Admiral Essays

  • Admiral Kurtz In Apocalypase Now

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    Admiral Kurtz Apocalypse Now is a film about madness. In this film, Willard, played by Charlie Sheen, is sent through madness, reminiscent of Dantes' journey through hell. His mission is to kill Kurtz, who’s gone insane according to military intelligence. Kurtz has gone on his own, starting his own society in Cambodia, where his troops and the local tribes worship him as a god. Kurtz has committed murder by waging his own ferocious, independent war against Vietnamese intelligence agents with his

  • Letter (colonist) to Britian friend in 1776

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    indirect taxes. The merchants were forced to pay the taxes directly. These taxes were applied to the importation of lead, paint, glass, and tea. The British have authorized the admiral fleets to punish those not abiding by the act. My father and many other colonists believe the naval personnel are trying people in an admiral court to take the money for personal gain not actual legal reasons. These acts have led many colonists like my father to resist the taxation. A farmer from Pennsylvania has circulated

  • Jim Morrison

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    He was also an author of several poetry books. James Douglas Morrison was the son of George Stephen Morrison and his wife Clara Clark Morrison, both employed by the United States Navy. His father was a strict military officer, who served as an admiral. Jim was raised by his conservative parents but would grow to express drastically different views than those taught to him. According to Jim Morrison the most important event of his life came in 1947 during a family trip in New Mexico. He described

  • Intelligent Satire in Voltaire's Candide

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    of an admiral in the English army. Martin explains to Candide that this admiral was executed for not killing enough people in a battle with a rival French admiral. With this statement, Voltaire illustrates that the military has lost its sense of duty, becoming a machine of brutality instead of an institution to protect the lives of citizens. The manner in which the execution is carried out further illustrates the flaws within this particular society. Instead of secretly executing the admiral, the

  • jane eyre

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    the York River. If they could surround the city by land and cut off Cornwallis' escape route on the river, Washington and Rochambeau would strike an enormous blow to the British forces. Planning for the elaborate campaign began immediately. French Admiral de Grasse, stationed in the West Indies, would sail with his fleet to the Chesapeake Bay and secure the mouth of the York River. Meanwhile, Washington and Rochambeau would march south to Yorktown and form a semicircle around the city. The plan was

  • The Re-evaluation of Christopher Columbus

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    history, glorious victories may become horrible defeats. Seemingly insignificant acts may become superior accomplishments. Revered heroes may become hated villains. In recent years, this has been the case with the great admiral, Christopher Columbus. For years, the admiral was considered to be, by historians (working primarily from historical documents created by Europeans, with a decidedly Euro centric slant), as well as by the white, euro-American population, to be the great discoverer of the

  • Subversion of Class and Gender Roles in Jane Austen's Persuasion

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    Croft's radical views concerning feminism and marriage.  Beyond signifying a paradigm shift in such social morals, though, the roles of Admiral and Mrs. Croft allow Austen to subvert the dominant upper class culture.  By exhibiting superior but genuine manners, by demonstrating the complacency of the dominant culture, and by exerting their own counterculture, Admiral and Mrs. Croft expose both the foolishness and the artifice of their upper class acquaintances. Austen clearly contrasts Mrs

  • Global Imperialism

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    that civilization is dawning at last, for them. --Senator Alfred Beveridge, 1898 Another reason that fueled America into imperialism was its belief in the creation of a strong naval force to contend in the growing political and military competition. Admiral Alfred T. Mahan desired military strength and argued that the U.S. Navy defend peace time shipping lanes. He suggested that the nation strategically locate bases in the Caribbean where fleets could refuel, as well as construct a canal across the Isthmus

  • The Bridges At Toko-Ri by James Michener

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    which took place in the early 1950s. Harry Brubaker is a lawyer from Colorado who is called back into service, as a pilot against his will. Despite the fact that he doesn’t want to be there, however, Brubaker does his job to the best of his ability. Admiral Tarrant, the Commander of Task Force 77, in the novel, defines the voluntary man. He says “But some men don’t veer away. They hammer on in, even though the weight of the war has fallen unfairly on them. I always think of such men as the voluntary

  • Battle of Jutland

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    towards the British coast, unaware that the British were able to read their coded messages and were fully prepared for Scheer’s plan. Admiral Sir John Jellicoe was in full command of the British Grand Fleet, which had been divided into three groups: the main body led by Jellicoe, six battle cruisers led by Admiral David Beatty, and four dreadnoughts under Admiral Hugh Evan-Thomas. The Grand Fleet departed two and a half hours before the Germans set off in order to rendezvous about 50 miles from Jutland

