Search Results

Free Essays
Good Essays
Better Essays
Stronger Essays
Powerful Essays
Term Papers
Research Papers

Your search returned over 400 essays for "Patriotism"
1  2  3  4  5    Next >>

These results are sorted by most relevant first (ranked search). You may also sort these by color rating or essay length.

Title Length Color Rating  
Setting The Limits of Patriotism - In many societies, patriotism is a must-have value. It is seen as a quality that everyone tends to have. In politics, when one refers to patriotism, it is meant not to be discussed; referring to patriotism is referring to something good according to common sense. However, History teaches that patriotism can rapidly and easily slip toward nationalism and militarism and become a reason to hate foreigners. In light of this observation, philosophers have studied the moral grounds of patriotism. One can wonder what the object of patriotism is and whether this object is morally acceptable: is it a country whatever that country is standing for....   [tags: Patriotism, Nationalism, MIlitarism, Government]
:: 11 Works Cited
1413 words
(4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Is American Patriotism Also Blind Patriotism? - It seems that patriotism is one of the most common terms used during times of war. Governments often use propaganda about nationalism to advocate their political views of the hostilities. Sometimes they even force patriotism on their constituents with fear-mongering techniques, which can have dangerous implications. That’s not to say that patriotism is inherently bad—many wars have been won for just causes because of it. However, it is a mistake to only think of war at a national level. There are devastating effects on the soldiers, families, and victims of war hostilities....   [tags: American patriotism is unique 2014]
:: 1 Works Cited
1081 words
(3.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
How Do You Define Patriotism? - Patriotism      Patriotism is defined as a love for or a devotion to one’s country. With the events that happened in America on September 11th, patriotism has been in everyone’s mind and heart. Young men and women have been enlisting in the armed forces to support America. Americans are flying flags on their cars and homes to show their patriotism. Millions of Americans are donating money and blood in support of the victims of the attacks. I would define patriotism as a loyalty and commitment to America and the people in our country....   [tags: Definition of patriotism] 650 words
(1.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
American Culture and Patriotism after World War Two - As a result of the war, America felt a new patriotism. As the wealth of the country increased the people were inclined to celebrate their success. They also celebrated having a much easier life than in comparison to the hardship and compromises of the war years. This was evident in the products that were designed to save Americans time and effort. There was advertising particularly aimed at women in the home household products. The consumerist beliefs were perpetuated by the mass media, radio, television, cinema and print media....   [tags: American Culture, World War II, USA, patriotism, ] 489 words
(1.4 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Patriotism by Yukio Mishima - "Patriotism" by Yukio Mishima      Death, in many places death is feared, taking one's own life is looked upon as cowardly and weak. This story sheds a different light on death; it shows the honor and respectful way of bowing out. To see the honor in death, one must understand the culture and the time period. The story 'Patriotism' written by Yukio Mishima shows a couple?s courage, love and faith as well as the man?s commitment to his country.      As the story goes, Shinji is a member of the Imperil forces....   [tags: Yukio Mishima Patriotism Death] 552 words
(1.6 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
The Relationship of Patriotism and Colonialism - In the colonial era, patriotism developed high levels of motivation and generated new-found love for a country. The love for a person’s home country allowed Europeans to do great things in the name of their nation. A lot of the advances in technology, increases in economy and exploration happened because of the motivation caused by patriotism. Technology and exploration were vastly motivated by patriotism so that one’s home country could rise above all other colonizing countries. The economy showed less patriotism, but corruption in colony governments were generally low, and little resources were kept in the colonies....   [tags: technology, economy, exploration, motivation]
:: 10 Works Cited
616 words
(1.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Setting the Limits of Patriotism - Now if we define patriotism as “a kind of loyalty to a particular nation which only those possessing that particular nationality can exhibit” (MacIntyre, ‘Is Patriotism a Virtue?’, 1984, p.4), the notion of belonging is key. There is no consideration for the characteristics of the country, i.e., its principles and values. It is in this sense opposed to Ernest Belfort Bax’s conception: one must not support a country because it stands for an ideal that one believes in, but rather because it is one’s country....   [tags: Loyalty to a Nation, Belonging, Principles, Values]
:: 11 Works Cited
983 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Patriotism During The Civil War - When looking back in history there were many wars, and with wars come citizens who are patriotic and serve during the wars. During the Civil War, people had been patriotic in many ways other than going to war. The women, who were at home taking care of the family, would send patriotic envelopes which contained letters that would raise the spirits of those fighting. Some would have flags on them and they would have slogans and mottos saying “God Bless America” or “for God and Country”(Arispe). But these envelopes weren’t just there to raise the spirits of those fighting, they were also there to help inform people of the war....   [tags: soldiers, citizens, confederate] 515 words
(1.5 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
The Birthplace of American Patriotism - ... Next, the British moved on to Baltimore, a busy trading port and a source of well-built warships. General George Armistead commanded Fort McHenry, Baltimore’s blockade to incoming attackers. Armistead rallied the residents of the city to build fortifications and join the ranks in the fort. He ordered a giant flag to be sewn to show the British that Baltimore was ready to fight. As dawn arrived, so did the British. Led by Admiral George Cockburn, the fleet immediately started firing Congreve rockets, a new technology in warfare, as soon as they were within distance....   [tags: Fort McHenry, star spangled banner] 574 words
(1.6 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
American Patriotism and Terrorism - Patriotism The word terrorist has become synonymous with traitor, and now it is thrown around like a football. If you’re not for America, you're against it. At what point did questioning the rule of government become traitorous. Protesting is a protected right engrained in the constitution and yet the restrictions placed on it in the name of public safety are becoming too many to count. For the safety of the public it is now illegal to protest in any area under classified as a ‘National Special Security Event’, anywhere involved in food production, and anywhere involved in energy production....   [tags: traitor, freedom, rebels] 537 words
