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The Battle of Greenbrier River - ... The Union attacked about eight o’clock in the morning and forced back the picket lines, driving them back with rifle fire. The Confederates were so out gunned that they were getting one shot in for every four Union shots. General Reynolds decided to test the left flank first and he sent men to that side. What he met there sent his advancing lines scrambling backward, away from the bombardment of artillery and ammunition. During the battle a yellow flag meant field hospital and the flag showed were it was....   [tags: battle of Camp Bartow, American Civil War]
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Air Campaign Waged by Germany in The Battle of Britain - ... Dowding decided to take a conservative and preventative approach to the conflict. Dowding also acknowledged that he was fighting a defensive war which made it easier for his men to return to the front line opposed to a German soldier who would captured and imprisoned. Fighting on friendly territory made the entire battle much easier for the RAF. Dowding was consistently trying to improve his command and create a powerful Air Force which he eventually did by creating what became known as the Dowding System....   [tags: hitler, defense, battle] 2582 words
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The Struggle for Equality and Identity in Ralph Ellison's Battle Royal - Ralph Ellison’s short story, Battle Royal, is mainly a description of the African American struggle for equality and identity. The narrator of the story is an above average youth of the African American community [Goldstein-Shirlet, 1999]. He is given an opportunity to give a speech to some of the more prestigious white individuals. His expectations of being received in a positive and normal environment are drastically dashed when he is faced with the severity of the process he must deal with in order to accomplish his task....   [tags: Battle Royal Essays]
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The Tone and Style of Ralph Ellison's Battle Royal - A short analysis of the major theme found in Ellison’s Battle Royal, supported by a literary criticism dealing with the tone and style of the story. Introduction: Ralph Ellison’s short story, Battle Royal, is mainly an account of the African American struggle for equality and identity. The narrator of the story is an above average youth of the African American community [Goldstein-Shirlet, 1999]. He is given an opportunity to give a speech to some of the more prestigious white individuals. His expectations of being received in a positive and normal environment are drastically dashed when he is faced with the severity of the process he must deal with in order to accomplish his task....   [tags: Battle Royal Essays]
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The Point of View of Battle Royal by Ralph Ellison - The point of view in Ralph Ellison’s “Battle Royal” comes strictly from his trials and tribulations that he has overcome as a young black writer that began before the nineteen Fifties. Ralph Ellison was a black writer who was born on March 1, 1914 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma only seven years after it had actually became a state. After completing the lengthy research of this man and his works I found that Ellison once had considered becoming a classical music composer after getting the idea from a nineteenth century opera composer named Richard Wagner....   [tags: Battle Royal Essays]
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The Fight For Equality in Ralph Ellison's Battle Royal - Merriam-Webster defines battle royal as “a fight participated in by more than two combatants; especially: one in which the last man in the ring or on his feet is declared the winner.” In Ralph Ellison’s short story, “Battle Royal”, the theme most prevalent throughout the narrative is, “The Fight for Equality in a White, Male-Driven Society.” The author’s use of symbolism in the narrative supports this idea. Such things as the grandfather’s curse, the stripper and her tattoo, the battle itself, the speech afterwards, and the dream that the narrator had at the end of the tale are all symbolic examples....   [tags: Battle Royal Essays]
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Battle Analysis of the Battle of Little Bighorn - ... The Native American’s infrastructure allowed every man to act on their own during the attack and they fought in close quarters with no command and control. For the 7th Cavalry, battle control of the troops was accomplished by written messages. A prime example was when Custer had to send a note back to Benteen for reinforcement (Fox, 1997). Physical Environment. The physical environment contained a large river that was hard to cross and several hills and ridges. The weather was warm and the conditions were fair on the day of the battle....   [tags: General Custer, controversial battles]
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Descriptions of Battle in ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’ and ‘The Destruction of Sennacherib’ - In this essay I am going to compare and contrast the differences between ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’ and ‘The Destruction of Sennacherib’. ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’ is written by Poet Lauriat Lord Tennyson and ‘The Destruction of Sennacherib’ is written by Lord Byron. They both contain different poetic techniques and write about a battle in completely different ways. The historical context behind ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’ is that it is a battle in October 1854, which was a disastrous charge of British cavalry led by Lord Cardigan against Russian forces during the Battle of Balaclava in the Crimean War, Tennyson wrote the poem pointing out the courageous and the tragic....   [tags: battle, Charge of the Light Brigade, Destruction ] 1423 words
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The African American Struggle for Equality and Identity in Ralph Ellison's Battle Royal - Ralph Ellison’s short story, Battle Royal, is mainly a description of the African American struggle for equality and identity. The narrator of the story is an above average youth of the African American community [Goldstein-Shirlet, 1999]. He is given an opportunity to give a speech to some of the more impressive white individuals. His expectations of being received in a positive and normal environment are significantly smashed when he is faced with the cruelty of the process he must deal with in order to achieve his task....   [tags: Battle Royal Essays]
