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History and Renovation of Soldier Field - Soldier Field is an attraction for thousands throughout the state of Illinois. Soldier Field was first built in 1924 as a multipurpose sport arena dedicated to war veterans. At the time it was known as Municipal Grant Park Stadium. Municipal Grant Park Stadium was home to many events before the Chicago Bears came to play in 1971. A controversial renovation was proposed in 1986. The cost would be over 660 million dollars. If renovated, Soldier Field would be stripped of its National Landmark Status....   [tags: Soldier Field, Chicago, Bears, historic,] 822 words
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Society's Conformity is a "Soldier's Home" - The adjustment from years on the frontlines of World War I to the mundane everyday life of a small Oklahoma town can be difficult. Ernest Hemingway’s character Harold Krebs, has a harder time adjusting to home life than most soldiers that had returned home. Krebs returned years after the war was over and was expected to conform back into societies expectations with little time to adapt back to a life not surrounded by war. Women take a prominent role in Krebs’s life and have strong influences on him....   [tags: war, ernest hemingway, soldier's home]
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Commemorating the Soldier Who Gave His Life For His Country - "How were the corpses disposed of and to what extent were these men commemorated and remembered?" This is the central focus of the article, Trophies and Tombstones: Commemorating the Roman Soldier which is written by Valerie M. Hope in 2003. The subject matter, while strange, is something that unbeknownst to most is a prevalent and well thought out subject in the military of today. How are our burial traditions different from those of centuries ago, what could have possibly brought about these changes, and what exactly is the process that takes place....   [tags: burial of a soldier]
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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier - A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Citation: Beah, Ishmael. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007. iBook. Tour of the Book: A Long Way Gone is memoirs about Ishmael Beah’s life as an innocent civilian, an African boy soldier, being rehabilitated, and his attempts to not be pulled back into the war. Since Beah didn’t separate the book, readers can really imagine how fast everything happened. If Beah separated before the war and the time he was a soldier, readers could start thinking that a month or even a year went by without any action....   [tags: war, child soldier, escape]
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Existentialism in Soldier’s Home by Ernest Hemingway - ... “In ‘Soldier’s Home,’ Hemingway uses conflict to show how society demands conformity and the unfair struggles of those who do not fit the mold” (Comtois). Harold Krebs did not fit the mold, so he struggled to keep the attention of others. In striving to please the people around him, Krebs fed into the ways of society, making him a conformist. In order to become himself again, Krebs needed to separate himself and forget what others wanted him to say and do. Krebs needed to be selfish so he could do what was right for him....   [tags: harold krebs, soldier] 544 words
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Hasek's Anarchist Beliefs Revealed in The Good Soldier Svejk - Jaroslav Hasek, one of the most famous Czech authors from the late 19th and early 20th century, created one of the Czech Republic’s greatest novels in The Good Soldier Svejk. Throughout The Good Soldier Svejk, Hasek not only tells the story of Svejk, but also tells multiple stories through the voice of Svejk. Clearly this is no coincidence and Hasek is using the stories within a story to make comments upon each other, but what exactly are these comments. Ultimately we must look into specific stories by Svejk and see how they demonstrate parts of Hasek’s anarchist beliefs as well as providing a sense of comedic humor and ridiculousness on Svejk’s part....   [tags: The Good Soldier Svejk] 1216 words
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What Makes a Good Soldier? - What is a soldier. What makes a good soldier. Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary defines a soldier as one who “engages in military service”, a “skilled warrior”, and a “militant leader or follower”. The characteristics of a soldier vary in the different military branches but ultimately a soldier is loyal to his or her country, willing to fight and die. In an article by B.R. Burg, the author states “The complete officer must be the complete man, they believed, and to measure up each had to possess an amalgam of qualities that included patriotism, courage, honor, loyalty, absolute honesty, and elevated standards of morality” (439)....   [tags: Soldier in Vietnam War]
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Hector Tobar's The Tattooed Soldier -      Downtown Los Angeles is one of the busiest commercial centers in the United States. However, the city holds two groups of people in different economic level-the homeless and the working class. Hector Tobar frequently includes the landscape of the setting in downtown Los Angeles in The Tattooed Soldier. The novel is about two immigrants from Guatemala who have moved to Los Angeles. The protagonist, Antonio, takes a revenge on the antagonist, Longoria because he murdered Antonio's wife and son when he was a Guatemalan soldier....   [tags: The Tattooed Soldier Essays]