(1.5 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Overwhelming Patriotism - E.E. Cummings poem “next to of course god America i” can be interpreted, on the surface, as a stark criticism of patriotism in general. However, he is not just criticizing patriotism, but, criticizing blind patriotism and abusing blind patriotism to further an agenda. The poem itself is a reflection of the picturesque American life portrayed in snap shots of patriotic songs and colloquialisms that are indicative to American life. These snap shots help highlight how excessive patriotism begins and how it can be overwhelming....   [tags: Poetry] 734 words
(2.1 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Patriotism is the Beginning of Genocide, Xenophobia and Injustice - ... This all started because a anti-Semite group called the Nazi’s came into power in Germany. There was a particular person who led this catastrophic event, Hitler who wanted to save Germany from both external and internal enemies. Hitler believed that only true Germans could live in Germany, he was patriotic to a fault. Another example is the event that occurred in December of 1937, the Japanese Imperial Army marched into China’s capital city of Nanking and murdered 300 000 people and raped over 20 000 women ....   [tags: devotion to one's country] 733 words
(2.1 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Patriotism Should be Propagated in Singapore Schools - Introduction – Definition of Patriotism Patriotism is the love of and devotion to one’s country that prompts a meaningful obedience and loyalty to its government (Saxe, 2003). K. Waltzer and E. Heilman (2005) extend this definition to critical democratic patriotism, where there is an inclusion of engaged critical thinking, on top of learning about the foundations of a singular American history. For this essay, I will fuse the two above definitions and apply it to the Singapore context. Saxe, Waltzer and Heilman raised pertinent issues with regard to the Americans which Singapore can draw parallels from....   [tags: love, devotion for one's country]
:: 7 Works Cited
1599 words
(4.6 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Patriotism in the Film Olympus Has Fallen - Patriotism means love of one’s country. A country, on which one is born and brought up and develops, is valuable to him than any other country. This desire for his country expands into loyalty. One who is dedicated will be willing to perform a sacrifice for his motherland. One can be a volunteer by maintaining a decent image of one’s country before the eyes of strangers. A patriot will never move down his country or analyze his government before newcomers. He will attempt to extend the best reflection of his country when he comes into touch with families of other nations....   [tags: military issues, loyalty] 547 words
(1.6 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Patriotism: Changin Moral and Ethical Values - Patriotism is not blindly following ones country as some politicians think. Patriotism is working to ensure our country lives up to our collective moral and ethical values both at home and abroad, as well as being critical of our country when it does not live up to those standards. Patriotism as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary is “The quality of being patriotic; love of or devotion to one's country” (“Patriotism”). That is it. It does not say you have to take any specific action like flying the flag, serve in any function such as the armed forces, or support any particular party for election....   [tags: ethical values, espionage act]
:: 1 Works Cited
889 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Roaring Patriotism Helps America Unite - ... Fear limits Winston at first but he takes more risks as the novel progresses. Another strong use of fear by the Party and Big Brother is the penalty for Thought-crime. Thought-crime is an occurrence or instance of controversial or socially unacceptable thoughts. Winston stated “This was not a thing that could be concealed forever. You might dodge successfully for a while, even for years, but sooner or later they were bound to get you" (Orwell, 1984, 134). Winston, a protagonist, had realized how much fear is implemented upon the society, and realizes that he fears for his own life....   [tags: olympics, big brother, government] 1300 words
(3.7 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
Terrorism and Patriotism - Terrorism and Patriotism The connection between war and patriotism-or better yet, between war and the making of patriots-is evident, maybe even self-evident. But, is a war really required. The answer is no, not as long as we remember past wars, and use those memories to meet current challenges. To help us remember, we have a Memorial Day (Decoration Day when I was young), and the Lincoln, Vietnam, Korean, and (eventually) World War II memorials. To the same end, we have national cemeteries filled with the graves of patriots, and a national anthem composed during a long-past war....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 1596 words
(4.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
What is Patriotism? - What is patriotism. Merriam-Webster defines patriotism as love for or devotion to one's country. “I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually,” James Baldwin. “The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naïve and usually idiotic. He is, more likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime; he is a good citizen driven to despair.” H....   [tags: essays research papers] 407 words
(1.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Car-buying: Performance vs. Patriotism - Should loyal Americans feel inclined to buy American when looking to buy a new car. The question has most proud Americans puzzled at their local dealership. It comes down to the debate of performance versus patriotism. Which comes first. What is a loyal American to do. As most Americans know, the car-making industry has gotten to be very competitive in the last decade, with most of that competition coming from European and Japanese brands. A large contribution to the rise of foreign cars and fall of American cars has to do with the recent downfall of General Motors, a well-respected American auto-making manufacturer for years....   [tags: Automobile Industry]
:: 5 Works Cited
1431 words
(4.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Analysis of Britons - Patriotism is often described as love and respect for your country. Because patriotism is such an abstract term it can be shown in many varying forms. This is very evident in Linda Colley’s Britons: Forging the Nation, 1707-1837. She provides a multitude of ways that the Britons showed their love and respect for their country. As I took the examples in the book it appeared that people of the time saw patriotism as more of a mix between viewing patriotism as unquestioning loyalty to country and the idea of challenging the existing nature rather than people just merely showing love and respect....   [tags: Patriotism] 1216 words
