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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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- 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Counter Strike

- 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

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Movie: Full Metal Jacket

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Medal of Honor: Allied Assault

- Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Printer friendly version Bazooka Med Hide & Seek Platform: PC Code: 23446 Just when you think you're doing a good job against the Nazis in MOHAA, you run into something like Bazooka Med Hide & Seek. Here's how the game is played. Complete the Sniper's Last Stand level and then continue to the next level and save all the soldiers. When you approach the tank, your screen goes blank and a message appears: "You have 60 seconds to find a safe hiding spot and then Bazooka Med will be on your trail." If he finds you (and it's most likely he will), you'll experience one of the true horrors of this war....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Proper Use of Police Discretion

- "Proper use of discretion is probably the most important measure of a police officer or department." -- Rich Kinsey (retired police detective) Police officers are faced each day with a vast array of situations with which they must deal. No two situations they encounter are ever the same, even when examines a large number of situations over an extended period of time. The officers are usually in the position of having to make decisions on how to handle a specific matter alone, or with little additional advice and without immediate supervision....   [tags: Understanding discretion in policing]

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Enemy At The Gates

- Enemy at the Gates, a film with intense violence and man’s inhumanity to man, tells the story of the triumph of love and friendship set amidst the brutality of World War II Stalingrad. It is the winter of 1942, and a desperate, poorly equipped and demoralized Russian army faces the possibility of crushing defeat by the might of the German blitzkrieg. A young naïve soldier from the Urals, Vassily Zaitsev, arrives in Stalingrad where he is thrust into battle amid the needless slaughter of his fellow soldiers be the Germans and his own troops....   [tags: essays research papers]

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False Memory Syndrome And The Brain

- 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

- 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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Biological Criminal Behavior

- When we look at how fragile each one of our lives are, we need to take a minute and realize the different characteristics that form us into who we are today. Studies have shown that there are characteristics within the behavior of an individual that can be linked to the specific behaviors demonstrated by an offender that would classify them as a psychopath. Along with other research that looks into an individual’s genetics to see if that plays a role in defining or making a psychopath. John Allen Muhammad, also known as the D.C....   [tags: psychology, psychopaty]

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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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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

- Within his novel The Wars, Timothy Findley, deconstructs the concept of friend and enemy. Jacques Derrida, the founder of deconstruction stated, “Deconstruction takes place, it is an event that does not await the deliberation, consciousness or organization of a subject, or even of modernity. It deconstructs it-self. It can be deconstructed.” (Mapp, 781). Jacques Derrida believed deconstruction happens on its own, and therefore one does not need to consciously deconstruct a text, as it is an unconscious process that one need not deliberate....   [tags: destruction, allies, soldiers ]

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Exposed in the Novel 1984, by George Orwell

- 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

- Concepts of close order drill have been used in every conflict since the inception of the U.S. Marine Corps; the practice still proves useful in the twenty-first century. It is much more than a recruiting tactic used by the Silent Drill Platoon to draw civilians to military service. This art form has been set aside in nearly all Marine Corps units after a decade of war; even though the principles of close order drill increase combat efficiency by instilling precision, automatic response to orders and produce assertive leaders....   [tags: U.S marine corps, precision]

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Searching for Knowledge and Expert Opinions

- In the search for knowledge and truth, there are times in which assumed experts provide insubstantial and useless, if not uneducated, opinions and guidance on their assumed field of expertise. In most of these cases, the assumed expert is not truly an expert. An expert is one who is highly knowledgeable and skillful in a particular field, through an unusually large amount of experience, training, and studies, to the point that he or she is sought after to receive opinions, guidance, and wisdom on the particular field by people that are not highly knowledgeable and skillful on the particular field....   [tags: Expertise Knowledge]

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Personality Development of Joseph Paul Franklin

- Defense mechanisms are solidly defined by Freud and his daughter, Anna, who published more distinct descriptions of the mechanisms the ego uses as defense in The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defense, published in 1936 (2013). One of the strengths of the use of these mechanisms is that they are also neatly packed away in distinct definitions, all with two commonalities that hold the theory together: defense mechanisms are unconscious behaviors and they are the mind’s tool for falsifying reality in order to not have to face it head-on (2013)....   [tags: defense mechanism, obesession, hate]

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Pros and Cons for Military Veterans