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Theme Hemingway's Soldier's Home - Theme Hemingway's “Soldier’s Home” As a young man coming back from the war, Krebs expected things to be the same when he got home and they were, except one. Sure the town looked older and all the girls had matured into beautiful women, Krebs had never expected that he would be the one to change. The horrific experiences of the first World War had alienated and removed those he had cared about, including his family, who stood naïve to the realities and consequences only those who live it first hand would comprehend....   [tags: Hemingway Soldier Home Essays] 570 words
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I Am Proud to Be An American Soldier - The United States has long been known for having a military presence that few would dare to challenge. The catalyst has not been in having billions in defense funds, it has not been in having huge weapons of mass destruction, it is the heart and spirit of the soldier. I am very proud to be a part of this long and proud tradition of upholding the ideals set forth in the U.S. Constitution. It is something that I would recommend to all willing and able college students. It instills a sense of pride and satisfaction that is matched by no other....   [tags: I Am Happy To Be A Soldier] 740 words
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Soldier's Home by Ernest Hemingway - Soldier’s Home by Ernest Hemingway In Soldier’s Home, Ernest Hemingway depicts Harold Krebs return home from World War I and the problems he faces when dealing with his homecoming and transition back towards a normal life. After the fighting overseas commenced, it took Krebs a year to finally leave Europe and return to his family in Oklahoma. Once home, he found it hard to talk about all he had seen in his tour of duty overseas, which should be attributed to the fact that he saw action in some of the bloodiest, most crucial battles towards the culmination of the war....   [tags: Soldier’s Home Ernest Hemingway Essays]
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Soldier X by Don L. Wulffson - Soldier X by Don L. Wulffson Plot I read the book Soldier X by Don L. Wulffson that takes place during the world war II period. The main character of the book is a 16 year old German boy named Erik Brandt. Although Erik lives in Germany he is also half Russian and speaks Russian very well. Erik does not want to be a part of Hilters Nazi army during world war II but he is forced to fight on the side of the Nazis. During one battle of the war is he forced under a tank during a large scale battle with the Russians....   [tags: Soldier X Don L. Wulffson] 643 words
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A Soldier’s Embrace by Nadine Gordimer - A Soldier’s Embrace by Nadine Gordimer Nadine Gordimer is a white author who lives in the country of South Africa. She is known for her excellent characters and the vivid details of her books. Her stories are written in the context of her South African experiences. She also writes about the previous challenges of South Africa under apartheid, at a time when society was split by race.      South Africa’s racial problems began when the white people came and discovered South Africa with its black population....   [tags: Nadine Gordimer A Soldier’s Embrace] 424 words
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Themes and Stylistic Elements in Ernest Hemingway's Soldier's Home - Themes and Stylistic Elements in Soldier's Home               Hemingway's short story Soldier's Home incorporates many themes and stylistic elements that we associate with Hemingway's writings. The story of the soldier returning from a traumatic war experience and trying to find a way to come to terms with the small-town life he used to live, after being initiated into the adult world of the war including life and death, is an essential theme in Hemingway's writings. Part of the disillusionment that the character, Krebs, is met with has to do with his trouble in constructing or finding meaning in the concepts that he went to war for, which have now become empty to him: All of the time...   [tags: Soldier's Home Essays]
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Patterns of Life in Ernest Hemingway’s A Soldier’s Home - Patterns of Life in Ernest Hemingway’s “A Soldier’s Home” Is there a pattern for life. Maybe not, but in Ernest Hemingway’s short story “A Soldier’s Home”, the main character Harold Krebs finds that he needs to live his life through a series of patterns. In this story, the series of patterns associated to Krebs results in an explanation of his character’s desire for an uncomplicated life. The series of patterns can be found through Krebs’s involvement in college, the Marines, and even in his personal relationships....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway A Soldier’s Home] 814 words
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Modernist Movement in Ford's Good Soldier and Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway - Ford Madox Ford and Virginia Woolf were major contributors to the modernist movement. They, as well as others (such as James Joyce), were trying something new, by breaking down the boundaries of traditional writing. Ford's Good Soldier and Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway are two particular examples of the genre. These novels were not well-received in their own time. As time went on, however, the attitudes of the literary world changed and were able to finally see these works for what they really are – exemplary pieces of fiction, certainly worth merit....   [tags: Ford Woolf Dalloway Soldier Modern Essays]
