Pity Of War

Star Wars A New Hope
Star Wars A New Hope
Star Wars : A New Hope The dramatic war-like classic of a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, it is Star Wars. The reason most people go to see it is because of the THX digitally mastered sound, the new visual effects, the superb acting, but most of all the all important theme, without which, Star Wars would not be half the film that it is. But now, it has launched Lucasfilm Ltd. into a new era and taken all the world with it. When Star Wars was first made in 1977, nobody expected it to be
In my reading of A Narrative of the Life of Mrs Mary Jemison written b
In my reading of A Narrative of the Life of Mrs Mary Jemison written b
In my reading of A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison, written by James E. Seaver and edited by June Namias, I discovered many things I did not know about not only the Seneca Indians, but also the other Iroquois tribes within upstate New York. I enjoyed the perspective this book gives the reader. The story is told from someone that was introduced to the Indians, not as an original member of the tribe, but from someone that was captured by these Indians at an early age and assimilated in
Title of Paper Soliloquies in Shakespeare's Macbeth
Title of Paper Soliloquies in Shakespeare's Macbeth
Title of Paper : Soliloquies in Shakespeare's Macbeth Grade Received on Report : 73% Even though people in retributive justice feel satisfaction, the perpetrator can also suffer. William Shakespeare’s powerful Macbeth shows the deterioration of an honourable and respectable general, Macbeth, who becomes a tragic hero after temptations from the witches and his wife to perform murders. Macbeth soliloquies enable the audience to experience the conflict within Macbeth and thus, gain an understandin
Popular Music
Popular Music
Popular Music Popular music is: music that is enjoyed by the largest possible audience. It includes country music, folk music, rhythm and blues ( R & B), musical comedy, jazz, marches, rock n' roll, and ragtime. Popular music is primarily listened to by young people. In his book, Sound Effects, Simon Frith said that popular music has been about growing up, and that it has been like this since the beginning of the century.1 However, the popular music industry is based largely on the sale of re
US Foreign Policy Toward Jewish Refugees During 1933-1939
US Foreign Policy Toward Jewish Refugees During 1933-1939
U.S Foreign Policy Toward Jewish Refugees During 1933-1939 PART I HISTORICAL REVIEW AND ANALYSIS In reviewing the events which gave rise to the U.S.'s foreign policy toward Jewish refugees, we must identify the relevant factors upon which such decisions were made. Factors including the U.S. government's policy mechanisms, it's bureaucracy and public opinion, coupled with the narrow domestic political mindedness of President Roosevelt, lead us to ask; Why was the American government apathetic to
The Psychological Affects of the Holocaust
The Psychological Affects of the Holocaust
The Psychological Affects of the Holocaust The Holocaust was a tragic point in history which many people believe never happened. Others who survived it thought it should never have been. Not only did this affect the people who lived through it, it also affected everyone who was connected to those fortunate individuals who survived. The survivors were lucky to have made it but there are times when their memories and flashbacks have made them wish they were the ones who died instead of living with
Night by Elie Wiesel
Night by Elie Wiesel
Night by: Elie Wiesel Wiesel's Night is about what the Holocaust did, not just to the Jews, but by extension, to humanity. People all over the world were devastated by this atrocious act, and there are still people today who haven't overcome the effects. One example of the heinous acts of the Germans that stands out occurs at the end of the war, when Elie and the rest of the camp of Buna is being forced to transfer to Gleiwitz. This transfer is a long, arduous, and tiring journey for all who are
Charles Manson He and his cult The Family together killed
Charles Manson He and his cult The Family together killed
  Charles Manson. He and his cult, The Family, together killed seven people, bloodied and butchered. The people who he and others killed, the Tate and LaBianca families, were wealthy and well-off. What could have made them do such a thing without pity or remorse? Read on........     MANSON: The Man Himself   In 1954, Manson set up a commune-based cult, drawing in hippies, drifters. and the unemployed at the Spahn Ranch, near Los Angeles. Manson had lovely ideas and his followers or Family r
The Repressive Governments of Zamiatin's We and Orwell's 1984
