1941 Essays

  • 1984 Final Essay: Privacy Is a Luxury of the Past

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    You’re being watched- everything you do is being recorded by the government. One might think the sentence before is referring to to a dystopian novel, such as 1984, only, it’s not. This is a startling truth of the twenty-first century. Along with rapidly advancing technology, the government is following the average American citizen closer. To the shock of the public in June 2013, Edward Snowden released information concerning a government programme, the National Security Agency, that has been listening

  • World War II: THe Fall of Hong Kong

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    WWII- The Fall of Hong Kong Narrative On the 8th December 1941 at 8:00AM, just six hours after the disaster of Pearl Harbour, the Japanese launched a devastating attack on the almost defenceless Hong Kong. This attack however was not proceed by a declaration of war and therefore broke international law. The two opposing sides were: The British, Canadian and Indian forces who were defending Hong Kong (Lead by Major-General Christopher Maltby) with a side of just 14,000 thousand troops, versus the

  • Personal Narrative: My Interview With A Rutherford County Elections Operator

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    When I first contacted the Rutherford County Elections Coordinator, I talked to her boss, Alan Farley. I have known Alan since I started here at Middle Tennessee State University. He is the Elections Administrator. At the beginning, I believed that I was to interview him. He thought that it was odd because he is not employed by Rutherford County. He is employed by a board, and his job description is in a Tennessee State Handbook. When I arrived to my interview with him, he realized that I was to

  • Short Biography: A Brief Biography Of Emily Bronte

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    Emily Bronte Everything started on July 30th, 1818, the date in which Emily Bronte was born. Emily was born and raised in Yorkshire, England. Born into a larger family with five siblings, they all still lived a fairly quiet life in Yorkshire. Emily Bronte’s education started at the age of six where she was sent to Clergy Daughters’ School. She was eventually sent of out this school when a case of tuberculosis came out and had killed two of her siblings. Living in Haworth, England, Bronte still

  • Humorous Wedding Speech Made by a Fellow Teacher

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    Humorous Wedding Speech Made by a Fellow Teacher Ladies and gentlemen, it's an honour to be standing here. I suppose I should actually say it's an honour and a pleasure, but I know the pleasure won’t kick in until this speech part is over. I must admit to being a little surprised when James invited me to his wedding as I only met him a few years ago. But on reflection, I think he was swayed by the fact that I know very little about the first years of his life, which therefore puts some rather

  • Gainsborough, A Story of a Painter and an Era

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    Gainsborough, A Story of a Painter and an Era To be able to appraise the originality of eighteenth century English art, one must recognize its importance in history. A great painter to research is Thomas Gainsborough. His artwork was an important aspect of the art community of the middle seventeen hundreds. His paintings seem to bring brightness and color to a period in art that needed his creative boost. His combination of portrait paintings along with beautiful landscapes was not recognized

  • Derrick Rose Essay

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    Derrick Rose: A Great Start with a Hard Middle Derrick Martell Rose was born on October 4, 1988, in Chicago, Illinois. Derrick was raised without a father in a rough part of Chicago called Englewood. Rose’s loving mother, Brenda, kept a close eye on him and his three older brothers to make sure they stayed out of trouble. Rose and his three older brothers, Reggie, Dewayne, and Allan, had a tight bond since they had the lack of a father figure. At a young age Derrick rose show’d he had a knack for

  • Exemplification Essay: The Murder Of Scott Peterson

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    Scott Peterson has been waiting to die for over a decade. He was convicted of murdering his wife, Laci Peterson, and their unborn son, Conner. The case unfolded at the end of 2002 with what everyone believed was a missing person case. Unfortunately, a fetus was discovered in April of 2003 washed up on the shore and just the next day, Laci's dismembered body was also found near where the fetus had been found. It appeared to be a slam dunk case, and much of America believed Scott Peterson murdered

  • Sergeant York: An American Hero

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    responsibilities, Alvin York, discovers himself fleeing from religion with Satan dangling securely to his shirttail. York is a round character that is a rabble-rouser in the beginning, yet evolves into an extraordinary spiritual man. “Sergeant York” is a 1941 film portraying the trials and triumphs of Sergeant Alvin York. Based on real situations, the aforementioned flick depicts the life of a boy who grew up in the Tennessee Hills, then went off to fight in a war that would mold him into an American Hero

  • The Importance Of The Battle Of Stalingrad In 1941

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    In 1941 Germany invaded the USSR. Hitler thought it would be a quick victory which would give him control of the west and force the British to surrender so that he could win the war. However, the German forces were unable to defeat the USSR . This was because of many factors ; Soviet winter, mismanagement of the Axis powers, the battle of Stalingrad and Hitler’s underestimation of the strength of the Soviet Forces. But it was the Soviet winter and cold conditions that ultimately lead to Hitler’s

