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Character Sketch of The Sniper

- Character Sketch of The Sniper War. Death. Pain. Anger and remorse. None are pleasantries, but all are faced and handled every day. In Liam O'Flaherty's "The Sniper," all of these things are brought to an acute reality. To aid in his creation of such emotional conflict, O'Flaherty portrayed the sniper as a very controversial character. We can see this contrast in personality by looking at appearance, actions, and thoughts. "...the face of a student, thin and ascetic,...eyes had the cold gleam of the fanatic." And so the sniper is described in a physical sense....   [tags: Sniper]

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Contradicting Character of The Sniper

- Contradicting Character of The Sniper In this Irish war we have two sides, but this can also be reflected in the two sides within the Sniper himself. The Sniper seems experienced yet amateur, cold yet emotional, lusting for war yet hating it, self-assured yet vulnerable, and clear-minded yet mad; he is a living contradiction. The Sniper exhibits qualities that are both experienced and amateur. O’Flaherty describes the Sniper as “a man who is used to looking at death”, from which we can infer that the sniper has seen many deaths, since a person who is exposed frequently to death gradually grows senseless to it....   [tags: The Sniper]

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The Sniper By Liam O ' Flaherty

- Novelist and short story writer, Liam O’Flaherty grew up in a village on the western coast of Ireland. He was a good student when he was young, and when he grew older, he enlisted in the British Army. Later, after enlisting in the army, he began to write stories while he was in the war. Many of Liam O’Flaherty’s short stories about war, have become very popular throughout the world. One of his greatest, most popular stories, “The Sniper” has some of O’Flaherty’s experiences of being in the war....   [tags: Short story, Fiction, Sniper]

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Overview of O'Flaherty's The Sniper

- During the Irish Civil War of 1922, the Republicans and the Free State soldiers went head to head over the establishment of the Irish Free State. This meant that Ireland would be independent from the United Kingdom, yet still be a part of the British Empire. In the war, Liam O’Flaherty fought for the Republicans at the famous Four Courts rebellion (O'Brien). Due to his experiences during the war, O’Flaherty found inspiration for his short story “The Sniper”. He wrote “The Sniper” a few months after fighting in the war....   [tags: free state, republican sniper]

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The Sniper By Liam O ' Flaherty

- The Sniper Analysis The thirty-fourth president of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, once said, “I hate war as only a soldier who has seen its brutality, its fatality, and its stupidity.” This quote and pertains to the sniper since in the short story Liam O 'flaherty declares about a young man in the story is on a roof fighting in the civil war in Ireland. O 'flaherty writes this short story about a sniper fighting in the war to describe how brutal warfare is. One way that is used to describe how horrible combat is....   [tags: World War II, War, Sniper, Short story]

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The Dc Sniper Beltway Attacks

- The DC Sniper Beltway Attacks MalvoHow It All Started October 2002 was the beginning of what seemed like the longest three weeks in the Washington Metropolitan Area. No one wanted to believe that what was happening would change the lives of thousands. What appeared to be a random killing spree by an enraged lunatic, turned out to be part of a massive plan that claimed the lives of ten innocent people in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. When these shootings first began, they were believed to be linked to a white van or truck....   [tags: Beltway sniper attacks, John Allen Muhammad]

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Comparing Short Stories “The Sniper” and “The Most Dangerous Game”

- “The Sniper” and “The Most Dangerous” Game are both different stories, written by different authors. Liam O’Flaherty is the author of “The Sniper”. He was born on one of Ireland’s Aran Islands, in a large family. Since the Aran Islands have a tradition of oral storytelling, Liam O’Flaherty’s house was full of different kinds of stories. He also wrote about Irish peasant life and captured the struggles of the Irish Civil War. His best known novel is “The Informal”, and it talks about a betrayal set during the Irish Troubles....   [tags: Sniper, Most Dangerous Game,]

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The Sniper : Criminal Theory Strain And Differential

- Beltway Sniper: Criminal Theory Strain and Differential John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo are two murderers that are known as the Beltway Sniper. Muhammad and Malvo killings are known to be random, which categorizes their killings as a killing spree. During the duration of their killing spree, they caused major panic throughout the United States. This notorious shootings that terrorized the United States took place in 2002. The shootings ended up taking the lives of 10 individuals and injuring 3 others (Blades, 2005, para.1)....   [tags: Beltway sniper attacks, John Allen Muhammad]

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The Sniper by Liam O'Flaherty

- The Sniper by Liam O'Flaherty As a socialistic society we live in we find ourselves in positions were conflicts arise between friends or family. 'The Sniper'; was written by Liam O ' Flaherty to express a subtle yet powerful opinion on such a conflict. With references this essay will analyse the short story bringing to light the structure used to contribute to the theme. The basic plot of the story is based during an evening within the Irish civil wars. It tells of a republican sniper sitting on a rooftop and neutralising enemy units as the cross a bridge....   [tags: Sniper Liam O'Flaherty Essays Papers]