The Repressive Governments of Zamiatin's We and Orwell's 1984
The Repressive Governments of Zamiatin's We and Orwell's 1984 Benjamin Bulloch Outline: Thesis: Both Zamiatin's We and Orwell's 1984 have governments that repress actions and thoughts through the use of physical and psychological force. I. Intro. II. We's Government's Use of Psychological Force A. Number system B. Sexual Registration III. 1984's Governments Use of Psychological Force A. Newspeak B. Doublethink IV. Both Government's Use of Physical Force A. Torture of Winston B. Operation On Fan
Saint Joan's Tragic Flaw The Epilogue
Saint Joan's Tragic Flaw The Epilogue
Saint Joan's Tragic Flaw: The Epilogue Saint Joan is considered to be one of George Bernard Shaw's greatest works. In the play, Shaw avoids many problems identified by critics as prevalent in some of his other writing. Some have criticized Shaw, claiming that he tends to portray unrealistic archetypal characters, rather than well-rounded believable individuals. His plays have also been described as lacking action and being too didactic. In Saint Joan, Shaw reduced the intensity of these previou
Like most of the unprepared nave Americans who believed the Civil War
Like most of the unprepared nave Americans who believed the Civil War
Like most of the unprepared, naïve Americans who believed the Civil War would consist of a few short battles and little casualties, who then after the war reached it’s second year truly saw the Civil War for what it really was- the bloodiest in America’s history; Walt Whitman’s Drum Taps represents this ideal from start to finish. From the war’s first battle in 1861 when Whitman saw the endeavor as a chance for the North to put to rest all of the turmoil the South created, to the see-saw batt
Changing Views of The Chorus
Changing Views of The Chorus
Changing Views of The Chorus The chorus, a group of common people who follow the actions of the play Antigone, waver in their support of either Antigone or Creon, depending on their actions during a particular part of the story-line. Early in the play it is evident that they are extremely pro-Creon, but a short time later they seem to sway into the direction of Antigone and support her actions. This incongruency about the them, however, was an extremely interesting feature of this Sophocles dra
An Examination of Similes in the Iliad - and how homers use of them
An Examination of Similes in the Iliad - and how homers use of them
An Examination of Similes in the Iliad - and how homers use of them affected the story In the Iliad, Homer finds a great tool in the simile. Just by opening the book in a random place the reader is undoubtedly faced with one, or within a few pages. Homer seems to use everyday activities, at least for the audience, his fellow Greeks, in these similes nearly exclusively. When one is confronted with a situation that is familiar, one is more likely to put aside contemplating the topic and simply inj
The Rise of Gladiatorial Combat
The Rise of Gladiatorial Combat
The Rise of Gladiatorial Combat Gladiatorial contests (munera gladitoria), hold a central place in our perception of Roman behavior. They were also a big influence on how Romans themselves ordered their lives. Attending the games was one of the practices that went with being a Roman. The Etruscans who introduced this type of contest in the sixth century BC, are credited with its development but its the Romans who made it famous. A surviving feature of the Roman games was when a gladiator fell h
The Odyssey Telemachus And His Development
The Odyssey Telemachus And His Development
The Odyssey: Telemachus And His Development The Odyssey was a great book in which many characters were brought out and developed. The most significant development that occured in the epic was the development of Telemachus. Telemachus is a very complex character that Homer develops from beginning to end. From the beginning when is a mere shadow of his father to near the end in which he is considered just as courageous. Many factors influence Telemachus as he matures into a man. To begin with his
How Is The Greek Idea of a Sound
How Is The Greek Idea of a Sound
How Is The Greek Idea of a Sound Mind and Body Essential for The Successful Characters of The Odyssey? If one were to only have a very fit and strong body, lacking mental ability, to the Greeks it would not suffice. If a man were merely smart and intelligent, without much physical capability, the Greeks would feel that he is not complete. They believed an individual must have have both, a well developed mind and a fit body, not only one or the other, to be ideal. This is the Greek concept of a
Johnny Tremain
Johnny Tremain
