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The Graphic Horror of War: George Gittoes

- The 21st Century appears to be headed towards a future of vast corruption and exploitation as a result of the often inhumane and uncivilised individuals who, over the years have become desensitized to poverty, war, consumerism, racism, mental illnesses and political corruption. As the world moves towards further democracy, and decentralization it is vital that art is given the opportunity to stimulate people’s awareness, participation and judgment. Arts purpose is not only to be a fulfilment of society’s visual needs but is needed be utilised as a function to alert people to society’s problems....   [tags: biography, photographer, film maker]

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Homesick, Grief And Horror The Themes Of War

- Homesick, Grief and Horror the Themes of War War stories have reoccurring themes because war impacts so many peoples’ lives. War can make a person homesick where all the can think of is going home. Some people suffer from grief the loss of a loved one or someone they knew being killed in battle. Others recall absolute horror and shock from the things they have seen. War takes its toll on everybody, from the people on the battlefield to the family’s at home. Soldier’s on the battlefield or just away from home all deal with homesickness, they are taken away from their families, sent to a place with a culture they know little about, and try to learn a language they have never heard before...   [tags: My Lai Massacre, Vietnam War, Lawrence Colburn]

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The Horror Of World War 1 Shaped Europe

- The horror of world war 1 shaped Europe politically but also the literary landscape. Owen 's voice now acclaimed for its insight and honesty was forged in the trenches but also in the way he had to change his poetry to express the brutality. Barker writing a lot later touches on many of the same themes; the universality of the horror still relevant but literature giving her a more modern toolkit to explore it. The war influenced Barker and Owen, to write stories about their understandings of what went on in the war....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Siegfried Sassoon]

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The Horror And Pity Created By War

- Wilfred Own presents the horror and pity created by war by the use of visual and auditory techniques. These techniques help to magnify the vicious sense of war and clearly describe how the soldiers coped with the barbarity of war. He himself was in the army so we get an idea of how this influences his views; But also how horrific some of the incidents that happened to the soldiers were, as he witnessed many. When we look at the poem ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ we can already see in the title a sense of meaningfulness....   [tags: Poetry, Vowel, Word, Phrase]

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Horror of War in Dulce et Decorum Est

- Horror of War in Dulce et Decorum Est Wilfred Owen's "Dulce et Decorum Est" is a magnificent, and terrible, description of a gas attack suffered by a group of soldiers in World War 1. One of this group is unable to get on his helmet, and suffers horribly. Through his shifting rhythms, dramatic description, and rich, raw images, Owen seeks to convince us that the horror of war far outweighs the patriotic cliches of those who glamorize war. In the first of four stanzas, Owen presents the death-like calm before the storm of the gas attack....   [tags: Dulce et Decorum Est Essays]

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Horror of War Exposed in Dulce et Decorum Est

- Horror of War Exposed in Dulce et Decorum Est We have all heard war stories that seemed exciting and adventurous. Some stories are of men who gladly laid down their lives in the glory of battle and would do so again if given the chance. These stories tickle our sentiment and ease the pain of real war, but they do little to help us understand war's brutality. In his poem "Dulce et Decorum Est," Wilfred Owen does not attempt to pull the blood stained wool over our eyes. Instead of a novel quip, Owen gives us a look into the real horror of war....   [tags: Dulce et Decorum Est Essays]

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The Somme: Heroism and Horror in the First World War

- The battle of the Somme was one of the most tragic battles fought during World War I. The amount of life lost on both sides was tremendous and historians everywhere agree that this battle was one of the bloodiest battles fought. With casualties upwards of a million, it is not surprising that the Somme is often referred to as the ‘bloodbath’. Historian Martin Gilbert explores the severity of the battle in his book; The Somme: Heroism and Horror in the First World War. In his book he attempts to pay tribute to the soldiers who fought and fell in the battle....   [tags: Martin Gilbert, Literary Analysis]

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How Wilfred Owen Presents the Horror of War in Dulce et Decorum est

- How Wilfred Owen Presents the Horror of War in Dulce et Decorum est In the First World War people wanted the young men to go to war, but no-one really knew about conditions of the fighting in the war. Wilfred Owen was one of the people who wanted to tell the public what war was really was like. He tried to do that through his poetry. One of his poems "Dulce et decorum est" shows the horror of war very well. We know that Wilfred Owen really does know what he's talking about as he served through most of the war and died shortly before the armistice....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis of Do Not Weep, Maiden, For War Is King by Stephen Crane

- Stephen Crane uses several different poetic and stylistic devices in his lyrical organic poem, “Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind”. For instance, the structure of the poem is made up of five stanzas. The purpose of the poem is to explain to readers the horror and distraction that comes with war. “These men where born to drill and die”-Lines 19. War also comes between families and loved, ones tearing them apart. “Mother.../... shroud of your son”-23-24. Dominant devices prevailing in the poem are tone/mood, diction, imagery, and sound devices....   [tags: horror, distracton, war, families, mood]

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A Comparison of the Techniques Employed in Portraying the Horror of War in Regeneration and Journey's End

- A Comparison of the Techniques Employed in Portraying the Horror of War in Regeneration and Journey's End "I chose the First World War because it's come to stand in for other wars… It's come to stand for the pain of all wars." Pat Barker wrote "Regeneration" in the 1990's and R.C. Sherriff "Journey's End" in 1927, the quote is from Barker and illustrates the magnitude of the effect of the First World War, and expresses the appeal of the subject. Both works use different techniques in their portrayal of horror, and their effectiveness will be examined in turn....   [tags: Papers]

