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The Relationship between the Colonel and Sabas in "No One Writes to the Colonel"

- Our first encounter with Sabas is at the funeral of the musician that had died a natural death which was not common in that area. At this point there is no sign of Sabas’ wealth or his impertinence. In this section of the novel we are told that Sabas is the Godfather of the colonel’s son who is no more. “It was Sabas, the godfather of his dead son, the only leader of his party who had escaped political persecution and had continued to live in the town” [p.7]. In quote, Gabriel gives us some background information on Sabas’ professional life and states that he is a failed politician....   [tags: No One Writes to the Colonel, relationships, chara]

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The Importance of Character in Le Colonel Chabert

- The Importance of Character in Le Colonel Chabert        Le Colonel Chabert exhibits the relationship between strong and weak characters. The degree of strength within a character reflects how well the character survives in society. In society, weak characters often have no identity, profession or rank. Stronger characters have power to succeed from inner confidence, motivation and ambition. Any drastic changes brought to the body or soul by the environment corrupts that person's strength thereby affecting their ability to function properly in society....   [tags: Le Colonel Chabert]

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Pride and Dignity in No One Writes to the Colonel, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

- In a state of martial law one individual does not have much to say. This statement holds true in the novel, No One Writes to the Colonel, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The author discusses the political climate of one man, the Colonel, who after fighting to create the government in power is being controlled by the bureaucracy. A corrupt government can ruin a man, sap his will, and drive him mindless with hunger; although times are hard the Colonel keeps his dignity and pride.      The government, through the use of martial law, controls the people quite readily....   [tags: No One Writes to the Colonel Essays]

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The Strength And Stability Of An Army Colonel

- ... The impact of a leader reaching down to grow a follower, helped the Airman in the reading be successful in the Profession of Arms. The readings continue by espousing the value of operating at various stages of engagement, from superior, to peer, to follower. The very reason for this breadth of influence is to help grow the team into an effective unit. The implication is if all decisions are made from above, then the team will lose ingenuity. However, if the leader only spends time as a peer, then the vision and the group’s purpose are compromised....   [tags: Leadership, Management, Learning]

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Military Leaders: The Life of Colonel McBride

- Introduction. Common Attributes of military leaders are just that, common. The accomplished Generals, Colonels and Majors that contributed to the most successful wars of our country have been molded a certain way. They are molded through vigorous training both in scholastic training and in the field along with rigorous mentorship. Colonel Lewis McBride was a rare exception to the rule. As a renowned Chemical museum curator so distinctively puts it, he was, without a doubt, one of the most interesting and industrious officers in the history of the US Army Chemical Corps....   [tags: intervention, attributes, accomplisments]

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Individuality and Dependence in Mansfield’s “The Daughters of the Late Colonel”

- Katherine Mansfield, a writer known for challenging her readers’ notion of femininity, manages in “The Daughters of the Late Colonel” to further challenge the perception of women in twentieth century society. Mansfield outlines a relationship between two sisters, Josephine and Constantia; as well, Mansfield frames each woman’s struggle in coping with the loss of her father, Colonel Pinner. Each sister is dependent on the late Colonel and without him this dependence becomes over exaggerated and mindless....   [tags: sisters, society, enlightenment]

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Colonel Oleg Vladmirovich Penkovsky

- Glenn Harding Colonel Oleg Vladmirovich Penkovsky 	Colonel Oleg Vladmirovich Penkovsky is a name that doesn't ring a bell for most people. However, for many in the intelligence community this name is as about household as you can get. He is a legend in his own right. Those who lived during and through the Cuban missile crisis actually benefited from this man's activities. Colonel Penkovsky was a joint spy for the United States and England. He is often thought of as the highest ranking, most damaging person to spy on the Soviet Union....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Colonel George Armstrong Custer

- Colonel George Armstrong Custer The West's most famous battle pitted glory seeking Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer and his 7th Cavalry against 3,000 warriors under the leadership of Chief Sitting Bull. Sitting Bull had been told to report to the Sioux reservation by the end of January 1876. when he chose to stay on his land that had earlier been promised to him and his people in a treaty, the government, or mostly the War Department declared Sitting Bull and his people hostile and planned a large scale military advance....   [tags: Papers]

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Colonel Meinertzhagen

- Colonel Meinertzhagen None of the sources prove that Colonel Meinertzhagen was lying because they are all suggesting different things. Source H is saying that it was believed the "surviving members" of the family were on the train. Now this source may not be true because they are not certain that the surviving members of the family were actually on the train because it was just a belief. If we look at the sources from before you can actually see that source H is not true. If you go back to source C it says that the entire family were taken into the basement and all shot and killed....   [tags: Papers]

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Colonel Sherburn's Influence on Huck in Huckleberry Finn

- Sivilization is a far cry from civilization, though they look the same and sound the same and one can easily be confused for the other. Civilization refers to an advanced state of humanity. The people who make up civilization are generally thought to have a higher intellectual and moral standard than those not part of it, and to be more mannered and well bred. Sivilization is a faux form of civilization. It appears to be equivalent to civilization, but where the superior attributes are sincere in civilization, they consist of ersatz gentility in sivilization....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Valkyrie, directed by Bryan Singer

