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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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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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soldier - 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: essays research papers] 741 words
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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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What Makes a Good Soldier - Recipe for a Soldier What is a soldier. What makes a good soldier. Merriam-Webster’s 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: Military Army Papers Recipe Soldier]
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Hector Tobar's The Tattooed Soldier - 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: Hector Tobar Tattooed Soldier Essays] 582 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 times that had been able to make him feel cool and clear inside himself when he thought of them; the times so long back when he had done the one thing, the only thing for a man to do, easily and naturally, when he might have done something else, now lost their cool, valuable quality and then were lost themselves....   [tags: Soldier's Home Essays]
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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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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 - 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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Soldier's Home - Soldier's Home He knew he could never get through it all again. "Soldier's Home" "I don't want to go through that hell again." In the works of Ernest Hemingway, that which is excluded is often as significant as that which is included; a hint is often as important and thought-provoking as an explicit statement. This is why we read and reread him. "Soldier's Home"is a prime example of this art of echo and indirection. Harold Krebs, the protagonist of "Soldier's Home," is a young veteran portrayed as suffering from an inability to readjust to society--Paul Smith has summarized previous critics on the subject of how Krebs suffers from returning to the familial, social, and religious"home"(71)....   [tags: Papers] 1005 words
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Becoming A Soldier - Becoming a soldier The clock was ringing so loudly, it was like he was actually screaming at me. I reached my hand and slapped it. I did not want the night to be over already. I knew that this morning would be very long and grueling, the morning that I have been waiting for in a great fear for several months. It was the morning I was drafted to the army. In Israel, every boy and girl who reaches eighteen have to join the army. It is mandatory and it is for a minimum of three years for boys and a year and eight months for girls....   [tags: essays research papers] 1415 words
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Letter to Soldier - Letter to Soldier When faced with obstacles in life, people rely on their family and friends to give them support and encouragement. Sometimes, family members can seem harsh and unkind, but their intentions are sincerely good. Mothers will always disapprove of their son’s choice in girlfriends, but she will shed tears of joy at the wedding. Fathers will never like their sons-in-law, but they still tell their daughters that they will find the perfect man. Thirty-year old men will always be treated as if they were ten by their mothers....   [tags: War Writing Papers]
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A Soldier's Life - A Soldier's Life 21st December 1915 It was cold this morning; frost lined the mud and filth surrounding my 'Dug Out'. Mud has seeped through my uniform the damp is causing me to become feverish, I have been sleeping in everything I have got recently and still shivering and today my great coat's so wet, I cannot use it. Oh well, a slight fever has got to be better than the dreaded trench foot, poor Harry he was taken off on a stretcher yesterday. He just couldn't continue his work here any longer....   [tags: Papers] 645 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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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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Review of the Forgotten Soldier - Many people question if Guy Sajer, author of The Forgotten Soldier, is an actual person or only a fictitious character. In fact, Guy Sajer in not a nom de plume. He was born as Guy Monminoux in Paris on 13 January 1927. At the ripe young age of 16, while living in Alsace, he joined the German army. Hoping to conceal his French descent, Guy enlisted under his mother's maiden name-Sajer. After the war Guy returned to France where he became a well known cartoonist, publishing comic books on World War II under the pen name Dimitri....   [tags: Book Reviews] 669 words
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The Roman Soldier: Primed for Battle - ... The weapons of the Roman soldier were of the utmost importance to his survival and the defense of Rome. For this reason they were always state-of-the-art for the era. While numerous weapons were available for use, the actual ones that he carried depended on his rank and the time period in which he served. In the early stages the weapons were based on those of the Greeks and Etruscan soldiers, but were eventually made to resemble the weapons of the Celtic nations. Obviously, the most significant weapon a soldier carried was his sword....   [tags: Roman History ]