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The Psychological Effects of War Exposed in The Sniper by Liam O’Flaherty

- The Psychological Effects of War Exposed in “The Sniper,” by Liam O’Flaherty War can destroy a man both in body and mind for the rest of his life. In “The Sniper,” Liam O’Flaherty suggests the horror of war not only by presenting its physical dangers, but also by showing its psychological effects. We are left to wonder which has the longer lasting effect—the visible physical scars or the ones on the inside.      In this story the author shows how location plays a big part in how physically dangerous a war is....   [tags: Liam O’Flaherty The Sniper]

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A Sniper's Night

- Just outside a small town, in the dense woods was a sniper preparing himself for the coming night. The moon had begun to peer up, fading away the summer twilight. It was a harsh, desolate place the sniper was to inhabit tonight. He set his sniper rifle against a nearby tree; he lowered his head into his hands. He took deep breaths. The sniper was a young man. Strong, with sleek features, he looked like a normal person any other day, but on nights like these he was a different man. His eyes were cold, gleaming like a hunter, but deep and withered like a man who has seen too much death....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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The Sniper

- In 'The Sniper'; Liam O' Flaherty suggest the horror of war not only by presenting its physical dangers but also by showing its psychological effects. The story takes place in Dublin around the beleaguered Four Courts in the middle of the city where gunfire of heavy guns, machine guns, and rifles break the silence around the sniper because of a civil war that is especially dangerous because the enemy looked similar to yourself. The sniper is on the roof in a vulnerable situation because there is no cover, no place to hide....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Sniper

- The Sniper "The Sniper" places a strong emphasis on the evils of war, and yet paints a vivid image of mankind's qualities and their society. Employing the technique of describing one particular sniper to symbolise a general subject, readers are able to gain a deep insight into the evils of war. In this story, the assembly of setting, contrasting characters and themes of fanaticism and division of loyalties are vital to conveying the horror of war. On the other hand, "The Sniper" also discusses the power of war, depicting it as the decider of life and death for men....   [tags: English Literature Essays]

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The Sniper

- War is a very controversial dilemma, which could be solved in an orderly fashion rather then a callous disaster where young men and women die. This cataclysmic story takes place in a short story written by Liam O'Flaherty, the story takes place in Dublin, Ireland during the 1920's where a Republican sniper is involved with a terrible accident. He suffers dramatic injury to the soul and heart when someone that he loves dearly is shot. The story's theme is intensified through situational irony, which shows the pointlessness of armed conflict....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Sniper

- The Sniper Men were brutally being pushed on to the boats. The generals were beating them, because they wouldn't move. They were to scared to fight against the well armoured Germans. The raging voices of the Generals was under-heard due to the screaming of the frightened soldiers. As the boats set off the horrified soldiers looked back to see the former corpses of there fellow comrades murdered buy their own generals. The generals kept shooting in the air to try and stop the traitors from swimming away....   [tags: Papers]

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The Sniper By Liam O ' Flaherty

- “The Sniper,” by Liam O’Flaherty is a short story of a Republican sniper and his struggle for survival during wartime. The story details the civil war involving the Republicans and the Free Staters in Dublin, Ireland. The distinction between Republicans and Free Staters is their opposing view on the separation and unification of Ireland. The Republicans favored the unification of Ireland ;whereas, the Free staters did not (2011, June 1). Liam O’Flaherty served in the Irish Guards and was no stranger to the devastation of war (2015)....   [tags: World War I, World War II, American Civil War]

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The Sniper By Liam O ' Flaherty

- Darkness surrounds the sniper as he lies quietly on a rooftop with his rifle in his hands. As he awaits his enemies below him, stalking them like prey. Liam O’Flaherty author of “The Sniper,” uses this young man to represent a battle raging in the man’s country. A battle is raging on in the Irish nation forcing soldiers to kill one another. Liam O’Flaherty gives a powerful opinion on the conflict taking place, using various literary techniques to catch the reader’s eyes. His overall structure contributes to development of themes in the theme in the paper....   [tags: Human, KILL, War, American Civil War]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' American Sniper '

- "There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful thananything that bleeds. Don 't wait until you break. - Laurell Hamilton" This is oftentimes the sentiment felt by soldiers who have served in active duty and have been witnesses to tragedies that leave them emotionally scarred. The Clint Eastwood directed film, American Sniper is amovie that features the real life tragedy of American soldier, Chris Kyle, who served in theUnited States military as a Navy Seal, which is an elite group (Kenny, 2014 and Treitschke,2015)....   [tags: Posttraumatic stress disorder, Vietnam War, Army]

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The Movie ' American Sniper '

