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    Letters Home

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    Letters Home The vid screen is dark and ominous, as if it holds secrets that is not for the likes of men to know. John Poldeck, a middle aged, balding man of forty-eight steps forward toward screen and console to activate the beast, this oracle of silicon, plastic, and glass. Today John is hoping for word of his son Kirk, of whom nothing had been heard of since he left for UNDF Marine Corps training at Camp Lejune, South Carolina, a beacon for the phony tough and crazy brave looking for ill

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    World War I: Letter Home

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    the army act decisively if many of the men who should be soldiers decide to stay at home because they are scared? Those who claim that their religion stops them from fighting are in the wrong as well; I am a religious man, and God has said to me (and I believe him) that He agrees with our fighting the war; God is on our side! Lots of Love ------- END FIRST LETTER Dear Mum, I am writing this letter to you from one of the support trenches, about half a mile back from the front line

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    novel, the screenplay eliminates most of these minute differences. For example, the letters in the beginning of the novel were depicted as high action scenes rather than in letter format. The introduction of the movie was my first difference listed. In the book, the captain of Frankenstein’s ship, R. Walton, wrote letters home to his sister about his voyage to the north pole. In the movie, it depicted these letters as action sequences happening in real time. A couple of in-depth differences in the

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    Walton's letters home. Walton listens to Victor's story from Victor, and Frankenstein listens to the monster's story.  Each person has a message or warning that they need to relay to the other. They stress the importance that the other person listens as best as possible in order to understand the message they are trying to get across. Frankenstein emphasizes the importance of listening through a series of key characters. Mrs. Saville and the rest of society read Walton's letters which tell

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    The relationship between the soldiers of the Vietnam War was different from the relationships with people from home. The soldiers felt as if they could not tell the whole truth about the war through their eyes to their loved ones at home. The soldiers that they were with all the time understood the pain and confusion each other felt, yet no one talked about it. War changed how people had relationships with others. War could bring people closer or tear them apart. The relationships between the

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    Lady Macbeth

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    collapse, fully justified. Lady Macbeth’s role as a supporting wife at the start of the play exceeds the duties of a ‘normal’ wife. She is the ‘Eve’ to Macbeth’s ‘Adam’ and is tempted. Although Macbeth hints at the idea of taking the crown in his letter home, it is Lady Macbeth’s ruthless determination to make him king that persuaded him to murder Duncan. Did she do this in the interests of Macbeth or was it to fulfil her own ambition? I would argue that it was to fulfil her own ambition because she

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    Unfortunately, people in Hawaii were not warned; they were living their normal lives, doing things they were accustomed to doing such as going to parties, writing letters home, and just doing things that a man stationed in Hawaii would do. Many men wrote letters home to their girlfriend or parents or kept a journal. The following letter is an example. Doctor Paul E. Spangler wrote it: "With my Pearl Harbor plates on I had the right of way and I was out there in nothing flat. ...I hurried up to

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    sylvia plath

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    famous works. Although it is still difficult to analyze Plath’s mind, its products are still being cherished and praised. Plath published many works in her lifetime, yet her most famous works which include The Bell Jar, Ariel, “Crossing the Water”, Letters Home, & Johnny Panic, & The Bible of Dreams were are published after her death (Bloom 163-4). Plath’s work as well as her many memories continues long after her passing. In Plath’s work, death, conflict, & personal experience all play major roles. They

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    Roald Dahl The Man

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    island, swimming, fishing and going by boat. When Roald was four years old, his father died, so his mother had to organise the trip alone for herself and her six children. At school, he was always homesick. At St. Peter's Prep School, all the letters home were controlled by the headmaster, and afterwards at Repton Public School, he had to wear a horrible school uniform [with braces, waist coat, hat and lots of buttons, all black]. The younger boys were often punished by the headmaster and the older

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    Science at Harvard University. In 1900, Edward left Harvard to become the ordained minister of the South Congregational Church, in Boston. As a child, E.E. attended Cambridge public schools and lived during the summer with his family in their summer home in Silver Lake, New Hampshire. (Kennedy 8-9) E.E. loved his childhood in Cambridge so much that he was inspired to write disputably his most famous poem, "In Just-" (Lane pp. 26-27) Not so much in, "In Just-" but Cummings took his father's pastoral