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Battle of the Bulge - The Battle of the Bulge was one of the most important battles in the European Theater during the Second World War. It was also “The largest and bloodiest battle in American History”(4). The Battle of the Bulge was fought from December 16th 1944 to January 25th 1945 (4). The battle occurred in the Ardennes forest which is located in 4 countries, Luxembourg, Germany, France and Belgium. The Ardennes forest is heavily populated by trees and supposedly incapable of allowing tanks to travel through it....   [tags: WWII bloody battles]
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The Battle of the Bulge - The Battle of the Bulge The post D-Day Allied assault that swept through France was halted by Hitler’s unexpected counter-attack through the Ardennes, resulting in a confrontation named the Battle of the Bulge. The Allied battle front in the autumn of 1944 made an end to the war by Christmas look likely. They had liberated most of France in a matter of months, and were now marching towards the Ruhr River, which was the gateway to the heartland of Germany. However, the Allies had moved so far so fast that their supply lines had not caught up with them....   [tags: Battle Bulge War History Historical Essays] 1838 words
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The Battle of Midway - ... This was a significant portion of the Japanese fleet and resources. Yamamoto still possessed a superior force, although, it was spread across the Pacific and left only 22 ships to attack Midway, including four carriers. If Midway was the prize possession for Japan, the Japanese should have brought more forces or kept the fleet at Midway in mutually supporting roles. Yamamoto’s assessment for forces at Midway was based on scanty intelligence and misinformation after the battle at Coral Sea where the Japanese believed the Yorktown to be sunk....   [tags: World War II battles]
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Reinforcement of Traditional Japanese Norms in Takami’s Battle Royale - In 1999, Koushun Takami generated one of Japan’s largest controversies surrounding literature and film with the release of his novel, Battle Royale, which was made into a movie only one year later. Both the novel and the film, which detail the lives of a fictional group of young students forced to kill each other in a program designed by the government until only one remains standing, evoked a torrent of objection from Japanese critics who felt that the plot would inspire schoolchildren to imitate the violent acts depicted by Takami (Arai 367)....   [tags: Battle Royal Essays]
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The Structure within the Battle of Windhover - The Structure within the Battle of Windhover   The images throughout the "Windhover" recognize the battle Jesus Christ fought while He walked the earth. The battle involved Jesus fighting for humankind’s eternal salvation and the establishment of the kingdom of God on earth. Gerard Manley Hopkins, author of the poem, reinforces this imagery of the battle along with undercutting the imagery to add more confusion and mystery to this already complex poem. Through stressed words at the beginning of the line, highlighting a particular significance with two and even three continuous stresses, to containing seven stresses in one line, Hopkins bluntly emphasizes pivotal words and lines in the po...   [tags: Battle of Windhover Essays] 1337 words
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Battle Of The Bulge - The Battle of the Bulge            The battle of the bulge was Hitler's last chance to win the war or at least make the allies go for a treaty. He did this because his forces were being pushed back into Germany and soon they would run out of supplies and other resources for war. Hitler thought of this bold plan when he recalled how a German hero Frederick the great was facing defeat, Frederick went on a offensive attack at his foe who had superior numbers but the bold moved worked and Hitler thought he could do the same thing....   [tags: German History War Hitler Battle Essays]
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Battle Royal, by Ralph Ellison - Ellison’s Powerful Battle Royal      I felt a wave of irrational guilt and fear. My teeth chattered, my skin turned to goose flesh, my knees knocked. Yet I was strongly attracted and looked in spite of myself. Had the price of looking been blindness, I would have looked. (Ellison 939)   These insightful words written by Ralph Ellison in the powerful short story "Battle Royal," which later became the first chapter in the critically acclaimed novel Invisible Man, convey the repressed desires of the maligned African American spirit, in an age of oppression ruled by ignorance and fear....   [tags: Battle Royal Essays]
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Battle Royal, by Ralph Ellison - Battle royal is a story reflecting the post civil war era. With so many privileges and opportunities for Blacks, the future seemed promising but the "Black Codes" limited all of the so called opportunities presented to blacks. It was worst enough to have these "Black Codes" implemented in the southern states, but there were also groups such as the Ku Klux Klan, which enforced the "Black Codes" and were bent on oppressing the blacks. The story seems to be set in the late 1800's. This was a time when blacks wanted to be treated equally but were too scared to speak out because their family's welfare might be at risk if they did....   [tags: Battle Royal Essays] 780 words
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Battle Royal, by Ralph Ellison - Blind Is as Invisible Does, A man dealing with his perceptions of himself based on the perceptions of the society around him in Ralph Ellison's "Battle Royal" "Battle Royal", an excerpt from Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, is far more than a commentary on the racial issues faced in society at that time. It is an example of African-American literature that addresses not only the social impacts of racism, but the psychological components as well. The narrator (IM) is thrust from living according to the perceptions of who he believes himself to be to trying to survive in a realm where he isn't supposed to exist, much less thrive....   [tags: Battle Royal Essays] 2168 words
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Battle Royal, by Ralph Ellison - Battle Royal A Mockery on Conformity in ?Battle Royal. In contemporary America, the blacks have searched for companionship, success, and freedom, both physical and mental. Even after several years of [the] abolition of slavery, the blacks were not able to see [a white=whites] eye-to-eye. They were still [a puppet=puppets] for the white men?s show. During this era, several blacks tried to achieve success and bring themselves up to the level of whites by conforming to their direct or indirect, reasonable or unreasonable, and degrading or respectful commands....   [tags: Battle Royal Essays]