- Guns are just objects that don’t have the free will to kill. Guns don’t kill people, people like people. Guns don 't kill people just like pencils do not misspell the words on your paper; that’s your mistake. Guns do not load themselves with bullets just like forks don’t make you fat when you scarf down dark chocolate cake. On the website, debate.org, people threw their hats in the ring and gave their opinions about, “Do guns kill people?” one individual said, “If we didn 't have guns we wouldn 't be standing up for our democracy and wouldn 't be able to protect ourselves (if there were ever a need) against an over- controlling, corrupt, government.” The movie, American Sniper was also about...   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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Media's Take on The Beltway Sniper Attacks

- A. Plan of Investigation This investigation analyzes how the reports of the Beltway Sniper Attacks were given (newspaper or television, etc.) changed the public’s reaction the amount attention that was given to this event. To be able to analyze this, I will look at different newspaper reports that were published discussing the different ways that the media took to reporting about this event. The varying reasons for differing reports will be explored; along with the different ways these reports affected American citizens....   [tags: false information, ban, shootings]

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The Beltway Snipers: Serial Killers

- According to federal law The term ‘serial killings’ means a series of three or more killings, not less than one of which was committed within the United States, having common characteristics such as to suggest the reasonable possibility that the crimes were committed by the same actor or actors. Throughout history serial killers have always been a fascination among many individuals. On numerous of occasions law enforcement has tried to dive into the psyche of these killers to determine why they kill....   [tags: Murders, Assasinations, Sniper]

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American Sniper By Tim O ' Brien

- The number one thing that comes to mind when I think of a war story is American Sniper. It would be the perfect example of what someone would think of. It shows the things that Chris Kyle went through while he was fighting in the war and the adjustment that he had when he returned home from the war. Even before the movie came out when I heard of someone returning home from being away at war the thing that came to mind was them dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Not everyone that come home from serving in the war does not deal with PTSD, but media makes you think that it affects everyone....   [tags: Thought, Thing, Mind, Feeling]

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Comparing The Sniper and Ambush

- Comparing The Sniper and Ambush There are many similarities and differences between the two short stories The Sniper and Ambush. Both short stories have very interesting settings that take place in different places. Ambush and The Sniper also have very similar characters but with very different outlooks and feelings. The two short stories have very intriguing but very similar themes. The settings in the short stories The Sniper and Ambush are very different but have a few similarities....   [tags: Papers]

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The Sniper Continues - Original Writing

- The Sniper Continues - Original Writing It was cold and empty, all life drained. The Sniper looked deep into his brother's face and reminisced of the days when they would play with toy guns and kill each other. He imagined his brother sitting up and laughing just as he would have done years ago. He still kept looking into his brother's face oblivious to the hail of gunfire around him. He hugged his brother's limp dead body and cried on his shoulder shaking, it took a bullet hitting the chest of his brother to bring him back to his senses....   [tags: Papers]

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The Sniper - Original Writing

- The Sniper - Original Writing The long June twilight faded into night. Dublin lay covered in mist and enveloped in darkness but for the dim light of the moon that glazed through fleecy clouds, casting a pale light approaching dawn over the streets and the dark waters of the Lake. Around the deserted Four Courts the heavy guns roared. Here and there through the city, machine guns and rifles broke the silence of the night, like dogs barking on lone farms. Republicans and Free Staters were waging civil war....   [tags: Papers]

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Sniper Coward or Hero

- Sniper Coward or Hero Since the invention of the firearm, skilled individuals with specialized equipment have influenced the ebb and flow of the battlefield. At times this influence has been so great as to turn the tide of history. The long-range sharpshooter or sniper has had a telling effect on the direction, drive, and scope of battle. The sniper has felled the command structure of his enemies, rendered their equipment useless, and driven fear into the heart of the men. Thus, the sniper is one of the most effective weapons on the field of battle....   [tags: essays papers]

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Boyhood, Selma And American Sniper : Race Meets Masculinity On

- In the article Boyhood, Selma and American Sniper: Race Meets Masculinity on Film Thrasher compares and contrasts the difficulty of two men, and one young boy. Boyhood and American Sniper focus on the development of two males, one boy and one man, both white. The films show that as white men there is an increased emphasis placed on developing their self-esteem while ignoring any mistakes they may cause or diminishing those mistakes as simply a slip-up or being mischievous, where a young black or brown male would be punished harshly for the same act....   [tags: Racism, White people, Race, Man]

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder And The Movie American Sniper

- Post-traumatic stress disorder and the movie American sniper Post-traumatic stress disorder abbreviated PTSD is a response to traumatic events in someone’s life. Traumatic events are events that provoke fear, helplessness or horror in response to a threat or extreme stressor (Yehuda, 2002). Soldiers and other military members are at a much higher risk to post traumatic stress disorder due to combat and other stressful situations they are put into. People effected by Post-traumatic stress disorder will have symptoms including flashbacks, avoidance of things people or places that remind them of traumatic event, and hyper arousal which includes insomnia, irritability, impaired concentration, a...   [tags: Psychological trauma]

