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  • The Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy: Total Institutions

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    graduated from a total institution and contributed greatly to both the military and society. Often these places are labeled as savage, abusive, and only detrimental to it’s students. This could not be farther from the truth. If Robinson was a character in Pat Conroy’s book The Lords of Discipline, he would have been a great example of the “whole-man.” The values that are distilled in the enrollees of these institutions are vital to society and are difficult to replicate in another setting. Such values are

  • The Great Santini by Pat Conroy

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    In the novel The Great Santini by Pat Conroy, the reader meets the main character, Bull Meechem. Bull Meechem had many outstanding traits good and awful. Bull Meechem can be mistakenly called a racist though he is truly an abusive father, and yet he is courageous and honorable at times of war and then at moment before his death. Bull’s male desire to have control over his family often gets the best of him, the reader witnesses him physically and mentally attacking his family in drunken rages control

  • Literary Synthesis Paper - Total Institution

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    Private Will Mclean, he says that,”You [Will] must remember that the goal of the Institute is to produce ‘the Whole Man.’ The Whole Man, Mr. McLean. It is a noble concept. But the man without honor cannot be the Whole Man. He is not a man at all” (Conroy 53). General Durrell explains his ideology that the mission of the... ... middle of paper ... ...ughton Mifflin, 1980. Print. Gibbs, Nancy. "Zero Tolerance, Zero Sense." Time. Time Inc., 13 Mar. 2011. Web. 21 May 2014. "Nogeun-ri Excavations

  • Life Sucks in Pat Conroy's Fiction

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    Pat Conroy's Fiction Life sucks. Humans get thrust into this chaotic thing of existence without any idea of how to act or what to do, and it shows in the way they act. Some people do not know how to accept praise; others cannot live without it; people everywhere have difficulty living with each other. If anyone claims that he or she has found the way to live, that same person is lying. If anyone one person says that he or she has found the best way for him or herself, that person is probably

  • Comparing The Great Santini and Death of a Salesman

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    Elementary school taught everyone that to compare and contrast two things, the best way to go about doing that is with a Venn diagram. Truthfully, this is an effective method, but it is quite rudimentary under the circumstances. "The Great Santini" by Pat Conroy and "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller are two books that can become victims of the dreaded Venn diagram. The two stories are accounts of the lives of two families, each living out its version of the American Dream. The focus of both stories

  • Pat Conroy's The Lords Of Discipline

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    Pat Conroy's "The Lords Of Discipline" Conroy displays his life through his novel, The Lords of Discipline, to give readers a visual demonstration of how life connections can transform the entity of a novel. Conroy's attendance to the Citadel, his family, and the South helped influence his innovative writing style. "A lifetime in a Southern family negated any possibility that he [Will/Conroy] could resign from the school under any conditions

  • Authenticity of "The Great Santini"

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    Comparison Between Movie and History After watching the movie from Hollywood and reading the actual thoughts of Pat Conroy of whom the story is based on, there is significant evidence supporting the basis that “The Great Santini” was made on and Hollywood very accurately filmed “The Great Santini”. It isn’t to say that all military veterans were abusive and hard on their families. However, men in the military return from the service and seem to take a great sense of pride in their families and America

  • The Sympathy Of Loss In My Losing Season By Pat Conroy

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    In the book My Losing Season by Pat Conroy he deals with the type of loss every time he plays basketball due to the fact, when something is going right for him life finds a way to make him lose in a matter of being in the way of Pat’s concentration to be successful. As a 10 year old boy in My Losing Season the state of loss is different as it goes on due to the matter that he develops an attitude of how he goes along with ever disaster he encounters.To Pat Conroy his meaning of loss refers to as

  • Pat Conroy's Memoir "The Water Is Wide"

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    infinitely live in their stagnant lifestyle of illiteracy, and ignorance. The children from the island have received values and beliefs passed down from their parents. In Pat Conroy’s perspective, the government neglected Yamacraw Island and caused these values and beliefs to remain in use. In the memoir The Water is Wide by Pat Conroy, the author stresses the impact that segregation and national ignorance has on the people of a socially isolated town on Yamacraw Island, South Carolina. Mrs. Brown,

  • My Losing Season Analysis

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    play, such as Pat Conroy. Pat Conroy was an outstanding basketball player, who was committed in going far with his teammates. Although he seemed superb, he had a troubled life growing up at his family home. His parents were abusive and uncaring towards him, therefore he used basketball as an alternative. In My Losing Season, Pat was able to obliterate the thought of his abusive parents. His comfort was playing basketball with a team he will never fail to remember. The outcomes Pat acquired were admirable