Fallen Angels Essays

  • Fallen Angels

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    Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Myers, begins with the introduction of an African American 19-year-old boy who lives in Chicago. Recently he's joined the army and been assigned domestic work as he hoped for due to his bad leg and unreliable strength on it. Then, by accident of paperwork, he was eventually sent to Nam and put directly onto the field. He agreed to wait for his injury profile to catch up with him and that then he could return home. His mother at home is quite worried for him and also

  • Fallen Angels Summary

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    Pre-AP Reader’s Journal Title: Journal entry for “Fallen Angels” 1. Significance of the title: The historical definition of a “Fallen Angel” is a wicked or rebellious angel that has been cast out of Heaven. This is applicable to the book because it centers on group of misfits that all are a bunch of rebellious people that have been sent out to fight. 2. Genre: Historical Fiction 3. Date: 1988 4. Author: Walter Dean Myers 5. Setting: Vietnam in the 1960s 6. Importance of this setting: 1960s

  • Fallen Angels Theme Songs

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    Theme songs for Fallen Angels I think there are many wonderful songs that represent the heartbreak and tough times the men in Fallen Angels go through. One of the songs that is my personal favorite is Battle Scars by Lupe Fiasco. The scientist is also a great song by Cold Play and in my opinion goes with the book very well. Another song that I chose was Goodnight Saigon by Billy Joel. It was written around the time of the war and in my opinion fits with this book very well. The final song I

  • Walter Dean Myers's Fallen Angel

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    The Vietnam war was widely televised and portrayed the costs of war to the USA as never before seen. In the novel Fallen Angel by Walter Dean Myers expertly illustrates the loss and tragedy of the war that took so many lives. Many protested because they did not understand that to win a war there must be sacrifices made to achieve the goal. The effects and costs of war are great as well as many from death to losing limbs or even a friend. The first event in the story that illustrates this is Jenkins

  • Similarities Between The Movie Fallen Angels and Platoon

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    There are many similarities from the novel Fallen Angels and the movie Platoon. Both Platoon and Fallen Angels took place during the Vietnam War. Fallen Angels and Platoon are similar in the protagonists, the settings, and the climax. The protagonists in Fallen Angels and Platoon are very similar. In Fallen Angel the protagonists name Richie Perry and in Platoon the main character is named Chris Taylor. They are both fighting in the Vietnam War. Perry and Taylor’s reaction to the aspects of war

  • The Experimental Film, Fallen Angels

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    The Experimental Film, Fallen Angels This experimental film makes use of a variety of camera shots to create a unique story that is at times funny, at times violent, and at times sad. It follows a man and a woman who are business partners; he is a hit man and she tells him the target. They are attracted to each other, but he does not want to start a relationship for fear it will destroy their business relationship. He finds another girl and in the end decides to end the business relationship because

  • The Real Tragedy Of War In Fallen Angels By Walter Dean Myers

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    Fallen Angels The real tragedy of war is the gratuitous loss of human lives. As each soul struggles to stay alive in the war, they have several obstacles that tear them down. Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers describes the lives of several teenagers who were too young to vote, but still found themselves in the middle of a violent war. As the war goes on, the closer the group gets and becomes a family. They solve each and every problem they face as a team to get through the Vietnam war. Thus,

  • The Fallen Angels in John Milton's Paradise Lost

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    The Fallen Angels in Paradise Lost The fallen angels are Satan's minions and the voices by which Milton may express a variety of opinions and views, showing the diversity and intricacies of Hell, and the immorality of their actions and proposals. Whilst we are often impressed by the skill with which the individual leaders perform their tasks and speeches, we are never left in any doubt as to the truth of G-d, and the futility of their debates.  By examining the angels

  • Summary of Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers

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    Walter Dean Myers wrote the book Fallen Angels. It is about America's experiences in the Vietnam War as told by the main character in the book, Richie Perry. Perry goes through a lot of changes and sees some of his good friends die in battle fighting for a cause that no one could agree upon. The book has 4 other main characters, Lobel, Johnson, Brunner, and Peewee. The book starts off talking about the experiences of Perry while he is serving in Vietnam. His best friend, Peewee becomes instant

  • Fallen Angels Sparknotes

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    The book Fallen Angels explains how you fight to survive and also the book is by Walter Dean Myers. On a jungle battle front where one misplaced step could be any soldier's last, every move can mean the difference between death and also survival. The way the book starts off is a 19 year old boy who lives in chicago, he recently joins the army and been assigned to do domestic work as he hoped for due to his bad leg and unreliable strength on it. He was eventually sent to Nam and put onto field. He