- Intelligence Colonel Stauffenberg uses quick thinking to react to situations in which immediate action must be taken. For example, at the beginning of the movie, although he is badly wounded due to the surprise attack on the German base in Africa, he quickly gets up, finds a jeep and tries to escape. As well, he helps another fellow soldier and attempts to save his life by carrying him into the jeep. This clearly depicts Stauffenberg’s intelligence because it shows that although he was under pressure and it could have been a matter of life or death, he quickly thought through the situation, understood what he needed to do to survive and enacted these ideas as soon as possible....   [tags: Colonel Stauffenberg, Character Analysis]

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Honor in No One Writes to the Colonel and Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Garcia-Marquez

- Honor in No One Writes to the Colonel and Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Garcia-Marquez Every culture in the world has its own unique set of values that they adhere to in life. The most important value to people is their honor. Honor is a very important factor in a person life that they will stop at nothing to make sure it is not lost. This endless pursuit of keeping honor can causes both positive and negative effects to a society. The reason honor is a main driving force in a person's life is for the simple fact that it determines how the society views that person's integrity, honesty and truthfulness to himself and family....   [tags: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Death Compare Contrast]

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Lt. Colonel Jay R. Jensens "six Years In Hell"

- Lt. Colonel Jay R. Jensen's "Six Years In Hell" The book I have chosen to read for this review is one entitled "SIX YEARS IN HELL." It is a book written by one Lt. Colonel Jay R. Jensen in a first person manor. He was a military pilot who flew over Vietnam and was captured and taken as a POW. This book covers his time in the military before hand describing the daily procedures etc. of his military life. The author graduated from Jordan High School in Sandy, Utah in 1949....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Parallels of Latin American Culture in Pedro Paramo and No One Writes to the Colonel

- Parallels of Latin American Culture in Pedro Paramo and No One Writes to the Colonel There is an uncountable amount of references of Latin American culture found within the literature, Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo, and No One Writes To the Colonel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The question is; can the reader whose cultural experiences are based in the United States of American relate and make relevant to themselves the aspects of Latin American Culture. Through the comparison of sport, such as cock-fighting, a Latin American pastime, The roles of a small town vs....   [tags: Papers]

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Is the story Daughters of the late Colonel more comic than tragic

- Is the story Daughters of the late Colonel more comic than tragic for the reader overall. Be sure to comment on Mansfield’s use of language. The story “Daughters of the late Colonel”, written by Katherine Mansfield takes place during Victorian times, based around two sister’s whose father had recently died. Mansfield describes the struggles of these two women as they try to express their femininity and overcome the barriers of etiquette and the presence of their father, whom they feared. The story ends as the sisters Josephine and Constantia attempt to break free of their suppressed world but fail to, thus ending the story in tragedy....   [tags: English Literature]

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Kentucky Fried Chicken: The Colonel's Way

- ... If the food industry would control the portion size that they serve, we could reduce waste which in turns reduces what gets to the landfill. Porter’s Five Competitive Forces In order to analysis if a particular industry is attractive to enter into, a business must look at the Porter’s five competitive forces. The Porter’s five competitive forces is a strategic analysis to determine the long-term attractiveness of an industry (Mullins & Walker, 2013, pg. 80). The analysis provides strengths and weaknesses related to competitors, new entrants, suppliers, buyers, and substitute products....   [tags: fast food franchises, business analysis]

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Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez

- When I first read Chronicle of a Death Foretold, I did not pay close attention to the deflating of authority with the characters Poncio Vicario, Colonel Aponte, and Father Amador. After listening to the presentations, everything made more sense. The true depth of the Vicario brothers’ threat to kill Santiago fails to be recognized by those in authority. The most respected official of the town, Colonel Aponte, does little to prevent the murder and fails to uphold the honor he has been charged with protecting....   [tags: poncio vicario, colonel aponte, father amador]

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Wishful Thinking

- The contrast between the characters of the Magistrate who is the protagonist in the novel, Waiting for the Barbarians, and Colonel Joll who is the antagonist is a perfect example of an antithesis based on their personality and moral outlook. The conflicting attributes of the characters form the basic elements of the antithesis. Throughout the novel, the Magistrate is portrayed as a truth-seeking person whereas Colonel Joll is described as a perpetrator of violence and injustice. In the sentence, “I was the lie that Empire tells itself when times are easy, he the truth that Empire tells when harsh winds blow.” J.M Coetzee tries to introduce an antithesis to the readers by contrasting the role...   [tags: Colonel Joll, Waiting for the Barbarians]

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Man Eaters Of Tsavo

- The Man-Eaters of Tsavo The drive to colonize the continent of Africa in the 19th centuries brought the European imperial powers against difficulties which had never been encountered before. One such difficulty is that of the local wildlife in Africa, such as lions or other big game animals. In The Man-Eaters of Tsavo, by Colonel John Patterson, a railway bridge project in East Africa is terrorized by a pair of man-eating lions. This completely true story shows the great difficulty in colonizing Africa by demonstrating the somewhat harsh environment of Africa....   [tags: Colonel John Patterson]

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Libyan Revolution

- Libyan revolution or the Libyan Civil War was the armed conflict in Libya between those, who supported Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, and those, who were against him. The conflicts, especially between people and the government were always one of the major topics of political discussions. However, not all of them can be described as “the cornerstone of changes”. I consider the Libyan revolution to be the one, which resulted in political changes of this country. The revolution was very radical action, but a natural result of the violence and killing of innocent of people, which was at that time a natural thing for the Muammar Gaddafi....   [tags: Libyan Civil War, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi]

