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The Character of Kien in The Sorrow of War - Family life is very important to the Vietnamese people. Families had a great deal of respect for their ancestors, their present relatives, and the ones yet to come. In the Vietnamese family, sons respected their fathers. Everyone respected the dead and believed in the importance of a proper burial of the dead. The survival and honor of the family rested on these beliefs. Through the course of the war, Kien lost these values: his father was not properly respected, the dead were not appropriately buried, and were even forgotten....   [tags: The Sorrow of War Essays] 702 words
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Bao Ninh's Sorrow of War - Bao Ninh's Sorrow of War When we think of the Vietnam War, we think of all the hell and torture that American soldiers went through with little regard to the Vietnamese and the hardships they endured. Reading the Sorrow of War gave me a clear understanding of the Vietnamese people and the suffering that the war caused them. The Sorrow of War is unique and powerful in the sense that it is written by a Vietnam army veteran and gives the perspective of the war from a Vietnamese soldier. It is one of the few novels that has given the Vietnamese people a voice....   [tags: Vietnam War Ninh Sorrow War Essays] 1018 words
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Comparing O' Brien's The Things They Carried and Ninh's The Sorrow of War - Comparing O' Brien's The Things They Carried and Ninh's The Sorrow of War        Bao Ninh's The Sorrow of War is a contrapuntal reading to American literature on the Vietnam War. But rather than stand in stark contrast to Tim O' Brien's The Things They Carried, The Sorrow of War is strangely similar, yet different at the same time. From a post-colonialist standpoint, one must take in account both works to get an accurate image of the war. The Sorrow of War is an excellent counterpoint because it is truthful....   [tags: Things They Carried Sorrow War Essays]
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The Sorrow of War - It can be hard to fully comprehend the effects the Vietnam War had on not just the veterans, but the nation as a whole. The violent battles and acts of war became all too common during the long years of the conflict. The war warped the soldiers and civilians characters and desensitized their mentalities to the cruelty seen on the battlefield. Bao Ninh and Tim O’Brien, both veterans of the war, narrate their experiences of the war and use the loss of love as a metaphor for the detrimental effects of the years of fighting....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Bao Ninh] 1310 words
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The Sorrow of War - What is important to anyone curious is the thought that goes into the title of the book, or translation in this case: The Sorrow of War. It is short and effective, if a little plain, as it exposes the main theme of the book right away while inviting the reader to see how and why. It says what it says: war is bad. War will do nothing but take away everything one knows and loves. War shows the worthless sacrifices of the noble and the virtuous. War forcibly warps human beings into inhuman beasts capable of heinous deeds much like any serial killer....   [tags: The Understanding of Love] 950 words
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Vietnam War Themes in Books Wandering Souls and The Sorrow of War - Themes of a Soldier’s War The Vietnam War was hard for the country to handle, let alone a single soldier. Many soldiers dealt with different personal and physiological effects of this war. This war in Vietnam was different than any of the other wars. This war was unconventional, when we first entered it was more about the fight against the spread of communism then slowly changed over the years. Going into Vietnam was different in all senses from battle conditions, weather, and heavy jungle environment....   [tags: American History, Vietnam War]
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Theme of War in The Sorrow of Sarajevo by Goran Simic and Duke et Decroum by Wilfred Own - ... It also has short and simple sentences but therefor very effective. This specific structure is used to mirror. Each stanza in this poem focuses on different aspects of war equally as “Dulce et Decorum”. The first stanza concentrates on sorrow and horror. The second stanza describes the struggle between life and death in Sarajevo. The third stanza illustrates the death of innocence. The fourth stanza depicts the lasting trauma of the siege. Whilst on the other hand “Dulce et Decorum” is also composed of 4 stanzas and uses enjambment, but the sentences are longer and more detailed....   [tags: horror, mistake, poems, war] 950 words
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Songs Written During War Times - ... It was a hit when it was first published. The line “They made him blow a bugle for his Uncle Sam.” is pointing out the public enlisting for the army. “One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam.” said Martin Luther King Jr. The song “For What’s worth by Buffalo Springfield was widely used in the anti-war protests and represented what the society thought of war alongside the quote by Martin Luther King Jr. The song was released in January 9, 1967....   [tags: symbol, sorrow, desire, anger] 819 words
