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  • Enemy Sniper
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    War can destroy a man both in body and mind for the rest of his life. In "The Sniper", Liam O'Flaherty suggests the horror of war not only by presenting its physical dangers, but also by showing its psychological effects. We are left to wonder which has the longer lasting effect-the visible physical scars or the ones on the inside? In this story the author shows how location plays a big part in how physically dangerous a war is. Gunshots heard throughout the city are a sign of how close the figh...
  • Kernan's Love Of The War
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    A Man's Vision of Love: An Examination of William Broyles Jr.'s Esquire Article "Why Men Love War " History 266 Sec 004 The University of Michigan 11-22-2000 Prepared For Ken Swope Prepared By Mike Martinez "Men love war because it allows them to look serious. Because they imagine it is the one thing that stops women laughing at them. In it they can reduce women to the status of objects. This is the great distinction between the sexes. Men see objects, women see the relationship between objects....
  • Wage War For Our Brothers And Sisters
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    At night I toss and turn watching my mind's replay of people jumping out of the WTC, a hundred stories up. I hold back tears at every US flag flying at half-mast, at every sign of solidarity. I struggle to talk, to smile, to hope. I'm explosive. My fury is the rumbling building; my heart pumps jet fuel. My mind burns and tears at the walls of reality, and my world crumbles. All that is left is a bent and smoldering fury and not a soul upon which to direct it. War. Our flag waves war. Red, war. W...
  • Psychological Effects On The Sniper
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    In 'The Sniper'; Liam O' Flaherty suggest the horror of war not only by presenting its physical dangers but also by showing its psychological effects. The story takes place in Dublin around the beleaguered Four Courts in the middle of the city where gunfire of heavy guns, machine guns, and rifles break the silence around the sniper because of a civil war that is especially dangerous because the enemy looked similar to yourself. The sniper is on the roof in a vulnerable situation because there is...
  • One Of Gene's Enemies
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    A Separate Peace Dealing with enemies has been a problem since the beginning of time. 'I never killed anybody,' ; Gene had commented later in his life, 'And I never developed an intense level of hatred for the enemy. Because my war ended before I ever put on a uniform, I was on active duty all my time at Devon; I killed my enemy there. ' ; In A Separate Peace, by John Knowles, the value of dealing with enemies is shown by Gene, who was dealing with few human enemies, but his emotions created far...
  • Written Characters
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    John Marsden's A Killing Frost passes all three of my tests (and please forgive my purposefully hazy focus on "good writing", but I must have some quirks as a book reviewer! ). Sensory detail pervades this novel of war, told from the point of view of a teenager who, with her friends, becomes a partisan against an intractable enemy that has invaded her homeland. The homeland in question is Australia, and we are treated to a gorgeous anthology of landscapes and how they affect the characters, from...
  • Caesars Enemies
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    Caesar the Politician Caesar Ronald Syme, the author of the assigned passage, is one of the leading ancient historians of the present. He was an Oxford professor, and wrote the Roman Revolution in the late 1930's. To Syme, one-person rule was not appealing to him. He lived in a time of WWII, and leaders like Hitler. By the time Syme began to write, there was much more research on the dismal side of Caesars monarchy than earlier authors, such as Theodor Mommsen had. Syme argues that in the Roman ...
  • Enemy Trench
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    17th January 19171st Winchester Regiment Dearest Mother, I hope this letter reaches you as many others who have sent letters have not had their letters reach their intended destination and have met a short end. I also apologise for not writing to you sooner, although finding time to write is becoming increasingly more difficult as we push towards the German front line. Every day we are bombarded by shells and a good man comes to the end of his life, whether it be from the aforementioned shells o...
  • War With Mexico Offensive Minded Artillery
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    HOW ARE BATTLES WON The logical attempt to define strategy in War comes to us from many resources. There are many defining examples of teachings of the art of war. In this compilation I have chosen to take a look at the American war in the 1860's from a European perspective of the very early days of war. Machiavelli: The Roman armies were a carefully selected militia whose soldiers came from rural areas. The Roman armies were of moderate size, and foot soldiers were their backbone; the value of ...
  • Change Caputo
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    By Tony Manning A Rumor of War is a griping eloquently written story telling of the trials and tribulations of a young Lieutenant Caputo and how his views changed with the course of the war. It demonstrates how morality is juxtaposed with duty and honor. It portrays how "ordinary" men become killers. The book concentrates on the units that Caputo served in, but also reflects that the enemy must be compelled to feel the same way and Caputo begins to realize there is little difference in man in wa...
  • Respect By Other Nations The Vietnam War
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    Theron Ever age POLS 301 March 20, 2003 Why we should not have fought the Vietnam War Ask the class, do all wars have a winner and loser: Sometimes the answer to the question who won or lost reminds me of those who, having lost a football game, retort, "We beat you in the statistics". In football what matters is the final score, not how many first downs, completed passes, yards per carry, or how few penalties a team gets on its way to victory or defeat. USA 90% destroyed, Russia 100% destroyed: ...
  • War Iraqi Freedom From Iraq's Oil
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    Ever wondered what it felt like to be caught between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea? That is how the Government of India feels right now. And that is why, a week after the war began, and months after talk of war began, India is only now beginning to criticise the war. There is no doubt that even though India values its growing closeness to the United States, the present war is simply not justifiable; if anything, it sets a dangerous precedent, leaving New Delhi little choice but to speak up. Th...
  • Enemy To T Helper Cells
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    Defence is an issue that has to be given top priority by a country for the continuance of its existence. Nations have always to watch out for all kinds of internal and external threats, assaults, risks of wars and terrorist actions. This is why they allocate a great part of their official budgets to defence. Armies are provided with the most advanced aircraft, ships, and arms, and the forces of defence are always kept at the highest level of preparedness. The human body is surrounded by a great ...

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