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Principles of Maneuver, Offensive and Surprise - The Valley Campaign of the Shenandoah Valley of 23 March to 9 June 1862 saw the rise of the Confederate Major General (MG) Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. The Shenandoah Valley campaign allowed for MG Jackson to incorporate the principles of maneuver, offensive and surprise operations (US Army Center of Military History, 2012) through the use of his cavalry and foot soldiers. FM 100-5 describes the following: Principles of Maneuver are to place the enemy in a position of disadvantage through the flexible application of combat power....   [tags: Military History ]
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Quite The Surprise: Narrative Fiction - ... It was on the front page," She frowned, looking between us. "You two _really_ need to start reading it. What if there was something important?" I sighed, "It's obvious we never read it Leilani," I laughed. "Now tell us more about the talent show!" Leilani's face glowed again. "Oh. Right. It's going to take place at the end of the school day in the auditorium!" "Do we know anyone competing?" Jett asked. Leilani giggled. "We might." Both Jett and I looked at each other with slightly wide eyes....   [tags: news, talent, show, school] 755 words
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Axe: Taking the Youth of the Nation By Surprise - Axe, has taken the youth of the nation by surprise, and more specifically the males. Axe is a brand of male grooming products that are marketed toward young males. So one would wonder what the problem with that is. Well, of course good hygiene and fresh scents are important to the youth of United State, but at what extent should one go to market that. Axe advertisements have gone so far to even promote the idea that there products help young males attract women. Axe body spray’s ad slogan “How Dirty Boys Get Clean”, truly has many people wondering what the meaning behind it is....   [tags: Advertising ]
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Rescuing Communication via Surprise and Delight - Though ironically praised for its power in being able to bring people together, technology is inevitably ruining the art of raw human interaction. Many services that once required face-to-face communication have been replaced by the workings of a sort of technological machine. The in-store shopping experience is now possible on the internet. Virtual classrooms make it possible for people to learn at home in front of their computer outside of a school setting. Just the simple concept of face-to-face communication has had many tool replacements, such as phone, text message, instant message, and e-mail....   [tags: Communication ]
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Personal Writing: The Day Of Surprise - Personal Writing: The Day of Surprise “That's so cool!” I exclaimed. In my hand was a Valentines Day card which folded to make a spaceship. I was in a Hallmark card shop with my father, looking at cards for the upcoming holiday. “If I got you that card now, then it wouldn't be a surprise later,” my father logically stated. “But it's neat. See, it folds into a spaceship.” “I'll get it for you but... just act surprised for your mother when you open the card.” “Okay dad,” I answered as we walked up to the counter....   [tags: essays research papers] 900 words
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Pearl Harbor not a surprise - Introduction – Pearl Harbor was vulnerable to attack because of the obstruction of defense and warning. I. Signs of Japan’s intent to attack II. Politics involvement A. War support B. Eight-step plan III. Neglected warning signs near Pearl Harbor soon before the attack A. Midget subs B. Radar detecting The attack on Pearl Harbor has been known to be a complete surprise. Whenever one thinks about it, they consider that it was. They may think that it was a total surprise except for a few small warning signs that our government seems to have ignored....   [tags: essays research papers] 1098 words
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Namibia as a Pleasant Surprise on the African Continent - Namibia as a Pleasant Surprise on the African Continent Tourists coming to Namibia often have a complete misperception of what it is like here. Most tourists expect to be greeted by half-naked savages, brandishing torches and knives and dancing about a campfire, the women sitting and grinding maize, whilst the lions prowl around the perimeter of the settlement. I have seen numerous people disembark from luxury ocean liners in the port of Walvis Bay with looks of absolute astonishment on their faces, as if they expected to be ferried out on a rowboat on to a deserted beach....   [tags: Papers] 1320 words
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The Literal and Metaphorical Explainations of Death in Emily Dickinson’s Apparently With No Surprise - ... This shows how the big picture aspects of life are not affected by the impact of death. Like clockwork, the cycles of nature continue on and on. To show the interactions of nature, Dickinson chooses to have alliteration between the main actors in her poem, the Flower and Frost. In a most literal sense, Dickinson appears to state that death is just but another part in the experiences of nature, uncontrolled by man, only by God. The final lines of the poem show how nature’s only purpose is to serve “For an approving God” (8)....   [tags: nature, god, flower]