Johnny Tremain Imagine being back in the colony of Massachusetts before the Revolutionary war. As you walk down the streets of Boston, you meet a young man named Johnny Tremain. After listening to his story, you think of the different ways you could describe him. You could describe him by his looks, by his personality, and by the talents he portrays. His character is so interesting that it's hard to describe his skilled talents, his complex personality, and his adored physical features. As you r
Shouldn't this book be a study of narration It is so simple at times t
Shouldn't this book be a study of narration It is so simple at times t
Shouldn't this book be a study of narration? It is so simple at times that you feel that you little brother might have written it (The cab stopped in front of the hotel and we all got out and went in. It was a nice hotel, and the people at the desk were very cheerful, and we each had a good small room) but then there is an honesty that comes through. This honesty combines with the honesty of the Hemingway characters to face the real, meaningless(?) life which lies in front of them--it may be
Thesis Statement The United States did not step up ag ainst the Ottoma
Thesis Statement The United States did not step up ag ainst the Ottoma
Thesis Statement: The United States did not step up ag ainst the Ottoman Empire because the did not have anything to gain from the Armenians. The term Genocide is very frequently used in recent times. It is a Latin compound made up of two words. Gens, meaning people or race, and the root meaning cid meaning to destroy. In 1915, the Turks of the Ottoman Empire massacred the Armenians. While these series of massacres that started in 1894 were taking place, where was the US? The US did not step
The Rebellion Against Victorianism The 1890's was in time for transfor
The Rebellion Against Victorianism The 1890's was in time for transfor
The Rebellion Against Victorianism The 1890's was in time for transformation for the English society. After Queen Victoria died the heart of the Victorian culture seemed to fade. England was beginning to experience economic competition from other states and a gradual decline from its former pinnacle of power. Politically, the Parliament experienced some fundamental power shifts after the turn of the century. This essay will address the climate of change in the English culture and its expressions
Harlem Renaissance
Harlem Renaissance
Harlem Renaissance 17-04-04 “A heightened concern with artistic form and a concern for representing the social world are not at odds with one another. Indeed, new social forms require new forms of representation.” Poets and writers associated with the Harlem Renaissance manage to both represent and contradict this statement, depending on the point at which we analyze them As a relatively new social caste they saw opportunities in modern forms of artistic expression like jazz or the blues, but th
In order to be a true tragedy
In order to be a true tragedy
In order to be a true tragedy Honore de Balzac’s Pere Goriot although being a story filled with sadness and the downfall of people in power can never be defined as a tragedy. There is no doubt that Honore de Balzac’s Pere Goriot tells a sad tale, almost to the point of being tragic, but it is no tragedy. Too often are stories with sad endings end up being labeled as tragedies because of nescience. The rules that define a tragedy are extremely specific, and Pere Goriot does not fit enough of them
The Aeneid
The Aeneid
The Aeneid The Aeneid, by Virgil Honors-H211 3/29/04 The Aeneid, by Virgil, is an epic that attempts to define and illustrate the founding of the Roman Empire. As the story progresses, Virgil uses two strong human emotions: pietas, and impious furor. Pietas is duty towards the Gods, country, and family. Impious furor, in contrast, is the feeling of fury and passion. These two emotions are consistently at odds with each other within ones’ self. Some characters within the epic, just as in life, ar
What appears to be the aims of the playwright in An Inspector Calls
What appears to be the aims of the playwright in An Inspector Calls
What appears to be the aims of the playwright in “An Inspector Calls”? The play An Inspector Calls was written in 1945 within a week of World War Two ending but is set before World War One. J B Priestley wrote this play intentionally as he wanted to see a dramatic social change and used the play to state his passion for social equality. The time span between the dates used (1945-1912) is to make us aware of what has happened and learn from mistakes made. It seems as though Priestley hoped his pl
Ashoka
Ashoka
