Currie Essays

  • General Sir Arthur Currie

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    LIEUTENANT--GENERAL SIR ARTHUR CURRIE (A brief account of the battle of Passchendaele) Lieutenant-General Sir Arthur Currie was the most capable soldier that Canada has produced. Certainly, he did not look like the great soldier he had become. A very tall man, at six-foot-four, he was also somewhat overweight. Through his successes as the Commander of the Canadian Corps, he knew how to delegate authority and stand by the decisions of his subordinates. Currie, however, was not a professional soldier

  • War Strategies of Sir Arthur Currie

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    War Strategies of Sir Arthur Currie Sir Arthur Currie was not a man raised to become a great general, he had to start from the beginning and work his way to the top. He served his country by fighting and leading battles that made Canada a great independent nation, making him a figure of inspiration to many Canadians. In the many battles of World War One, including Amiens, Passchendaele, Vimy Ridge, and others, Arthur Currie devised well prepared, flexible, unique, and intelligent war strategies that

  • The Imagery of the Stone Angel

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    successfully uses the statue of the stone angel to represent the Currie family pride, Hagar's inability to relate and share her emotions, and the blindness and ignorance that results from refusing to consider any other point of view than your own. The Stone angel is symbolic of the Currie family pride because it does not seem to serve it's purpose, which is to honour Hagar's mother who had died giving birth to her. Hagar describes Mrs. Currie to be a "meek woman" and a "feeble ghost", whereas she describes

  • The Symbolism of the Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence

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    the use of an object to stand for something other than itself.  In The Stone Angel, Margaret Laurence uses the stone angel to sybmolize the Currie family values and pride and in particular, the pride and cold personality traits of Hagar Shipley.  There are three primary areas where the stone angel is used to symbolize characters in the novel.  They are: the Currie family pride as a symbol of egoism and materialism, Hagar's lack of compassion for her family and friends as symbolized by a heart of stone

  • Stone Angel - Hagar as a Product of her Environment

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    whose essence rises above others, such that after understanding the journey of her life, her first name evokes a series of emotion within the reader.  Due to her crass nature and uncompromising pride, one questions if the prestigious background of the Currie clan sculpted such.  In addition, during her young life set in the nineteenth century Manawaka society, a high importance was placed on social status.  This feeling of superiority over others traveled with Hagar into womanhood.  Although it may be

  • The Stone Angel - Theme of Pride

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    Hagar recollects exhibiting her pride as early as age 6 when she says "There was I, strutting the board sidewalk like a pint-sized peacock, resplendent, haughty, hoity-toity, Jason Currie's black-haired daughter" (6). Jason Currie was a "self-made man" who "had pulled himself up by his bootstraps" (7). Hagar was very proud of her father's success, seeing as how "he had begun without money" (14). Hagar's father, because he worked so hard, took great pleasure

  • The Stone Angel

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    created the story of her life. Hagar is a deeply lonely woman, and much of that loneliness is self-inflicted. This mental isolation is caused by her stubbornness, her pride, and the blindness that she has towards any opinion other than her own. Hagar Currie-Shipley is a very stubborn woman at the age of ninety. She is very set in her ways, and does not appreciate being told what to do. The reader is introduced to this stubbornness when Hagar is brought to Silverthreads nursing home to view the location

  • Changing Career Patterns

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    dream of building his own sports marketing company. (Jung et al. 2000) Heidi Miller of Citigroup and Mary Cirillo of Deutsche Bank, two of the most senior women in U.S. banking, resigned their jobs to look for new career challenges in e-commerce. (Currie 2000) Alan Goldstein, in response to his growing interest in computer technology, resigned from his career as trauma surgeon at Kings County Hospital in New York, and, at age 49, formed his own software company. (Mottl 1999) Glenn Gainley, after

  • Metadrama In Shakespeare

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    ways. The play has recognition of its existence as theatre, which has relevance to a contemporary world that is increasingly aware of precisely how its values and practices are constructed and legitimised through perceptions of reality. Critic Mark Currie posits that metadrama allows its readers a better understanding of the fundamental structures of narrative while providing an accurate model for understanding the contemporary experience of the world as a series of constructed systems. From this quote

  • The Diver

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    anticipate his fate. Beneath the surface, this poem is actually very spiritual. The diver’s descent into the water, and his arising from the water, can be compared to the crucifixion of Jesus. Through the masterful use of imagery and Biblical comparisons, Currie depicts the message that rebirth and hope can captivate and revitalize our spirits. An essential key to the theme of “The Diver” is through the subtle yet prevailing use of Biblical references. From the very beginning of Currie’s poem, a simile is

  • Magnatism & The Things We Think We Know About It!