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Camping: The Rescue of Jack and Taylor - ... They set up camp and tried to stay warm with blankets and a fire. The next morning, they woke up to a sheet of snow covering their tent. They tried to get out to experience the snow, but all they could see was white. Everywhere they looked, it was all white. It just kept snowing, snowing, snowing…. “How long do you think this will last?” Taylor desperately asked her husband. “Um, I am sure it won’t last that long.” Jack said, not even believing his own words. They huddled back inside the tent, trying to keep warm any way they could....   [tags: surprise, camping, hiking, snow] 870 words
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My Surprise at the Number of Romantic Relationships with Women - ... Because, he acted as a man the relationship between him and his wife seemed normal and they were happy. But, because the legal system and media felt that these actions were not normal (Shaw, S. M., & Lee, J. (2011). Mr. X was and his wife was separated and their marriage was denounced and they were both told to seek psychiatric treatment (Shaw, S. M., & Lee, J. (2011). I felt that is story was very sad, because Mr.X and his wife were very happy and not harming anyone. They were judged because they lived a different life style....   [tags: lesbian, bisexual, culture]
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The Sunflower Surprise - “...history has taught us a lesson that should never be forgotten: America must be prepared to defend freedom whenever it is threatened. Should the occasion again arise when armaments are necessary- and history says it will- America shall be ready and so shall Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant” (Sunflower: War Arsenal). Many kids these days are wrapped up in their friends and the newest technological devices that they fail to read about rich history that helped shape the world they live in. The quote above brings me a sense of pride for the amazing state I live in; it makes me think of a time when internet sensations didn’t exist and neighbors would ban together under the American flag to cru...   [tags: freedom, isolationism]
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A Surprise Visit - ... “I think I’ll just drop you off if you don’t mind, but call me later if you need to ok?” He leaned over and gave me a big hug and sped off. I stood in the driveway for a half a second, trying to collect my thoughts before dealing with Chloe. I went inside not even bothering to acknowledge the foursome, I wasn’t in the mood for any more drama today; all I really wanted to do was crawl into bed and pull the covers over my head. I stuck my hand in my bag, fishing around for the house keys, it was taking an aggravatingly long time and I was getting more flustered by the minute....   [tags: peronal narrative] 902 words
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Japanese Internment in Canada: Unnecessary and Avoidable - The fate of thousands changed on December 7, 1941 when Japanese planes left Pearl Harbour in Hawaii devastated after a surprise attack. The American Pacific fleet stationed there was nearly obliterated: 2,403 Americans were dead, 188 planes had been destroyed, and 8 battleships lay wrecked (Donlan, 4). However, the real tragedy was to come when nations would turn against their people and democracy’s very foundations would have to be questioned. Such a time came in 1942 when 23,000 Japanese Canadians were interned; over 75% of them were Canadian citizens (Hickman, 72)....   [tags: pearl harbor, surprise attack, WWII]
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The Unexpected Surprise of Violence - No being on this planet will know exactly what will happen tomorrow. Every action they make today can alter an event in two weeks without awareness. But, life is valued poorly in the twenty-first century as another ordinary day of constant repetition. “You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen” (Coelho). Life becomes valued once risks are taken, but the outcome is never expected. Shirley Jackson, reader of witchcraft books, horrifies people with her perspective on the understanding of merciless rituals that kept communities at ease....   [tags: shirley jackson, the lottery, life value]
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Hedda Gabler and the Lower Depths - Use of Surprise Suicide Ending - For Maxim Gorki and Henrik Ibsen, the "the surprise ending" is a device to highlight the extreme desperation and hopelessness man is often faced. In both cases, the plays end with an act of suicide - The Actor in The Lower Depths, and Hedda in Hedda Gabler. The alcoholic Actor dreamt of a far off hospital that helped drunkards by curing them of their disease. He struggles through out the play trying to find this path to redemption. Hedda tries to control a world that she is trapped in. This control would result in her freedom to exist in true self-expression....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 994 words
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America’s Response to Pearl Harbor - Introduction America’s initial response to the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 was that of disbelief and shock. This attack took place on a Sunday morning and what surprised many was the fact that a tiny island nation situated in the Asian mainland could bring out that kind of a feat thousands of miles away from its actual homeland. A major part of this shock and disbelief was based mainly on the stereotypical view that the Americans had on the Japanese people – short people with oriental features that appeared exaggerated....   [tags: Imperial Japan, Surprise Attack]
