Anti-war comparing essay
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...Anti-War Comparing Essay: Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007), one of the prolific of the contemporary American fiction is greatly known as the novelist of the anti-war campaign. One of the soldiers of the World War II and a prisoner of war, Vonnegut has been greatly influenced by the experience of being both a soldier and a prisoner. Through his novels Mother Night, Cats Cradle, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, and ultimately Slaughterhouse Five, the novelist represented his anti-war feelings. A comparative analysis of Mother Night and Slaughterhouse Five will undoubtedly explains the novelist as a primary writer of anti war leanings. “In the novels Vonnegut published leading up to Slaughterhouse Five... ...
Anti war Movement
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...anti-war protest for his novel reflects how deeply ingrained the movement is in public memory. Snowdon argues that historically Britain’s involvement in wars has met with a great support from the masses, citing the example of the Falkland war, which was the chief cause for Margaret Thatcher’s electoral victory in 1982. It was thus the widespread nature of the anti-war movement during the Iraq War that mobilized ample opinions against Britain’s involvement in to bring about palpable... How do you explain the success of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in Great Britain in 1968?  The social protest movements aiming to facilitate nuclear disarmament in Great Britain relied heavily on transnational...
The Anti-War Message
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...Anti-War Message Tim O’Brien’s “In the Lake of the Woods” and Julia Alvarez’s “How I Learned to Sweep” are two ic examples of protest literary works. As an art form, both the works apply aesthetics in presenting ideas that basically oppose the policies of the government. The subject of protest in both cases is the Vietnam War. However, it calls for an in-depth analysis for readers to really understand the contexts surrounding these works. This is because of the style that both Alvarez and O’Brien applied in presenting their ideas. In terms of style, both authors definitely differ and this can be attributed also to the fact that the historical context of the novel and poem are not the same... ?The...
Imperialism, World War 1 and Anti-Colonialism
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...War and Anti-Colonialism. Great Britain’s Imperialism found its strongest expression in the economic exploitation of resource-rich India, which provided valuable raw material and also constituted a significant market for manufactured British goods (Lecture 5). By 1930, India was caught up in a nationalist, anti-colonial movement aimed at ending British rule, spearheaded by Gandhi. Gandhi’s Salt March, depicted in the photograph as Source # 1, demonstrates the efficacy of Gandhi’s strategy of non-violent protest. The Salt March of 1930, one of the greatest examples of non-violent protest, was a part of the non-cooperation movement organized by Gandhi and the Indian National... Imperialism, World War and...
Comparing two books of Kurt Vonnegut
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...novel was most likely Vonnegut's outlet to comment on war. This, however, is not a typical anti-war novel. Vonnegut's unique style allows the reader to learn historical information from World War II and see inside the mind of the author at the same time. I think between the two, the Slaughterhouse-five seems to present delusions as a way for the character to survive war. It is interesting to note that both them discusses issues related with war. However, I think on the context of delusions, the Slaughterhouse-five would appear to be more appropriate as proved by the character used in the plot... Kurt Vonnegut, one of the most prolific of his time, has produced two of the most relevant and popular...
Slaughterhouse-Five and Public Incitement
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...anti-war novel, by Kurt Vonnegut. The novel generally highlights Kurt’s experiences in the World War II where he and Billy Pilgrim were soldiers. The novel defines public incitement and its impact in World War II. As such, public incitement to acts of violence generally refers to public solicitation of an undefined group of people to commit violence. However, public incitement is a crime and almost all countries forbid acts of public incitement for any cause. Indeed, the Article 25(3) (e) of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court accommodates the incitement provision. Nevertheless, under the international law... Slaughterhouse-Five and Public Incitement Slaughterhouse-Five is a satirical...
