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Slaughterhouse Death Of A Salesman By Willy Loman

- Willy Loman, in "Death of a Salesman" is constantly getting angry because Biff is not as successful as he thought he would be. Earlier in the play, it is told that Willy got into argument with Biff. Linda tells Willy that Biff is moody for the reason that he cannot find himself. Willy states "Not finding yourself at the age of thirty-four is a disgrace" (Millar Act I: 5). Another example is when Willy discovered that Biff did not pass math. Willy tells Biff, " If you hadn 't flunked you 'd 've been set by now!" (Millar Act II: 2)....   [tags: Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller, Pen, The Play]

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Kurt Vonnegut ' Most Horrific Moments Of World War II

- Kurt Vonnegut was born on November 11th 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana. His parents, Kurt Vonnegut Sr. and Edith Leiber Vonnegut were hit particularly hard by the great depression and his family was financially unstable for most of his childhood. Vonnegut studied at Cornell University, where he double majored in chemistry and biology. Shortly after graduation, Vonnegut enlisted in the United States Army and was deployed to Germany once America entered World War II. Around this time, Vonnegut’s mother committed suicide....   [tags: Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five, Kilgore Trout]

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Billy Pilgrim 's Philosophy Of Time And Death

- Billy Pilgrim develops his own Tralfamadorian belief to explain all the deaths of the innocent people during the bombing of Dresden. During his daughters wedding a long time after the war Billy is abducted by aliens and taken to their plant of Tralfamadore. While there Billy learns of the alien’s philosophy of time and death. Billy realizes that this philosophy echoes his own feelings. To the Tralfamadorians time is constant not a linear progression of events, they explain, “All moments, past, present, and future, always have existed, always will exist” (Vonnegut 34)....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five, Kilgore Trout, Kurt Vonnegut]

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The 's Night, She Let Us Watch A Charlie Chaplain Movie

- In the final months of my sophomore year at Slidell High School, I was excelling in many of my classes. I made the decision to enroll in A.P. English for my junior year. I was extremely eager for my love of literature to begin. The teacher who convinced me to join AP English was named Dr. Schneider. She had long blonde hair as well as a nasally voice with a thick Saint Bernard accent. Dr. Schneider was an all-around fun teacher. When we were finished reading Elie Wiesel’s Night, she let us watch a Charlie Chaplain movie the next day entitled The Great Dictator, which was a satirical film about World War Two....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut, Kilgore Trout]

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Science, Technology, and Human Values

- Science, Technology, and Human Values in Sigmund Freud's Civilization and Its Discontents, Henrik Ibsen and Arthur Miller's An Enemy of the People, and Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five Technology has advanced to the point where it touches our lives in nearly every conceivable way-we no longer have to lift a finger to perform the most trivial tasks. The wealth of information and science we have learned in the last few centuries have made our lives easier but not always better, especially when concerning civilization as a whole....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five Essays]

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Is Billy Pilgrim Sane Or Insane?

- Is Billy Pilgrim sane or insane. Are his time travels real or are they only in his mind. Name: Pengcheng Fu Student ID: 200362667 01/04 “Slaughterhouse-Five” is an anti-war novel. It describes a flesh-and-blood world. Main character is Billy Pilgrim, he is a time traveler in this book, his first name Billy is from the greatest novelist in the USA in 19 century’s novel “Billy Budd” ; and his last name is from “The Pilgrim’s Progress” by John Bunyan. Differently, the main character in “The Pilgrim’s Progress” ’s traveling has meaning and discovering, Billy Pilgrim’s traveling just has violence and escape....   [tags: Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five, Time travel]

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Vonnegut 's Life As A Guideline Rather Than An Absolute Truth

- Vonnegut’s experiences, predominately the war, also caused him to question the fragility of life and, consequentially, the way he depicts the flow of time in his novels. While Vonnegut was fighting in the war, Vonnegut’s father became increasingly withdrawn and eventually fell into severe depression, and although Vonnegut specifically sought for a special leave to return home on Mother’s Day, his mother overdosed on sleeping pills the day before (Reed). These two events had a heavy impact on Vonnegut’s outlook on life....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut, Kilgore Trout]

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Kurt Vonnegut’s Opinions Expressed in Player Piano, Cat’s Cradle, and Slaughterhouse-Five

- Kurt Vonnegut’s Opinions Expressed in Player Piano, Cat’s Cradle, and Slaughterhouse-Five Every so often, a person comes along and encompasses the meaning of a generation. This person will capture everything people want to say, and then word it so well that his or her name becomes legendary. The sixties was an era with many of these people, each with his or her own means of reaching the people. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., armed with a typewriter and a motive, was amongst those that defined the sixties....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Food Inc, The Law Of Supply And Demand

- A. Market Force: Pg. 395, The law of supply and demand. In this film, “Food Inc” they are showing us how the food industry grew into these mega processing plants, and slaughterhouses. First, let us look at the market force; the definition of a market force is the law of supply and demand. This means basically the price determination within the market; moreover, the price is determined by the level of demand and the quantity that is available. In the Tar Heel Slaughter house in Smithfield, is the largest slaughter house in the world....   [tags: Food, Food industry, Slaughterhouse]

