Das Boot Essays

  • An Analysis of Das Boot

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    What is it that makes the film, "Das Boot", stand out in the plethora of war movies? Why was this film, with subtitles and about German World War 2 soldiers, popular enough in America to earn six Academy Award nominations? One possible answer is the characters. Like so many other epics, the sensation of viewing pleasure goes beyond the intense plot and into the intricacy and intimacy of the building blocks of every story: the characters. Director Wolfgang Petersen's mastery is in bringing

  • The Theme of Failure as Presented in Das Boot

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    The Theme of Failure as Presented in Das Boot "When 'Das Boot' was first released in the United States, its running time was 145 minutes, and it won huge audiences and no less that six Oscar nominations-unheard of for a foreign film." The genius of Wolfgang Petersen's "Das Boot" is that to Americans it is considered a foreign film indeed; not only in the sense that the film is from Germany, but because the film offers a unique perspective of World War Two, the German perspective. This point

  • Das Boot Essay

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    A Review of Das Boot Das Boot (1981) is a film directed by Wolfgang Petersen. The film follows a German U-boat captain and crew during WWII and includes both the excitement and boredom involved with war in general. This film portrays an experienced U-boat captain, Captain Lieutenant Henrich on his final patrol with his crew in the Atlantic Ocean and a failed attempt at passing through the strait of Gibraltar. The younger crewmembers are portrayed as having the typical heroic dreams and aspirations

  • L.L. Bean

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    hundred pair of boots, to becoming one of America largest mail order retailer of high quality outdoor goods and apparel for men, women and children. Leon Leonwood Bean founded L.L. Bean in 1912; the company headquarters is in Freeport, Maine. Leon Leonwood Bean founded his business on a belief in honesty, commitment to quality, customer satisfaction and a passion for the outdoors. Leon Leonwood Bean was an avid outdoorsman that decided that he could improve on the typical hunting boots. He had a local

  • System Boot Sequence

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    System Boot Sequence The system BIOS is what starts the computer running when you turn it on. The following are the steps that a typical boot sequence involves. Of course this will vary by the manufacturer of your hardware, BIOS, etc., and especially by what peripherals you have in the PC. Here is what generally happens when you turn on your system power: 1. The internal power supply turns on and initializes. The power supply takes some time until it can generate reliable power for the rest of

  • E. M. Fleming's Model of Artifact Study and the Work Boot

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    E. M. Fleming's "Model of Artifact Study" and the Work Boot The work boot has become a hot item for many girls and young women. This artifact of appearance may reveal a lot about American culture and society in the 1990's. By applying E. M. Fleming's "Model of Artifact Study", I will analyze this artifact in an attempt to shed some light on the values, priorities, and ideals of our society. Just like Fleming's model suggests, this paper will be broken down into four major sections: Identification

  • Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front

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    death and destruction were facts of life. Remarque depicts a transition in the value systems of Paul and his comrades. Kemmerich's boots, symbolic of a horizontal value system, can be seen to have considerable influence over those in the novel. However, B„umer comments, ".Mller would rather go bare-foot over barbed wire than scheme how to get hold of them [boots]. the boots are quite inappropriate to Kemmerich's circumstances.Mller can make good use of them.", the shift to a horizontal value system

  • Dickinson's I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain

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    treading--treading--till it seemed That Sense was breaking through. And when they all were seated, A Service, like a Drum. Kept beating--beating--till I thought My Mind was going numb. And then I heard them lift a Box And creak across my Soul With those same Boots of Lead, again, Then Space--began to toll, As all the Heavens were a Bell, And Being, but an Ear, And I, and Silence, some strange Race Wrecked, solitary, here. And then a Plank in Reason, broke, And I dropped down, and down. And hit a World

  • Charles Perrault's Puss In Boots

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    Charles Perrault's Puss in Boots Charles Perrault's version "Puss in Boots" is a simple enough tale, in which the cleverness of the small prevails over the merits of size and strength and the lowly thirdborn son of a miller transcends his own expectations to achieve personal success. A major part of the tale is the archetypes used within, those easily recognisable symbols of common association and subconscious significance. Among these are symbols standing for the boy's transformation into self-determined

  • Robert´s Role in the Movie Glory

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    one of the soldiers gathered up enough money to buy a new pair of combat boots and left camp without permission and was caught. Robert had to follow procedure by having him whipped in front of the group although he didn’t want to. But when he found out the reason for the soldier taking the risk because he was in necessity for a new pair of boots and socks, he made his superior give his entire platoon standard uniforms, boots, and two pairs of socks. Robert defines leadership as treating all of his