All Quiet on the Western Front
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...war novel based on Remarque’s own experience in combat. He prefaces the story by saying, ““I will try simply to tell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped shells, were destroyed by the war”() This piece is meant to be an anti-war novel as well as an anti-nationalism piece. It is set in World War I and is written in the first person narrative. The narrator and main character is named Paul Bamer and the reader is given a look into the horrors of war through his eyes. The main themes of this piece are specifically the emotional, physical, and psychological... All Quiet on the Western Front by: Erich Maria Remarque The book All’s Quiet on the Western Front is essentially a war...
The Good Soldier Svejk Analysis
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...novel, ‘the Good Soldier Svejk’ was created by Jaroslav Hasek who was able to define the Czechs during the 20th century than any other author. He gave a recount of how people used to behave during the First World War, ridiculing the bureaucracies and the religious churches such as the Catholic. The novel is indeed a satire and utilizes various Czech oriented mythologies such as being anti-catholic to explain in length on the history of the Czechs. Therefore, this discourse focuses on analyzing the novel in terms of the national myths that have been analyzed by the author as well as the main characteristics that have been explored and satirized such as the use... Analysis of the Good Soldier Svejk The...
Vietnam Anti-War Movement
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...War. The biggest numbers of the participants of the movement were mothers, students, and anti-establishment hippies. Opposition developed with the participation of the African-American civil rights, Chicano movements, women’s liberation, and organized labor sectors. Other groups that joined the movement comprised of journalists, lawyers, academics, clergy, military veterans, leaders of the Civil Rights Movement and physicians. One of the physicians... The Vietnam Antiwar Movement The war that took place in Southeast Asia claimed millions of American and Asiancasualties. The war left America totally divided and it was linked to the cold war. Actually, Vietnam was engulfed all of Indochina which comprised ...
Written Analysis
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...war and their effect on humans which includes injury, trauma both physical and psychological and the emotional distresses faced by the soldiers and their friendships made. Another war novel is Regeneration by Pat Barker that was published in 1991. This was a historical anti-war novel which looks at the experiences of British army officers who were being treated for shell shock during the war. This book contains he stories of the above mentioned poets and a psychologist W.H.R Rivers who made treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder. Barker tries to explore the effects of war on identity, social structure and masculinity. It mainly draws attention to the psychologist’s... due World war one themes...
The Anti-War Message of "In the Lake of the Woods" and "How I Learned to Sweep"p
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...Anti-War Message of In the Lake of the Woods and How I Learned to Sweep Tim O’Brien’s In the Lake of the Woods and Julia Alvarez’s How I Learnedto Sweep are two classic examples of protest literary works. As an art form, both applied aesthetics in presenting ideas that are basically in opposition to the policies of the government. In the case of the O’Brien’s novel and Alvarez’s poem, the subject of protest is the Vietnam War. However, without an in-depth understanding of the contexts surrounding these works, readers or audiences may tend to focus more on other issues presented by the authors. This is because of the manner or style that the both Alvarez and O’Brien applied in expressing... ...
Charley's War
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...War ‘Charley’s War’ has often been regarded as one among the great graphic novels published during the 1979. This is a story that revolves around the real hero, Stanley. ‘‘Charley War is a story of the First World War, focused on the ordinary Tommy fighting on the western front, written in 1979” (Baxter ). It is also notable that many regard this as “An anti-war story in a pro war comic” which found its perfection through Pat mills the wonderful drawing by Joe Colquhoun” (Baxter ). The peculiarity of this novel is that the authors could avail much time for preparing their characters, and as such they could produce a work so perfectly. A comparison of the novel with Eliot’s wars exposes... Charley’s War...
Anti-americanism in "The Quiet American"
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...Anti-Americanism in “The Quiet American” Introduction The Quiet American is a novel written by Graham Greene. Greene was an author of British nationality, who wrote the novel in the early 1950s. The novel was published in UK in 1955 and in USA in 1956. The novel has been generally categorized as an anti-war literary work, although significant portions are dedicated to describe eventful lives of a British journalist and an American idealist in the war torn country of Vietnam. Plot The story is about a British journalist Fowler, who is working in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Fowler meets Pyle, an American idealist young man, and the two persons witness the eventful course of the war... Assignment...