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Billy And The Pow Camp

- 6. Billy wakes up after his night of morphine induced haze in the POW camp and finds himself irresistibly drawn to two objects hidden in the lining of his coat. He goes back to sleep and wakes up to the sounds of the British building a new latrine. We go into Lazarro’s dark past and violent past and exclaims that he will have all of his enemies killed after the war, including Billy. Billy knows that this is true as he will be shot in 1976. At that time, the United States has split into twenty small nations and Billy will be lecturing in Chicago on the Tralfamadorian’s....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut, Kilgore Trout]

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Past Tense, No Free Will

- Past tense no free will nothing is Correcting “vision” Pilot= hitler. Piloted the germans. Hypothetical if you could kill hitler before he came into power War is inevitable. As long as life exists; conflict follows. “To the victors goes the spoils” yet entangled with the spoils lies the trauma from the never-ending battles. As the countless bodies continue dropping, mortality finally seems quantifiable. Hearing a simple thud warns the audience that another journey has ended. The final seconds of their life experiencing the crimson fluid that filled them life slowly leak away until the colors gradually turn gray....   [tags: Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five, Kilgore Trout]

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A Book Report on Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

- 1. Major Characters of the Novel a. Billy Pilgrim is the person that the book is written around. We follow him, perhaps not in a straight order, from his youth joining the military to his abduction on the alien planet of Tralmalfadore, to his older age at his 1960s home in Illum. It is his experiences and journeys that we follow, and his actions we read about. However, Billy had a specific lack of character for a main one. He is not heroic, he has very little personality traits, let alone an immersive and complex character....   [tags: characters, conflict, theme]

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The Food Industry in Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

- In Eric Schlosser book ‘Fast Food Nation’ he discusses his findings of the fast food industry and exposes it for what it is. Fast food has been an American tradition for over half a century and it’s not a mystery why. Fast food is the most convenient, quick, and cheapest way to get a meal. Not only is fast food cheap and convenient, it’s also loaded with grease and fat to make sure it keeps you coming back. Fast food has become almost more common than eating at home with “about half of the money used to buy food spent is at restaurants, mainly fast food restaurants.”(Schlosser) Fast food is causing problems because of the unsafe slaughterhouse conditions, questionable quality of food, and i...   [tags: slaughterhouses and the meatpacking industries]

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Slaughterhouse Five

- Thesis: Because he was unable to find comfort from human cruelty in common human institutions, Billy Pilgrim turns to the Tralfalmadorian concept of time. Billy Pilgrim has been through many cruelties in his life. As a child his own father was cruel to him. They had gone to the Y.M.C.A. to teach Billy how to swim. A horrible, traumatic, event that would stay with Billy for the rest of his life. “Little Billy was terrified, because his father had said Billy was going to learn to swim by the method of sink-or –swim....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Vegetarianism Is The Best Diet

- Imagine puppies, cute innocent puppies all of different breeds and sizes. Now, imagine seventy puppies all cramped together in the same small cage. A worker comes in and beats any puppies that are not fully corporative, this probably seems horrific mostly because it is. The truth is, this happens to pigs every single day in slaughter houses, but it is still considered acceptable to eat as much bacon as humanly possible. This is one reason why eaters convert to vegetarianism, because they feel like treating living things in such a manner is completely unacceptable, no matter if the animal is a pig or a puppy....   [tags: Meat, Vegetarianism, Slaughterhouse]

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Animal Slaughtering : An Ethical Thing

- Slaughtering Practices Temple Grandin once said, “I think using animals for food is an ethical thing to do, but we 've got to do it right. We 've got to give those animals a decent life and we 've got to give them a painless death. We owe the animal respect” (Quotes). This quote is one of the countless quotes by Temple Grandin; after her many years of work in slaughter houses and with animals. Everything that happens to animals by humans must be done in a humane and safe way. Farmers are working every single day to make sure all animal slaughtering is done in the most humane matter....   [tags: Livestock, Animal rights, Slaughterhouse, Butcher]

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The Downside of War in Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s Slaughter House Five

- The Downside of War in Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s Slaughter House Five Many people view soldiers in war to have nothing more than a duty that they must perform; so they see war as being outrageous or ridiculous. In the novel Slaughter House Five (1968),written by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Billy Pilgrim, who is a soldier in World War II, is captured and becomes a prisoner of war. Billy is seen as the protagonist. He is moved to various prison camps until he finally ends up in Dresden. Dresden is bombed and leads to the freedom of Billy Pilgrim....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five Essays]

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Looking Into the Past in Vonnegut's Slaughter House-Five

- Looking Into the Past in Vonnegut's Slaughter House-Five In the spring of 1945, near the end of World War II, American and British bombers rained a hail of fire upon the city of Dresden, Germany. With an estimated 135,000 dead, Dresden is known as one of the deadliest attacks in History, nearly twice as many deaths than the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Kurt Vonnegut was among the few who lived through the firestorm; he wrote a book about it in fact. Slaughter House-Five (1969) is a fictional recount of his experience of the war....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five Essays]

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Analysis Of ' Slaughter House Five '

- By looking at Billy’s condition during the war, we can see that the war was not as glorious as the countries wanted you to think which at the time was not obvious. This adds a critical and significant point of view on the war to Vonnegut’s anti-war book. During WWII, the fighting countries didn’t want to show how terrible war really was, instead they showed images of patriotic men fighting in the war. In reality, these “men” were just kids out of high school and some from college, not ready to fight battles in a war....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut, Billy Pilgrim]

