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    Courage Under Fire

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    Courage Under Fire In 1991, millions of people tuned in to CNN to observe a real life and death drama played out in the cities and deserts of Iraq. For the United States, the war was more or less a display of power and a preservation of economic interest. Nobody was to ever hear of the mishaps and foul-ups of the war. In many eyes the war was seen as a chance to boost American spirit and make the government look empowered. Director Edward Zwick and writer Patrick Shane Duncan snatched onto this

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    is prejudice, stereotyping or discrimination that is typically against women. Through the films Boys Don’t Cry and Courage under Fire we explored how gender and sexism can be a reality and struggle for some every day. The films did a respectable job of showing different versions of sexism. In Boys Don’t Cry we saw sexism against an individual who is transgender and in Courage under Fire we saw a female officer in the military that experienced sexism. In the film Boys Don’t Cry Brandon was a born female

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    Sergeant Jon R. Cavaiani

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    Sergeant Jon R. Cavaiani is the man I believe best represents Personal Courage for a multitude of reasons. He recieved the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Vietnam War. Jon was the acting platoon leader for a security platoon on a remote radio relay site in enemy-held territory. His selfless actions allowed the members of his platoon to evacuate. After everyone else was evacuated, there was an increase in enemy fire which prevented the American Helicopters from evacuating him. Because of

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    Christmas Under Fire

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    Christmas Under fire is a World War II propaganda film created by the G.P.O film unit under the instruction of the Ministry of Information. It was released in 1941 in an attempt to get the isolated United States to engage Germany and the Axis powers in World War II. The purpose of the film according to the director Harry Watt was to make Americans feel “Uncomfortable while they celebrated Christmas.”(Sarah Street, 79). The film showed the Christmas of 1940 which occurred at the height of the Blitz

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    Firefighter Narrative

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    of going to sleep fighting the monsters under the bed to an aging adult fearing death, we all have something that we fear and make an internal decision to avoid or face it. Growing up I knew I always wanted to be a firefighter. I remember as a young child I would occasionally visit my uncle at his fire station, and from the second I walked in I was hit with the smell of soot coming from the yellow tinged bunker gear, or the massive size of the iconic fire truck! The best part was when he would allow

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    An American Hero

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    What defines a hero? Is it the amount of courage and individual has that makes them a hero? Could a person become known as a hero simply from their achievement? Are noble qualities required of a person that is considered to be hero? The definition of a hero lies in the eye of the beholder. In my eyes, Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams displayed amazing courage, accomplished outstanding achievements, and had noble qualities, and that is why I believe that Hershel “Woody” Williams was a true hero. Hershel “Woody”

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    Courage is the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery. It is a quality that not everyone possesses. Firefighters are some of the most courageous people one can meet. To risk your life for someone you do not know is truly brave. But when a disaster happens firefighters aren’t the only ones who can be courageous. Louis Mulkey was a firefighter in Charleston, South Carolina. He was also an assistant basketball and football

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    the AIF you can understand that they were eager to look out for one another and ready for the attack and all were in high spirits and happy the night before the tragic landing. Some people say that here is where Australia underwent its “baptism by fire” and learnt through the harshness and hell of war about being a nation and a united people. Many were killed in the tragic landing but besides this A.N.Z.A.C troops were harsh, quick and brutal as soon as they scrambled up the beach head began to make

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    What is courage? Ernest Hemingway, an American author, defines courage as “grace under pressure.” “The Leap” by Louise Erdrich is a story narrated by the daughter of one of its characters, Anna Avalon, a former trapeze artist. Anna displays many acts of what I’d call courage in this story as her daughter claims that her mother has saved her life at least three times. In this story we get to see how her mother saved her life multiple times and just how calm and collected she is. Anna Avalon fits under

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    Piggy Characteristics

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    that he has endurance and even courage during certain events that happen. A person can be seen as intelligent because of many different things. For example, Piggy is intelligent because he knows what is important and what is not important. Piggy understands what sort of situation that him and the rest of the boys are in. He understands that they, the boys on the island, need to have a leader, that they need to have a list of names, and that they need to have a fire if they have any sort of chance

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