Independent Novel Written Review
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...anti-slavery narrative has helped place the underpinning of the American Civil War. Stowe, in this 632-page novel that was first published in 1852, highlights Uncle Tom, a selfless African slave whom the plot revolves around. This story begins with Arthur Shelby, a kindhearted slave-owner, who is no longer able to provide for all his slaves. This leads to his decision to sell Uncle Tom. After serving at the St. Clare’s for some time, Simon Legree, a pitiless man... Jerry Ciacho May 14, Uncle Tom’s Cabin Uncle Tom’s Cabin, written by abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe, is one of the most influential historical fiction at the time and is among the greatest racial phenomenon throughout history. This...
Pat Barker's novel Regeneration
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...novel Regeneration Order 519819 Topic: Pat Barker’s novel Regeneration The objective of an ideal medical practitioner, who istrue to his profession, is to reform and rehabilitate his patient. Assist in recouping one’s physical and mental health. A patient is a wounded personality in many areas. The novel “Regeneration,” by Pat Barker details the consequences and psychological effects of World War I, on the fighting forces, especially the sensitive individuals. For a soldier, fighting is not all about earning bread and butter for him and his family. He has a cause for the fight, the heart for the fight, the will, grit and determination for the fight; and finally, to receive... ? Topic: Pat Barker’s novel...
Love indicates peace in anti-war films
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...anti-war films Grade (May 4th, Love indicates peace in anti-war films Love is a core aspect that unites individuals of diverse backgrounds, social classes and even ethnicities and nationalities into a core interest group, breaking all the barriers that the social factors such as war would have created around such people. The film "the grand illusion” (1937) and “the birth of a nation" (1915) are two films that have demonstrated how love can actually be applied as a tool for dispelling the social-cultural and political differences that exists amongst people. While the “the birth of a nation" (1915) presents the war situation during the American war that had tore the country... Love indicates peace in...
Anti-War Movement & Women Liberation Movement
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...Anti-War Movement & Women Liberation Movement The antiwar movement arose out of America involvement in Viet sewar. America had been prompted by several factors to the war. First, the administration in America was against the spread of communism (King Web). The administration concern was that increased presence of communism in the north would spill to the south where America had a strong interest mostly for commercial reasons (King Web). Moreover, Vietnam was a place America viewed as strong in terms of its economic and military expansion. The fear had arisen due to communist victory in countries neighbouring Vietnam. Moreover, the country...
Homer's Iliad as an Anti-War Statement
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...Anti-War ment Homer’s Iliad is usually thought of as a hero story. It tells of the Greek hero Achilles and his battle with the Trojan hero Hector. Both characters portray the standard qualities of the hero as he was defined by the ancient cultures. They are both strong men who are dedicated to the concept of honor. They are also both leaders of their people and consider battle to be the best way to demonstrate their leadership qualities. Because of this, it is easily argued that the Iliad is a story that illustrates how battle is the maker of men. However, through Homer's depiction, another side of the story is visible. As he shows each of the two heroes, Homer reveals... that they are not...
World War 1 in Mrs.Dalloway Novel
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...novel which has been written by Virginia Woolf that focuses on a five years period between 1918 and 1923. The novels cover several themes but one of the themes that she brought out very well is the World War 1 (V. Woolf 7). One of the characters in the novel, Peter Walsh, returns to the Great Britain during the post war. That was on June 1923 after spending five years in India. Peter allows us to see and reflect on the changes that were brought by the war since he was away from his native land, more so during the First World War period. For example there is one man who are described by the novel who publishes a weekly article on water closet something that could... not be possibly done a...