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Surprise Trip - We landed in Seattle, the airport wasn't very crowed, and smelt of fast food, the small airport matched the small airplane we flew on. I looked over at my brothers, the twins, Dimitri and Vladimir, there handsome faces contoured into a look of disgust. Then I looked to my father, Lucius, he was smiling brightly, his bright blue eyes scanning his surroundings, his smile never faded. It was hard to comprehend a reason to why we would leave our home in Texas. I was born and raised in Waxahachie, Texas and I truly loved my hometown....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 991 words
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A Shocking Surprise: Dr. Stanley Milgram - ... The drawing of straws was fixed to always make the participant a teacher. The two participants (one the colleague of Milgram) were separated into two different rooms. The room the teacher, or participant, was in contained an electric shock generator that had switches marked from 15 volts to 450 volts. At 15 volts it read: Slight Shock, at 375 volts it read: Danger: Severe Shock, and finally at 450 volts it read: XXX (McLeod 2). In the other room the learner, Milgrams Colleague, was strapped to a chair and was attached with electrodes....   [tags: obedience to authority, psychological research]
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pearl harbor - The attack on Pearl Harbor was a tragic event in American history. President Franklin Roosevelt called December 7, 1941, "a date which will live in infamy." On that day, Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor and killed more than 2,300 Americans during the attack. The attack took the United States by surprise and especially the undefended naval base. There were a lot of factors that played a role in the attack, including why Japan thought they had to attack, how they were able to achieve surprise, and the damage they inflicted on the American fleet....   [tags: World War II, Surprise Attack]
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Saving the Postal Service: The Problems, the Solutions, and the "Surprise" - At one point or another, we have all held and opened a piece of mail. Whether it was a birthday card, a letter from a friend, or even a bill, we have all held a piece of paper that was sent from somewhere else. Even in the age of Facebook and email, it is likely that you have held a piece of mail and most likely, the way it got from point A (the person sending the mail) to point B (the person receiving the mail) was through the United States Postal Service, or the USPS. In the past decade, the postal service has experienced a decreased volume in their letter mail....   [tags: Five Day Delivery, Congressional Control]
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Surprise! Different Conditions Equals Different Outlook - Tambudzai, the main character of Nervous Conditions, is looked upon as the “hero” or “possessor” of the story. How is this accomplished besides presenting a first person experience. How else than making the character better by comparison. Nyasha becomes Tambu’s support, boosting Tambu, but not herself. Tambu admits that “Nyasha would not be good for” her (103). Nyasha is represented as negative, even to Tambu, an attempt at further impressing the image of the hero/anti-hero relationship. The following, to put their relationship into some context, will analyze Nyasha, with respect to Tambu, and how they relate through their culture, class, and education....   [tags: Literature Review] 787 words
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North Korea Surprise Attack - In 1949, Congress dragged its feet in considering a $150 million dollar aid bill to South Korea. Syngman Rhee had so often talked about invading North Korea that US leaders feared giving him too much in the way of weapons. For this reason, South Korea was sent only rifles, bazookas, and light artillery; tanks an airplanes were held back. Also by 1949, most of the US military had moved out. Only 500 advisors, known as KMAG (the Korean Military Advisory Group) remained in South Korea, under the command of Brigadier-General William L....   [tags: essays research papers] 363 words
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Franz Kafka's Die Verwandlung: The Metamorphosis of the Fairy Tale Tradition - “When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin. He was lying on his back as hard as armor plate, and when he lifted his head a little he saw his vaulted brown belly, sectioned by arch-shaped ribs, to whose dome the cover, about to slide off completely, could barely cling. His many legs, pitifully thin compared with size of the rest of him, were waving helplessly before his eyes” (Kafka 255). Renowned German writer, Franz Kafka, wrote the short story “The Metamorphosis (translated from its original German title: "Die Verwandlung")” in 1912 and later published in 1915 to much acclaim from both casual readers and crit...   [tags: Surprise Ending, Familial Love]
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Descriptive Essay: My First Surprise Party - I am the one in the picture with the sloppy bun in my hair and the bright red cheeks. The one who can't stop smiling. With all my friends surrounding me, it was one of the best days of my life. All fifteen of us look happy; it was a night for many smiles. Everyone is crowded around the table. There are a lot of red cheeks in the picture; the room was as hot as a sauna. There was a strong smell of barbeque sauce in the air as well. The picture was taken right after dinner. The table we are crowded around is messy....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples] 1114 words