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Horror of War Exposed in Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front

- Horror of War Exposed in Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front is one of the greatest war novels of all time. It is a story, not of Germans, but of men, who even though they may have escaped shells, were destroyed by the war. The entire purpose of this novel is to illustrate the vivid horror and raw nature of war and to change the popular belief that war has an idealistic and romantic character.  The story centers on Paul Baümer, who enlists in the German army with glowing enthusiasm.  In the course of war, though, he is consumed by it and in the end is "weary, broken, burnt out, rootless, and without hope"  (Remarque pa...   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays]

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Theme of War in The Sorrow of Sarajevo by Goran Simic and Duke et Decroum by Wilfred Own

- ... It also has short and simple sentences but therefor very effective. This specific structure is used to mirror. Each stanza in this poem focuses on different aspects of war equally as “Dulce et Decorum”. The first stanza concentrates on sorrow and horror. The second stanza describes the struggle between life and death in Sarajevo. The third stanza illustrates the death of innocence. The fourth stanza depicts the lasting trauma of the siege. Whilst on the other hand “Dulce et Decorum” is also composed of 4 stanzas and uses enjambment, but the sentences are longer and more detailed....   [tags: horror, mistake, poems, war]

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Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun: The Horror Of War

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The Horror of Pity and War in Regeneration by Pat Barker and Collective Poems of Wilfred Owen

- The Horror of Pity and War in Regeneration by Pat Barker and Collective Poems of Wilfred Owen Through reading ‘Regeneration’ by Pat Barker and Wilfred Owen’s collection of poems, we see both writers present the horror and pity of World War I in an effective way. ‘Regeneration’ shows us a personal account of shell-shocked officer’s experience in the war. This links with Wilfred Owen’s poems as they too show how war affects the soldiers. Even though ‘Regeneration’ (a prose piece) and Wilfred Owen’s poems (poetry) are similar, they both present different styles as they are written at different times, a male and female perspective and in different literacy forms....   [tags: Papers]

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The Horror Of Horror Movies

- It is an attractive idea that as humans live our lives out rationally, making decisions based on our logic and reasoning. Underneath our consciousness lies our primal instincts that originate back to when our ancestors and earth both primitive. These instincts are what shape our emotions and the actions people take, whether good or bad. Horror movies reflect our fears and our irrational thoughts, giving us a method in which people can experience these emotions. Whereas in our daily lives no such stimulation exists....   [tags: Horror film, Film, Horror and terror]

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The Horror Of The Trenches

- The film “Slaughter in the Trenches” shows us a big part of how terrible the World War 1 was. Men, who signed up to serve in the war, were signing up for their death. Thousands of men fought in the war, but only few hundred survived. Many of these men who did survive, became pieces of evidence of the warfare to show the world what a war does to people. The film introduces us to the trench warfare and does a great job of portraying the war, the lives of the men, and the countries that participated in it....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Trench warfare]

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War Film Analysis: Apocalypse Now Directed by Ford Coppola

- “Apocalypse Now” is a legendary war film directed by Francis Ford Coppola. The film’s main theme is devastation, violence, and horror. In this film Coppola thoroughly scrutinized the main characters ideas, behavior, and emotions to depict the darkness and the horror of war. His goal was to make the audience part of the horror. He wanted the audience to have a tremendous impact on this film and he succeeded with the perfect use of sound and editing in the ending sequence of his film. I will demonstrate how Coppola exploits a wide array of sound and editing to create suspense, intensity, and anxiety in the sequence to affect the audience’s emotions, using diegetic ambient sound effects, non...   [tags: devastation, violence, horror]

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Analysis Of ' The Bell Witch Myth And Is Influenced By American Horror Story

- She Who Lives Again She Who Lives Again is a fictional graphic novel set in a fictional southern United States during the pre-Civil War era. It loosely based on the Bell witch myth and is influenced by American Horror Story (TV Series). The story explores the implications of racism and revolves around an African American woman and a White man in a relationship that is heavily looked down upon by society. She is eventually hunted by extremists and killed in front of a crowd. She returns as a ghost, drives her most powerful enemy to insanity and kills through controlling a bull....   [tags: American Civil War, Southern United States]

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The Horror Of The Atomic Bomb

- The sheer number of casualties of World War II was enough to send a shockwave through society; however, the different and grotesque way that nearly a quarter of a million lives were extinguished elevated the psychological effect to a new level. An innate fear of not only death, but complete obliteration, has always lurked in the back of the minds of humans. That fear became an actuality on the sixth of August in 1945, a day that will forever be an infamous part of world history, when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Japan, virtually erasing its victims from ever physically existing (“Atomic”)....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, World War II]

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The King of Horror: Stephen King

- Stephen King is one of the greatest American authors who was greatly influenced by history and it is clearly shown in his work. Throughout the 20th century there have been many world events that have influenced American culture today; many of these controversies in which America has been involved include: Russia’s Red Scare, The Cold War, and the Vietnam War. Historical Background Russia’s Red Scare was a period in history where every American was afraid of communist Russia. After World War II the U.S....   [tags: american authors, horror]

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The Horror Of The Zombie Subgenre