Oroonoko Close Reading (Anti- Slavery Text)
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...novel, as a travelogue, or colonial discourse than an anti-slavery text. The narration presents contradictions in the perspectives of the fictionalized author narrator and the hero, Oroonoko and creates doubts about its characteristics as an anti-slavery text. Set in the seventeenth century, Oroonoko is often seen as a precursor of the anti-slavery literature which became popular later during the nineteenth centuries. Norton Anthology says that “In the early 1660s, when the events described in Behns Oroonoko are supposed to have taken place, England was not yet a major power in the slave trade” (The Norton Anthology of English Literature). This has Oroonoko as a reference text when... Oroonoko as an...
Anti Racism in Huckleberry Finn.
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...Anti Racism in Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn is the most daring, noblest and adventurous work in English Literature. Through the story of Finn, a twelve year old boy , Twain rages against the racist society of the time. The author’s conscious effort to say that ‘all the people have the same heart’ is evident in the setting and action. The stereotypical character created by Mark Twain is a representative of the era. Mark Twain induced his life and the then society around him in the novel that it stands as a wrath against racist attitude of the Americans. He himself was born and brought up in the slave state of Mossouri. Sam Clemens, had his...
Spanish Civil War and Literature
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...novels "Homage to Catalonia", "For Whom the Bell Tolls", and "As I Walked out One Midsummer Morning" to portray the Spanish Civil War Spanish Civil War has been one of the most important historical backgrounds for the production of great literary pieces, and several significant authors of the twentieth century have produced magnificent literary creations on the civil war. For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940), a celebrated fictional novel which narrates the story of Robert Jordan, by Earnest Hemingway, As I Walked out One Midsummer Morning (1969), an epic non-fictional account of the Spanish Civil War, by Laurie Lee, and Homage to Catalonia (1938), a personal... Examining the literary devices used in the novels ...
Globalization and Anti-Globalization
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...Anti-Globalization: The Relationship between the Third World Countries and the First Countries by Name of the Student Subject Name of the Concerned Professor 10 August 2008 Globalization is the biggest and the most radical phenomenon that has happened since the end of the cold war that is expected to unleash far reaching changes at a global scale. It is a supranational process that has and is going to have a big impact on all the aspects of human life the world over, be it the political, economic, social... Globalization and...
Historical Novel: The Killer Angels (The Classic Novel of the Civil War)
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...novel “The Killer Angels” written by Michael Shaara is all about the war scenario of Gettysburg and the had made sure that the readers get a real idea of happening of a battle in his book. The Battle of Gettysburg occurred in 1863 where the General Robert Lee after string of victories moves forward to with his confederate army to invade union territory. His intention is to destroy the union army and give peace to the President Abraham Lincoln. In the story, A confederate spy named Harrison discover large mass of union troops moving north In Gettysburg and reports this to General Longstreet. Longstreet was Skeptical in the beginning but on the assurance of Harrison... ?The Killer Angels – Analysis The...
Causes of war in Generals Die in Bed
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...War in Generals Die in Bed Charles Yale Harrison’s novel Generals Die in Bed describes the experiences of a soldier in the trenches of WWI. In his effort to tell the truth about war, the author delivers his anti-war message via the book’s central theme which is the brutalizing consequence of war. From the title of the novel, the reader is able to read some bitterness in the author’s tone that seems to be blaming the origins and consequences of war on authorities that are superior to the soldier on the frontline. Essentially, it appears that war is a strategy game fought amongst the generals and the soldiers are simply unwitting participants. From this perspective, this essay will discuss... Causes of...
How does the Novel Nineteen Eighty Four anticipate social changes after WW2?
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...War and the onset of the Cold War by depicting a largely “impoverished world” (Booker and Thomas 2009, p. 193). In Orwell’s world, a harsh dictatorship has risen to power following a global nuclear war that occurred during the 1950s. Put in its proper context, this abrasive regime in Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four is particularly thought provoking because the novel is written when “memories of European Fascism were still fresh and anti-Stalinist rhetoric was on the rise” (Booker and Thomas 2009, p. 193). A major theme in Orwell’s novel is anti-totalitarianism. Reed and Spring (1984) maintain that Orwell wanted to demonstrate what can occur when governments are prescribed too much... ? Essay How does the...
