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    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

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    The two classic war novels ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ by Erich Maria Remarque and ‘Catch 22’ by Joseph Heller both provide a graphic insight into the life of soldiers serving their country in the historic world wars. One distinct theme of interest found in both books, is the way in which war has physically and mentally re-shaped the characters. Remarque creates the character Paul Baümer, a young soldier who exposes anxiety and PTSD (commonly known as Shellshock) through his accounts of WW1’s

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    Sanity, the one thing every person in this world strives to achieve, but they will never conquer, because behind the sad truth of sanity is, we are all a little insane. No, insane is not running around with your clothes off yelling “we don’t know”, insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly expecting something to change. Shown in this book are men who wake up every day, get in their planes and go to war. They all go up, and some of them return. Those that return, mourn for their losses but they

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    Ah! I see you have come to hear my story. Well, I warn you now; I am advanced in years and might forget some parts. My story is filled with adventure, new beginnings, and confusion. But enough! I will begin. I was a girl of just 15, ready to explore the outside. I lived in an ancient city, named Baktrahkpi. This city was on a mysterious island, where many centuries ago, it was decided by the gods that each quarter moon the island would vanish and appear in a new spot, never quite the same one. One

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    Analysis of "The Thematic Paradigm"

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    In the article “The Thematic Paradigm” exerted from his book, A Certain Tendency of the Hollywood Cinema, Robert Ray provides a description of the two types of heroes depicted in American film: the outlaw hero and the official hero. Although the outlaw hero is more risky and lonely, he cherishes liberty and sovereignty. The official hero on the other hand, generally poses the role of an average ordinary person, claiming an image of a “civilized person.” While the outlaw hero creates an image of a

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    Doc Holliday; Dentistry To Gunslinging What would you do if you knew you are going to die? Would you leave with a good impression with the world around you, or will you spend the rest of your life doing whatever you please, even when it has dire legal consequences. One man choose to live the rest of his life as an outlaw from an impending death. This is the life of a man whose life had been completely turned around from being a peaceful dentist to a wild gunman living on the edge of the law. John

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    incidents and confrontations that may have very well contributed to the outcome in Tombstone. The film begins in Fort Griffin, Texas with "Doc" Holliday in trouble after he killed a man in a saloon. Although it was clearly self-defense, a lynch mob gathered to hang Doc. This is when Wyatt Earp sets up a distraction and arranges for Doc Holliday's escape. Doc felt he was in great dept to his savior and wound up in Dodge City, Kansas, where Wyatt is marshalling. After some talk between the two,

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    The Clanton Gang

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    In the middle and late part of the nineteenth century, the West was a harsh and dangerous place to live. Bar fights and murders were being committed in every town. This was acceptable behavior however in those days. Men settled their problems face-to-face, and normally, the slower man ended up dead. Gunfighting in the West was started and carried on by a group of men known as the Clanton Gang. Old Man Clanton was the leader and founder of gunfighting, his sons carried some of his fights and continued

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    (Roberts & Wallis 107). Earp smoothly maintains the peace in Tombstone and begins to build a romantic rapport with Clementine Carter played by Cathy Downs (1924 - 1976). However, “the most important relationship in the movie is between Earp and Doc Holliday” (Ebert 304) played by stage, film and television actor Victor Mature (1913 - 1999). The character of Holliday is stricken with TB and is slowly dying. Mature excellently plays him as a miserable ex-criminal doctor who gradually likes and respects

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    Doc Holliday: Wyat Earp's Ally

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    “Blaize away! You’re a daisy if you have (Roberts, Doc Holliday, the Earp’s Strangest Ally). This is just one of Doc Holliday’s famous lines. Doc had a very interesting life, from the time of his dentistry career, to his gambling days with the Earp brothers. He will continue to be a legendary character for helping make the West livable. Doc Holliday wasn’t just a dentist; he was a gun-slinging gambler who helped the Earps tame the Wild West (SV;SV). Doc had a tough life. He had a disease known as tuberculosis

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