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Battle Royal, by Ralph Ellison - In the 1940‘s racial segregation gripped southern American life. The notion of separating blacks from whites created immense tension. Separate water fountains, bathrooms, restaurants, etc. were variables that helped keep races apart. “Jim Crow” laws in the south were intended to prevent blacks from voting. These laws, combined with the segregated educational system, instilled the sense that blacks were “separate” but not equal (174). Many people of color weren‘t able to survive through this time period because of the actions of whites....   [tags: Battle Royal Essays]
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Battle Royal, by Ralph Ellison - Battle Royale In “Battle Royal,” Ellison uses details of setting to create the mood of horror and repulsion. The horror begins when the narrator listens to a conversation between his father and grandfather, as his grandfather lay on his death bed. “Son, after I’m gone I want you to keep up the good fight. I never told you, but our life is a war and I have been a traitor all my born days, a spy in the enemy’s country ever since I give up my gun back in the Reconstruction. Live with your head in the lion’s mouth....   [tags: Battle Royal Essays] 889 words
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Battle Royal, by Ralph Ellison - In Battle Royal, Ellison shows us various things to bring our attention to the pain the minority group suffered. In doing this Ellison shows us relationships between the torment they felt to our feelings for them. When the boys enter the boxing ring, they are shown off like animals. The woman dancing represents the sick pleasure derived from the boys' torture. Ellison shows us a picture of the human mind, in seeing something to lust after then watching young men being beaten nearly to death as a form of entertainment....   [tags: Battle Royal Essays] 508 words
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Lloyd George's Two Descriptions of the Battle of Sommee - These two sources are different because they are opposite opinions which are referring to the Battle of the Somme but they are written by the same person which was Lloyd George. The two sources however were very different from each other. Source I was written by Lloyd George on the 21st of September 1916 when he visited the battlefield with Sir Douglas Haig. It says that Lloyd George was the secretary for the War at this time of the Somme he was the war leader from 1906-1916. Source J is very negative about the Battle of the Somme when compared to Source I....   [tags: Battle of Sommee, Lloyd George, United Kingdom] 649 words
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Battle Royal, by Ralph Ellison - Triumphing Over Challenges The story “Battle Royal”, by Ralph Ellison is about a young black man who has to overcome racial inequalities. The story opens with his grandfather dying words and leaving the family with words that stick with the main character for life. The main character, whose name in not mentioned, is very intelligent and because of this the prominent white businessmen ask him to give a speech at a hotel. Upon his arrival, the white men put him through many humiliating acts for their enjoyment....   [tags: Battle Royal Essays] 731 words
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Battle Royal, by Ralph Ellison - Battle Royal Battle Royal is a short story that was taken from the book “The Invisible Man”; within it is a story of racism, segregation, and being an African American male trying to succeed in a world that is considered to be a “white world”. In this paper I will give examples of the different aspects of racism that is shown within the story, and discuss the different images that the authors uses to represent his theme. At the beginning of the story a young boy speaks with a dying grandfather who feels that he has betrayed his black heritage by becoming a trader, a spy for the white race....   [tags: Battle Royal Essays] 539 words
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Battle Royal, by Ralph Ellison - "Battle Royal" is a story about a black boy that is psychologically wakened when he overhears what his grandfather says at his deathbed to his father. This boy, before he realizes who he really is, and his social standing in the society that he lives, is searching to find himself. However this search is filled with many obstacles, because he lives in a time when people of his status are conditioned to act, talk, and behave in a certain way. Our hero's journey toward the light (truth) is started a long time ago....   [tags: Battle Royal Essays] 1359 words
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Battle Royal, by Ralph Ellison - &quot;Battle Royal&quot; &quot;Battle Royal,&quot; by Ralph Ellison was a very difficult piece of literature for me to understand. As a little background information, Ellison was very much into music (228). He was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on March 1, 1914 (221). Different themes are presented throughout this short story, which reflect different views that Ellison had at the time that he wrote this essay. One boy is invited to speak at local men’s club where he will deliver his graduation speech....   [tags: Battle Royal Essays] 1200 words
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Battle Royal, by Ralph Ellison - "Battle Royal" is the story I chose to write about and it is written by Ralph Ellison. The reason that I chose this story is because the way the author uses symbolism. The author tries to show through symbolism that there is a different meaning than what the story says. In the beginning, the story seems to be about one black boy's struggle to get ahead in a white society. He tries' to accomplish this goal by living to his grandfathers dying words. His grand father told him to "live with your head in the lion's mouth, I want you to overcome ‘em with yes, undermine ‘em with grins, agree ‘em to death and destruction, let ‘em swoller you till they vomit or bust wide open." W...   [tags: Battle Royal Essays] 920 words
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Huck's Battle with Conscience in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - The battle between what is right and what is wrong has proven to be a heavy subject from all aspects of history, but in some cases the conflict at hand may be internal. In Mark Twain’s 1884 novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn the title character yearns for answers about his own morals and principles. This coming of age novel follows the tale of a young boy, Huck, and a runaway slave, Jim. Mark Twain wrote this book as a direct sequel to his action packed and fun loving bestseller The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, written in 1876....   [tags: Mark Twain, battle between right & wrong]
