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    From previous biographical information (J-46), anybody can discover that his mother had “to remain virtually all her life in Algiers, and the equation Maman=Algerie= Maman” remained prevalent to him all his life. Thus, one of the reasons that Camus’ short story, “The Guest”, takes place in Algeria has to be closely correlated with his mother. The first instance of the novel taking place in remote Algeria is, “Then Dar had spent long hours in his room, leaving it only to go to the shed and feed the chickens or get some coal. Fortunately, the delivery truck from Tadjid, the nearest village to the north, had brought his supplies two days before the blizzard. (372)” In this quote, it shows the remote nature of the villages in Algeria. Because of his intimate connection regarding Algeria and his mother, Camus knows critical information regarding Algeria and often uses Algeria…

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    Oppression in The Battle of Algiers The Battle of Algiers, directed by Gillo Pontecorvo follows the course of the Algerian war that continued from 1954 to 1962. It was known that Algerians wanted to be free from control of the French government that was present in Algeria at the time. The film captures the struggles of the Algerians as the continued to fight for their autonomy. As a result of the ongoing violence, oppression was felt by both the Algerians and French settlers. French…

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    Battle Of Algiers

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    hard to make any sense out of the sheer multitude of sensory experiences. Looking at something small, in contrast, is simple and easy to understand. Therefore, a useful way in understanding the whole would be to look at individual parts, and eventually the sum of the parts will lead to a conception of the entire entity. Richard Feynman’s The Character of Physical Law utilizes this very theory to promote an understanding of fundamental physical law in the hopes elevating the beauty that people…

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    Colonialism is the establishment of a country in another territory often through domination politically and culturally. This act generally occurs with a dominant, superior power and a smaller, lower-ranking area. However, in some cases, the lesser country will not easily allow such colonization to take place. A great example would be the Algerian’s fight for decolonization against the French. This occurrence was examined thoroughly through a film called The Battle of Algiers, which allowed the…

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    Battle Of Algiers Analysis

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    Response to The Battle of Algiers Can violence ever be justified? This is always a thorny question. During the peaceful era, the answer seem to be rather straightforward— in order to achieve social harmony, no violence should be justified. However, when situation complicates, it seem to be hard to give such a simple reply. After reading Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth and watching the Battle of Algiers, I think, in the colonial context, it is justifiable for the colonized to use…

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    Third cinema is heavily influenced by Neorealism, and in the film Battle of Algiers it is very present. The opening of the movie for example when the man is forced to wear the military uniform and expose the man in the wall and his family in hiding , lays out a narrative of a current conflict with the militia and the citizens of the town. Which is an example of both third cinema and neorealism, because one of the traits of both is that there is some type of political or social issue…

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    we see a transformation of the émigrés way of perceiving themselves, especially in the English colonies. They considered themselves “Americans”. Why did the immigrants suddenly view themselves as “Americans”? One reason may be that the War united them and through that they could create a unique identity for themselves and through that they formed a national identity. Nevertheless, some forms of the “American” man began forming before the War, with writers such as Smith and Crèvecoeur and then…

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    Algiers is the part of the New Orleans on the west bank of the Mississippi River. Officially it is the Fifth Municipal District and Fifteenth ward of the Orleans Parish. Algiers Point resides within Algiers, the only part of New Orleans located on the West Bank. According to the National Register Historic Places, Algiers Point is the second oldest neighborhood in New Orleans, the first being the French Quarter (Bronston 171). Algiers Point is boarder by the curve of the Mississippi River on…

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    In the movie, “The Battle of the Algiers”, I am able to learn about the Algiers revolt against the French military and paratroopers. The French ruling forced Algerians into confinement by using laws and regulation .The movie emphasizes Algiers tactics in fighting against the French, as well as its prominent leaders, including the death of Ali la Pointe. The Europeans invaded and turn Algeria into a French colony around 1830. This was in response to the Ottoman Empire attacking European…

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    “This is a racial incident... it represents one simple thing: black people want control of black communities” Rev. Albert Cleage, Detroit religious leader, declared (Cleage 1). In Detroit 1967, racial riots enclosed the entire city. Mobs looted and burned hundreds of stores. The riots spread sporadically. In The Algiers Motel Incident, Officer David Senak explains, “the people [carried] gasoline cans into stores and actually burning them” (Hersey 56). The city of Detroit imposed a curfew on the…

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