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The Sniper by Liam O´Flaherty and Just Lather, That´s All by Hernando Tellez

- Murder is a reprobate action that is an inevitable part of war. It forces humans into immoral acts, which can manifest in the forms such as shooting or close combat. The life of a soldier is ultimately decided from the killer, whether or not he follows through with his actions. In the short stories The Sniper by Liam O'Flaherty and Just Lather, That's All by Hernando Téllez, the killer must decide the fate of their victims under circumstantial constraints. The two story explore the difference between killing at a close proximity compared to killing at a distance, and how they affect the killer's final decision....   [tags: murder, life, death, killing, conscience]

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The Movie ' Beltway Snipers '

- 23 Days It was October 2002, most residents of Maryland were beginning to turn there attention towards the upcoming holiday, Halloween as they had for countless years prior. Unbenounce to the citizens of D.C. that this would be a holiday season that they would never forget as the greatest evil imaginable will soon be unleashed upon them for the next 3 and a half weeks. Two serial killers were taking aim at victims as they played out their everyday lives doing things that would not theoretically put them in harm 's way; But, during that time, that month, they became part of history as they fell pray to Lee Boyd Malvo and John Allen...   [tags: Beltway sniper attacks, John Allen Muhammad]

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All Quiet on the Western Front

- I have read a short story called The Sniper. It is a story about two brothers tried to kill each other without knowing the identities because of a civil war in Ireland. The story has an irony ending that they tried to kill each other desperately, but the one they were trying to kill is their blood brother. Similarly, Paul tried to save his enemy after he has stabbed a sword into the one’s body. The only thing they know is that they were fighting and killing their enemies for the peaceful life....   [tags: The Sniper, World War I]

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Information and Analysis of a Serial Killer, Joseph Paul Franklin

- Joseph Paul Franklin, born James Clayton Vaughn, Jr., is one of the most well known serial killers of our time. The white supremacist is responsible for between 7 and 20 deaths using primarily a sniper rifle and targeting primarily Jews and blacks. Born in Mobile, Alabama, Franklin is responsible for some of the worst horror stories of serial killers we have today. One of the most interesting and difficult questions to answer of course is “what makes a serial killer?” What turns a man into one, who would kill repeatedly and with purpose, ultimately glorying in the blood of others....   [tags: sniper, white supremacist, psychosocial]

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Assassination of J.F.K

- Assassination of J.F.K. Death of a President on Dallas streets gets the nations attention. In the afternoon of November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated as he rode in a motorcade through Dealy Plaza in downtown Dallas, Texas. When he was shot, it was done by two snipers. I performed a survey before writing this essay. I went around to different people asking them if they think that President Kennedy was shot by two different assassins. If they said yes, I would just move on....   [tags: shooting, sniper, president]

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The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

- November 22, 1963 is a day in which some Americans will remember and some won’t. That Friday at 12:30 P.M the President of the United States was shot at Dealey Plaza, Texas. There have been numerous theories on how the president was killed and how many shooters there were. However we did catch a suspect named Lee Oswald who was a former U.S. Marine sniper, who hated Kennedy’s views, and fled the scene and shot a police officer with his revolver. Many people have the right to blame Oswald but in my mind there were two shooters....   [tags: oswald, former US marine sniper, texas]

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In Liam O'Flaherty´s The Sniper, all of these are brought to an acute reality in a single war-torn city.

- In Liam O'Flaherty´s The Sniper, all of these are brought to an acute reality in a single war-torn city. Strong cerebral convictions and opposing philosophies, due to which people want to destroy. The Sniper How does the author depict the turmoil and plight in a war-torn city in “The Sniper”. Anger, pain, death and remorse- all unpleasant, but all are faced and handled in every war. In Liam O'Flaherty's "The Sniper," all of these are brought to an acute reality in a single war-torn city. Strong cerebral convictions and opposing philosophies, due to which people want to destroy the seemingly “wrong” plague this world and are the main reason for plight....   [tags: English Literature]

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sniper

- Quietly walking behind him in a dark alley, I could see him stalk a young schoolgirl. I didn't want my presence to be known. I could see him, fallowing her closely to her house. Right when she opened the front door of her house, he jumped towards her, and pushed her into the house, bolting the door behind him. My suspicions became clear. I knew what had to be done. I broke down the door, and grabbed a nearby coat hanger. (hehe) Scanning the room, I couldn't see anything strange. Making my way around the house, I could faintly hear a muffled scream from upstairs....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Aboriginal People in the Canadian Military

