) the word enemy means: A hostile power or force such as a nation. As an example let’s take the Middle East nations suck as Iraq. We can also be our own enemy. How. By testing nuclear devises or dispose of hazardous materials in the environment suck as potation. Why are we been our own enemy. By trying to develop our selves we extract negative effects out of our positive efforts. Example we make fire to warm our selves and to kook our food to be able to survive but in the same time we are killing our planet by the CO2 which is drown out from the fire and which enhances the green house effect which is...   [tags: essays research papers] 414 words
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Film Analysis: Enemy Of The State Directed by Tony Scott - In the modern day era, we find in society a ubiquitous usage of technology that seems to be never ending and forever growing. Included with this notion, the broad subject of surveillance is of course included. Contemporary surveillance, or more specifically technological surveillance, has been described as ambiguous; meaning that it is often misunderstood or open to different interpretations. The representation of surveillance within popular culture has played an impacting role on how we as a society perceive it and this raises certain questions that may reflect back on to society....   [tags: technology, nsa, surveillance]
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A Late Encounter With the Enemy by Flannery O’Connor - Sothern gothic literature that include Works like Flannery O’Connor’s “A Late encounter with the enemy” incorporates the idea of “investigating madness, decay and despair, and the continuing pressures of the past upon the present, particularly with respect to the lost ideals of a dispossessed Southern aristocracy and to the continuance of racial hostilities.”(Marshall 3). These ideas all share a common theme that O’Connor brings to the table in “A Late Encounter with the enemy, along with “The American South serves as the nation’s ‘other,’ becoming the repository of everything from which the nation wants to disassociate itself” (Marshall 3–4)....   [tags: gothic fashion, deep south]
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Don't Fight the Enemy in Night by Elie Wiesel - ... They went on a death march, running for more than fifty miles before they finally arrive at the Gleiwitz concentration camp. Upon arrival, they are promptly herded into cattle cars again to go to Buchenwald. The Jews that survive, including Eliezer, are finally freed on April 11, 1945. Moshe the Beadle was described and characterized in most depth at the beginning of the book. Moshe the Beadle was Elie’s mentor for learning about cabbala. Elie described him as physically awkward, timid and religious....   [tags: concentration camps, monsters, jews]
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Jews were the Enemy of Christians in the Middle Ages - Middle Ages Research Paper During the Middle Ages, Jews were seen as the enemy by the Christians; they were thought of as the race that killed Christ. The Jewish people were oppressed during the Middle Ages mostly by Christians. Religion was taken very seriously in the past and for what the Christians believed the Jews were responsible for, they did not like them. Furthermore, the Jews were accused for causing the Black Plague by poisoning the wells. The Black Plague nearly whipped out one third of the world population....   [tags: unfair laws, ghettos, marriage] 545 words
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The H.L. Hunley- First Submarine to Sink an Enemy Ship - The H.L. Hunley started out with two men named James McClintock, who built gauges for steam-operated equipment, and Horace Lawson Hunley, an owner of a large plantation who worked as a lawyer and a customs officer in New Orleans. Horace got mad at the Union because of the blockade. He was not able to ship or sell his sugar and cotton. He became so mad that he became captain of a blockade runner, a ship that moved supplies by moving silently through the blockade at night. Horace wanted to build a submarine that would destroy the large barges that formed the blockade using a torpedo attached to the submarine that would destroy something right on target....   [tags: American History, James McClintock] 739 words
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My Own Worst Enemy - My Own Worst Enemy What would happen to you if you must live your life in the hidden of your true self. The book that I recently read is called My Own Worst Enemy written by Carol Sonenklar; hence it was published in 1999 by the Scholastic Inc. In the book, Eve Belkin is a young-teen girl who has just moved to Michigan because of the returning of her mother to medical field works. Eve has hard times in her old school of getting fit-in. Therefore she decided moving to a new place is a great opportunity to reinvent herself....   [tags: English Literature] 860 words