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Analyzing the Development of Violence as a Theme in “Father and Son”

- In chemistry, there are specific set of laws, which make sure to separate certain liquids and powders that are incompatible with each other, but if by mistake one or two incompatible chemicals or powders are placed with one another there is a negative reaction and similar to chemistry’s set of laws, “there are people like those certain liquids or powders; at a given moment they come into a room, or into a town, even into a country—and the place is never the same again. Things bubble, boil, [and] change....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Father Son]

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Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

- History teaches us that war and hate begin when governments believe that the price of aggression is cheap. War is an iniquitous entity, which affects not only those who are involved but also those who support it. Both Catch-22, by Joseph Heller, and the movie, The Bridge on the River Kwai are anti-war in their philosophy. However, the comic novel takes a different path from the tragic path of the film. The novel and movie incorporate similar themes and characterizations of certain characters in order to express the anti-war philosophy....   [tags: Novel, Movie, Comparisons, War, Analysis]

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The 1989 Film Glory, Directed by Edward Zwick

- ... When they first assigned Colonel Shaw to be the leader of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, he was afraid because he didn’t think he had that in him and because he was afraid to have the first black regiment, but he didn’t want to show anyone, so he hid it by really getting in the role of being the Colonel. When he first got together with them he hired someone to teach them how to march, but he treated them badly. After a few days he dismissed the trainer, and fought to get them the blue uniform, socks and shoes they needed, and eventually he got it for them....   [tags: american civil war, slavery, abraham lincoln]

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Waiting for the Barbarians

- It is a common thing: an innocent, kind, humane person joins the military, goes to war, and comes back as a psychological disaster. They either become paranoid, depressed, anything to this nature. However, there are also individuals who go to war with prior psychological conditions. In J.M. Coetzee’s novel “Waiting for the Barbarians”, is reflective of these two situations. In the novel, war breaks out between an Empire and a group of nomads, the barbarians. In between all of this, is the protagonist, the magistrate, a man with a position of power in the military, who opposes the war....   [tags: Literary Analysis, J.M. Coetzee]

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`` Barn Burning `` By William Faulkner

- ... Even though he knows the consequences of revealing the truth behind the burning barns, he knew his obligation was to serve Abner justice so that he could free his family of fear. “”You were fixing to tell them. You would have told him’” … “His father struck him with the flat of his hand on the side of the head”.(Faulkner 482) This is Abner’s attempt to try to corrupt his sons pure mind so that he can stay out jail for all of the wrongdoing he has already done. This put a burden on Colonel to where it was hard for him to control his own decision making abilities because he wanted to live up to his father 's expectations....   [tags: William Faulkner, Short story, Family, Sartoris]

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We Wear the Mastk by Paul Lawrence Dunbar

- The readings were insightful and had interesting approaches to Negro mood. They had many emotional elements that were for the readers understanding of the different situations Negroes faced. When looking at the writings collectively they create a timeline. The timeline shows the various changes the Negroes mindset has gone through. The reader is exposed to three types of Negroes; one, the compliant Negro who knows his place, two, the Negro with will take his revenge and three, Negro who is conflicted between his desires and his responsibilities to his people....   [tags: poem analysis, literary worth]

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Irony, Symbolism, and Imagery Reveal the Emptiness of War in One Hundred Years of Solitude

- Irony, Symbolism, and Imagery Reveal the Emptiness of War in One Hundred Years of Solitude While most scholars have agreed that war is a real and significant part of human history, these same scholars have yet not reached a consensus on the characteristics of war. History books often lean toward glorifying war with stories of soldiers dying for their honor and homeland; novels, on the other hand, tend to point out the emptiness of war with stories of soldiers losing their youth and contact with the world....   [tags: One Hundred Years Solitude]

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The Physical Setting Of My Novel

- ... Not only is Miles scrawny, he 's lanky as well. Miles is a very intelligent character. In the book he is obsessed with learning and remembering people 's last words.”But a lot of times, people die how they live. And so last words tell me a lot about who people were, and why they became the sort of people biographies get written about.” (Green,128). This is how Miles explains his love for last words. For many people, last words are nothing it 's always the first impression; but for Miles it was the last impression that had the biggest impact on him....   [tags: Word, Sentence, Question, Going-to future]

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Hidden Themes in "American Beauty"

- In American movies there are many times basic plots, hidden themes and subliminal messages. Most of the time the producer is trying to make a point that is not clear to the audience. American Beauty is one such movie. The movie contains affection in two homosexual neighbors, a homophobic father, and a mysterious relationship between an average man and his teen neighbor. American Beauty focuses on the last year of Lester Burnham’s life. Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey) is married to Carolyn Burnham (Annette Betting), and their marriage is picture perfect on the outside, but the perfection is only superficially....   [tags: Movie Review, Film Review]

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A Few Good Men Clip Analysis

- Hundreds of movies are released every year. Filmmakers try to create the next jaw-dropping movie that audiences will stand in line for hours and pay top dollar to see. The key to success is finding ideas that appeal to a mass audience. Viewers are the lifeline of any production company so making something for everyone is a savvy business move for the film industry. To cover all bases, there are over fourteen different genres of movies. Film making is not a solo effort. It is a collaboration between the actors, directors, producers and other key contributors....   [tags: Film Analysis ]