- ... According to records, more than 4000 Indians enlisted during the First World War; about 35% of Status Indians of military age. This figure does not include other natives like non-status Indians, Métis or Inuit. Additionally, multiple Aboriginal populations witnessed above-average enlistment. 47% of military aged Aboriginal men in Prince Edward Island and 53% in New Brunswick volunteered for service. Impressively, 100% of adult Aboriginal men from the Mi'kmaq reserve in Sydney, Nova Scotia volunteered....   [tags: enlistment, natives, snipers]

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Engineering Report - Whipper Snipper/lawn Trimmer

- Whipper snipper/ Lawn Trimmer No one person or corporation is attributed with creating the lawn trimmer however the original lawn trimmers where developed from1968 to 1970. Prior to 1970, there were no line trimmers, as we know them today. Can you imagine edging sidewalks, driveways, parking lots and shrub beds with hand-held trimmers. Can you imagine how sore your back, arms and legs would be after a long day of pushing a manual edger along seemingly endless sidewalks and driveways. Can you imagine trimming any turf at all without a powered trimmer....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Gary Snider the American Poet

- A spiritual man, conscious of nature and his surroundings. He recognizes good and evil, and struggles to find his own special place in the realm of all other men. He searches far and wide for places of interest , upon arrival, he hopes to find a solemn sanctuary for man and nature. Gary Sherman Snyder, the son of Harold and Lois Snyder, was born in San Francisco, California, on May 8, 1930. The Family moved quite a few times before they settled down in Portland, Oregon, in 1942. Snyder was granted a lot of freedom at a young age, he was allowed to hike and camp on his own....   [tags: Papers]

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Compare and Contrast

- Compare and Contrast (The Snyper & The Most Dangerous Game) The story The Sniper takes place during the civil war in Dublin, where a single sniper waits on a roof top to eliminate any threat from the oposing forces. This story is very tense right from the begining as soon as he noticed the enemys watching him and a bullet comes close to hitting him. This story's opening is one that catches your attention and gets you really focussed on the story. The Most Dangerous Game on the other hand starts out with a reputed hunter falls off the yacht he was on and ends up on an unfamiliar island....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Stuck In Crossfire with the Noob

- While wandering around the abandoned, run-down town, a team mate calls out for help, but is no where to be found. Another cry bursts out around the corner; the player starts to walk towards it but fears an ambush. He has not had any contact with his team for a few minutes and becomes paranoid with the overwhelming feeling of being the last one alive. He takes a cover behind a nearby blown up car and waits. After a few minutes he spots the enemy team scouting the area and quickly retrieves his sniper rifle with quick and precise aiming and takes them out with just a few rounds....   [tags: war, sports,]

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Themes in Many Genres

- In the world of literature, there are many themes that exist in a variety of genres. In the Gettysburg Address, a speech made by 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln tries to reassure listeners that the country’s problems will be resolved in the midst of war. The American Civil War has caused many domestic issues, provoking panic from the general public. George J. Mitchell’s opinion essay, Peace isn’t Impossible, attempts to convince readers that the conflicts and tensions in Northern Ireland should end as soon as possible....   [tags: Literature]

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Battle and Siege of Sarajevo to Recognize Bosnia and Herzegovina as Its Own State

- ... The First Corps of Sarajevo had a major advantage in numbers, but lacked sufficient artillery and weaponry to overpower their attackers. As many as 70,000 soldiers fought for the safety Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Sarajevo Romanija Corps is the group that surrounded the city. Even though the Sarajevo Romanija Corps had superior artillery, their lack of numbers made it impossible to completely overtake the city. An attempt to control the streets and people would thus lead to catastrophic failure....   [tags: bomb, music, conflict]

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What Were the Effects of the Rifle?

- The rifle was an extremely effective advancement in military history. The rifle has been used for centuries because of its effectiveness, shooting bullets straight and accurate because of the aerodynamics and physics of the spiral motion with the bullet. What makes the rifle a rifle and much better than a musket, is the fact that it has rifling throughout the barrel of the gun. Rifling is a system of spiral grooves in the surface of the bore of a gun causing a projectile when fired to rotate about its longer axis (Merriam-Webster)....   [tags: Military History]

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How Math is Used in the FBI

- The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a law enforcement agency used by the United States’ government. The FBI has been solving cases since 1908, and has been a world leader in crime solving since then. The FBI uses a ton of different ways to solve a case and a lot of them include math. It uses math to solve cases by using statistics to make predictions about a case, special angles when shooting a gun, using geometry when making a geographical area to search in, and pattern recognition to find a place where a criminal might strike....   [tags: crime profiling]

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Enemy At The Gates : Romance, Propaganda, And Historical Accuracy