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Estrangement in Joseph Conrad's Amy Foster and in Rebecca West's The Return of the Soldier - Estrangement in Joseph Conrad's Amy Foster and in Rebecca West's The Return of the Soldier The concept of male estrangement in an alien environment is portrayed in both Joseph Conrad’s short story, Amy Foster, as well as in Rebecca West’s book, The Return of the Soldier. First, there are adverse reactions to the male protagonists’ placement in their environments. The reactions vary between the protagonists and the people they come into contact with. Second, there are similarities and differences between the way the two authors chose to explore the situations presented....   [tags: West Soldier Conrad foster seclusion Essays] 2160 words
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Rebecca West's The Return of the Soldier and Virginia Woolf's Jacob's Room - Rebecca West's The Return of the Soldier and Virginia Woolf's Jacob's Room Rebecca West and Virginia Woolf give great significance to the families of their respective main characters in The Return of the Soldier and Jacob’s Room because it gives the reader a greater insight to the formation of and reasoning for both Chris and Jacob’s nature. Each of these characters have multiple families to deal with: Chris has Kitty and Jenny on the one hand, and Margaret on the other, while Jacob deals with his mother and brother as well as his connections to society and academia....   [tags: Woolf West Soldier Jacob's Compare Essays] 2723 words
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Recovery for Soldier Suffering from PTSD - The cause and effects of post traumatic stress (PTSD) in Australian defence force (ADF) personnel is a taboo topic amongst soldiers and is poorly addressed as an organisation. This topic is important to me because the lack of treatment results in family breakdowns and poor mental health for soldiers. I find this to be a great community health disparity. During my five years service in the Australian Army, I have experienced the culture and insular environment of a combat occupation. At times it felt more like a religion than a job that engrained certain paradigms which were a blend of formal instruction and battalion culture, a lot of which was unhealthy....   [tags: soldiers, australian army, psychological abuse]
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A Soldier - As I sat and thought about what would catch and hold a reader by the nose, an old picture on the wall distracted me. It's not much of a picture, just a group of guys at work in a rather desolate place. This picture has rather special meaning to me, and carries with it a whole assortment of memories. The unknown is always worse then the known. Don't listen to rumors or try to imagine what it's like here. This is a modern sophisticated, highly technical, well-planned war. One I am sure I will return safely from....   [tags: essays research papers] 554 words
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A Soldier's Fight - ... As he stumbled across the sodden earth, head-clasping images of horror overflowed his veins with poignant misery. Sobs of anguish and despair fiercely attacked his ears as he spotted a young soldier lying on the stony ground. Deafening yelps and whimpers escaped from his chapped lips while magma-red blood was splattering from his open wounds. He looked like a fresh-faced school boy with freckles on his rosy cheeks and a beardless, round face. The boy stretched his arm, desperately trying to reach his leg but instead only grasping the heavy emptiness of the air, as tears were carelessly rolling down the darkness of an unbounded well....   [tags: personal narrative] 769 words
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The Soldier: Auton - The soldier just did as he was told, like always. As he had endeared himself to his superiors with this behavior he had become their go-to pony for unusual assignments. Something he was not certain he was proud of. This particular trait was also what had led him to being one of the highest ranked officers they would ever dare actively put in the field. This time he had received the strange and dubious orders to live test a mechanical pony in the farthest off region he could be sent. An area of relative safety while still engaging the enemy for the test....   [tags: short story] 1991 words
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Live Like a Soldier, Die Like a Child - “Shooting became just like drinking a glass of water” said Ishmael Beah, an ex-child-soldier, “children who refused to fight, kill or showed any weakness were ruthlessly dealt with.” As children’s involvement in armed conflict keeps on increasing, “Child Soldiers” becomes a more and more popular phrase on newspapers and news. Many, however, do not have an insight view on what are actually behind simply “300,000 under-age, cold-blooded killers” (The Economist, Dec. 10th, 1998). A simple question “What do child soldiers fight for?” covers a vast range of elements including wealth, fame, or to simply survive....   [tags: Child Soldiers, War, History]