  • Christopher Columbus

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    according to his contract with the Spanish sovereigns he was made “admiral of the ocean sea” and governor-general of all new lands he had discovered or should discover. On the second trip fitted out with a large fleet of 17 ships, with 1,500 colonists aboard, Columbus sailed from Cádiz in Oct., 1493. His landfall this time was made in the Lesser Antilles, and his new discoveries included the Leeward Islands and Puerto Rico. The admiral arrived at Hispaniola to find the first colony destroyed by Native

  • History of the Drive-In Movie Theater

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    Campbell’s Soup vice president who bought stock in the new company. Construction did not get under way until May 16, 1933, the day the patent was officially granted. The world’s first drive-in opened on Tuesday, June 6, 1933. Most sources site Admiral Wilson Boulev... ... middle of paper ... ...pulation because more people rushed into the industry to try to score a quick million. Drive-ins today sit at the edge of extinction. The last handful may be around yet for decades. But they are finished

  • Reasons for Napoleon's Success

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    quickly win over anyone he met, however initially hostile they might be. Within a couple of days he had completely captivated the officers and crew of Bellerophon taking him to St. Helena in 1815, much alarming the British government. · One Admiral at that time exclaimed, "If he had an obtained an interview with His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, in half an hour they would have been the best friends in England!" · His contemporaries had no doubt about the charismatic quality of leadership

  • Biography of Admiral Nimitz

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    Biography of Admiral Nimitz Chester William Nimitz was born on 24 February 1885, in Fredericksburg, Texas. Chester’s grandfather was a retired sea captain, however Chester, had his sights set on an Army career. While a student in high school, he tried for an appointment to West Point. When there was not one available, he took a competitive examination for Annapolis and was selected and appointed from Texas in 1901. He left high school to enter the Naval Academy, Class of 1905. It was many

  • Admiral Jarok as a Traitor

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    another, or trust; to commit an act of treason. Romulan Admiral Jarok is a traitor in the episode. Admiral Jarok is a traitor because he divulged top secret Romulan military information to the enemy; The Federation. Disclosure of restricted military information qualifies Admiral Jarok as a traitor. Admiral Jarok sought asylum from the Federation in exchange for confidential Romulan military information and he did not uphold his duties as an admiral. Treason and betrayal should be sufficient evidence

  • Admiral Fell Inn Essay

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    Admiral Fell Inn, Baltimore I have lived in Baltimore for quite some time now, and it is impossible to live in the area and not know that there is a ghost story associated with the Admiral Fell Inn at Fell Point (a section of Baltimore located right on the harbor). The man who told me this story is a very well educated, 61 year old credit union CEO. He told me the story over dinner, with me trying to shush the rest of the guests because they all wanted to tell their own versions. I have included

  • Admiral Jarok as a Traitor

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    Admiral Jarok as a Traitor Although a somewhat tacky and predictable program, Star Trek: The Next Generation, succeeds where other television shows don't. Beneath all the glitz and glamour, a very straightforward theme arises in each episode parallel to our own society. One such episode is "The Defector," wherein the intrepid crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise happens upon a Romulan renegade requesting asylum in Federation space. The Federation, (protected by its military organization Starfleet), and

  • Severe and Physical Punishment Necessary in Ships in the Royal Navy

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    The manner, in which crime was punished in the Royal Navy, during the Georgian period, has often been the subject to great controversy and debate. When answering this question, it is important to consider contemporary sources so as to develop an accurate analysis. After examining various sources, it seems clear that the use of physical punishment was indeed necessary so as to constitute power over the seamen, particularly with limited alternatives available. It also becomes apparent that the Royal

  • About Admiral Lord Nelson

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    About Admiral Lord Nelson Admiral Lord NelsonEvery year on October 21, England commemorates Trafalgar Day. One cannot use the term "celebrates," for although this holiday does commemorate one of the greatest victories at sea, it also memorializes the death of England's most beloved admiral. In the years that have passed since the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 his reputation has not been surpassed, but rather has grown as the admirals of other navies have looked to his life for inspiration

  • Admiral Jarok as Noble Traitor

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    Admiral Jarok was a traitor, especially in the eyes of his countrymen. The very principles that define the Romulans are honor and loyalty and in no way can his actions be seen as loyal. Although some could argue his actions were those of a defector, his actions as Romulan official in this particular situation make him a traitor. A traitor is defined as a "person who betrays his or her country, cause, friends, etc. " (Webster) The true meaning of traitor is not found in this definition, but