(3.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Memorial Day Thoughts - I usually write a piece for Memorial Day. I didn’t write one this year because I had written a memorial piece just this past Veteran’s Day. But, within minutes of last week’s item posting on May 30, three things happened that made me regret my decision. First, I received word that a fellow Vietnam veteran had died a few days before. Then, I received a Memorial Day ecard from another friend. And, third, between May 31 and June 4, emails from regular readers filled my inbox wanting to know why I had not written one....   [tags: Patriotism] 1027 words
(2.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Patriotism and The American Flag - There is much controversy surrounding the idea of patriotism and the iconography of the American flag in today’s society. Some believe patriotism is simply the act of supporting the decisions of the leaders of the country. Others say, to be patriotic, people should be outspoken and voice their oppositions to what is going on in the government. Opinions also differ on the idea of what the American flag represents. One opinion of the flags representation is that the flag represents our history, and the formerly mentioned idea of patriotism....   [tags: essays research papers] 1007 words
(2.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Patriotism - The recent terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon have caused confusion on the topic of patriotism. The best way to start understanding patriotism is to simply define it. Patriotism is a person’s level of loyalty toward their country. Displays of true patriotism are prominent in times of despair, such as wars and terrorist attacks. However, many people have discrepancies on what displays of patriotism really are. Some people believe that showing patriotism can be accomplished by waving the flag and singing the national anthem....   [tags: essays research papers] 571 words
(1.6 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Patriotism - Patriotism When confronted with the question, "How can I help preserve patriotism?", I honestly draw a blank. It is not because I can't help preserve patriotism, it's just something that should come naturally. Patriotism is defined as a devotion to one's country. I was fortunate enough to be brought up with the knowledge that it is good to have your own opinion, but that resulted in a direct love for the country for me. Some people, however, have not been as lucky. The roots of the problem reach back to the time in American history when the emancipation of women and urban mobility caused the home to give up much of it's control over the morals and ideals of the children....   [tags: Papers] 401 words
(1.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Patriotism - Patriotism An egotist, according to the American Heritage Dictionary, is one devoted to his or her own interests and advancement. Everyone is an egotist in one way or another. Even when a person commits the most selfless acts of altruism, the act usually benefits the person in one way or another. Humanity is not, by nature, altruistic; humanity is, by nature, egocentric. This is evident in Yukio Mishima's "Patriotism" with the main characters, Reiko and Shinji. People are egotistical in the choices they often make: choosing friendship over patriotism, choosing to trust a spouse, and choosing one's personal freedom....   [tags: Essays Papers] 418 words
(1.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Patriotism and Fear in The Scarlet Letter - Patriotism and Fear in The Scarlet Letter Patrick Henry and Jonathan Edwards are both spectacular speakers and have the ability to influence a crowd. Henry uses his ability of persuasion to sway the Virginia House of Burgesses. Edwards uses persuasion to give a sermon directed toward sinners and natural men. Henry and Edwards have many parallels and variations in their works. One can distinguish the similarities and differences between Patrick Henry and Jonathan Edwards in the purpose, repetition, and rhetoric of their writings....   [tags: Papers] 759 words
(2.2 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Propaganda, Patriotism, and the War on Terrorism - Propaganda, Patriotism, and the War on Terrorism On college campuses across the nation, efforts are being made to silence professors who encourage students to probe the history of U.S. foreign policy in the effort to understand the September 11th attacks. Recent articles in The Chronicle of Higher Education report that students have complained to deans about professors critical of U.S. foreign policy, and boards of trustees, deans, and college presidents have drafted resolutions and issued public statements condemning their views....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 973 words
(2.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Problems with Bandwagon Patriotism - The Problems with Bandwagon Patriotism I’ll admit it, I’m American. I’m an American and I admit, I enjoy it very thoroughly. I enjoy having the right to a free education, choice in who rules over me (who rules, who cares. pun intended), and the right to walk around the streets at three a.m. because I can. But I do not consider myself patriotic, in any way, sense or fashion. The astounding number of Americans nowadays who consider themselves patriotic can overwhelm the small few who were there for America before 9/11....   [tags: Politics Political Essays] 1757 words
(5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Patriotism Aided in Socrate's Acceptance of His Death - THESIS STATEMENT Patriotism aided in Socrates' acceptance of his death, although believing he was unjustly convicted of corrupting the youth of Athens and creating divinities in place of the gods. PURPOSE STATEMENT Through books and essays about Socrates, research, and analysis it shows that he was truly guilty of his crimes and accepted them willingly although he believed he was innocent. INTRODUCTION A member of the jury watched as the defendant, tense and nervous, looked over at the Kleptsydra, or the water-clock, and realized time is of the essence....   [tags: History, Death Penalty] 1803 words
(5.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Patriotism: Use with Caution - Patriotism: Use with Caution Patriotism has a different face for everyone. Some follow it blindly, some reject and oppose it, some stand indifferent, and others choose to follow it cautiously. Patriotism is also now a challenge for multi-cultural societies because the back bone of social unity can no longer be merely similarities in ethnicity, culture, or religion. In this essay, I shall state the risks of following patriotism blindly and the risks involved in rejecting patriotism completely....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument]
:: 10 Works Cited
2152 words
