Barbed Wire Essays

  • Barbed Wire By Mary Emeny

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    Mary Emeny’s poem, “Barbed Wire,” depicts war as a negative force, destroying every decent aspect of human existence. Written during the Vietnam War, the work displays Emeny’s negative views on war. In one way or another everyone experiences and identifies with the presence of war. Although some wars are fought for justifiable reasons, every war tears into the lives of those undeserving. The tragic effects of war consume the innocent creating an unconquerable path of entanglement. The physical effects

  • Journal: A Dog and a Barbed Wire

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    my pace to keep up. Silence, nothing was heard except for the random bullets that whipped past and died on impact. Every now and then a leaf would fall and wake the Jews, even the dead ones. The continuous scratches of claws were deafening. The barbed wire attached itself onto my clothes as if decorating it. ‘Where on earth was this Dog taking me?’ Before I finished thinking that, the dog disappeared, stealing the last words away from me. I ran as if to keep up with the nothingness that surrounded

  • In what ways did three of the following affect the development of the West: Barbed Wire, Railroads, McCormick Reaper, and the End of the Indian Wars?

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    saloons and rides off into the sunset. However, the characters of the West weren’t the only things that helped the development of America; many inventions were a part of the development of the West and helped it flourish into a thriving community. Barbed wire, the McCormick reaper and railroads—for example—were a large part of the development in the West—from helping to define claimed land boundaries, agricultural development and competition, and even growth of the West. Claimed land boundaries could

  • Barbed Wire Monologue

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    suppose you’re right; we got the message across.” “Good, firm rebukes is all you need. We don’t need a stockade,” William said. “We’ll see about that,” Mary said. “And how did the men do? Did you get the barbed wire strung?” “We fixed a portion of the fence that the poachers cut. The barbed wire should slow them down a little. We posted signs warning that trespassers will be shot on sight.” “What were they poaching?” Mary asked. “Turkey and white tail deer most likely.” “Is there anything else you

  • Creative Writing: Ernest and The Sargeant

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    The afternoon sun shined down Ernest's back as he stood on his toes to get a look over the trench wall. All of the men had been warned not to look over, despite the natural inclination to do so. Even when there was no attack at the moment, a random sniper shot could bring death to a soldier on his first day of service. “Johnson!” Ernest quickly lowered back down into the trench. He turned to the sergeant behind him. “Do you want to get killed Private?” The sergeant barked. “No sir!” Ernest hastily

  • Briar Rose by Jane Yolen

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    Jane Yolen's use of structure in the novel Briar Rose is very clever. Her use of allegory and the technique of parallel narrative is very effective in conveying her story which she delivers in a superb fashion. Elements of the story are reveled at specific times to tie in with the theme of growth and development both personal and historical. The use of allegory drives the story along. It is a constant reminder of The Holocaust to ensure the reader is not too captivated by the fairy tale element

  • The Pawnbroker

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    stolen. “’You ain’t got a life?’ ‘Thieves took it.’” (Ozick, 28). They both experience a similar death in a concentration camp. The pawnbroker sees a man run away from dogs and Germans and get stuck in barbed wire. Rosa experiences almost the same thing when her daughter Magda is thrown into the barbed wire. The last thing that they both have in common is that they both have someone who supports them financially.

  • Plath’s Daddy Essays: Loss and Trauma

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    Loss and Trauma in Plath’s Daddy In addition to the anger and violence, 'Daddy' is also pervaded by a strong sense of loss and trauma. The repeated 'You do not do' of the first sentence suggests a speaker that is still battling a truth she only recently has been forced to accept. After all, this is the same persona who in an earlier poem spends her hours attempting to reconstruct the broken pieces of her 'colossus' father. After 30 years of labor she admits to being 'none the wiser' and 'married

  • Behind the Barbed Wire: Auschwitz

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    The train comes squealing to a stop at the station. Hundreds of Jews with all the belongings that they can fit into a suitcase with them exit a tightly packed train car. Immediately they are sorted into two groups. One heads into the heart of the camp to start a life of hard labor. The other goes to ‘disinfecting’. They are happy, cheerful, and suspect nothing as they approach the ‘showers’ for disinfecting. After they have rid themselves of their clothes, jewelry, and belongings, they enter the