- Enemy at the Gates: Romance, Propaganda, and Historical Accuracy Jesse Turnbull History 12: Mr. M Wuerch December 15, 2014 A. Introduction The 2001 film Enemy at the Gates is a World War II film set during the Battle of Stalingrad. The movie, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, is based on war stories told by a Soviet sniper named Vasili Zaitsev. The title of the film is taken from a 1973 nonfiction novel written by William Craig. Set in 1942, the film follows Vasili Zaitsev (Jude Law), a Red Army soldier on the front lines in the Battle of Stalingrad....   [tags: Soviet Union, World War II, Battle of Stalingrad]

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Macbeth And Chris Kyle : The Last Shot

- Macbeth and Chris Kyle: The Last Shot Tragic heroes are present in any time period, and in any lifestyle or occupation. Two examples of a tragic hero are Macbeth from The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare and the recently passed military symbol, Chris Kyle. The story of Macbeth was written in the 1600’s and was set in Scotland. Macbeth is a character whose ambition for power ended up killing him. Chris Kyle is known as ‘The American Sniper’ and is honored for being one of the brave men and women who chose to serve for his country....   [tags: Macbeth, KILL, William Shakespeare, Tragic hero]

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Silent Warrior: The Biography of Carlos Hathcock

- The book I read is called Silent Warrior. It's a biography about the famous marine sniper, Carlos Hathcock. The book takes you from his death bed to the death field in Vietnam, where he earner his title as the best of the best. His 93 confirmed kills and hundreds more unaccounted made him the number one sniper in our history. The book brought out the best of the man that everyone knew as Gunny Hathcock. Carlos Hathcock was born in 1942 in Arkansas. His father once said that Carlos was only eight when he decided he wanted to be a Marine Sniper....   [tags: American History]

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Everyday Use By Alice Walker

- “Everyday Use” Traditions are crucial to identities in order to preserve family values. Those values shape who we are. Without heritage and traditions, we are at risk of losing sight of who we are, and eventually those tenets will parish. In “Everyday Use,” by Alice Walker, three women internalize heritage differently; Dee doesn’t value her heritage, Maggie values her family’s heritage, and, in the end of the story, Mama realized the true embodiment and meaning of heritage. From a young age, Dee felt a detachment from her heritage, “Ten, twelve years” (Walker, 25)....   [tags: Family, Meaning of life, The Heritage, Dee Snider]

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Everyday Use By Alice Walker

- Traditions are crucial to identities in order to preserve family values. Those values shape who we are. Without heritage and traditions, we are at risk of losing sight of who we are, and eventually those tenets will perish. In “Everyday Use,” by Alice Walker, three women internalize heritage differently; Dee doesn’t value her heritage, Maggie values her family’s heritage, and, in the end of the story, Mama realized the true embodiment and the meaning of heritage. From a young age, Dee felt a detachment from her heritage....   [tags: Family, Meaning of life, The Heritage, Dee Snider]

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Analysis of Rainbow Six

- Analysis of Rainbow Six On a jet plane headed to London the two former navy seals find them self in a world of trouble. Ding Chavez, John Clarke, their wife's and the rest of the two hundred passengers on this flight are held captive by three known terrorists. Ding and John are trying to keep cool while they think of a plan to bring the terrorists down before the terrorists bring the plane down. The two seals keep total silence with each other, but they communicate using hand signals and gestures when the coast is clear....   [tags: Papers]

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Critical Analysis On The Way The Veterans And Soldiers Are Treated

- A Critical Analysis on the Way the Veterans and Soldiers are Treated: Repercussions of War Good, strong, capable--all adjectives used to describe the American soldier. Whether a marine, navy seal, or Air Force, these men give their lives so that people back home could live comfortably. If not the American Revolution, then the War of 1812. From World War II through the war on terror, the men in the American military have seen everything. Chris Kyle—a name well known in American military history....   [tags: Posttraumatic stress disorder, Vietnam War]

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Summary Of ' Silas House 's ' Fake Face '

- Pets aren 't just animals, they are the creatures we selected to come into our lives to bring us happiness. Silas House states that if we stop as see what is in front of us we would be happier (House). He also states that if people were more like dogs we wouldn’t have a lot of the issues we have in the world (House). I believe that we have three faces: The face you show your family, the face you show the outside world, and the real you face. The face you show your family is the face that you want to portray yourself as, ‘the good one’, ‘the bad one’, ‘the smart one’ they know you and see you but you don’t tell them everything....   [tags: Dog, Love, Brian Wilson, Face]

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Leadership in The Things They Carried by Patrick O’Brien

- Natural born leaders are almost nonexistent in today’s military. Military members have to complete numerous leadership classes as you progress through the military ranks whether you are an enlisted or as an officer. There are many attributes that people would have to possess to be considered a great leader. Some of those attributes include honesty, respect, trustworthy, and enthusiasm just to name a few. There have been many leaders I have worked with or for over my past 19 years in the Army. One of the most important one would have to be honesty....   [tags: military, integrity, honesty]

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Indifference to War in Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front