  • Anglo-Iraqi War of 1941

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    like Iraq were still under the influence of European nations. In the spring of 1941, due to the increasing rise of Arab nationalism, the ever present resentment towards British influence in the region and the distraction of war, Iraqi nationalists attempted to take advantage of the situation and remove the ruling monarchy supported by the British. This brief conflict would come to be known as the Anglo-Iraqi War of 1941 and would leave a lasting impact on the development of Iraq throughout the majority

  • Olds Leningrad Cemetery, Winter Of 1941

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    universal, an understanding of its severity dies with those who lived it. “Leningrad Cemetery, Winter of 1941” is a literary medium by which the nature of tragedy is transmitted. Set in the post-battle Leningrad, the poem encapsulates the desolation not of war and its aftermath. Paramount in this translation is figurative language. Olds’ use of simile and metaphor in “Leningrad Cemetery, Winter of 1941” allows the reader to understand the incomprehensible horrors of war and, through contrast, the value

  • Events Prior to December 7, 1941

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    December 7, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt described this as a day, “that will live infamy.” The attack on Pearl Harbor, in the early morning hours of December 7, was one of the most devastating defeats that the United States of America had ever encountered. In the years leading up to the attack there were many events that happened that would inflame Japanese aggression towards the United States. Some people say that these events could have been prevented and some say that the President

  • US Isolationism During 1919-1941

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    US Isolationism During 1919-1941 From 1919-1941 the US advocated its isolationism. However, as such a large and economically influential nation it could not be truly isolationist and did take part in some international affairs during the period. The extent to which the nation was isolationist varied throughout the period. One can clearly state that in 1919 support for isolationism was extremely strong but was near completely extinguished by 1942. After the First World War and partly as a reaction

  • Cinematography and the Film Citizen Kane (1941)

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    The absolutely stunning film, Citizen Kane (1941), is one of the world’s most famous and highly renowned films. The film contains many remarkable scenes and cinematic techniques as well as innovations. Within this well-known film, Orson Welles (director) portrays many stylistic features and fundamentals of cinematography. The scene of Charles Foster Kane and his wife, Susan, at Xanadu shows the dominance that Kane bears over people in general as well as Susan specifically. Throughout the film, Orson

  • Critical Analysis Of Romare Bearden's The Family, 1941

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    The Family, 1941 portray and The Family, 1975 portray, both from Romare Bearden, for this essay because they are very similar paintings but at the same time very different. To write a critical analyzes it was necessary to choose two different paintings that had similar characteristics. The text about critical comparison said that to compare things they have to be similar, yet different, and that’s what these paintings look to me. As I had already written an analysis of The Family, 1941 portray I chose

  • Comparison Of Citizen Kane (1941) And The Hudsucker Proxy

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    Citizen Kane (1941) and The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) are two great films that say a very similar statement, but the two films could not be more different. Director Orson Welles’s film, Citizen Kane and Joe Coen’s The Hudsucker Proxy both follow a man’s rise to fame and how they fall because of it. It is very easy to see how Citizen Kane, a film that has influenced countless movies, has influenced The Hudsucker Proxy as well. Citizen Kane retells the life of Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles) in

  • Why Was the Soviet Union Attacked by Germany in 1941?

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    blunders. In 1941 Hitler and Stalin were in a non-aggression pact. Hitler decided to waive that pact and invade the Soviet Union in 1941 with Operation Barbarossa. Hitler’s decision to invade the Soviet Union was a great risk and ultimately led to the 3rd Reich’s downfall. The Soviet Union was a country full of vast resources and a much higher population than Germany. There seems to be so many risks involved with attacking the Soviet Union. So why was the Soviet Union attacked by Germany in 1941? Hitler

  • Why Hitler Decided to Bomb Major Cities in 1940-1941

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    Why Hitler Decided to Bomb Major Cities in 1940-1941 Before 1940, there was a large battle in the air between England and Germany, for control over the English Channel. This was later to be known as “The Battle of Britain.” As well as the domination over this area, each of the powers would intend to take advantage of being the leader in technical warfare (in this case aeroplanes). The main reason why this battle started and the bombing of English cities, in my opinion, is that Germany

  • The Nature Of Ego In Orson Welles's 1941 Film Citizen Kane

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    The nature of ego is a fundamental concept in Orson Welles’ 1941 film ‘Citizen Kane’. Through presenting the life of Charles Foster Kane, Welles explores how time and place are critical in the development of an individual’s ego. The ideas of childhood and adulthood life and Kane’s need for control in his public and private environment assist in shaping audience’s understanding of the nature of ego. Essentially, Welles uses Kane’s life to explore how time and place are crucial elements to consider