(6.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Patriotism as Bad Faith - Patriotism as Bad Faith Simon Keller argues in his essay "Patriotism as Bad Faith" that patriotism is not a virtue but it is actually a vice. Keller begins by splitting the views on this philosophical debate into three different representations. The first being the "communitarian patriot", where patriotism is not only a valued virtue to someone's self but that it is actually an essential virtue. The second representation is a radical contradiction of the first, known as the "hard universalist....   [tags: Philosophy] 343 words
(1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Patriotism, Glory, and Other Lies - Patriotism, Glory, and Other Lies Author: Billy Smith Many themes, in World War I literature, hinge on the distinction between the soldiers and the elite. Soldiers in World War I were, metaphorically, the swords with which elites of opposing countries would strike each other: the swords were continually bloodied while the hands of the elite remained immaculate. Since the soldiers were doing the grunt work for the elites, they were able to witness, first-hand, the atrociousness of war. This atrociousness was, however, in contrast to what the soldiers had been told about war; concepts such as glory were mysteriously absent from the trenches on the Western front....   [tags: World Literature] 1428 words
(4.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Patriotism in Spiderman Movies - The portrayal of the feelings of the general public is constantly used in film to stir the audience. If the filmmaker can rouse their feelings, people will be more engrossed in the movie than they would be otherwise. What is arguably the strongest emotion in many people is the feeling of patriotism. As George Bernard Shaw said, “Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.” Though this feeling is not necessarily based on logic, it is none-the-less one of the most powerful feelings along with hatred and love....   [tags: essays research papers] 952 words
(2.7 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Patriotism and People Who Commit Acts of Civil Disobedience - ... This is an interesting notion, because the term ‘responsibility’ is far stronger than ‘right’ or ‘freedom’ in this regard. Locke believed, of course, that citizens had the right to rebel against injustice and the freedom to disobey, but he more than that declared that they ethically should rebel if they know their government is unjust. Locke argued that citizens have a duty to follow the law only so far as they have accepted to enter the social contract with their government and that the government is fulfilling its part of the contract....   [tags: liberal democracy, justice, free nation]
:: 11 Works Cited
2103 words
(6 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Patriotism and Its Meaning - Patriotism and Its Meaning In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States we are seeing many forms of Patriotism. I was suprised to find when I researched this word that it had a negative feeling associated with it. I believe that patriotism is actively showing your support for your country, standing up for what you believe in, and fighting for our individual free will and independence. I am proud of my country and I am not ashamed to fly the American Flag. Many men and women have died to give me the freedoms that I take for granted....   [tags: Definition Patriot National Essays] 549 words
(1.6 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
From Patriotism to Realism. - From patriotism to realism. A review by Michiel IJsseldijk The Great War: endless bitterness, rivalry and struggling. Armies situated in muddy trenches. Trenches full of dead bodies and rats. Poison gas attacks. Soldiers and civilians exposed to extreme physical conditions. Millions of casualties and thousands of destroyed houses. The First World War seems to be the most emotional and useless war ever fought. It seems hard to imagine that before the war, lots of soldiers and civilians on both sides, supported the war....   [tags: World History] 713 words
(2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Finding Patriotism - Finding Patriotism Taking my English writing instructor’s advice, one day during my lunch break from work; I went on a short trip to Faneuil Hall. This historical building blends in with other red brick buildings in Boston. Therefore, you might pass it by, if it were not for the painted red line representing the Freedom Trail and a statue of Samuel Adams in the middle of the plaza. Before entering the building, one might compare this moment with, as Walker Percy says. "Seeing the canyon is made even more difficult by what the sight- seer does when the moment arrives, when sovereign knower confronts the thing to be known....   [tags: miscellaneous] 2322 words
(6.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Robert Jensens Patriotism - Many people believe that they are patriotic people. But, what truly makes one patriotic. In “Saying Goodbye to Patriotism” Robert Jensen critiques the effects of patriotism on today’s modern society, the United States, and globalization after the attacks on 9/11. Jensen defines patriotism in his talk delivered to the Peace Action National Congress as “love and loyal or zealous support of one’s own country.” (Jensen 741) But, that is not the only definition of patriotism. One may love living in the United States so does that make them patriotic....   [tags: essays research papers] 1503 words
(4.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Exploitation of Patriotism to Serve the Government's Interests - One of the most important tools that any government can take advantage of to advance its control is the patriotism of its people. Throughout the history of the world patriotism has been used to justify war, injustice against others and to manipulate a whole population of people. Patriotism is not a word which is meant to have negative effects. As the Merriam Webster online dictionary defines it, patriotism is the "love for or devotion to one's country". The problem is that many corrupt governments throughout the world, including ours here in the United States, are using patriotism to advance their own interests which have negative effects on the world as a whole....   [tags: Government American Persuasive Essays]
:: 4 Works Cited
1881 words
(5.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Buick and Budweiser- Selling Success and Patriotism - Buick and Budweiser- Selling Success and Patriotism Television commercials go beyond merely informing consumers about products or services: these advertisements sell their abstract ideas that tend to be valued in American society, such as success and patriotism. Two examples are outstanding commercials produced by the car manufacturer General Motors for their Buick cars, and the brewery Anheuser-Bush for their beer, Budweiser. While David Barry, in his essay, “Red, White, and Beer,” humorously describes the connection between commercials and values, Rita Dove and Marie Winn, in “Loose Ends” and “Television Addiction” respectively, are about an addiction to television and how televisi...   [tags: Media Advertising Essays]
:: 3 Works Cited
1047 words