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What it Takes to be a Soldier - No country or civilization has ever survived without Soldiers. Soldiers do the things that the majority of the populations just aren’t physically able or willing to do. Without Soldiers to stand in the way of harm, no borders would hold enemies out. Some say Soldiers are born and others would say that they are trained how to Soldier. Soldiers test their virtues not just in the midst of battle finding their own ways through the war time fog of good, bad, right, and wrong, but their virtues are challenged during live fire exercises or extended field rotations as well as in day to day Garrison environments....   [tags: revolutionary war,weapons, military]
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The American Soldier and Walt Whitman - F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby sings the dirge of the illusions of the New World. The narrator Nick Carraway migrates from the American Midwest to New York to create a new life for himself; a life of prosperity, of happiness, and of independence. In other words, he moves to attain the American Dream. However, after observing the recklessness, the superficiality, the materialism, and the vice of those already living in New York, Nick realizes that the dream had been twisted into an ugly form....   [tags: Poetry, War, Poems] 537 words
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The Efficiency of the Modern Day Soldier - Mankind has been engaged in many conflicts throughout history. Each conflict and battle has brought new weapons that have resulted in an increase in combat deaths. The development of these new weapons has also forced the development of new ways to protect and enhance the survival of the soldiers. U.S. soldiers are safer and more efficient today because of technological advances in robotic warfare, nonlethal weapons, and vehicles, and improved soldier equipment. The efficiency of the modern day soldier has improved because of the new technology in robotic warfare....   [tags: conflict, robot warfare, combat deaths]
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The Roman Soldier: Primed for Battle - To climb the social ladder a person must be, in one way or another, more powerful than whom they are passing in life. As this is true for an individual, it is also true for an assemblage of individuals. Whether it is a village, city, or country, to survive you must be stronger than your challengers to defeat them. On the largest scale you would need an army to accomplish this feat. For centuries the Roman Empire was the most powerful civilization in the world and this was due to the invincibility of its military forces and prowess of its soldiers....   [tags: Roman History ]
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The Horrors of a Child Soldier - Child Soldiers Since 1998 over 100000 child soldiers have been released from armed groups and that is just a few of the many more children that have been abducted by rebels and other military groups. These children are forced to fight for these groups and in return the children get drugs and get addicted so they will come back to their groups to get more. The use of Child soldiers is horrific but the history of the problem does not go back too far but the extent of the problem today has been terrifying....   [tags: Abduction, Drugs] 658 words
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The Strengths and Weaknesses of a Former Soldier - What is it that makes you, you. While there is not a single right answer to this, I believe more than anything else, it is the people, places, and experiences that one encounters and how that individual deals and gains from each. Music, in its many forms, has been used for centuries as a way for people to express themselves and their feelings. In my life, I can recall four experiences that have affected me profoundly: deploying for the first time, going through a divorce, retiring from the army, and meeting Ronald “Tank” Headley....   [tags: Biography and Music] 1459 words
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War in Films: Universal Soldier - ... The United States became involved in the war of the political instability in South Vietnam. President Johnson was given power to make war decisions from the Gulf of Tonkin Resolutions and with strong support from the public, United States troops were moved into Vietnam in 1965. As the war moved along, Americans were exposed to the disturbing images of the war which led to the anti-war movement across the nation. (Vietnam) Many anti-protest groups were stemmed from college students such as the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Students for a Democratic Society (Tindall 1352)....   [tags: pros and cons] 1313 words
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A Soldier's Home by Ernest Hemingway - A “Soldier’s Home” by Ernest Hemmingway is an intriguing story about a man by the name of Krebs who enlists in the Marine Corps during his attendance at a Methodist college in Kansas. After serving for two years at the Rhine, he returned with the second division in 1919 but Krebs wasn’t in the same state of mind as before he left. The reason why Krebs was so distraught when he returned home was not because of the fact that no one wanted to listen to his war stories but because him and other soldiers were without any real benefits such as medical, education, extra remuneration, or anything to help him get back into the real world....   [tags: marine corps, war, college education]