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Reader-Response on Soldier's Home - Reader-Response on Soldier's Home The initial reaction I received from reading Soldier's Home, and my feelings about Soldier's Home now are not the same. Initially, I thought Harold Krebs is this soldier who fought for two years, returns home, and is disconnected from society because he is in a childlike state of mind, while everyone else has grown up. I felt that Krebs lost his immature years, late teens to early 20's, because he went from college to the military. I still see him as disconnected from society, because there isn't anyone or anything that can connect him to the simple life that his once before close friends and family are living....   [tags: American Literature] 1223 words
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Summer of My German Soldier - Summer of My German Soldier The novel, Summer of My German Soldier, written by Bette Greene is about a young Jewish girl, Patty, who befriends a Nazi soldier. She confides in him because of the lack of parental love in her life. The Nazi soldier shows Patty that she is a person of value and is important in the world. This is something that her parents have never told her. Michael Tuchner, director of the cinematic version of, Summer of My German Soldier, does a fair job of portraying the action in the novel, however some key scenes are not shown thus taking away important facts that the viewer would see....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1033 words
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Buffalo Soldier-Dreadlock Rasta? - Buffalo Soldier-Dreadlock Rasta. The Buffalo Soldier of the West and the Elimination of the Native American Race When black men first enlisted in the United States army, they were thought to be crazy. These were the men, who just a few years before, were being persecuted because of the color of their skin. Throughout time, the black man has suffered in more ways than we could imagine. The white man stole them from their homeland only for the sole purpose of making money. They were thought to be hard workers and very loyal....   [tags: essays papers]
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Haig as a Skilled and Efficient Soldier - Haig as a Skilled and Efficient Soldier C is written by Earl Haig the son of Haig therefore he would not want to portray negative images of his father. Earl says "it is high time my father should be given credit for the job he did." Earl also says "when the old soldiers who fought in the war were alive, I never heard a word of criticism from them." I know this is true because I have seen video footage of old soldiers saying Haig was a skilled soldier, these soldiers have no reason to lie....   [tags: Papers] 716 words
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A Soldier's Life in the Civil War - A Soldier's Life in the Civil War Life during the Civil War was not a pleasant time. There was basically utter chaos going on the South. Soldiers had to deal with the harsh conditions and the thought of death. Plantation owners had to worry about who was going to work their fields. Business owners had to worry about who was going to buy their products. Citizens had to worry about soldiers destroying their property. And the government had to worry about how to pay the soldiers and how to end the war....   [tags: Papers] 995 words
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“Soldier’s Home” by Hemingway - ... Upon returning home, Krebs felt different and distant from the town folk. No welcome home given by the town. Krebs was not welcomed home, “He came back much too late” (Hemingway 185). The war was over and had been for a couple of years and the town felt he should have been home earlier. Hemingway does not give an explanation why Harold is the last to return home after the war. The others drafted with him have all returned and received a hero’s welcome back from the town. Krebs returning to his hometown parallels that of Hemingway himself: “When Hemingway returned home early in 1919 he faced a period or readjustment....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 873 words
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Loss of soldier identity - ... With all the loss of life, the war was bound to have ramifications long after it ended. For Irene Zabytko, this rings true. In her short story, “Home Soil,” she illustrates a father and son, both soldiers during different wars. The pain of war transcends generations for these two characters. We can see that war has a lasting effect. Again, it is evident that family is important for a soldier’s return home. The father, being a soldier himself in a distant bloody war forgotten by many, though not him, is keen to the signs of a troubled soldier....   [tags: Comparative, Erdrich, O'Brien] 2537 words
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The Soldier - Critical Response - A poem which I have read recently is “Soldier” by Rupert Brooke. The main point in question throughout this poem is appreciation for ones country. I will prove that this is the main point in question during the course of my essay. The poem “Soldier” is Brooke’s views on the possible occurrence of his own death in the field and what he feels that foreign country would gain from his death. When viewing his own death Brooke only looks at the thoughts and ways England has provided him with in the course of his life....   [tags: essays research papers] 843 words