(3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Terrorism, Patriotism and the Farce of the Pledge of Allegiance - Terrorism, Patriotism and the Farce of the Pledge of Allegiance It is unfortunate that the terrorists did not attack and destroy the Pledge of Allegiance instead of the World Trade Center. But politicians and zealots have perverted "patriotism" to include a blind veneration of the United States based on an oversimplified conception that disregards current laws and social customs, a perversion evident in the idolatry performed regularly by most American citizens during the Pledge of Allegiance....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1177 words
(3.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
My Family is Defined by Our Indian Patriotism, Bond, and Traditions - I am Asian and more specifically, an Indian. India is a land of culture with every city, every state having a new experience to offer. However what binds us all together is our National Flag, the Tricolour. The flag is probably the biggest symbol, not just of our independence but of the lives of Indians. My family epitomises the true meaning of our flag. The first colour, saffron, is a symbol of sacrifice and courage. Because of my father’s job I have had to change cities constantly. Every three or four years there was another transfer, another city, another school....   [tags: personal narrative] 593 words
(1.7 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Patriotism: American Identity Defined Through Opportunity, Hard Work, and Loyalty - Scorching heat, pure exhaustion, and constant fear convey the bleak image of war. The definition of war is varied, and “often the proposed definition masks a particular political or philosophical stance” (Moseley). Colonel William Travington portrays his beliefs about the brutality of war through one simple sentence; “You know, it's an ugly business doing one's duty... but just occasionally it's a real pleasure” (“The Patriot”). Our country is home to a diversity of perspectives on what it means to be an American, and the loyalty that comes from this earned title....   [tags: american history] 1261 words
(3.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Stimulating Patriotism and Promoting Economic Prosperity during World War I - ... The Women’s Army Corps was the first time women were given a full military rank. Women pilots also came about, these women were in an organization called Women’s Air Force Service Pilots (WASP). The WASP was not easy to be accepted into and only a limited number of women who applied were accepted. There was also a plentiful amount of women who had volunteered to go overseas to be army nurses. These women were in the Army Nurse Corps. The Army Nurse Corps only took women who ranged from ages of 22-30, and they also had to be unmarried....   [tags: women's role, army nursing, volunteers] 762 words
(2.2 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
American Government Must Stand Against the Desecration of the American Flag - The United States Government should deem desecration of the American Flag unconstitutional because of the freedom in which the flag represents, along with the blood, sweat, and tears that were shed by our brave soldiers and veterans. Desecration of the American Flag suggests a disdain, or a disregard for the symbolic meaning under which it represents. The American Flag has forever and a day been an image declaring freedom and democracy, and has showcased our principles and beliefs as a country. Thinking back over the years, people are able to live a freedom filled life that may not have been if not for the many wars that were fought by our courageous soldiers, young and old....   [tags: Patriotism, Constitution, ] 637 words
(1.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Star Dreck: Paranoia & Patriotism in Alien Invasion Films - Star Dreck: Paranoia & Patriotism in Alien Invasion Films My premise is really quite simple: aliens are among us.And they're bad.But they're not the aliens you think they are, and they're not bad for the reasons you might imagine.In order to understand who these aliens are and why they're bad I want to begin by reaching back into the dark heart of the McCarthy era, when American paranoia in its most popular incarnation as American patriotism was at its peak.The year is 1951 and the film is Howard Hawkes' The Thing: From Another World....   [tags: essays papers] 2311 words
(6.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Citizens have Appalling Ignorance According to Martha Nussbaum’s Essay, “Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism - ... Nussbaum believes that by looking at the world as a whole, students can learn about their own local concerns such as child-rearing. In the essay, Nussbaum states, “if we want to understand our own history and our choices where the structure of the family and of child-rearing is involved, we are immeasurably assisted by looking around the world to see in what configurations families exist, and through what strategies children are in fact being cared for…. Such a study can show us, for example, that the two-parent nuclear family, in which the mother is the primary homemaker and the father the primary breadwinner, is by no means a pervasive style of child-rearing in today’s world.” Obviousl...   [tags: education, respect, communities]
:: 1 Works Cited
992 words
(2.8 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
How the Bureacrats Stole Patriotism - ... That’s correct. M-80s, cherry bombs, and any homemade pyrotechnic devices are not fireworks, but are actually military-grade explosives. What else would the “M” in M-80 stand for. M-80s were created by the Army to simulate grenade explosions in training missions. They aren’t as powerful as grenades, but have plenty of explosive power to blow off a finger or do an immense amount of damage to the human body. M-80s have almost sixty times the legal limit of flash powder stuffed inside of them, making them illegal across the entire United States....   [tags: american history, fireworks, independence] 1482 words
(4.2 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
Kids Must Do More Than Recite the Pledge of Allegiance - Children in the United States go through many years of school reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, but does it encourage loyalty in their nation or fear of it. The years that I spent in school reciting the pledge did little to instill patriotism in me. I do not even remember the words to it. Having a more hands-on approach to community involvement would be a better way to teach children pride for their country. Encourage children to be concerned about their school, neighborhood, city and nation by letting them be a part of their community....   [tags: patriotic, patriotism, early education] 753 words
(2.2 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Analysis of e e cummings' Poem - The poem “next to of course god america I” is a satirical poem that indicates the speaker is a patriot but also mocks this passionate love of country. The deliberate absence of punctuation and capitalization allows the reader to take the lead and decide when and where to pause for effect. It also helps to create the irony of the two contrasting themes that are felt throughout the poem. What does the speaker actually intend with his words. It is interesting that he chooses to capitalize the pronoun ‘He’ as if placing the speaker in a place of superiority or distance....   [tags: Poetry Analysis, American Patriotism]
:: 4 Works Cited
1776 words