- The zombie subgenre, unlike many other branches of the horror movie genre, adapts completely to fit the audience of its time. For instance, in the slasher subgenre, both the killers and the victims have shared common characteristics since the very first film. On the other hand, the torture porn subgenre of horror changes, but does not adapt to the audience. Although new concepts are fashioned, there is not a correlation to the fears of the audience. Specifically in the zombie subgenre, particularly when examining the origin of zombies, it is clear that directors and film writers adapt to fit both the desires and the fears of their audiences....   [tags: Horror film, Film, George A. Romero, Zombie]

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The Impact and Significance of the War Within Faulks' ‘Birdsong’

- Faulks’ ‘Birdsong’ is a novel which spans three different time periods, in all of which we meet characters directly connected to the War. Faulks choice of structure allows us to view the impact of the War from numerous viewpoints as well as understanding its significance today. Faulks uses the structure of the novel as well as language to demonstrate this. For much of ‘Birdsong’ Stephen is the centre of consciousness and so we witness the impact of the War on his life at a personal level. Faulks’ decision to introduce the character of Stephen before World War One allows us to build a connection with him and it makes the effects of the War more apparent when they occur....   [tags: emotions, horror, birth]

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Stephen King Why We Crave Horror Movies

- We crave horror movies simply for “the fun of it” in agreeing with Stephen King Why We Crave Horror movies. King gave multiple examples in his story as to why we crave horror movies and I can agree with just about each and every one of them. After watching a few horror movies for yourself, you will understand why it is easy to agree with King. If you have watched movies such as the 2004 movie Dawn of the Dead, The Purge, or The Conjuring you will also be able to relate to Chuck Klosterman My Zombie, Myself “Zombies are just so easy to kill.” Klostermans theory of zombies are extremely useful because it sheds insight on the difficult yet exciting problem of zombies in the real world....   [tags: Film, Horror film, Land of the Dead]

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The War Of Vietnam War

- Other veterans are welcomed by their family and fellow Americans, but for the most part, they faced a nation weary of war and troubling questions raised by that war. Coming back home, Vietnam War Veterans received various opinions from the public. Some of these opinions were favorable to them and the war, but most of them were not. The veterans were seen as victims of an immoral war by antiwar liberals while pro-war conservatives believed that they were heroes who wrongfully suffered in the war that everyone wanted to forget....   [tags: Vietnam War, Cold War, Korean War, Army]

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Ambiguity of Horror Movies

- Contagious diseases, the blood sucking undead, villainous mutants, deadly parasites, body snatchers; Horror movies are all filled with common fears held by its audience and the public overall. These fears presented in horror movies are induced by actual events occurring at some point in history. In the past we don’t directly see Count Dracula, Frankenstein and Jason Voorhees attacking society but, reading between the lines, the villains in horror movies are present in the antagonists in real life....   [tags: contagious diseases, blood, fears]

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Six War Poems and the Theme of War

- The first poem i will be discussing is The charge of the light Brigade. Written by Alfred, Lord, Tennyson in 1854. The poem is about the battle of Balaclava in the crimean war which was between Russia on one side and England, France and turkey on the other. The poem is also about battles and the deaths of hundreds of loyal soldiers and the experice of war the writter portrays is very different than lots of the other poems. Through out the poem the writter tells us how great war is despite over six hundred soldiers were sent to their graves.The poem is also about how the brave British soldiers went into battle knowing they would be killed....   [tags: war, poetry, ]

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The Madness of War

- War is the epitome of cruelty and violence, an experience that can prove maddening and strip away some of the most intrinsic characteristics of humanity. Kurt Vonnegut’s experiences as a prisoner of war during World War II inspired his critically hailed novel Slaughterhouse-Five (1969), in which characters continually search for meaning in the aftermath of mankind’s irrational cruelty ("Kurt Vonnegut: 1922-2007" 287). Both the main character, Billy Pilgrim, and Vonnegut have been in Dresden for the firebombing, and that is what motivates their narrative (Klinkowitz 335)....   [tags: Cruelty, War, Characteristics of Humanity]

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This Is The Horror Show

- Do horror films mirror our society’s fears and social problems. Horror movies gives audiences a jolt of fear as the most frightening scene takes place on screen, but is that scene of horror connected to the horrors of our everyday life. The problems we fear everyday are coming alive on the big screen. Creators of these films are cleverly disguise our society’s fears and anxieties into their films. Throughout the years of film history movie monsters have mirrored our social problems and fears; as our society changes through the years so do the monsters on the big screen....   [tags: fear, social problems, godzila]

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Confusion in War

- The war in Vietnam is without a doubt an outlier in comparison to every other U.S. war, specifically as the only war that the U.S. has ever lost. Losing the war may have been a direct result of a draft that placed young men in Vietnam, many of whom had absolutely no personal goals other than survival. This sets the scene for Going After Cacciato and its main character Paul Berlin. The book is told in the form of three stories. Sixteen chapters are a narrative of the real war, focusing on the deaths of the men in Berlin’s squadron, another ten chapters depict a single full night when Berlin decides to take the whole watch rather than wake up one of his companions, and the other twenty chapter...   [tags: Vietnam War, US War, World History]

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The My Lai Massacre: Atrocities of a Day, the Horrors of War