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A Soldier’s War - ... if I were to tell you the literal truth about that summer [it] would be that I played a lot of golf and worried a lot about the draft. But that’s a crummy story. It doesn’t make you feel anything” (qtd. in Moore). Though “On the Rainy River,” is not “real,” the effect of the raw emotion in the chapter is certainly authentic. Relying on the principle of eliciting emotion, O’Brien simplifies the foreign concept of war in the fabricated details of his narrative. In this way, O’Brien finds fiction is sometimes paradoxically more real than actuality....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Strengths and Weaknesses of a Former Soldier - ... My time in that city began to dwindle and I reached the point in my deployment when I knew I made it; I knew I was going home. While on the sixteen hour flight back to the United States, I had a great deal of time to reflect on everything that had happened. I realized I was a stronger person because of the time, energy, and effort I had put into this insurgent infested city named Ramadi. Even more important to understanding my personality than my deployment, was the ugly divorce with my wife that ultimately showed my resilient nature....   [tags: Biography and Music] 1459 words
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Never Leave a Soldier Behind - ... The service plans on sending out thousands of copies (Lubold). The army has also recognized that getting help is a challenge, and that the key to preventing suicide is overcoming the awkwardness of actually asking for help. Col. Elspeth C Ritchie, behavioral health psychiatry consultant to the Us Army Surgeon general said, “We need to make sure that all our soldiers know that it is okay to come in and get help, and were there to offer it to you" (Wood). Not only are the armed forces doing what it takes to encourage soldiers to seek help, they are making it so it does not have to be hidden....   [tags: Military Service, Mental Health]
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Government and Politics - A Soldier of Democracy - A Soldier of Democracy In November 1999, my grandfather became the first member of our family to vote in the United States. For me, this was a glimpse into a life of freedom and opportunity I was lucky to now be a part of. My family and I came to America six years ago from a country of hate and discrimination, where citizenship and voting were privileges reserved for the select few. My grandparents lived in Latvia most of their lives, and so did my parents. Yet they would never be citizens, for they were members, or relatives of members, of the Soviet Army, the occupants who invaded Latvia during World War II in their unasked-for attempt to destroy the Nazis....   [tags: Politics Political Essays] 1014 words
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Soldier Suicide as Political Statement - Soldier Suicide as Political Statement At least twenty-nine U.S. soldiers stationed in Iraq and Kuwait committed suicide between March 2003 and March 2004. Even the Pentagon considers this an "alarmingly high" suicide rate. It lead the military to commission a morale poll to be completed by Stars & Stripes (August 2003) and to send in a special mental health advisory team to assess the situation. In April 2004, military officials reported the team's conclusion: while the suicide rate for soldiers overseas is almost double that of the civilian population, is not considered a "crisis"....   [tags: Politics Army War Essays]
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life of US soldier - The quality of life of the single soldiers in the Army is at an all time high. Never before has there been such an effort to increase the quality of life as we have had in the last few years. From 1998-1999 the army spent nearly $600 million in new barracks construction or renovations to older barracks, building 30,000 1 + 1 spaces for junior enlisted. The command here at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center has also tried to keep the permanent party soldiers in a 1 + 1 style of living even though current events have forced some changes....   [tags: essays research papers] 958 words
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Emotional Detachment in "Soldier's Home" - A photo of Krebs during World War I shows him with a corporal and two German girls on the Rhine River. One's first thought of this picture may be of a lighthearted sightseeing trip on leave from the front. However, in the photograph, Krebs and the other corporal are described as "too big for their uniforms," the German girls as "not beautiful," and the Rhine does not even appear in the photograph (154). This is how Ernest Hemingway begins "Soldier's Home," the story of a young war veteran named Harold Krebs who has recently returned home....   [tags: American Literature] 511 words
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Soldier's Day In Iraq - What I thought would be a relaxing day for me as an American Army Soldier at Camp Warhorse in Baqubah, Iraq proved to be untrue. It was the morning of May 28th 2003 after a "normal night" consisting of a somewhat manageable sleep schedule despite the frequent mortar attacks on our camp. Emerging from my Colman tent I started my daily routine, shaving my face using the drivers side mirror of my humvee to see myself, and using my canteen cup to rinse my shaver. After cleaning up I ate cold chicken and rice from a MRE packet to energize myself for the long and hot day ahead....   [tags: Personal Narrative Descriptive] 1171 words