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John Green’s Looking for Alaska

- Losing something can be one of the most discouraging things ever. It can disorient and change the whole perspective of a day. In John Green’s award winning young adult novel, “Looking for Alaska” the main character Chip “the Colonel” Martin meets his new roommate, Miles “Pudge” Halter. The Colonel is the best friend of the enticing Alaska Young, who he knows very well and cares much about. As the three friends enjoy their time together the worst thing that could happen, comes upon them, death....   [tags: Looking for Alaska Essays]

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The State of Exception and Collective Shame in Coetzee: An Allegorical Reading of Waiting for the Barbarians

- The state of exception and collective shame in Coetzee: An allegorical reading of Waiting for the Barbarians Within J.M. Coetzee's Waiting for the Barbarians, the author implores an allegorical style to serve as a moral and cultural response to colonialism and the evils of torture. While the argument has been made that this novel represents a specific criticism of South African political structures, Coetzee's intentions were much broader and his novel is a critique of colonialism that is analogous to America's post 9/11 narrative....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Homophobia in American Beauty

- I watched the movie American Beauty a couple of days ago and saw how homophobia might be a sign that the homophobic might be a homosexual. So I though I’d write about it. American Beauty centers on the last year of Lester Burnham’s life. Lester Burnham, played by Kevin Spacey, is married to Carolyn Burnham, played by Annette Betting, and their marriage is picture perfect on the outside, but the perfection is only superficially. Their marriage is based on projecting one image- a picture perfect suburbia lifestyle when it is in fact quite the opposite....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Analysis of the Theme of Knowledge

- Throughout the book Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave many themes are developed relating to slavery. Such themes that are well developed include corruption, brutality, and knowledge. Perhaps the most important theme that was developed was knowledge and its power in everything. Frederick Douglass gained knowledge throughout his life, defying the laws surrounding slavery. Perhaps one of the most impressive things from the life of Frederick Douglass was the fact that, except for a few months at the beginning of his engagement with Mr....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Ole Miss vs University of Mississippi

- The University of Mississippi is an institution of higher learning just as any of the 629 public 4- year universities in the United States. Due to the location of the university, the school faces criticism and publicity for its unconscious efforts and decisions to uphold its southern heritage. Though there were attempts to modernize the school, “Ole Miss” still holds the image of the Old South. The decisions and actions of supporters of the school’s traditions are weighing heavily on the universities inability to progress....   [tags: comparative, public university]

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Curses Inherited From Previous Generations

- Curses Inherited From Previous Generations (Smith 1) In the first chapter of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s House of the Seven Gables, we learn the dark history of how the house so easily fell into the lap of the Pyncheon family. Colonel Pyncheon had used his influence and political power to have Mathew Maule put to death under suspicion of witchcraft. It just so happened that Mathew Maule was the owner of a piece of property that the Colonel had been trying to get his hands on for years. Before Maule was hung his last words were, “God will give him blood to drink!” Colonel Pyncheon proceeded to build an incredible house on the spot where Maule’s shack had once stood, known as the House o...   [tags: Literature Review]

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Waiting for the Barbarians and Diary of a Bad Year

- Within J.M. Coetzee's Waiting for the Barbarians, the author employs an allegorical style to serve as a moral and cultural response to colonialism and the evils of public torture. While the argument has been made that this novel represents a specific criticism of South African political structures, Coetzee's intentions were much broader and his novel is a critique of colonialism that is analogous to America's post 9/11 narrative. Coetzee furthers his analysis of torture in his more recent novel, Diary of a Bad Year, and explores how Americans should respond to the shame and the dishonor of the torture involved in the “war on terror.” The rhetoric of exception within both books displace the...   [tags: An Allegorical Reading]

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Summary Of ' The Hammer Of God '

- ... In the story, Simeon Barnes is portrayed as the blacksmith of the town. He appears to be the "strongest man forty miles around". The author describes him in a very gruff manner: making him look like a very unapproachable guy and making him an easy assumption for the murder of the Colonel. Throughout the story there are many lines where we can see how the author speaks about the actions of the smith making him look very abrupt and powerful, "…as he spoke the tall smith swung around the corner of the church, and strode into his own yard." This sentence illustrates how the blacksmith is more imposing than any other man in the village....   [tags: Murder, KILL, Homicide, Conclusion]

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Anti-War Elements in Joseph Heller’s "Catch-22"

- Critics often refer to Joseph Heller’s Catch-22 as an anti-war novel. At its core, the novel has a disparaging view of war. The main character, John Yossarian, believes that war is madness. He is astounded that men lay down their lives for vague concepts such as country, patriotism, and honor. However, unlike the typical anti-war novel, Catch-22 doesn’t focus on the most dismal aspects of war; Heller masterfully crafts an effective satirical style of addressing war. Corruption, confusion, and dishonesty run amok in the novel and these principles justify the embodiment of Catch-22 as an anti-war novel....   [tags: Joseph Heller, Catch-22, anti-war, ]

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Glory, by Edward Zwick

- With any Hollywood movie based on historical events there always exists an attempt to balance historical accuracy with artistic license. Remaining accurate enough to appeal to those with backgrounds in the field of history while still being entertaining enough for the masses is a difficult task. One that can often lead to disaster. The film Glory is no exception to this attempt at maintaining an equilibrium of fact and fiction. There are numerous mistakes in the film, and graded on this fact alone the film deserves at best a “C.” Directed by Edward Zwick and starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, and Morgan Freeman, Glory was released to theaters in 1989....   [tags: film analysis]