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The Difficult Life of a Sepoy Soldier - ... The negative effects of their time in India can be seen in the economy of India in the late 1800s. At this time India is completely depleted and poor form British exploitation. Extreme taxation on the locals and land seemed to have found them looking at major debt as many peasants were evicted as the landlords and lower law courts were corrupt. This level of dissatisfaction with the government showed that the changes the empire made were reeking havoc on the Indians and allowing the rich to truly suppress the poor....   [tags: british, indian rebellion, gunpowder] 651 words
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The Soldier's Prayer by Michael Herr - ... Philip Caputo wrote, “It was the dawn of creation in the Indochina bush, an ethical as well as a geographical wilderness,” and that sense of emptiness provided ample space for the rejection of traditional religion and the creation of new interpretations, rituals, and practices that center on meaninglessness, brutality, and profanity. Profanity, brutality, and nihilism allowed soldiers to consciously separate the realm of combat and war from "the world," and specifically the sense of propriety and decorum associated with it....   [tags: religion in combat]
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Life of a Vietnam Soldier - ... But now, reporters would show only parts of a story, the parts that made soldiers look bad. In the Vietnam War, reporters could literally follow soldiers onto the battle fields and show it on television. Also, most photographers were interested in showing the bad aspects of the war such as the remaining destroyed village of Vietnamese or the suffering of soldiers. The media built stereotypes of soldiers at war as part of anti- war protests so photographers would show the parts that benefited anti-war protests and captured only half the story in his photograph....   [tags: disapproving feelings towards veterans] 597 words
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Never Leave a Soldier Behind - "Some gave all, all gave some." Millions of soldiers have deployed to the Middle East in the last ten years. For the ones that came back, life is often different after combat. Haunting dreams and memories, post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, and family changes leave the soldier desperately clinging to any hope they can get. When a soldier needs help, who is there to help them. The answer should be everyone, but is that the case. Some say the United States government and the services are not doing enough to protect the soldiers from suicide, while others claim the government has it as their top priority....   [tags: Military Service, Mental Health]
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Characterization in The Good Soldier - In The Good Soldier, Ford Maddox Ford does not fully develop any of the characters. The reader is intended to use the narrator Dowell’s disconnected and inaccurate impressions to build a more complete version of who the characters are, as well as form a more accurate view of what actually happens with “the sad affair” (Ford 9) of Dowell’s pathetic life. This use of a single character’s various perceptions creates a work that follows the style of literary impressionism, which, to some extent, should be only a series of personal impressions that culminates in the portrayal of reality as “a subjective experience” (van Gunsteren 239)....   [tags: Ford Madox Ford]
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Loss of soldier identity - The Vietnam War was not a “pretty” war. Soldiers were forced to fight guerilla troops, were in combat during horrible weather, had to live in dangerous jungles, and, worst of all, lost sight of who they were. Many soldiers may have entered with a sense of pride, but returned home desensitized. The protagonist in Louise Erdrich’s “The Red Convertible,” is testament to this. In the story, the protagonist is a young man full of life prior to the war, and is a mere shell of his former self after the war....   [tags: Comparative, Erdrich, O'Brien] 2537 words
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“Soldier’s Home” by Hemingway - This is an essay on the short story “Soldier’s Home” by Hemingway. Will the life of a soldier ever be the same after returning from war. Many generations of young adults have gone from their homes with tranquil settings to experience war and come home to a different world. Many have witnessed the devastations and atrocities that occur with war. Harold Krebs, a young man from a small town with a loving family is no different from those before him and those to follow. The anguish of what war is however cannot dispel the thoughts and memories of what many young men come home to face in the real world....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 873 words
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Soldier's Life: A Memoir - Soldier’s Life. A memoir. I worked in the farming industry for several years, with my wife Sarah behind me with all that I did. My two sons accompanied me in my endeavors to keep the farm up and running. Rowland, who was 16 at the time, helped with milking the cows and making sure all the animals got fed on time. As well as milking and feeding he was in charge of cleaning up after the animals and his younger brother of course. James, who was 10 at the time, didn’t really help much. He stayed off to the sidelines helping Sarah gather food for supper each night....   [tags: war, farmer, son, union] 854 words