- The My Lai Massacre only took a few hours, but its impact on everyone from the perpetrators and victims to the American public will last forever. The My Lai Massacre took place during the heart of the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War, on March 16, 1968. The My Lai Massacre is widely considered one of the most horrific moments in United States’ history, which is ironic, because Americans weren’t the victims, they were the opposite: the perpetrators. The Charlie Company of the 11th Infantry Brigade of the United States Army were the specific perpetrators, and the civilians of the village of My Lai 4, in the Son My district of South Vietnam were the victims....   [tags: Vietnam, War, Murder]

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The War that Changed America Forever

- The Vietnam War was a war that changed America forever. It was a long, costly war between Communist North Vietnam, with the aid of the Viet Cong, and Capitalist South Vietnam, aided by the United States. It was a controversial war at the time, but today, it remains embedded in America's history as a war to be remembered. The reasons for the Vietnam War took place long before the war even began. For years, the Vietnamese had been under French colonial rule. But, when Communist revolutionary Ho Chi Minh came back to Vietnam, he established a group called the Viet Minh, the goal of which was to remove all French occupation from Vietnam....   [tags: the Vietnam War, US history]

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Alternate History Of Amityville Horror

- The Amityville Horror, written by Jay Anson was without doubt a great piece of American literature. It has inspired many to write bestselling books, and others to create many excellent movies. Perhaps the most surprising thing about The Amityville Horror is its staying power. There are many possible explanations as to why The Amityville Horror was so popular during the 1970’s and it is no surprise that it is still in print today. The most shocking part of this books history is that it was based on a true story....   [tags: Jay Anson]

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The Battle Of The Boer War

- Only a few decades after the conclusion of the Crimean War, the Boer War began. Fought from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902, the Boer War is considered the first glimpse at the destruction that would be later seen in the First World War (“South African War”). Although strategy was important, such as the detrimental effects of the Boers using guerilla warfare, new weapons were crucial (“South African War”). The Maxim Machine gun was invented in 1885 by Hiram Maxim and quickly revealed its cataclysmic consequences as it could fire at a rate of 600 shots per minute, by far the most deadly weapon of the age (Levy 113-114)....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Chemical warfare]

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The Civil War Was The Bloodiest War On American Soil

- The Civil War was the bloodiest war on American soil. More people died during this four year period than all the other American conflicts combined. While the period during the war is remembered as one filled with conflict and death, much more occurred in the years following the war, during the reconstruction period of the Antebellum South. The period known as reconstruction helped to usher in what has been referred to as the New South. However, this New South may not have been so new after all....   [tags: Southern United States, American Civil War]

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The Cold War And The Soviet Union

- At first glance, the Cold War suggests an atmosphere filled with nothing but armed conflict. However, the war between the U.S.S.R. and the U.S. was particularly different from many wars ahead of its time. The Cold War spanned out through several decades as a result of the U.S. and the Soviet Union’s differing views on which type of government and economy should dominate the world. Thus, creating conflict between two of the world’s nuclear superpowers. Although the two conflicting nations had the means and resources to have direct confrontation, nothing of such transpired....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Cuba, Soviet Union]

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Conserve Their Effects On The War Effort

- Conserve More to Make an Impact on the War Effort Imagine the horror to find one day, due to your lack of conserving used cooking fats and bones, the country loses multiple soldiers and a war as well. During World War 1, the Bone and Fat Bucket advertisement was published to help produce more munitions for the war. As we go on in further years to World War 2, the “Sulfa, Please!” ad was published aiming more toward emotions, to save more lives by increasing the number of drugs needed in war. The advertisements are related in logical ways, but the Bone and Fat Bucket ad was more diverse when it comes to their audience, and when observing the style....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Emotion, Advertising]

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War Is The Most Devastating, Destructive, And Catastrophe

- War is the most devastating, destructive, and catastrophe event that causes merciless slaughter, disease, starvation, and economic downturn. The results are horrifying such as mass killings and causalities and leave terrifying psychological effects on the victims. Civilizations and infrastructures are destroyed, education is disrupted, young and old people, as well as women and children, suffer and life is completely halted. It is perceived that war is a massive operation dedicated to the attempt to try to contain a security threat caused by another country or organization, one which has the capacity to cause serious damage to a people and their way of life....   [tags: World War II, War, Aerial warfare, Laws of war]

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An Analysis of World War I

- Between April and May 1916, many World War I battles were fought, especially on French and Dutch territory. April and May 1916 was the high point and climax of the war, with all countries continuing their vicious battles in order to protect their territory. One article “The Battle of Verdun”, written by a Parisian reporter, describes the horror of the longest battle of World War I. (http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi- bin/paperspast?a=d&d=DOM19160603.2.18.1). This battle was between the German and French armies, and given how superior the German army was, I was very surprised to learn that the French were victorious....   [tags: verdun battle, world war, hulluch]

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The World War I Am

- Kaylynn Armstrong Web Assignment As I began this assignment, I was aware of what WWII had been about. Therefore When I started reading “War Production”, I was subconsciously thinking I wouldn 't learn anything I hadn’t already known. I read about Franklin Roosevelt’s speech to congress, stating that we needed an uproar in production of war materials. I was aware of the fact this war produced the most artillery and any war that previously had taken place....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Franklin D. Roosevelt]

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Misogyny in Horror

- The horror/fantasy genre is a misogynistic place. For centuries women have been oppressed by men's ideas of what a woman should be like: domestic, obedient, married, and lower on the totem pole. Women are trapped within their surroundings. In “The Haunting of Hill House” Eleanor can't bear to be out of the house. There is an innate fear of women, which helps create these horrific stories. While there are very few stories that empower women, Gilman's “The Yellow Wallpaper” is a story that does. Gilman even says herself that this story was meant “to save people from being driven crazy.” This story is made even more of an example, because it is strongly based on Ms....   [tags: Women's Rights ]