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Hajj in John Steinbeck’s The Moon is Down

- John Steinbeck’s The Moon is Down is considered a somewhat prophetic work. Written shortly before the Japanese invasion of Pearl Harbor, it examines the occupation of an unnamed European country by an invading force (also unnamed, though thinly disguised as Nazis). Coming off the recent publication of The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck was a literary superstar at the time. At the time Steinbeck, and ardent opponent of fascism, was working for the Office of Coordinator of Information and had come into contact with many refugees displaced by Nazi invasion....   [tags: relationships, evolution, battle]

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Chronicle of a Death Foretold

- Chronicle of a Death Foretold In Chronicle of a Death Foretold, the narrator tells us that two people were responsible for the death of Santiago Nasar, however the narrator is wrong. Ignorance killed Santiago Nasar. There are three specific townsfolk responsible for the murder; Leandro Pornoy, Divina Flor, and Colonel Lazaro Aponte. Each of these three people had an equal opportunity to stop the murder; however each person’s ignorance caused them to fail in their duty as a fellow citizen. It was their duty after they heard of the Vicario brothers’ plot to kill Santiago Nasar to do whatever was necessary to stop the murder; however none of them took enough initiative to prevent the murder fr...   [tags: English Literature Gabriel Garcia Marquez]

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Col. Tom Parker

- PARKER, who gave up smoking his trademark big Cuban cigars in 1990, had a meteoric rise from being a hobo in the late 1920s to a top show business manager. Tom Parker was born on June 26, 1909 in Breda, The Netherlands to Adam and Maria VanKuijk who named their fifth child Andreas Cornelius VanKuijk. As a young man Parker immigrated to the United States where he worked on carnivals and served four years in the United States Army. After his discharge from the army he went back to carnival life. In late 1939 and early 1940 he became the manager of Gene Austin and traveled with Gene's "Models & Melodies" show....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Waiting for the Barbarians by JM Coetzee

- Waiting for the Barbarians can be read as an allegorical attack to Apartheid South Africa. But it can also be read generally as an allegory of oppressor and oppressed. This is made possible by the writer not using specific temporal, geographical or historical context. He also uses an unnamed character, the Magistrate, as one of his main characters and hero. This essay centres at this particular character and the role he assumes. To achieve this end, first I will give a short plot of the novel putting the magistrate at the centre....   [tags: Oppression, Apartheid, Novel Analysis]

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The Hero’s Journey in Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now

- The Hero’s Journey in Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now The hero’s journey in Francis Ford Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now” begins in the known natural world. The hero in Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece is Captain Willard. A call to adventure arouses when Willard is sent for to report to the general in command to receive his mission. Willard is informed of a renegade Colonel by the name of Kurtz, who has assembled his own followers and army. Kurtz left and disappeared from the Army and is killing American soldiers that come into his turf....   [tags: Francis Ford Coppola Apocalypse Now]

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Charles Chesnutt’s “The Passing of Grandison”

- Charles Chesnutt’s “The Passing of Grandison” is a satirical short story about southern plantation life in the early 1850s. Dick Owens, the spoiled first-born son of a rich Kentucky slaveholder named Colonel Owens wants to impress a young woman named Charity Lomax enough to get her to marry him. To do so, Dick decides to secretly free one of his father’s slaves. With his father’s permission, Dick travels North with one of the slaves named Grandison. He does not tell anyone that he intends to leave Grandison behind in a free state....   [tags: Literature]

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Looking for Alaska by John Green

- The novel Looking for Alaska by John Green is told in first person narrative from the point of view of Miles Halter. The story takes place in Alabama on the campus of Culver Creek Preparatory School following the lives of Miles, a 16 year old boy, and his group of friends that consist of the "Colonel", Alaska, and Takumi. As the novel progresses, Miles' innocence slowly unfolds as he faces the pressures of drinking, smoking and Alaska’s death. Miles changes from being an antisocial person to someone who makes an effort to integrate into a new environment....   [tags: Looking for Alaska, John Green]

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The Beginning of the Air Power Technology

- The Beginning of the Air Power Technology When people look at today's Air Force, they happen to see a technologically advanced force that can be anywhere at any time. Nothing could support this more than Operation Dessert Shield/Storm were the Air Force practically moved itself to the Persian Gulf within the few days. But what many people don't know is that the Air Force almost never came to be if it weren't for the World War I. Aircraft were first introduced into the U.S....   [tags: Papers]

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“One Hundred Years of Solitude”

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Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

- There was dead silence in his office, the kind of silence that should never be disturbed. The look of determination on his face was uncanny. Every single move he made was precise and delicate. Colonel Cathcart slowly rolled a few inches away from his desk in his chair, just enough so he could stand up. At a snail's pace, he stood up never taking his eyes off his masterpiece. Cathcart's hand was shaking immensely as he lifted the playing card up to complete his beloved tower. ‘KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK' Cathcart's body jumped in surprise, causing his hand to jolt at the sound of the noise....   [tags: Joseph Heller Catch 22]

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Victorian Military: Rising Through the Ranks