- Being a military veteran can have both positive and negative effects on one’s ability to maintain a job and socialize with other people. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is usually a problem with soldiers coming back from war, although after a veteran recovers from it, it creates great job opportunities. Business leaders recognize how useful a military veteran is in the work force. Veterans tend to show great responsibility, leadership, and team work which make them the ideal employee for many jobs....   [tags: PTSD, negative effects]

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The Assassin: A Short Story

- How do we handle fictional narratves. John Murdock woke up after a long night of drinking he got up and went to the kitchen and put the kettle on. Then he walked out to his boat house there was his pride and joy a 8m, aluminium hull, dark red quintrex with twin Yamaha 200hp out boards. John walked back to the house, and poured himself a strong cup of coffee and sat down at his table as he did he caught sight of a black BMW parked about three houses down the street, he took a mouth full of his coffee and caught a quick glimpse of the car he could see two suits sitting in the front of the BMW, he drank the rest of his coffee and went to his room to get changed....   [tags: Fictional Narrative]

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Assassination of John F Kennedy

- At approximately 12:30 p.m. on November 22nd, 1963 the world was shockingly stunned by a horrific incident that has forever changed the view of the events that occurred during this day. While our President was riding a convertible motorcade down Elm Street in Dealey Plaza, Texas he was abruptly struck by two penetrating bullets in the upper back and head. Our 35th President of the United States of America had been fatally assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald, a sniper from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository Building....   [tags: Conspiracy, Proof, United States, Persident]

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The Battle of Hamburger Holl

- NOVEMBER 2013 AWOAC HISTORICAL CASE STUDY ADMINISTRATIVE DATA TITLE: The Battle of Hamburger Hill WRITTEN BY: ____________________________________________________ REVIEWED BY: ___________________________________________________ APPROVED BY: ___________________________________________________ November 2013 TABLE OF CONTENTS The Battle of Hamburger Hill PAGE INTRODUCTION 1 1 HISTORY 1 1 EXECUTION & ACTION 2 AFTER ACTION 6 LESSONS LEARNED 7 REFERENCES 9 SUPPORTING REFERENCES 10 THE BATTLE OF HAMBURGER...   [tags: vietnam, casualties, valley]

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The Deception of an Acquaintance

- ... Benjamin said wryly I’m going to assassinate the president. Lance ranted vehemently why does every time I am needed have to do with something related to what stupid contraband ideas you have. Lance takes a deep breath and inhales slowly and begins to mollify himself a little. Why does this need to involve me, asked Lance curiously. I’d appreciate it if you will come out of this tranquil life and help me like old times sake. I don’t like accommodating your wants Benjamin, said Lance. But I can help with this stupid plan at least until I can get Benjamin caught Lance murmurs....   [tags: matyr, death, events, people]

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Hot Lump of Lead

- Hot Lump of Lead "What the hell is that thing" quizzed Zara. The three of them lying on top of an old empty hanger left over from when the Russians had control. The Talliban had now taken it over as one of their main bases. It was deep into the cold winter, the roofs were covered in snow and ice, making it extremely difficult when moving. "Here give me them" Mohammad pointed to the binoculars that Zara was using to examine the unknown object. He got them and after a few seconds of adjusting the focus he whispered almost under his breath, "It's a nuke." After a brief look around with the binoculars Abdula decided he must go down and disarm it....   [tags: Papers]

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Wolf Team Execution

- "Wolf Team" is a Sci-Fi MMOFPS. It features the ability to transform into an anthropomorphic Wolf to fight or to use pistols, main-arms, and grenades to do the fighting for you which is developed by Softnyx, who also hosts it themselves, but also hosted by Aeria Games. It is a complete PvP game, meaning you will only be pit against other players and never against NPC's. The UI of the game is also quite user-friendly, showing you the score (top), allied player names, ammo in the weapon as well as in the belt (lower right), the map including allied positions (upper right) and current health value (lower left)....   [tags: Video Game Review]

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Phone Booth

- Phone Booth, a sort of Speed-meets-Twelve Angry Men, is kept basically within the confines of a single "room" and focuses on a life-or-death dynamic between two men, one of whom is a psychopath with a dangerous weapon. At 84 minutes, the premise of Phone Booth just reaches the stress breaking point at its climax. In other words, you can suspend disbelief only so long, and about 75 minutes is it for this one. Still, it¡¯s a tense, taut thriller while it lasts. Colin Farrell plays Stu Shepard, a fast-talking, fast-pulling publicist who wants everyone who¡¯s anyone to think he's on top of the world....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Battlefield in the Ukraine