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The Suprise Attack on Pearl Harbor - Plan of Investigation The purpose of this investigation is to evaluate how the attack on Pearl Harbor wasn’t a surprise to Roosevelt and the United States. The main body of evidence will investigate what events lead up to the attack, diplomatic relations between Japan and the U.S., and the resulting factors of the attack. Evidence will include eyewitness accounts and newly released top secret documents. Documents will be analyzed in regards to their value, origin, purpose, and limitation in order to properly evaluate the evidence....   [tags: diplomatic relations, USA, Japan, US History]
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Kinder Surprises Banned in the US due to Choking Hazard - ... I understand the choking hazard; adults have good reason to worry. Little tykes choking to death on Kinder Eggs by shoving the whole things down his or her throat isn’t a swell time. Adults are apparently keen on not allowing joy to small children anymore either. Let me add I lived in Baudette until I was seven, meaning I enjoyed Kinder Eggs for a good three years (or more, I’m no genius in exact memory). Kinder Surprises not only have a warning label, but Austin writes Kinder Eggs are the “same size as a normal hen’s egg.” This means to shove an entire Kinder Egg in a three-year-olds mouth is quite the task....   [tags: Cereal, Chocolate, Toy]
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The Long Path to Christianity in Surprised by Joy - The Long Path to Christianity in Surprised by Joy       Surprised by Joy is essentially an account of those factors that brought Lewis to a mature, adult Christian faith. Lewis begins his work with an overview of the Lewis household and his early schooling. “The reality Lewis found on the pages of his parents' extensive library seems as tangible and meaningful to him as anything that occurred in the "outside" world” (Hannay 41). Lewis depicts himself and brother, William, as absolute confidants who share their deepest longings and secrets--all in the security of their parents' home....   [tags: Surprised by Joy Essays]
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Analysis of Wordsworth’s Surprised by Joy -  Analysis of Wordsworth’s Surprised by Joy       Death, like ink dropped in a glass of water, taints one's perception of life by coloring every experience with a sad shade of grief. In his poem, "Surprised by Joy," William Wordsworth relates how a moment of joy caused him to remember the death of his four-year-old daughter, Catharine. The memory effectively crushed any positive feelings he had during his encounter with joy and replaced them with quilt and sadness. This sonnet, though Italian in rhyme scheme, abandons the typical conflict-to-resolution form of argument for one which begins with the desired end-result and progresses towards the heart of the problem....   [tags: Surprised by Joy Essays]
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The Relation of Thought and Emotion in William Wordsworth’s Surprised by Joy - The Relation of Thought and Emotion in William Wordsworth’s Surprised by Joy   Dr. Branson's comments: This essay was written in response to an explication exercise in a course designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of the English major. It demonstrates not only excellence as an explication, but also as an interdisciplinary application of psychological theory to literary analysis.   In the sonnet "Surprised by Joy," William Wordsworth relates an episode of his struggle to cope with the death of his young daughter....   [tags: Surprised Joy]
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Mingle With Other Cultures: You May Suprise Yourself - Mingle with other cultures: you may surprise yourself The ethnic mix on Alberta Avenue is a learning opportunity The Alberta Ave neighbourhood is a mosaic of ethnicities with their varying world views. To some, this mix of foreign outlooks is difficult to understand and may even be frightening. What they are missing is an opportunity for intercultural interaction which is necessary to be successful in our modern world. With expanding globalization, we need to be able to interact positively with people from different cultures to lead a fulfilled life that stretches our potential....   [tags: ethinicity, communication, interpersonal harmony] 565 words
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Surprised By Joy - There are times when we should mourn. There are times for tears and sorrow. There are times when being appropriate means giving in to grief. When the world looks to see our reaction to loss, we must turn our faces grim and prove our love for what has gone. But in those moments of appropriate sadness, does there not exist any of the things that make us happy. Does the original loss color all things gray and remove the possibility for joy. No. The world remains the same, save for the void where once was the beloved thing....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 2294 words
