• Fear Humility And Courage In
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    Fear, Humility, and Courage in The Red Badge of Courage In The Red Badge of Courage Henry Fleming, the main character grows up in a small town and signs up for the army against his mother will because he dreams of being a hero. Henry enlists in the 304 th Regiment of New York Volunteers. However, after Henry joins the regiment he finds that his emotions are all mixed up. Henry wonders how he will act when confronted with enemy fire. In The Red Badge of Courage, Crane uses symbolism to show Henry...
  • Red Badge Of Courage And The Thin Red Line
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    I recently watched The Thin Red Line. Not the new, 1998 version however; accidentally picked up the 1964 black and white picture. The story line and plot going on in the movie is very hard to understand, and I read very different from the book The Thin Red Line, but I got the main gist of it. The main character in the movie is a very young solider and the sergeant of the company they are in. The movie starts off on a naval ship and the sergeant is yelling at the solider because he needs to finis...
  • Dead Man Soldier Death Poems
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    Compare and Contrast: 'Dead Man's Dump' by Rosenberg and 'dulce et Decorum est " by Owen In the poems 'Dead Man's Dump' by Isaac Rosenberg and 'Dulce et Decorumest' by Wilfred Owen the main concern of these poets is to relay the theme of death. They want to let the reader feel the action, to see it with there own eyes. Both stories portray realistic imagery in many ways. The conflict that the dying soldier goes through in Rosenberg's poem and the struggle that the soldier has lunging for his mas...
  • A Soldier War Picture Men
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    As I sat and thought about what would catch and hold a reader by the nose, an old picture on the wall distracted me. It's not much of a picture, just a group of guys at work in a rather desolate place. This picture has rather special meaning to me, and carries with it a whole assortment of memories. The unknown is always worse then the known. Don't listen to rumors or try to imagine what it's like here. This is a modern sophisticated, highly technical, well-planned war. One I am sure I will ret...
  • King Soldier Dwarf Daughter
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    Magic Lighter Once upon a time, there was a soldier who served his king for many years. When war was over the king sent the soldier away and gave him nothing in return. With heavy heart he left the king and walked all day until he came to a house that belonged to an old witch. The witch let him in on a condition that he will do a task for her. She asked him to get a lighter out of an old dry well. When she was about to pull him out of the well, she told him to give her the lighter first, but th...
  • The Red Badge Of Courage
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    Henry Fleming, also called the youth, is the main character in The Red Badge of Courage. He decided to enlist in the army in hopes of gaining experience and being a part of the war. Although his mother was against him joining the army, Henry wanted the adventure and glory of being part of the war. Henry had many battles to fight within himself. He put off the facade that he was a very confident and strong soldier. But in actuality he was very unsure of himself. He always would question his own ...
  • Killed In Football War Soldier Game
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    Survival of the Fittest John McMurtry, in his essay "Kill 'Em! Crush 'Em! Eat 'Em Raw!" states "that body shattering is the very point of football, as killing and maiming are of war." The main points the author makes are based on words such as "for the kill" and "casualties." There cannot be an equal comparison between war and football because football is entertainment, but by definition, war, in its purest form, is survival. The three differences in football and war are the draft, the attack, a...
  • Sassoon War Soldier Experience
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    In the early 20 th century, many poets began to undertake a broad literary movement which was a reaction against the Romanticism of the 19 th century, the purpose of which was to depict more realistic situations, rather than the more sentimental aspects of the poems that preceded them. The effects of World War I, which lasted from 1914 to 1918, had a great effect on this "modernist" movement. In Siegfried Sassoon's "A Working Party," we can begin to see this modern realism through the use of har...
  • Explication Of Dulce Et Decorum Est
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    Explication of "Dulce et Decorum Est" In Dulce et Decorum Est Wilfred Owen explores the harsh conditions and realities of war. The burdens of war and the overwhelming weariness faced by soldiers are described in the first ten lines of the poem. Many soldiers in World War I did not have the proper training and equipment to fight a war. The long marches to battle through bad conditions wore the soldiers down and caused their reaction times to be down. The author is expressing the weariness of the ...
  • Baron Von Steuben Continental Army
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    The Prussian Baron von Steuben, being a newcomer to the Revolutionary cause in America, was in a position to see many of the deficiencies in military discipline and their causes. The reasons for his unique insight may have be endue to the fact that he was distanced from the revolutionary ideals in America, and as a result, was able to better observe and understand them; and ultimately use them to shape his new and successful form of discipline in the Continental Army. Most of the commanders of t...