- Victorian Military: Rising Through the Ranks The British military was involved in some form of combat consecutively from 1837 to 1901. Consequently, military was a vital part of the life of a soldier or a young man looking to join the military profession. In order to join as an officer, a man had to purchase his position. However, those who entered as common soldiers could join for free. These men, however, were seen as the “lowest of the low.” If a man hoped to maintain his status in the military as well as society, he must first purchase his commission....   [tags: Victorian Era]

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The Battle of Paducah

- The Battle of Paducah For many years "The Battle of Paducah" has been grossly under-stated. There is no mention of the battle in most history books. The latest Kentucky History book has no mention of the battle at all. Without a doubt, Paducah has been overshadowed by the massacre at Fort Pillow on April 12, 1864, some eighteen days later. In fact, if the Battle of Paducah had not turned out the way it did, the Massacre at Fort Pillow may have never taken place. With over thirty-thousand rounds exchanged between the Union and Confederate forces, and the death of one of the South's foremost Colonels, the "skirmish" at Paducah's significance should not be overlooked....   [tags: Papers]

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“Resistance to Change”: An Analysis of Not Changing with the Times

- In his short story, A Rose for Emily, well-known American writer and Nobel Prize laureate, William Faulkner, narrates the consequences of people not changing with the times. He lived in the south when slavery was acceptable and includes this in many of his stories. Faulkner’s purpose is to emphasize to his audience that people must accept change and evolve or risk isolation and ultimately dying alone. Faulkner’s views on change are brought out effectively in “A Rose for Emily” through his use of setting, tone, and diction....   [tags: Faulkner, Alderman, Sartoris]

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Overview: The Body in The Library by Agatha Christie

- Book Report: The Body in the Library What if you wake up one morning and find a dead blond next to your bookshelves. That’s what the Bantry’s have to face one day, in Agatha Christie’s crime novel titled “The body in the library”. This report is based on the conventional detective story published 1942. It is full of special features making it a rather sensational reworking of the typical crime fiction stereotypes. The 1890 born British author Agatha Christie is probably the world’s most famous crime fiction novelist along with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes....   [tags: blonde, death, queen elizabeth]

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The Horstmann 423 Civil War Sword

- Thomas Smith is my great, great, great, grandfather that fought in the Civil War. In the Civil War many soldiers were issued swords, such as artillerymen, Cavalry men, and Musicians(Stoddard). Thomas Smith was a Civil War soldier in the 128th regiment of Pennsylvania, wounded and involved in the battle of Antietam and owned and fought with a sword as many others did in the Civil War. Thomas was a private in company C of the 128th regiment. This Regiment was organized in August of 1862 and Thomas was mustered in August 14th of 1862....   [tags: the Battle of Antietam, Thomas Smith]

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Ted Chiang's Story of Your Life

- Ted Chiang’s “Story of Your Life” is a short science fiction story that explores the principals of linguistic relativity through in interesting relationship between aliens and humans that develops when aliens, known as Heptapods, appear on Earth. In the story Dr. Louise Banks, a linguist hired by the government to learn the Heptapods language, tells her unborn daughter what she has learned from the Heptapods as a result of learning their language. M. NourbeSe Philip’s poem “Discourse on the Logic of Language” also explores the topic of language and translations, as she refers to different languages as her “mother tongue” or “father tongue.” Although these two pieces of literature may not see...   [tags: short science fiction stories]

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Satire in Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

- Catch-22, by Joseph Heller, is a fictitious novel that depicts life on an American bomber squadron on Pianosa, an island off the coast of Italy, during the closing years of World War II. A bombardier by the name of Yossarian, the main character in the story, is joined by many others to create a comic drama unlike any other. But aside from the entertainment, Heller uses Catch-22 to satirize many aspects of everyday life that consist of hypocrisy, corruption, and insanity. From the laziness of policeman to the fake happiness brought about by money, the novel is painted with a great number of points targeted against the faults of modern society....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Book Notebook : Catch 22

- ... This finalizes Yossarian’s will to escape Pianosa and go home to his family. The pacing of this book is meant to be like an actual war, where each day goes by fairly quickly, but as the war is getting closer to an end, the months drag on. In this novel, history repeats itself because there are so many repetitive patterns of the military behavior. Yossarian’s actions are put in the story to spice things up and affect the outcome of repetitive military orders. How does the pacing of the novel reflect Yossarian’s activity levels at Pianosa....   [tags: Catch-22, Yossarian, Novel, Joseph Heller]

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William Barrett Travis and the Impact of His Letter Victory or Death

- ... The Gonzales reinforcements were the few that came to Travis’s aid. Another set of reinforcements led by David Crockett was able to slip past through the Mexican lines on the morning of March 4. Gathering about 50 to 60 volunteers due to the impact of lieutenant colonel Travis’s letter these volunteers made the Texan army grow to 250 to 260 volunteers to fight for their liberty along side Travis. Acknowledging the crucial of the letter requesting for support even though if nobody was dispatched to the aid of the fort, Travis would not surrender and would die defending the fort at all costs The night of March 5th, Travis explained to his troops that if any man that remained in the Alamo...   [tags: army, aid, war]

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Power Relationships in Hughes's "Father and Son" and Lawrence's "The Prussian Officer"

- Power Relationships in Hughes's "Father and Son" and Lawrence's "The Prussian Officer" There are many similarities in plot and theme in Langston Hughes’ "Father and Son" and D. H. Lawrence’s "The Prussian Officer." While each story is told in a very different style, the general tone is similar in each. The focal point in each story is a relationship between one man in power, and another man who is a subordinate. The dominant man has generally benevolent feelings towards his subordinate, information which is related to the reader through an omniscient narrator....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Background to the Civil War