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The Great American Victory Described in Robert Remini's The Battle of New Orleans -   Robert Remini tells the readers in “The Battle of New Orleans” that he wishes to educate his audience of the hard-hitting times our soldiers endured in this remarkable battle that made America the strong and independent country it is today. It is important to Remini to depict the heroic feats of Andrew Jackson “who became a symbol of what was best in American society” (Remini xi) because of his great leadership and determined heart. The Battle of New Orleans was a great victory for America, during the War of 1812....   [tags: The Battle of New Orleans, american history] 959 words
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Ralph Ellison's Battle Royal - The native Africans' heritage and way of life were forever altered by the white slave drivers who took them into captivity in the 18th century. Along with their freedom, slaves were also robbed of their culture and consequently their identities. They became property instead of people, leaving them at the hands of merciless slave owners. Their quest to reclaim their stolen identities was a long and difficult struggle, especially in the years following the Civil War and the subsequent release of their people from bondage....   [tags: Battle Royal Essays]
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Ralph Ellison's Battle Royal - Ralph Ellison's Battle Royal "Battle Royal", a short story by Ralph Ellison, written in 1952. It is a story about a young black man, who has recently graduated high school. He lives in the south and is invited to give a speech at a gathering of the towns leading white citizens. Where he was told to take part in a battle royal, with nine other black men. After the fight and the speech he was awarded with a calfskin brief case and a scholarship to the state college for Negros. On his grandfather's deathbed, his grandfather told his father to "keep up the good fight"....   [tags: Battle Royal Essays] 1262 words
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John Steinbeck's In Dubious Battle - John Steinbeck's "In Dubious Battle" Summary This story opens with the main character named Jim Nolan leaving behind his former life and going to meet Harry Nilson, a leader of the "Party." Jim had a father killed in a riot, a mother who died, and a sister that was missing. He wants to join the "Party" because he wants to do something that will give his life meaning. He is accepted, and is introduced to other members of the party. The next day, Jim accompanies Mac McLeod to Torgas Valley to help workers organize a strike against the orchard owners in the valley....   [tags: Dubious Battle John Steinbeck Essays] 1592 words
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Symbolism in Battle Royal, by Ralph Ellison - Ralph Ellison’s short story, &quot;Battle Royal&quot;, is symbolic in many different ways. In one way it is symbolic of the African Americans’ struggle for equality throughout our nation’s history. The various hardships that the narrator must endure, in his quest to deliver his speech, are representative of the many hardships that the blacks went through in their fight for equality. &#9;The narrator in Ellison’s short story suffers much. He is considered to be one of the brighter youths in his black community....   [tags: Battle Royal Essays] 808 words
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Racism in Battle Royal by Ralph Ellison - Everyday, racism is perceived as one of the most negative aspects of society. When people think of racism, they obviously see hatred, evil , and ignorance. It has been a part of world culture since recorded history and , no doubt , before that. When one thinks of racism in the United States, invariably , though not only , the struggle of the African-American is singled out. That is the main issue Ellison so powerfully addresses in his short story "Battle Royal". In it the author allows us to see the world through the eyes of a young black boy who is struggling to succeed in a predominantly white society....   [tags: Battle Royal Essays]
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John Steinbeck's Novel, In Dubious Battle - John Steinbeck's Novel, In Dubious Battle We are lucky to have many talented writers who have successfully taught US history through their outstanding pieces of literature. One writer of this kind is John Steinbeck in the novel In Dubious Battle. It takes place in the 1930’s when Franklin Deleanor Roosevelt was President. The story is set in a small, rural, part of California, which is known as the Torgas Valley. The novel occurred before World War II at the late part of the Great Depression. The US was still recovering from the downfall from most of the American Industries that fell during the Great Depression....   [tags: John Steinbeck In Dubious Battle] 608 words
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Battle of Okinawa - Last and biggest of the Pacific island battles of World War II, the Okinawa campaign (April 1—June 22, 1945) involved the 287,000 troops of the U.S. Tenth Army against 130,000 soldiers of the Japanese Thirty-second Army. At stake were air bases vital to the projected invasion of Japan ("Battle of Okinawa," 1996). The Battle of Okinawa remembered more for its iconic photograph of US Marines raising the US flag on Okinawa more so than any other war or battle ever fought. Okinawa the largest of the Ryukus islands played a major role in the American forces overall strategic efforts to advance to the mainland’s of Japan....   [tags: Pacific Island Battles, World War II]
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The Gettysburg Address and American Revival - The Gettysburg Address is without a doubt one of the most famous speeches in American history. However, at the time, it was simply an uplifting, motivational speech by the sitting president as part of a ceremony dedicating the Gettysburg Battlefield as a National Cemetery. Now, it is viewed as an historic address delivered by one of the greatest presidents and orators to ever live, Abraham Lincoln. It has also become the benchmark for speeches today and is the subject of many articles, talks, and books alike....   [tags: U.S. History ] 1715 words
