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  • Doolittle Raid

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    Introduction On 18 April 1942, while America was mired in combat and taking heavy losses throughout the Pacific, Lieutenant Colonel James "Jimmy" Doolittle lead eighty men from the 17th Bomb Group on a daring bombing raid into the heart of the Japanese capital city of Tokyo. These men, intent on avenging the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor only months earlier, launched their airplanes off of a Navy Aircraft Carrier on its maiden voyage, the USS Hornet. Their mission was to destroy military targets

  • Analysis Of Vhilda Doolittle

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    vHilda Doolittle was a 20th century American poet belonging to the avant-garde Imagist group along with Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot. The Imagist movement in poetry with its definite stress on ‘preparedness for writing’, ‘impersonality in written work’ and objective treatment of things through the use of images that ‘have a variable significance’ (Pound, 36) sees its most creative use in H.D’s poems. Unlike works by Eliot or Pound which follow more of what Albright labels as ‘particle nature of poetry

  • The Doolittle Raid: An Analysis

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    morale and push forward the Pacific front with a strike on the Japanese homeland to serve as a testament to American military prowess and retribution for the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor (Shepherd). This eventually trickled down to the Doolittle Raid. The Doolittle Raid, as it is commonly referred to as today, was officially classified as the First Special Aviation Project (Shepherd). This project was planned with extreme secrecy. The crew was made up of pilots who volunteered without knowledge of

  • The Character of Alfred Doolittle in Pygamalion

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    The Character of Alfred Doolittle in Pygamalion PYGAMALION 1.) In Act 3 we learned a lot more about the character and philosophy of Alfred Doolittle. He is strangely individualistic personally and very eloquent. He is representative of the social class of the "undeserving poor", which, means that he is not entitled to receive financial support from the government, since he is physically able to work

  • Character Analysis Of Alfred Doolittle In Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion

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    characters in Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion is Alfred Doolittle, the father of Liza Doolittle. His name even attests to his character before he speaks a line. Henry describes him as a blackguard before he even has a chance to meet the man in person. Doolittle was being judged before he even walks through the door. Not that he would mind because he seems to have a profound understanding of how the world of classes works. There is a misunderstanding when Doolittle first appears because each party is assuming

  • Metamorphosis of Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

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    The Metamorphosis of Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw   The benefits of acquiring an education are not limited to the academic aspects often associated with it. Part of the edification it bestows includes being enabled to reach new insight, being empowered to cultivate a new awareness, and being endowed with a new understanding of life and of self. In Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, Eliza Doolittle experiences this type of enlightenment as the result of undergoing a drastic change

  • The Research Essay: Are Successful Women Like Eliza Doolittle?

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    women as creations of men, which resemble Eliza Doolittle, the character from Pygmalion, a famous play written by George Bernard Shaw about a professor making a common flower girl into a lady. Just like Eliza Doolittle, are successful women around us made by men? The CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, who was chosen as one of the most powerful businesswomen of 2013 by Fortune magazine, clearly shows that modern successful women are not like Eliza Doolittle. On their journey to adulthood, Mayer and Eliza

  • Gender And Class Roles In Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion

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    roles in society, titled Pygmalion utilises characterisation to challenge the reader’s perceptions about class and gender. The play highlights the transformation of Eliza Doolittle from a flower girl to a duchess under the direction of phoneticist Henry Higgins. Through the characterisation of characters such as Eliza, Mr Doolittle, The Eynsford-hills and Henry Higgins, Bernard Shaw highlights the mundane nature of middle class morality and challenges traditional stereotypes. Pygmalion scandalised

  • Purgatory

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    negative of the rich, leaving a character hanging somewhere in purgatory. In Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, Alfred Doolittle is constrained to conform to the three classes: upper class, lower class and middle class. Mr. Doolittle adapts to the conventions that socitety has placed upon him, giving him the “middle class morality”(75) that is so disliked. Given the circumstances Mr. Doolittle is forced to go through with the trials of alternating classes throughout Pygmalion. In Pygmalion Shaw develops

  • Comparing Characters in Major Barbara and Pygmalion

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    Comparing Characters in Major Barbara and Pygmalion      Andrew Undershaft and Alfred Doolittle, two characters from Bernard Shaw's plays Major Barbara and Pygmalion, have a similar nature but strikingly different views of morality and poverty. Undershaft is an "unashamed" capitalist, and nothing clouds his view of his business plans. Doolittle is a man who would much rather have a life of poverty than be troubled with the responsibility of being well-off. Although their perspectives differ