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Disorder and Early Sorrow - Thomas Mann, the author of “Disorder and Early Sorrow,” grew up in the late 19th Century and early 20th Century into the newly created Germany. Loathing school, Mann fails to graduate and must teach himself after realizing his mistake. Diligently, Mann prepares for a career in journalism by studying history, economics, and literature at a university. As the Great War arrives, his career stops abruptly but gets rekindled by his political short story “Reflections of an Unpolitical Man,” which purely focuses on the problem of being of German nationality after the war (Mann 1)....   [tags: Literature Review]
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Mark Atwood Lawrence´s The Vietnam War: A Concise International History - Mark Atwood Lawrence’s The Vietnam War: A Concise International History shows readers an international affair involving many nations and how the conflict progressed throughout its rather large existence. Lawrence starts his book in a time before America was involved in the war. It starts out with the French trying to colonize the nation of Vietnam. Soon the United States gets involved and struggles to get its point across in the jungles of Indo-China. Much of the book focuses on the American participation in helping South Vietnam vie for freedom to combine the country as a whole not under Communist rule....   [tags: affair, freedom, country, war] 1155 words
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Pain and Sorrow in the Works of Emily Dickinson - Introduction Almost unknown as a poet in her lifetime, Emily Dickinson is now considered as one of the most mysterious and original American poets of 19th century for her innovation in rhythmic meters and creative use of metaphors. Her poems were rarely published in Russia because most of them had religious content (to express religious feelings was restricted in Russia for almost a century). However, some poems that I read impressed me at the first glance. Dickinson’s poems spoke powerfully to me about meaningful events in living....   [tags: Emily Dickinson Poetry]
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The Vietnam War Controversies - ... People seem to have given up at this point in the war, choosing to back down and allow Communism free reign in such a country as Vietnam. But I tell you this, if it does not end here, then where will it end. Europe. Heaven forbid it spreads all the way to America and we have a Communist threat there again. America has faught too hard for this to become a defeat. How can we stand around and allow Communism to gain an even greater hold in the world. It is all happening much to fast. Please do not become overwhelmed I beg of you all....   [tags: televised war, economy] 678 words
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Destruction of Man by War - ... Getting injured in war has taken away something as simple as walking on one’s own for a short time being. War destroys a man physically by taking away the ability to accomplish simple tasks and support others, but this is just a minuscule way war destroys an individual. Secondly, war destroys ones intellectual desire. While on the war front one does not have the required materials, neither the mental stability to use the brain in ways one had beforehand. When Paul Baumer returns to his home while on leave he “wants to feel the same powerful, nameless urge” that he used to feel when he turned to his books (Remarque 171)....   [tags: world war i, death, soldier]
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The Sorrow of the Trail of Tears - ... It is estimated that, “By the end of the 1830's, the Southeast Indians had lost sixty to ninety percent of the estimated 150,000 of the original Indian population...”, before the relocation (“The Five Tribes”). The Cherokee Indians, by far, suffered and lost the most. A small group of Cherokee, thought it better to avoid being forced off their land by the military, and relocated to Oklahoma fared mostly well. However, the large remainder of the tribe, opposed leaving, and thus the Georgia militia confronted this group and practiced a scorched earth policy....   [tags: ethics, racism, oppression, tribes] 1526 words
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Incidents upon Salisbury Plain Poem - The poem Incidents upon Salisbury Plain (otherwise known as Guilt and Sorrow) is a prime example of Wordsworth’s political visions of revolution for social equality, being weaved into his poetry. In the poem, Wordsworth writes of a society wrought with war and the misery experienced by a vagrant woman and wandering soldier. The poem captures a sense of despair, loneliness and disillusionment - no doubt a poetic representation of how it felt to live in a time of civil unrest. It could be said that the wanderer is comparable to the lower class, displaced without care, constantly searching for a sense of belonging....   [tags: guilt and sorrow, revolution, wordsworth] 1458 words
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A Disengaged Connection in Luigi Pirandello´s War - It is important to understand how different situations in life cause a variety of emotions that affect people in many ways. Quite often, the most influential situation in one’s life is one so catastrophic and life-changing. Because people typically are not to fond of change, they are stuck in the denial of their reality until they are forced to come to terms with it. In War, a short story by Luigi Pirandello, a group of people are forced to hear one another’s stories of their hardships derived from the war....   [tags: change, hardship, war, tone] 531 words