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Factory Farming And Slaughterhouses

- It seems like the entire world is in more in demand for meat right now than when factory farming first started.Just in the U.S. alone ,over nine billion animals are being raised and slaughtered for human consumption every day (farm sanctuary).If that doesn't seem to shock you read this: just last year 10,509 of cattle were killed, 2,834,600 chickens were eliminated ,the number of hogs went up to 37,235 and the number of turkeys dead is 78,823 (humane society).It doesn't seem like a big deal but it in fact is: many of these animals are mistreated and live in unsanitary conditions some of which include cows ,pigs ,and chickens....   [tags: meat, cows, chicken, pigs]

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Farm Animals Used for Slaughtering

- Billy and Buck, a hog and a chicken, live on a farm and are destined to become dinner for several families. They have plenty of wide and open space to graze, healthful grain and grass to munch on, buckets of fresh water and everything that they could possibly need to be happy. America has portrayed this as what farming animals is like, however this could not be further from the truth. Billy and Buck live in a factory farm, a huge industrial operation with thousands of other animals who are injected and fed hormones and antibiotics....   [tags: Animal Rights, Animal Abuse, Slaughterhouses]

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The Slaughter House Cases of 1873

- The Slaughterhouse Cases, resolved by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1873, ruled that a citizen's "privileges and immunities," are protected by the Constitution's Fourteenth Amendment against the states were restricted to those in the Constitution and did not have many rights given by the individual states. Slaughterhouse was the Court's first explanation of the Fourteenth Amendment, perhaps the most important addition to the Constitution after the Bill of Rights. The case began in 1869, when the Louisiana legislature passed a law forming a monopoly to the Crescent City Livestock Landing and Slaughterhouse Company to slaughter animals in the New Orleans district....   [tags: US Supreme Court, Butchers, Law]

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Should Cattle Be Raised On Factory Farms?

- Every year in the USA, about 39 million cattle and calves are slaughtered for beef. With cattle being slaughtered at this high of a rate, things are bound to go wrong and animals are bound to be treated poorly. However, that doesn’t mean that Americans can not do something about it. There are many ways that cattle are treated unethically, and it starts with how they are raised. The most concerning ethical issues occur during the slaughter process,which includes the transportation to, and conditions at the slaughterhouse....   [tags: Livestock, Animal rights, Industrial agriculture]

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Exodus and the Ethics of Labor

- Oppression is something that has been repeated throughout history all over the world. Whether it was the oppression of Black Americans during the Jim Crow period or the oppression of Jews in Nazi Germany during World War II, oppression is an unethical act that humanity has not yet moved past. Looking to the Bible as a source of Christian ethics in terms of how to fight oppression and promote equality brings to attention how God intended His people to be treated, especially the poor and the helpless....   [tags: Social Issues, Oppression]

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Gender and Race: The Difference Makers in Jobs

- Gender and Race, the Difference Makers in Jobs Introduction Since the Industrial Revolution in the United States of America, working conditions for women and minorities have not been given equal pay or top positions in the work place. Women being degraded by the men in charge, and minorities constantly at odds with one another so they will not form a Union. Such things keep those with low-status in the job in line, and not feel they are equal to the ones in charge. People from other countries are in search for a better life elsewhere, and take the risk of going to the United States illegally to seek out the American Dream....   [tags: inequality and discrimination in the job market]

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Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

- In the book Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser talks about the working conditions of fast food meat slaughterhouses. In the chapter “The Most Dangerous Job,” one of the workers, who despised his job, gave Schlosser an opportunity to walk through a slaughterhouse. As the author was progressed backwards through the slaughterhouse, he noticed how all the workers were sitting very close to each other with steel protective vests and knives. The workers were mainly young Latina women, who worked swiftly, accurately, while trying not to fall behind....   [tags: Eric Schlosser Fast Food Nation Essays]

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Problems of the Food System

- We live in an age in which we have come to expect everything to be instantaneously at our fingertips. We live in an age of instant coffee, instant tea, and even instant mashed potatoes. We can walk down the street at 5 in the morning and get a gallon of milk or even a weeks worth of groceries at our discretion. Even though it is great that food is now readily available at all times, this convenience comes at a price, for both the producer and the consumer. Farmers are cheated out of money and are slaves to big business, workers and animals are mistreated....   [tags: Agriculture]

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Why Are We Eat?

- Dying Carnivores People are dying every day from different diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, and these diseases don 't discriminate. Color, gender, or size doesn’t matter. Where do these diseases come from. What is the process for killing animals that are used for food. The saying, “you are what you eat” may sound a little cliché, but that statement holds a lot of weight. Young adults cannot expect to live long healthy lives if they continue to poison their bodies with meat....   [tags: Meat, Nutrition, Livestock, Pork]

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Animal Animals Should Have Rights

- Farm Animals Should Have Rights Animals are used for food, entertainment, experiments, and pets. Animals used for food are, most commonly, are put in factories where they are crammed together in pins, cages and crates (“Factory Farming”). Although the Humane Slaughtering Act was passed stating that animals have to be unconscious before being slaughtered, that act is not always enforced. Laws giving these animals rights on factory farms need to be enforced because cows, pigs, chickens, etc., are being cruelly treated while alive and are being brutally killed....   [tags: Animal rights, Livestock, Factory farming]