  • Fallen Angels

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    book, and by the end of the book we feel like we know exactly how Perry feels, and we have a understanding of some of the hardships that the soldiers faced in Vietnam. In this book, Perry kills a Vietnamese man in a hut he was supposed to check out, and from this point on he does a lot of thinking about why he is fighting in the war. From experiences like this Perry changes both physically and mentally. Also he does a lot of thinking about himself, and he asks himself what kind of person he is. Then

  • Dark Side: An Essay On Satan

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    spiritual and physical world. There is a great need to set the record straight regarding Satan especially in our hour with its present angel craze, channeling and a belief in spirit guides. I chose Satan as the subject of my paper because I am one who does not thoroughly comprehend who he is and what his purpose in both the spiritual and physical world is. Satan is a fallen angel that is frequently referred to in the Bible. There are numerous ideas about his evil spirit. Some believe that Satan and his demons

  • Satan, the Core of Milton´s Paradise Lost

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    that without his presence the story would hold no value. He is the main attraction and his journey becomes man’s journey. Writer William Blake shares: Without Satan’s Rebellion, man would possibly not have been created and would certainly not have fallen, and no justification of the ways of God to man would have been necessary or possible. A proper understanding of the rebellion of Satan is likewise essential to the whole philosophic meaning of the epic (The motivation of Satan’s Rebellion) Satan

  • Essay On Fallen Angels

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    have the perfect childhood. What they go through shapes how they see the world and some readers do not agree or understand consequently, the book is banned. From the in-depth imagery to the friendships made during war, the literary masterpiece Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Myers, uses the horrors of Vietnam War as his back drop but was criticized for his use of profanities and racism. Walter Dean Myers was born on August 12, 1937, in West Virginia. In 1940 he was adopted by Herbert and Florence

  • Analytical Essay On Satanism

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    Satanism Sociology/Psychology I am hoping I can somehow make this seem like a psychological report without making it lose any of it's important details. My goal in writing this paper is to hopefully make people understand and agree that Satanism is not a "Devil Worshipping," animal mutilating, child scarifying cult organization. The psychological thing comes in when people say Satanism is wrong or evil, they hear the word Satan and automatically assume that it must be bad. They make these

  • Paradise Lost by John Milton

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    poem Paradise Lost into two sides, one side under God representing good, and the other side under Satan representing evil and sin. Milton first introduced the reader to the character Satan, the representative of all evil, and his allegiance of fallen angels that aided in his revolt against God (Milton 35). Only later did Milton introduce the reader to all powerful God, leader and creator of all mankind (John). This introduction of Satan first led the reader to believe acts of sin were good, just like

  • The Power of Free Will in Milton?s Paradise Lost

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    person's actions become meaningful and sincere. This idea also helps Milton to explain the importance of "the fall" and God's ultimate plan. Throughout the book, free will is demonstrated not only by Adam and Eve, but also Satan and the other fallen angels, as well as God's Son. Each character's fate further explains why freedom is so important in expressing true feelings. In Paradise Lost, Milton portrays his belief that God's real desire is power. To achieve this power, God has given to man

  • Essay On Satan In Paradise Lost

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    expresses his thoughts, furthers the idea that he is out for vengeance and power. Satan desires to be the best, which requires him to be: tactful as well as cunning. In his speeches, he employs various rhetorical strategies, that convince the fallen angels as well as the audience, to side with him during points of the book. Satan’s discourse with other characters or his monologues also explains to the audience who he is as a character. Satan’s discourse make’s the audience aware of his apparent

  • Characteristics Of Satan In Paradise Lost

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    as the heroes of his epic poem, Milton chooses to represent Satan as the hero of Paradise Lost. The first two books of Paradise Lost describe Satan, the fallen angels, and their experiences after they fall from heaven. Satan’s followers are still confident in their ambitious leader. Satan feels pressured to somehow make it up to the fallen angels for their humiliating downfall. When nobody volunteers to explore the new world, Satan, as the commander, takes it upon himself. Due to his constant pride

  • The Role of Satan in Dante's Inferno and Specifically in Paradise Lost

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    as a tragic hero and to feel sympathy for the fallen angel. Satan soon begins a transformation of both his mind and physical appearance, not only making his true nature apparent to the reader, but also causing the reader to realize that he or she may have more in common with Satan than previously thought. Paradise Lost opens in media res: Satan is in a dire situation. He has been, by the command of God, driven out of Heaven with his legion of Angels into the great Deep of Hell, a place “in utter