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Tolstoy's War and Peace - Tolstoy's War and Peace Summary War and Peace tells the story of the Rostovs, an upper-class family in Russia, and several people associated with them. It follows the characters through fifteen years during the Napoleonic Wars, from 1805 to 1820. It gives a fictional description of the events in the life of the Rostov family as well as some of the historical events of the time. Analysis Tolstoy is regarded by some as the greatest writer about war (Bayley 16). He includes details in the military scenes of War and Peace....   [tags: Tolstoy War Peace Essays]
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A Small, Good Thing A Short Story by Raymound Carver - Ingrained within the American identity is a restless spirit that is never content to be defined by the same terms for too long. Yet the things Americans value remain the same, evidenced by the titles they strive so hard to attain—husband, wife, mother, father. These titles represent who Americans are as much as what they are. They are the roles that give Americans purpose and meaning. The defining aspect of Raymond Carver's short story, “A Small, Good Thing,” is the fact that its characters are undeniably American....   [tags: blue-collar american, sorrow, mind set]
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Critical Circumstances of the Vietnam War - ... As the story unfolds, Kien recalls his position as a platoon commander responsible for collecting corpses, but then turns in for the night on a hammock on a transport truck very close to the edges of The Jungle of Screaming Souls. Being a survivor of many gruesome battles within this jungle, Kien suddenly begins to suffer from vivid flashbacks of his time fighting. He also recalls the desperation of him and his comrades, who would consume hallucinogenic concoctions to numb the horror and inhumanity of the warring situation....   [tags: communism, china, russia] 1600 words
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First World War Poets - First World War Poets The First World War poets were able to affect the emotions of their readers. Choose two or more poems that have affected you in some way, and analyse how the poets have achieved this affect. The subject of war is a delicate one to write about. However, Wilfred Owen expertly describes the horrors of conflict to his readers in a way few are able to. He conveys images and uses language in ways that can move the reader. In this essay I will look at two of his poems, written during and after the war, and aim to discuss the methods Owen uses in order to successfully influence the readers’ emotions....   [tags: World War One Poets Poetry Poems Essays] 2103 words
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War Changes Throughout Time - ... He was thought he was totally prepared for anything that could happen, then he saw his first battle and heard his first stories of battle. This made him very uneasy. When he saw the first people being killed, some his friends, he thought it best to just give up and leave. Especially when he saw the corpse in the forest after he had ran away from the front line. But as time went on he saw men dying right in his arms and he felt nothing. Paul on the other hand was not so dramatic with leaving the war....   [tags: world history, fighting, allies, death] 713 words
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War Wrecked their Life - ... “…In effect, they saved each other” (Page 165). War ended, finishing the veiling as Athos and Jakob moved to Toronto, Canada and later Jakob decided to get married and dedicate himself to poetry and translating. The “shadow” of Jakob’s tragedy when he was little is somewhat “Covered” by the love of Alex, his first married women, notwithstanding, the actual fact that Jakob failed to apprehend what actually happened to Bella had left a terrible scar in his heart. He was always hurting from knowing whether or not if she was alive....   [tags: Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels] 1084 words
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The Views of Rupert Brooke and Wilfred Owen on War - The Views of Rupert Brooke and Wil My selected poems are 'The Soldier' by Rupert Brooke and 'Dulce et Decorum est' by Wilfred Owen. Both war poems but conveying their different feelings and presenting their views of war in radically different ways. The poets have polarized views of war with Rupert Brooke writing his poem in a romanticized and patriotic way referring to the possibility of death as a noble cause, for England the land that gave him life. This is at odds to how Wilfred Owen views the reality and horror of war....   [tags: Poets War Poetry The Soldier Essays] 2361 words
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How War was Portrayed in Beowulf - How War was Portrayed in Beowulf The anonymous author of Beowulf can easily be construed as either arguing for or against war in its basic form. However, on a deeper level, the author is giving a profound and perhaps comforting view of war during this time period. The author we know has a great respect for wyrd or fate. We know that the outcome of any engagement of war is already pre-ordained by the Almighty so how could one argue for or against war when the general consensus was that there was really nothing to be done about it....   [tags: Epic of Beowulf Essays] 679 words