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The American Horse Racing Industry

- The American horse racing industry has been admired by generations upon generations. Although it is a very cherished sport, like any other sport, there are many issues involved. The major issue that I find is that many owners make the decision to breed when there are other solutions. The Jockey Club, also known as the head council for the American Horse Racing Industry, should be addressing the major issue of overbreeding in the American horse racing industry. The problem of overbreeding is not a new issue....   [tags: Horse, Horse racing, Thoroughbred, Arabian horse]

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Implementing The Automation Into Meat Processing

- OVERVIEW: Over the last two decades industrial robots are being implemented in various labour-intensive industries like automobile, manufacturing, agriculture and mining. But in case of food servicing industry especially in meat processing sector we can observe only a meagre amount of implementation of the automated industrial robots, apart from performing the basic or traditional process like picking, packing and palletisation. Meat processing includes various tasks like  meat selection  meat processing  meat cutting and slaughtering  picking and packing Automation is already into existence in term of downstream process like pick and packing process but for upstream process like meat...   [tags: Robot, Robotics, Industrial robot, Automation]

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Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

- Fast Food Nation Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser was overall an alarmingly convincing tale. Schlosser’s ability to subtly drop facts regarding the negative aspects of the fast food industry that so profoundly swayed the reader wa extremely effective. Schlosser did not come out and state his opinion bluntly at any time throughout the novel. Instead, he would incorporate the right facts here and there to persuade the reader to feel the same way about the fast food industry that he felt: negatively....   [tags: book analysis, junk food]

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The Meat Food Production Industry

- 56 billion animals like cows, chickens, pigs, fish, and other meat animals are slaughtered every year for human consumption. Many of those animals are raised and slaughtered under inhumane conditions. These companies in the meat food production industry, that house these animals in overcrowded huge stock barns until they are fat enough to be inhumanly slaughter, are the companies that make millions of dollars. The pollution that these factory farms put into our air are very harmful to us and so are the different chemicals these animal’s meat contain....   [tags: Milk, Cattle, Livestock, Dairy cattle]

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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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Better Treatment of Animals Will Help us to Remain Human

- Every day in countries around the world, animals are fighting for their lives. They are enslaved, beaten, and kept in chains to make them perform for humans' "entertainment"; they are mutilated and confined to tiny cages so that we can kill them and eat them; they are burned, blinded, poisoned, and cut up alive in the name of "science"; they are electrocuted, strangled, and skinned alive so that people can parade around in their coats; and worse. (PETA) Every year, millions of animals are suffering slaughterhouse and painful procedures for the clothing of humans....   [tags: Ethical Treatment of Animals]

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Fast Food Nation By Eric Schlosser

- Many people do not realize that the jobs in the fast food industry are very dangerous. These are the jobs that no one realizes what it’s like behind the scenes. The workers face high rates of injury in the factories and in fast food restaurants, so we feel like we shouldn’t support the fast food industries. In chapters three and eight of “Fast Food Nation,” Eric Schlosser uses pathos to highlight the fact that fast food jobs are difficult as well as dangerous. The jobs involved with fast food are so dangerous that more regulations should be reinforced more firmly, as well as more laws should be put into place....   [tags: Fast food, Fast Food Nation, Food]

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How Kurt Vonneguts Life Efected his Work

- How Kurt Vonneguts Life Efected his Work Kurt Vonnegut Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. was born in Indianapolis in 1922. His father was an architect, his mother a noted beauty. Both spoke German, but wouldn’t teach Kurt the language because of all the anti-German sentiment following the first World War. While in high school, Vonnegut edited the school's daily newspaper. He attended Cornell for a little over two years and wrote for the Cornell Daily Sun. In 1942, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. In 1944, his mother committed suicide and he was taken prisoner following the Battle of the Bulge....   [tags: essays papers]

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Influence of Early Lifa and War on Kurt Vonnegut Jr. to Encourage a Generation Against War

- Influence of Early Life and War on Kurt Vonnegut Jr. to Encourage a Generation Against War Kurt Vonnegut Jr. is one of the most well known World War II authors. His humble beginnings and early life misfortunes shaped not only his writings, but also his view of the world. His imprisonment in Dresden in World War II, however, formed his opinions about war at an early age and later inspired many of his works and style of writing. After the returning from World War II, Vonnegut voiced his sentiments through his writing that war was wasteful and uncivilized....   [tags: influential American authors]

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The Mind of Kurt Vonnegut

- The Mind of Kurt Vonnegut Kurt Vonnegut is one of the preeminent writers of the later half of the twentieth century. His works are all windows into his mind, a literary psychoanalysis. He examines himself as a cog in the corporate machine in "Deer in the Works"; as a writer through the eyes of Kilgore Trout in several works; and most importantly, as a prisoner of war in Slaughterhouse-Five. Vonnegut created short stories and novels that dealt with events in his life. One of the most obvious self examinations is in "Deer in the Works"....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Solutions For Cruelty Within Animal Farming

- Solutions for Cruelty within Animal farming It has recently come to the attention of many activists that animal cruelty has been happening underneath the noses of consumers for years to provide poultry and red meat to the United States of America. In the industry of factory farming, the goal is to export as much product as possible with the least amount of cost, which is almost always at the expense of an animal’s welfare. The issue of violence against animals such as cows, pigs, and chickens has been brought to light by several surveillance videos in farms and slaughterhouse’s and have angered consumers both nationally and globally....   [tags: Agriculture, Livestock, Meat, Factory farming]