- Indifference to War in Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front In Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front, characters such as Paul and his friends become indifferent to shocking elements of war through constant exposure to them. For example, the characters are unconcerned about the dangers of the front because they are accustomed to being on the front. In another instance, Paul’s friends show no emotions when they witness snipers killing enemy soldiers. Also, Kat finds the unusual effects of mortar shells amusing....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays]

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How Close Order Drill Prepares Us to Protect

- The concept of close order drill has been used in some form in every war since the inception of the U.S. Marine Corps, and the practice still proves useful in the twenty-first century. It is much more than the Silent Drill Platoon performing on commercials to attract young adults to the military. This art form is being set aside in Marine Corps after a decade of war; even though drill influences combat efficiency by instilling precision, automatic response to orders and develops assertive leaders....   [tags: US marine corps, training]

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Analysis Of The Story ' O ' Brien

- serve you are going to be stuck with some men that are going to do everything to get out and not do their best. Serving your nation is something that you should take pride in, not be forced into. These men in The Things They Carried were forced to be there, and it showed. These men had to up and leave many things that meant the world to them. We have talked about all the emotions that these soldiers felt. Love, hurt, desire, mortality, loneliness, physical brutality, and many more. There is a point in the story where O’Brien talks about how lonely the men are, so lonely that Henry Dobbins would sleep with his girlfriend’s pantyhose on his face the way that an infant would sleep with a blanke...   [tags: Human, English-language films, Carry]

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The Second Amendment Of The Bill Of Rights

- The Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights granted U.S. citizens the right to bear arms. This amendment was passed by Congress on September 25, 1789. It’s original intent was so civilians could use their household weapons for military duty or for their own defense. Much has changed since 1789. Would our founding fathers enact this amendment if citizens had the guns we have today. Would they consider such an amendment if citizens were killing each other on the street, in schools and other public places....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Fury '

- When American Sniper opened in theaters January 2015, the world was shocked and excited that a film about a war has finally shown the emotional and psychological pain a soldier goes through. To many this was a new concept but, what the public did not realize, was in 2014, a World War II film, Fury was released. Fury is an insightful film about a tank crew surviving through World War II through the emotional and psychological hardships. The film takes place in April 1945, five months before WWII ends (Fury, IMDb)....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Tank, Korean War]

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Tension in the Movie, Phone Booth

- The film Phone Booth is a morality thriller directed by Joel Schumacher who is also a screenwriter and film producer. The film was scheduled to be released on the 15th November 2002 however, due to the Beltway sniper attacks it was delayed to the 4th April 2003. The key actors of the film are Collin Farrell, who plays Stu Shepard, Kiefer Sutherland, who plays the caller, Forest Whitaker, who plays Captain Ed Ramey, Radha Mitchell, who plays Kelly Shepard and Katie Holmes, who plays Pamela McFadden....   [tags: Film Analysis, movies, films]

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- In 1997, a group of college kids gave birth to something that would become a world renowned phenomenon, Counter-Strike. Counter-Strike is an online, team based, first person shooter. In this game, the two teams (terrorists and counter-terrorists) face off against one another using various team-specific weapons and attempt to gain victory by completing team specific objectives. The counter-terrorists must rescue hostages, protect V.I.P.’s, and protect bomb sites from the terrorists. While the terrorists must prevent the rescuing of hostages, assassinate V.I.P.’s, and destroy bomb sites....   [tags: Video Game]

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An Analysis of Three Banksy Paintings

- The art work of Banksy is politically charged and tugs at your humanitarian side with just a look. The three images that we will look at were painted on the Apartheid Wall in Israel. This wall separates the West Bank and Israel. Banksy opposes this wall because as he states on his website, “The wall is illegal under international law and essentially turns Palestine into the world’s largest open prison”. Looking at these three images we get a sense of the bigger message behind the art. These images are surprising at first because they mix innocence and violence to prove a point of universal peace and how war affects the people....   [tags: art, violence, innocence]

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Movie: Full Metal Jacket

- This movie is filmed 1960 at a military base named Parris Island where Marine recruits prepped for basic training by the brutal Gunnery Sergeant Hartman. One morning during muster the drill instructor asks Joker one of the recruits what he thought and if he believed in the Virgin Mary. Joker responds to the Catholic drill instructor “Sir, No, Sir. The religious drill instructor continues to ask Joker if he believes in the Virgin Mary, and Joker continues replying Sir, No, Sir. Despite the drill instructor slaps him across the face, Joker refuses to change his answer and continues answering with what he believes in....   [tags: plot summary]

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Domestic Terrorism And International Terrorism

- There a small but clear differences between domestic terrorism and international terrorism, that difference is where the terrorist act is planned, supported, and carried out. In the case of domestic terrorism, the act must be planned, supported, and carried out all within the boundaries of the United States. The domestic terrorists must also be domicile to the United States and not be current foreign nationals at the time of the act. If the terrorist act is committed with help from a foreign group, planned or supported in a foreign country or committed by foreign nationals inside the boundaries of the U.S., then the attack may be international terrorism....   [tags: Terrorism, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Jihad]