  • Perrault and Robinson Versions of Puss in Boots

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    Perrault and Robinson Versions of Puss in Boots Puss in Boots, like many folk and fairy tales is found in varying versions of the same story. Two of the many versions of this tale which are still told today are the classic version by Charles Perrault and one retold by Harry Robinson, an Okanagan Native Storyteller. Robinson's version was recorded and then transcribed and may be found in 'Write It On Your Heart - The Epic World of an Okanagan Storyteller.' This paper will examine and compare

  • Perrault's Puss in Boots

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    Perrault's "Puss in Boots" Perrault's "Puss in Boots" is the charming tale of a boy who is delivered into good fortune through the clever cunning of his cat, and this story carries with it a basic plot, structure and theme commonly found in works of this genre. In fairy tales, one of the basic characteristics of a story line is its general involvement with some type of initial difficulty, usually made known to the reader in the introduction. As a result, the main character or characters

  • Shoe Carnival Competitors

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    ” (Retailer Merchandiser). “That is far superior to our competitors. We can carry more colors, more sizes, and that gives us the ability to satisfy the consumer on a consistent basis,” he continued, “We have everything from athletic shoes to work boots to sandals and slides. We provide quality brands at a reasonable price, which is why most of our customers buy multiple pairs” (Retailer Merchandiser). Some of their

  • Breaker Boys Research Paper

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    My research paper is about the breaker boys and how they spent the majority of their lives in climate conditions, clothing/glove problems and finally, exhaustion problems (Hindman, Hugh D). However, before I mainly get into how the majority of their lives were as children and elderly. I am going to tell you what a breaker boy is and what they are supposed to do and how they do it. A breaker boys was not exactly a coal miner, they did the most labor in the coal mine. They’re jobs were to separate

  • Quality - John Galsworthy

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    Gessler had his own shoe business where he made leather boots. His dedication is shown through the fact that, “He made only what was ordered, never taking ready-made shoes down from the shelf.” (“Quality” pg. 213.) He wanted each pair of boots to be a custom fit to each individual and for every pair he made, he used a pattern taken from the customer’s foot size. One day the narrator of the story walked into Mr. Galsworthy’s shop wearing a pair of boots from a big business. Mr. Gessler noticed them right

  • Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

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    .. middle of paper ... ...t could perform hard work. This gave them the financial security to always be able to supply for his family. They also have the safety of the man of the household and they have the safety of having a place to live. The boots show that there is someone working in the household. They are proof that someone is making money to support them. They also portray safety, if they have another job; they have another option to fall back on. The text was written with reading out loud

  • Summary of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot

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    Waiting for Godot - Summary of Act II The setting is the next day at the same time. Estragon's boots and Lucky's hat are still on the stage. Vladimir enters and starts to sing until Estragon shows up barefoot. Estragon is upset that Vladimir was singing and happy even though he was not there. Both admit that they feel better when alone but convince themselves they are happy when together. They are still waiting for Godot. Estragon and Vladimir poetically talk about "all the dead voices" they hear

  • Swiper as a Trickster

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    many of the new shows for the next generation. This is a cartoon with various settings, depending on the adventure of the day. Dora is a girl that is bilingual and has a magic backpack and a monkey named Boots as a friend. She is always helping someone get home and/or out of a jam. Dora and Boots have traveled in time and to far away lands to help. Like most kids shows of today, it is an educational show that teaches Spanish words and counting. There are also the lessons on comparison, sharing, and

  • Investigating Patterns in Grids of Different Sizes

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    4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 For each boot (highlighted above) I will develop a formula to work out the total value of the numbers added up. The boot will consist of three numbers up and two across. My formula must show how to find out the added value of the boot if placed anywhere within the grid. Grid 5x5 ======== 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

  • Process of Hiking The Appalachian Trail

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    a good pair of hiking boots, a tent, and a sturdy backpack. Hiking the distance mentioned above obviously requires excellent footwear, and a light pack. Figure in fatigue and you need a comfortable tent to sleep in at night. Good boots are "solid" on the bottom, so that you cant feel rocks or stones through the soles. If you can press in the bottom of the sole with your thumb, the soles are probably too soft to give your foot proper protection. The top of the boot should be stiff to hold