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"Derailed" - Packed With Suspense and Surprises - Derailed is a story about an innocent man who works in an advertising company, and suddenly involves in something he would not imagine; having an affair, being terribly blackmailed, and wanted by the police for a murder, all because he misses his usual train to work one day. Charles Schine, a husband to a schoolteacher named Deanna and a father of Anna, his adolescent daughter who suffers diabetes. One day, he is late for work, so he rushes to catch his usual train. As the ticket inspector asks for his ticket which he forgets to buy, he finds himself penniless....   [tags: Literature Review] 921 words
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God's Sovereign Rule Comes on Earth in Tom Wright's Surprised by Hope - ... Wright then continues with the early Christian meaning of resurrection, even including seven mutations of the Jewish resurrection belief from which Christians derive their belief. Discussing resurrection leads to the events of Easter; Wright highlights the features includes in the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The features are: there is no use of Scripture to describe fulfillment of the resurrection Jesus, all gospels include women as the main witnesses to the resurrection, the writers all describe Jesus’ body as physically human yet having the ability to move through locked doors, and none of the gospels mention the future Christian hope part of their Easter account....   [tags: Christian, heaven, ascension]
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Surprised by Joy and William Blake’s poem, The Sick Rose” Highlight the Pain Love Can Create - ... The question “how could I forget thee?” is used in this poem to stress the importance of his memories of his deceased daughter which being the only thing that he has of her. The poet successfully expresses his opinion on how much pain love can create through his use of various poetic techniques. Similarly, William Blake’s poem, “The Sick Rose” uses personification, symbolism, oxymoron and rhyme to highlight the pain love can create. The “rose” symbolises natural beauty or love in this poem. When “O Rose thou art sick” is used as a personification, it implies that their love is sick....   [tags: poetic techniques, emotive language, symbols]
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Sexuality and Surprises in 8 Femmes, a Film by François Ozon - ... The main plot of the film is for the audience to figure out who killed the man of the house Marcel. There are right possible suspects which are all female, hence the name of the title. The title is simple just like the plot of the film. In the film Suzon, a college girl home from winter break, is reunited with her family. She is reunited with her mother Gaby, her little sister Catherine, and her wheel chaired bound grandmother Mamy. Everyone is talking, and singing until Augustine, the aunt of Suzon and her sister; comes down and complains about the family and the two female maids Madame Chanel and Louise....   [tags: Cinema, Mystery]
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The Nine Doctrines of War - ... There is not much they could have done about the weather, but they could have had backup plans for security. They also could have taken medics, outlined clearer plans, and have been prepared for the worst. Moreover, Operation Fortitude had set up an elaborate deception to provide the illusion that the Allies had a large army preparing to attack Calais Harbor. Patton was their General because the Allies knew Hitler would be watching wherever Patton was. The army was the First United States Army Group (FUSAG)....   [tags: security, battle of midway, japanese] 2145 words
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Reasons for the Attack on Pearl Harbor - December 7th, 1941. This was the date of one of the most important attacks on the United States in the history of America. This was the date of the Japanese attack on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The attack on the naval base at Pearl Harbor was the last straw that led to the United States joining World War II as part of the Allied Power. The bombing was in reaction to many economic sanctions that were placed on Japan, so the bombing was not just to make the United States mad....   [tags: japanese attack, malaya, doolittle raid]
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Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray - What is the author trying to say about life through this book. Explain why you think so. I am not to sure on exactly what the author is trying to say through this book. I think he is telling us to live a full and moral life. Well I don't think he expects us to lead a completely moral life, but because of the picture of Dorian's soul I think he was trying to say lead a good life. He wants us to know that we can sin, its completely normal, but the more you do it the uglier your soul gets....   [tags: English Literature] 1195 words
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Remembering Pearl Harbor - ... They knew that their plan was extremely risky, so the chance of success depended on complete surprise for the U.S. Pacific fleet. The Japanese attack force, led by Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo, began the 3,000 mile sneaky journey. Sneaking Six aircraft carriers, nine destroyers, two battleships, two heavy cruisers, one light cruiser, and three submarines across the Pacific Ocean undetected would be a very challenging task. The Japanese were very worried that they would be spotted by another ship, so they continually dodged major shipping lines, gradually staying undetected....   [tags: war between Japan and the United States] 519 words