  • Russia and World War I

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    to supply a sufficient amount of bullets and bombs ordered by the Central War Industries Committee to fight this war. At this rate, Russia will never even come close to defeating any of her enemies. Also, there is a very large shortage of barbed wire which is resulting in many deaths of soldiers in the trenches because of the lack of protection. Most of the time the trenches are flooded with water knee deep, so it is very difficult for the soldiers to lie down or sit down which again results

  • Battle of the Somme

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    infestation as well as unsanitary living spaces; many were infected with diseases such as trench foot with most trenches were filled with dead corpses for weeks after they were first killed. Defense mechanisms included creating dense fields of barbed wire in No Man’s Land, between the enemy trenches, in order to prevent an attack on the trench. Trench sanitation and defense were not the only reasons for the stalemate connected with World War One. The weather played “On the first day of the battle

  • The Vietnam Wall

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    of Once Upon a Time uses symbolism to focus on the conflict between individuals and society. A family living in the suburbs noticed burglaries occurring in their neighborhood. After installing securities, the family's son gets tangled up in the barbed wire fence. "Next day a gang of workmen came and

  • Essay On Trench Warfare

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    World war I is considered one of the bloodiest wars ever fought in the history of the world. A major contributor to the death toll of this war was the new tactic of trench warfare. Trench warfare is a battle strategy using man made trenches and weapons to attack and take the enemy’s trench. This battle strategy combined with the use of new war technology, and the living conditions in the trenches resulted in one of the deadliest wars ever fought by mankind. For about four years France and Germany

  • Walmart Information Management System

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    Walmart Information Management System (IMS) Walmart is a retail giant that just about everyone in America has purchased something from them. It is a one stop shop for anything that a person could ever need. Walmart stores can be found anywhere in fact most people are less than an hour drive away from a Walmart store. Walmart’s success has put many companies out of business. The chains success is primarily from low prices and using an information technology system to meet customer demands giving

  • Warning: Objects May Appear Smaller in the Mirror

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    I grew up in a one stoplight town, named Quincy. I still remember the jokes about not blinking or you would miss it. My parents got a loan for a simple country home about eight miles east of town. Our house sat on four flat acres of land with an alfalfa field to the back of the property. To the north, the irrigation ditch supplied the essential water for farmers and dairies to succeed amongst the dust bowl. Our neighbor lived in a converted long tin potato shed. At the front of our property, the

  • A Worn Path

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    relevance to her destination. Every detail stands out because it is not known why Phoenix is traveling. This can lead to premature conclusions about Phoenix's goal. For example, she has concerns about her dress being torn, she has need to go under a barbed wire fence, and after the fence she sees “Big dead trees, like black men with one arm, were standing in the purple stalks of the withered cotton field” (1286). These details could lead to speculation that Phoenix is in the antebellum South, and is trying

  • A Worn Path

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    herself from the bush. “ Old eyes thought you was a pretty little green bush” (Welty 389). This shows that you should not judge from the outside and that things are not always, what they seem to be. Another obstacle she faces is when she meets the barbed wire fence. She begins to speak to herself, “ she could not pay for having her arm or leg sawed off if she got caught fast where she was”(Welty 390). Again, determination helps her to continue. Phoenix’s name also shows symbolism. “As Wesley 2 most critics

  • Creative Writing: Into The Woods

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    Into the Woods There are many factors that can rapidly change the chances of harvesting a whitetail deer: the moon, precipitation, time of day, or wind to name a few. When all of these variables fall into place, the likelihood of getting that shot is dramatically increased. There is one other influence that can greatly change a hunt--patience. I have always struggled with grasping the discipline it takes; if you can find such discipline, it alters the entire game. There is one story in particular

  • John Misto's The Shoe-Horn Sonata

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    John Misto's The Shoe-Horn Sonata “On the other side of our barbed wire fence were twenty or thirty Aussie men – as skinny as us – and wearing slouch hats. Unlike the Japs, they had hairy legs. And they were standing in rows – serenading us.” John Misto created a written visual image that comes through in Act 1 Scene 7 (Page 52). This is brought up in the play when Bridie and Sheila are being interviewed by Rick (Host), they were originally talking about the conditions that they were in, how

  • Social Effects of the Berlin Wall

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    August 13, 1961, the East German government began closing its borders. In the early morning of that Sunday, most of the first work was done: the border to West Berlin was closed. The East German troops had begun to tear up streets and to install barbed wire entanglement and fences through Berlin. Between 1961 and today, the Berlin Wall saw many changes, and so did the people that it entrapped. Prior to the construction of the Berlin Wall, boarders between East and West Germany were closed in 1952