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The Vietnam War During The 20th Century

- The Vietnam War started earlier than the United Sates and Communist contribution in the 1960 's and 70 's. The accounts of Vietnam date back to the early 20th Century. This is how many Vietnamese viewed Vietnam in the 20th Century. However, for Americans Vietnam is a cold period in the 1960 's, and 70 's in which the nation was more occupied with the threat of the Communist giant than with the well-being of its people. The American account of the war is not only in the form of body bags of the thousands of soldiers returning home....   [tags: United States, Cold War, Vietnam War]

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The Role of Media During the Vietnam War

- During the Vietnam War, Americans were greatly influenced by the extensive media coverage of the war. Before the 1960’s and the intensification of the war, public news coverage of military action was constrained heavily by the government and was directed by Government policy. The Vietnam War uniquely altered the perception of war in the eyes of American citizens by bringing the war into their homes. The Vietnam War was the first U.S uncensored war resulting in the release of graphic images and unaltered accounts of horrific events that helped to change public opinion of the war like nothing it had ever been....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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The Vietnam War

- The Vietnam war was also known as the war America did not want to enter. America was not the only country that suffered from this epic war. Vietnam and its people were personally affected during and after the war. In an episode called "Yellow Rain," the podcast Radiolab explored some of the others who were personally affected during and after the war. Specifically in this radio lab, Mr.Yang and the fellow Hmong people of Laos,that he represents, were physically and mentally hurt by the Vietnam war....   [tags: Vietnam War, Vietnam, South Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh]

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A Brief Note On The Inhumanity Of War

- As anticipated, “Ta Pum” is a glaring illustration of the inhumanity of war. The composition is also one of the few soldiers’ songs ascribable to an author and referring to a precise historical event. Despite being originally composed during the nineteenth-century by anonymous workers, who were detonating the explosive charges when excavating the San Gottardo Gallery, “Ta-Pum” became widely known during WWI after the catastrophic Ortigara Battle which caused 20000 death and wounded on both sides of the Alps and is still remembered to be the highest battle ever fought....   [tags: World War I, Trench warfare, Soldier, Asiago]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- When I was about twenty three, my husband was drafted in the Vietnam war. Of course, our entire family was filled with overwhelming sadness and guilt once we found out, and it didn 't help that both of us saw no reason for the war to exist in the first place. Charles and I lived together, along with his mother and our two daughters, Althea and Louise. We had become very dependent on each other, and once we found out about my husband 's draft, his mother felt it the worst. "This war," his mother began, after finding out, "is just an excuse for our country to display its ego....   [tags: World War II, Cold War, Vietnam War, Korean War]

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World War II

- Starting with the hedgerows of the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany on June 7, 1944 to May 7, 1945 Ambrose tells an authentic story of World War II from the point of view of the men who battled in the war. The author explains the narrative of the “GIs, junior officers and enlisted men “ (Ambrose 14), proved Hitler wrong by driving his Wehrmacht back from the beached of Normandy back to Germany. One of the greatest lessons that the reader can learn from reading the book, Citizen Soldiers is that the success of war is heavily relied upon by the junior officers and non-commissioned officers on the front lines....   [tags: History, War, Normandy Beaches]

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The Evolution of Horror Films

- A girl runs frantically through the woods trying to escape an axe wielding villain. The defenseless victim suddenly trips and collapses to the ground. The villain laughs wickedly as he lifts the axe above his head. The girl releases a final scream as the weapon quickly ends her life, causing the audience to go silent as they watch the villain drag away the lifeless body. Death, blood, guts, suspense, screaming, and terror are all just a few things to expect when watching a modern day horror film....   [tags: terror, fear, anxiety, panic, audience, industry]

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The War Of War Against America

- His hand dropped and I backed up in pain and horror. I ran for my mother is fear and sadness quivering from my grandfather’s death. How could he leave me. How could he leave us. The words hit me as I took them in “The war is bigger”. I concluded that he meant that the war is bigger than any war before a war that will last forever. When I reached my mother’s car I wept unable to tell her of the tragic happenings I had just been through. She began telling with tears in her voice that it was his time and he had lived to a good age of eighty-five....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, War, World War II]

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Horror Films in Popular Culture

- ... Norman Bates is the unassuming antagonist, caring for his mother (Derry 164). Psycho was different in that “traditionally, acts of horror took place in old dark houses with lots of shadows; although psycho presents a dark house, the most horrible act takes place in the whiteness of a shower stall” (Derry 164). This movie made horror not specific to dark, cliché spooks, but the modern world. Other movies followed the example: Whatever Happened to Baby Jane. (1962), Strait-Jacket (1964), Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte (1964), and Pretty Poison (1968) (Derry 164)....   [tags: Fear, Movies, Scary]

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The Things They Carried and Unbroken: Comprehending the Incomprehensible Pain of War

- ... O’Brien utilizes descriptions which evoke all the senses and submerge the audience in the unique and powerful sensations of war. Witnessing war’s pains through the familiar tactile crunch of an ornament or the splash of liquid spilling, the audience can immediately understand the inconceivable pressure placed on the soldier’s injured body. O’Brien continues, “All I could do was scream. . . . I tightened up and squeezed. . . . then I slipped under for a while” (203). His abrupt syntax and terse diction conveys a quickness to these events....   [tags: literature about war experiences]