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    Hip Hop Culture

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    album jacket, Serch sums up hip-hop in ‘89: “There was a time when nothing was more important than the New York Rap Scene.” It’s dilluted, but not divided.” To hip-hop afficionados, Serch’s quote sounds like the equivalent to a Vietnam soldier’s letter home. Obviously, the group saw the possibility of the hip-hop culture being tainted. Another good example of a group combatting the increase in commercial hip-hop was The Boot Camp Clik, consisting of Buckshot, Helter Skelter, Cocoa Brovaz, OGC, Illa

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    personally, but I do know that this incident has made me incredibly angry. Violence is not the answer to these problems.”- Kara, A Letter Home. Both of these statements have huge impacts on what each excerpt was evolved around. The challenges for each protagonist was that they were not getting what they want, but rather what they needed. In the letter, “A Letter Home,” Kara talks about her opinion about the armed forces bringing too much fire power to her campus just because of a couple of stupid

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    circumstances have caused soldiers mental stress. Research shows the brutality that the soldiers of the Vietnam War went through, the novel Fallen Angels and the video series “Dear America: Letters Home” are very similar in this depiction, but also have slight differences. Fallen Angels and "Dear America: Letters Home" both focus on the Vietnam War and giving us a look into the life of a soldier. Fallen Angels is a novel that gives readers insight into the mind of a soldier.

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    Letters Written By Abigail Adams It’s highly important to acknowledge the fact that these special documents are letters. Written with the expectation of only being read between the privacy of a mother and son and husband and wife. They were written during the spark of Republican Motherhood, which is a term that refers to the late 18th century gender roles women took during the Revolutionary Period. Women had to become the educators. Abigail Adams, being a strong model of this “Republican Motherhood”

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    thousands of troops being sent to Vietnam. Another mutiny caused by the segregation of white and colored people. So many protests against certain decisions, but the authorities do not seem to care in both the short stories “A Letter Home” and “Waiting for Dan”. In “A Letter Home,” students protest against the United States troops invading Cambodia, and decide to make very rash decisions such as burning down buildings to prove their acrimony. In “Waiting for Dan,” a group of white and colored people

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    Letter Home From a Soldier in Vietnam Dear Mom, I am doing great. Well…When I say great, I mean I'm as good as you can be over here. This place is like a giant valley of death, that's keeps getting filled with more dead American soldiers every day. We keep asking ourselves the question, why are we here? Why are we dying for a cause that's got nothing to do with us? We just don't see the point in us being here any more. It's been 7 months since I saw you all now. I hope you are all

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    war must be taking its toll on our home as well. Have you been making ammunition in the factories yet, Mildred? In accordance with the news arriving from the village, almost all women have begun working in factories and are now producing war-related goods to support us soldiers. Many of us had experienced consternation when hearing the news of women and children participating in laborious tasks such as factory and farm work. It is of my greatest hope that this letter may reach you as I may not be able

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    lunch. Thanks for your help.” “Yes, thanks to Sage we’re safe,” Cotton, croaked hoarsely. “Sorry, my voice is a little raspy after that horrible ordeal.” “Poor Cotton,” chirped Isabel, who was hovering above us in a cloud of smoke. “You need to go home and have your wife make you a nice hot cup of tea with lemon.” “Wife? Didn’t you hear? She was kidnapped.” He shuffled his feet and large tears ran down his tiny, red cheeks. “And now that the stone in the amulet has been smashed, I’ll never be able

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    The stories “A Letter Home” and “Waiting for Dan” both deal with how a problem is solved that involves different situations. In “A Letter Home”, U.S. soldiers are sent to deal with protests in a University. As the soldiers stay, students get angrier, throwing rocks at police cars and breaking store windows. This leads to U.S. soldiers firing at the students, leaving 4 students dead and 9 students injured. However, in “Waiting for Dan”, a man named Dan decides to join the protest against segregation

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    shot pierce through the air. This happens in the passage of A Letter Home, when protestors against the Vietnam War use acts of violence to express their disagreement, and how it turns in the wrong direction when the fight gets too far. The main character is passionate about the event, and witnesses the uproar of violence, as expressed in the letter she writes to her parents have the shooting. The story Waiting for Dan and A Letter Home are both circling around the acts of protest for what certain

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