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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: Character Analysis]
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Soldier - The following statements can be applied to any solider on any side of any war within any time period. There, with that said lets talk about this common solider. When I say common, I mean the people who are doing the actual killing, which is what I think the SOLIDER from the original was referring to. If you want a good solider in battle you DO want a machine trained to kill without thought. There is certainly one thing you DO NOT want and that is hesitation to kill when you are called upon. If you are a solider and you have trouble making that distinction you will not be a solider for very long because you probably died in the first battle....   [tags: essays research papers] 631 words
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The Soldier - Travis was a quite a bit older than the other soldiers who enlisted for service during World War 11. He was in his early thirties, but most of the soldiers were in their late teens or early twenties. Travis had been working since he was a boy, so he felt that he knew something about how the world worked. He enlisted because he not only felt it was his duty to do so, but he also was looking for adventure. He was a tall, friendly man, with a booming voice and a good sense of humor. Soon, the younger soldiers were coming to him for advice or just to talk about how homesick they were....   [tags: essays research papers] 387 words
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An Overlook of The Stead Fast Tin Soldier - ... After bludgeoning us emotionally, Andersen returns to the incognito subconscious in order to extract enough power for the exposition to gain potency. “All of this” that “was very lovely” makes reference to the plethora of toys that the boy receives. As a result, this part of the prose takes advantage of our psychology and the negations of perceptibly inferior choices that occur when given an irresistible alternative: We vie for only “the biggest and baddest”. The description of the toys, which employs another mechanism where enumeration is the primary component, precedes the next part, which topples the preceding ideas, and employs a comparison of two unlike emotions: complacency and cupidity....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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An Overlook of The Stead Fast Tin Soldier - ... One can attribute the tension ensued by the manipulation to a derived incognito psychological effect caused by societal pressures. Relatable to this conjecture, the similarities between oppressed and the tin soldier’s malformation connects the literature with the human emotion of inadequacy. After bludgeoning us emotionally, Andersen returns to the incognito subconscious in order to extract enough power for the exposition to gain potency. “All of this” that “was very lovely” (Andersen, 217) makes reference to the plethora of toys that the boy receives....   [tags: Literature]
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Nadine Gordimer's A Soldier’s Embrace - A lion, apartheid, South Africa and racism. What do these things have in common. They all play a part in Nadine Gordimer’s collection of short stories called A Soldier’s Embrace published in 1980. This book is based around the lifestyle of South Africa, and the law separating the different cultures at that time (South Africa no longer has these laws of apartheid as of 1991). In the recent news, there was a story about South Africa and its quarrels. What happened was there was a black man who tried to enter South Africa illegally, and he was caught....   [tags: essays research papers] 801 words
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Creative Writing: American Soldier in Iraq - Missing Works Cited American Soldier "RUN!!" I heard a fellow soldier screaming as I looked around. "RUN!" I started to take off but I was too late. I am an American soldier and I just got my leg blown off by a grenade. As I lay here crying, yelling out in pain, I think about why I am even here. The president thought that Saddam Hussein MIGHT have had weapons of mass destruction (WMD), so he sent me here to die. After we searched and found that Hussein did not have any WMDs, what did President Bush decide to do....   [tags: essays research papers] 1473 words
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The Obstinate Toy Soldier in Mere Christianity - In C.S. Lewis' book Mere Christianity, The Obstinate Toy Soldier is a chapter with good points. Lewis takes his reader step by step through this chapter. In paragraph one he talks about how humans are consumed with the here and now, so people do not really think about what would have happened if humans never fell. Paragraph two is about how natural life and spiritual life are not just separate, but opposing sides. Lewis says this because people are born one way and God wants them another way. If these two sides, natural and spiritual life, combined then the way people normally do things would be destroyed in the process....   [tags: C.S. Lewis] 667 words
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