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Louis Barthas And The Great War Exhibition

- Louis Barthas Born in Homps on July 14, 1879 was the son of Jean Barthas, cooper, and Louise Escande seamstress (Barthas xix). Barthas only went to primary school which he graduated first of his regions (Barthas xix). He was a cooper and owner of a few acres of vine (Barthas xix). Very involved in politics as member of the socialist party and secretary of his party local branch (Barthas xix). Barthas was a Corporal during the Great with an impressive longevity for non-com of four years of service....   [tags: World War I, Trench warfare, Barbed wire]

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Last Days During The Vietnam War

- In the documentary, Last Days in Vietnam, Rory Kennedy has made a great success in depicting the chaotic final days in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Also known as the American War, the conflict occurs in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.The war is detrimental since it has caused 4 millions of people perish and most of them are the civilians. From the beginning of the documentary, the former US Army officer, Stuart Herrington, is in a dilemma whether he should decide to abandon his post, his army and his country in order to flee with his family to the United States or stay in Vietnam to witness the sufferings of the unimaginable scale o...   [tags: Vietnam War, South Vietnam, Vietnam, Cambodia]

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Stephen King: The Horror

- There was a period in America’s history known as the Modern Era. In this age, the book industry was revolutionized, with new ways to write. One author went beyond the nom is Stephen King. He is a different kind of novelist, who desires to shake one down to their very soul. King once said, “I don’t want to just mess with your head; I want to mess with your life.” (1King) A brief look into his life and history as well as a few works will show evidence that he wants to incapacitate the reader from normal daily life....   [tags: Bibliography]

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A Satire Of Voltaire 's View Of War And Battle

- Morgan Allen History 105 11/22/15 WAR War has been a vital part of living since the beginning of time, by the study of History one can see the ways war has developed over the years. By examining three different sources of various battles one begins to see not only the physical, but also the mental and emotional tolls it takes on the people involved. Throughout history we see the gradual change in war with the advances of critical thinking, war skill, weaponry and the willingness to push the limits....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Adolf Hitler]

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Wilfred Owen : The Best And Most Influential War Poet

- Wilfred Owen is a British war poet who among many is highly regarded to be the best and most influential war poet during the First World War. He was known for his successful use of war themed imagery and the poetic devices he utilized in his poems to bring the reader realistically closer to war and the severe occurrences he personally endured. In order to be fully aware of Owen 's powerful emotions and disturbing themes played within his poems it is essential to develop an understanding of his life experiences and personal history....   [tags: Poetry, World War I, World War II, Stanza]

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Atomic Bomb On Japan 's World War II

- In July of 1945 a group of scientists created a petition with hopes of stopping the President of the United States from executing the use an Atomic bomb on Japan to force their surrender in World War II. Although the petition was not successful at stopping the President from launching the bomb, it was successful in its delivery and the pure sensibility it was requesting. The petition to stop the atomic bomb was an outcry for peace and mercy upon the Japanese, for not only their future but the future of America....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, World War II]

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The War Of Worlad

- The War of the World H.G Wells was a scientific thinker and social mystic. One of the most widely read writers of his times; he explored the area science fiction, fought for a new social order, and made about 44 novels. Steven Allan Spielberg is an film director and producer. Steven Spielberg is known for his horror movies. One consistent theme in his family friendly work is a childlike, even naïve, sense of amazement and faith, as showed by works such as and horror. Both H.G Well's and Steven Spielberg's "The War of the World", develop the theme of death in various ways....   [tags: H.G. Wells Spielberg war World Sci fi]

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South Korea Should Prepare For The Korean War

- Did you ever imagine what would happen if the Korean War starts again. My future goal is to develop a plan preventing such a horror, a plan which is related to teamwork between Korea and multinational forces. To prepare well for peace, I think South Korea should prepare for war during peace time especially with some help from other countries’ military forces. Keeping the peace in my nation can be established if South Korea and I are ready to fight tonight. Moreover, because of our limitation of natural resources, it is crucial that South Koreans cooperate with other countries military forces to protect our nation....   [tags: North Korea, South Korea, World War II, War]

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Analysis Of John Reed 's ' The Trader 's War '

- Socialist John Reed was against the United States of America to be involved in the treacherous World War I. In “The Trader’s War,” Reed comments on Hitler’s condescending ideals of wanting to create an even bigger capitalist country. However, as Reed dislikes what is going on with Germany, he also opposes of the U.S in taking part of the war. America’s reasons of taking part of the war was to fight for democracy with the French. “More nauseating than the crack-brained bombast of the Kaiser is the editorial chorus in America which pretends to believe—would have us believe—that the White and Spotless Knight of Modern Democracy is marching against the Unspeakably Vile Monster of Medieval Milit...   [tags: World War II, United States, Death, Israel]

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All American Horror Film: Scream

- As the decades have progressed, horror films have continued to entrance, terrify, and disturb the audiences that have been brave enough to endure them. Each new generation brings around unique attitudes, pop culture obsessions, and moral compasses which horror filmmakers play with in order to make their characters and their audiences more vulnerable to the brutalities occurring onscreen. A notable trait relating to the majority of horror films is the traditional formula that decides which character lives and which characters fall victim....   [tags: financial and historical analysis, cinematography]