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Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address - ... Abraham Lincoln was not unlike the typical young boy who liked to laugh and play with his friends. He attended school on Knob Creek in Kentucky, and it was once said by one of his classmates, Austin Gollaher, that he didn't attend classes much, and that he didn't even have a textbook of his own. Gollaher also recalled Abraham Lincoln not having a hat. In those times, hats were hard to come by and if you had a wool hat, you were in style. (Pg. 79 vol. 1) I find this to be an interesting recollection due only to the fact that almost all of the most common pictures or paintings of Lincoln, show him in a top hat of some sort....   [tags: personal reflection, influential speeches] 1279 words
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The Battle of the Five Armies in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit - The Battle of the Five Armies in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit Many great works of literature contain violent scene that contribute more to the story than merely an exciting battle to amuse the reader. J.R.R. Tolkien includes several violent scenes throughout his classic work, “The Hobbit”. The most important of these is “The Battle of the Five Armies,” which takes place at the end of the novel. This destructive scene has many purposes in the story, several of which are that it causes the uniting of the quarreling armies, allows for a final confrontation between good and evil, and draws a suitable conclusion to the hobbit’s tale....   [tags: Tolkien Hobbit Battles Battle Essays]
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Abraham Lincoln's The Gettysburg Address and Winston Churchill's Iron Curtain - Abraham Lincoln’s The Gettysburg Address and Winston Churchill’s Iron Curtain are two important speeches that are remembered for their grand deliveries and detailed content. Both of these speeches are known for rallying their listeners but their message is vastly different. Additionally, the two speeches have made lasting impacts on the nation’s history, but each in opposing ways. The speeches set new standards in public speaking. The Gettysburg Address and the Iron Curtain are very comparable speeches, in content and delivery....   [tags: comparing and contrasting speeches] 1236 words
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The Significance of the Battle of Midway - The Significance of The Battle of Midway On June 4th, a legendary battle took pace over the pacific sea. The battle of midway was the turning for America in World War 2. The air attacks of Japan and America would continue for many days. America won the battle and took out half of Japans carriers. It battle was a great victory for America, considering the fact that japan had much greater forces. This battle was the start of America taking control of the war over the pacific. This battle took place six months after japans first strike a Pearl Harbor....   [tags: truning points in WWII, battles in the Pacific]
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Allegory for War in Battle of the Ants by David Thoreau - Allegory for War in "Battle of the Ants" by David Thoreau The reading journal that I chose was "Battle of the Ants" by David Thoreau. I chose this essay because I felt that it was a strongly written piece about a somewhat interesting topic. When I first read it I was taken aback by its seemingly uninteresting nature of topic, but after I read it a couple more times I began to see its true beauty. The story is about government and war and depicted by ants battling to the death. "The legions of Myrmidons covered all the hills and vales in my wood-yard, and the ground was already strewn with all the dead and dying, both the red and the black," the ants represent humans struggling for freedom...   [tags: Battle of the Ants David Thoreau] 530 words
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The Battle of the Coral Sea - The Battle of the Coral Sea was a very unique naval engagement, as well as the turning point in the Pacific Theatre. In the Battle of the Coral Sea, the Japanese, under command of Admiral Takagi, attacked the Solomon Islands and Port Moresby, the port on the southeastern coast of New Guinea (Peter C. Chen). The American force, commanded by Vice Admiral Fletcher, were deployed to prevent this invasion. This battle was the first of its kind, as it was the first battle ever fought by all aircraft and with two forces who never knew exactly where their opponent was....   [tags: major naval battles, Japanese history, WWII]
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The Torn Narrator in Battle Royal by Ralph Ellison - The Torn Narrator in Battle Royal by Ralph Ellison      The narrator in "Battle Royal," by Ralph Ellison, is confused and disillusioned. He is black man trapped in a world of cruelty and social inequality with nobody to guide him. He is being ripped apart in two directions by the advice of his grandfather and by the wishes of the white society which he longs to please. While attempting to satisfy their wishes, he forgets what is most important- his own dignity.   The narrator's problem is rooted with his parents....   [tags: Battle Royal Essays]
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Refusing to Fight in Ralph Ellison’s Battle Royal - Refusing to Fight in Ralph Ellison’s Battle Royal The 1940s represent a decade of turmoil for the United States in general. Perhaps no group of people struggled more during that time period, however, than African Americans. With racial segregation prevalent, particularly in the South, opportunity was lacking for African-Americans. However, Ralph Ellison suggests in “Battle Royal” that due to the lack of racial unity among black men as well as a certain amount of naiveté, black men prevented themselves from succeeding more so than their white oppressors....   [tags: Battle Royal Essays] 2046 words
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Ralph Ellison’s Essay, Battle Royal - In Ralph Ellison’s essay “Battle Royal” he describes a Negro boy, timid and compliant, comes to a white smoker in a Southern town: he is to be awarded a scholarship. Together with several other Negroes he is rushed to the front of the ballroom, where a sumptuous blonde tantalized and frightens them by dancing in the nude. Blindfolded, the Negro boys stage a “battle royal, “ a free-for-all in which they pummel each other to the drunken shouts of the whites. “Practical jokes,” humiliations, terrors—and then the boy delivers a prepared speech of gratitude to his white benefactors....   [tags: Battle Royal Essays] 939 words
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The War At Gettysburg - The War at Gettysburg Getting There On the way to Gettysburg was tough. It was a long hard and tough journey getting there because there was no other way to get there for the army besides walking. It was so hard that some people died, and some got sick. The trip there was very long. Only about half all the people going there survived. The most of all people that died were Confederate men. The Population There was a lot of people involved in The War at Gettysburg. Major Joseph Hooker had 115,000 men in his army....   [tags: essays research papers] 448 words