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Improving the Economic Crisis

- Improving the Economic Crisis As hard as it is to say, the economic crisis started around the same time the equine slaughter plants closed down. In no way did this create crisis, but a landslide action that caused many industries to plummet. One of these industries is the farming industry. While it is a sad situation to start up again, opening the equine slaughter plants will strengthen many industries and open a few more jobs for people. Supporting our farmers will also give everyone the needed push in this economy....   [tags: Economics]

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Avarice Powered Injustice

- “They used me to the point where I had no body parts left to give, then they just tossed me into the trash can” –Kenny Dobbins. Upton Sinclair’s novel The Jungle and Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation: the Dark Side of the All-American Meal explore the exploitation of workers in the meatpacking industry. In The Jungle, Sinclair describes the various adversities that a workingman went through to survive in the early nineteen hundreds, through the life of a Lithuanian immigrant family living in Chicago....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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A Critique Of Direct Action Everywhere Campaign Against Whole Foods And Chipotle

- Essay 2 – Present a critique of Direct Action Everywhere’s campaigns against Whole Foods and Chipotle ( Thoroughly assess its strong points and its shortcomings and explain why you do or do not support this campaign. The campaign against Whole Foods and Chipotle for allowing factory farm to continue that killing of animals is what ‘Direct Action Everywhere’ is fighting against to inform the general population that there is an issue with “humanely” killing animals for consumption....   [tags: Animal rights, Livestock, Factory farming]

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What 's The Difference Between A Dog And A Pig?

- What’s the difference between a dog and a pig. Dogs are our friends and pigs are our food. What if I were to tell you that a pig is actually as smart and sociable as your pet dog. “When you ask people why they eat chickens but not cats, the only thing they can come up with is that they sense cats and dogs are more cognitively sophisticated that than species we eat - and we know this isn 't true” said Bruce Friedrich of Farm Sanctuary, the animal-protection and vegan-advocacy organization. “Although most people do not mind eating meat, they do not like thinking of animals they eat as having possessed minds," the researchers wrote in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (Crary)....   [tags: Nutrition, Meat, Veganism, Greenhouse gas]

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Food: the Succulence in Deceit

- In the American supermarket, we have access to an array of food products. These products, in most cases, appeal to our baser needs to eat items rich in flavor. For example, McDonald’s commercials prey on our weaknesses; depicting a slender man or woman of reasonable attractiveness eating their product, a succulent hamburger composed of what they claim to be fresh ingredients. Many people assume that these items, because they are sold in the supermarket, are generally healthy but this is far from the truth....   [tags: Health]

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Abuses in the Food Industry

- Oppression has always been a concept that humanity has turned its head too. Whether that means a country is being governed by a dictatorship, an individual race being discriminated against, or immigrants in a country not being able to find adequate working environment. Even today, big businesses and individual supervisors are oppressing many people, specifically immigrants in the lowest jobs available. Books like Fast Food Nation and documentaries like Food Inc. have brought light to the situation of the grotesque, dangerous, and immoral environment in which many people are forced to work within the American food system....   [tags: Business Ethics]

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Is it Ethical to Raise Livestock in a Factory Farm?

- When we mention about farm, most of us have this image of a vast green pasture where farmers spend most of their time herding livestock but that idyllic picture is just a thing from the past. Since the 1930s in America, small farms started to wither away, made way to bigger and highly mechanized factory farms. It all traced back to McDonalds and the booming of fast food restaurants (Food, Inc 2008). Fast food restaurants had become successful because they could produce tasty food with cheaper cost....   [tags: Animal Rights ]

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Analysis Of The Lithuanian And Italian Bootblack

- The immigrant 's experiences in the reading were overall very positive. The Lithuanian and Italian bootblack bothers stories started off rocky due to the Lithuanian listening to his fellow countrymen about how he must “look rich, even if you are not rich” using the small amount of money he brought with him to America to buy a an expensive suit and to bribe to the police officer to help secure a job in the slaughterhouse. The bootblack brothers were taken advantage of as soon they stepped off the boat....   [tags: Immigration, Human migration, Migrant worker]

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The Many Benefits of Hunting

- When a Minnesota dentist killed a prized African lion named "Cecil" he received an onslaught of criticism and reignited the debate concerning hunting. Those who oppose hunting often have no understanding of the many benefits provided by hunting. Hunting provides free census animal data, as well as money to sustain clean rivers and forests and to manage wildlife populations. Animals are treated more humanely by a hunter’s bullet than by a slaughterhouse’s blade. There are two categories of hunters, the poachers and the traditionalists....   [tags: Hunting Debate]

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Tralfamadore: An Escape To Sanity

- Kurt Vonnegut is considered by many to be the greatest American author of the twentieth century. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on November 11, 1922 to Kurt Vonnegut, Sr. and Edith Vonnegut. His father was a prominent architect in Indianapolis, and provided well for his three children until the Great Depression hit in 1929. The Depression put Kurt, Sr. out of work, and harmed his spirits in such a way that he essentially gave up on life. His wife, Edith, ultimately resorted to alcoholism and prescription drug abuse as an escape from the troubling times the Depression brought upon the Vonnegut household....   [tags: Kurt Vonnegut, Literary Analysis]