Politics and war in Afghanistan during the novel Kite Runner
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...War in Afghanistan during the Novel "The Kite Runner" Nobody can deny this authentic truth that no piece or work of literature can avoid or neglect the contemporary influences. There is no exemption from this fact for any writer. It applies to all the writers of all the places and all the times. Autobiographical element is also a correlated issue in this respect. Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner is also not above temporal and spatial implications and influences. In his novel, one can easily find and trace the contemporary glimpses of Afghanistan with internal clashes and civil war scenario. All the systems running at the time of writing are prevalent in the novel. Touted... [The [The [The Politics and...
Novel
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...war, human genes deteriorate making some individuals not qualify to be termed as human. This is what causes the difference between specials, androids, and humans. Works Cited Butler, Octavia. Wild seed. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1980. Print. Dick, Philip. Do androids dream of electric sheep? Los Angeles, CA: BOOM! Studios, 1968. Print. Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft. Frankenstein. Honolulu, HI: Courier Corporation, 2013. Print.... The Human and the Idea of Humanity In Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Frankenstein seems to struggle with being human,as well as the concept of humanity. He admires the virtue of humanity, because human beings love gentleness, amiable qualities and good feelings (Shelley...
Civil War
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...War” in Abraham Lincolns words would later sum up the power unleashed by Harriet Stowe’s novel (Cheuse, 2007, p.209). From the confines of Congress buildings down to the American walking on the streets, Harriet Stowe succeeded in bringing to the public domain the untold injustices of slavery, prompting feuds, more insults, accompanied by outright blockades and even more asylum to the runway slaves from the south. The passage of Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 sponsored by Democrat Stephen A. Douglas would prove to be the turning point; for it not only rendered the Missouri Compromise that guaranteed... At What Point Was The Civil War Inevitable? Details: al Affiliation: At What Point Was The Civil War...
What is an anti-hero, and how is the narrator from the novel Notes from Underground (by Fyodor Dostoyevsky) an anti-hero?
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...anti-hero, and how is the narrator s from the Underground an anti-hero? Introduction Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Notes from the Underground (1864/2008) comes across as a diary penned by a self-described “spiteful” and “unattractive” anonymous narrator (p. 7). The narrator’s own self-loathing characterized by self-alienation is so obvious, that he is often referred to by critics as the Underground Man (Frank 1961, p. 1). Yet this Underground Man is the central character of Dostoyevsky’s novel and represents a subversion of the typical courageous hero. In this regard, the Underground man is an anti-hero, since as a protagonist he not only challenges the typical literary version... Essay Question: What is an...
Novel
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...novels by three great writers, Antoine Francois Prevost, Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe and George Eliot. All the three novels can be judged by the theme of class that is quite understandable and clear in all the three works. Class is dealt as a phenomenon that is predominant in all kinds of societies by the three authors. “Manon Lescaut” describes class as the most important theme that destructs the lives of two lovers who are unable... Theme in Manon Lescaut, The Sorrows of Young Werther & Silas Marner Roll No: Teacher: 21st October 2008 University  Theme of Class in Manon Lescaut, The Sorrows of Young Werther and Silas Marner Manon Lescaut, The Sorrows of Young Werther and Silas Marner are influential nove...
Novel
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...novel and how do they influence lives of the characters in the novel? Opening The Marriage Bureau for Rich People is more adventurous than one’s own marriage! Ali is the careful and kind business manager and to him helping to arrange marriages is a serious business, in which two precious lives are invested but the one who encourages them for that investment has no stake as such. But the Bureau is interested in the marriages turning out to be successful, as it involves the reputation of the Bureau. Mrs. Ali is his wife and Aruna is the full-time assistant. At the very outset... out because the message of the Bureau is quite clear: “The...