- ... It is scary to watch how the bullets pierce the trees, chop off chips, which hurt your face and every naked part of your body. It is scary to look at those, dead or wounded, who were just running alongside myself not more than five minutes ago, holding nothing but wooden sticks in hand, just like kids in some average yard. It is scary to realize that it is a war. A war in a place where I used to walk freely with friends, family, and loved ones, not fearing for my own life. For this is downtown, crime activity is low here....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Jennifer Government by Max Barry

- Imagine a world where your last name is the company you work for. Imagine a world where the United States includes all of North American, all of South America, all of Australia, the Pacific Islands, South Africa, India, Thailand and Russia. Welcome to Jennifer Government. The novel can be looked at by a reader as a simple, yet innovative story. The novel can also be seen as a deep, catawampus story with plenty of plot twists that are nicely blended together. Each successive chapter is told from the view from a different character; each chapter holds a different plot twist that keeps the reader guessing from one paragraph to the next; each chapter delves into sense of human emotion....   [tags: Novel Analysis]

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How Is Violence In The Media Perceived In Society

- The world today has a variety of problems and violence is one of the most prominent. It is seen on the front page of the newspaper and as the “Top Story” on the eleven o’clock news. Unfortunately, it is also widely used for entertainment purposes. In the New York Times a 1998 article by Faye Fiore stated: "On average last year, one act of serious brutality was found for every four minutes of entertainment." Today, violence is a major part of electronic games, television, and the film industry....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Against Racial Profiling

- ... when Leon shot President McKinley, Parker punched hem on the face, knocking the assassin down and disarming him. Czolgosz admitted during court, “I would have shot more but I was stunned by a blow in the face, a frightful blow that knocked me down and then everybody jumped on me!" McKinley’s life was extended for more than two weeks thanks to Parker, and as ironic as it seems, Parker saved the assassins life. After the assassin was disarmed, the people wanted to lynch Leon Czolgosz on the spot but McKinley, still alive thanks again to Parker ,commanded the crowd not to hurt the assassin....   [tags: ethnicity, nationality, race, religion]

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Video Game Violence Has a Negative Effect on Today's Youth

- Video Game Violence Has a Negative Effect on Today's Youth One of the main causes that make individuals more violent in real life is playing video games. Most violent video games show violence as a positive thing not a negative one. When aggression occurs in a video game, the player is not punished but awarded. This shows them that violence is okay and that if they try that situation in real life, they will also be rewarded. “In a study of video games, in 98 percent of them aggression went unpunished” ( Studies have shown that children that play teen- mature rated games for least 40 minutes a day may witness over 180 incidents of aggression per day or 5400 incidents per month....   [tags: Persuasive, Argument, Video Games, Grand Theft Aut]

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The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr

- Local newspapers mocked King when he announced he was coming back to Memphis for a second round. Among other snipes and barbs, the local press criticized him for staying at a white-owned Holiday Inn, instead of the Motel Lorraine, which was black-owned. (The Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: An Overview by: Charles Overbeck pg 2) Hoping to avoid further antagonistic press in wake of the disastrous March 28 demonstration, Not wanting to add to all the hatred that filled the air King switched his accommodations to a room at the Motel Lorraine, where this would prove to be a grave mistake on April 4....   [tags: James Earl Ray]

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Saving The Animals?

- Saving the Animals. In Buffalo New York on October 23rd of last year, Dr. Barnett Slepian was murdered. He wasn’t killed because of his financial status or because of a dispute he had with a patient. Someone who never really knew Dr. Slepian, someone who never met his family, a person who didn’t agree with Dr. Slepian’s job, took his life. This is a great example to show how a disagreement in ideology can lead to actions that no one has the authority to take. An animal liberator bombing a meat processing plant is like the pro-life activist killing the doctor who performs abortions....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Challenges within the 56th HBCT

- The purpose of this memorandum is to discuss leadership and development issues and challenges within the 56th HBCT. I have identified 8 issues and challenges that currently plague the unit and are having an adverse effect on it and our soldiers. Additionally, discussion will focus on the top three of these issues as well as the importance of resolving the most important one of them with the greatest of speed. While the unit was successful in accomplishing all of their missions in Iraq, the CALL’s extensive study identified several issues that I believe will have an impact on our future effectiveness....   [tags: Military]