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War and Death in Soldier Written by Rupert Brooke - ... Which shows that even after 100 years, Owens poems are still just as relevant. Personifying the guns as monstrous and angry portrays them important and the slaughters, more important than human life, as humans die like cattle. The guns are further described with alliteration and onomatopoeia, with the repeated use of the letter “r” in the line “Only stuttering rifles rapid rattle” which sounds like a gun firing, and also the words “stuttering, rattle and patter” as the double “t” intimidates the sound of the guns....   [tags: good, bad, waste, honorable] 1187 words
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Music of The Civil War - The War Between the States was complex. If you wish to understand the events, you should refer to a textbook. Music of the time, however, helps us delve into people’s thoughts and opinions on the war, slavery, and many other important issues in our country’s history. Prior to the civil war, American music followed its European roots. During the civil war, American music began to develop in its own way, largely influenced by the music of the African-Americans. The war produced many well-known songs....   [tags: essays research papers] 737 words
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War in The Killer Angels - War in The Killer Angels Fabulous insight into the military mind, the minds of men, the minds of people dedicated to a cause greater than themselves. Michael Shaara gives us a dozen characters worth caring about from both armies, and then plunges them into one of the most terrible things in America's history the "Battle of Gettysburg" The book is a great depiction on the American Civil War. The book is repulsing, the massive slaughter of "Americans by Americans" over human slavery....   [tags: Papers] 522 words
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different sides of war - Whether war is our only option to resolving problems in the world or not, there are many reasons why war is equally futile and heroic. All through history, men have been making amends and settling issues through acts of war. This is especially shown true in a book titled The Iliad. Throughout the epic, men of supernatural strength and intelligence prove themselves by battling their enemies. The victors of these battles were thought of as both heroic and brave. On the other hand the casualties of these wars have proven that war really was futile....   [tags: essays research papers] 540 words
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War and Hardship: Themes in Peloponnesian War byThucydides - ... In contrast, the Spartans were forced to die for their city. Pericles emphasizes Sparta’s political and cultural backwardness so that his Athenian audience would realize the importance of winning the war. Pericles claimed that it was Athens’s responsibility to be a model for the rest of Greece, including Sparta; he declared Athens to be “an education to Greece” (180). In essence, Pericles used the backwardness of Sparta and the magnificence of Athens to justify the war in his speech to boost the morale of his people (the Athenians) and build up their will to fight....   [tags: Athens, Democracy, History] 1296 words
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World War I and World War II - World War I and World II are basically the same, right. Well, one can also say they have nothing in common. The comparison of the two wars is conceivable, but it is thought-provoking because they are such widespread notions. This concept applies to Araby, written by James Joyce during WWI, and The Flash, written by Italo Calvino during WWII. In Araby, the protagonist falls in love with a girl, but love deceives him. In his moment of epiphany, “[g]azing up into the darkness [he] saw [himself] as a creature driven and derided by vanity; and [his] eyes burned with anguish and anger” (Joyce 1)....   [tags: Comparative] 778 words
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Walt Whitman and the Civil War - Walt Whitman is a famous poet in American history and the founder of free style of writing poem. He was well-known with his work of Leaves of Grass and Drum-Taps. Walt Whitman was inspired to write poems about Civil War and changed his style of writing after experiencing the horrible result of the war. Walt Whitman was born in West Hills, Long Island, on May 31, 1819. He is the second son of eight siblings in the family. In his early life, Whitman received a formal education until age of 11 because he needed to help his father to support the big family....   [tags: american history, poet, drum-taps]
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What is the War on Terrorism - What is the “war on terrorism?” A lot of people have different views on it but my perspective is that it is a series of tragedies led by a group of individuals or a single person that hates everything America stands for. These accounts of terror can include bombing, shooting, or even just injuring innocent people. Even though America is only 238 years old, it has been through so much terror such as having ten wars, so many natural disasters, shootings, and Islamic extremists attacking America such as the nine eleven attack, the Benghazi scandal, and the Boston bombing....   [tags: 9-11, Boston bombings, Al Qaeda]