Novel
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...Novel. Boston: Little, Brown, 2002. Internet resource. Zevin, Gabrielle. Elsewhere. , 2007. Internet resource.... Life after Death Afterlife refers to the concept of there being some life after someone has died. This takes place when an essential part of a person consciousness or identity exists even after the individual’s physical death. There are many ideas about afterlife. However, one thing that is common with all the ideas about after life is the belief that the essential parts of human beings that usually remain in existence of their death is always part of their souls or even the entire soul. Most ideas agree that the existence after physical death usually take place in the spiritual realm....
Through a comparison of Regeneration, Birdsong and the First World War poetry by Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, explore the
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...war novel by Pat Barker based on the treatment of British army officers by Dr. Rivers at the Craiglockhart War Hospital. The soldiers had fought in the 1st World War and were being treated for shell shock sometimes known as War neurosis. Birdsong is a war novel by Sebastian Faulks about a man named Stephen... Wraysford at different stages of his life before, during and after World War 1. It tells of the events and attitudes towards the Battle of Somme and the life in the trenches. The novel also echoes several war poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen who are also characters in the novel Regeneration. Wilfred Owen was a...
HIS 352 - PROJECT 3 - Analytical Evaluation - US Vietnam War
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...Novel O’Brien,William T. (2009). Things They Carried. N.Y., USA. Houghton Miffin Publishing Co. Student Name ‘History must not repeat itself’ people advise. Yet, nations after nations repeatedly wage wars against each other. Does a nation have to go into war just to achieve changes in its socio-economic and political structures? Every world nation is aware of the horrors of having wars as what happened to the nations involved in World War I and II and other isolated wars, to include the Korean and Vietnam Wars, among others. Aside from destruction of the environment and properties, lives of loved ones are lost for which this is the main reason why... ? Realities, Fiction and Insights on T. O’Brien’s...
Industrialism, Imperialism, World War I
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...War and Anti-Colonialism. Great Britain’s Imperialism found its strongest expression in the economic exploitation of resource-rich India, which provided valuable raw material and also constituted a significant market for manufactured British goods (Lecture 5). By 1930, India was caught up in a nationalist, anti-colonial movement aimed at ending British rule, spearheaded by Gandhi. Gandhi’s Salt March, depicted in the photograph as Source # 1, demonstrates the efficacy of Gandhi’s strategy of non-violent protest. The Salt March of 1930, one of the greatest examples of non-violent protest, was a part of the non-cooperation movement organized by Gandhi and the Indian National... ? Imperialism, World War and ...
The Flowers of War
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...War.’ According to French, Zhang Yimou was at his peak again. French said, “Zhang Yimou, one of the best of the best Chinas talented film-makers and director had imprudently imposed an essentially fictionalized story on an appalling incident. The incident is one of the very worst atrocities of an atrocious 20th century. The atrocity is of Japanese 1937-38 siege, destruction and demolition of Nanking in the winter, which resulted in the killing and massacre of some 300,000 Chinese civilians (French 1). ‘The Flowers of War’ is a 2011 Chinese historical drama and World War II film directed by Zhang Yimou and starring America’s great Christian...
Representation of war in media
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...war which created deep divisions, exhausted the treasury and sacrificed many of its soldiers but ultimately resulted to their defeat in spite of numerous successful military campaigns. It does not mean, however, that there was no film produced during the war. (Studlar and Desser, 1990) The Green Berets (1968) was the only film addressing the Vietnam War produced while the war occurred. The film was directed by and starred John Wayne, the embodiment of the American military hero, who received permission to adapt the novel The Green Berets into a film with official military assistance. To obtain the assistance, Wayne wrote to President Johnson in 1965, saying... Representation of War in Media: The Case...
Through a comparison of Regeneration, Birdsong and the First World War poetry by Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, explore the ways in which these texts present the conflict between the individual and their public duty.
