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  • The Atrocities of the Congo

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    When the word ‘genocide’ is mentioned, the Holocaust is almost always the first one to come to mind. It was one of the most horrible and inhumane events of mankind, but it wasn’t the deadliest or even most brutal genocide. While approximately six million Jews were murdered, an even more death-dealing incident took place forty-years earlier in what is now called the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In a span of twenty-five gruesome years, over ten-million Congolese were slaughtered and mutilated

  • The Atrocity Of War

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    The Atrocity of War More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginning of all wars - yes, an end to this brutal, inhuman and thoroughly impractical method of settling the differences between governments (Franklin D. Roosevelt). In some people’s minds, war is glorified. The romanticized perspective that society bases war on is reversed in the book Catch-22. The Vietnam War established the book as an anti-war classic because of the war’s paradoxical nature. Heller perceives war as a no win situation

  • Atrocities of the Holocaust

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    Of all the examples of injustice against humanity in history, the Jewish Holocaust is one of the most prominent. From 1933 to 1945, the Nazis waged a vicious war against Jews and other "lesser races". This war came to a head with the "Final Solution" in 1938. One of the most horrific results of the Final Solution were the scores of concentration and death camps spread across Nazi Germany, Poland, and other parts of Nazi-controlled Europe. In the aftermath of the Holocaust, people around the world

  • Global Atrocities

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    Our Global Behavior and Acceptance When considering what our future society will consider as evil, such as we view slavery today, we must look to the past to estimate the future. The past two hundred years have led to enormous changes in the way we treat our fellow man. The next two hundred years, I believe, will lead to much more legislation and concern for the global impact of nation states and their practices. The human race has come to a point where we need to take careful concern for all issues

  • Cannibalism: A Human Atrocity

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    Cannibalism: A Human Atrocity "Cannibalism is morally wrong according to modern religion. In Christianity, it was used by God as an ultimate punishment for the disobedience of the Israelites during the siege of Jerusalem. Around the sixth century Before Christ, the prophet Jeremiah warned the Israelites of such a holy damnation: “I will make them eat the flesh of their sons and daughters, and they will eat one another’s flesh during the stress of the siege imposed on them by the enemies who seek

  • Transcending The Atrocities of War

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    Alice Brittan claims that “Ondaatje’s novel is filled with [……] scenes of reading and writing, and characters who delight in marginalia.” Both the authors agree that Ondaatje’s novel The English Patient utilizes imagery and mythology to explain the atrocities of the Second World War, and to explicate that religion and the admiration of art attempts to defy the violent human displacements enabled by war, and helps to transcend the crude realities of the world. The novel The English Patient harbours four

  • Atrocities In Afganistan (Women)

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    (NOTE TO STUDENT: my teacher gave me a B+ and said I would have had an A if I had had more detail on the Taliban's reasons for these laws) The women of Afghanistan have been enduring unfathomable suffering since the Taliban, a religious faction, seized control of the country in 1996. (NOTE TO STUDENT: my teacher gave me a B+ and said I would have had an A if I had had more detail on the Taliban's reasons for these laws) Since 1996 Afghan women have been living fear for their safety and lives. A

  • Atrocities Associated with the Eugenics Movement

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    Atrocities Associated with the Eugenics Movement Among the fears of many environmentalists is that of overpopulation. Acutely aware of the finite resources that the planet possesses and the limitations of renewable resources, there are concerns that the planet may soon reach its maximum caring capacity. Since the First Great Transition ten thousand years ago, the planet has experienced an astounding increase in population. Generations later, the planet is beginning to feel the effects of continual

  • Stalin's Atrocities While In Power

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    Stalin's Atrocities While In Power When Vladimir Lenin died in 1924, he was succeeded by Joseph Stalin, one of the cruelest people ever to hold power. To Stalin, the rising national revival movement and continuing loss of Soviet influence in the their satellite states was completely unacceptable. To destroy his subject's free spirit, he began to implement the same methods he had successfully used in the Soviet Union. Those arrested were either shot on sight like animals or deported to prison camps

  • Ardor Awe And Atrocity Summary

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    Outside the Lines: Frame Restoration in Abish’s “Ardor/Awe/Atrocity” In “Ardor/Awe/Atrocity” Walter Abish employs an unusual method of restoration as he dismantles original linear order in the narrative. Abish uses fragmentation to challenge the order and frame that other several story plots consist of. Several other stories have a defined frame because “narrative form implicitly speaks of the narrative of the nature of reality and how we experience it (1). Abish imposes unconventional systems to