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Battles That Help United States Win Independence from Britian - ... This operation needed each man and was a large risk. They crossed the river in boats through sleet, hail, and ice. The Americans then charged on the sleeping Hessians and in one hour captured 1,000 prisoners and took Trenton.Although the battle of Trenton wasn't THE battle that had helped us win our independence it had still been an awfully necessary battle, another vital battle was The Battle of battle of Saratoga. within the British Campaign of 1777, General John Burgoyne wanted to advance 3 columns to meet in Albany, New York....   [tags: trenton, saratoga, yorktown, battle] 538 words
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The Bloodiest Battle: The Battle of Okinawa - The Bloodiest Battle The Battle of Okinawa (codenamed Operation Iceberg) proved to be the deadliest battle on the Pacific side of World War II. The battle involved six countries and more than 180,000 casualties. It became the last campaign in the Pacific and changed the course of history. In part of the island hopping campaign, the United States knew in order to invade mainland Japan, they would need the last piece of the puzzle. Okinawa was the last island needed to be taken in order to serve as a base where the Americans can launch invasions on mainland Japan....   [tags: world war II, mainland japan]
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Comparison of Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address" and Pericles' "Funeral Oration" - ... He introduces repetition twice in the speech. First, he introduces it with the words “we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground.” With the duplication of the word “cannot”, Lincoln states that they are not able to dedicate, consecrate or in other words hallow the ground any more than the living and dead who served there had once done. He then concludes the speech with repetition using the words “To the people, for the people, by the people” which in this case is repeating the word “people”....   [tags: tone, devices, themes, survive] 854 words
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Civil War - Gettysburg - For five days Jackson had looked on Washington spread before him with the Dome of the Capitol in sight from his headquarters on the Georgetown Pike near 7th Street. Lee having recovered sufficiently from his wounds had resumed command of the army but had been summoned to Richmond by President Davis following overtures from ( Vice ) President Johnson to discuss common grounds for a peaceful settlement to the War. Lincoln left the Capital for Canada, reluctantly, following pressure from Cabinet to avoid possible capture by the advancing Confederates who seemed unstoppable as the Union forces in and around Washington disintegrated into a disorderly rabble....   [tags: essays research papers] 804 words
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History of the Battle of the Spanish Armada - History of the Battle of the Spanish Armada      The great naval battle between Spain and England in 1588- one of the most important battles in the history of the world- is known as the Battle of the Invincible Armada. But in a sense, this is a misnomer. An invincible armada is one that cannot be defeated, yet the mighty fleet of warships that Spain sent to invade England, was defeated so badly that Spain could never again rule the oceans. How was it possible that this armada, which had awed all of Europe with its size and strength, was unable to stand up against the forces of a much smaller and less powerful enemy....   [tags: Spanish Armada History Battles War Essays] 4112 words
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The Battle of the Bulge - “Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” - President Franklin D. Roosevelt. December 7th 1941 marked an event in history that everyone in the world looks back to. On that date the Imperial Japanese Navy surprised attacked the American port of Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii. This marked the beginning of World War II for America. World War II was the bloodiest war in history with over 60 million deaths....   [tags: WWII, history]
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The Battle of the Bulge - ... After the liberation of France on August 16th the pressure was on to beat the Russians to Berlin. In December of 1944 the Germans were losing the war on both fronts with lots of casualties. Germany had to do one last push on the Allies in the West to try and get a peace agreement. If the push failed then Germany is lost. on December 16th, 1944, the last German offensive has started. This battle was the Battle of the Bulge also known as the Battle of Bastogne or the Battle of the Ardennes. The Battle of the Bulge was the last German assault that failed greatly and lead to the Germans losing important forces, it allowed the allied forces to invade Germany and cause Germany to surrender....   [tags: world war II, germans, pearl harbor] 788 words
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The Battle of An Loc - Introduction The Battle of An Loc Vietnam also regarded as the Easter offensive as it started the Thursday before Easter weekend and lasted 96 days. It preceded the TET offensive of 1968 and may have been one of the most prolific battles of the era. The Battle of An Loc showed the will and fortitude of the enemy as well as tested the perseverance of the defending forces of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN). Along with all this it showed a more modern form of battle using ground as well as air power, and set the stage for the superiority of the air power used today.1 An Loc was a small farming village that sat in the western portion of South Vietnam....   [tags: Vietnam, United States, Cambodia, NVA, VC]
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The Battle at the Alamo - The battle at the Alamo is one of the most significant events in the Texas Revolution, as well as in both Mexican and American history. For Mexican President and General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, it was a tale of determination and holding to the principles of a strong, central government. For Americans living in Texas, the Alamo was a venture of small scale Revolutionary ideals; a people should be able to democratically express how they feel their homeland to be governed. As we know, both countries experienced the extreme opposites of their desired outcomes, if only initially....   [tags: U.S. History]