  • Platoon War Movie Soldiers
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    Platoon was a movie of the 1980's that focused on the Veit nam war. Platoon was written as an anti-war film, showing a lot of the negative aspects of the war. Platoon was a special film because of the 360 degree filming style that shows all angles of the war. The film was written and directed by Oliver Stone, who fought in Vietnam. He had a dream to make a movie about the war that is not fictional but how he actual remembered the movie. This movie has a sum what hard to fallow plot trying to emu...
  • Evolution Of A Soldier
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    Henry Becomes A Man In the book The Red Badge of Courage, Henry changes in many ways as a soldier. In the beginning of the story he is scared of battle and runs, yet by the end of the book he is a true soldier. Many important events shape Henry s evolution into a veteran soldier. Many of Henry s own glorified notions of war are what make him so wary and unsure of himself. A major turning point in the story is when Henry receives his head wound and lets everyone believe he was shot. Another of H...
  • A Battle Into Adulthood Red Badge
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    A Battle for Adulthood Throughout the novel The Red Badge of Courage, written by Stephen Crane, a theme is portrayed within a battle that takes place during the Civil War. It is that each person must find the courage to win his or her won battle for maturity or adulthood. A soldier, who is also the main character, Henry Fleming, exemplifies this theme. Henry Fleming begins as an immature soldier who enlists in the army without knowing a reason why. Henry has a romantic view of the war, and expec...
  • Uniforms In The Civil War
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    Imagine you are a Union soldier in the beginning of the civil war. You are at your first battle and you can hardly see anything with clouds of smoke and dust blocking your view. In your confusion you shoot at anyone that is dressed in the color of the confederate uniform. You end up killing three soldiers on your own side. This was a common situation in the beginning of the Civil War. Many inexperienced soldiers would fire on anyone who was wearing the enemy's color and end up killing people on ...
  • Younger Sister Children Holden Soldier
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    Children are typically associated with innocence, security, and salvation. The Catcher in the Rye, Franny and Zooey, and For Esme With Love and Squalor have more in common than having J. D. Salinger as their author. In each of these works, children are portrayed as a window to happiness, and as an escape from the problems going on in the characters' lives. In The Catcher in the Rye, the main character is a troubled teen named Holden. He is in a stage of life where he is afraid to move forward i...
  • Speeches Paul Keating Australian Soldier
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    How has Paul Keating used language to present his views in his speech on such a solemn and important occasion? Paul Keating uses many different and effective forms of language to present his views. Keating uses forms of past tense, relevant statistics, comparison, and grouping the Australian soldier as no-one, but at the same time, everyone. Keating's' first line of his speech is ' We do not know this Australian's name and we never will' with this line, Keating instantly shows his audience what ...
  • The Roman Military Made Soldiers Soldier
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    The Roman Army reached its peak during the imperial period. It provided Rome with the power to extend its borders to include much of Europe and the Middle East. But as Rome started to increase its territory it made it difficult for the army to defend it. As other empires started to grow and invaded Rome Number of times the Roman army crumbled and eventually fell. At the beginning of Roman history the Roman military was made up of number of divisions, they equipped themselves with armor they made...
  • Alcohol And Drug Control
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    Alcohol and Drug Prevention and Control Program ADAPCP The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program (ADAPCP) is a substance abuse treatment program used in the Armed Forces. The DA's policy on alcohol is that "abuse or excessive use of alcohol will not be condoned or accepted as part of any military tradition, ceremony, or event.' This program is mandated by the public law 92-129, which is a law that mandated a program (ADAPCP) for the identification and treatment of drug and alcoho...
  • French Soldier Paul War Kill
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    I. a) Why didn't he kill the French soldier? Paul hesitated to kill the French soldier because the littlest ounce in his body felt remorse towards the suffering soldier. Paul did have some thoughts in killing him, but when he thought about it, he just could not bring himself to kill him. He talked to the soldier and explained how their country did not know what they were doing to each other. Paul just wanted to increase the peace and he felt killing the French soldier would not do any good, sin...
  • An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge
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    Peyton Farquhar, a confederate civilian, lives in South Alabama. He owns a plantation and is thirty-five years old. Even though he is a civilian, he is a very loyal confederate. The story starts off with Farquhar being prepared to be hung. As he is standing there on the railroad bridge, he stares down into the water that is far below him. He notices a sound. A very slow sound. This is the sound of his watch ticking. This shows that time seems like it is slowing down to him. He thinks to himself...