(5.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Soldiers Give Their Lives to Their Country - ... The diction the author chooses to use makes it seem as if England is a lover, or he has a lover in England he is protecting. Brooke also has very powerful sentences due to the syntax of his words. He boldly states “If I should die . . . That there's some corner of a foreign field that is forever England.” Rather than saying “If i die i’ve left my mark” The writer is almost saying that because he is from England and loves it so much then were he dies is now also a part of England now. It’s a very powerful statement; the reader can almost hear the pride in the narrator's voice as he says it....   [tags: patriotism, death, pride] 518 words
(1.5 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
Young Men During World War I in the Novel, All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Remarque - ... Throughout the story, Remarque makes it very clear that he is against war and any ideas or myths about it. Kantorek, the teacher whose impassioned speeches convinced Paul and his friends to join the army at the onset of the war, is one of the biggest contributors to Paul's ideals about war and what the war even about. In the book, Paul tells us how Kantorek explains the war to them. "Kantorek would say that we stood on the threshold of life. And so it would seem. We had as yet taken no root....   [tags: patriotism, bravery, soldiers]
:: 1 Works Cited
928 words
(2.7 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
Analyzing Love in The Scarlett Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy - Webster's Dictionary says, "Love is an affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interest." The Scarlet Pimpernel, written by Baroness Orczy, emphasizes three different basic kinds of love. Chauvelin and his troops reveal the devotion of one's true love of their county vastly. Moreover, the moving bond between a brother and sister is one of a kind. Those particular times when you and your sibling feel affection for each other remain very erratic, even in this century. Even so, the most distinguished love today remains as the admiration of human beings toward each other....   [tags: patriotism, consequences, liberation]
:: 1 Works Cited
636 words
(1.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Famous Native American Chiefs: Cochise - Cochise was one of the most famous of all the Native American chiefs during the 1800s. He was famous at first because he was seen as an honest and peaceful man. He lived at peace with anyone who came into the area where he lived. Cochise became famous later though because he held out against the United States army and would not surrender until he felt he had no other choice. . When he finally did surrender, it was because most of his people had been killed already and he wanted to save the lives of those that remained....   [tags: patriotism, apache nation, land]
:: 3 Works Cited
1449 words
(4.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Emotions about War in Sherriff’s ‘Journey’s End’ and Curtis and Elton’s ‘Blackadder’ - Sherriff’s ‘Journey’s End’ and Curtis and Elton’s ‘Blackadder’ are both plays which are set in World War One and focus on only a small number of characters. A set up like this allows the audience to observe the various emotions felt by characters towards the War, ranging from jingoism to consciousness objection. Both plays present a shift in the general emotions of characters as they spend more time in the War. The playwrights explore these emotions in different ways, and I will be considering this....   [tags: World War I, Patriotism]
:: 1 Works Cited
1282 words
(3.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Dangers of the Government Controlling Thought Based on 1984 - ... The portrayal of only the positive events that are occurring in Oceania helps the citizens to exhibit a form of extreme patriotism. The Oceanic government concludes that the propaganda exhibited through the movies leads to less resistance to the government since the positive images prevent the citizens from plotting against the government. However the propaganda used in Oceania may not have an influence on some of the citizens since “Perceptions are not only unreliable; they are also insufficient evidence of anything external to themselves” (Dwan 3)....   [tags: propaganda, patriotism, authoritarian, control] 1771 words
(5.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
War Changes Men in Film, Gran Torino: Surviving War - War changes men. When it comes to sacrificing for a country, it is presumed that surviving combat could make a man appreciate life, aspire to important things, and value effort and determination. In short, it could make a man take advantage of the great second chance he had been given and work to find both large and small ways to contribute to the public good. Yet despite this assumption, the horror of death had scarred the lives of many war veterans, obviating them from the joy of living. Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino (2008) explores this idea of returned war vets and presents it through the persona of Walt Kowalski, a racist retired autoworker, Korean war veteran, and the film’s eventual he...   [tags: patriotism, death, veterans]
:: 1 Works Cited
987 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
History of Rome: Romulus and Remus - Romulus and Remus As the story goes, Romulus and Remus were twins, abandoned by their mother as babies, and put into a basket which was placed into the Tiber River. The basket landed and the twins were discovered by a female wolf. The wolf nursed the babies until they were found by a shepherd who lived nearby. The shepherd raised the twins as his own, although they were said to be unruly and obnoxious. When Romulus and Remus became adults, they decided to build a city where the wolf had found them....   [tags: patriotism, twins, myth]
:: 7 Works Cited
572 words
(1.6 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Tension Among the States Before the Civil War - The US struggled for decades trying to please both the south’s demand for the continuation of slavery, as well as the north’s intent on abolishing the institution. Despite slavery having a large part in the Civil War, the initial tension between states was instigated long before. Prior to becoming the United States of America, the thirteen colonies governed themselves locally. Once patriotism grew, the surrounding territories came together to fight for independence but once gaining it, struggled to unite as one nation....   [tags: colonies, patriotism, slavery] 524 words
(1.5 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Casablanca's Metaphorical Representations of World War II - ... When a man is being arrested in his club he does not interfere with helping neither him nor the people coming after him. Rick, compared with America, always ends up fighting with the underdog. In Rick’s case he was trying to help out the refugees in escaping to America. Later on, Rick shifts from neutrality to commitment just like America in the war. Towards the end, America always ends up fighting with the right side. The scene of the battle of German and French anthems in the bar shows that Rick's actually teams with politics....   [tags: patriotism, violence, music] 777 words