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What´s the War on Terror? - What is the “war on terrorism?” A lot of people have different views on it but my perspective is that it is a series of tragedies led by a group of individuals or a single person that hates everything America stands for. These accounts of terror can include bombing, shooting, or even just injuring innocent people. Even though America is only 238 years old, it has been through so much terror such as having ten wars, so many natural disasters, shootings, and Islamic extremists attacking America such as the nine eleven attack, the Benghazi scandal, and the Boston bombing....   [tags: islamic terrorists, bombings, shootings] 1095 words
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Feelings of Grief and Sorrow - ... Any event that distinguishes their child’s development from that of a healthy individual has the risk of triggering a chronic sorrow episode. These events tend to be major life milestones such as learning to walk, to write, speech development, driving a car, graduating high school, etc. Parents of highly dependent children can feel chronic sorrow more intensely and with higher frequency due to the draining demands of being a primary caregiver, possibly for the rest of their child’s life into adulthood....   [tags: chronic sorrow, grief] 592 words
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The U.S.- Mexican War - The United States has always has been an oppressor of its neighboring countries, making any and all populations that stand in the way of what it wants an enemy. The U.S.-Mexican War was a violent and shattering event for Mexican citizens that lasted from 1846-1848. It drastically altered the course of Mexican and American history for years to come. Once the debilitating battle ended, the United States emerged a world power having acquired more than 500,000 square miles of valuable territory and Mexico spent years recovering from the loss of land and Mexican citizens....   [tags: U.S. History ]
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Horror of War Exposed in Dulce et Decorum Est - Horror of War Exposed in Dulce et Decorum Est We have all heard war stories that seemed exciting and adventurous. Some stories are of men who gladly laid down their lives in the glory of battle and would do so again if given the chance. These stories tickle our sentiment and ease the pain of real war, but they do little to help us understand war's brutality. In his poem "Dulce et Decorum Est," Wilfred Owen does not attempt to pull the blood stained wool over our eyes. Instead of a novel quip, Owen gives us a look into the real horror of war....   [tags: Dulce et Decorum Est Essays]
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Tim O'Brien's Captivating and Life-Changing Story The Things They Carried - ... “As first lieutenant and platoon leader, Jimmy Cross carried a compass, maps, code books, binoculars, and a .45 caliber pistol that weighted 2.9 pounds fully loaded” (O'Brien, 1990). He received a pebble from Martha that he carried for luck. We are given different weights of each of the items, but the heaviest burden was his guilt from Ted Lavender getting killed. The burden got so heavy that he had to unload the weight of his dreams of Martha. He burned the letters and photographs. Henry Dobbins was the machine gunner and carried the M-60 along with the ammunition....   [tags: vietnam war, soldiers, battlefield]
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A Hero, President Abraham Lincoln - ...   Abraham Lincoln runs for presidency in the 1860’s it is thought he was chosen since he did not have extreme views on slavery in a sense he rarely talked about slaves during his campaigning.During the days of election “Me and my wife were at a friends house drinking tea when a young man comes barging through the door saying Mr.Lincoln did you her the news you one the elections i am shocked that i have one the elections and coming from a poor family and my wife did not belive i would be elected nor did I then am filled with joy”.The News spreads like wild fire that the underdog wins the elections and the South is infuriated they create rally and governors from the south come together and...   [tags: civil war, slaves, freedom] 677 words
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The Chocolate War - The Chocolate War Many people often meet different characters in literature and in life that they admire or despise. They conclude if those characters are good or evil and at the same time they reflect on the choices and responsibilities that those characters have. From The Chocolate War I admire Roland Goubert or The Goober based on his actions. I despise Archie Costello (The Assigner of The Vigils) because of the choices that he made and also because of his actions. I admire Roland Goubert (The Goober) the most of all the characters within this book because he is honest, loving, and a loyal friend to Jerry....   [tags: Essays Papers] 881 words