Ashoka All men are my children. I am like a father to them. As every father desires the good and the happiness of his children, I wish that all men should be happy always. These are the words of an emperor who lived two thousand and three hundred years ago. We see in history how even mere chieftains grew arrogant and used their powers selfishly and unjustly. But the emperor who said the above words ruled over the greater part of India. He had the power of life and death over millions of his subj
The Spanish Armada of 1588
The Spanish Armada of 1588
The Spanish Armada of 1588 In 1588 the Armada set sail on what would become one of the biggest naval mistakes known throughout history. Philip II of Spain had intentions of reviving Catholicism and in doing so he believed that England must undergo reform along with other Protestant areas. The Armada was an integral piece in solving this puzzle for Philip. His intentions were to use the Armada as a shield for invading England. Alexander Parma was to take Philip’s army and unite with the Armada fo
Brief History of the English Language
Brief History of the English Language
Brief History of the English Language OLD ENGLISH UNTIL 1066. A BRIEF HISTORY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE Old English (500-1100 AD) Old English Words The Angles came from an angle-shaped land area in contemporary Germany. Their name Angli from the Latin and commonly-spoken, pre-5th Century German mutated into the Old English Engle . Later, Engle changed to Angel-cyn meaning Angle-race by A.D. 1000, changing to Engla-land . Some Old English words which have survived intact include: feet, geese, teeth, me
Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Frankenstein Captain Robert Walton serves as a bridge for Victor Frankenstein, since both are adventurers, overreachers without boundaries. Learn from me . . . how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge, and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow. Curiosity gives their lives meaning, knowledge is their enemy. Victor conquerors nature through the pursuit of knowledge and ignores any morals and
Lord of the Rings Journal
Lord of the Rings Journal
Lord of the Rings Journal Year 9 Journal – Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien. Lord of the rings is a wonderful book about a magical land called Middle-Earth. The actual lord of the rings in an evil sorcerer named Sauron. In the fires of Mt Doom, Sauron forged a ring; in it he poured all his evil and dark spirit, this ring made him immortal and an undefeatable foe to the peaceful people of Middle earth. The ring then fell out of known existence after an epic battle during which the ring is cut from
Strange Meeting
Strange Meeting
Strange Meeting Question: Present a detailed commentary on the poem 'STRANGE MEETING' by Wilfred Owen. To include - Explanation of the ideas expressed in the poem. Links with specific moments with other Owen poems. Discussion of how the poem works in term of poetic technique. Answer: STRANGE MEETING is probably Owen’s most problematic poem. It’s title comes from Shelley’s “The Revolt of Islam” - “Gone forth whom no strange meeting did befall. It was written in the spring or early summer of 1918,
Antigone
Antigone
Antigone The Greek audience would have been familiar with the story told in Antigone and with the background of the characters. An understanding of Antigone's family and her father's fate helps to put the events of the play in context. Antigone is of the Labdacids, a great but star-crossed family. Her father was Oedipus. Oedipus was born of Laius and Jocasta, the rulers of Thebes, but his parents were warned in prophecy that the boy would grow up to murder his father and marry his mother. A herd
Double Consciousness
Double Consciousness
Double Consciousness “After the Egyptian and Indian, the Greek and Roman, the Teuton and Mongolian, the Negro is a sort of seventh son, born with a veil, and gifted with second-sight in this American world,—a world which yields him no true self-consciousness, but only lets him see himself through the revelation of the other world. It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a
Bhagavad-Gita
Bhagavad-Gita
Bhagavad-Gita The Bhagavad-Gita begins with the preparation of battle between the two opposing sides: on the left stands the collected armies of the one hundred sons of Dhritarashtra and on the right lies the soldiers of the Pandava brothers. Warring relatives feuding over the right to govern the land of Kurukshetra, both forces stand poised and ready to slaughter one another. The warrior Arjuna, leader of the Pandava armies, readies himself as his charioteer, the god Krishna, steers toward the
Paradise Lost
Paradise Lost