(2.2 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
Remembering 9/11 through the Lens of Hollywood: A Detailed Analysis - From the PATRIOT Act of 2001 that was signed into law by the former President George W. Bush, to the flags that fluttered in the front yard of every American’s house, the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001 brought the whole nation together for a single goal of fighting back terrorism and getting through the test that America was put to. Everybody’s loyalty towards the United States has been tested since then, and one cannot put aside Hollywood in this collective effort of this nation (Markert 58)....   [tags: patriotism, terrorism, film industry]
:: 12 Works Cited
2001 words
(5.7 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
War of Words: Language, Politics and 9/11, by Sandra Silberstein - Book Review War of Words: Language, Politics and 9/11, by Sandra Silberstein. London: Routledge, 2002, 224 pp., ISBN 0-4152-9047-3. Reviewed by Lim Puey Ru and ZhangYingming Sandra Silberstein’s the War of Words: Language, Politics and 9/11 expressed the perspective of how through language creates a new post-9/11 identity for America and recreates particular worlds of understandings (p.1). In a chronological way, Silberstein showed readers how the social identity of the people and their leaders shifted, the overhauling of America’s media linguistic landscape from consumerism to patriotism and how the views on Muslims turned from a minority group to terrorists....   [tags: new identity, consumerism, patriotism]
:: 1 Works Cited
1329 words
(3.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Propoganda behind the Fascade in the Movie, Casablanca - ... participation with Allied forces while most Americans supported neutrality and isolationism. Through Rick, it is clearly shown that one must give up his personal desires in order to win the war, just as he chose Louis over Isla at the end of the film. However hard the choice may be, Casablanca illustrates that the honor you uphold with your country is the most important value you can have. Rick also symbolizes America’s belief in loyalty to our country. In the film, Americans are portrayed as selfish people who thought of themselves; they are tough on the outside but moral on the inside, and they always end up on the right side of things in the end....   [tags: patriotism, war, refugees]
:: 1 Works Cited
962 words
(2.7 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
Is It Sweet to Die for One´s Country? - “Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori”- the words roughly translated to English mean it is sweet to die for one’s country. Written by Wilfred Owen, the words embrace patriotism and resonate within the patriot in all of us. Nevertheless, the words convey in an ironic manner Owens belief and concern for his countrymen and fellow soldiers. Erich Remarque’s piece, “All Quiet on the Western Front”, a similar piece to Owens, conveys the struggle of a soldiers everyday life and the incapability of them to fit in upon return from war....   [tags: patriotism, soldiers, war] 1136 words
(3.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Examples of Romantic Nationalism throughout World History - Romantic nationalism is the type of patriotism in which the state gains political authority as a natural outcome of the union of individuals it presides over. This includes, relating to the exacting method of use, the idiom, heritage, ethnicity, faith, and traditions of the state in its original logic, of individuals who spawned within the bounds of its civilization. Nationalism is a contemporary association, based upon the foundation that the personal allegiance and commitment to the nation-state exceeded any other intimate or group thoughts and welfare ("Romantic nationalism")....   [tags: world history, patriotism] 2300 words
(6.6 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Experience of a Refugee in Casablanca - ... Casablanca portrayed another way to promote enlistment by showing resistance by the French and how Captain Renault at the end of the movie backstabbed Major Strasser and joined Rick's side. The movie as a whole shows the Germans as arrogant and uptight socialists; it degrades the Germans and makes them the villains in Casablanca. Lastly one of breakage points in the movie was when the Germans began singing their national anthem and Victor Laszlo, along with the rest of the café ,began singing the French National Anthem that drowns out the Germans singing, a sign of patriotic resistance....   [tags: patriotism, propaganda, allies] 895 words
(2.6 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
Being a Real American is Not About Where One is Born - The Constitution tells us that if you are born in America you are an American. Any immigrant naturalized in this country is an American. But what characteristics do you think make up a true, real American. Real Americans, by my definition, are not defined by their race, religion, whether they served their country or not, and not by which political party they belong to. They are defined by their great love, respect, and loyalty for this country’s greatest treasure, freedom and the ideals that set America apart from any other country....   [tags: American patriotism, Patriotic, Freedom] 514 words
(1.5 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
How Does Nationalism Solidify a Country? - Introduction Nationalism is ubiquitous. It exists in everywhere, like national flags, songs, novels or even in Marvel American Hero film. Before, studying how nationalism solidify a country we must fist identify what is a nation, nationalism and how it affects us. What is a nation. Quoted from J.V. Stalin, “Nationality ... is not a racial or tribal phenomenon. It has five essential features: there must be a stable, continuing community, a common language, a distinct territory, economic cohesion, and a collective character....   [tags: common identity, patriotism, china]
:: 7 Works Cited
1243 words
(3.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Many of the Different Themes used by Shakespeare in Macbeth are also Presented in WWI Poetry - The play of “Macbeth” contains many of the themes also incorporated into WWI poetry; themes such as violence, patriotism, gore, manipulation, fear and cowardice through the characters of Macbeth, the witches, Banquo’s ghost and Lady Macbeth. Shakespeare’s use of techniques such as metaphors, juxtaposition, emotive language and irony are also used in poems by Rupert Brooke, Frederic Manning, Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen. In Act 1, Scene 5 of “Macbeth”, Lady Macbeth is portrayed as manipulative and spiteful....   [tags: manipulation, patriotism, poetry, macbeth]
:: 1 Works Cited
1381 words
(3.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Rise of Nationalism After the French Revolution - After the end of French Revolution, as the empires slowly diminished, countries wished to become independent and develop nation-states. Possibly one of the first nationalists was Johann Gottlieb Fichte, who attempted to urge Germans to be individual from people of other nation-states. Many years later, more people became interested in nationalism, some in more positive ways than others. Ernest Renan questioned the definition of an actual nation, and what constituted a nation. However, not everyone agreed with nationalism....   [tags: patriotism, xenophobia, foreigners ] 1318 words