- Background to the Civil War The Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Seminole tribes were the only Indian tribes who took an active part in the civil war. Before the war very few of the Indians of these tribes manifested any interest in the question of slavery, and only a small number owned slave property. Slavery among them was not regarded in the same light as among the whites, for in many instances the slaves acted as if they were on an equality with their masters. But the tribes named occupied valuable territory, and the Confederate authorities lost no time in sending agents among them to win them over....   [tags: Papers]

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The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell

- The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell General William “Billy” Mitchell of the U.S. Army – Air Corp was a forward thinking officer who saw a need for the military to create an Air Force as a separate branch within the military structure. General Mitchell could foresee that technological advances would make air warfare an integral part of combat power in future operations. The military heirarchy, however, did not agree with his assessment. The heirarchy of the military put limitations on his abilities to prove his ideas....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Curse of the Pyncheons in The House of The Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... Found dead with blood on his ruffled collar, the Colonel was said to have partaken of that beverage which was Matthew Maule’s parting gift. The accused’s final words, “God will give him blood to drink!” were given to Colonel Pyncheon as recompense for his murderous deeds. After his death, the superstitious Pyncheons believed the ill-gotten house had been cursed with him and so his descendants. This seemed to hold true when, two generations later, Gervayse Pyncheon, the Colonel’s grandson, in an attempt to gain wealth, submitted his only daughter, Alice, to the invocations of a local “wizard”, the very heir of Matthew Maule....   [tags: death, greed, family]

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Gossip and Its Social Role in Sense and Sensibility

- What role does gossip have in society. What significance does it have in the formation of both disputes and disclosures. Gossip is commonly believed to be a cause of conflict between individuals in society; however, one can assert that it can also be beneficial via means of influence. In being influenced, people can harness the gossip for their benefit. Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility approaches gossip in a way that shows how it can both resolve and initiate conflicts within the novel’s plot....   [tags: conversation, novel, conflict]

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Symbolism in A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

- Symbolism is something that can represent multiple amounts of things is an object or character. In the story A Rose for Emily the rose was symbolism because the rose represents love and secrecy. To Miss Emily Homer Barron represented a rose to her. Homer Barron was her love and a secret to Miss Emily. Miss Emily loved Homer Barron since she had met her but she kept it a secret. The American Flag also represents symbolism it represents our country just like The American Eagle represents freedom for our country....   [tags: gray hair, love, secrecy]

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The House of Seven Gables, by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Nathaniel Hawthorne, the author of The House of Seven Gables, was born on July 4, 1804 in the town of Salem, Massachusetts. He was a proud son and grandson of New England seafarers. His father pass away leaving his mother widowed. Hawthorne and his family consist of his mother, and his two sisters. After finishing college, he returned to Salem determined to be a writer. He fought twelve years to perfect his literary skills. Then in 1851, he wrote The House of Seven Gables. On May 19, 1864 Nathaniel Hawthorne met his death....   [tags: Biography, Summary]

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Childhood Experiences in The Awakening by Kate Chopin

- In Kate Chopin’s novel, The Awakening, her protagonist, Edna Pontellier, a displaced woman of the 19th century lives a life influenced by the men in her society. Edna, a stranger in her own home, has a difficult time accepting traditional roles in society and her role as a mother. People of society in 19th century America, especially in the New Orleans, stigmatized women who felt the need to leave the home and disregard their duties as unacceptable ladies. Evidently Edna is looked down upon for her erratic behavior....   [tags: edna pontellier, sexual awarness]

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Mistakes in Dr. Heidegger's Experiment by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- In his short story "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment", Nathaniel Hawthorne makes a point to grant all of the characters varying human vices to try and instill in the reader a lesson about learning from their mistakes. When the reader is first introduced to Dr. Heidegger and his guests, the author gives some background on all of the characters. It becomes clear that Mr. Medbourne is known for his love of money, Widow Wycherly for her pride, Colonel Killigrew for lusting after sinful pleasures, and Mr. Gascoigne for his abuse of power and hypocrisy....   [tags: vanity, hypocrisy, abuse of power]

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Summary of William Faulkner´s A Rose for Emily

- “A Rose For Emily” by William Faulkner revolves around one true main character, which is Miss Emily Grierson. She is someone who is very mysterious and also is a very quiet person who always kept to herself. She was a quiet lady who always kept to herself, but throughout the story, we see she was an important figure in her town. Her father, Mr. Grierson was a very possessive man, he was a big part of her life through her good times and her bad times. He being a big part of her life was why Emily was left devastated and hurt when he passed away....   [tags: Single, Lonely, Death]

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Catch Analysis : Catch We Can 't Escape

- ... “Captain Flume was obsessed with the idea that Chief White Halfoat would tiptoe up to his cot and slit his throat from ear to ear” (Heller 56). Captain Flume is scared of being killed by Chief White Halfoat because Chief White Halfoat has gone to his cot before and hissed in his ears. Thirdly, Yossarian shows his fear because he strongly shows that he does not want to die and he thinks that everyone is out to kill him. “There were [people Yossarian feared would hurt him]. There was Hitler, Mussolini, Tojo and they were all out to kill him....   [tags: Catch-22, Yossarian, Closing Time, World War II]