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The Effects of War

- Death by the millions. War; caused by the petty disagreements of those in power; fought by the brave young men that had no other choice. No one truly wins a war; it does not decipher who is right, only whom is left. The horrors of war are devastating; both mentally and physically. The horror is not only ever present during life on the Frontline, it lives on in the survivors guilt. I believe the horror of war is not only represented in the soldiers, we are all too quick to forget about the feelings of those at home, the friends and families, and the effects the war had on them....   [tags: power, disagreement, horrors, amputees]

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The West African Regional War

- The West Africa Regional War For observers of the West Africa regional war, the recent calm in the war-torn Mano River Union (MRU) states Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea has given rise to optimism. Guarded, as this optimism might be, the decrease in violence in West Africa during the second half of 2001 is an important development given the scope and intensity of fighting that gripped these states earlier in the year. While observers agree that the current absence of widespread violent conflict in the MRU is a much-welcomed development, it must not mask the profound cleavages within these societies, the tenuous nature of the UN-imposed peace in Sierra Leone, and the continued serious thr...   [tags: Politics Government Africa War Essays]

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The Korean War Was A Violent Conflict Between Communist And Non Communist Forces

- The Korean war was a violent conflict between communist and non-communist forces. It began June 25 1950 when Soviet communist forces occupying the North Korean zone, invaded the US Zone of occupation in South Korea. The war had many deaths from both sides; over 5 million in total. I chose this photo because I feel it greatly represents the war, it shows the drastic negative effects of the war on innocent civilians, it shows their story of fleeing the war and how some were left without their families....   [tags: Korean War, World War II, Tank, South Korea]

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The Cold War By Plath And Morning Song, By John F. Kennedy 's Speech

- The Cold War period allowed for new understandings into the various “Ways of Thinking”, which helped shape the societal paradigms of the era. These revelations in to the new “Ways of Thinking” is evidenced through Sylvia Plath’s poems, “Daddy”, “The Applicant” and “Morning Song”, and John F. Kennedy’s speech, “Ich Bin Ein Berliner” (1963). The composers are effectively able to reflect the “Ways of Thinking” of the period, such as the scientific, religious, philosophical and economic paradigms, in their compositions through various literary techniques....   [tags: Cold War, Communism, World War II, John F. Kennedy]

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The Reality of War and Death Depicted in Owen's Poem, Dulce Et Decorum Est

- If we look at the history of the world with a kaleidoscope, we can see the different aspects of war and what effect it had on the mind of different people and artists such as poets, painters and authors. Many poets romanticized war, luring it with their pen and giving it a beautiful look by glorifying death and obliging young blood to fight for their motherland. For example the poems “Peace” by Rupert Brooke and “Fall In” by Harold Begbie painted war with the highlights of glamorous and sensation....   [tags: Poem Analysis, War Poem, Poetry]

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Wilfred Owen's Poetry and War

- Wilfred Owen's Poetry and War Wilfred Owen is now seen as one of the most important of the many poets of the First World War. He was born the son of a railway worker in Shropshire, and educated at schools in Shrewsbury and Liverpool. His devoted mother encouraged his early interests in music and poetry. When he could not afford a university education, he went abroad to teach English in France. He was there when war broke out in 1914, and decided to return to England to volunteer for the army. After training, he became an officer and was sent to France at the end of 1916, seeing service first in the Somme sector....   [tags: Wilfred Owen Poetry Poems War Essays]

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The Horror Of The Holocaust

- The mind is such a beautiful part of the body that wills us to endure and survive even in the harshest circumstances. This willpower of the human mind was especially put to the test by the victims of the Holocaust. This was evident through their sufferings, while prisoners in Nazi concentration camps during World War II. In addition to the majority of prisoners not being able to escape death, their desire to survive also faded in time. Both survivor Victor Frankl and fictional character Guido Oreface found reasons to persevere while in confinement....   [tags: Meaning of life, Psychology, Life, Mind]

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World War I

- World War I:Total War Europe since pre-Roman times has been marked by conflict. Warring tribes often did battle in small skirmishes and hand-to-hand combat. But as the civilizations grew and technology improved the battles became larger and much more intense. With the Industrial revolution, warfare would change forever. This can be best seen in World War One. The “war to end all wars” gradually escalated to a global conflict, dragging the super powers into a four year struggle. World War One brought many new and horrible inventions to the participants both at the front, as well as at home....   [tags: World War 1 One]

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First World War Poetry

- First World War Poetry ".......Above all I am not concerned with poetry. My subject is war, and the pity of war. The poetry is in the pity." -Wilfred Owen. The First World War, or The Great War, was fought over the period August 1914 to November 1918. Although this was fought in many locations, and on a number of continents, the Western Front was the scene of some of the most important and bloodiest battles of the War. The Western Front was a series of trenches running through Belgium and France that formed the front line between the Allied and German forces....   [tags: The Great War Poems Poetry Literature Essays]

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First World War Poets

- First World War Poets The First World War poets were able to affect the emotions of their readers. Choose two or more poems that have affected you in some way, and analyse how the poets have achieved this affect. The subject of war is a delicate one to write about. However, Wilfred Owen expertly describes the horrors of conflict to his readers in a way few are able to. He conveys images and uses language in ways that can move the reader. In this essay I will look at two of his poems, written during and after the war, and aim to discuss the methods Owen uses in order to successfully influence the readers’ emotions....   [tags: World War One Poets Poetry Poems Essays]