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    direction which causes a certain charge are lined up on one side and all the atoms with the opposite charge move to the other side. The atoms then start to cancel each other out as they approach the center of the magnet. This all happens at the currie point where these atoms are free to move and then when cooled and the metel becomes solid the atoms can no longer move (barely) causing a "permanent" magnet (as in the diagram on the next page). This same principle can be applied to a piece of

  • Who helped Canada to become a nation?

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    General Arthur Currie helped Canada to create an international reputation during World War One because he was a capable army commander who consistently has successful run of victories throughout the war. For example, his guts of going to the trenches while it was gassed and his calmness being under fire during the Second Battle of Ypres helped the allied won the battle. During the Poison Attack from the German, Currie issued from his brigade headquarter even though the area he was in was gassed and

  • Why Canada was Successful at Vimy Ridge

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    "I am a good enough Canadian to believe, if my experience justifies me in believing, that Canadians are best served by Canadians." Sir Arthur Currie. This statement Sir Arthur Currie, Major General for the Canadians at Vimy Ridge, could not describe any better why the Canadians were so successful at Vimy Ridge. Thought to have been a near impossible task to take Vimy Ridge as both the French and British had tried and failed miserably with substantial losses the Canadians were now tasked with taking

  • The Battle of Vimy Ridge: The Birth of The Canadian Nation

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    with. In fact, Sir Arthur Currie became commander of the entire Canadian corps after his performance in commanding the first Canadian division at Vimy. This showed that the British commander... ... middle of paper ... ....cfm?source=Memorials/tomb/thetomb/vimyback Masse, M. (2002). Vimy Ridge: Can a War Massacre Give Birth to A Nation? Retrieved from: Le Quebecois Libre. Website: http://www.quebecoislibre.org/020413-2.htm Munroe, S. (2001). Sir Arthur Currie. Retrieved from: Canada Online

  • Third Battle of Ypres

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    Third Battle of Ypres Officially known as the Third Battle of Ypres, Passchendaele became infamous not only for the scale of casualties, but also for the mud. Ypres was the principal town within a salient (or bulge) in the British lines and the

  • Currie V Roffey Bros LTD (1990) 2 WLR 1153

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    a) An agreement will only amount to a contract if consideration is given by both parties. Currie v Misa (1875) LR10 defined consideration as ‘A valuable consideration, in the sense of the law, may consist either in some right, profit or benefit accruing to one party, or some given forbearance, detriment, loss of responsibility, given, suffered or undertaken by the other’. To sum this definition up, a consideration can consist of either the giving of a benefit or the suffering of a loss but usually

  • Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda

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    its location cannot be determined because of its secrecy and the fact that its militants operate all over the world. It commits acts that are considered terrorism. Terrorism is the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims (Currie 70). Al Qaeda plans to do just this with the terror that they invoke. Al Qaeda did not start as an organization made for terror. Instead, it started as a legitimate military base for the training of the mujahideen, who were the group fighting against

  • Essay On Elizabethan Theatre

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    Open, crowded, lots of natural light, no props. If asked to describe the Elizabethan Theatre houses some of those words and phrases could be used. In the Elizabethan Era, theater was a very large part of life. Everyone in Europe, who could afford to go to the theater, went. Whether one was a simple commoner or if one was Queen Elizabeth herself, they would have enjoyed going to the Globe to watch all the exciting and dramatic plays. Queen Elizabeth, who rose to the throne in England in 1558,

  • Delinquency in the White Middle-Class Youth of America

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    more nuanced approach from angles that have up until fairly recently remained unexplored. THE TEXT With this book, Currie seeks to explore causes for delinquency among white middle-class American youth, analyze methods of absolution, and suggest policy and community changes that may serve to help this often-overlooked demographic and reduce rates of delinquency. Across the text, Currie opts for a very straightforward, down-to-earth diction that suggests a he’s writing for a general audience beyond

  • Currie's Leadership

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    could navigate the battlefield and direct their soldiers became an absolute necessity. While the Canadian Corps were small, they were home to talented and promising young soldiers from all walks of life, and Sir Arthur Currie was no exception to this. While he was a lowly