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Analysis of Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

- One of the books I have chosen for my book fair is "Private Peaceful" by Michael Morpurgo. I have only read one half of the book and I find it quite interesting. It is set in the times of World War One and the author describes the past childhood of the main character, Tommo, and his present state in the war really well as time passes by. The main characters in this book are Thomas Peaceful (Tommo), his brothers Big Joe Peaceful, and Charlie Peaceful, his childhood friend Molly, his great aunt (aka Grandma) Wolf and the owner of their property, The Colonel....   [tags: war, memory, brother, love]

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The Devil's Brigade: The First Special Service

- Introduction The United States of America has come a long way in getting to the status it holds today in the world in terms of its military muscle. One of the major milestones in this journey was the establishment of the First Special Service, otherwise called the Devil’s Brigade or the Black Devils’ Brigade. The special unit among the United States forces was formed in the course of the World War II. Initially, the plan was to incorporate Canada and Norway in establishing a special elite force that would help in the activities of the war....   [tags: unit, deployment, training, operation, elite]

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Amendments Ended the Civil War in 1865

- The civil war ended in 1865, as a result bringing three new amendments to the constitution they were; the thirteenth amendment which abolished slavery, the fourteenth amendment, which defined the national citizenship, and the fifteenth amendment that prohibited the denial of the right to vote due to race color or past. However, many slaves were withheld from the knowledge that they were free. Yet, other slave owners had to pay their former slaves as laborers out of necessity for example: Colonel P....   [tags: slaves, freedom, church]

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The Civil War in the Film Glory

- ... Major Forbes undergoes a change from a seemingly irresponsible and careless person, to a much more mature, leading, man. This is shown in the beginning of the film in the scene of the party at the plantation, in fact, you see this the minute he first comes out in the film, because he’s clearly had a few more than enough to drink. A moment that proves his lack of responsibility, is in the scene where he actually admits to Colonel Robert Shaw that he is not responsible enough to lead an entire regiment....   [tags: casualities and destruction]

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Charles Wadell Chesnutt And The Civil War

- ... The use of passing in several of Chesnutt 's stories is implemented in two ways that can be seen in a positive and negative. In a comparative analysis of two of his literary works “The Passing of Gradision” and “The House behind the Cedars” the theme of passing or wearing a “mask” becomes an intricate example of the how Blacks have adapted the use of passing as a means of survival. As seen in these short stories, Chesnutt demonstrates concise examples of the positive and negative effects of passing....   [tags: Black people, African American, Racism, Race]

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Benedict Arnold in the Revolutionary War

- ... The weather conditions, terrain, and in adequate water supply were problems for Arnold and his men during this harsh journey. During this Harsh journey Arnold gave a letter to a trustworthy Indian scout that was supposed bring it to Schuyler but it instead got in the hands of the British. The conditions were hard and some of of Arnold’s men deserted and took much-needed supplies with them. Arnold was left with 600 men and they were reduced to eating candles, dogs, and shoe leather. After they marched through the 350 miles of snow and rain Arnold earned the undying respect of his men and the nickname as America’s Hannibal....   [tags: battle, fort, war, hannibal]

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Catch Yossarian And The 256th Brigade

- ... In the end of the book Yossarian learns that his friend, Natley, has died in a mission so he goes to Rome to tell Nately 's Whore that he has died. When he arrives he see that the apartment complex where Nately 's Whore had lived has been destroyed. He then begins to speak to an old women who says everyone has been forced out due to a rule that stated, “Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can 't stop them from doing.”(Heller 407) Once again we see a ridiculous rule aimed to trap people with unchangeable circumstances....   [tags: Catch-22, Yossarian, World War II, Closing Time]

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Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha

- ... The issue was that it was not an Afghan idea and it was obvious that it was of American origin. The locals objected to the education of their women and were quite unreasonable. It did not matter that these medical classes would improve their sanitation, the health of their families, and could save a community member’s life. The males of the local villages attempted to spin the story to appear as if the U.S. forces were somehow exploiting their women. Thankfully, this did not go far as we had the support of the elders and local governance who countered the damaging message....   [tags: Vietnam War, Lyndon B. Johnson]

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The Diminishing Southern Code in William Faulkner's The Unvanquished

- The Diminishing Southern Code in William Faulkner's The Unvanquished      In the novel The Unvanquished, by William Faulkner, most of the characters strictly follow by a code of laws and moral values called the Southern Code. At the beginning of the book, the characters follow the Southern Code more strictly than at the end. Some of the rules which start to diminish during the course of the novel are as follows: no stealing, no profanity, no lying, treat women and the elderly with respect, and seek revenge on those who have caused you pain....   [tags: William Faulkner The Unvanquished]

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The Quest for Glory in the Film, The Bridge Over The River Kwai

- The Quest for Glory in the Firlm The Bridge Over The River Kwai “Who pants for glory finds but short repose: a breath revives him, or a breath overthrows”… Alexander Pope The position of glory is a precarious one at best says Alexander Pope. One who desperately seeks glory will find it only in passing, and in his quest for it can, in fact be consumed and consequently destroyed by it. In the film The Bridge Over the River Kwai, Colonel Nicholson is the character that best represents the quest for glory and the fleeting victory that it brings....   [tags: The Bridge Over The River Kwai]

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