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The Dreadful And Glorious Aspects Of War

- Much of Wilfred Owen’s poetry in the collection World War One British Poets is of a morbid nature, emphasizing the terrible reality of war, the death, the destruction, the ruined lives that are its aftermath. The poem Apologia Pro Poemate Meo represents a unique expression of the fundamental paradox of man’s experience of warfare. This essay will address the dichotomy of the awful and glorious aspects of war in the poems of Wilfred Owen. There is a stark contrast between Apologia Pro Poemate Meo and the other poems Owen wrote about The Great War....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Poetry]

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The War I By George Brown

- War it is a theme everyone knows something about but do we really understand how it affects a person, a relationship, and a nation as a whole. Most people seem to know the names of the major wars that the United States has been involved in. Some people can even tell you a little about World War II. World War I is less known today. It has been longer since its battles were fought. The names of the locations and men involved have mostly been forgotten. Beyond those basic facts the feelings and attitudes of the men who experienced it have mostly died with them....   [tags: World War I, World War II]

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The Cold War and The Korean War

- Over the course of the 1950s, no event captured the tension of the infamous Cold War more than the Korean War. Fought to prevent the spread of communism in Korea, the Korean War was a bold political victory for the United States because America sent a clear message to the entire world, as it was the first military action of the Cold War, that the spread of communism will not be tolerated by the strongest military in the world, the United States. In addition, the Korean War was an economic benefit for the United States due to the increase of military spending and preserved the freedom of the South Korean people....   [tags: communism, miliary, russia, china]

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Horror in China in the Case Study, A Chinese Ghost Story

- National Identity is the notion and cohesive whole of a nation. It’s the particular way factors such as culture, language and tradition build a nation. In this essay I will examine how Hong Kong (HK) horror is empirical to the nation’s identity. My case study will be ‘A Chinese Ghost Story’ (1987) as well as other supportive substantiations i.e. Books and websites. The integrity within Chinas national identity is said to be ephemeral changing since the archaic China. After The Treaty of Nanjing (1842-1997) was signed to end the first Opium war, HK became a crown colony of the Great British Empire (GBE) on a lease for 99 years....   [tags: betrayed, intruder, violence]

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The Horror of Dystopia Revealed by Neuromancer

- The Horror of Dystopia Revealed by Neuromancer When William Gibson's futuristic novel Neuromancer  was first published, it seemed farfetched that technology could reach the level of sophistication he described. Science fiction movies have since repeated and expanded upon this theme, portraying corporate anxieties and paranoid fears of people to be controlled by aliens, man-made machines and artificial intelligence. Neuromancer takes us into the subculture of cyberpunk, a dystopia of an amoral society ruled by abstract powers....   [tags: Neuromancer Essays]

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J-Horror: An Expression of Change in Japanese Culture and Tradition

- Horror movies have become a staple in the movie industry. In theaters worldwide, but primarily Hollywood, the women of horror are often portrayed as the damsel in distress, usually lacking independence and often victimized. This portrayal of women in horror is not internationally acknowledged. Japanese horror (aka J-Horror) has gone to great lengths to make the wrath of the female feared amongst all audiences. As a country known for its “slow progressing cultural movements” (McRoy 54), Japan has used film as away to express the changes in traditional and cultural practices....   [tags: Film, Gender Studies, Japan]

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War : Simply Put, Terrorism

- War: Simply Put, Terrorism In “Hiroshima,” Berger expounds upon the events of the bombing of Hiroshima through an inspection of the book, Unforgettable Fire. He describes how America has erased the emotions and meaning behind the bombing though a “...systematic, slow and thorough process of suppression and elimination” (17). The greatest evil (be specific) lies not in the US bombing Hiroshima but in our ability to indifferently look beyond the suffering and destruction that these bombs caused, focusing only on statistics and relative calculations....   [tags: World War II]

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The Horror of Nuclear Weapons

- The world trembled when America dropped the atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The world trembled once again years later, but this time to the heavy steps of Godzilla. Along with him came his highly radioactive body leaving trails of radioactive residue. His main abilities were his plasma breath ray, immunity to normal weapons, and great strength. He was created for a horror movie that showed the effect of what worried the Japanese at the time- Nuclear weapons. In the movie, he represents pure evil, destroying everything in his path....   [tags: Nuclear Weapons Essays]

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The Scientific Discoveries Of Science And War

- Science and war are two different terms but they are found to have been deeply related. The existence of war initiated before the invention of scientific discoveries which are nowadays used as the means of war. The mode of war has been made destructive due to the misuse of scientific discoveries. It is said that modern scientific discoveries have made everything more comfortable. Nowadays we can travel around the world in twenty-four hours. We can enjoy everything sitting at our homes. Due to the invention of scientific discoveries, our home has been made as the whole world....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, World War II]

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The War Escalates By Paul Boyer

- War can be defined as conflict and battle. Wars are waged intentionally to destroy bonds between relationships, however, there are also wars that occur within oneself. These wars negatively affect the mentality of humans as it is able to manifest conflicts within the mind. Through the use of literary devices such as: tone, mood, imagery and pathos, writers Paul Boyer, Tim O’Brien, and Kenneth W. Bagby are able to convey the idea that war has a substantial impact on the self. In the texts written by these authors, the notion that war is affects the self the most is apparent....   [tags: Vietnam War, Army, Affect, Vietnam]

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