Paradise Lost John Milton divided the characters in his epic 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 Sata
Wiesel's Night is about what the Holocaust did not just to the Jews
Wiesel's Night is about what the Holocaust did not just to the Jews
Wiesel's Night is about what the Holocaust did, not just to the Jews, but by extension, to humanity. People all over the world were devastated by this atrocious act, and there are still people today who haven't overcome the effects. One example of the heinous acts of the Germans that stands out occurs at the end of the war, when Elie and the rest of the camp of Buna is being forced to transfer to Gleiwitz. This transfer is a long, arduous, and tiring journey for all who are involved. The weather
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PART ONE CONTENTS --------------------3 SELFREALISATION AND DIRECTION FOR THE ADOLESCENT PART TWO CONTENTS ---------------------59 MANIFESTATIONS OF AWARENESS PART THREE CONTENTS -----------------104 PHILOSOPHICAL CONTENTS PART ONE. BOLD = MAIN TITLES. REGULAR = SUB TITLES. ----------------------------------------------------------------PAGE FORWARD -----------------------------------------------------4 INTELLECTUALITY -----------------------------------------8 DEDICATION ----------------------
Throughout 476 AD to 1350 AD the Middle Ages reigned Life was about th
Throughout 476 AD to 1350 AD the Middle Ages reigned Life was about th
Throughout 476 A.D. to 1350 A.D. the Middle Ages reigned. Life was about that one code. The Code of Chivalry. Chivalry, the order of knighthood and especially the code of knightly behavior, was a feature of the High and later Middle Ages in western Europe. In the Middle Ages life was about glory, honor, and those oh so important ten guidelines. Those ten guidelines are: unswerving belief in the church and obedience to her teachings willingly to defend the church, respect, honor and defend the la
Erskine Caldwells Tobacco Road
Erskine Caldwells Tobacco Road
Erskine Caldwell’s Tobacco Road: Socio-economic Critique or Spectacle? Erskine Caldwell’s 1932 Tobacco Road depicts the plight of a family of poor white farmers in Georgia. By setting his novel some eleven years since the big war, Caldwell locates his depiction within a specific socio-economic milieu, that of the Great Depression (10). While Caldwell does take pains to detail the economic forces that shape the lives of the members of the sharecropping Lester family, his exaggerated characteriz
The story The Sky Is Gray by Ernest J Gaines takes place during a co
The story The Sky Is Gray by Ernest J Gaines takes place during a co
The story The Sky Is Gray by Ernest J. Gaines takes place during a cold winter in the town of Bayonne, Louisiana. The time is around 1942 when millions of men were being drafted into World War II. James is a young black boy who must take charge of his family while his father is away in the army. James character begins learning how to become the man of the family during these trying times. He also discovered that compassion was not necessarily race oriented. In so doing James learned to stand u
Woe be to thee O Constantinople seated on seven hills
Woe be to thee O Constantinople seated on seven hills
Woe be to thee, O Constantinople, seated on seven hills, thou shall not continue a thousand years. What made the majority of people in Constantinople believe in prophecies saying that the city would not last forever and that they are doomed? In the years before the Turkish conquest it was known that the reign of anti-Christ could not long be delayed. What made the proud people and ancestors of the Roman Empire lose all hope and will to react? After withstanding 22 previous sieges, the first i
The Vikings
The Vikings
The Vikings Viking History The Vikings were a group of Scandinavian raiders that were around from about the 8th century to the 11th. They mainly attacked the British Islands , the Frankish empire, England, but they also plundered places such as the Iberian peninsula and northern Africa. Vikings did not always settle into the places that they found, for instance after exploring North America they left the place never to return again. Even so, after landing on Greenland they colonized themselves
Journal Entry On Novel THE GOOD EARTH BY PEARL BUCK
Journal Entry On Novel THE GOOD EARTH BY PEARL BUCK
Journal Entry On Novel THE GOOD EARTH, BY PEARL BUCK. Surviving In the City. Dear Journal, After the long trip to this city in South, we could barely move. I heard Wang talking to the coarse-mouthed man in the fire dragon. As he said people in South don’t value rice very much and a bowl of rice doesn’t cost much. So we tried to find some kind of shop where we could get some rice for small price. As we were walking through the city, I’ve noticed that people here don’t know the word “hunger”. Eve