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My Soldier - Someone once told me that a best friend is someone who tells you how they feel no matter what. Even though it may hurt the person’s feelings, I don’t believe that’s a true best friend. A true best friend should tell you things with kindness and support. In the essay “Secret Ceremonies of Love and Death,” the author realizes that she is soon going to lose her best friend. I wish I would have known when I was going to lose my best friend. The quote "We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help in need" by Epicurus means to me that we may think we need our friends help but really they are the ones looking for help inside of us....   [tags: Relationships]
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Poem Analysis: The Soldier by Ruper Brooke - ... The “dust” in lines four and five is a metaphor for the soldier’s life; England created him and he will become “dust concealed” when he dies and is buried. The first stanza of “The Soldier” uses various lines of imagery: “some corner of a foreign field… In that rich earth a richer dust concealed… flowers… Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.” These forms of imagery emphasize the soldier’s death and how his death will cleanse him of any wrongdoings he had done in his time on earth. The “rivers” and “suns” are personified as they wash and bless the soldier, and give his death a sense of warmth and nurturing....   [tags: sonnete, stanza, the death] 785 words
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An Overlook of The Stead Fast Tin Soldier - Most works of literature derive the basis of their meaning from a moment of time of the respective author that directly relates to situations that influence him as a person. Because Hans Christian Andersen encountered first-hand the struggles of an impoverished lifestyle in infancy, he expresses the problems associated with life in his short fairytale The Stead Fast Tin Soldier. In order to elicit to a posterity that would not understand otherwise the perseverance and struggles that accompany success, he uses the fairytale as a mechanism for persuasion....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Street Artist: Girl and Soldier by Banksy - ... The first the thing the viewer sees is the little girl. The little girls bright pink dress creates emphasis through the use of contrasting colors. The pink in her dress contrasts with the black contour lines of her body. This makes her pop out more than the soldiers green uniform does. Although the girl is the focal point, the lines in this piece of art creates so much movement that you aren’t gazing at one place for long. The way her head is faced creates an implied line that brings your eyes to her arm .Her arm is outstretched downward to pat the soldier’s leg creating a diagonal line....   [tags: spray painted stencil, palestinians] 1687 words
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Science Fiction: The Making of a Super Soldier - ... He was created during WW2 to defeat the Nazis. Steve’s friend James Buchanan Barnes (aka Bucky or The Winter Soldier ) He was also turned into a superhuman. He was created, because he was in a terrible accident in battle and the enemy found him and they engineered him to become an assassin to get rid of their enemies. He has super strength and they gave him a bionic arm. ( Since his real arm was amputated off. ) Bruce Banner (aka The Incredible Hulk), he was trying to recreate the super soldier serum that was used for Captain America....   [tags: comic books, cartoons ] 784 words
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An Overlook of The Stead Fast Tin Soldier - Most works of literature reflect upon the circumstances present in an author’s life that influences him. Because Hans Christian Andersen lived his life in impoverished conditions, he encourages people like him to follow his example as a successful author. In order to elicit to a posterity that would not understand otherwise the perseverance and struggles that accompany success, he uses the fairytale as a mechanism for persuasion. When composing a piece of literature in order to define, analyze, or, as in the case of The Steadfast Tin Soldier, persuade, an author uses many tools of his arsenal, known in its generic collective as rhetoric....   [tags: Literature]
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A Soldier’s War - Up until World War I “descriptions of war in America are confined primarily to generals’ account . . . leaving much of the war’s confusion and chaos to the imagination” (Smith 11). American writers rarely considered war as a viable literary subject, until Stephen Crane’s civil war novel, The Red Badge of Courage. Despite Crane having never been in a war zone his publication is considered among the first to capture the potential of the battlefield as a literary backdrop. Further developing the war novel genre, Ernest Hemingway adds what Smith describes as a “journalistic style” to a more modern skeptical outlook on war....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Contrasting Photos: A Soldier's Home Coming - War has always been inevitable throughout the history of the world. The outcomes can differ greatly; it’s usually either a win or a loss. Wins or losses are just definite statements, but photos can represent these statements. Alfred Eisenstaedt’s “V-J Day in Times Square” shows an American sailor kissing a young woman right in the middle of Times Square, despite their surroundings. This iconic photo was taken after the U.S. declared victory over Japan in World War II, and was published in Life magazine a week later....   [tags: photo, war, pathos, pride, devastation] 631 words
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