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Quality And Quality Of Life

- Quality of life varies from community to community, from family to family, and from person to person. To different people, quality of life means different things. For some people quality of life means having enough money to support his/herself and his/her family, for others they see quality in being able to spend enough time with their family, and others it means being able to have the best of what they can attain. Yet, the differing views of quality, and quality itself are different because of social class....   [tags: Social class, Sociology, Working class]

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The Purpose of Mother Night

- The  Purpose of  Mother Night       Over  the years,  such world-renowned  authors as  Mark Twain and  J. D. Salinger have  shown readers how literature reflects the era in which  it is written. Another author who has   also  made   significant  contributions   to  American literature  is  Kurt  Vonnegut,  author  of  such well-known novels as Slaughterhouse 5 and Cat's Cradle.        Vonnegut was born on November 11, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana  ("Kurt Vonnegut,  Jr."). Vonnegut  attended Cornell University in 1940 where he  wrote for the Cornell Daily Sun ("Chronology")....   [tags: Mother Night Essays]

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Post-War Insanity

- Post-war Insanity “This is a novel somewhat in the telegraphic schizophrenic manner of tales of the planet Tralfamadore, where the flying saucers come from.” Insanity is a major theme in Kurt Vonnegut’s life and in turn his novels tend to be a release for his thoughts of mental illness. Vonnegut’s characters tend to embody him or at least characteristics of himself. His characters generally suffer from mild insanity and therefore hints that Vonnegut himself is possibly mildly insane....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Revolution of Incorporation

- In 1789 James Madison introduced the Bill of Rights-the first ten amendments of the Constitution, to the First Congress. The Bill was heavily influenced by Virginia’s Declaration of Rights and used primarily to protect the citizen’s rights and liberties as well as, as a limitation on the federal government. The “original Constitution contained few guarantees” for civil rights and liberties therefore, the Bill of Rights strengthened them mitigating fears about the new national government (O’Brien 324)....   [tags: Law]

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Unsafe Working Conditions for Meatpacking Plant Employees

- The aquarium of life is filled with all sorts of wonderful fish, each having its own purpose: clown fish to entertain, gold and neon tetras to illuminate, emperor plescostomas to rule, sharks to bite, bottom feeders to pick up the waste left behind and of course feeder fish, to be eaten. Unlike its expensive companions a feeder fish is only worth about 7.2 cents. It is kept in crowded, disease infested waters, sold at a pathetic price, and is made to sacrifice its body for the "common good." In man's aquarium there are many different terms for feeder fish: indentured servants, fiefs, peons, sweatshop workers, slaves....   [tags: Current Events]

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Our Food Has Feelings Too

- Our Food Has Feelings Too A piece of meat, a glass of milk, or even an egg might seem pretty harmless. Everyone knows where they come from but most choose not to think about it. The truth is that the piece of meat sitting on your plate at dinner came from an animal that was tormented and put through enormous stress and pain to get from the ‘farm’ to the dinner table. Farms that breed and raise animals for meat and other such things aren’t at all what we picture. Green meadows where the animals graze in peace for the few short years of their lives have been replaced by “fresh produce factories”....   [tags: social issues]

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Beat The Meat

- Meat, everyone loves meat. Well, except for vegetarians. I for one am a meat lover; if you asked me to choose between a healthy salad and an oily heart attack burger, I would go for the burger. I eat fast food once in a while, and I do like the burgers. At times, I would wonder where the meat comes from since it tastes different from burgers that come from actual restaurants. Many people other than me eat fast food daily and have become a habit for them. In addition, due to the rise in costumers, fast food industries opened many more restaurants, which led to a higher demand of meat....   [tags: Nutrition ]

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Better Treatment Regulations Protecting Slaughter Animals

- Approximately three billion ducks, cattle, lamb and turkeys are slaughtered to feed the hungry mouths of Americans each year . Unfortunately, while we Americans sit back and enjoy our hearty dinners, these animals are being subjected to conditions in farms and slaughterhouses that are harsher than us humans could even begin to imagine. If our society desires to pile our plates with the best poultry and meats, then the livestock that provides us with these delicacies deserve the best treatment. It is necessary for the government to enforce harsher regulations protecting animals raised for slaughter....   [tags: poultry, treatment, animals, harsher]

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The Satirical Writing of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

- The Satirical Writing of Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Considered to be one of America's imaginative, original, and talented contemporary writers, Kurt Vonnegut has treated readers to such wonderful works of literature as Slaughterhouse-five and Breakfast of Champions. Most of his many novels, short stories, and plays criticize various wrongs of society. Vonnegut's work is often humorous and light-hearted, mixing settings of fantasy with everyday situations of life. Deeper themes concerning the welfare of society are clearly evident in his satire....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Upton Sinclair 's The Jungle

- Upton Sinclair tried to unveil the reality of eastern European immigrants that worked in the meatpacking industry. Sinclair was part of a new type of journalism—during the early 1900’s—called Muckraking. Eric Foner, professor at Columbia University, describes Muckraking as the “use of journalistic skills to expose the ills of industrial and American life” (Foner 546). Muckraking plays an important role during the 1900’s because individuals were hoping to bring “significant change in American and political life” (Foner 544)....   [tags: Theodore Roosevelt, Upton Sinclair, The Jungle]