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Wal-Mart is the Enemy - Wal-Mart - The Corporate Enemy During the last 20 years, Wal-Mart has moved into many areas wiping out all the stores around causing people to loose jobs, slashing the tax base and causing many more disturbing problems to neighborhoods so people should stop supporting Wal-Mart for many of these reasons. Always low prices, does this sound familiar. Well this would be the slogan of the world’s most controlling company; Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart grew over the years into a 256 billion dollar company after making its name across the world in 1915....   [tags: Business Retail Industry] 1542 words
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Internal Enemy - The Internal Enemy A good novel’s theme is often proven by the character’s actions. A novel in which this occurs is Lord of the Flies by William Golding. In Lord of the Flies Golding uses various characters to portray that man is basically evil because of his violence and irresponsibility. One can see that Golding’s theme of the novel is that man is basically evil because of his violence when the savages steal Piggy’s glasses and when Roger kills Piggy. When the savages come to steal Piggy’s glasses they start a fight....   [tags: essays research papers] 474 words
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The Visual Representation of an Enemy During Wartime - The Visual Representation of an Enemy During Wartime The visual representation of an enemy during wartime is generally intended for the use of propaganda. Western portrayals of the Japanese during the Second World War are no exception. According to Gilmore, propaganda "...is designed to persuade the target audience to respond to a particular issue or idea either favorably or unfavorably."l In the case of a war the desired response is to produce an effective and productive desire to win. This was achieved in two ways....   [tags: Papers] 2114 words
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Identifying the Enemy in a War Against Terrorism - Identifying the Enemy in a War Against Terrorism Abstract: In the good old days, it seemed like such an easy task to identify and give a face to who were your friends and foes at time of war, even at the risk of racial and cultural stereotyping. We are finding that it is very difficult to be at war with a concept like "international terrorism" because we also must give it a face. During World War II an article was published in the December 22, 1941 issue of Life magazine titled "A Handbook for Americans." A section of the handbook detailed ways that Americans could "tell a Jap from a Chinese." I found these stereotypes to be quite ridiculous – but the article underscores that there...   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 1177 words
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Lennie's Worst Enemy in Of Mice and Men - Lennie's Worst Enemy in Of Mice and Men Lennie Small is a gentle giant who possesses and almost superhuman strength that ultimately leads to tragedy. We first read about Lennie's great strength in the opening scene when he has killed, probably by accident, the pet mouse he has in his pocket. We learn that it is not the first time Lennie has killed pets. During the same scene, Steinbeck compares him to a bear and a horse, both strong animals. This imagery of Lennie as an animal continues. He is also compared to a terrier, indicating that he is a faithful and loyal companion to George....   [tags: Papers] 570 words
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The Fog of Peception Between Friend and Enemy in The Wars by Timothy Findley - Within his novel The Wars, Timothy Findley, deconstructs the concept of friend and enemy. Jacques Derrida, the founder of deconstruction stated, “Deconstruction takes place, it is an event that does not await the deliberation, consciousness or organization of a subject, or even of modernity. It deconstructs it-self. It can be deconstructed.” (Mapp, 781). Jacques Derrida believed deconstruction happens on its own, and therefore one does not need to consciously deconstruct a text, as it is an unconscious process that one need not deliberate....   [tags: destruction, allies, soldiers ]
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The Morally Praiseworthy Actions of Medical Professionals who Provide Care for Enemy Combatants - Many Americans assume that medical professionals are generally helpful of others. However, a controversial question has been raised about the use of medical professionals and their involvement with torturing enemy combatants during war. Is it morally right or morally wrong for them to be involved in these sorts of practices. I believe that medical professionals who are involved in overseeing and treating tortured enemy combatants are morally praiseworthy. Medical professionals are praiseworthy because its undoubtedly correct for a medical professional to help preserve the life of tortured....   [tags: medical, nursing] 1298 words
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