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The Battle of the Pacific - Introduction April 1, 1945 the United States Military had its sights set on a small island chain known as the Ryukyu Islands. The main island of Okinawa would be the primary target. Sixty miles long and two to eighteen miles wide, this island was only three hundred and forty miles from mainland Japan. This island would put U.S. forces in air bombing range of mainland Japan. The Tenth Army, commanded by Lieutenant General Simon Bolivar Butler, consisted of two Army divisions and Two Marine divisions....   [tags: Military History ]
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The Battle of the Bulge - Nazi Germany’s strategy of blitzkrieg, lightning war, had managed to overrun or subdue every nation on continental Europe, up until the involvement of the United States Armed Forces in World War II. The rapid fall of Holland and Belgium on 10 May 1940 set the tone for all of Adolf Hitler’s attacks on the European War front. Germany dominated the continent from 1940 until the U.S.-led invasion of mainland Europe on 6 June 1944. Germany seemed to have firm control over its gains, from air raids over London to the massive push into Russia....   [tags: World War II, World History]
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Battle of the Somme - The Battle of the Somme, or “humanity’s bloodiest battle”, took place between July 1st and November 18th, 1916 (Wikipedia). The German Empire was pitted against the French and British Empires, resulting in over 1,000,000 men wounded or killed, 60,000 of them being on the first day of the battle. This battle was one of the largest and bloodiest battles on World War I, making it consequential to the French, British, and German Empires. Although there were many consequences of the battle the main consequences were that the British contribution to the battle took the strategic initiative from the German Army, secondly the British army lost thousands of men as well as suffered massive amounts of...   [tags: largest and bloodiest war, world war I]
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The Battle of Yorktown - ... The Continental Army wore a blue coat with white pants and black boots. ("American Revolution: The Battle of Yorktown", n.d.) The British soldiers wore red coats with white pants and black boots. ("American Revolution: The Battle of Yorktown", n.d.) The size of each countries army was not the sole determining factor of winning or losing even though the British had a sufficient number of soldiers. It was more strategy and risk that played out in just the right manner. The Battle of Yorktown gave General Washington the advantage he needed to win....   [tags: american history, revolutionary war]
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The Battle of Saratoga - Building background The American Revolution was a war filled with many battles for a result of independence for Americans. The war lasted from April 1775- September 1783. However, it wasn't the longest war in history, if the Loyalist were going to lose they weren't giving it up too easy. The Loyalist were willing to do anything to keep the power of Britain over America. Some of the Brits moved away to America for more independence. The war was fought between the British Kingdom and the American colonists (colonial rebels)....   [tags: strategies, revolution, troops]
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The Battle of Agincourt - This reason for this report is to cover the Battle of Agincourt. The topics that will be discussed in this paper include: factors contributing to the Battle of Agincourt, the English forces, French forces, weapons and equipment, terrain (the effects it had on both armies), key battles prior to the Battle of Agincourt, the Battle of Agincourt, and the Battle of Agincourt in relation to selected principles of war. Factors Contributing to the War The Battle of Agincourt, which took place on 25October1415, was one of the many battles fought during the Hundred Years’ War (1337-1453)....   [tags: English History ]
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The Battle Of Hastings - Why did William, Duke of Normandy, Win the Battle of Hastings. In 1066 AD the King of England died without an heir. Three lords of different countries then tried to secure the English throne for themselves. The first to do so was Harold Godwineson. Harold was geographically the closest and therefore first to take the throne. Harald Hardrada king of Norway then invaded England with the intent of claiming the throne, but was repelled by Harold Godwineson's Anglo-Saxon soldiors. Next William, Duke of Normandy invaded England and defeated Harold Godwineson at the Battle of Hastings....   [tags: English History] 518 words
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The Battle of Agincourt - The Battle of Agincourt occurred in the middle Ages, on October 25, 1415. This battle is one of the most memorable and strategically fought battles between England and France. The Battle of Agincourt involved England and France near Agincourt. The Battle of Agincourt happened during the “Hundred Years War”. The hundred year War began in 1337 and ended in 1453. The hundred years war actually lasted 116 years. The Hundred Years war included England, France and later Burgundy. Sometimes England won the battles and sometimes France won (Keegan 79)....   [tags: European History ]
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The Battle of Midway - As the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 the United States officially entered World War Two. The Japanese government later learned later that this single event sets off an explosion that subsequently caused the United States to attack the Midway Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Pearl Harbor was one of the United States largest naval bases and the largest in the Pacific Ocean. This attack ceased all trade with Japan and officially added Japan as one of the US enemies. With a new world war started it created new concerns for the army....   [tags: WWII, the Pacific]
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The Battle of Waterloo - The Battle of Waterloo is one of the most famous battles in European history. The battle itself started when Napoleon escaped from Elba and returned to France. The battle was fought at Waterloo (Spielvogel 600). The battle was fought between the French army and their allied forces, which consisted of the Dutch, Prussians, Germans, Belgians, and British. Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was in control of the French Grande Armée (The Battle of Waterloo 1). The Duke of Wellington, of Britain, and General Blücher from Prussia took control over the Allied Army (BBC 1)....   [tags: European History ]