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Blue-Collar African American Life in Killer of Sheep by Charles Burnett

- Every so often a film is made that makes a major impact on the culture of cinema. Charles Burnett with his film Killer of Sheep (2007) made that impact. The film was created by Burnett as his masters thesis from the UCLA film school in 1977, but was not formally released until 2007 (Burnett, Milestone Films). Even though it wasn’t released for almost thirty years, the film received international praise. Killer of Sheep brought to life a new image of African American cinema and created a powerful impression of life in the black ghetto....   [tags: cinema, african american realism, watts riots]

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I Was Mentally Preparing Myself For Tomorrow 's Big Day

- I sat in my room anxiously as I was mentally preparing myself for tomorrow’s big day. I needed to do mental preparation because for my senior project, I’m going to a slaughterhouse. I chose this as my project because I feel if I can record the things that happen inside those four walls, I can inform people on what an animal’s life consists of, and what they have to endure on a day to day basis. I felt a stream of tears rolling down my face because I could already envision the awful atrocities I was soon going to see....   [tags: Debut albums, 2006 albums, ILOVEYOU, The Hitmen]

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Review Of Francis Bacon 's ' His Painting '

- In his Painting (1946), Francis Bacon depicts a manlike figure, a splash of yellow on his black shoulder, rising from the shadows (“Note to Painting” C 21). A dribble of red, an obscene mustache, overshadows his lipless mouth while white teeth jut from the grey slab of his skin. A vaguely humanoid corpse is splayed behind him, ribs exposed, head and any other identifying feature gone. Together, they loom against a back drop of pink and red, evocative of human flesh. Because “[Bacon] lived through two world wars” (Sinclair 23) and himself said that “ '[l]ife is violent [....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Dulce et Decorum Est]

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The Doctoral Program : A Rigorous Criminal Justice Program

- Florida International University, PhD in International Crime and Justice offers a rigorous criminal justice program with an idyllic location to study transnational crime. The PhD program is a distinguished program in the field of Criminal Justice with its unique specialization in human trafficking. Given these points the doctoral program offered by FIU aligns with my career aspirations. Using an ethnographic approach, I am seeking to explore the techniques used by perpetrators to recruit victims as well as, atrocities endured by victims of human trafficking and the tools they use to cope with their victimization....   [tags: Crime, Gang, Criminal law, Criminal justice]

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A Social Study: Finding People Through A Lens

- The idea of American Romanticism originated in the early 19th century. It encompassed the revolutionary spirit America was beginning to embody, and sought to break rigid societal norms of conformity by emphasizing the individuals importance, fueled by emotion as movement, in connecting to the world in which one lived. The movement utilized various facets of art to form an identity, which produced an overwhelming appeal to an American society with contradicting mindsets prevalent in trying to form what the said identity looked like....   [tags: Sociology ]

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Major Themes of Slaughter House by Kurt Vonnegut

- ... And this explained why most soldiers were teenagers at the end of the war, like what a British officer said in the novel: “We had forgotten that wars were fought by babies” (50). In the novel, there were several characters that showed the darkness of humanity. Perhaps, Paul Lazzaro was the most obvious one. In the novel, he used an extremely inhumane way to torture and killed a dog that tried to bite him because he thought that revenge was “the sweetest thing in life” (65). And unfortunately, Billy was one of his “victims” too, he died from the murder of this person in 1976....   [tags: war, attitude, philosophy]

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Vegetarianism: A New Movement in Nutrition

- Every individual differs in their own unique way. Some people look skinny, some look overweight, and some obtain beauty while others do not. People examine each of these qualities every day as they encounter a new person. Is there ever a thought of whether that person is a meat eater or not. The answer, most likely, is no because it is not a physical quality. Being a vegetarian however, changes the whole dynamic and way a person lives. It is not only considered a lifestyle, but also a movement taking place all over the world....   [tags: Healthy Lifestyle Essay]

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War and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

- ... War World II sent home a great deal of soldiers who returned to America with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, however it was not acknowledge by the soldiers themselves. They took on their original duties, and continued living their lives as normal as possible, for “‘Society didn’t want to hear it’” (Thomas 12). World War II veterans were considered heroes, and society did not want them to look weakened by their participation in the war (Thomas 12). Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was an “invisible” disease, and those effected by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder had no one to turn to, until society officially accepted Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a legitimate illness....   [tags: military force, conflicts]

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Analysis Of Michael Pollan 's The Omnivore 's Dilemma

- Buddha once stated “to keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” Although Buddha did not say this in regard to today’s chemically infused world, he was onto something. We have an option everyday to decide what we should put into our bodies. This option is taken advantage of and we have made food for pleasure rather than for fuel. Humans eat to satisfy cravings rather than to nurture their bodies. Health is overlooked the majority of the time and the after-affects of that are severe, even fatal....   [tags: Agriculture, Organic farming]

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Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation Exposes the High Cost of Cheap Food

- Many feel that the fast food industry is providing a valuable service by catering to consumer needs; that it is inexpensive and easily accessible. For people who don't have time to prepare meals, for households in which both parents work, there's no question it provides a service. But what is the true cost of this convenience. In the book, Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser reveals that the cost is the lives of the people who work in the meat processing plants. Meat packing is now the most dangerous job in the United States....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Horse slaughter. Is it really worth it?