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The Trauma of War Conveyed in Ninh's Short Story, A Marker on the Side of the Boat and the Film, Barbed Wire and Mandolins - War is cruel. The Vietnam War, which lasted for 21 years from 1954 to 1975, was a horrific and tragic event in human history. The Second World War was as frightening and tragic even though it lasted for only 6 years from 1939 to 1945 comparing with the longer-lasting war in Vietnam. During both wars, thousands of millions of soldiers and civilians had been killed. Especially during the Second World War, numerous innocent people were sent into concentration camps, or some places as internment camps for no specific reasons told....   [tags: Film Analysis, Movies] 1810 words
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Destruction of a Great City in The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells - ... Conflicts have risen between nations yet no one seems to understand what breeds the conflict. While destruction may be the end, deception is its mean. War must be the last resort for any country. The hostilities present in the battle cannot be compared to anything. The chance of getting killed looms in the mind of every soldier. War has shadowed the whole of human history. The availability of powerful weapons has scaled up the casualties derived from armed conflicts. By manufacturing and improving countless weapons, people ensured that armed conflicts in the future would be far deadlier....   [tags: power, invaders, marcians] 586 words
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Why the South Fought the War - D. W. Griffith's film "Birth of a Nation" shows that the South fought the war not only to protect slavery, but also to preserve a whole culture, a way of life. Their wealth and identity belonged to the land they lived on. Southerners fought to protect sovereignty, pride, identity, and their decision to secede which was under attack by a despot - President Lincoln. Few of the southerners could give up their culture without a fight. "Birth of a Nation" tells the story of the Civil. One of its main missions is to portray the true southern way of life....   [tags: American History] 339 words
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All Quiet on the Western Front: Youth at War - All Quiet on the Western Front: The Youth at War Lost: unable to find one’s way; gone, no longer in existence; confused; destroyed; lacking morals, or spiritual hope; forlorn.(Encarta Dictionary) The word lost takes on a whole new, three-dimensional meaning when used to describe a generation of young soldiers in Erich Maria Remarque’s novel, All Quiet on the Western Front. This fictional account of the First World War traces its effects on the protagonist, Paul Baumer, and his German comrades....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Erich Maria Remarque] 1925 words
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Consequences of War in the Short Story, The Fly by Katherine Mansfield - ... Woodifield. An office that has just been refurbished which he is very proud of. Only one thing is different this time. After the two friends share a whiskey, Mr. Woodifield recollects something that he wanted to tell the boss. While Mr. Woodifield daughters were on a visit to their brother’s graveyard, they spotted the boss, son’s graveyard nearby. The boss ignores the rest of his story and quickly shows him the way out. The boss is clearly upset. The war had taken away his son. Six years ago....   [tags: boss, son, death] 628 words
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War is Kind by Stephanie Peace and Wilfred Owen’s Anthem for Doomed Youth - War is Kind by Stephanie Peace and Wilfred Owen’s Anthem for Doomed Youth War and peace, another saga in the on going battle of good versus evil. Ironically though, war (evil) is created in the process of pursuing peace (good.) The world today believes that peace is freedom, the right to live, and a harmony between all. Certain places or people do not agree with this though, so the “good” must go in and conquer the “evil” in order to create peace. Where as Claude McKay would agree with me that war serves to create peace, Wilfred Owen would more than likely say that war does nothing but bring death....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 927 words
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War and Lust of Power in Macbeth by William Shakespeare - Considered one of the darkest and most influential of the tragedies, William Shakespeare’s Macbeth tells of the effects one suffers due to war and the lust for power. Macbeth himself is led to believe that he deserving and destined to become the king of Scotland, and allows his thoughts and actions to become corrupted due to his ambition. While Macbeth loses himself in his conspiracies to murder his king and his friends, the character of Macduff shows true strength and honor throughout the play....   [tags: murder, tragic, lust, power]
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US-MEXICAN WAR - The U.S.-Mexican War was a violent and shattering event for Mexican citizens that lasted from 1846-1848 in what is now the state of Texas. It drastically altered the course of Mexican and American history for years to come. It occurred because of the unsettled disputes about the borders of newly annexed Texas. Once the debilitating battle ended, the United States emerged a world power having acquired more than 500,000 square miles of valuable territory. There are many potentially feasible explanations on the cause of the war; including, fault laying with American slaveholders for conquest of Mexico, the war as an American plot and responsibility lying with President Polk of the United States...   [tags: U.S. History ]
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