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...war novel by Pat Barker based on the treatment of British army officers by Dr. Rivers at the Craiglockhart War Hospital. The soldiers had fought in the 1st World War and were being treated for shell shock sometimes known as War neurosis. Birdsong is a war novel by Sebastian Faulks about a man named Stephen... Comparison of Regeneration, Birdsong and the First World Poetry by Wilfred Owen: A Review of How They Present Conflict between the Individual and Their Public Duty Name: Instructor: Course: Date: Comparison of Regeneration, Birdsong and the First World Poetry by Wilfred Owen: A Review of How They Present Conflict between the Individual and Their Public Duty Introduction Regeneration is a war novel...
The Godfather by Mario Puzo, A Comparison of novel and film
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...anti-Godfather critics to justify their assertions that the entire novel is based upon that as a maxim. Significant facts, figures and statistics of the novel and films Regardless of whether you are a fan or not of the Godfather franchise, we cannot argue against the fact that both book and films have had a lasting impact on American culture. The novel not only spawned three movies but also led to an increased interest in Mafia books and gangster movies. In fact, Forbes has declared both, The Godfather Part... ?Introduction When Larry King interviewed Mario Puzo and enquired why his book The Godfather was so loved, Mario replied that it was because lots of us adore wishful thinking. Puzo quips that we...
The Godfather by Mario Puzo, A Comparison of novel and film
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...anti-Godfather critics to justify their assertions that the entire novel is based upon that as a maxim. Significant facts, figures and statistics of the novel and films Regardless of whether you are a fan or not of the Godfather franchise, we cannot argue against the fact that both book and films have had a lasting impact on American culture. The novel not only spawned three movies but also led to an increased interest in Mafia books and gangster movies. In fact, Forbes has declared both... Introduction When Larry King interviewed Mario Puzo and enquired why his book The Godfather was so loved, Mario replied that it was because lots of us adore wishful thinking. Puzo quips that we all would like to...
Charlie Wilson's War
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...War Charlie Wilson's War is an American biographical comedy drama book which recounts the true history of Charlie Wilson, who was a congressional representative. He collaborated with bare-knuckle attitude to launch a program that resisted the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. The drama book bases on a true story of an alcoholic womanizer, Charlie Wilson, who persuaded the CIA to train and arm the resistant fighters of Afghanistan (Crile 129). They intended to fend off the Soviet Union with the help of a rogue agent. The efforts of Charlie Wilson in the assistance of the rebels in their war against Soviets have had unseen and long-reaching effects. Charlie Wilson prevented the Red... Charlie Wilson's War ...
Irish Civil War
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...anti-treaty party Sinn Fein and the Irish Republican Army (IRA) remained close. However, on no occasion between 1923 and 1932 did Cumann na n Gaedheal gain an electoral majority, but it still refused to form the coalition government which might have cemented the winning alliance of the civil war period. What was ominous for its electoral prospects was the position of the Labour party, which had accepted the treaty but never shared office with Cumann na nGaedheal. It encouraged the abstentionist Sinn Fein to enter parliament, pointing out that a combined opposition could outvote the government on the crucial issue of partition. Moreover... Running Head: IRISH CIVIL WAR Irish Civil War Table of Contents...
Uncle Toms Cabin brief summary and why the novel is so important to American history
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...anti-slavery novel written by Harriet Beecher Stowe. The story is made up of four major parts. The first main event is Eliza escaping with her son Harry while Uncle Tom is sold down the river. This happened because Mr. Shelby, the Kentucky farmer, lost his farm and he resorts to selling two slaves to raise the finances he needed. Eliza departed unnoticed at night while Tom was sold to and to a slave trader. While sailing down to Mississippi river Tom meets Eva and befriends her. He also saved her life when she fell on water causing her father, St. Clare, to buy him from a slave... Uncle Toms Cabin Plot summary Tom, Eliza, Simon Legree and Eva Uncle are the major characters in Uncle Tom’s Cabin, an...