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Purpose And History Of SWAT

- The History and Purpose of S.W.A.T. SWAT. The acronym invokes so many thoughts - danger, fighting crime, shootings, heavily artillery, TV, movies and more. The reality of SWAT is that it is all of that and more. When the acronym is fully expanded it translates to "special weapons and tactics" or as it was originally developed, "special weapons assault team". SWAT is a specialized, elite police unit trained to execute dangerous and specific operations that basic and even intermediate police training is not intended to handle....   [tags: SWAT team S.W.A.T.]

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The Advantages of Non-Conventional Warfare over Conventional Warfare

- It is often said that casualties are a major part of every war. What if this is an unnecessary step to winning in combat, that the number of casualties could be greatly limited to a smaller number. Today, hundreds of thousands of people in Joint Task Forces are putting their lives in danger in Afghanistan, Iraq and even the surrounding bodies of water for the greater good. The technique that is frequently used in combat, that dates back to the American Revolution, is called Guerrilla Warfare, and is fought by small teams of four to eight people; these small groups are called Special Forces....   [tags: Non-Conventional Warfare, Conventional Warfare, wa]

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Creative Writing: Ernest and The Sargeant

- The afternoon sun shined down Ernest's back as he stood on his toes to get a look over the trench wall. All of the men had been warned not to look over, despite the natural inclination to do so. Even when there was no attack at the moment, a random sniper shot could bring death to a soldier on his first day of service. “Johnson!” Ernest quickly lowered back down into the trench. He turned to the sergeant behind him. “Do you want to get killed Private?” The sergeant barked. “No sir!” Ernest hastily replied....   [tags: trench, the soldier]

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On Utilitarianism

- In Utilitarianism, J.S. Mill gives an account for the reasons one must abide by the principles of Utilitarianism. Also referred to as the Greatest-happiness Principle, this doctrine promotes the greatest happiness for the greatest amount of people. More specifically, Utilitarianism is a form of consequentialism, holding that the right act is that which yields the greatest net utility, or "the total amount of pleasure minus the total amount of pain", for all individuals affected by said act (Joyce, lecture notes from 03/30)....   [tags: Ethics]

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War of the Rats

- War of the Rats War of the Rats, written by David L. Robbins, and the movie Stalingrad, directed by Joseph Vilsmaier, are two excellent sources to be used in furthering one’s understanding of the second world war and specifically the battle of Stalingrad. Both of these sources cover generally the same material. They both are dramas about the battle of Stalingrad, yet each has their own unique perspective upon the war. These two sources can be used together to increase one’s knowledge on the subject at hand....   [tags: David L. Robbins Literature Essays]

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All Quiet in the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

- ... Both novels display the harsh effects that war can have on a soldier. Soldier suffer emotional and physical effects that cause the transformation to becoming animals, and losing humanity within themselves. In All Quiet in the Western Front, a major role displayed from Paul is the traumatizing effects that come from experiencing death. To begin, Paul voluntarily joins by being seduced from nationalist ideas. Not thinking of the real effects and consequences that may occur but rather joining for the idea of heroism....   [tags: battles, struggle, nationalistic ideas]

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The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

- In the story ‘The Cask of Amontillado” three different themes could be found easily. One of the most important themes is revenge. During the process of revenge, betrayal nature of the narrator and pride nature of Fortunato was seen. The writer is trying to explain what revenge might lead to. Revenge is the act of hurting or putting someone in trouble because they have done something wrong to a man before. Nowadays, revenge is taken as negative impact on the society. Many peoples are killed due to the revenge taken by others who have been hurt by them in past which means people are committing crime driven by revenge....   [tags: betrayal, revenge, furtunato]

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A Rumor of War by Philip Caputo

- Book Review: A Rumor of War by Philip Caputo The events leading up to the Vietnam War included a recently recovered United States from World War II, a booming economy that aided war involvement, nuclear threats and the government’s attempts to contain and abolish communism, while in competition with the world’s other superpower, Russia. In 1960, at the age of twenty-four, Philip Caputo enlists in the United Sates Marine Corps in hopes of escaping his relaxed lifestyle in the quaint town of Westchester, Illinois....   [tags: book review]

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