CHIPS
CHIPS
CHIPS Some say Michael Jordan is basketball others like to disagree, but there is no controversy to the statement, Mr. Chips was Brooksfield. Mr. Chippers, also known as Mr. Chips, was a legend to Brooksfield. As a young man he started teaching at Brooksfield, where he later stated that the scariest moment of his life wasn’t when a bomb almost hit Brooksfield or when he got ill but the first time he ever walked down the Big Hall at the age of 22. He started off as a normal teacher, respected bu
The Holocaust Walter Sawan
The Holocaust Walter Sawan
The Holocaust Walter Sawan The word Holocaust means “widespread destruction.” It took place during World War II as Adolf Hitler’s plan of conquering the world. Hitler, the Nazi Dictator, planned to carry out his plan by destroying the Jewish population. The Holocaust first came into perspective when Adolf Hitler took power in 1933. At first Hitler has harsh laws put on the Jewish religion to minimize their power and freedom. Such laws included not being allowed in public stores. The actual star
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar Self-Concepts in Julius Caesar All people have definite concepts of self. In different situations, one may feel short, tall, smart, slow, fast, talkative, reserved, etceteras. These self-concepts are usually very different than how others opinions of us. Depending on one's actions, words or even tone of voice, one may misrepresent oneself and be misinterpreted. One may be so arrogant or so humble that they prevent themselves from seeing themselves through others' eyes. In William
Critical Book Review Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin
Critical Book Review Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin
.Critical Book Review: Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin Uncle Tom's Cabin is the story of the trials and tribulations of slaves in Kentucky a few years prior to the dawn of the Civil War. Although there are many characters in this novel, all with their own adventures and character, the book mostly focuses on two slaves, Uncle Tom and Eliza. Uncle Tom and Eliza both worked for Mas'r Shelby on his plantation in Kentucky near the Kentucky-Ohio border. Tom is the most trusted and loyal o
EE Cummings is the author of many well-known poems He has a huge colle
EE Cummings is the author of many well-known poems He has a huge colle
E.E. Cummings is the author of many well-known poems. He has a huge collection of poems that are greatly respected. The poems he has written are very different in style than many other poems that have been written by other authors. E.E. was very involved in the transcendentalism era of writing. In one work of his he incorporated the battle of aging and youth. E.E. Cummings displays complex and original poetic structures in “old age sticks”. E.E. Cummings lived during the early 1900’s during WWI
Comparative Analysis of Booker T Washington and Nat Love
Comparative Analysis of Booker T Washington and Nat Love
Comparative Analysis of Booker T. Washington and Nat Love During the period of Reconstruction directly following the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation, there existed an aura of optimism and wishful thinking about the future of race relations in the United States. Many white people felt that the freed slaves and white America working together as freed men would only help the United States prosper as a country. In turn, many of these well wishers aided the cause of African Americans to
The Affects of the Holocaust
The Affects of the Holocaust
The Affects of the Holocaust The Holocaust was a tragic point in history which many people believe never happened. Others who survived it thought it should never have been. Not only did this affect the people who lived through it, it also affected everyone who was connected to those fortunate individuals who survived. The survivors were lucky to have made it but there are times when their memories and flashbacks have made them wish they were the ones who died instead of living with the horrible
History of Roman Government
History of Roman Government
History of Roman Government The Romans have had almost every type of government there is. They've had a kingdom, a republic, a dictatorship, and an empire. Their democracy would be the basis for most modern democracies. The people have always been involved with and loved their government, no matter what kind it was. They loved being involved in the government, and making decisions concerning everyone. In general, the Romans were very power-hungry. This might be explained by the myth that they a