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  • Sir Brian De Bois Guilbert
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    In the book Ivanhoe, by Sir Walter Scott, a knight named Ivanhoe devotes his life to keeping to the codes of chivalry. The general setting is in England, where the way of life is medieval. Respect and loyalty are two of the character traits that Ivanhoe has. These are two very important traits because without them, what kind of person would he be For example, in the beginning of the book Ivanhoe is known as the Disinherited Knight because his father, Cedric of Saxon, disinherits him; however, ev...
  • Foot Lead By Shaw
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    Robert Gould Shaw was a son of wealthy Boston abolitionists. At 23 he enlisted to fight in the war between the states. The movie opens by Robert reading one of many letters he writes home. He is captain of 100 Union soldiers most of whom are older than himself. He speaks of the spirit of his men and how they are enthusiastic about fighting for their country just like the men in The Revolutionary war only this time they were fighting to give blacks freedom and to live in a United country where al...
  • Strong Menelaos Calls Upon Aias
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    ' Yet if somewhere I could only get some word of Aias of the great war cry, we two might go, and keep the spirit of battle even in the face of divinity, if we might win the body for Peli d Achilleus. It would be out best among evils. ' Iliad Ch. 17 Ln. 101-105 This is a quote from Homer's Iliad in which Menelaos and Aias are both fighting for the Greeks. This quote is talking about how Menelaos, a Greek warrior, called on Aias to stand firm in the face of a great fighting and danger. This danger...
  • Book For Readers
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    The Red Badge of Courage The Red Badge of Courage, a novel by Stephen Crane, is a captivating book. It is the story of a young man who becomes a soldier and fights during an episode of the Civil War. In this book, not only does he fight the Rebels, but he fights his fears. Entering the battle a fearful youth, he comes out a brave warrior. I recommend this book for several reasons, the most important being the theme and characterization, which go hand in hand throughout the book. The theme is tha...
  • Achilles And Hector
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    Two of the main characters in the Iliad are Achilles and Hector. Other than being great warriors, they have little in common. There are fundamental differences in their character. Hector, a great leader and family man is a protector of the people. Achilles, on the other hand is self-centered warrior, his motivation for fighting is for glory and remembrance. One of the glaring differences between the two men is their motive for battle. Achilles makes a decision to go to war because the gods have ...
  • Chamberlain's Troops
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    Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, as depicted in Michael Shaara's The Killer Angels, was a leader of great valiance and courage. His actions at the Battle of Gettysburg exemplify his persistence, tenacity, and bravery. He had learned from McClellan, the former general in chief of the Union Army, the two things an officer must do to lead men. You must care for your men's welfare. You must show physical courage. Chamberlain wisely chose to follow the advice of his senior officer. The greatest of his ma...
  • Heroic Code
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    Man, supposing you and I, escaping this battle Would be able to live on forever, ageless, immortal, So neither would I myself go on fighting in the foremost Nor would I urge you into fighting where men win glory. But now, seeing that the spirits of death stand close about us In their thousands, no man an turn aside nor escape them, Let us go on and win glory for ourselves, or yield to others Sarpedon speaks this passage to Glaukos, why Sarpedon was chosen to speak these words might be because he...
  • Long Patrol
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    Brian Jacques was born in Liverpool, England where he still lives today and writes all of his books. Brian Jacques is well known for his writing of the Redwall book series. His other professions involved him being longshoreman, a stand-up comedian, a long-distance truck driver, and a playwright. Brian Jacques started writing these books as stories for children with disabilities at a special school in his hometown of Liverpool. The Berkley Publishing Group 1997 I would definitely recommend this b...
  • Soldiers In The Battle At Gettysburg
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    For Another Man's Freedom " All men are created equal', but the men this is pertaining to are not the men losing blood in this battle at Gettysburg. The men losing their lives in this war are men fighting for what they believe in, for the benefit of their suggested equals. Stepping forward, and then looking back; these memories, and the impact these memories have, are not and will never be forgotten. The blood which was shed in this great battle at Gettysburg could never be forgotten. The blood ...
  • Battle The Confederates
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    Selected Views of the Battle of Gettysburg On July 1st of 1863 the battle of Gettysburg began. The battle was more less an unexpected disaster; neither side had planed the battle they ended up in the same place and the battle begun. There where many wounded and many casualties. Much like the final battle in The Red Badge of Courage when most of Henry's regiment is wiped out by a daring charge. This charge leads to the downfall of the Confederacy as well as the fall of Henry's regiment. 3 days be...
  • Patroclus Inferiority To Achilles In Battle
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    The Fate Of Patroclus Throughout The Iliad Of Homer, the constant theme of death is inherently apparent. Each main character, either by a spear or merely a scratch from a narrow, was wounded or killed during the progression of the story. For Zeus's on, Sarpedon, it was a spear through the heart, and for Hector, it was the bronze of the mighty Achilles through his neck which caused his early demise. It seems that no one could escape an agonizing fate. Of these deaths, the most interesting and int...
  • Battle For Maturity
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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...
  • Thanes In The Battle Of Maldon
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    Comitatus The concept of comitatus is important for understanding the actions and attitudes of a thane and his relationship to his lord. A band of thanes pledged themselves to a feudal lord who was known for his bravery and generosity. They swore to defend him to their death, and they considered it shameful to leave the battlefield if their chief was slain. According to their loyal code, if their leader was killed, his life must be avenged. He was their lord, and they were his loyal, proud retai...
  • Killer Angels The Battle Of Gettysburg
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    This is an outstanding book about the Battle of Gettysburg, even though it is fictional. The Killer Angels The Battle of Gettysburg brought the fighting North and South together to the small town of Gettysburg and on the edge of splitting the Union. Gettysburg could closely be compared to Judgement Day and this book gives a day-to-day account of the battle that made America's future. The historical account of the Battle of Gettysburg in Killer Angels, uses the facts of the battle as seen through...
  • Friendship Between General Armistead And General Hancock
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    Killer Angels Paper The Human Factor in the American Civil War Michael Shaara's fictional novel, The Killer Angels, is based on the Battle of Gettysburg in the American Civil War. The novel allows the reader to recognize the heart and courage of the more than two million men that fought in the war. Shaara focuses the reader to better understand the reason why these men fight and the meaning of the war. Ultimately, the reader observes that the war is fought on an individual level as much as a gov...
  • Battle Of Gettysburg
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    The Civil War is one of the darkest chapters in the history of America. This was a war that tore a nation in half while pitting brother against brother, and neighbor against neighbor as the South battled the North for its independence and separation from the union. At the heart of this division was the belief by southerners that they should be able to own slaves and keep blacks under oppression. The Killer Angels gives a story like depiction of the Civil War while focusing the main attention on ...
  • Name Sitting Bull
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    Sitting Bull (1834? -1890) was a famous medicine man and leader of the Hunk papa band of the Teton Sioux Indians. Many people think that he was the leader of the Indians at the battle of the Little Bighorn, on June 25, 1876, in which Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer died. Actually, Sitting Bull acted only as the leading medicine man in the preparations for the battle. The year before, he had received a vision that all his enemies would be delivered into his hands. In the spring of 1876, Sitti...
  • Very Strong Will Against Corruption In Parliament
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    Serious Battle Against Corruption is a Must! Justice Minister C emil Cicek announced that the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government will present to Parliament, as soon as possible, a draft law that includes an effective battle against bank looters. Cicek also wants Parliament to discuss this issue urgently. Undoubtedly, the most important problem in Turkey is corruption economy. The most competent administrators report that [bank] siphoning is the main cause of the economic crisis. Almo...

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