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    All Quiet on the Western Front is narrated by Paul Baumer. He is a young man of nineteen who fights in the German army on the French front in World War I. Unlike most during that time period, Paul and several of his friends and classmates from school joined the army voluntarily. They joined after listening to nationalistic speeches told to them by their schoolmaster, Kantorek But after experiencing ten weeks of atrocious basic training at the hands of the small-minded, vindictive Corporal Himmelstoss

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    Women's Roles During Times of War and Virginia Woolf's Three Guineas With the prevalence of war goddesses in most traditions from China to Greece to Ireland, women have been separated from the front lines of war for centuries. The goddesses, the divine representations of women in the ideal, are torn between dual roles: that of Minerva, the goddess of wisdom and just war, and that of Vesta, goddess of hearth and home. These two roles, warrior and mother, are not necessarily as very different

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    86). He comes to the understanding that the women are munitions workers. Women's involvement in war work in Regeneration shows the potential growth in women's independence, but at the expense of restrictions placed on men while they were on the front lines of battle. Munition-ettes during World War One took the places of their husbands, fathers, and brothers in order for the men to take up positions in the armed services (Braybon 45). Women working in munitions factories were mainly of the lower

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    as Britain’s poet laureate swayed his writing, and critics have since attacked the excessive jingoism that seeps into "Light Brigade" (Marshall 135), since he was unable to capture the immense suffering of battle that could only be seen on the front lines, where he never set foot. Conversely, Whitman was able to grasp the darkest of emotions that war generated in his poems because of the prolonged experience he had caring for the wounded and mourning the dead (Golden 106). Tennyson’s "The Charge

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    In this “War in Iraq” reporters have been given the opportunity of a lifetime, to be on the front lines of the warfare. Now it seems that these reporters are giving the people too much information in a time when secrecy is incredibly important to winning the battles. In 1991 reporters complained about being denied access to the battlegrounds of Kuwait. Coverage of the Gulf War was thin and the little bit of information that we received came form the government. Today there are hundreds in Iraq who

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    Heroic Code

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    honor at all since all he does is order people to fight, does not stand in the front lines of battle and is only High-King because he brought the most ships, not because of doing anything that may make him worthy of being called High-King (Iliad, book 2). “What a poltroon, how lily-livered I should be called, if I knuckled under to all you do or say! Give you commands to someone else, not me...” (Iliad, book 1, lines 345-347) We also see that Akhilleus is firm in his decision that he does not

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    provided with a very specific example of how the issue of race was dealt with, or not dealt with within the LAPD and judicial system. To gain a clearer understanding of how race was a major issue in this case but at the same time not confronted on the front lines, Alyvard highlights several aspects of the case. In the 1991 state trial of the four police officers accused of beating Rodney King, the prosecution did not even attempt to introduce evidence of "racial animus" on part of the officers. Even though

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    war many people request that he join. His other friend, Leper, joins and receives a Section 8 discharge for being considered "mentally unstable." Even though against the war, many of the boys do join the troops just to avoid being drafted to the front lines. This is also related to how many teens feel today. America is currently in a war which many people oppose but join the military for money or simply to travel. In times like these it is always good to reflect on the days of our ancestors and hear

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    No Woman Fighting on the Front Line

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    any different. We do live in a free country; shouldn’t we have the freedom to choose what job we want? Women have rights whether it’s the right to bear arms or fight front row in combat. Thousands of women are fighting for their country whether it is in the Air force, Army, or military. The one thing women can’t do is fight in the front row of combat. Why? Because men don’t think we are strong enough. I say women should stand back and fight for their rights. All women should be able to fight in combat

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    criminal justice

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    plays veteran L.A.P.D. Det. Sgt. Alonzo Harris. For thirteen years this highly decorated cop has been on the front lines in the war against narcotics. He's pledged to protect and serve the citizens of Los Angeles, but his optimism about police work has long since been chipped away by the reality of life on the streets. He and the tight-knit group of officers that report to him have crossed the line between legality and corruption. They find themselves breaking the laws they're supposed to enforce. Alonzo's

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