(3.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Germany Was Responsible for World War One - Historians have no unanimous answer for which country was responsible for World War One. Even though the alliance system, nationalism, and the young warlike young generation existed in all countries of Europe, some other major causes of the war were single handedly caused by German and when I scrutinized both the long term and the short terms causes of the war, it is clear that Germany was more responsible for World War One because of its unification, its army race and its support to Austria- Hungry....   [tags: nationalism, patriotism, power]
:: 4 Works Cited
918 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Art and Reproduction: Joan of Arc Images - ... This explains the many reproductions In the Wallach Gallery, the viewer can observe different types of reproductions. The Joan of Arc, 1915, cast after 1917 in bronze can be compared to the Homage to the Maid of France, 1919 in Bronze as well. If the scale is radically different, they both represent the same heroine. One is in three dimensions and the other is sculpted on a medal. The armor and the helmet are the same but the position of the arms and the sword are different. The digitalized version obfuscates the comparison because it is a rotational photography of the original statue on Riverside Drive....   [tags: emblematic figures, patriotism, french]
:: 3 Works Cited
936 words
(2.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Why America Fights? Wars and Propaganda - Susan Brewer brilliantly illustrates the historical facts of American government propagating violence. Scrutinizing the Philippine War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Iraq War the reader discovers an eerily Orwellian government manipulating her citizens instead of educating them. Brewer states, a "propaganda campaign seeks to disguise a paradoxical message: war is not a time for citizens to have an informed debate and make up their own minds even as they fight in the name of freedom to do just that." pg....   [tags: government, freedom, patriotism] 599 words
(1.7 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Factors of the American Rebellion - After the French and Indian War, the relationship between the colonists and the British Parliament began to deteriorate. Many factors influenced the idea of patriotism and these factors eventually resulted in a rebellion by the colonists in 1775. The most important factor that eventually led to this rebellion was the Parliament taxing the colonists. The colonists were enraged by the fact that they were being taxed without being represented in the Parliament and were also furious of the fact that the taxes that were being enforced were not just....   [tags: french and indian war, patriotism] 871 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Air Force: The Military Force - My gate changed and I run across the airport to get to the new one in time. As I pass the gate next to mine, I see a man in uniform sitting by his family. I politely walk over, greet him, and shake his hand as I say “Thank you for serving our country.” He thanks me as his eyes tear up. Sitting on the plane later, I realize he must have been about to be deployed, and leave his family. When I see a person in military uniform, I make it a point to look them in the eye, and thank them as I shake their hand....   [tags: personal experience, patriotism] 551 words
(1.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Pledge of Allegiance - At the beginning of each day in many public and private schools around the country, students stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. In fact, 35 states have passed laws mandating that the Pledge be recited on a daily basis. This issue has been a source of controversy for years. On one side of the argument exists families and educators who believe in the citizenship and patriotism that reciting the Pledge brings (Chiodo, 2011). On the opposing side, families and educators argue the possible threat to an individual’s First Amendment freedoms....   [tags: American Politics, Patriotism] 1844 words
(5.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Biography of Mao Zedong - ... In the Mao-led Communist China, there was significant emphasis in the empowerment of women. Mao introduced gender equality in education, employment and wages. Women also attained the right to become property owners under Mao. In 1950 Mao Zedong banned the culture of arranged marriages and polygamy under the Marriage Law he introduced. Under Mao Zedong, divorce became legal in China for the first time. Maternity benefits were also introduced in 1951 and by the 1970s there was almost equal representation of females in the fields of healthcare, engineering and science....   [tags: leadership, china, patriotism, ] 1291 words
(3.7 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
What Does Nationalism Mean? - ... Even though member nations of the EU should co-exist peacefully, some problems may arise between them. For example, a struggle arose between Russia and Ukraine over the Crimea region in Ukraine. Russians violated the peace treaty that was signed. The issue was eventually resolved by issuing a referendum for separation of the Crimea from Ukraine. Problems may occur just like it happened in the Soviet Union. To elaborate on the idea of comparing and contrasting the Soviet Union with the EU, there comes certain parts of that should be taken into consideration....   [tags: loyalty, patriotism, politcal sovereignty] 1916 words
(5.5 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
Is Patriatism Morally Acceptable? - ... For George Kateb and Leo Tolstoy the answer is no. They consider that patriotism goes together with hatred of other countries and therefore brings about hostility and international tensions. Besides, Tolstoy argues that patriotism is stupid because it makes people claim that their country is the best of all, which is impossible. In the current context of globalization, with borders disappearing, cultures getting in touch with one another and supranational organizations increasing their power, one can also reject patriotism....   [tags: community, ethical, tolstoy] 890 words
(2.5 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
What the United States Has Come To - What does it mean to be an American. First of all you have to be loyal to your country. To treat people with respect and be trustworthy and honest. And to help make America a better place to live for everyone. Patriotism means to devote love, support, and defense of one's country. To be a patriot means to protect your country form a common enemy disloyalty. To be disloyal to your country is like lying to your parents, you know you will get caught eventually and be in much deeper water when you are found-out....   [tags: patriotism, not the land of opportunity any more] 517 words
(1.5 pages)
Good Essays [preview]


Your search returned over 400 essays for "Patriotism"
1  2  3  4  5    Next >>