Anthem: a Novel by Ayn Rand
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...Novel by Ayn Rand Ayn Rand's philosophy expressed in the novella “Anthem” (1937) was a reaction against the Soviet system and world socialist movement, which she experienced personally and rejected critically for a more conservative return to natural law and Enlightenment values. Rand’s experience as a youth of witnessing directly the Russian Socialist Revolution led by Vladimir Lenin, the turmoil that she experienced in being accused as a bourgeoisie reactionary in her university days, and her exile or immigration to the West all undoubtedly left a defining mark upon the development of her personality. Rand embraced the values of the West and America in the days before World War II when... ? Anthem: A...
The Growth of Anti-Communist Belief In the 20th century
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...Novel. New York: Simon and Schuster. Chambers, Whittaker. 1987. Witness. Washington, D.C.: Regnery Gateway. Ceplair, Larry. 2011. Anti-communism in twentieth-century America: a critical history. SantaBarbara, Calif: Praeger. Jan, Valtin. 1941. Out of the Night. New York: Kessinger Publishing. Victor, Kravchenko. 195. I Chose Freedom - The Personal and Political Life of a Soviet Official. New York: Angell Press.... ? The Growth of Anti-Communist Belief In the 20th century Introduction Anti-communism is a political concept used in reference to all the political ideologies opposed to the spread of communism. Communism was a political concept rife in the eastern...
War literature has common themes such as loss, patriotism and futility, how far is this true in relation to the literature of ww
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...war literature creates a negative theme that continues into the next phase, known as the post-modernism, where the cry against war turns into a strong anti-war sentiment. During the Vietnam War, we do not find any classical novels that cover the war period, though there are a large number of autobiographies and war accounts, told by the war combatants’ and war journalists. This period brought in the era of post modernism in literature, and Vietnam is more famous for the implicit coverage of the war on an almost daily basis in the print media (newspapers and journals), and the television media. This coverage created... ? Contents 2 Introduction 3 1 Background history 4 2 Aims and objectives 7 2 Literature ...
Examining the literary devices used in the novels "Homage to Catalonia", "For Whom The Bell Tolls", and "As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning" to portray the Spanish Civil War
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...novels "Homage to Catalonia", "For Whom the Bell Tolls", and "As I Walked out One Midsummer Morning" to portray the Spanish Civil War Spanish Civil War has been one of the most important historical backgrounds for the production of great literary pieces, and several significant authors of the twentieth century have produced magnificent literary creations on the civil war. For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940), a celebrated fictional novel which narrates the story of Robert Jordan, by Earnest Hemingway, As I Walked out One Midsummer Morning (1969), an epic non-fictional account of the Spanish Civil War, by Laurie Lee, and Homage to Catalonia (1938), a personal... Examining the literary devices used in the novels ...
Aircraft anti-skid System Certification and Regulation.
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...anti-skid System Certification and Regulation Anti-skid system Aircraft anti-skid braking system (ABS) is a safety system which utilizes wheel sensor monitor and a valve system. The wheel sensor is used to control and monitor the aircraft movement. It can detect a change in the rate of deceleration. Likewise, the valve system applies and releases the brake. It also maintains steering and aircraft stability in order to control the wheel from skidding which often the cause of aircraft accidents. Skidding of wheels in aircraft is closely monitored because of the many risks it takes when neglected. Skidding can reduce the braking efficiency which will result to locking of wheels... October, 19, Aircraft...
Anti-slavely in Uncle Tom's Cabin
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...anti-slavery message came in the form of an emotional appeal, to be sure But in accomplishing this, Stowe was not simply attempting to tug at the heartstrings of her audience, through the piteous plights of life among the lowly; she was attempting to counter the racist popular prejudice of the day; that blacks are some lower caste of animal without human feeling - lower beings without heartstrings of their own. Her primary audience in this endeavor was educated, Christian whites. Although in her manifesto following the novel itself, she does make reference to people from all sections of the country joining together in opposition of the institution....
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