- Horse slaughter. Is it really worth it. Horse slaughter has been going on for a long time now and humans have increased their horsemeat consumption because of the mad cow disease. Mad cow disease is issued from the fattening foods farmers give to their cattle. In the food are sheep’s’ bones grinded into tiny, tiny bits. Ignorant till the outburst, makers didn’t know that in sheep bones there is the virus of the dreaded disease. The disease doesn’t affect sheep as it is only in their bones but when the cows eat it, it gets into their systems and is passed on through their meat to humans....   [tags: social issues]

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Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

- The All-American meal takes more out of Americans to make then at first glance. Eric Schlosser’s book Fast Food Nation delves deep into the intricate workings of the fast food industry to expose mistreatment and cruelty towards workers in the business, just as Upton Sinclair had done in the early 1900’s regarding the meat packing industry. Schlosser is able to bring light to the darkness behind the All-American meal through extensive research and personal confrontations of which he has high regards for....   [tags: all-american meal, media, consumers]

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Food As A Source Of Energy

- Meriam-Webster Dictionary defines food as “material taken into an organism and used for growth, repair, and vital processes as a source of energy” (Mish). Food is simple, yet humans have made it very complex. In the United States of America, food has become more of a hobby than a nutritional need. Every family gathering, holiday, and birthday celebration contains food of some sort. Types of food are customary at different times, like birthday cake at a birthday party, or stuffing at Thanksgiving....   [tags: Nutrition, United States, Cancer, Obesity]

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Socialism for the Common Man

- “I wished to frighten the country by a picture of what its industrial masters were doing to their victims; entirely by chance I stumbled on another discovery—what they were doing to the meat-supply of the civilized world. In other words, I aimed at the public’s heart, and by accident hit it in the stomach” (Yoder 9). With the publication of a single book, Upton Sinclair found himself an overnight phenomenon receiving international response. In late 1904, Sinclair left for Chicago to tell the story of the poor common workingmen and women unfairly enslaved by the vast monopolistic enterprises....   [tags: Economic System]

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Direct Action and Civil Disobedience

- Although the environmental movement is one that involves people from all around the world sharing similar ideals, there is also a growing divide between the regular environmentalists and the extremists. Peaceful protests, boycotts and letter writing have categorized much of the environmental movement. However, starting around the 1990s certain environmental groups became disappointed and overwhelmed with frustration that nothing was being accomplished by simply following the rules. This is when civil disobedience, law breaking and monkey wrenching began to make headlines....   [tags: Civil Disobedience Essays]

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Water Treatment Systems: Activated Sludge

- ... (Grady et al. 1999). It is well known that SRT affects sludge settling properties (Metcalf and Eddy, 2003) and the types of bacteria present in the activated sludge (Gerardi, 2006). Furthermore SRT is the key for controlling biomass production in a WWTP, elevating SRT to one of the most critical design and operational parameter in AS process. In this study and due to the nature of AS treatment and the slaughterhouses’ influent composition, a large amount of excess sludge was generated daily....   [tags: biodegradabilit, organic pollutant, engineering]

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Animal Farm Retold

- Animal Farm Retold Night had fallen on the animal farm, though no animal was sleeping peacefully. Sleep was impossible that evening, for in the morning it would be known who was destroying the farm and who killed the old leader. Once before the farm was in shambles, and the animals looked to their new leader, Freud, to save them again as he had once before. Freud was a beautiful pig, a prize-winning pig with snow-white skin and a large round belly. One day a Raven flew to where Freud was napping on the MacKenzie farm and whispered atrocities to him, whispered that he would kill his father and have piglets with his mother...and Freud was afraid....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Benefits of Horse Slaughter Industry

- The horse is a highly respected animal in United States culture. It has been worshipped and paid tribute to through art, books (Misty of Chincoteague, Black Stallion), movies (Black Beauty, Spirit), and television shows (Mr. Ed). The horse industry is huge in the United States, encompassing everything from rodeos and racing to horses owned for purely pleasure. There have been statues erected of famous racehorses, as well as museums devoted entirely to equines. "Horse culture" is a huge part of American culture....   [tags: Current Events]

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The Effects of World War II on Kurt Vonnegut's Writing

- The Effects of World War II on Kurt Vonnegut's Writing February 13, 1945: Dresden, Germany. War is raging across Europe. In a deep underground meat locker beneath Schlacthof-Funf, Slaughterhouse Five, 100 American prisoners and their six German guards feel the Earth move as Royal Air Force bombers lay wreckage to the city above. They can only hear the mass terror as the greatest slaughter in European history takes place, killing an estimated 135,000 civilians and destroying cathedrals, museums, parks, and even the zoo....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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The Role of Religion and Morality in Cat's Cradle

- The Role of Religion and Morality in Cat's Cradle As an author, Kurt Vonnegut has received just about every kind of praise an author can receive: his works held the same sway over American philosophy as did those of Jack Kerouac or J.R.R. Tolkein; his writing has received acclaim from academics and the masses alike; and three of his books have been made into feature films. Society has permanently and noticeably been altered by his writing. Through accessible language and easily-understood themes, Vonnegut has created works subtle, engrossing, and familiar....   [tags: Papers]

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