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Medal of Honor: Allied Assault

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Proper Use of Police Discretion

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Enemy At The Gates

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- False Memory Syndrome And The Brain In the mid-nineties, a sniper's hammering shots echoed through an American playground. Several children were killed and many injured. A 1998 study of the 133 children who attended the school by psychologists Dr. Robert Pynoos and Dr. Karim Nader, experts on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder among children, yielded a very bizarre discovery. Some of the children who were not on the schools grounds that day obstinately swore they had very vivid personal recollections of the attack happening (1)....   [tags: Neurological Biology Essays]

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- An Old Soldier Remembers- Original Writing It’s the 6th of June 2004 and its exactly 60 years since I fought in D-day I didn’t know at the time until I was reading a newspaper while taking a break from playing bowls when I saw an article about it this made me think about all the death and destruction but most of all how lucky I was to be alive. I remember that the only reason I joined the army was because it thought it would be good and the fact that female friends and family pressured me into it....   [tags: Papers]

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The Ultimate Rifle

- In today’s world technology is constantly changing and evolving, at the forefront of technological innovation is the United States Military. The US military has lead major break troughs with satellites, GPS, aerospace engineering, marine exploration, and of course weaponry. In recent years a major weapons manufacturer named Heckler and Koch began designing and testing a new rifle that would retire the military’s standard issued M4. The proposed weapon is the H&K XM8. This rifle is more versatile, more reliable, and designed to better suit the soldiers carrying it than the military’s standard issued M4 and because of this the XM8 will help save lives....   [tags: Technological Innovations, Advancements]

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The Police Force

- The militarization of the police force would mean supplying them with military grade equipment and having them use military tactics ("Police Militarization"). The United States should not militarize the police force because it is not a necessary expense for a country with a lot of debt, it increases the chance of police violence, a topic that has been in the media a lot recently, and it would lessen citizen 's trust in the police. If the United States were to militarize the police, it would be an unnecessary expense for a country in so much debt....   [tags: Police, SWAT, Constable, Police brutality]

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Saving Private Ryan: An Excellent Example of the War Film Genre

- Steven Speilberg's Saving Private Ryan The opening 30 minutes of “Saving Private Ryan” is significantly effective as an example to the war film genre. It begins brilliantly with battle between the American and German forces. As the American troops were approaching enemy lines, the representation of the soldiers is that they are just ordinary human beings, not gung-ho. The conscripts were full of anxiety and fear. In fact it’s the very first thing you see with Captain John Miller (played by Tom Hanks) as he is drinking his hand trembles....   [tags: Steven Speilberg, Saving Private Ryan]

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The Fog of Peception Between Friend and Enemy in The Wars by Timothy Findley

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- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental condition that ails soldiers and civilians alike who have been unfortunate enough to endure terrifying life harrowing experiences. Those who experience this disorder are prone to pejorative flashbacks to the time of the incident that triggered the neurological disorder. Most soldiers are capable of withstanding the withering physiological strain of combat, however a growing portion of people exposed to the graphic belligerence of war are prone to PTSD....   [tags: 1984, George Orwell ]

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The Right to Bear Arms Should Not Be Altered by the Government

- ... Some people just want an increased background check. Which won’t do anything except make it more complicated for the people who are buying guns for their own self protection not criminal usage. The majority of guns used by criminals were purchased on the street or in the black market meaning they were obtained without a background check or with documents of them owning the weapon. Meaning an increased background check will not catch any of these criminals just frustrate the innocent. The majority of gun control supporters say with more gun control laws more lives will be saved....   [tags: weapon, gun laws, gun control]

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Marching Into Battle: How Close Order Drill wins Wars

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The Problem With War As A Mental Health Condition

- The problem with war is that it isn’t temporary. From the impacts it has on nations to the damage in the mind of soldiers, everything it impacts is permanent. To this day people still talk about the American Revolutionary War and how it has changed our lives. Although the Revolutionary War turned out for the greater good, it caused many problems for children, soldiers, and wives. Of these problems, one can assume Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, was a common one. According to Mayo Clinic PTSD is “...a mental health condition that 's triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it....   [tags: Psychological trauma]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Blood Simple '

- One of the main ways that movies are constructed is following the form of ‘Classical Hollywood Cinema’, as Bordwell and Tompson call it. This form consists of four areas; a main struggle between characters, manipulation of time, different audience perspective, and a sense of closure at the end of the movie. Blood Simple is one movie in particular that follows this form nearly to a tee. It gives a main struggle between Ray and Marty, or Ray and the detective, along with various other smaller side struggles between the different characters....   [tags: Classical Hollywood cinema]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Joe Ryker '

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