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The 1950 North Korean Invasion - The following open source, previously classified US government documents serve as primary evidence for this essay. A deterrence strategy is the main defense to reduce risk. Lampel and Shapira remark “…a rational actor will also practice vigilance”, or the monitoring (intelligence) of others to reduce risk “…to prevent strategic surprises before they happen” (Lampel and Shapira 2001, 599). Intelligence agencies’ strive to maintain objectivity, and knowledge of policymaker’s goals, to effectively, and clearly communicate threat estimation....   [tags: Military Intelligence]
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare - In today’s society, people’s wills are corrupt by the power and politics of the government. This is also evident in William Shakespeare’s play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. Shakespeare was born in 1564, about one hundred miles from London, in a market town called Stratford-Upon-Avon. By 1585, Shakespeare had begun his career as an actor and playwright, in London. Shakespeare joined a play company, Lord Chamberlain’s Men, in 1594. Because Shakespeare had a share in the theater company and the theaters where they preformed, he became a wealthy man and bought a house in Stratford for his family....   [tags: Character Analysis, Themes]
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The Birthday Party - When a wife surprises her husband on his birthday, an ironic turn of events occurs. Katherine Brush’s “The Birthday Party” is a short story about relationships, told from the perspective of a nearby observer. Brush uses the words and actions of the married couple to assert that a relationship based on selfishness is weak. Immediately, the narrator stereotypes the couple by saying “they looked unmistakably married” (1). The couple symbolizes a relationship. Because marriage is the deepest human relationship, Brush chose a married couple to underscore her message and strengthen the story....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Katherine Brush] 527 words
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Loss of Innocence in The Flowers, by Alice Walker - ... Ultimately, however, imagery is used to focus on the gruesome scene splayed out before Myop, predominantly using visual imagery to build a picture of a black man who had “large white teeth”, “long fingers, and very big bones” before they were “cracked or broken”. The imagery of decay further suggests that something that had been clean and whole has now been tainted by the harsh reality of a cruel world, emphasized further in examples such as how “the buckles of the overalls had turned green” and “all his clothes had rotted away” as a direct visual contrast from “the peacefulness of the morning”....   [tags: symbolism, appearance, imagery]
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Filmmaker's Use of Shock in Psycho and Jaws - ... This infamous shower scene engrosses the viewer with guilty glimpses that reveal nothing inappropriate yet continue to entice audiences to watch. Furthermore, this scene horrifies audiences with its brutal stabbing, which is seemingly viewed from the killer's point-of-view. The vulnerability and nakedness of a common shower as a murder scene is a cleverly positioned event meant to involve and effect the viewer to full capacity. In addition, Hitchcock uses ominous lighting and music to further shock his audience and create suspense in this scene....   [tags: thriller, suspense, camara, ]
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The Attack on Pearl Harbor - A day that will forever live in infamy. On December 7th, 1941 the United States was brutally brought into a world war with an attack upon Pearl Harbor. While this was over seventy years ago, questions still remain. The American people must ask as a country, did the United States government know about the impending attack. Did the American Service men and women die in vain. Over Two thousand people died due to the possible withholding of military information by the United States Government (“Background)....   [tags: United States joins world war II]
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The Battle of Singapore - Introduction The Battle of Singapore took place during World War II from January 31 to February 15, 1942. The two opposing forces were the British and Japanese. Lieutenant General Author Percival led 85, 000 men to defend the war while Lieutenant General Tomoyuki Yamashita commanded the invasion with 36, 000 men. The onslaught to invade British Malaya commenced in December 8, 1941. During this period, General Yamashita started invading this British colony from Indochina and subsequently from Thailand....   [tags: The Defence and Fall of Singapore]
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Exploring Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho - For this paper I chose to explore Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho because it has remained the only horror movie I’ve seen to date. I went into a couple others but immediately left; let’s just say horror is not my favorite genre of film. People may or may not always call Psycho a horror film, it may be more of a thriller to people nowadays, but I still believe the correct genre analysis is horror because it should always refer to the genre at the time the film was created and released. I chose Psycho because I spent multiple weeks in high school studying Hitchcock, and Psycho specifically, so I feel comfortable writing on it....   [tags: movie analysis]
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