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The Battle of Somme - ... More men remained alive to help conquer Joffre’s army. After July 1, a long stalemate had started and The German army started to dig defenses faster than Allied attacks could take place. Regardless of the small advances, the Somme became a bloody battle of slow destruction. The war taught people how to deal with ineffective attacks. The German army was also weakened and retreated to new, and shorter, defensive method. Haig had been criticized for dragging out this campaign into winter with no results....   [tags: Worl War I, British offensive]
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The Battle of Midway - On December 7th 1941, Japanese Planes and submarines attacked the United States Naval base at Pearl Harbor. This event singlehandedly brought the U.S from its then neutral stance in World War Two to a fighting member of the “Allied Powers.” Pearl Harbor was the first of a long series of confrontations between the U.S and the Japanese in an effort to gain control of the Pacific. Unlike the “War in Europe” the Pacific strategy was dominated by naval and aerial battles, with the occasional land-based “Island Hopping” Campaign....   [tags: U.S. History] 1041 words
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The Battle of Fallujah - ... Due to its locality next to the Euphrates River, the area was highly suited for agriculture. Following the Second World War, western interest in oil production and exploration had grown drastically, and so had the price by which it traded. It led to a population explosion due to job growth from the oil exploration. It soon caught the eye of the Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein. Fallujah falls inside what is known as the Sunni Triangle, an area that provided the bulk of the Iraqi military elite. Fallujah served as a garrison city for Saddam Forces....   [tags: iraqui freedom, defeats, vigilant resolve]
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The Battle of Actium - Octavian’s victory over Mark Antony in the battle of Actium is labeled as the most important battle of Antony’s civil war. It directly led to Octavian’s final conquest over Rome and is labeled as the defining moment of the birth of the Roman Empire. Despite fairly evenly matched forces, an overwhelming lack of leadership on Mark Antony’s part and many brilliant tactical moves made by Octavian and his Admirals allowed this battle to be an extremely decisive victory in Octavian’s favor. This paper will analyze the tactical and leadership based decisions made by both sides....   [tags: The Roman Empire]
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The Battle of Fallujah - The Battle of Fallujah forever changed the methods in which the American military conducts combat operations. The American military was not expecting to engage in such a bloody and intense battle like Fallujah. Fallujah changed the way the military conducted its tactical operations, its intelligence operations, and its Information Operations (IO). There are also a number of other factors that were changed to due this intense urban conflict. The Battle of Fallujah was started by one singular incident, which will now be expanded upon....   [tags: american military, Iraq, combat operations]
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Battle of the Sexes - In the topic the battle of the sexes the statement, "Ironically, the man still wins the battle of the sexes in literature" I agree with. In the way the statement draws upon the hypocrisies of our ongoing society and social interactions it highly relates to the ordeals in both The Taming of the Shrew and Ten Things I Hate About You. The subjects of male dominance through the centuries proves to the point that men do win the battle of the sexes by what is expected of them and is proved not just in literature but reflected in society in general....   [tags: Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare]
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The Battle of Shiloh - The Battle of Shiloh was an extraordinary event in the civil war timeline and would be a great deal as to when the war was fought at its hardest. The sources I have researched and collected will help me better understand this battle and many other facts I have yet to discover. The Battle of Shiloh is not the most well known battle during the Civil war, but it gives us an idea on how gruesome the fighting was during this time. I view this battle as a turning point for the Union and the continuing losses for the Confederate army as they try to gain back territory....   [tags: American History, Civil War, Persuasive] 1756 words
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The Battle of Thermopylae - The battle of Thermopylae, the name of the battle does not ring a bell in most people's ears. Recent movies have portrayed the events of the battle is a Hollywood exaggerated movie that left out a few key points. A search commenced shortly to find out what had actually happened during the battle, also, how close was the movie's story to the actual one. In J.D. Miller's article “Thermopylae” the entire pre-history as well as post-history can be seen. In 525 B.C. The Persian empire had grown from a small kingdom to an immense empire stretching from Troy to modern day Russia....   [tags: World History] 787 words
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The Battle of Midway - The United States is a Nation whose history is punctuated by conflict. It was born out of conflict in the American Revolution, expanded its borders through conflict, and continues to police conflicts throughout the world. Among all of these various conflicts, one in particular stands out in history as one of the greatest of all-time: World War II. World War II was significant not only in its magnitude, but also in the great technological changes that had found their way into the battle space. One such technological innovation was the advanced role of Naval Carrier aviation....   [tags: world war II, Japan, pearl harbor]
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The Battle of Cannae - The battle of Cannae was the third victory for the Carthaginians against the Romans, during the second Punic War [ca. 216 BCE]. The battle at Cannae would prove to be the battle that made Hannibal famous, and nearly bring the entire Roman Empire to its knees. For the Carthaginians the battle brought great victory and support to their interracial army. For the Romans it brought symbolic importance and lessons learned as well as the need for military strategic adaptation. Hannibal a great general by the age of 26 was sworn in his youth to look on the Romans with utter contempt and to destroy them in their highest ranks....   [tags: Roman History] 1181 words
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